Friday, March 19, 2010

Liveblog: UCC Part 3

It's time for Claudio Ledesma vs. Jimmie Rivera. The first round can be described with one word: "control". As in, Rivera has it completely. From his insurmountable sprawl to his throws to his positional dominance on the ground, Rivera totally dictates where this one is fought. Round 2 is again all Rivera, as is Round 3, and though Ledesma hangs tough and defends Rivera's sub attempts well, there's no question the TSMMA rep has earned the unanimous decision when time runs out. Ultra-old schooler Glen Sandull enters to take on FFA's Robert Rodriguez in a light-heavyweight contest. How old school is Sandull? He was Reality Fighting's heavyweight champ back in 1953. That's old school. Rodriguez, however, directed such fine films as "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "Desperado", so this one should be a barn-burner. The opening has Sandull doing what he does best, which is takedowns and ground and pound. Rodriguez is on to him though, and in Round 2 he manages to land some kicks and punches before Sandull inevitably puts him on his back. But all it takes is one mistake, which Sandull makes when he shoots and leaves his neck exposed. Rodriguez taps him with a guillotine at 1:11 of Round 3.

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