By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photos: Tom “The Terrific” Sisson & Walter "Butch" Flansburg
light heavyweight battle between Jeff “Left hook” Lacy
(25-2, 17 KO’s) took on Otis “Triple OG” Griffin
(19-5-2, 7 KO’s) at the UFC Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida
in front of 3,500 on hand to support Lacy’s “Homecoming”
card. In was a case of Jeff “Right Hook” Lacy all night
long. Griffin was gain to hold his own and press the
action to Lacy all night.
did not wait on Griffin starting off with good
combinations and flurries of punches throughout the
fight, Griffin not to be taken lightly attacked back
countering Lacy’s power shots blow by blow. Judges
scored a Majority decision for Lacy 95-95, 96-94, 97-93.
showing slight reaction after the last round with an
un-insurance of the victory went over to the ropes to
address light heavyweight legend Roy Jones, Jr. in a
attempt to get it on. Reactions from Jeff Lacy after the
bout. ‘I would love to have a fight with RJJ here in
Tampa”. On the other hand Griffin responds. “Hey you all
saw the fight, his chin was up in the air throughout the
fight. In fact I feel I deserve a shot at Roy”.
Lenroy “TNT” Thomas went (11-2, 8 KO’s) by stopping Wes
Taylor (7-13-1, 7 KO’s) quickly in the first by dropping
him with a right shot to the body that drops Taylor who
immediately retreated in round two, and could not
weather the pressure from Thomas, Referee Frankie
Gentile jumps in to save Taylor at 1:16 of the 2nd
Super Middleweights Roberto Failey took a split decision
from Tampa’s Adam Jaco in four rounds.
Jr. lightweights Kermit ‘Bazooka” Gonzalez fights to a
draw against tuff slugger Derrick Wilson who took all
his chances and appeared to be more impressive in the
Welterweights Danie “The white lion” Staden starts off
banging dropping Henry Mitchell twice in the first round
of action with two hard right hooks that floored
Mitchell, It was Staden pressing the action the first
two rounds of the fight. Mitchell making his case in the
3rd and 4th coming out willingly strong moving side too
side presenting problems for the tiring Staden. All tree
judges had it 38-36 for Staden.
Said “The messenger” Harrak made a living with his right
hand tonight by out classing Darnell “Price” Jones for
the unanimous decision 40-36 on all judges cards.
Featherweights Adwairky Lopez dominates against Caitin
Dance 40-36 in the unanimous decision in their rematch.