After an impressive come from behind victory over Mike Brown a month or so ago, Joe Lauzon was back in impressive fashion, choking Ryan Ciotoli out cold at Combat Zone 9 last night.
A great fight that was pretty even, the first round you could probably give to Ryan, but Joe definetely took the second. The third round was more of Joe who finally ended it with the guillotine. It's more impressive that Joe was able to SPRAWL effectively against such an accomplished wrestler who was invited to the Olympic trials, considering Joe never wrestled.
The kid just keeps getting better. Nobody believes me when I tell him he's only been training for under 3yrs and been fighting for 2.
I think it's time for a big show to pick him up. Joe is 8-0 as a professional in 2004 with impressive victories over Mike Brown, Jerry Mosque, Kyle Sprouse, and now Ryan Ciotoli. 8-0 and all wins by submission or TKO. not a single decision.
*Side Note: Something has to be done about Mass. refs. Joe told the ref that Ryan was out cold, and the ref told him to continue to fighting. So Joe held on for a few more seconds, rolled him over to mount and then just got up. Also, the ref told Joe that had he known he was a grappler he would have stood the match up more, so as not to give Joe the advantage? :) wtf