Sunday, April 17, 2016
Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres
Here's the match video of Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres from last night's UFC show in Tampa. I was not a fan of this fight. If either of these two wants to be a title contender, a statement needs to be made. And I don't think either of them did that. This goes back to when Tecia beat Rose in Invicta three years ago. To avoid a repeat of that, Rose decided to keep her distance and be less aggressive. She was concerned about getting outpointed because Tecia doesn't finish fights. So she fought Tecia's style to beat her at her own game. Of course Tecia was concerned about getting taken down and submitted. Tecia can be an effective counterpuncher but she didn't do enough to win the fight. All three judges scored the fight 29-28. I scored the fight 30-27 for Rose not because she was dominant and effective but because Tecia was completely ineffective. It's funny because after round two, Tecia's corner told her she was losing and she needed a big round. I guess they don't watch her fights because Tecia doesn't finish fights. And she didn't fight any differently in round three because they told her that. She's a points fighter and that finally bit her in the ass. I would have liked a more dominant win for Rose because it would have set her up as title contender. But she admitted afterwards that she's not ready for a title shot. And I don't think Tecia lost badly enough for her to consider changing her fighting style. So I don't know if this fight proved anything. Maybe they'll do a rubber match. enjoy the video!