Nick Denis vs. Roland Delorme
Don’t call it a comeback…
Apparently, Roland Delorme has been listening to his L.L. Cool J because just when it looked like hew as down and out against fellow Canadian Nick Denis, he came back with a vengeance to get a late first round submission.
As the fight started, Denis came out like a storm once again landing a barrage of strikes, most notably a knee strike that blasted Delorme right on the side of his head. Denis followed up with a big right hand, and looked to finish but Delorme somehow kept his composure and was able to battle back.
With time ticking away in the first round, Delorme opened up with his own boxing and connected with a series of big punches that put Denis on his heels. Once they got in the clinch, Delorme finally got Denis to the ground where he was able to apply his ground game.
Delorme wrapped up a rear naked choke with less than 10 seconds remaining, and the vice grip wasn’t getting any looser so with one second to go, Denis tapped out.
Despite almost being finished in the early part of the fight, there was no giving up for Roland Delorme who now moves to 2-0 inside the Octagon.
“I never quit,” said Delorme after the come from behind victory. “Whether it’s 1 second or two rounds left, I never quit.”
Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio
When Karlos Vemola made his UFC debut he came in as a heavyweight and now three fights later he’s down to 185lbs and it looks like he may have found his permanent home.
Taking on New Jersey native Mike Massenzio, Vemola looked like a completely different fighter with a slimmed down frame but still a lot of power behind every punch and move he made in the Octagon.
Massenzio didn’t back down in the early going though, connecting with solid punches and using his dominant wrestling to take control
As the 2nd round began though, Vemola was on the attack and once he got Massenzio turtled up after looking for a Peruvian necktie, the fight was all but over. Vemola spun around to take Massenzio’s back and blasted away with heavy left hands.
Seeing his opponent in trouble, Vemola quickly sunk in a rear naked choke and squeezed like an anaconda to choke the life out of Massenzio. It didn’t take long for Massenzio to realize it was either tap or go to sleep, so he signaled the end of the fight giving Karlos Vemola a successful debut at 185lbs.