February 4, 2007
BEST FIGHTER RESULTS
Team USA Dominates "World's Best Fighter"
Report by Jim Genia - Photos by Gaby Genia
3rd, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City) It may have been chaotic behind the scenes, but at tonight's "World's Best Fighter" event
at Boardwalk Hall, the action in the ring more than made up for it. With matchmaker Ed Hsu's card pitting some of New Jersey's
best against representatives from South Korean, China and Japan, the evening's "Team USA versus Team Asia" motif steadily
became "Team USA beating the crap out of Team Asia". Yes folks, aside from two impressive KOs in the San Da bouts, it was
a veritable MMA trouncing. Highlights of the night included:
- Team Tiger Schulmann's Lyman Good, who utilized precision striking to put the game Julio Cruz on queer street and keep
him there until the ref stepped in.
- The spirited submission battle waged by Kevin Roddy and Jong Man Kim. Kim had some fantastic grappling, but Roddy was
always a step ahead, and had Kim tapping before the end of the first round.
- Greg Soto's one-side beatdown over Hyun Kyu Lim. From takedown to hellacious elbows to armbar, this bout was all Soto.
|Massenzio sprawling on Masakatsu|
Justin Eilers (Team USA-237lbs) vs. Ji Hoon Kim (Team Asia-245lbs)
Eilers via tap out
due to strikes at 2:10 of R1
Mike Massenzio (Team USA-188lbs) vs. Okuda Masakatsu (Team Asia-185lbs)
Greg Soto (Team USA-169lbs) vs. Hyun Kyu Lim (Team Asia-169lbs)
Soto via armbar at 0:58 of R1
Roddy (Team USA-154lbs) vs. Jong Man Kim (Team Asia-154lbs)
Roddy via armbar at 4:57 of R1.
Brendan Barrett (Team
Ronin-204lbs) vs. John Doyle (MFS/Daddis-206lbs)
No Contest due to doctor stoppage - Doyle fell out of ring.
Good (Team Tiger Schulmann-174lbs) vs. Julio Cruz (Team Renzo-174lbs)
Good via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes at
0:29 of R2.
|Kim in Roddy's guard |
Aaron Miesner (Team USA-181lbs) vs. Ao Hai Lin (Team Asia-179lbs)
Miesner via majority decision
Cummings (Team USA-152lbs) vs. Dai Shuang Hai (Team Asia-157lbs)
Hai via KO at 1:08 of R1
Lennox Chance (Team USA-129lbs)
vs. He Teng (Team Asia-133lbs)
Teng via KO at 2:34 of R1