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?