So on the last episode, Jessica despite being undersized and pushing 40 pulls a mild upset by using her upper-echelon (8X world champion they say) boxing to skunk Raquel. Everybody goes home, rests and trains but we see the payoff card three days later.
Thumbs in the middle. Kinda flat. Too many mismatches. Pipik and Florian get worse every time out. At this point they're just fingernails on blackboard every time they open their mouths. Grating AND stupid. Some odd and in Lavigne's case, yet again potentially life-threatening reffing
Best fight: the web prelim, Sampo vs. Benoit, They get that part right but Sampo gets screwed out of the bonus because he didn't make weight. The fight was booked TEN DAYS AGO. BULL SHIT. Benoit gets the whole 100K, good for him, but bull shit.
Worst fight: Rosholt vs. Harris
Sub: Split it between Holdsworth and Sampo
Sampo will be a factor @ FlyW. Dober in as a late sub over his weight against the much bigger and faster Spencer and gets hammered for 3, another few moral victories like that and he'll be answering phones that aren't ringing. This kind of matchmaking benefits nobody. Walter Harris, very strong and athletic, might have been 8agonjits, but telegraphed everything and gassed in less than a round (although it took Tweedledum and Tweedledumber another round to notice). Impressive grappling from the Finn Niinimaki handling Rani Yahya on the ground FTW. Dubious DQ from Yamazaki on Maxi Blanco, yes it was a blatant illegal knee and ended the fight, but that early 25s in should have been a NC. Raquel made the fight with Roxy a lot harder than it had to be, no reason for letting someone that much smaller and weaker back her up for even a second. Jessamyn should have and would have finished Peggy if she had just kept striking instead of going for the Ronda hiptoss but impressive win regardless. Chris surprising no one chokes Davey out for the men's final. Davey is a great talent but will never develop it enough to matter staying safe at home in England and training at their subpar camps. Yuli blows right through Jessica for the women's, again if they had the women's FlyW division we wouldn't have these mismatches, but Yuli seems a level above all the other girls her own size as well in natural physical ability. Dubious stop from Yamazaki (what happened to him? used to be a good ref) not because there was 1s left but because Jessica was blocking everything, but probably wouldn't have changed anything. Diaz blows away Maynard, whose chin is shot, as Lavigne lets Maynard take about 50 punches too many. He was out on his feet and had turned his back twice. They need to yank his license before he lets somebody die in the ring.