All in all a very fun weekend, so I don't really have much to add. The full results are after the jump. But for those that may have missed it I spoke with Tito Ortiz here (not sure what's up with the cloudy audio), I tried to Twitter a little from the event, you can watch all of the fights here, photos (like the one above) can be viewed here (more of this photographer's work here) and War Machine expresses his disdain for my commentary here.
I will confess that the more I do it, the more I realize just how difficult commentary actually is. It's not just that you have no real opportunity to correct error beyond a moving five second window or that trying to research up-and-coming local fighters often produces very little results, but clearly one's perspective on matters and the attempt to candidly convey those attiudes and beliefs is not going to be greeted with flowers and cheering crowds. Being precise and being honest is precarious enough (as well as being influence free), but doing so while offering clean broadcasting technique that doesn't sway one iota from the documented truth is a very delicate balancing act I am incredibly far from mastering.
I have a very healthy and much renewed respect for Joe Rogan and other MMA commentators. The premium placed on flawless delivery of precise details with honest perspective is paramount and the talent required to deliver on those expectations is one very few have. Humbly, I say it's also one I can only hope to develop.
Results from a press release:
Results from UWC - Capital Punishment at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA:
Kris "Savage" McCray (3-0) def. Ronnie Wuest (3-3) :39 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis (3-0) def. Terry "T-Rex" Cohens (5-3) 4:29 TKO (Strikes)
Frank "The Crank" Camacho (4-2) def. Binky "Baltimore Submission Machine" Jones (7-8) 1:56 2nd Rd KO (Punch)
Mikey "The Burque Bulldog" Lovato (5-2) def. Jose "The Pistol" Villarisco (0-2) UD (29-28)
Damian "The Reach" Dantibo (5-0-1) def. Ron "Choir Boy" Stallings (7-3-1) :13 KO (Kick)
Joey Kirwan (3-1) def. Marcus Foran (6-3-1) 2:18 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
War Machine (7-3) def. Reshad Woods (4-2) 4:15 2nd Rd Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UWC Bantamweight Championship: Mike "The Hulk" Easton (8-1) retains/def. Josh "Taz" Ferguson (6-2) 4:06 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
MMA legend Tito Ortiz
WEC star "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone
Former Washington Redskins WR Gary Clark
Washington Redskins QB Colt Brennan and DB Kareem Moore
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior
Baltimore Ravens DB Domonique Foxworth
JP Flaim from 106.7 FM WJFK "Junkies in the Morning"
Chad and Oscar from 106.7 WJFK's "Big O and Dukes"