Ring Wars, the Civic Center, Rapid City South Dakota.
This was my first bout ever, and I can honestly say I am the happiest person in the world right now.
The fight was scheduled for 3 rounds, 5 minutes each.
Come out and touch gloves. Immediately get shot on and defend. Am able to throw a short straight jab, cross over right and a quick right elbow.
Take two body shots and back out a bit, using my reach advantage to try to control with the jab. I took a few leg kicks... and MAN they hurt more than I expected.
Round one over... sit in the corner, Josh is super helpful trying to make sure I keep my head...
Feinted jab and he disappears, changed levels and grabs me for the two leg... totally unexpected double leg take down against the fence. I pull guard and lock my legs. He tries to ground and pound but I get hold of one of his arms and hold on to it so he's down to one.
Struggling against me, he lowers his body and I pull my leg up toward rubber guard. He feels my leg creeping up his back and sits up quickly, exposing his straightened arm. I try to roll it into an arm bar, unsuccessfully and he takes my back in the scramble.
Turtle, sit out and turn and meet him face to face. Drop into butterfly guard and sweep him to the right before he gets situated. Press into his hip with one hand and chest with the other I jump over for side mount and end up finishing with an arm bar from side mount....
I'm super ecstatic!!!