Houston Alexander KO’s Keith Jardine

Houston Alexander

Houston Alexander

The upsets continue as Houston Alexander KO’s Keith Jardine in the first round. Both fighters came out swinging, Jardine lands a punch momentary stunning Alexander. Alexander comes back on a rampage and knocks Jardine down three times before landing a devastating right uppercut, which ended the fight at 48 seconds of the first round.

Keith Jardine may have knocked himself out in this fight for taking Houston Alexander too lightly. He has shown to be a down to earth fighter in the past so I was suprised he openly said this match-up was below him. One of the things that you will find in common with all great fighters/champions is that they fight best when they clear their head and react to every second in the fight with all of their instincts that they gain during their training. There is no doubt in my mind that at a point in the opening, Jardine was thinking about the finish and was too wild and agressive with is attack on Alexander. If you learn from Matt Serra, he said he won the fight with St. Pierre because he took his time to finish the fight.

On the other hand, Alexander Houston is no joke, he is a very agressive and powerful fighter who packs on a lot of muscle. He was smart enough to take everything Jardine gave him, including a barrage of right hooks to Jardines head which were not being blocked. Jardine is a tough and smart fighter, and I was shocked to see these blows go on uncontested for so long. These right hooks were the beginning of the end for Jardine.


  1. howard

    May 26, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    my man from my home town getting it done in the ufc, hell yah

  2. Realwun

    May 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I have to give it to Jardine for standing so long. He took some heavy blows, a lot of them. Congrats to Alexander, he looks like a tough contender. What can I say, this sport is craazzzzzyyyyyy!

  3. Adrian

    May 26, 2007 at 5:13 pm


  4. gonzo

    May 28, 2007 at 5:48 am

    if you watch the film again, CLEARLY houston has an innate sense of what weapon to use from his arsenal of offensive moves. when he got knocked backwards, he immediately went for the double leg takedown while his opponent was up top looking for a hook. then, while his opponent was trying to lock up with houston after being hurt by houston's right hook, houston then caught his opponent clear as day, bypassing his obstructed angle to his face, by going around and under with a devestating, ala Mike Tyson leg-thrusting upper-cut. he again used this same barrage of punches, hook hook hook hook UPPERCUT to take him down again. my favorite was when the right handed houston then came in with the left knee, demonstrating his ambidextrous fluidity. And it was ONLY FITTING, that he END his opponent with the punch that took his opponent down twice just seconds earlier – the upper-cut. Mouth-piece out…end transmission.

  5. Titus

    June 2, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Houston is one of my close friends. He most definately is no joke trust me. Jardine is a bad ass dude. Houston handled him like he stole his lunch. haha. Houston is a very down to earth guy that would never take any opponent lightly. I sure as hell hope that no one else takes him lightly because that will be a BIG mistake. The UFC just gained a great fighter and as far as im concerned he will bring back the same type of life to the UFC that Tito Ortiz did. Just wait and see! -Titus

  6. wooly

    November 12, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Jardine took alexander 2 lightly!

    look what Jardine did 2 lidell!

    a focussed Jardine would hammer most in his division!

  7. KOPower

    November 12, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Jardine out pointed Liddell for the most part from what I saw. He's a good fighter but Liddell walked out of that fight looking better than Jardine did.

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