Friday, February 4, 2011
Liveblog: ROC 34 Part 3
Main card time and it's Giedrius Karavackas of Logi International against last-minute fill-in Josh Key. Karavackas is a tough opponent when you have time to prepare, so Key's got an uphill battle ahead of him. The bout opens with Karavackas all over Key like white on rice, and though Key manages to muscle an escape, the Lithuanian is relentless. He gets the rear naked choke at 3:36 of Round 1. Ariel Sepulveda of NEMMA/Lotus enters the cage to take on late replacement Steve Durig of Wreck Room. If Sepulveda is anything, he's a badass striker, so Durig wisely takes him to the ground. Unfortunately for him, though, Sepulveda's been working his ground game, and Durig taps to a triangle/armbar combo at 2:24 of Round 1. Next up is Crazy88 Muay Thai instructor Aung La Nsang vs. Wreck Room sensei Mitch Whitesel. Whitesel gets Msang down and employs some ground and pound, but Nsang slithers out from the bottom and takes Whitesel's back. The rear naked choke comes at 3:09 of Round 1.