Sunday, November 06, 2011
Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Jessica Penne vs RENA
Today on Big Bad Blog Video Theater is SHOOT BOXING poster girl RENA vs US MMA fighter Jessica Penne from the Sept. 10 SHOOT BOXING show. This match was scheduled for three three minute rounds and if it's tied, it goes to two minute extra rounds until there is a winner. I can see why this was called a draw after three rounds. I don't think that RENA was busy enough to win this match in three rounds. She seems very concerned about tying up with Jessica and tries to stick to kickboxing. But Jessica does get credit for a few takedowns. She doesn't get credit for falling on RENA which she also does several times. Either way, there is no ground work in SHOOT BOXING. So each time they go down, the ref has to stand them up. Jessica seems to run out of gas in the third round and I think RENA did enough to earn the draw. So now they go to the first extra round. So the controversy was that some observers thought that RENA won the round and got robbed. I think a draw in that round was fair. Jessica got credit for a takedown early in the round. Then she kneed RENA low but I don't think Jessica was penalized. RENA then got credit for a takedown. Jessica's other takedown attempts were not successful. And I don't think RENA landed enough punches to get the win. So they go to another extra round. And I think it could have been called a draw too. Jessica seemed to get frustrated with the ref. He didn't seem to give her credit for what she thought were legit takedowns. Jessica finally got the win. The match was very close. Check it out for yourself.