Go Gina! :-)
The 3rd fight of the evening was Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski (a former UFC Heavyweight Champion!) & Roy Nelson. I am an Arlovski fan! [I love his fanged mouthguard!] Seriously though, he is a great fighter! I have never seen Roy Nelson fight and I was quite surprised at the belly this man has! (my wife stated that he looks 8 months pregnant!)
As the fight commenced, I was a little bit worried for Arlovski, what with Nelson on top of him, practically smothering him with his belly. I mean how do you get out from under that immense weight? I need not have worried though, Arlovski knocked Nelson out - Nelson got back up, a few seconds later, seemingly upset, but to me, it was obvious that he had been knocked out - Good Call Ref!
It was around this time that the camera focused on Tito Ortiz (another former UFC Champion!) who was in the audience. Tito (who is expecting twins with Jenna Jameson) announced that he and Elite XC are about a week away from signing a contract, so hopefully that will go through and we will see Tito (the Hunting Beach Bad Boy!) fight again soon! :-)
Next up, we had the Welterweight Championship fight between Jake Shields & Paul Daley.
I wanted Jake to win this fight and he did, with a nice armbar submission in the 2nd round, retaining the Welterweight Belt! Good Fight!
We then had the main event of the evening - Heavyweights Kimbo Slice & Seth Petruzelli.
I've already stated that I am not a Kimbo fan, (it's nothing personal, I just don't like the guy) so I did not care whether it was Ken Shamrock or Seth Petruzelli - as long as one of them beat Kimbo! :-)
I couldn't find a picture, but what was up with Kimbo having one pec shaved and the other not?!?
What an explosive beginning - Petruzelli came out with a front kick and then a jab that stunned Kimbo, and Petruzelli was all over Kimbo, with a flurry of punches. The ref stopped the fight and Petruzelli was declared winner by technical knock-out. Personally, I feel that the ref stopped the fight too soon on this one. To me, it looked as if Kimbo was getting right back up. . . Yet another issue that a fighter just has to deal with, in the cage. . .
Till next time,
P.S. Brian - if you are reading this Blog, I looked for you all throughout the night - I never saw you in the audience, but you will have to call me and let me know how it was, being there live! :-)