Missed Fists: Charles Bennett becomes “Krazy” at CamSoda Legends, more
Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee spotlight fights from around the world that may have been overlooked in these hectic times when it seems like there’s an MMA show both. days.
We’ve covered many types of events since this feature started, and I think it’s safe to say we haven’t seen anything quite like what has happened in Fort. Lauderdale last Thursday. Before we stop in China, Poland and Serbia, let’s take a look at the inaugural CamSoda Legends show that took place in Florida, which often seems like another country.
AL: We should precede that by letting everyone know that you really enjoyed the events that unfolded on this show as a whole, is that fair to say?
JM: This is an understatement. CamSoda Legends has been the best event of the year so far, and that includes KSW fights. It was all weird, over the top, and fun. So basically it was the Charles “Krazy Horse / Felony” Bennett MMA show. Plus, I really think the fighter’s toggle feature was great. You do not agree ?
AL: For those who didn’t watch this free online show, viewers were encouraged to spend money and tip the fighters, which resulted in a sound clip being shown on the show and in the room.
JM: Notable movie quotes like “Throw his ass, sea bass” being the one that I noticed the most often.
We should advise readers that even if you sign up on the CamSoda website (which I did, strictly for journalistic purposes), there is currently no way to watch a replay of the Legends event. However, it wasn’t hard to find footage of the fights online, not that I would suggest anyone use nefarious means to go back and check this one out.
For those who missed it, please take us down gently into the pit.
JM: This was basically what you would expect for a porn site hosted MMA event except that there were a ton of notable fighters in attendance (not competing). The tip system would determine which fighters received a $ 1,000 post-fight bonus and, more importantly, lead to some truly amazing moments like this:
Oh, and there were fights too.
Bruce Lutchmedial’s victory over Bennett was seriously enjoyable in itself. “Felony” was Krazy Horsing in the first round, claiming every shot that landed hurt him (a la Anderson Silva) but he was so good he honestly looked like he could have been in trouble on points.
In the second, Lutchmedial blocked a tight choke from D’Arce that Bennett fought against, and then in the third, lagging behind, Bennett briefly took over Lutchmedial’s back. For a guy who takes paychecks to cover his rent and hasn’t looked good in a long time, “Krazy Horse” showed off some of the raw talents that made him one of the funniest fighters. of MMA at the time.
AL: Aside from, well, everything else about him, that’s another compelling side to Bennett’s fights. Man can still go! He’s the definition of mercurial, and yet it’s so obvious that even though he lost his eighth fight in a row, he’s basically a solid fighter.
This whole situation was just made for him to act like a fool. One of the sound clips that the sponsors could pay for playing on the PA system was “Spinning Back Fist” and of course Bennett picked one up at the start of the game after hearing this wise wisdom from the audience online. We joked last week about how awesome it was when the Alaska Fighting Championship ring announcer called on the crowd to shout out suggestions in the middle of the fight and that’s when it came down to it. is produced on 11.
Lutchmedial deserved the win and certainly earned it, but there is no doubt who the star here was.
JM: This is from when they announced the winner of the decision:
AL: This young woman clearly shares our enthusiasm.
Bennett later got involved with Colby Covington (of course), who was in attendance at this porn-hosted event (too, of course).
JM: I know we’re a long way from the heyday of Krazy Horse, but it’s a dude who slept Wanderlei Silva backstage. Covington must correct himself before learning the true meaning of “Chaos”. Thanks also to Mike Thomas Brown for interrupting the fight without spilling his beer.
AL: I’m pulling my rope, Jed, but before we move on, we had former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez Alex Nicholson in the main event. Did this confrontation between the future and the past live up to the billing?
JM: No, at least not as far as the fight itself, which ended when Nicholson asked Rodriguez to exploit the strikes. He did not appear to be seriously injured or injured and given the level of the event, we did not get answers as to why he tapped, but it would not be unfounded to assume that Rodriguez just didn’t want to be there. An ignominious result for a former UFC champion for sure. Thank Nicholson for realizing that the heavyweights are a trash fire of a division, so if he just put on some weight and fought above 205 he could have a ton of success.
While the fight was mundane, the post-fight was anything but. First, Nicholson starts yelling at Covington that he’s taking trash and how, in real life, he and his boy would beat him up. Then the ring announcer, who constantly messed up names all night, started yelling at the UFC for not giving Nicholson another contract, saying it was “f ** king bulls ** It wasn’t that Nicholson was still out of the UFC and begging fans to go and shame the UFC brass on social media.
Again I say, #CamSodaLegendsForever
AL: If only we could talk about it forever, but alas, the show has to go on.
Shuhei Sakano vs. Ayideng Jumayi
AL: I’m not even going to try to propose a transition to the main event of Rebel Fighting Championship 7, which took place on Sunday in Shanghai, China. Shuhei Sakano fought Jumayi Ayideng for the promotion bantamweight title and he put on a memorable performance to win gold.
There is a lot to digest here. First of all, Sakano does a beautiful and elaborate dance before entering that would make Akihiro Gono proud; second, the referee of this fight is none other than Andy Wang from The Ultimate Fighter 5 “Stand up and Wang” Fame.
I was trying to get away from the madness of MMA, but there’s no avoiding it, is there?
JM: Why would you want to try to do this ??? Weird MMA is so much better than anything else, we should be glad there was so much of it last week. And honestly, when the marquee match of the weekend was between a 41-year-old heavyweight who had a win in the last two years and a 38-year-old heavyweight (wow, Frank Mir is only 38? !?!) hasn’t fought in two years, I think we can drop the idea that we’re covering top athletic competition this weekend.
AL: I’m comfortable saying that this fight between Sakano and Jumayi has been a high level sports competition. He has got everything. Unruly brawls (Wang loved this one, I’m sure) and also creative struggles on Sakano’s part. At one point, he opted for a gogoplata as he was lifted for a slam. He was incredibly aggressive throughout the fight and the 22-year-old is definitely the one to watch in this batch of fights.
JM: I’m not sure you can say it was top flight and in the next sentence you refer to “unruly brawls”, but I will deserve that it was probably the funniest fight of the weekend. Whenever there is an attempt at a flying gogoplata, I’m in it, not to mention what may be the best rear grip there is, as Sakano used the cage to walk right on Jumayi’s back.
AL: Sakano would eventually end this one with an assault from first position, thankfully giving Ayideng an exit with a triangle submission of arms.
Jakub Wiklacz vs. Simone D’Anna
Adrian Blonski vs. Jakub Hansbach
JM: The Rebel Fighting Championship wasn’t the only event of the weekend to feature a flying submission attempt. At Celtic Gladiator 20 in Olsztyn, Poland, Jakub Wiklacz hit a flying triangle on Simone D’Anna and actually finished it. It’s rare to see someone fully locking an overhead submission before their back hits the canvas.
AL: It seems that many aspiring submission artists have the motto: “In the air? Don’t worry about it. And it works !
Surprisingly, it wasn’t even the best submission on the card. Those honors go to Adrian Blonski who slapped Jakub Hansbach with an armband moments after his brain was racked by a huge knee.
We see so many awesome knee kicks on the international stage and it looked like Hansbach was going to add to this list, only to end up in Missed Fists for an entirely different reason. Better luck next time.
The entire Celtic Gladiator 20 map can be replayed on Facebook.
Michel Pereira vs. Laerte Costa
AL: Finally, we have another spectacular submission, albeit it’s the setup that has to be seen to be believed. In the main event of the Serbian Fighting Championship 17 in Odzaci, Serbia, welterweight champion Michel “Demolidor” Pereira broke an absolutely savage – and one would have to think, illegal – flip to attack his opponent Laerte Costa.
JM: Yes, by law, Pereira’s headbutt is illegal. But if you’re the type of person who can watch a backflip guard stick his head and your reaction is to get mad at illegal moves, you’re probably also wearing Birkenstocks and eating plain yogurt for breakfast. Pereira’s backflip was amazing and I firmly believe the first rule of prize fights should always be: if it’s great, it’s legal.
AL: If you are a fighter and see that the third man in the cage is Jed Meshew, my advice would be to make peace with the gods you believe in.
A replay of SBC 17 can be seen on their Facebook page, with the main event starting around 3:12:30.
If you are aware of a recent fight or event that you feel may have been overlooked, or a promotion that may need some attention, please let us know on Twitter. @JedKMeshew and @AlexandreKLee using the hashtag #MissedFists.