Elite XC Review by the Blaster
Sorry Elite XC, I watched the fights on Google rather than watching it live. Hope you don't mind but I was out getting a couple beers in me. Here were the results.
You've probably heard of the guys who won and Diaz
*KJ Noons def. Nick Diaz (gogo'd Gomi) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage — cuts) — Round 1, 5:00
*Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (street fighting legend) def. Bo Cantrell (just gogo'd by Brad Imes) via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 0:19
*Jake Shields (WW Champ) def. Mike Pyle (ex-IFL) via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 3:39
*Kyle Noke (Austrailian who beat George from TUF) def. Seth Kleinbeck (Doctor) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage — cut) — Round 2, 4:22
*Antonio Silva (Massive melon) def. Jonathan Wiezorek via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 3:12
*Yves Edwards (creator of thugjitsu) def. Nick Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 3:05
Undercard - very obscure fighters
Geoff Bumstead def. Robert Ruiz via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 1:30
Matt Lucas def. Jon Kirk via unanimous decision
Brett Rogers def. Ralph Kelly via submission (strikes) — Round 1, 1:43
Jae Suk Lim def. Daniel Pineda via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 2:42
I just can't believe that Diaz lost. This guy successfully pulled off a gogoplata over then #1 ranked lightweight, and has since looked like absolute crap. Is it because he is concerned about possible drug tests? Was there too much pressure after they created the 160 pound weight class for him? Is he just not focused? Maybe he just needs to switch camps or get some different people around him. Bottom line was that KJ Noons was ready to brawl and Diaz wasn't.
Kimbo Slice continues his legend with a brutal KO over Bo Cantrell. Kimbo imposed his mass and bludgeoned Cantrell with punches and then what looked like a forearm shiver to knock Cantrell to the canvas. Bo then tapped and covered as he didn't want to withstand more punishment.
Ranked welterweight Jake Shields won again over Mike Pyle. It only begs the question, when will Elite XC find some tougher 170 pounders? Mr. Shields needs a big fight to test him. It was reported that he signed a big deal with Elite. Maybe a fight with Yves Edwards is coming, good to see Mr. Thugjitsu get a victory. Hope he is healthy.