Found February 22, 2013 on
It’s catch-up time kiddies! A bout of man flu (get well soon messages to the usual address) means that I’m a few days behind as far as last weekend’s big events are concerned.So let’s try to rectify this situation by going back to this past Saturday night and the battle of the Interim Bantamweight Championship, shown live on ESPN here in Britain.The show began in the welterweight division as my fellow Englishman Che Mills took on Matthew Riddle.I really enjoyed this one. Riddle put on a great display of ground fighting throughout, and although Mills managed to recover after the first couple of takedowns it wasn’t long before Riddle established his dominance on the ground.Mills had a couple of good moments in the striking department, and his best work on the ground came when he managed to reverse the positions near the end of the fight.But by then it was too little too late as Riddle took split decision.It was up to light heavyweight for the next fight as James Te-Huna faced Ryan Jim...

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