Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we may have just witnessed this generation’s Frye vs. Takayama.
It’s hyperbolic bordering on blasphemous praise, I know, but just give this video a watch and I promise that i will not disappoint. On Wednesday’s episode of TUF: Latin America 2 – a show that I literally had no idea was currently airing, yet alone featured Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero as coaches — Team Escudero’s Marco Polo Reyes took on Team Gastelum’s Christian Soto in a lightweight elimination round bout.
While I can’t attest to how the first round and half went down, I can say that the finishing sequence was absolutely BONKERS. Both men threw heavy leather and standing elbows with little regard for their health and/or appearance until Reyes was finally able to drop Soto with a left hook to the body and a right hand upstairs. From there he dropped approximately 4,368 more punches and elbows on his downed opponent before Herb Dean stepped in and waved it off.
Given the breakout success featherweight Yair Rodriguez has seen since winning the season one crown, it might be time for us to give The Ultimate Fighter’s Latin cousin a look-see. Of course, that would entail me doing more than skipping straight to the fights from the American incarnation of TUF on Tivo the next day first, which I’m quite not prepared to do.