Rich Attonito stops Jamie Yager via TKO in Round 2Posted on June 19, 2010, 08:40 PM by Anton Gurevich
New Jersey-native Rich Attonito showed a good amount of skill and patience in his fight against the TUF 11 “bad guy” Jamie Yager at the show’s finale. The two Ultimate Fighters participated at the opening bout of the evening, with Jamie Yager having the control early on. Yager mixed his striking with high kicks, leg kicks and boxing combos to dominate Attonito in the early minutes of the fight.
But as the fight continued, Yager’s hands began to come lower and lower, allowing Attonito to land powerful boxing combos. Jamie Yager’s spirit finally broke down in the middle of the second round, when he gave up his back to Rich Attonito too easily. The Raging Bull needed no special invitation to unleash a Rear Naked Choke attempt, in process of which Yager failed to defend himself from Attonito’s rain of ground and pound.
Steve Mazzagatti stopped this contest via TKO at the 4:25 minutes of Round 2. Rich Attonito improves his MMA record to 8-3, and will probably get another fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.