Saturday, January 24, 2009

Affliction: Day of Reckoning

Well, I have ended up getting to see the Affliction card after all. I am going to blog the show and give my thoughts on it. It is 8:20pm. Am watching the tail end of the undercard.

The undercard main event is Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Little Nog) against Vladimir Matyushenko. Don't know a lot about either guy. Well, the first round just SUCKED. Neither fighter broke a sweat. The announcers are even mocking them. Well, Nogueira just pulled a TKO in the second round. Waiting for the main card to start.

First main card fight is going to be Dan Lauzon vs. Bobby Green (?). Fixing to start. They are saying this is going to be grappler (Lauzon) versus unorthodox striker (Green). Lauzon took a shot to the cup early in round 1 and took a couple of minutes in timeout. The fight resumed, Lauzon took him down, healthy triangle attempt by Lauzon and a SECOND groinshot by Green. and a THIRD groinshot. Herb Dean (ref) is deducting a point from Green. And, with 9 seconds left in round 1, Dan Lauzon gets a rear naked choke on Green and taps him out. 1-0 in predictions!

Second fight: Paul Buentello vs. Kyril Zedelnikov. Zedelnikov is a 20 year old protege of Fedor's. They even call this kid "Baby Fedor" Might be interesting. So far Buentello is doing a lot of damage with his jab. After Round 1, Baby Fedor is in some trouble. Round 2 is more of the same. Zedelnikov had a brief flurry, but Buentello dominated the second round. In the third round, Zedelnikov was out on his feet, with a cut under his eye. The ringside doctor called a stop to the fight, so Baby Fedor falls. This one I had made no prediction on. Didn't know it was on the card.

Third Fight: Babalu Sobral vs. Sokodjou. So far, Sokodjou is using great takedown defense to keep things standing and avoid Babalu's jiu-jitsu. Round 2 Babalu took it to the ground and got an Anaconda Choke on Sokodjou. I am now 2-0 in predictions! Post-fight interview between Babalu and Tito Ortiz. Tito mentioned the possibility of a future fight between them and Babalu called him Toto. LOL.

Fourth Fight: Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland. Belfort knocked him out with a left about 20 seconds into the fight. Lindland was kinda gorked out for a few minutes after the fight but eventually got to his feet. Nasty. 3-0 in predictions!

Fifth Fight: Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel. Exciting first round. Barnett worked a lot of BJJ and ground and pound. Yvel was lucky to make it out of the round. Round 2 Barnett spent most of the time in full mount pounding Yvel, but didn't finish it. Round 3, shortly into the round, Yvel taps out from strikes. 4-0 in predictions!

Sixth Fight: Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Andrei Arlovski for the WAMMA world heavyweight championship. Fedor drilled Arlovski with a very sudden right as Arlovski went for a flying knee and knocked him out. Very sudden end in the first round. Wow. Goodnight! 5-0 in predictions!

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