Pat Audinwood Armbar Submits Justin Reiswerg at LFC 10; Gerald Harris Victorious

By Brian Knapp Feb 24, 2012
Team Bombsquad representative Pat Audinwood submitted Justin Reiswerg with a slick third-round armbar in the Legacy Fighting Championship 10 headliner on Friday at the Arena Theater in Houston. The tapout came 3:33 into round three of a fight that was still very much up for grabs.

Audinwood (11-2) ran into problems out of the gate, as Reiswerg proved the more aggressive, accurate and effective striker despite the fact that he sustained a foot injury midway through the first round. For a time, it appeared as though the bout might need to be stopped prematurely, but Reiswerg waded through the pain and retreated to his corner, where one of his trainers taped his ankle and sent him back into the fire.

Reiswerg (4-2) was in command for much of round two, as he attacked Audinwood with right hands, left jabs, occasional leg kicks and even a Superman punch. The onslaught kept the UFC veteran on his heels. However, in the third round, Reiswerg grew overzealous, lost his balance on an attempted head kick and found himself engaged in a ground battle with a superior grappler.

Audinwood moved immediately to his opponent’s back, locked in a body triangle and fished for a rear-naked choke. Reiswerg defended well and returned to a standing position with his foe still attached. Audinwood then slid down to the arm and adjusted briefly for a triangle choke. With Reiswerg on the verge of escape, he went back to the armbar and finished it, securing his sixth career submission.

‘Hurricane’ Harris Outpoints Davila

“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Gerald Harris utilized a series of powerful slams and sporadic left hands in capturing a unanimous decision from the seasoned and well-traveled Eric Davila in the co-main event. All three judges scored it 29-28 for Harris (20-4), who handled a late change in opponent when former heavyweight D.J. Linderman was unable to meet his contracted weight requirements.

Wary of the cagy Davila’s powerful right hand, Harris was quick to press the clinch. From there, he hoisted Davila (20-12) skyward and planted him on the mat more than once. Harris did little in terms of damage on the ground, but he kept the man they call “Bighead” bottled up and frustrated.

Still, Davila nearly turned the tables in the third round. He delivered a clubbing right hand that had Harris reeling late in the frame. The UFC veteran survived, diving for single-leg takedowns in an obvious attempt to clear the cobwebs. The tactic worked. Harris, who was cut by the UFC in 2010 despite having compiled a 3-1 record inside the Octagon, has won 13 of his past 15 bouts.

Njokuani Knee Wrecks ‘The Hulk’

Chidi Njokuani recorded his fourth win in five appearances, as he dismissed Jonathan Harris with a brutal knee strike to the body and follow-up punches to the head 1:54 into the first round of their brief but violent welterweight encounter.

Trying to neutralize his foe’s five-inch height and 9.5-inch reach advantage, Harris (5-2) bullied into the clinch against the cage. He did not fare well there. Njokuani -- the younger brother of current UFC lightweight Anthony Njokuani -- probed his opponent’s midsection with knees, increasing the intensity as he went. The finishing blow, driven into Harris’ solar plexus, landed with an audible impact and folded the Texan where he stood.

Punches on the grounded fighter followed, and the 23-year-old Njokuani (6-3) closed it out less than two minutes after it began.

Beebe Wins Fourth Straight

Takedowns, a heavy top game and some mild ground-and-pound carried “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 alum Carson Beebe to a unanimous decision over Tim Snyder in a bantamweight showcase. All three cageside judges scored it 30-27 for Beebe (10-1), who has rattled off four consecutive victories.

Beebe -- the 23-year-old younger brother of former WEC champion Chase Beebe -- struck for multiple takedowns in all three rounds and twice briefly mounted his foe. The once-beaten prospect allowed Snyder (12-10) few openings, either pressing into the clinch or shooting for all-in takedowns from the outside. With that, Snyder’s striking game was neutralized, and the fight belonged to Beebe.

In other action, lightweight Reynaldo Trujillo (10-7) knocked out Brazilian import Munil Adriano (7-8) with a beautiful Superman punch 24 seconds into the first round, and welterweight Alex Morono (4-1) won for the fourth time in five professional outings, as he stopped Rashon Lewis (2-2) on strikes 4:02 into round one.


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