by Dr. Octagon, J.D.
Round 1: Mac Danzig lands a leg kick. Takanari Gomi lands a leg kick. Danzig kicks and Gomi lands a punch. Gomi lands a kick and a bodyshot. Danzig comes forward, but doesn’t land. Gomi throws a leg kick. Gomi lands a glancing left. Danzig lands a jab. Gomi lands a left. Danzig lands some knees from the clinch.
Mac lands a punch and Gomi gets the takedown with a double leg. Mac gets a head lock and is able to work to his feet. Gomi pumping the jab. Gomi lands a right. Gomi lands a leg kick. Gomi lands another leg kick. Gomi with a leg kick-punch combo. Mac lands a left. Gomi lands a pair of punches. Danzig lands a hook. Danzig shoots and gets a takedown; he lands some punches and Gomi goes for a heel hook as the round ends.
10-9 Gomi. Danzig needs to push the action.
Round 2: Danzig lands a left. Danzig lands a jab. Gomi responds. Gomi lands a jab. Danzig shoots and gets a clinch, but Gomi peppers the body and Mac lets it go. Danzig lands a jab. Gomi lands a jab. Gomi with a vicious body punch. Gomi is putting his hands down and walking forward. He lands a kick and a punch.
Danzig lands a punch. Gomi lands a punch that takes out Danzig’s mouth guard. Danzig lands a pair of punches. Gomi walks through them. Gomi with a leg kick. then a jab. Danzig returns fire with a punch and a kick. Gomi throwing big punches as Danzig circles away.
Danzig lands a pair of punches and completes a takedown. Danzig is in half guard and is posturing up. Gomi works to his feet, but Danzig has a deep guillotine locked in. Danzig shifts position and puts Gomi on top of him. Gomi fights through it as the round ends.
Round 3: Danzig lands a knee, but Gomi lands a big right hand; Danzig is off balance falling backward. Danzig throws a nice upkick that catches Gomi, who walks through it and falls into the guard while punching. Gomi is moving Danzig into the center of the octagon. Danzig grabs a leg and goes a knee bar, while Gomi goes for a foot lock of his own. Both bail and Gomi is back on top with three minutes left.
Gomi is winning the fight if he can just stay on top here. Danzig is able to work back to his feet. Gomi has two underhooks and is working knees to his Mac’s body. Gomi tries for a takedown. Danzig stuffs it and tries to get Gomi’s back, but Gomi muscles back up to his feet. Mac pushes him off and lands a punch.
The ref tells them not to leave it up to the judges. Nice encouragement there. Mac lands some punches. Gomi snapping the jab. Mac lands a knee and a right. Mac lands a big right. Gomi keeps his hands down and is taunting Mac. Mac still doesn’t want to trade. Mac goes for a takedown and Gomi stuffs it. Mac is landing a ton of uppercuts against the fence.
Gomi comes back with some really wild punches. Gomi is putting his hands down and trying to get Mac to exchange, but Mac doesn’t seem to want to push the action.
Gomi looked really good. Mac Danzig really needed to come forward a little more. Gomi has very little defense
Split decision for Gomi. Judges have it 29-28 Danzig(!) and 29-28 Gomi (twice). I don’t know how you give the anything but the second round to Mac, but whatever, the right guy won.