Random Undercard Guy KTFO'd While Playing Guard: I'm not familiar with either fighter, Daniel "Ninja" Roberts or John Howard - their fight was pretty deep in the under card. Unfortunately for Roberts, it was televised (i.e., as a gap-filler prior to the main event). Although Roberts, who claims 12 years of jiu jitz on his website, showed some impressive grappling skills at the outset, he ultimately got knocked out cold in Round 1 while laying on his back (Howard standing at Roberts' feet/hurling a left punch). Worse, he showed no ninja skills whatsoever.
Roberts showed some us some grappling skills ... for about 1 minute.
And, yet Jiu Jitsi is redeemed when:
Clay Guida Grabs a Submission from Full-Mount: This is just a freakish rarity, and it's too bad it wasn't televised. Guida apparently took full mount and ended the fight against 12-5 fighter, Shannon Gugerty, with an arm triangle choke. After the fight, Guida said he didn't think he'd ever tried the submission in practice. Probably not much a challenge for Guida, but I'll take this as a clear and decisive victory for jiu jitz.
A lot of MMA writer-types like to talk about whether or not the "closed guard is dead in MMA" (I believe, stemming initially from this John Fitch interview). I don't know. I hope not. I guess we'll always have Minotauro highlights: