Saturday, May 29, 2010
Cindy Dandois wins over Sheila Gaff by DQ
It is time for Big Bad Blog Video Theatre. Today I have the match video with Cindy Dandois vs Sheila Gaff from today's M-1 Selection Western Europe in Helsinki, Finland. Thanks to my pal Curtis for upping it so quickly. Cindy Dandois is an M-1 fighter from The Netherlands. She is best known for her win over Marloes Coenen in her MMA debut and is considered to be a possible challenger for Cris Cyborg's Strikeforce 145lb Championship. Remember M-1 has a working agreement with Strikeforce. Her last couple of matches have not been very challenging. I expected her to get a better match from German Sheila Gaff. You may recall that Sheila lost in the Upcoming Glory tournament to Romy Ruyssen. Sheila has very heavy hands but seems to be vulnerable on the ground. As we saw in the first round of this fight, Sheila is very aggressive but needs to control herself better. It's a lack of discipline. She landed some punches and even bloodied Cindy's nose. But Cindy got her into some predicaments on the ground and weathered the storm reasonably well. The first round was action packed and very close. I would give a small edge to Sheila. The second round didn't have as much action as Cindy figured out that she needed to slow Sheila down and control her on the ground. It was a different kind of round but also very close. It became academic at the beginning of round three when Sheila knocked Cindy down and then busted Cindy open over the right eye with a knee. The match was stopped and the ref declared Cindy the winner by DQ. He interpreted Sheila's knee to the head as intentional. I don't think it was intentional but it does show that Sheila lacks control. She a good puncher but she needs to calm down as lack of discipline will cost her matches as it did on this occasion. MMA is not a bar brawl. I'm sure these two will have a rematch down the road. Enjoy the video!