To say nature is a cruel beast is a misnomer. Nature doesn’t care if one species dies out or if another succeeds. This provides a great segue to describe how this fight went, as we have just seen Anthony ‘the hippo’ Perosh flatten Cyrille ‘the snake’ Diabate. If any of you picked a snake to beat a hippo in a fight, I’m sorry but tonight has proven you wrong.
The first round saw Diabate using his length to keep Perosh away. Perosh had to settle for circling and trying to figure out Diabate’s rhythm. After Diabate tagged Perosh with a sweet boxing combination, Perosh was forced to shoot for a lazy double just to get away from the strikes. The round ended with Perosh on top after getting inside a Diabate attack. The second round was like the first but played in fast forward, with Perosh taking it to the ground fast. Diabate seemed more concerned with landing punches than defending takedowns but Perosh patiently worked to advance to Diabate’s back, finally winning via rear naked choke at 3:09 of the second round.
Here’s hoping we see Diabate in the UFC again but on the other hand, a great win and the second straight for Anthony Perosh. Congratulations to all you betting Aussies out there.