BOUT#8: Grant Neal (2-0) vs Ktaro Cade (3-0) (MW.CH)
WEIGHT: 205lb Amateur MMA SCL Title Fight
ROUNDS: 3 three-minute rounds
RD1: The eighth fight of the night will be contested for the amateur SCL MMA 205lb title between two undefeated fighters in Grant Neal and Ctaro Cade. Both fighters start super cautious and circle each other. Neal lands a right hand that gets a reaction from Cade and a look as to say I see you in front of me, I feel you. Seconds later Neal shoots for his first takedown of the fight but Cade is ready for it and sprawls nicely avoiding the takedown and separating. Neal won’t give up that easy as he shoots again this time getting a deeper start but Cade is impressive in his takedown defense in the early going of this championship fight. Neal finally gets enough leverage to pull Cade down to the canvas and that’s where he will hold him for the remainder of the round. Neal isn’t landing any ground and pound but he is using old school wrestling tactics to frustrate him as he digs his forehead and chin into the face of Cade.
RD2: The second starts in similar fashion as the first but Cade goes on the offensive landing a couple of punches of his own for the first time in the fight. Neal shakes it off and scores on a deep double leg takedown but the next forty seconds is drenched in controversy as we watch Cade deliberately go for multiple eye pokes from bottom position. I have never in my life seen so many blatant eye pokes in a fight. At one point Cade tries to stick both thumbs, in both eyes and scraped at the right eye of Neal with his thumb. Referee Curtis Thrasher finally stops the action and takes a point from Cade but in my honest opinion I believe he should have been disqualified. The round ends.
RD3: Round three starts with taunting from Cade after a minute of blatant eye pokes to end the first and is taken down instantly. I can’t believe what I’m seeing as Cade continues to blatantly reach up to poke the eyes of Neal. I can’t even type right now because I am disgusted at what I am seeing. Neal holds position while trying not to go blind for the remainder of the round and unleashes a well-deserved beat down in the final twenty seconds of the fight.
In my opinion, the commission should review this fight and suspend Cade for a decent amount of time. I also believe that SCL should strip Cade of his 185lb am. Title.
RESULT: JUDGE1= 30-26 JUDGE2=30-26 JUDGE3= 30-26
NEAL VIA UD