Glory 13: Dustin Jacoby vs Makoto Uehara

  • 2013
  • Aired 12/21/2013
  • 359 Views

American MMA veteran Dustin Jacoby faces Makoto Uehara in front of Uehara's home crowd.

DUSTIN JACOBY AND MAKOTO UEHARA.

>> JACOBY HAS FOUR-INCH HEIGHT

ADVANTAGE IN THIS FIGHT.

>> INTRODUCING FIGHTING OUT OF

THE BLACK CORNER, HE HOLDS BLACK

BELT IN KARATE, HIS PROFESSIONAL

RECORD 15 WINS WITH 4 LOSSES,

ONE BOUT SCORED EVEN.

HE STANDS 5-11, 1.82 METERS,

WEIGHING IN 197 POUNDS, 89.7

KILOS, FIGHTING FOR JAPAN,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

MAKOTO UEHARA.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> HIS OPPONENT FIGHTING OUT OF

THE WHITE CORNER, WON THE ROAD

TO GLORY TOURNAMENT EARLIER THIS

YEAR, HIS RECORD 4 WINS AND 2

LOSSES, 3 OF THE FOUR VICTORIES

BY KNOCKOUT.

6-3, 1.90 METERS AND WEIGHED IN

AT FIGHT TIME EVEN 198 POUNDS,

90 KILOGRAMS, FIGHTING OUT OF

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLEASE

WELCOME DUSTIN JACOBY.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> YOUR REFEREE ASUSHI ONARI.

>> OSUSHI ONARI HAS BEEN

ASSIGNED THE TASK OF REFEREEING

THIS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

>> DUSTIN JACOBY IN THE BLACK

GLOVES AND UEHARA ALSO IN THE

BLACK GLOVES, USUALLY THEY ARE

WHITE.

JACOBY, FORMER UFC FIGHTER, WON

THE GLORY FIGHT IN TULSA,

OKLAHOMA, EARLIER THIS YEAR.

STOPPING ALL THREE OF HIS

OPPONENTS INSIDE THE DISTANCE.

INCREDIBLE.

HE ENTERED THE TOURNAMENT LESS

THAN 36 HOURS NOTICE MARKING HIS

DEBUT AS A PROFESSIONAL

KICKBOXER.

TALK ABOUT A REALLIFE "ROCKY"

STORY.

>> HE GREW UP WRESTLING AND AS

WELL AS MMA PEDIGREE.

HE'S USED TO COMPETING ON A HIGH

LEVEL.

YOU CAN'T TEACH PEOPLE SKILLS,

BUT THIS KID HAS WILL.

>> IN COLORADO, HE FIGHTS UNDER

MARK MONTOYA, AND MEANWHILE,

UEHARA BLACK BELT IN KARATE,

FORMER FOUGHT IN THE K-1

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

JACOBY MIXES WITH THE LEFT HOOK.

AND NICE GLOVE.

>> JACOBY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB

OF FIGHTING RIGHT NOW.

BIG ADVANTAGE IN FIGHTING.

>> UEHARA DEFEATED SHAMUZI.

EXCUSE ME, DOMESTIC JAPANESE

TITLE, EARN CALL-UP TO THE GLORY

RANKS AND SCORED VICTORIES OVER

STEFAN LANKO, A MEMBER OF THE

TAE KWON DO TEAM.

A MINUTE AND A HALF GONE IN

ROUND ONE.

AND LOW KICK BY UEHARA AND

CLENCH BY JACOBY.

>> JACOBY ACTUALLY WENT OVER TO

GOLDEN GLORY EARLIER THIS YEAR

AND DID CROSS-TRAINING THERE AND

WORKED WITH SOME IS OF THE

WORLD'S BEST KICKBOXERS.

HE SAYS IT WAS A GREAT

EXPERIENCE, GOT HIM EXPOSED AND

GETTING BETTER AT KICKBOXING.

>> THAT IS JACOBY.

A MINUTE LEFT IN THE ROUND.

INSIDE LOW KICK BY THE AMERICAN

FIGHTER.

MUCH BIGGER THAN HIS JAPANESE

OPPONENT.

LOW KICK BY UEHARA.

IT IS JACOBY CONTINUING TO STOP

THE JAPANESE FIGHTER AND UEHARA

COMES FORWARD WITH COMBINATION.

AND UEHARA BRINGS 4-POINT WIN

STREAK TO HIS GLORY DEBUT AND

JACOBY TRYING TO BOUNCE BACK

FROM A LOSS IN GLORY 9 NEW YORK

BACK IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR.

FINAL 15 SECONDS OF THE OPENING

ROUND.

CAUTIOUS BEGINNING BETWEEN

DUSTIN JACOBY AND MAKOTO UEHARA

IN THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

DIVISION.

>> JACOBY DEFINITELY WON THAT

ROUND AND I'M SEEING A MUCH MORE

POISED AND EXPERIENCED LOOKING

JACOBY SINCE HIS LAST FIGHT.

HE HAS WORKED ON A LOT OF THINGS

N. FIGHTING WE SAY YOU WIN OR

YOU LEARN.

HE DEFINITELY WENT AND LEARNED

FROM HIS LAST FEW OUT NEGLIGENCE

GLORY AND HE LOOKS SHARP.

DEFINITELY WON THAT ROUND AND

GOOD JOB OF BACKING UP HIS

OPPONENT.

>> UEHARA TOLD US HIS FAVORITE

FIGHTERS ARE SPUNG AND NATHAN

CORBETT, HE STRIVES TO EMULATE

THEM.

WANTS TO HELP KICKBOXING RETURN

TO HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE

LANDSCAPE.

TAKE A LOOK AT TIA, ONE OF THE

GLORY GIRLS.

SMILING BRIGHTLY AS SHE WANTS TO

WISH YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

JACOBY, AS BIG AS HE IS, TALKED

ABOUT DROPPING TO MIDDLEWEIGHT

DIVISION.

SAYS HE ENJOYS COMPETING IN

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT, BUT FEELS HE

COULD BE MORE DOMINANT 187.

>> THE BELL IN ROUND TWO.

ALONG WITH DUKE RUFUS, RINGSIDE,

AT THE ARIAKE COLISEUM IN TOKYO,

WRAPPING UP MEMORABLE CAMPAIGN

FOR THE GLORY KICKBOXING

ORGANIZATION WITH GLORY 13.

AND THAT IS JACOBY.

>> JACOBY IS USING BROOMSTICK

JABS.

THAT IS VINTAGE SHIELD, MAN WITH

STRAIGHT PUNCHES.

ONE OF THE ONLY GUYS TO WIN THE

GRAND PRIX SO MANY TIMES, FOUR

TIMES.

>> YEAH.

STILL CURRENTLY THE GLORY

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, ALTHOUGH

HIS FUTURE REMAINS IN LIMBO, ONE

OF THE MOST DOMINANT KICKBOXERS

EVER.

JACOBY AND UEHARA WOULD LIKE TO

STAEP THEIR REPUTATION IN KICK

BOXING AND MUCH MORE ACTIVE

ROUND IN THE MIDDLE STANZA.

AND UEHARA USED A COUPLE PUNCHES

BY JACOBY.

>> TO THE UPPER ARE TORSO.

>> HE LIKES STOCKY AND --

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> HE NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD.

>> UNDER 45 LEFT IN THE ROUND.

>> RIGHT HAND BY JACOBY, COUNTER

RIGHT FROM UEHARA.

JACOBY VERY POISED, AS YOU

MENTIONED, DUKE.

>> YEAH.

HIS STRIKING SKILLS, ISN'T THAT

HOW THEY STRIKE AT -- HOW DO

THEY BEHAVE WHEN SOMEONE IS

STRIKING AT YOU?

THAT IS THE IMPROVEMENT I'VE

SEEN FROM DUSTIN JACOBY.

HE'S COUNTERING JUST LIKE THAT

VERY WELL.

>> REMARKABLE BEGINNING FOR HIS

KICKBOXING CAREER, HE'S NOT

WRITTEN OFF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

TOTALLY.

HE WOULD LIKE TO BOLT I IN

2014.

>> WE WANT --

>> ABOUT A MINUTE IN ROUND TWO.

THAT KICK BLOCKED BY UEHARA.

>> OKAY.

HEAD KICK, TOO.

USING HIS REACH AND --

>> NICE JAB BY JACOBY.

LOW KICK BY UEHARA.

>> NO GUTS, NO GLORY, UEHARA,

YOU ARE LOSING THE FIGHT, GET

URGENT, GO FOR IT.

YOU ARE FIGHT NOTHING YOUR HOME

COUNTRY, GO FOR BROKE.

>> JACOBY GOOD JOB OF CHECKING

THOSE KICKS BY UEHARA.

>> FINAL 15 SECONDS OF THE

SECOND ROUND SCHEDULED FOR THREE

THREE-MINUTE ROUOU IN THE

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

TAKING ON DUSTIN JACOBY IS

UEHARA, JACOBY CONTINUES TO

CONTROL THE FIGHT.

>> TWO ROUNDS TO NOTHING,

JACOBY.

WHAT I LIKE AS HE ENDED THE

ROUND WAS FOOTWORK, MOVING AWAY.

>> THIRD ROUND UNDERWAY AND

ESTABLISH TERRITORY ONCE AGAIN,

MIXING UP THE PUNCHES AND UEHARA

COMMITTING TO THOSE INSIDE LOW

KICKS AND REALLY JACOBY HAS THE

POWER EDGE IN THIS FIGHT,

ALTHOUGH UEHARA SWINGING THE

COMBINATION.

BACKING UP, UNLIKE HIS FAVORITE

FIGHTERS.

AND IN THE POCKET, READY TO GO.

>> 10 MINUTES OF GETTING AFTER

IT, YOU'D LIKE TO SEE UEHARA GET

AFTER IT, THAT IS HOW HE'S GOING

TO WIN.

IF YOU DON'T SWING THE BAT, YOU

CAN'T HIT HOMERUNS.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SCORE, YOU

GOT TO SHOOT FOR THE GOAL.

JACOBY IN CONTROL.

I CAN SEE HIM BE A LITTLE MORE

AGGRESSIVE.

>> I THINK HE'S TRYING TO WORK

FOR A KO, DEFINITELY IN CONTROL

OF THE FIGHT.

COULD BE A LITTLE MORE

AGGRESSIVE, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, HE'S GOT TO WATCH OUT.

>> LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY BY

UEHARA.

BOUNCING OFF JACOBY AND HE

CONTINUES TO WALK FORWARD.

>> NOT FOLLOWING UP WITH THE

RIGHT HAND.

MINUTE AND A HALF LEFT IN THE

FIGHT.

AND LOW KICK BY JACOBY.

UEHARA NOT PUTTING UP MUCH OF A

FIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FAMILY AND

FRIENDS.

TIMEOUT CALLED BY THE REFEREE

AS -- REFEREE, DOING A GOOD JOB,

GETTING MORE AGGRESSIVE.

FROM THE DAYS OF THE

CHAMPIONSHIPS, HE WOULD SCREAM,

ACTION.

THE FANS PAID GOOD MONEY FOR

THESE SEATS.

>> SPINNING KICK BY UEHARA.

LEAD LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY BY

UEHARA.

>> IN THE FIGHT GAME, SOMETIMES

GUYS ARE GOOD ATHLETES AND THEN

THERE ARE GUYS WHO ARE GOOD

FIGHTERS, THAT IS WHAT I THINK

JACOBY IS.

NOT SAYING HE CAN'T GET BETTER

TECHNICALLY, BUT YOU CAN SEE

HE'S A FIGHTER AND HE NEEDS TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

HIS OPPONENT NEEDS TO ATTACK.

ATTACK THE RING.

>> THERE IS A LEFT HOOK TO THE

BODY BY UEHARA.

MISSING AND COMING FORWARD WITH

A PUSH KICK.

30 SECONDS LAST IN THE BOUT.

>> AND BACK AND RAISES THE BODY

OF UEHARA BY JACOBY.

DUSTIN JACOBY CRUISING AND ONE

SIDE UNANIMOUS WIN IN TOKYO FOR

GLORY 13.

>> SO WE WILL GET THE OFFICIAL

DECISION IN JUST A MOMENT, STAY

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, YOU ARE

WATCHING GLORY

AGAIN, JACOBY HAD THE MORE

NUMBERS PUT OUT AND DEFINITELY

UEHARA THREW MORE, BUT JACOBY

WON THE FIGHT.

>> MAN, IT'S WEIRD, THE ACTION

LET'S SEE IF IT MADE A

DIFFERENCE ON THE JUDGE'S SCORE

CARD.

HERE IS TIM HUGHES.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AFTER

THREE ROUNDS, WE SENT IT TO THE

JUDGE'S SCORECARD AND THEY

SCORED THE BOUT.

JUDGE 30-37 UEHARA, JACOBY AND

JUDGE WICKERS, 30-27 FOR YOUR

WINNER BY SPLIT DECISION,

UEHARA!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> THE LOOK ON DUSTIN JACOBY'S

FACE SAYS IT ALL.

TALK ABOUT A LUMP OF COAL IN

JACOBY'S STOCK THANKSGIVING

HOLIDAY SEASON, DUKE.

>> YEAH, I THOUGHT HE DID

EVERYTHING TO WIN THAT FIGHT.

HE PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE MORE.

>> UEHARA WINS A SPLIT DECISION

IN HIS GLORY DEBUT, IMPROVING TO

16 OF 4 AND 1 WHILE A

INCREDULOUS DUSTIN JACOBY FALLS

TO 4-3.

STILL TO COME, THE FINAL OF THE

ONE-NIGHT GLORY FOUR-MAN

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

IT SHOULD BE A TENTALATING

AFFAIR.

THE NUMBER ONE RANKED NIEKY "THE

NATURAL" HOLZKEN OF THE

NETHERLANDS BATTLES THE

CANADIAN, "BAZOOKA," JOSEPH

VALTELLINI STILL TO COME AT

GLORY 13 TOKYO.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH OUR RON

CROOKE.

>> TWO WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINALISTS ARE PREPARING FOR THE

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT.

I JUST LEFT THE LOCKER ROOM OF

JOE VALTELLINI.

HE WAS RELAXED GOING INTO THE

BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS CAREER.

HE SAID THIS, IS MY OPPORTUNITY.

IF HE'S GOING TO CLAIM GLORY

GOLD, HE'LL HAVE TO GET BEHIND

THE MAN BEHIND ME, THE NUMBER

ONE RANKED NIEKY HOLZKEN WHO

SAID, I'VE GOT NO GAME PLAN, I

JUST HAVE TO BE MYSELF.

BOTH FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN CLEARED

BY THE DOCTORS AND WE ARE SET

FOR OUR CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT.

$100,000 IS ON THE LINE.

BACK TO YOU.

>> GREAT STUFF, AS ALWAYS, RON.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FINAL AND

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS MAN IN

COMPETITION EITHER.

DANIEL GHITA

Loading...