Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Griffin vs Jackson: A Closer Look

I decided to watch the fight again in order to document what exactly happened. Even with lots of pausing and rewinding, it was still difficult to score. Forrest landed a lot more leg kicks than I remembered. I didn't count anything that looked weak or glancing, either.

Round 1
Forrest Leg Kicks - 6

3:30 - Rampage Barrage
2:25 - Rampage Barrage including a Kick
1:30 - Forrest Lands a Punch
1:13 - Rampage Uppercut Drops Forrest.
1:08 - Rampage on Top in Full Guard, but Forrest gets up after 45-50 seconds.

Round 1 Score: Rampage 10-9

Round 2
Forrest Leg Kicks - 2

4:53 - Forrest Leg Kick hobbles Rampage
4:30 - Following Guillotine Attempt, Forrest on Top in Half Guard
3:15 - Forrest into Side Control
3:00 - Forrest Goes for Americana, Peppers with Elbows
2:30 - Punches and Elbows (Minor Short Stuff)
2:15 - Forrest into Full Mount
1:30 - Punches and Elbows (Minor Short Stuff)

Rampage never came close to getting out. Made a lame attempt near end of round, but it barely even moved Forrest.

Round 2 Score: Forrest 10-8

Round 3
Forrest Leg Kicks - 4

3:23 - Rampage Barrage
3:05 - Rampage Barrage
2:45 - Rampage 1-2 Combo
2:10-2:00 - Both Trade Shots
1:45 - Forrest Stumbles Rampage with Left Hook
1:15 - Rampage Body Shot (replay shows more of a slap, still it was mean spirited)
:15 - Forrest Combo, Rampage Counters, neither did much damage

Round 3 Score: Even 10-10

Round 4
Forrest Leg Kicks - 0

4:30 - Rampage Barrage, gets in a solid shot or two
4:20 - Rampage Barrage, lands decent uppercut
4:17 - Forrest Trips Rampage (Rampage lands on top)
3:35 - Forrest Sinks in Triangle
3:21 - Rampage lifts Forrest for Powerbomb, but it gets messed up.
3:19 - Rampage completely out of Triangle (Total Time In Triangle: 16 Seconds)
2:00 - Forrest Back to Feet
:55 - Both Trade Punches
:05 - Rampage Connects with Combo

Round 4 Score: Rampage 10-9

Round 5
Forrest Leg Kicks - 6

4:12 - Rampage Connects
3:24 - Forrest Lands Big Kick, Rampage Countered with Punch
3:10 - Both Trade Punches
1:13 - Forrest Lands Clean Punch
:30 - Rampage Coming Forward Lands 2-3 Punches

Round 5 Score: Forrest 10-9

Overall Score: Forrest Wins 48-47

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