I didn’t catch it, but word is last night’s ProElite 2 card was pretty bad. Even the promoter T. Jay Thompson admitted as much, tweeting “never again” after the event.
Tim Sylvia picked up a win against Andreas Kraniotakes in the main event, but apparently it was a 15-min hugfest on the fence that earned Sylvia nothing but boos from the crowd. Things also didn’t pan out too well for BJ Penn’s brother, Reagan Penn, who ProElite has been heavily promoting. Penn gassed early and dropped a one-sided decision to Evan Cutts. He apologized for not being more prepared after the fight.
“I would like to let all the fans know that I’m gonna give it one more shot. Congratulations to Evan Cutts, he kicked my ass pretty good tonight. There were some things that went on in my training camp but I am not here to make any excuses. I could have done more, I was being stubborn and thought I could walk through this fight by half ass’ing it but now I know what it’s like when you’re in there and you feel like you can’t hold your arms up.
I disrespected the sport a little bit, but sometimes the best wake up call is getting your ass kicked. I promise my fans, friends and family that I will never let this happen again. Expect me back and better than ever in 2012.”
If there was one bright spot on the card, it was Andrei Arlovski’s head kick KO that literally came in the very last second of the fight. You can check that out above. Official results below.
- Tim Sylvia defeats Andreas Kraniotakes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Andrei Arlovski defeats Travis Fulton via KO (Head Kick) at 4:59 in Round 3
- Evan Cutts defeats Reagan Penn via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ryan Martinez defeats Mark Ellis via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jake Heun defeats Ed Carpenter via TKO (Punches) at 3:17 in Round 1
- Cody Griffin defeats Justyn Riley via TKO (Punches) at 0:32 in Round 3
- Richard Odoms defeats Rodney Housley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Waylon Lowe defeats Floyd Hodge via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00 in Round 2
- Todd Monaghan defeats Richard McCraw via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:29 in Round 1