June 6, 2019– Despite an energized performance in 3 rounds of fighting on Long Island, NY by Taekwondo Black Belt and MMA fighter, Alex “Spartan” Nicholson, the judges awarded the victory to Nicholson’s opponent, Francimar Barroso in a split decision.
Taekwondo Life Magazine was ringside to witness Nicholson deliver some signature Taekwondo kicks. These included delivering a back-kick, and a spinning back-hook kick to Barroso’s head. These Taekwondo staple kicks are rarely seen in professional Mixed Martial Arts competition. Nicholson, however, employed them all in his 3 round battle.
While Barroso never seemed to deliver any significant blows to Nicholson in the match, or manage to cause Nicholson to tap out, it seems the judges were influenced by Barroso’s severe tiring of Nicholson with ground techniques for key segments of the fight.
Taekwondo Life’s independent scorecard, without any bias in favor of the Taekwondo fighter, scored Nicholson as the decisive victor in the fight. The assigned judges for the evening, however, had a different outcome.
This evening’s fight card, featuring Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight bouts, continues to solidify Professional Fighter’s League’s place in the Combat Sports Arena.
The second half of the PFL regular season will commence July 11, 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ.