Sunday, October 3, 2010
Liveblog: UCL Part 3
First bout and it's Peter and James. Round 1 sees Peter shooting in repeatedly, ducking below James' heavy hands to work for a takedown. But James' got a solid sprawl to go with his boxing, and the only time the judo black belt is successful is when they're too close to the edge of the mat (which prompts a restart). The round ends with James sprawling and pounding on Peter below. Round 2 has a frustrated Peter dropping to guard - perhaps to work for a heelhook - and James slides into mount and simply rains down punches. Peter submits at the one-minute mark, making James Braddock the first UCL champ.