|LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO July 5th, 2002
1) Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman vs. Tom "Trauma" Sauer
Eastman gets the double leg. Sauer rolled him and took his back, fell off but went for an armbar, ended up holding guard. Eastman gets side control and some good shots. Sauer uses the fence to push off and gets Eastman off. Sauer catches Eastman with a high kick from the ground...
1) Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman vs. Tom "Trauma" Sauer
Eastman gets the double leg. Sauer rolled him and took his back, fell off but went for an armbar, ended up holding guard. Eastman gets side control and some good shots. Sauer uses the fence to push off and gets Eastman off. Sauer catches Eastman with a high kick from the ground. The two are stood up by the ref. Eastman double legs Sauer and stays standing while Sauer kicks from the back. Eastman jumps into the guard and gets side control. Eastman uses forearms and Sauer uses elbows from his back. Eastman going for a keylock but doesnt get it. Eastman gets full mount and stands up. Sauer stands up and Eastman double legs Sauer. First round ends.
Eastman throws leg kicks and single legs Sauer. Eastman gets north/south and full mount. Eastman throws punches and elbows and cuts Sauer across the nose. Eastman stands back up and the fight is stopped to check the cut on Sauer. Its a nasty cut. The same doctor that stopped the Sinosic fight stopped this fight. Eastman wins by doctor stoppage due to a cut at 1:35.
2) Joe Hurley vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Riberio
Vitor gets the double leg. Joe gets guard. Both fighters exchanging punches but nothing solid. Vitor spins Joe to the fence. Vitor throws more punches. Joe has the half guard and Vitor tries to pass and gets it. Vitor gets full mount. Joe gets back to guard and Vitor tries to pass once more. Joe gets half guard. Vitor is working for side choke from the half guard. Hurley scrambles up and Vitor double legs him again and they end up with Joe pulling half guard again. Vitor gets side control and tries to jump to the mount. Vitor goes for an armbar but doesnt get it. Then Vitor tried to spin to the other side for an armbar but ended up back in side control. Round ends.
Vitor gets a big double leg and gets side control. Vitor throws punches. Vitor attempts another side choke and tightens it by jumping with it to the side. Doesnt get it. He tries to jump to the other side to get the choke and gets it. Vitor chokes Hurley out cold. Vitor wins by choke at 1:19.
3) Kit Cope vs. Tikki
The two exchange leg kicks and get into the clinch against the fence. Tikki works for a takedown. Kit throws knees. The two exchange knees. Tikki works for a takedown and finally gets Kit down. Tikki works from the guard. Tikki gets kit up against the cage and throws a flurry of shots to the body. Kit keeps it tight and Tikki continues to throw more shots to the body and then throws shots to the head, making Kit scramble back up on his feet. Tikki takes him down, more like pushed him down with a headlock and works the side mount. Tikki gets the mount and throws some more shots to the head but the round ends.
The two exchange leg kicks and Kit gets a nice solid leg kick to Tikki. Kit gets in some solid leg kicks. Tikki tries to take him down, attempting a single and gets the double instead. Tikki tries to guillotine Kit but is unsuccessful. Tikki gets side control. Tikki throws knees to the ribs from side position. Tikki gets full mount and throws shots to the head. Kit knees Tikki from the ground and gets back up. Tikki doesnt want anything to do with Kit standing up, takes him down and gets the full mount. The round ends with Tikki throwing more punches that are blocked by Kit. After the bell rung, Kit tapped immediately saying he couldnt go on. Tikki wins by strikes from the mount at the end of Round 2.
4) Valentijn "The Python" Overeem vs. Aaron Brink
Aaron comes charging at Overeem. Big scrambles. Overeem gets the big double on Brink. Overeem works from the guard. Brink has his mouth wide open and keeps Overeem tight. Brink is holding on for dear life not giving any space. The two scrambled back up and Overeem throws some hard shots at Brink. Brink catches Overeem with hard shots of his own. Overeem tries to block the shots as Brink throws uppercuts to get in. Overeem opens up and throws a hard right that doesnt connect. Brink comes at him again and Overeem throws a leg kick but cant match up to the flurry of punches Brink continues to throw at him. Overeem goes down from an accumulation of hard rights and lefts and Brink wins by TKO due to excessive shots at 2:24.
5) Tim Lajcik vs. Kimo
Kimo shoots in on Tim but Tim sprawls. Kimo tries to get the guillotine on him and Lajcik gets a huge takedown on Kimo. Tim controls position and then disclocates his toe from bouncing, not even from having any contact. It was obvious the Tim had the fight in his favor until the unfortunate misfortune of having his left toe dislocated, which he fought on for a minute and fifty seconds. Apparently, Tim dislocated it five seconds into the fight without realizing it (toe update: They took Tim to a hospital. He apparently broke the toe just seconds into the bout while bouncing on it and continued to severely damage it throughout the 2 minutes to the point that the doctor said she has never seen anything like it. It appeared that blood was no longer making it to the end of the toe, putting it in jeopardy of being amputated. Again, this is speculation on the doctors part) Kimo wins by doctor stoppage for a badly broken toe at 1:55.
6) Jason Medina vs. Frank "Twinkeltoes" Trigg
Trigg double legs Medina. Trigg gets side control. North/South. Medina works back to his knees and Trigg gets a front head lock. The two are back to their feet. Trigg opens up with big stikes and knees. Big knees. Trigg opens up with left/right combos and big knees. Trigg keeps Medina up against the cage. Trigg continues with knees and elbows. Trigg strikes and pummels. He goes from striking back to pummeling. He gets a double leg and goes into a front head lock. Trigg spins and Medina gets half guard. Trigg hammers him with elbows from the half guard and Medina taps. Trigg wins by tapout due to elbows and strikes at 3:43.
7) Jermaine "Bam Bam" Andre vs. Joey "Pancho" Villasenor (Main Event)
Joey tries to land a flying knee (Yvel Style) and catches Andre on the side of the face and Andre catches Villasenor just as the technique lands and picks him up and slams him down backwards. Villasenor catches his ankle underneath him as he comes down and tries to post on it. Andre throws a solid shot to the face and Villasenor immediately stops the fight from the pain from his ankle. The Doctor comes into the cage. Andre wins by doctor stoppage due to a "possibly broken ankle" at 21 seconds. After numerous slow motion replays there is absolutely no doubt that the ankle was broken badly as Villasenors body folded back over it. Not something for the weak stomach.