Big, big congratulations to Potato Nation member Jeff “karmaatemycat” Watts, who increased his amateur MMA record to 2-1 on Saturday night, scoring a dominant decision victory over Rusty Dafoe at the LCO Cage Fights event in Hayward, Wisconsin. And as promised, he came out wearing his CagePotato Devil Horns t-shirt, like a boss. You did us proud, buddy. Video of the fight is after the jump, along with some play-by-play…
Round 1: Jeff wades through an overhand right and scores a quick takedown. He’s reversed on the mat, and starts to work a series of submission attempts off his back. Nothing pans out, so he uses a triangle setup to flip Dafoe, landing directly in mount. Watts batters his opponent until the end of the round, taking the first frame in dramatic fashion.
Round 2: Again, Jeff nails the takedown at his earliest opportunity. Dafoe tries to lock him down, but Jeff gets some space and goes back to his nasty GnP. Dafoe is stuck, and actually tries to strike with Jeff off his back. Second round also goes to our hero.
Round 3: Jeff eats a head kick, but catches Dafoe in a clinch, knees him in the grill, and unloads with punches. Dafoe swings desperately. He falls to the mat…somehow. (Karma might have to explain that moment, as it’s kind of hard to tell what happened from the video.) Jeff dives on and lands in half-guard. He softens Dafoe up with a knee and easily jumps to mount. He tries for an arm-triangle choke, but can’t quite sink it, so he goes back to his reliable punches and elbows from the top. The last bell rings, and it’s a shutout. CagePotato’s own Jeff “karmaatemycat” Watts wins via decision (scores not announced). Future of the bantamweight division? Absolutely.