Posted On:10/20/2013 9:43pm
For for those who might be interested to know, I've had a pretty good showing in my last couple weeks of combat sports. I won my 4th professional MMA fight via 1st round submission against a SUPER legit opponent, and then I got two silver medals in NAGA the week after.
My MMA fight was against a VERY dangerous wrestler and jiujitsu purple belt named Kurt Chase Patrick. He's only lost once prior to our fight in his MMA career (ammy and pro), and as an amateur he submitted Rico Disciullo (the only one to beat me in MMA). I was expecting this fight to be an all-out war!
It started out that way, but after a few exchanges my opponent dislocated his shoulder when I sprawled on a shot. I didn't even realize this had happened and I immediately threw him into a tight guillotine. With only one arm, he had no way to defend was forced to tap.
That freak injury is a real bummer and certainly takes a lot of the glam away from the win, and it's a damn shame that we didn't get to have the epic battle that we were both expecting, but it is what it is.
The following week, I competed at NAGA at featherweight expert and lightweight purple belt. I submitted my first no-gi opponent via rear naked choke pretty handily. My second opponent was a BJJ blackbelt (as I found out later, when I saw him compete in gi) and we had a very close match, which went into overtime. In the overtime, I was able to score a few points to seal the deal. And then in the finals, I got absolutely killed by this leglock ninja who always wins 149 expert. I'll rematch him next year!
I got a by for my first gi match, and I dominated my opponent in the second though I didn't manage to finish him. In the finals, I took my opponent down and spent a lot of time in his guard. I'm not very good in the gi, and all of my recent gains in the grip-breaking department went out the window when the pressure was on. This resulted in me getting swept and controlled for most of the rest of the match before submitting me.
With my opponent on top of me in side control and a minute left, I was like "**** it, it's wrasslin' time!" I stopped trying to re-guard and just went for an underhook escape. From there, I got to my knees and attacked a double upon which he sprawled. However, I was able to sit out and re-shoot, which got me into side control! Unfortunately, I was sloppy and left my arm hanging out and he locked on an americana, which forced me to tap.
I really should have just given up top position to escape, but I derped out and that was that. Unfortunately, even if I hadn't been finished, I still would have lost on points.
Posted On:10/20/2013 9:47pm
TLDR; I won my MMA fight and got 2nd place in NAGA expert.
Watch a video of me narrowly beating a BJJ blackbelt in nogi.
And more importantly, watch/share my updated highlight reel. It features new footage from my amateur career (from a golden gloves fight) and footage from my pro fights.
YES HE DID
Posted On:10/21/2013 9:00am
Style: Ex-Tiger KF, ex-SanDa
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