PFC 5 Recap

Well, that was a fun fight. I suppose it’s not very often that I get to say that, but I actually had fun in the cage on Friday night.

The weight cut on Thursday went well, thanks in part to coach Sean Madden and the Denver Sports Recovery Clinic. Although it took roughly 5 hours, I lost the seven or so pounds without a hitch, and made my way over to weigh ins. My opponent, Gilbert Jimenez, was almost five pounds over the 145.8lb limit, but, seeing as how he took the fight on two weeks’ notice, I wasn’t too upset. The weigh ins were over with quickly, and I was able to get back to rehydrating.

So hungry.

As far as the actual fight goes, I was able to win a unanimous decision. I went into the fight a bit ‘blind’ in the sense that I didn’t really do much scouting on my opponent. I knew three things about Jimenez — he has a world class guillotine choke, he throws his right hand with the intent to kill, and, although he doesn’t have a great record, he pretty much only fights tough guys (Dustin Poirier, Mackens Semerzier, Scott Cleve, and Chase Hackett are previous opponents of his).

All of that rang true in the fight. Jimenez was (mostly) content to stand with me. I hurt him with strikes several times, but was never able to put him away. In the second round I started working his legs with kicks with some pretty good success. I landed probably 10 solid leg kicks — and even though I’m pretty sure he’s limping today, he never showed any quit in him.

Jimenez got me down a couple of times in the fight, mostly from catching my high kicks. While on top, he did feel dangerous, and I was a bit leery to work my way back up to my feet, suspicious of his guillotine. I was mostly able to stay away from his right hand — except for this one…

This punch gave my ears whiplash.


…which had me doing the stanky leg a little bit in the third round. All in all, a fun way to spend my Friday night. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch the fight yet, but I hear it was pretty exciting to watch, as well. Jimenez and I lost the fight of the night bonus to Brian Camozzi and Josh Cavan — if you disagree, you can let the promoter know on his Facebook page.

As always, huge thanks go to my coaches, my teammates, my family, friends, my lovely wife, and of course my sponsors — Shompton.com, Brothers BBQ, Brawlin Combat Gear, Performance MMA, GTG Custom Print, the Fuelary, and Sleepy Hollows Studios. Time for me to eat 20,000 calories of sugar, and hopefully start training for another fight.

One Comment on "PFC 5 Recap"

  1. J Shades says:

    You da man bro. Well done. Proud of you.

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