Friday, February 26, 2010

Liveblog: NBF 28 Part 2

First up is International Karate Academy's Geidrius Karavackas against Fight Factory's Kasheem Peterson in a welterweight fight. Like Deividas Taurosevicius and Mackens Semerzier, Karavackas upholds the grand tradition of having a dangerously unpronouncable name, and someone has to give the ring announcer the Heimlich Manuever when he attempts it. We'll see if he fights as well as them. And... he does, first feeding Peterson a healthy dose of right hand, landing a takedown, and alternating from mount to back-mount until Karavackas sinks the rear naked choke. The official time of the tap out is 2:57 of Round 1. Next up: Rich Lictawa of Motor City Boxing vs. Tim Carpenter of Team Balance at 205 pounds. Carpenter is undefeated, but he only fights about once every five years, so he remains a bit of an x-factor around these parts. Lictawa, meanwhile, is a Midwest import who likes to drink motor oil. Yikes. The first round sees Carpenter working for the favorable tie-up, Lictawa avoiding the ground, and the two peppering each other with strikes. Round 2 is more of the same. Carpenter is successful in getting Lictawa down in the third, and his ground and pound and positional dominance is enough for him to take the round - and the unanimous decision.

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