Rashad vs Keith Jardine
This was another battle. Keith Jardine is a tough guy. Watching him train made me afraid for Rashad. This was a real good fight. A few minutes into the fight a mouse formed over Rashad’s left eye. I don’t even know if he could see out of that eye. They stood for most of the fight, but it became Rashad’s fight when he took Keith to the ground. Rashad has a real tough ground and pound. He loves working the elbow strikes and was able to open up some cuts on Keith’s head. Each round was pretty close with Rashad slightly ahead of each round. Rashad took the fight to Keith and came out the victor at the end. Rashad is heading off to the finals.
Rashad had to do the most fighting in the house and came out ahead each time. Rashad definitely has the stand-up and the ground skills to become the next Ultimate Fighter TV Show Champion. I don’t know if he is ready for Arlovski but I would like to see Rashad fight Tra or Sylvia. Those guys are pretty good barometers for highly skilled fighters. I would consider Sylvia to be ranked #2 or #3 in the UFC organization and Tra would probably be ranked #5 or #6.