Sunday, June 8, 2008

Nick “The Goat” Thompson Defeats Michael Costa at WVR – Sengoku 3

Former Wisconsin resident, Nick “The Goat” Thompson kept his streak alive and extended it to 12 straight victories with a win over Chute Boxe fighter, Michael Costa of Brazil early this morning. Prior to fight, Thompson and Costa had a small scuffle at the press conference which may have led to some bad blood come fight time. The fight took place in Saitama, Japan on the Sengoku 3 card, which was headlined with a Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Maurice Smith bout.

Thompson’s entrance was nothing short of spectacular. He sported a handlebar mustache, tiger-striped Zubaz pants, and his theme music was Kung Fu Fighting. Early on in round one, Nick Thompson was taken down by Costa but won the round with a number of submission attempts from the bottom. In round two, Thompson’s streak almost came to an end as a left hook from Costa sent Thompson crashing to the canvas. Thompson held on, recovered, and reversed Costa to get top position. After avoiding a triangle and oma plata sweep, Thompson was then able to get side control. From side control, Thompson secured the far side arm in a figure four and transitioned to north/south position for a textbook kimura that ended the bout at 4:13 in round two. With the win, Nick Thompson improves his record to (36-9-1) and Michael Costa falls to (9-4).

Thompson last defeated another Brazilian, Fabricio Monteiro at World Victory Road - Sengoku 1 in March. Following that bout, Thompson then was signed to fight for Hardcore Fighting Championships in Canada but the card was postponed and subsequently cancelled when the promotion went belly up.

Here are the full results:

World Victory Road – Sengoku 3
Saitama Super Arena
Saitama, Japan

Fabio Silva defeats Yoshiki Takahashi - KO (Knee) - Round 2 - 0:24
Rodrigo Damm defeats Jorge Masvidal - TKO (Punch) - Round 2 - 4:38
Marcio Cruz defeats Mu Bae Choi - Rear Naked Choke - Round 1 - 4:37
Sanae Kikuta defeats Chris Rice - Armbar - Round 2 - 3:54
Nick Thompson defeats Michael Costa - Kimura - Round 2 - 4:13
Kazuo Misaki defeats Logan Clark - Unanimous Decision - Round 3 - 5:00
Travis Wiuff defeats Kazuyuki Fujita - KO (Punches) - Round 1 - 1:24
Hidehiko Yoshida defeats Maurice Smith - Neck Crank - Round 1 - 2:23

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