Impact FC: Sydney Quick Recap; LowPick winners announced
Impact Fighting Championship presented its final Australia card this weekend, in a stacked “Sydney” line-up. The event was headlined by Heavyweight collision between the legendary Ken Shamrcok and the fellow UFC Veteran Pedro Rizzo.
The Brazilian had an upper hand in the bout, after delivering a vicious low kick that immediately crippled Shamrock. Rizzo managed to land a few punches, before the referee John McCarthy stopped the contest at 3:32 minutes of Round 1. Pedro Rizzo collets his third consecutive victory, which continues his climb back to the top.
As for Shamrock, we just have to accept the fact that (previously) “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” will continue fighting until he’s 50. It was Ken Shamrock’s 8th defeat in 10 bouts, but fighting is still in his blood and he will continue doing this until something (or someone) forces him to finally retire.
In the co-main event of the night, ex-UFC Welterweight contender Paul “Semtex” Daley defeated the experienced Daniel Acacio in a very tough battle. Acacio attempted takedowns during most parts of the fight, but in the end it was Daley who stunned the Brazilian in the early minutes of Round 3. Paul Daley connected with a good shots, and a crushing elbow that immediately opened up Acacio like a tomato can and forced him to verbally tap out.
Semtex Daley successfully bounced back from the infamous defeat against Josh Koscheck at UFC 113, defeating a very tough opponent in Daniel Acacio. Brit’s next fight expected to take place in either Strikeforce or Dream, with a potential striking blockbusters against opponents such as Nick Diaz and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos.
Full Impact FC Sydney results:
Heavyweight bout: Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo
Rizzo defeated Shamrock via TKO (low kick and punches) at 3:33 of the first round.
Welterweight bout: Paul Daley vs. Daniel Acacio
Daley defeated Acacio via submission (Elbow) at 1:15 of the third round.
Super Heavyweight bout: Soa Palelei vs. Brad Morris
Palelei defeated Morris via submission (keylock) at 4:20 of the first round.
Middleweight bout: Paulo Filho vs. Denis Kang
Filho and Kang fought to a draw (split) at 5:00 of the third round. The judges scored the fight 29-28, 27-30 and 29-29.
Middleweight bout: Murilo Rua vs. Jeremy May
Rua defeated May via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of the first round.
Middleweight bout: Murilo Bustamante vs. Jesse Taylor
Taylor defeated Bustamante via TKO (verbal tap) at 2:10 of the second round.
Heavyweight bout: Peter Graham vs. Jim York
York defeated Graham via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:44 of the first round.
Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira vs. Marko Peseli
Teixeira defeated Peseli via TKO (punches) in the first round.
Lightweight bout: Richard Vaculik vs. Glenn Taylor-Smith
Vaculik defeated Taylor-Smith via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:16 of the second round.
Welterweight bout: Shane Nix vs. Manuel Rodriguez
Rodriguez defeated Nix via technical submission (north-south choke) at 4:22 of the first round.
On LowPick, the user rflynn won the competition with 215 points, just three points ahead of FRYLOCKNC who finished with 212 points. LowPick: MMA Prediction game will return on July 23rd with Strikeforce’s ShoMMA 9 fight card. The night will be headlined by a Heavyweight battle between the promising youngster Shane Del Rosario and the more experienced Lolohea Mahe. Click here to submit your picks at the Events page, and here for the full Impact FC: Sydney LowPick table.