Friday, February 19, 2010
Liveblog: ROC 28 Part 4
Lennox Chance of AFC Kickboxing and Nick Pace of TSMMA enter the cage to do the dance. Some of you may remember Pace knocking out his opponent with a flying knee at a Bellator event last year. Well, I interviewed Pace after that and he informed me that, yes, he does actually know how to levitate, so we'll see if he repeats the feat tonight. And... the two waste no time engaging, with Pace scoring the takedown, working methodically into mount, taking Chance's back and getting the tap out at 1:37 of the first round. No levitation, but the TSMMA fighter gets the job done. Mike Medrano of AMA FC and Jose Viera of Team Greg Jackson are up. Medrano is a heavy-handed fireplug with a reputation for hard-fought wars, while Viera likes to catch rattlesnakes with his bare hands and eat them, so we'll see how this one goes. Round 1 has Medrano swinging for the fences as usual, but Viera has his reach deficit figured out quickly and manages to get him down and punish him. Viera gets docked a point in Round 2 for kneeing his foe in the dome when he's on the ground, yet Medrano edges ahead anyway with his punching and seals the deal with a guillotine at 1:37 of the third round.