Posted by Giant_Ochai
Leben's kicks had nothing to do with him getting choked unconscious. Kicks don't give away positions on the ground. Getting schooled by Rosholt does.
Posted by Aether
I disagree. I don't think he looked very good at all in this fight. Chris made a stupid mistake throwing so many kicks at a wrestler of his calibre. Up until that point Jake was more or less running away for the first two rounds.
Heh, repeatedly throwing body and headkicks at a top level wrestler is pretty much handing them dominant position. It was a good choke but if you think Rosholt was "schooling" Leben you should re-watch the fight. The reason his corner was telling him that he HAS to get a finish at the end of the second round is because he was losing very decisively.
He's a great wrestler, and it was a nice choke, but I don't think being beaten soundly for 2 rounds and being handed dominant position constitutes a really impressive performance. Not trying to take anything away from Jake, I just thought that he showed more weaknesses than strengths overall.
He's going to have to work on his standup a lot, because I think anyone in the division who watched that fight just learned exactly how to beat him.