We’re going to accept some of the blame for this one, fellas. After taking a clear stance on the former UFC champion hanging up his gloves, we celebrated a couple of relatively unimpressive victories and practically encouraged Jens along. Well, no more.
Last night Pulver looked to get back on the winning track at regional start-up Resurrection Fighting Alliance against the 6-2-1 Tim Elliott. “Little
Eagle Evil” got dropped halfway through the first round, but survived the ensuing torrent of punches which left both men visibly tired. Neither fighter looked recovered from the break as they headed into round two. Elliott backed a weary Pulver against the cage with a combination before reaching for a thai clinch. As Jens shot in, a well-timed knee put him down and out.
Pulver is a grown man and the decision to call it quits belongs to him alone, certainly not to an MMA website, and certainly not to a moderately irresponsible one. That being said, when you see an aging fighter get laid out like that and then see him admit that he didn’t train seriously for the fight, you’ve got to question his decision making ability.
After the jump, a beautiful 26-second head kick KO from last night’s event.
(Video props: YouTube/Vadge99)
Ok, so James Krause needed a few follow-up punches to complete the knock out, but he still made quick work of last minute substitution Mark Korzenowski. This fight is basically a carbon copy of his 41-second knock out victory at Titan FC earlier this year.
Also worth mentioning, “The Hurricane” picked up a win in his first post-UFC fight and his MMA debut as a light-heavyweight.
FULL RESULTS (via Mixfight.nl):
Timothy Elliot defeats Jens Pulver via KO/TKO, Knee–Round 2 of 3
Ramico Blackmon defeats Dakota Cochrane via Decision, Unanimous–3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Justin McCully defeats Justin Grizzard via KO/TKO, Punches–Round 1 of 3
Gilbert Yvel defeats Damian Dantibo via KO/TKO, Punches–Round 1 of 3
Jared Downing defeats Eric Marriott via Decision, Unanimous–3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Aaron Ely defeats Angelo Antuna via Choke Out (damn late stoppage)–Round 1 of 3
Mark Dickman defeats Ted Worthington via KO/TKO, Punches–Round 2 of 3
James Krause defeats Mark Korzenowski via KO/TKO, Head Kick–Round 1 of 3
Alonzo Martinez defeats Mario Ramos via Submission, Verbal Submission–Round 1 of 3
Tyler Perry defeats Anthony Simants via KO/TKO, Punches–Round 1 of 3
Enrique Torres defeats Derek Williams via Submission, Kimura–Round 1 of 3