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Prangley survives late surge at Shark Fights 13 to hand Jardine fifth-straight loss

Saturday night’s Shark Fights 13 card was viewed by many as being the first leg of Keith Jardine’s journey back to the UFC after receiving his release last June. However, by the end of the show “The Dean of Mean” had taken two steps back rather than one forward towards his goal of returning to the Octagon.

Jardine found himself on the wrong side of a split-decision to opponent Trevor Prangley at the event after being dropped early with strikes, then battling back in the bout’s closing moments with a late flurry leaving Prangley somewhat stunned but ultimately unfinished. As a result of the outcome, the 15-9-1 Greg Jackson staple has now notched losses in five consecutive bouts and in seven of his last nine in-ring appearances.

His opponent, Prangley, improved his record to 23-6-1 with the performance and is now 6-1-1 in his previous eight bouts.

Like Jardine, fellow light heavyweight Houston Alexander found himself in trouble during his respective bout’s opening frame but was more successful at overcoming the damage sustained. Alexander appeared to be fighting on fumes after absorbing a few clean shots from Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou early in the fight. However, the tables quickly turned in the second round, as Alexander put Sokoudjou on the canvas with a series of punches against the cage and eventually pounded him out for the TKO win.

The victory brought Alexander’s record to 11-6 while Sokoudjou is now 9-7 in his career.

Here is a complete list of results from Shark Fights 13:

Eric Davila def. Pete Spratt via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
Daniel Straus def. Karen Darabedyan via Unanimous Decision
Aaron Rosa def. Devin Cole via Unanimous Decision
Ronnie Mann def. Douglas Evans via Split Decision
Paul Bradley def. Johnny Rees via Submission Round 1(Rear-Naked Choke)
Tarec Saffiedine def. Brock Larson via Unanimous Decision
Danillo Villefort def. Joey Villasenor via Unanimous Decision
Paul Daley def. Jorge Masvidal via Split Decision
Houston Alexander def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO Round 2
Trevor Prangley def. Keith Jardine via Split Decision

11 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    So much for Jardine Getting back on track…

  • MCM says:

    I have to say I disagree with Jardine losing the split. I thought he won rounds 1 and 3. In the first he landed more shots, then had Prangley defending Armbars and Heelhooks for almost 2 mins. But he got wobbled in the first and almost anytime a fighter gets wobbled he’s gonna loose the round if he doesn’t finish it regardless of what else happens. Jardine needs to find a new camp that can push him in new directions cause Jacksons is just not doing it for him. Not that he ever will though.

    Sokoudjou and Alexander went about like I thought it would except for the horrible ref that let Houston land about 20 more punches than necessary. When the fight commission is on their feet yelling at the ref to stop the fight, you know something is wrong. Exciting fight and good comeback by Houston.

    Staus and Villefort both stepped up on short notice and took home the biggest wins of their careers.

    Anyone catch the Capoeira Kick Daley pulled? It was pretty awesome.

  • Guthookd says:

    I saw that kick. It was funny. Both feet up and leaning on one hand. I guess they’d call it a “low percentage” technique. :)

    I thought Prangley won the fight fair and square. True there were details, but in the end it boils down to Jardine almost getting finished twice to Prangley almost getting finished once. I feel bad for Keith though. Hope he figures something out.

    The Soko/Alexander fight was great IMO. Houston was almost out in the first…..then managed to sneak in some head butts. Then came out and finished the fight.

    Whole event was satisfactory.

  • Dufresne says:

    Ended up missing this card, but I can’t say I’m too surprised by most of the fights.

    Sokoudjou can’t win fights after the first round is over. Period. He’s got one 2nd round win via DQ, and all of the rest are first round stoppages.

    Prangley is no slouch so I’m not really surprised he got a win here.

    The only real surprise for me was Larson losing via UD. Didn’t see that coming.

  • qat says:

    @MCM

    i thought the ref did ok. if you look closely, you can see soko trying to work and grabbing the wrists a few times and stuff. he did not just lay there at first, same thing that happened with lesnar.
    only after he did nothing than block a couple of seconds the ref stopped it.
    good call in a good fight i think.

    and jardine.. well i like him and i like seeing him fight, but he should take a deep look into his body and mind and see if he is still up to it.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    The soko vs alexander fight looked like the Heath vs Hutcherson fight MFC had this last friday as Heath got the ko on a great supermann punch and landed about 10 more hammerfists before the ref stopped it. Great MFC card this weekend by the way.

  • Guthookd says:

    @ fanoftna33 says

    Yeah, MFC was great except for everyone flying out of the damn ring. It was proof (three seperate fights saw fighters flying out of the ring and nearly hurting them selves, landing on table and what not) that the cage is superior for MMA.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Guthooked I watched it friday night and cannot recall even one person going out of the ring, are you sure you are thinking of MFC or something else?

  • Guthookd says:

    Fan…..maybe it was the Tachi Palace event I’m thinking of. Sorry if I f’d that up. There were so many fights last week I started blending them together. MFC and Shark were even going at the same time….lol. Crazy days….and for all who see this….www.pro-streams.com

  • MCM says:

    @qat

    I didn’t mind the ref not stopping the fight when Soko had his back to the cage and was eating shot after shot, it was when he fell to the floor and Houston landed about 10 shots to him on the ground. The ref should have stopped it when he hit the mat.

    I still think Jardine won that fight, but your right, there is obviously something wrong. I really hope he figures out what it is and can get back on track.

    BTW
    you know your name is a great point maker in scrabble :)

  • qat says:

    i saw an interview where jardine said he had migraine going into the fight, and i dont take him as the ortiz-type, so i kind of believe him. but as they often say, nobody is a 100% going into a fight..

    never played english/american scrabble, but i guess you’re right. 😉

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