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Pee Wee wins, but doesn’t exactly dominate

Here’s another fight that was supposed to be nice and clear cut. Dave ‘Pee Wee’ Herman was making his long awaited UFC debut against Jon Olav Einemo, who’s last fight was way back in 2006. Yes, 2006. This is the state of UFC heavyweight scouting, people. So of course everyone was expecting Pee Wee to walk thought Einemo. It didn’t quite work out that way.

Round 1 saw the two go back and forth without much happening. Pee Wee looked pretty tentative and in Round 2 Einemo seemed to finally realize it, blitzing forward with a lot of effective offense. But unfortunately, pulling Herman into a dogfight was the wrong thing to do. Einemo’s chin wasn’t strong enough to take what Herman was dishing out, and he kept ducking his head down and letting Dave pepper him with knees right to the face.

The end happened with Herman trapping Einemo against the cage and punishing him until he dropped to the ground. The ref probably stepped in a bit early, but I don’t think Jon was going anywhere. Maybe the ref was psychic and saw that. It was an entertaining fight, but not the best debut for Herman. If a guy like Einemo can turn things around and get shit going, what’s going to happen when Pee Wee ends up facing the murderer’s row at the top of the heavyweight division?

  • Grappo

    Like Herman’s corner said to him, he does this shit every fight.  He’s much lighter on his feet than most heavyweights, but he’s got the bad habit of standing in front of his opponents like a statue, and eating nearly as many punches as he lands.  Dude’s got so much potential.  He needs to step it up.  No more freezing, no more gassing out.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    He’s got a swashbuckling style that I love.  Highlight of the night for me.

  • glassjawsh

    as swarthy and swashbuckling as allowed by human DNA

  • frickshun

    He looked like SHIT. For a UFC debut, I couldn’t have been less impressed. He was a stationary punching bag & when he did throw, he didn’t have big power. Let’s match him up w/Clint’s mother & see who is really the toughest bitch in the room.