Last Updated on February 11, 2012.
Uriah Hall and Munah Holland Victorious at Ring of Combat XXXIX! – PLay-by-Play and Images
Play by Play by – Leland Roling of bloodyelbow.com
Munah Holland (2-1) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (0-0)
Round 1: Gonzalez presses Holland to the fence immediately, clearly wanting to bring this fight into her wheelhouse on the ground. Holland spreads out her base on the fence and maintains her feet briefly. Gonzalez gains position from the top, clasping onto Holland’s head in a headlock while landing punches. She maintains that position for most of the round, repeatedly landing blows while Holland attempts to buck off the fence to escape. She can’t move, and the referee isn’t going to help her. Gonzalez finally gives up the hold with 45 seconds left in the round, but Pearl grabs the body lock along the fence again. She can’t get the takedown, but Munah can’t put any offense together. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Gonzalez
Round 2: Roles reverse in the second as Munah presses to the fence to start and takes down Gonzalez. Holland trying to land some strikes, but Gonzalez is trying to squirm free to get to her feet. She’s unsuccessful, but gives up her back in the process. Munah sinks in both hooks and goes for the choke. Gonzalez is in trouble. She defends the first attempt, but Holland is relentless. Gonzalez eventually twists and causes Holland to fall off to the side. Gonzalez takes advantage and reverses her position. Before she can gain top control, Holland lets go and tries to get to her feet. With seconds left, Gonzalez tosses Holland over her hip, back into the headlock position from the first round. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Holland.
Round 3: Holland begins the third like the second, pressing the action immediately into the fence. Gonzalez slips the arm under the neck to threaten with a guillotine. It doesn’t work as Holland slams Gonzalez into the ground violently. After a little ground and pound, Gonzalez escapes the position briefly, but Holland is waiting for her. Holland gains back mount, beating up on Gonzalez and threatening with a rear naked choke. Holland showing exceptional grappling here despite her opponent being the alleged better grappler. The round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Holland. Munah Holland def. Pearl Gonzalez via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Uriah Hall (5-2) vs. Daniel Akinyemi (2-0)
Round 1: Akinyemi tries to start quickly by taking a shot right after the glove touch. Hall evades the shot, then evades a rush from Akinyemi that ends in the fence. Hall lands some knees in the clinch before they separate. Back to center, both men are throwing with Hall landing a few leg kicks and glancing some shots off Akinyemi’s head. Akinyemi lands a few of his own, then finds a way to gain top position. Hall tries to wall walk, but Akinyemi foresees it and dumps his back to the canvas. Akinyemi lands a few heavy blows from the top before transitioning to a choke attempt. Then Akinyemi throws knees to the shoulder. Hall suddenly explodes through Akinyemi, regains his feet, then briefly takes down Akinyemi. Akinyemi bounces back to his feet, running at Hall and changing levels. After briefly stalling on the fence, Akinyemi dumps Hall, following it up with ground and pound. WOW! Akinyemi leaves his leg close to Hall, and Hall takes it, transitioning to the heel hook and tapping Akinyemi immediately. Uriah Hall def. Daniel Akinyemi via submission (heel hook) at 3:58 of Round 1.
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