The first of the professional title fights saw Paul Cook look to defend his title against Antanas Jazbutis. Coming into this fight Jazbutis had a reputation as one of the country’s toughest journeymen however the absensce from competition he has had over the last seven months has saw him improve massively.
From the off Jazbutis showed some great improvements in his ground game. After been taken down by Cook early in the first he was able to take the local favourite’s back, something which he would do over and over in this fight. Cook showed some great submission defence as he fought off a choke attempt and was eventually able to turn into Jazbutis and get back to his feet but it wasn’t long before Jazbutis was able to trip him and again find himself on Cook’s back. Continue Reading