Monday, May 31, 2010

Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery 5/15/10

1. Antwain Britt vs. Rafael Feijao - 4
2. Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman - 3
3. Ronaldo Souza vs. Joey Villaseñor - 5
4. Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva - 4
5. Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers - 6

Feijao, a training partner of Anderson Silva, connected on a nice flurry of punches to put Britt down in a good opener. It didn't even go 4 min. so not enough to warrant a recommendation. Next fight was a show low, Randleman is washed up, and Gracie is only 2-0 and showed inexperience as an accomplished fighter (especially with such a pedgree in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) would have made short work of Randleman. Really liked Jacaré (the alligator) and "Smokin' Joe" -- first round Souza dominated and it looked bleak but Joey fought back and made the next two rounds interesting in the most completive fight of the show. Arlovski and Silva kept it on the feet, but massive Antonio had superior counter-punching and bloodied Andrei's nose like he was a prostitute destitute on cocaine. I really dug the main event, I'm an Alistair fan, and if I was Dr. Frankenstein and wanted to build an MMA fighter he'd likely look remarkably like Overeem. I've been watching Alistair in K-1 and DREAM and it was nice for him to finally fight in the states again, showing a lot of people his skills for the first time smashing out Rogers and just liquifying him with brutal ground and pound.

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