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Fallout
04-25-2004, 11:47 AM
Oh god I feel like a jackass and validated at the sametime. However, one fight where I made an ass of myself, no one saw that coming. No one. No in the outcome, but in how he finished it.


Heath Herring vs Yoshiki Takahashi

Round 1:

Heath goes for the high kick off the bell but for some reason Tak stops the fight and rubs his eye.
They keep standing and striking though. Heath throws some kicks to Tak but Tak hits him with a big left hand. Heath hits him with some low kicks and Tak is not afraid to trade with Heath. Takahashi grabs HEath and knees him to the body, legs, and face.
Takahashi is clearing winning the fight so far. Takashi keeps throwing knees on HEath. Heath HErring goes for the takedown but Tak gets the sprawl. Heath tries again and gets the takedown but falls into a choke.
Heath Herring gets out of the choke. They are in Tak's guard and HEath is hitting Tak hard in the face with some GNP. HEath keeps landing on Tak but Tak is still well in the fight. HEath continues to work from the guard and continues to land on Tak with his punches. Tak is trying to hold herring so herring cannot throw the big punches.
Herring keeps throwing the big punches. Tak doesn't respond and the referee stops the fight!

winner: Heath Herring by ref stoppage


Sergei Kharitonov vs Murilo Rua

Ninja makes his entrance and he doesn't look much bigger than he does at LHW. Kharitonov also makes his entrance and the fight is about to start. Kharitonov holds like a 4-5 inch height advantage.

The staredown between the two is awesome! They look like they hate each other and want to kill each other!

Round 1:

They start and Ninja hits him with a low kick. Ninja rushes forward with a combination but Sergei hits him with a counter. Ninja keeps throwing kicks and Ninja hits Sergei with a good right hand. They are standing up and trading with each other! SErgei hits Ninja with a great combination but Ninja clinches. Sergei with a big shot and judo throw and they are on the ground with Sergie on top. They are in the half guard. Excellent fight so far!

Sergei lets Ninja back up and they trade some more. Some great exchanges but Sergei is getting the better of it. Ninja throws a right kick but Sergei blocks and throws a combination to the face. Sergei hits Ninja with a face punch and liver hit combination. Sergei is hitting Ninja to the body. So far Sergei looks great.

The continue to trade and we are about 4 minutes into the round. Sergei throws a right but Ninja counters with a left hand. They are still standing and trading bombs. Sergei hits a huge shot to Ninja's body. Sergei throws a huge kick and more punches to the face! Sergei throws a great combination and Ninja goes down! Sergei wins!

winner: Sergei Kharitonov by KO!]

Fallout
04-25-2004, 11:47 AM
Giant Silva vs Sentoryu



Round 1:

The fight starts and they circle for a while. Sentoryu attacks Silva and throws some palms. Sentoryu grabs Silva's leg and tries to take him down. Silva just stand there and doesn't let him take him down. Sentoryu keeps trying and gets the takedown! Sentoryu is in Silva's guard. Sentoryu is just tucking his head into Silva's belly while Silva throws punches. Sentroyu throws a big punch to Silva's face. Sentroyu now begins attacksing the body with some punches. Both guys already look like they are tired.



They are still in the same place and Sentoryu keeps giving palm strikes to Silva. Nothing big happening so far right here. Sentroyu passes Silva's guard!



Sentory is in the side mount and Giant Silva grabs Sentoryu's arm. Wowee, Silva is going for an arm submission! Giant Silva keeps working on Sentoryu's arm and Sentory tries to punch him. Silva keeps twisting the arm back and Sentoryu taps out!

winner: Giant Silva by Submission


Semmy Schilt vs Gan McGee





Gan makes his entrance and he is escorted by Chuck Liddell. Semmy comes out and he looks a lot heavier than before. Both fighters are about 6'10 inches tall.

The bell rings and the fight start. Semmy runs at McGee and throws some good punches. McGee ducks under and takes Semmy down. They are in Semmy's guard. McGee passes and he's now in side mount. Schilt goes for a choke with the hands but McGee gets out. McGee transitions over to full mount! Semmy is trying to hold McGee down but McGee gets up and starts teeing off on Semmy. Semmy is not doing to good. Semmy tries to throw McGee off and he grabs Gan but McGee isn't even budging and inch.



McGee has already tired himself and he just lays on Schilt's front. McGee keeps trying to punch Schilt, but Schilt grabs Gans' arm. Schilt hits McGee in the face with a up hammer punch. Schilt goes for a buck and tries to get McGee off again but it doesn't happen.
From the bottom, Schilt is throwing lots of punches on Gan's face. McGee is getting hit well and blood is coming out of McGee. Schilt tries to reverse but gets him in the closed guard. McGee tries to pass, but Schilt won't let him. Schilt goes for an armbar! This is amazing! Semmy gets a beautiful armbar and McGee taps!

AMAZING sight to see!

winner: Semmy Schitl by submission

Fallout
04-25-2004, 11:49 AM
Stefan Leko vs Naoya Ogawa

Ogawa is very funny. He says in an interview that he would destroy Leko in both K-1 and MMA. Leko gets a pretty good ovation but the crowd is clearly behind Ogawa. Ogawa really has this mean looks on his face while he makes his way to the ring. Leko is smiling and reclining on the top turnbuckle! He's not scared of Ogawa at all. Huge staredown by both



Round 1:

The fight begins and both start moving towards each other. Leko hits Ogawa with some lows and Ogawa throws some right hands to Leko's face. Leko hits Ogawa square in the face but Ogawa counters with a HUGE punch to Leko's face! Leko is knocked down and Ogawa pounces on him. Ogawa is in the sidemount of Leko and Leko looks dazed. Leko is moving around like crazy throwing strikes and trying to get out! This one is for sure not a work folks! Lots of strikes bwing thrown.

Ogawa goes for a full mount and gets him! Ogawa throws more big punches to Leko's face and goes for a choke! HE gets Leko great and Leko taps out!!

Ogawa nailed Leko with a humongous punch that knocked him down!

winner: Naoya Ogawa by submission!



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Mirko Cro Cop vs Kevin Randleman

Randleman makes his way out and he's with Waterman and Liddell accompanying him. Cro Cop comes out to "Wild Boys" with his regular entourage. The two fighters are the exact same weight. They have a good face off and Randleman is bouncing around.

The fight begins and Randleman bullrushes in at Cro Cop. He clinches with Cro Cop into the corner. Randleman going for a taekdown and Cro Cop trying to stay on the feet. Cro Cop's trying to break Randleman's vice grip in the corner but Randleman is keeping him there. Nothing much happening at the start for they are just in the corner.

The ref breaks them up and they are standing again. Randleman shoots in at Cro Cop but Cro Cop sprawls and blocks him. Randleman moves in at NAILS Cro Cop with a left hand! Randleman jumps on him and throws numerous punches at Cro Cop's face. Cro Cop is out! Randleman knocks him out!

winner: Kevin Randleman by KO!!



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Fallout
04-25-2004, 11:50 AM
Nog vs Yokoi

Both fighters are introduced. Nog is coming out with Mario Sperry and Yokoi looks ready.

Round 1:

They touch gloves and the fight begins! Nog throws some punched by Yokoi and they clinch up against the ropes. Nog throws a knee to Yokoi and is throwing a bit of punches. Yokoi responds with some strikes of his own against Nog. This is a stalemate thus far. They keep clinching and Nog keeps thorwing strikes.

Yokoi gets a BIG judo throw on Nogueira. Yokoi is on top and pounding on Nogueira. Yokoi is tauntin Nog and telling him to hit him. Nogueira throws some punches on the ground and goes for an omoplata! Yokoi escapes and is still punching Nog! Yokoi is dominating right now! Nogueira reverses Yokoi and gets the side mount! Over into the half-mount and Nogueira is on top! Yokoi completely powers out and is standing up!! Nog is in the butt scoop!

What a FIGHT!!!

Yokoi is still in the standing position. Yokoi continues to dominate thus far. Nog gets back to his feet and they are standing up now. Nog throws some good shots at Yokoi and back Yokoi into the corner. Nog throws some more punches to Yokoi's face. Nog hits a big knee and Yokoi is on the ground. Nog is on the ground now and Yokoi reverses the position!! Yokoi is on the top top now and the bell rings to end the 1st round!

Tremendous 1st round! Easily the fight of the year so far!!!!



Round 2:

They start off standing and Yokoi gets the takedown on Nog. Yokoi has 69 position but they spin out and are on the feet again. Nogueira throws some fists at Yokoi's face and Yokoi goes for another TD but Nog blocks. Some more fists being thrown by Nog into Yokoi's face. Yokoi goes for the takedown but Nog counters and hits Yokoi into the face with some knees. Nog goes for the front choke and gets it! He spins around and gets him into a different choke! Yokoi taps out and Nog wins!

winner: Nog by submission



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Mark Coleman vs Fedor Emelianenko

Mark Coleman walks down to the ring with Chuck Liddell beside him. Fedor comes out next to his regular music.

The fight begins and Fedor throws a left hook. Mark grabs Fedor and slams him to the ground! Mark gets the full mount on Fedor! Fedor turns and Coleman has Fedor's back. Coleman goes for the RNC and Fedor is struggling to get out! This is amazing! Mark throws some shots to Fedor's head and is still going for the rear naked choke. Fedor spins around and both stand up! Mark goes for a takedown but Fedor sprawls and nails Mark in the face with some great punches and a knee. Mark keeps working and gets Fedor down again!



Mark is pounding on Fedor from the top but Fedor gets the armbar from the guard!!!!! Beautiful armbar and Coleman taps!

winner: Fedor by Submission!!!



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Fallout
04-25-2004, 11:57 AM
I would like to thank Zangief on sherdog for the pictures

Man, some shocking results. Leko, I saw that happening, but in the second round.

McGee, damn it he could of beat Semmy but he mounted him. You don't mount Semmy Schilt. His arms are so long, its a second guard. Dumb dumb dumb

Ninja proved he doesn't really belong at HW, not yet anyway.

Giant Silva getting a submission? Man, thats almost as surprising as Randleman knocking out Cro Cop.

Fedor, Fedor looked very beatable in his fight with Coleman.


I think its awesome that the biggest winner out of this event is the UFC HW divison. Nogueira got all he could handle, Fedor got all he could handle and Cro Cop got knocked out by Kevin Randleman. The second round is going to look a lot different than 90% of us thought. Wow, great event. Its a shame I was broke and couldn't order it. I'll be getting the second round for sure

Fallout
04-25-2004, 01:13 PM
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Look to the left of Randleman, doesn't Silva look like he is asleep?

Lei Tong
04-25-2004, 01:57 PM
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Courtesy of brainuse.

Squezze
04-26-2004, 12:57 AM
Gotta disagree with the Fedor statment that he had "all he could handle". Fedor beat tapped him out in a couple minutes, while sustaining little to no damage. Coleman got destroyed.

And how does the UFC HW division benefit? A participant in the last UFC HW title fight, Gan McGee, got smoked by Semmy Schilt, and hasn't looked impressive at all since coming to Pride. I'm at a loss as to how it benefits the UFC at all. Very weird statement.

I really need to see a picture of that Ogawa punch on Leko. I thought it was very very fishy that they didn't show ONE single replay of the finish. I dunno, I've gotta watch the tape of that tomorrow.

Fallout
04-26-2004, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Squezze
Gotta disagree with the Fedor statment that he had "all he could handle". Fedor beat tapped him out in a couple minutes, while sustaining little to no damage. Coleman got destroyed.

And how does the UFC HW division benefit? A participant in the last UFC HW title fight, Gan McGee, got smoked by Semmy Schilt, and hasn't looked impressive at all since coming to Pride. I'm at a loss as to how it benefits the UFC at all. Very weird statement.

I really need to see a picture of that Ogawa punch on Leko. I thought it was very very fishy that they didn't show ONE single replay of the finish. I dunno, I've gotta watch the tape of that tomorrow.

I meant with Cro Cop losing. One of the big 3 has lost his shine. Sorry for the confussion. I should of been clearer

Squezze
04-26-2004, 01:07 AM
Yeah, awesome upset. The way most MMA fans mind's work, is that they only remember a fighters last fight. Randleman got tapped by Sakuraba, so everybody wrote Randleman off as an easy opponent for CroCop, as if getting tapped out by Kazushi FRICKIN Sakuraba is anything out of the ordinary.

CroCop is still, for the most part, a kickboxer. You can't win em all with a good sprawl.

Fallout
04-26-2004, 01:08 AM
Well, Randleman seemed to have something in this fight he didn't have against Sakuraba.

He was sure of himself tonight. Its like he woke up and suddenly remembered he was good if he put his mind to it

realkaps
04-26-2004, 01:09 AM
I've been sayin that for a while, but didnt expect Randleman to KhimTFO. Which by the way was better than the first time I fingered a chick..........

Squezze
04-26-2004, 01:12 AM
I think it'd be a lot easier to plan a strategy against CroCop, as compared to Sakuraba. Not to take anythng away from CroCop, but over his last few fights, he's gotten predictable. Everybody is always looking for the big left kick. And that's all everybody is looking for. You never know what the hell Sakuraba is gonna do. Randleman seems to be more suited to fighting someone like CroCop. I dunno if I made my point or not. I can't even remember my point. Word.

Fallout
04-26-2004, 01:19 AM
Randleman was also really passive against Sakuraba. Mark was screaming at him to do something, and give gave his arm to Sakuraba saying "Here, I don't want this"

Its scary to see what Randleman is capible of though. Espically if his head is in the game. Tonight it was, and he beat Cro Cop like an unwanted step child

Deacon Frost
04-26-2004, 02:34 AM
I'm still at a loss as to how Randleman beat Mirko.

Nuno
04-26-2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Deacon Frost
I'm still at a loss as to how Randleman beat Mirko.

Quite simply, he outsmarted him. Kevin had Mirko thinking he was gonna shoot. Mirko drops his right hand to prepare a sprawl and BOOM!!! Mirko is on his ass cause Kevin tricked him good. Then after a few "Donkey Kong" punches, the job is done. I was jumping up and down screaming with joy and disbelief. I LOVE this sport!

Fallout
04-26-2004, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by Nuno
Quite simply, he outsmarted him. Kevin had Mirko thinking he was gonna shoot. Mirko drops his right hand to prepare a sprawl and BOOM!!! Mirko is on his ass cause Kevin tricked him good. Then after a few "Donkey Kong" punches, the job is done. I was jumping up and down screaming with joy and disbelief. I LOVE this sport!


There are very few true "knockouts" in this sport. Most of the time the guy is still awake, just in lala land and the ref jumps in to save his life.

This however, was burtal. Mirko was out, totally limp. If Kevin would belive in himself and fight like this, with passion and fire, he would do a lot better than the slow, technical stalling Randleman we saw against Sakuraba.

I really hope he keeps fighting like that

Nuno
04-26-2004, 12:34 PM
I'm impressed how he outsmarted Mirko. To me, Mirko is one of the smartest fighters. All I can repeatedly say is that I love this sport for its wonderful uniqueness.

Bluecifer
04-26-2004, 03:28 PM
I'm only slightly surprised at Randleman beating Cro-cop. Like I always said. Mirko is too one dimensional and I never considered him a threat to win the whole thing. Like I also said, if Randleman went after cop like he did Bas, than Mirko was going to be in trouble. I just sure as **** didn't see Randleman winning via KO, I must admit that it does fill my heart with joy though. I just don't like ****y fighters.

Squezze
04-26-2004, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Creed
There are very few true "knockouts" in this sport. Most of the time the guy is still awake, just in lala land and the ref jumps in to save his life.

This however, was burtal. Mirko was out, totally limp. If Kevin would belive in himself and fight like this, with passion and fire, he would do a lot better than the slow, technical stalling Randleman we saw against Sakuraba.

I really hope he keeps fighting like that


Did you even watch the fight? CroCop was still awake, in lala land, when he was on the ground. He was attempting, although very weakly, to defend himself from the first few punches. If was as out as you say, he wouldn't have put up any defence at all.