Sunday, October 3, 2010
Liveblog: UCL Part 4
Next up is Jerome Nichols vs. Rashad Clarke. Clarke's got great hands - an advantage that Nichols attempts to nullify by taking the fight to the ground. However, after some intense scrambling Clarke is the one on Nichols back, and it's about a minute of furious defense before Nichols escapes. Round 2 has both men scoring on the feet and Nichols finding his way into mount. Clarke avoids damage, but he's exhausted; he doesn't come out for Round 3, rendering Nichols the victor. Next and last bout and it's Anton Johnson against John Acosta. Johnson winds up on top early when Acosta fails with a takedown, but whatever ground and pound Johnson scores with is neutralized with a pretty damn close triangle attempt by Acosta. Johnson lifts up his foe and slams him down hard, and the bell rings soon after. Round 2 seems to play out in similar fashion, but Acosta is spent, and verbally submits at 1:30. And that's all she wrote.