ACTORS Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos fought to a unanimous draw in a mixed martial arts fight on Saturday night that left a packed crowd at the Valkyrie mostly disappointed and wanting more.
The fight, a side event in a URCC Fight Night card that ended up as the top draw, saw little action with neither fighter landing any significant hit over two rounds that left both gasping for air.
Clashes in the fight were far less than those seen in the pre-bout clashes betwen the two fighters, or in the bar room brawl that led URCC founder Alvin Aguilar to stage the one-off match, supposedly for charity.
Matos was no doubt the aggressor, trying to land punches in the first round which Geisler spent mostly on his back trying to parry attacks from the indie actor.
However, there was one stretch in the second round when Geisler was the one on top. But like in the first round, neither fighter landed a punch or a kick that could hurt the other.
When it ended, the two were so fagged out Matos was flat on his back trying to get his wind back as fans, obviously wanting to see more action, shouted “One more round, one more round.”
For a while, it looked as if organizers would give it to the clamor.
But in the end, they declared the fight a 19-19 unanimous draw.
Geisler later took his turn on the microphone, shouting to the crowd, “Are you not entertained?” ala Maximus in the Russell Crowe hit movie, Gladiator.
Shouts of “No” were heard from the crowd.
The controversial actor later said he respects Matos, who, in the run-up to the fight, hit Geisler with cheap shots and sprayed him with urine.
After the fight, Matos said he no longer has any anger for Geisler.
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