In a rematch of the exhausting Garcia-Jung match from 2010, The Korean Zombie busted out a Twister, basically a legit STF, which Rogan declared had never been used to finish a fight in UFC.
This was the most exciting finish of the night and the highlight of the card. Garcia tapped with one second left in the second round and looked heartbroken that he lost track of the clock.
The Seattle crowd was amped for the whole night, but turned on the slow Johnson/Hardy fight when the two stayed on the ground. Phil Davis beat Little Nogueira with a unanimous decision, helped by a solid second round.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Between his first fight with Garcia and now this crazy submission, the Zombie is rocketing up in popularity. I can't wait to see him fight again.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
NPR had a report recently on a "world series" of boxing with teams representing countries (npr.org). I can't say I find it appealing, but it's intriguing. It reminded me of Team Tennis (wtt.com), which works on the same notion.