Live Blog: TUF Finale Undercard
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Krzysztof kicks it off with a few strikes but Pirmm is able to get the takedown. He can only hold him for 20 seconds or so, K-Sos is back to his feet. Noe he gets a takedown and lands in Shane's guard, bu K-Sos lifts and slams him hard, then stands back up. Shane looks winded already and goes for the clinch, but Krzystof nails him with a few good counter shots. K-Sos gets another takedown and looks for a kimura from side guard. Primm fights it off and Krzystof backs away, then flies in to land a hard righ hand.
Primm looks slightly more spry than the Canadian and he goes in for the takedown but gets stuffed. Krzystof is bobbing and weaving and scoring often, Primm is shaken up bu Krzysztof refuses dto captialize. Primm shoots in for the takedown again but again is stuffed and K-Sos pancakes for the score. He's now in Primm's half guard looking for another kimura. This time it;s there and Primm taps.
Krzysztof apologizes for popping out Primm's arm but not before he admited the only reason he cranked it so hard was because Primm wasn't very strong.
Marshall is out prove something here, he's laying into Bruchez and he starts to wobble early, then Marshal slams him to the mat and goes right for the kimura, it not there so he drops it. Now he's got Jules' back and sinks in the rear naked choke. Jules has to tap.
Eliot blows kisses to fans and struts around the cage he owns it. Right now, he does.
In the pre-fight interview phase as we wait for the fighters to enter the Octagon, Tom Lawlor shares that he's going to beat Kingsbury, turning him into Kyle Queensbury. Awesome.
Lawlor is in early for the Takedown, Kyle is back up. Lawlor again grabs the takedown and gets side mount. Kingsbury is able to pull guard and quickly looks for a triangle, but Lawlor is too high. We've got a fanboy yelling for the omplata, but he doesn't have the flexibility. Lawlor is now throwing down elbows. The crowd is yelling for a stand-up but I guess Lawlor heard and decided to save the ref the effort, because he decided to bring it up himself.
They storm out of the gates once again and frankly, I'm surprised they can still keep this pace up. Lawlor gets the takedown and Kyle pulls guard. Kyle backs out and gets to his feet, Lawlor tries to bum rush and is greeted with a knee right in the face. He's shaken up a bit, but pushes forward and regains control on the ground. Kyle wants out and it allows Lawlor to pass guard. Kyles gets to his feet, but Lawlor is right on him with another takedown. Lawlor almost gets his back, but Kyle feels it and clams up.
Lawlor wants to bring it back to the mat, but Kyle has had enough of that and he's using every he has to defend the takedown. It's more or less a battle of will now as about half the round has been spent with Lawlor clinging onto the legs of Kingsbuty, and Kingsbury sprawling. The longer this goes on, the advantage seems to go to Kingsbury, who is now hammer-fisting the crap out of Lawlor. Though not much is actually happeneing, this state of dynamic equilibrium is inspiring, in a way.Time's up. I have to give this to Lawlor, two rounds to one. Let's see how the judges score it.
Judges give the unanimous nod to Tom Lawlor, and the crowd does not like it. Then he blurts out some kind of odd, high-pitched battlecry into Joe Rogan's mic.
Action early and fast. Roop opens witha head kcik the misses and Nelson answers witha flury that Roop seems to enjoy. Standing, Nelson gets the back of Roop. He gets the takedown. He's looking for the choke but Roop is a warrior and he's fighting it off. Referee yells out the time, two minutes. After a flurry of punches from behind, Nelson almost sinks in the choke but Roop holds it off, then flips to his back and puls guard on Nelson. He throws a few elbows to the head as payback and the whistle blows. He'll need a few more of those to even it up.
Roop is letting his legs fly. Pretty sloppy, but landing and not feeling good to Nelson, who clearly doesnt like it and shoots in for a takedown. Roop has a closed gaurd, but he lets it goes and Nelson passes with no problem. He can's do much with it, though, so he tries for a full mount and gets it. Roop hipscapes hard and throws Nelson, but Nelson is quick on his feets and grab's Roop's head as he tries to get up and locks in the guillotine. It's tight, but Roop is fighting. We might see him go to sleep. Nope, he's slipping... he's out. The crowd is behind Roop big time. The bell rings and Roop strides back to his corner, pumped for the third.
It's been one-sided so far, Roop will need a finish in the thrid to hope for victory.
Roop needs the knockout and knows it. He's going after Nelson with everything he's got, but Nelson's got good fottwork, he slips a punch and gets Roop's back again. Still standing, Roop spins free. Roops scores a much-needed takedown, if he's smart, he'll step off and bring it backto the feet where he has a chance. He does. Now he's laying into Nelson and shaking him up, but Nelson wraps up and they go back to the mat, Roop needs to stand back up but Nelson knows all he has to do is stay awake and he's got a closed guard. Roop breaks free and brings it backto the feet, again going after Nelson. About a minute left and Roop doesn't have much left but he's still throwing out everything he's got. Now it's Nelson who gets the takedown. He locks up a knee bar but Roop won't tap. The bell rings, but the decision has to go Nelson. The offical score comes in split decision for "Sugar" Shane Nelson.
Roop turned in a gutsy performance and round 3 was his, but it was too little, too late. Great fight.
There's a bit of a feeling out process going on. Polakowski has not yet tried to hug Roli. Roli goes in for a takedown but John pancakes him, Roli recovers. It's John on the offensive scoring with a nice left hook. Roli rocked John with a soldi shot and sent him flying back. It looks Bad for Polakowski, but he keeps cool, wraps up the mounted Roli and regains stability. Roli, Black Belt is now in side mount but so far not able to do much. Roli Takes Polakowski's back, but he's doing a nice job of defending the choke. Polakowski breaks free and the crowd loves it. No hugs.
They slap a good natured high-five and Polakowski hammers a few fists into ROli's grill. I wonder if he scratched those gloves on Roli's beard. ROli answers with a fliying knee to the chin then shoots in for a takedown and almost locks up a knee bar but Polakowski see it coming and he's outa there, back to his feet. Roli's back in for a takedown. Scores. Polakowski nearly recovers but gets caught in the guillotine and it's lights out.
Delgado makes a very gracious victory speech, conceding that Polakowski is a great fighter, it was just a bad matchup for him.