Friday, June 11, 2010

Liveblog: ROC 30 Part 4

Adolfo Sanchez of the Rhino Fight Team and BJJ Shore Academy's Ryan Vaccaro enter the cage for a lightweight pairing. Round 1 is all methodically grappling-game - Vaccaro on top after a successful takedown and Sanchez doing his best to neutralize his opponent's offense while whispering demoralizing phrases like "Your tattoos are ugly" and "You call that a haircut?" Other than Vaccaro gaining mount, Round 2 is exactly the same, and after Round 3 plays out in identical fashion, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Vaccaro has garnered the unanimous decision. Tong Dragon's Liam Kerrigan, who made a pretty successful transition from the amateurs to the pros, steps up to face his toughest test yet: Armory lightweight powerhouse Ed Guedes. Oh lordy, Round 1 is almost a carbon-copy of what Vaccaro did to Sanchez, although Guedes does manage to attempt a D'Arce in the waning seconds of the frame. Guedes is infinitely more effective with his ground and pound in Round 2, raining down fists until Kerrigan gives up his back, and continuing with the storm until ref Dan Miragliotta steps in. The official time of the TKO is 2:41 of the second round.

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