Monday, February 26, 2007

Michigan Fighter, James Lee, Wins Big at Pride 33

James Lee, founder of the MASH Fight Team in Detroit, and current King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion, made his Pride debut Saturday night in Las Vegas with Pride 33. The southpaw Lee (9-3-0) was up against a formidable Travis Wiuff (42-10-0) from Elite Performance on the Pay per view event.

The ever calm and collected Lee came out and caught Wiuff early with a stiff short right that sent Wiuff to the canvas scrambling for a single leg. Lee was unable to keep Wiuff on the canvas and the fighters scrambled to their feet in the corner, where Lee laid a big jumping right knee to Wiuff's head. Wiuff was able to get Lee down on the canvas briefly, but the Detroit native quickly switched to a Kimura on Wiuff's right arm that brought the fighters back up to their feet. Wiuff lazily reached down for a single on Lee and found himself quickly wrapped up in an arm-in guillotine. Lee was able to close up his full guard and apply pressure to the choke in order to force Wiuff to submit at 0:39 in the first round.

Good job, James and congrats to you and all the guys over at MASH. Keep up the good work and representing Michigan in the big shows.


Chris said...

That was a short fight, and James just outclassed him. Good job!

Normandy said...

Great work.