October 23, 2006

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs Kevin Randleman at Pride FC 32

Kevin Randleman takes on Shogun Rua at Pride 32, the first Pride event in America.

In the night’s strangest bout, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returned to action against Hammer House wrestler Kevin “Unbreakable” Randleman. Randleman has been on fire for the past couple weeks, and he seemed just as amped walking to the ring as he did in his pre-fight interviews. Shogun on the other hand was coming off a freak injury loss against fellow Hammer House alum Mark Coleman. At the bell, Randleman came charging at Shogun, and immediately got a quick double to Rua’s half guard. All the intense energy that Randleman carried with him seemed to just disappear once the fight hit the mat. Shogun quickly seized a leg, and spent almost the next three minutes attempting leg lock after leg lock. Randleman did hardly anything to defend, looking like he’s never even seen a leg lock before. Between heel hook and toe hold attempts from Shogun, Randleman’s face was a canvas of pain. Finally at around the 2:25 mark, Randleman attempted to kick out, exposing his leg for a deep kneebar from Rua. It didn’t take long for Randleman to tap out, giving Shogun Rua the submission (kneebar) win at just 2:35 of round 1.
Posted at October 23, 2006 1:13 AM | TrackBack