Videos will be forthcoming as soon as the guys from my team get them uploaded.
I fought at 155 and weighed in at 154, which made me feel good to know that all the dieting wasn't for nothing, because it fucking sucked. My fight was 4th on the card, so I pretty much got up and moving as soon as I got there. My opponent was a full-contact guy who my coach got to agree to leg kick rules, his first fight also.
I was feeling pretty calm until the bell rang, when I found out everything you get told is true- on your first fight, you forget everything. I could hear my coach, but my mind was going a mile a minute and I could barely process what he was saying. He's yelling "1-2, roundhouse!" at me, and all I can think is "That sounds like a good idea....oh, he means I should do it!" By the time I start to go for it, the other guy's already on me again.
My opponent basically came out of the corner flailing at me freaking immediately, which I wasn't really prepared for. His punches weren't really hurting that much, but through sheer volume they were starting to do some damage. I definitely got some kicks in there that hurt him, but he pretty much just ran me over until the middle of the second round when he hit me in the temple with a right haymaker as I was trying to move away, and I went down. I took the 8 count and tried to stand up, but my brain pretty much told me "No, no, I think we're done now." From what my teammates tell me, the guy ran and jumped and screamed all around the ring like a retarded monkey when the ref called it. It's like, wow, I didn't know beating me was THAT big of a deal.
Definitely need to take a day or two off for my shins and feet to go back down to their normal size. I think I caught an elbow on one of my kicks, my left foot feels like crap. So does my left knee, which he hit a few times. Kind of a dick move if it was on purpose, but he hadn't trained leg kicks up until two weeks before the fight, so I'm kind of willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for just having shitty aim.
Good points from the night-
-Everyone's told me my kicks were really solid and I was blasting through the guy anytime I hit him, even when he checked or blocked.
-Kept my cool and didn't go crazy. In the past I had a bad habit where anytime I'd get hit clean, I'd hulk out(as my friends put it) and charge straight in with my chin sticking out in the air.
-I haven't seen the video yet, but apparently my hands kept dropping whenever I kicked. No good.
-Dropped my hands a few times in general. Also no good.
-I got sucked into standing and exchanging, which is always a crapshoot, and something I've been trying to work on not doing.
-Didn't put any combos together, they were pretty much all single shots.
Overall a pretty good experience. There were no last minute fight switches or any of that other shady crap a lot of you guys seem to deal with. Next time I hope to get thai rules instead, I definitely ended up in the clinch a few times and was about to throw some knees when I remembered I couldn't. I feel like I could have controlled the fight a little more if we were allowed to clinch, but what can you do? It was fun, even if I got KO'ed, and I can't wait to get in there again.