Friday, May 20, 2011
Liveblog: CFFC 8 Part 4
Daryl Harris of Elite Jiu-Jitsu and Nah-Shon Burrell of Fight Firm are set to clash. Burrell has the edge in striking and Harris has the edge in wrestling, but it's slight, and both are more than willing to throw crazy leather in a back-and-forth first round. Burrell, however, tends to only get sharper as fights go on, and it didn't take long for him to find his range and blast Harris with almost everything in his arsenal. The KO comes via knee, and Harris slumps to the ground at 1:32 of Round 2. A strong showing by Burrell - and Harris, too, who was making his pro debut. Now it's time for Jay Coleman of Team Almeida and Sam Jackson of Fight Firm. Coleman's got both DeBlass and UFC champ Frankie Edgar in his corner. Round 1 sees Coleman nail two strong takedown but get reversed, and the two throw hard on the feet. Lest we forget how powerful Coleman's punches are, he reminds us in Round 2, stunning Jackson with one square in the chops and dumping the jelly-legged fighter on the canvas. The follow-up storm of fists from the mount has the ref stopping it at 1:10 of the round. Last bout and it's Doug Gordon of Team Rush and Joey Rivera of Apex MMA for the 170-pound belt. The opening frame has Rivera dropping Gordon with a body-kick/hook combo, and Gordon reversing on the ground late and dispensing some knuckle love. Gordon in turn drops Rivera early in the second, but he lingers too long in danger, and Rivera slips on the triangle at 1:07. And that's all, folks.