Friday, April 22, 2011
Liveblog: UCC 4 Part 2
First bout and it's Lucas Pimenta of Gold Team and Yusuf Yoldas of Eagle MMA. Despite a rocky start in his pro debut, Yoldas came into this bout having done his homework. Firing off kicks on the feet and threatening with a guillotine and a triangle, he met Pimentas aggressive takedowns and ground assault head on and kept it competitive. Pimenta began to edge ahead with his grappling in Round 2, although he screwed the pooch with an illegal knee to the face when Yoldas was down. Round 3 is a bit closer, with Yoldas going for a guillotine for about three minutes and Pimenta flurrying when on top. Pimenta takes the unanimous decision when time runs out. Next is Segio Da Silva of Team Vitor Shaolin against Aljamain Sterling of Bombsquad. From the outset Sterling establishes himself as the more dynamic of the two, striking almost at will, shrugging off takedown attempts with ease and pounding on Da Silva whenever there are openings. He even comes pretty close with a D'Arce choke, but to his credit, the BJJ fighter guts it out. Things get brutal in Round 2, though, as Sterling just mashes Da Silva with kicks and relentless violence on the ground. Round 3 is more of the same, and at the end Sterling takes the unanimous decision.