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    Default Re: Russell dec A. Alton 4-3 Semi-final Southern Scuffle

    Did Alton get screwed b/c the ref missed Russell's handlock?

    Flo called that, but the action was so quick it's not documented in the vid when you go frame by frame. I wouldn't put much emphasis on what he thought he saw. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Did Alton get screwed b/c the ref missed Russell's handlock?

    Flo called that, but the action was so quick it's not documented in the vid when you go frame by frame. I wouldn't put much emphasis on what he thought he saw. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. (if they make it that far).
    Right. I went frame by frame and couldn't see any locked hands. I personally don't think Russell did, and I'm not sure how the flo guy could have seen it while recording, but maybe the hands touched there for a second somewhere. I don't think locked hands would have been a good call by the ref, just not an obvious lock there. NO POINTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    According to some Michigan posters, Russell and Grajales are 1-1 in challenge matches this season.
    That is hard to believe. Grajales has really struggled at 49, although he is pretty undersized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    That is hard to believe. Grajales has really struggled at 49, although he is pretty undersized.
    From what I have seen it's not so much the size, as much as his conditioning- he seems to be catastrophically gassing after strong starts. He was killing the Airforce kid at the scuffle until he basically died.

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    Grajales might be trying to carry too much weight right now for 149 and between that and the strength disadvantage he probably has, his gas tank is hurting.

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