Saturday, April 16, 2011
Liveblog: CFFC Part 5
It's co-main event time, and Pellegrino MMA child prodigy Lester Caslow and Spa City BJJ sensei Eddie Fyvie enter to cage. Both men have been doing this a long time and are capable fighters everywhere, so this should be a good one. Round 1 has Fyvie scoring with a high-amplitude takedown and the two struggling to find either a sub or escape. Fyvie finds his groove in the second round, imposing his will a bit more with his jiu-jitsu and threating with a pair of guillotines and an arm-triangle. Fyvie takes Round 3 by virtue of a single takedown, and when time runs out there's no question he's earned the unanimous decision. Last bout and it's Andre Gusmao vs. Tim Williams. Gusmao was an unstoppable force with his striking in the IFL, but things didn't pan out in the UFC. Williams is an undefeated grappling machine. Who will win? Man, I ain't psychic. How should I know? Round 1 is all about Williams chasing his foe and boxing him into oblivion, while Gusmao backpedals waiting for an opening. Things even up in the second frame, as Gusmao starts landing more and snags two takedowns. Unfortunately, spilled ice on the canvas leads to Gusmao slipping face-first to the mat and Williams pounding him out. The official time of the regrettable TKO is :16 of Round 3. And I'm out.