Round 1: Zzzzzzzzz..... Zzzzzzzzz... *crickets* Both men are standing at range, doing nothing. A couple of kicks have been exchanged in three minutes time. That's it. Jimmo with a head kick, blocked. Soko throws a right leg kick, lands. Back to the staring contest. Jimmo starts peppering the left leg of Soko, which is wrapped with tape from the thigh down to the shin. He has a mummy leg. Action begins to pick up with twenty ticks left, nobody really landing. 10-10.
Round 2: More of the same early, but a little more aggression in both fighters' movements. Soko presses and gets the clinch along the ropes. He dumps Jimmo, and now it looks like Jimmo is cut badly. Jimmo ate a knee from Soko at he was regaining his feet. Referee stops the fight to check it out. Doctor allows it. Back to action. Now Soko is going for it. Heavy body shot and kicks now. Jimmo fires back, nearly blasting Soko with a heavy left. Soko gets tagged a couple of times coming in, and now he's back to his cautious range fighting. Jimmo content with doing that as he's bored us to death with this style for years. Sigh... point fighting from range, neither man landing clean. 10-9 Sokoudjou. 10-8.5 if you want to follow the half-point idiocy.
Round 3: Minute in... I'm heading to the bathroom. I'll be back in a minute. Soko presses Jimmo into the turnbuckle, both men exchange shoulder butts. Really? They finally separate with a minute and a half left in the round. Jimmo throwing blows, not landing. Soko doing the same. Referee stops fight to soak up sweat. They restart with five ticks left, round ends. 10-10
Round 4: Jimmo comes out harder this round, leg kicking Soko in the opening minute. Soko finally presses to the ropes once again, similar to what he did in the second when he cut Jimmo. Soko running knees into the midsection of Jimmo, now busting up Jimmo's legs. They separate, and more range point fighting. Soko presses once again, tagging Jimmo in the body and scoring. Jimmo counters with a nice shot of his own. Back to center... is this real life? Soko throws a spinning back kick, lands but blocked. Jimmo throws a spinning back kick. Nothing. 10-9 Sokoudjou.
Round 5: Jimmo comes out aggressive, gets countered by a three-punch combo from Sokoudjou. He presses to the clinch after the combo, gets underhooks, and attempts to dump Jimmo. Jimmo defends. Soko now battering Jimmo with knees to the legs. Referee finally breaks them apart. Back to center. Jimmo lunging, catching nothing but air. Soko throws a heavy body kick, and Jimmo blocks it. Soko runs at Jimmo, puts him into the ropes, and dumps him. Unfortunately, Jimmo falls onto Soko and gets top control. Soko gets back to his feet immediately. And both men are falling down.. the ring canvas is a ice rink. They restart with no time left. 10-10. BloodyElbow scores it 50-48 Sokoudjou.
Ryan Jimmo def. Rameau Sokoudjou via unanimous decision (49-48.5, 49-48.5, 49-48)