Saturday, June 5, 2010

Liveblog: ROC Amateurs Part 4

Tong Dragon fields another warrior in the form of Scott Krampetz for the next bout. His opponent: Trever Baney of Serra/Longo. Taller and lankier by about 5 feet, Krampetz uses his God-given traits well, nearly locking on a triangle on the ground and punching from way outside of Baney's range when they're standing. Krampetz pretty much controls Baney for Round 2, and though Baney rallies in the final frame, only one judge thinks it's enough. Krampetz takes the split decision. Carmine Zocchi-trained Steve Mullany and 5 Star's John Pecyna are up. This one is all Pecyna, as he gets Mullany down and slides into a North/South choke for the tap at 1:46 of the first round. Nutley MMA's Tom Grisham and Steve Tyrrell square off next. Grisham starts off strong by getting the takedown and working the ground and pound, but one mistake and Tyrrell has him caught in a triangle. Tyrrell taps at 2:50 of Round 1. Get ready for Team Endgame's Hector Mercado vs. Serra/Longo's Aaron Freedman. I don't know anything about either of these guys, but a pre-fight Freedman looks like Wanderlei Silva after someone has pissed in his cornflakes. Round 1 sees Mercado tag Freedman on the chin and Freedman sink to his knees, but the war rages on - Mercado with the takedowns and Freedman with the guillotine attempts. Round 2 has Mercado on top throughout, but the last round is hotly contested with Freedman switching gears and shooting for the takedown himself. Still, Mercado manages another slam and comes close with a Sakuraba-esque kimura. Mercado takes the unanimous decision.

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