Friday, February 4, 2011
Liveblog: ROC 34 Part 5
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Striker's Paradise. On the menu tonight is two of the best middleweight face-punchers in the Northeast: Serra/Longo's Costa Philippou and TSMMA's Uriah Hall. Round 1 sees both men kick each other in the nuts, Philippou graze Hall's eye with his fingers, and Philippou score a takedown - the only meaningful offense of the round. In the second frame, the Serra/Longo rep takes two more to the man purse, and though he eats a kick to the head, he manages another takedown. Hall changes things up completely in Round 3, taking Philippou down and pounding on him relentlessly in dominant fashion. It's not enough for the judges, who give Philippou the majority decision. The ladies are up, and it's Ashley Nee of the Scott Shields MMA Academy vs. Jessica Eye of Strong Style Fight Team. Wow. Eye comes out swinging and looking like Cris Cyborg while Nee looks like Cris Cyborg's food. For four minutes and 34 seconds Nee gets blasted, and by then the ref has seen enough and waives it off.