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    K-1 12/31 Osaka Dome spoilers and pics

    Great write-up blatantly stolen with full credit from http://pphradio.proboards27.com/inde...num=1104483907

    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Arnold
    Opening Fight - The Predator defeated Kristof "The Phoenix" Midoux.

    0. MMA Rules - Bobby Ologun defeated Cyril Abidi.

    1. MMA Rules (with rope escapes) - Yoshihiro Akiyama defeated Frans Botha in the 1st round with an arm-lock.

    2. MMA Rules (with 30 second rule) - Kaoru Uno defeated Chandet Sopandrey in round two with a choke sleeper.

    3. MMA Rules: Yoshihiro Nakao defeated Don Frye by judges' decision. All mat work.

    4. K-1 rules: Ray Sefo defeated Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge in 24 seconds of the 1st round by TKO.

    5. Musashi defeated Sean O'Haire early in the 2nd round by TKO. O'Haire was totally outclassed and may be the only fighter in the world who makes Musashi look as if he has knock-out power.

    6. K-1 Rules: Masato (Kobayashi) defeated Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto by judges' decision. Said to be a good, competitive fight for all rounds. Going into this fight, the word is that the two would have a two-fight program - one K-1 rules, one MMA rules. The MMA rules fight certainly will probably occur now given how close both guys were in this fight.

    7. Kazuyuki Fujita defeated Karam Ibrahim in the first round by KO from a big hook. The strategy from the Fujita camp going into the fight was to try to bum-rush Ibrahim and nail him striking to catch him off guard. Fujita picked his spots and had a relatively easy time nailing Ibrahim with shots, which is what he did.

    The lesson to be learned - when making fight predictions, always take the guy who has MMA experience over the guy who has potential only.

    8. Bob Sapp and Jerome Le Banner fought to a draw after four rounds. The 1st and 3rd rounds were K-1 rules, and the 2nd and 4th rounds were MMA rules. The K-1 rounds were 5 minutes a piece, the MMA rounds three minutes a piece. The rules before the fight stated that if it went the distance, there would be no winner (a draw). That's exactly what happened. Sapp lost his energy early, but he managed to survive to take the fight to the distance. Le Banner looked pretty good.

    9. Royce Gracie defeated Akebono in the first round by submission. Royce used a rare type of Jiu-Jitsu submission that you normally don't see in MMA. From the guard, you try to get one of your feet up in front of your opponent's neck, then move to the side and yank on the person's arm socket until they can't stand the punishment any more. Usually most MMA fighters are able to defend against this kind of move, but Akebono had no defense.
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    I thinks it's just sad that Royce fought Akebono. Akebono is not a fighter. WTF is going on?
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    Royce used a rare type of Jiu-Jitsu submission that you normally don't see in MMA. From the guard, you try to get one of your feet up in front of your opponent's neck, then move to the side and yank on the person's arm socket until they can't stand the punishment any more. Usually most MMA fighters are able to defend against this kind of move, but Akebono had no defense.
    Is that an Omoplata or an Armbar? A few MMA fighters go for Omoplatas all the time, like Nino Schembri.

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    Royce's move looked like a variation of the standard judo reverse armbar, except that pressure was applied with a triangle instead?

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    Looks like an armbar to me.
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