If you’ve been following “Fight Master” then you’ve probably seen some entertaining fights and watched a rather entertaining show. Last night saw the semi-finals of the tournament go off and with them two decent bouts.
First up were Joe “Diesel” Riggs (team Jackson) and Cole Williams (team Couture). Riggs is the hard luck veteran trying for one last shot at glory and Williams the relative new-comer to MMA. In the fight Diesel used his extensive ring experience to stem off Williams wrestling-based attack and win the fight by decision, but only after being forced to a 3rd and deciding round. All in all it was an entertaining bout, which saw Riggs win the 1rst, lose the second due to take-down (sans any damage) and win the third, by being able to control the round.
The second fight on the card featured Mike Bronzoulis (team Couture) and Eric Bradley (team Jackson). Bronzoulis is an emotional and passionate fighter, who can take a bout personally and has difficulty with wrestlers, while Bradley is a fighter who hails from a wrestling background and is trying to get his life back-on-track, after a bit of a troubled past. Bradley won the first round by taking Bronzoulis down, but beyond that he did no real damage. As the second round broke it was pretty much as the same, yet as the round neared its end Bronzoulis was able to begin to deliver some nasty punishment to Bradley’s back, inclusive of some questionable elbows, and with that Bradley turtled up and the referee stopped the fight, with 15 seconds remaining.
In watching both fights, as the rest of the fights this season, one thing is most certainly true, that Greg Jackson is a heck of a coach or at least a great corner-man. Throughout his fights Jackson never stops shouting out detailed instruction. He is forever telling his fighters what to do and what his opponent is either doing or about to do. I found him to be head-and-shoulders the best coach out of the four (Jackson, Couture, Shamrock and Warren) that were on Fight Master and it’s easy to see why so many fighters speak highly of him, as a coach.
Up next for Fight Master will be the finals between Riggs & Bronzoulis, which are set to take place September 7th at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Connecticut and as available live on SPIKE TV.