Sunday, October 04, 2015

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Julianna Pena vs Jessica Eye

Here's the match video of Julianna Pena vs Jessica Eye from last night's UFC show in Houston. After she lost her last fight to Miesha Tate, Jessica wanted to get right back on the saddle. I think she should take some time to work on her non existent ground game. Of course Julianna won TUF 18 and she is on the comeback trail from a knee injury. For some reason, Jessica thought that clinching against the fence was going to win her this fight. But instead the ref warned her to do something or he would break them up. Julianna got a couple of takedowns which was enough to win round one 10-9. Jessica did better in round two. She was able to get in top position but she didn't seem to know what to do once she got there. And Julianna has good ground defense. So I scored that round 10-9 for Jessica. But then the ref took a point away from Jessica for a knee to a grounded opponent. First, I hate this rule and they should get rid of it. And both fighters were on the ground and I don't think that was the intention of the rule. I think the ref misinterpreted this rule and taking a point from Jessica was stupid. In the end, it didn't matter much as Julianna dominated round three and almost scored a finish with a rear naked choke. I scored the fight 29-28 for Julianna and the judges gave her a unanimous decision. Afterwards, Julianna called out Ronda Rousey for a title shot. My guess is she will have to go through Amanda Nunes for that. Remember that after Ronda's upcoming title defense, she's making a movie. So there is plenty of time to set up the next challenger. Enjoy the video!
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