Friday, February 19, 2010
Liveblog: ROC 28 Part 2
It's Ryan Vaccaro of BJJ Shore Academy and Adam Ward of Gilbert Grappling's turn to rumble, and the opening round is all about Vaccaro getting top position, dodging Ward's triangles and kimura attempts, and dropping leather. For those who don't know, BJJ Shore Academy is Bill Scott's school, and in addition to possessing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Almeida, Scott has a few hundred years of wrestling experience as well (Scott used to do freestyle and Greco-Roman with Jesus and the Apostles). Some of that has definitely rubbed off on Vaccaro, as he continues with the takedowns and ground-and-pound in Rounds 2 and 3. Ward, however, threatens with two Peruvian Necktie attempts, is active off his back, and starts sprawling effectively by the last round. It ain't enough. Vaccaro takes the unanimous decision when time runs out. Ready for some lightning-like striking? Fight Firm's Tuan Pham and TSMMA's Louis Gaudinot are up, and given their history of decapitating their foes, it's doubtful this one is going to be a lay-and-pray festival. Yeah, as predicted this is a stand-up scrap, with each wary of the other, each probing for openings, and Gaudinot finding one first. Pham eats a nasty series of punches and drops, and the TSMMA rep is victorious via KO at 1:09 of the first round.