If you missed “Fight Master” on SPIKE last night, then you missed another solid episode of MMA entertainment
The show featured two elimination bouts, the first of which was between Evan Cutts & Cristiano Souza, with the second being between AJ Matthews & Eric Bradley.
Where the second fight (Mathews / Bradley) was a bit of a ho-hum affair, which saw Bradley securing a unanimous decision victory via 2 rounds of grappling dominance, the first match of the night was a tour-de-force demonstration of MMA heart and perseverance.
Evan Cutts is a small and physically unimpressive 170 pounder, who has limited stand-up skills, no power and seems to live on the hope of being able to get his opponent to the ground and submitting him.
Cristiano Souza on the other hand, is a beast of a man who looks like a welterweight version of Hector Lombard. He has very good stand-up, a lot of power and a good grappling game to go with it.
To look at the two fighters, one would surely think that the 30 year old Souza would simply crush the 21 year old Cutts and that would be the end of it. However and as we all know, things don’t always go according to plan.
Without telling you the exact outcome of the bout and ruining it for you, I’d simply say this, that had their fight been on a UFC card an in front of a large audience, the fans would have loved it. It would easily have been a FOTN candidate, as well as most likely delivering a second bonus to one of the fighters.
If you enjoy a good epic battle with a brilliant finish, then you will probably love this fight.
The bout starts at the 2:20 mark of the video.