Live Blog by Kid Nate: I got HDNet and felt like liveblogging it. Watch out long time community members, when Kid Nate live blogs, people get banned.
As with every major show we'll be here to bring you live results and commentary for King of the Cage: Vengance. Three title fights highlight a card that includes cage veteran Travis Wiuff vs. Mike Kyle and Rich Clementi squaring off with Anthony Lapsley. The live blog will start with the beginning of the HDNet broadcast so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
So again, join me for the show and share your thoughts as the event unfolds at tonight , Friday Feb. 12 at 10:00 PM EST.
And we're live.
Rich Clementi vs Quinn Mulhern: Mulhurn is a late substitute for Anthony Lapsley. Round 1 Clementi takes center cage quickly. Gets a take down, in Mulhurn's guard. Mulhurn attempting a very high guard. Drops it. Clementi gets to 1/2 guard, but Mulhurn reestablishes full guard. Mulhurn gets an omaplata, rolls Clementi! Clementi on his back. Mulhurn gets mount! Clementi is bucking, gets a body scissors on Mulhurn, working for an ankle lock. Great escape by Clementi. Clementi working for a toe hold. They break. Mulhurn shoots, Clementi stuffs it. Clementi drops for a guillotine. Mulhurn escapes, now they're trading leg locks. The ref restarts them (bad call!). Mulhurn shoots, gets stuffed again, but keeps pushing and takes Clementi down against the fence. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Mulhurn. Round 2 They clinch up quickly, Mulhurn gets a Thai plum. Landing knees. Clementi escapes. Clementi climbs up Mulhurn's back, but falls off. Mulhurn on top. Lands an elbow. Cuts Clementi! Gets mount. Mulhurn throwing leather from the top. Clementi uses the same body scissors escape. Mayhem names the resulting position "the reverse scorpion mount". I love it. Mulhurn gets on top, side control, mount. Elbows descend. Clementi rolls. Mulhurn beating him down. The ref stops the fight! Big upset. Quinn Mulhurn wins via TKO.
Flyweight Title Fight: Joe Coca vs Abel Cullum Intense stare down. Round 1 Cullum charges in quick and gets the take down. Cullum gets a triangle and is landing elbows to the top of the head. He adds and armbar to the triangle. Then abandons the triangle to go for a straight arm bar. Coca escapes! Cullum quickly has his back down. Lands a big knee to the head. Slaps on a kimura and it is stopped. Abel Cullum wins by submission (kimura).
Heavyweight Title Fight: Tony Lopez vs Tyler East Crowd boos Lopez. Herb Dean is reffing. Round 1 East throws a high kick. Another. He hurts Lopez with a kick. Another nice body kick by East. Another. Flying knee attempt. Lopez not finding his range. Side kick from Lopez. East feints a kick, lands a straight punch. They're trading. Lopez lands some punches. East threatens a single leg, but lets it go. Right hand by East. East with a high kick. East catches a kick and follows Lopez down. In Lopez' guard. Lopez threatening an arm bar, bu nothing doing. Now a triangle attempt. Lopez locks it on. East taps out! Tony Lopez wins by submission (triangle).
Bantamweight Title Fight: Victor "Joe Boxer" Valenzuela vs Donald Sanchez Round 1 Sanchez comes out and takes center cage. Throwing leg kicks. Lands a straight right on Joe Boxer. Sanchez takes him down. Valenzuela working a butterfly guard. Sanchez passes to 1/2 guard, but Valenzuela works back to his feet. They're clinched up, now they separate. Sanchez looking sloppy in his punching. Jab from Joe Boxer. Sanchez answers with a jab of his own. Body punch from Joe Boxer. Sanchez slipping jabs. They trade front kicks. Valenzuela is controlling cage center, but not doing much else. Sanchez controlling the range. Tough round to score. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Donald Sanchez. Round 2 They trade for a bit before Sanchez shoots in and gets a takedown. But Valenzuela threatens a kimura and briefly uses it to get back to his feet, but Sanchez gets it back to the ground quickly. Gets side control. lands an elbow or two. Now punching from the top position. Sanchez scoring with ground an pound from the top. Grinding down Joe Boxer. Valenzuela get's 1/2 guard, working for a sweep. Nothing doing. Sanchez continues to rain down damage. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 Sanchez. Round 3 Sanchez coming out peppering with jabs. Joe Boxer lands a right hook. Leg kick and a shot by Sanchez. Takes him down. Gets to 1/2 guard, looking to pass. Sanchez in a very dominant position. Joe Boxer is on his side, trying for a sweep, nothing doing. Sanchez considers going for a choke. Joe Boxer fights free, looking for an ankle lock. Nothing doing. Sanchez jumps into mount. It's a beat down as the round ends. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-8 Sanchez. Round 4 The championship rounds. Sanchez is firing away. Landing with punches and kicks. Joe Boxer looks hurt and weary. Sanchez shoots. Valenzuela sprawls. Sanchez switches from a single leg to a double and gets the take down. Sanchez gets mount. Joe Boxer rolls. Sanchez landing shots, looking for a choke or an arm bar. Hammerfists. Herb Dean watching closely. Sanchez having trouble putting him away. Dean is close. Punches are raining down. Dean stops the beating. Donald Sanchez by TKO.
Mike Pyle vs Travis Wiuff Mayhem and Schiavello are talking up how brutal Kyle is -- "he's been suspended for two years for being too vicious." Round 1 Wiuff wings an overhand, misses. Wiuff in a defensive stance. Kyle lands a 1-2. Wiuff fires again, misses badly. Kyle slips. Wiuff misses with a jab. Wiuff trying to cut off the ring. Wiuff gets the double leg. In Kyle's closed guard. Wiuff posts up to throw down but Kyle defending alright. Elbows from the top. Kyle pressed into the cage. Wiuff passes to 1/2 guard. Dropping elbows. Kyle sweeps him off! But Wiuff grabs a guillotine. Nothing doing. Kyle stands up. Now he's on top, doing some ground and pound. Bloody Elbow scores it 10-9 for Kyle. Round 2 Kyle comes out sharp and aggressive. Immediately stuns Wiuff. Goes for a barrage of strikes. Travis survives but looks gassed. Wiuff's hands are low. Wiuff shoots, gets take down off a kick. In Kyle's guard. Wiuff landing some ground and pound. Kyle breathing heavy as he tries to cage crawl up to his feet. Herb Dean stands them back up. Kyle stalks him down. Stuns Wiuff! Wiuff desperately going for the takedown. Kyle stuffs it. Kyle lands some shots from the top. They're back up. Kyle is tagging him with uppercuts. OMG Kyle drops Wiuff with a potentially late shot and then taunts him. Was that after the bell? It's over. Mike Kyle by TKO.