Post by Vassago on Sept 11, 2019 9:53:54 GMT -6
Emmanuelle Vaugier vs Serinda Swan
Vancouver, BC vs West Vancouver, BC
Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Experience is one thing that allows Emmanuelle Vaugier to put on a brave face ahead of this lightweight match-up against Serinda Swan who is used to knocking her opponents around back at the Asylum PPV every other month. Vaugier knocked out Roselyn Sanchez in two rounds to get in shape for this contest but that won't make a stud like Swan blink whatsoever and she claims the fellow Vancouver brunette won't last as long herself: "Look, I have bigger fish to fry back in Philly. But I couldn't pass on this opportunity! Ems is too scared to come to Front Street house so I had to made the trip myself and boy, I'm gonna whup her ass tonight!"
Emmanuelle Vaugier wears a white crop top, red hotpants & black gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curled ponytail. Serinda Swan wears a navy blue crop top, matching hotpants & white gloves. Long dark brown hair wrapped in a bun at the back of her head. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the lightweight division.
Serinda almost takes the opener for granted - or she feels uncomfortable outside of the Asylum Arena outright which allows Vaugier to cash in with some early jabs up the middle. The older brunette obviously knows all about Serinda's record so she doesn't press the issue much but that only gives the Front Street woman time to settle in and respond with some crisp overhands down the stretch. Both fighters keep plugging along but the contest itself fails to engage high power during this opening round and has Swan firing one-dimensional attack when Emmanuelle just runs out of gas way too early that anticipated. Or maybe she feels those head shots already?
Ems tees off up the middle and engages in a surprising jabbing rally that pegs the younger brunette back. Serinda keeps holding back as if she wants to counter her rival with a quick air raid but she gets spun to the side when Vaugier finds a booming hook on the jaw. More problems for Swanny who just can't push off her heels and eats another vicious double with Ems looking to add to her sudden advantage. She keeps piling more pressure upstairs and bumps Serinda onto the ropes where she finds the rare gut shot to trap the Front Street veteran behind a right earmuff. And Swan basically has to clinch the older brunette before more gut shots given Vaugier a clear edge!
Maybe Serinda really feels uncomfortable outside of her adopted Asylum home as she just can't enforce her elite presence at all with Vaugier piling more pressure up the middle as if her FCBA future rides on tonight's result! Swanny would be almost too smart for her own good to count on a one-punch turn around but she leaks more leather and allows the older woman to settle in mid-range. She fires back but can't find her stride and loses the numbers game as Vaugier's strikes maybe don't carry much raw power but they keep the pre-fight favorite at bay. Serinda doesn't adjust her stance and seems glued to the spot which only helps Ems to punish the immobile foe before she rips a gut shot that makes Swanny wince. Ugh! Another wild hook finds the nose and Swan wobbles onto the ropes where Ems duly cleans out shop with a gaggle of half-uppercuts to literally make coach Grace Park scream her heart out in the Front Street corner.
U upset? Eat this! Emmanuelle defies the odds by landing a brutal hook straight into Serinda's face that drives the younger brunette back upon impact! And it's all Vaugier from there as she hassles the favorite around and keeps landing single shots up the middle while Swanny just can't respond at all and has to rely on her unheralded mobility to escape pressure. The upset is on the cards as Serinda is forced to slug it out once she runs out of real estate but momentum is ALL on Vaugier's side as she launches another jabbing drill before gut-checking Swanny downstairs. Ugh! Serinda fires from behind the guard but can't put enough power behind those efforts and gets whacked on the nose with a quick double as Ems rallies with more pesky jabs to shut down shop! That's three in a row for the older brunette who's feeling pretty good right now judging by her reaction!
Grace Park literally slaps Serinda back onto the ring where Emmanuelle is ready to inject some raw power and finally deck her foe in icing on the cake fashion! She's rolling into her stride and... BOOM!!! Swanny NAILS her with a big hook on the nose after ducking low to avoid the initial rush.. and she finds another one ripping an uppercut on the chin! Vaugier stumbles to her heels with a whimper while Serinda yells out when she delivers a brutal hook on the nose AGAIN to suddenly spill the red liquid... EMMANUELLE IS HURT!!! She stares down to watch blood dripping from her nostrils and Swanny shows her no mercy as she hauls in another wild hook on the nose TO PUT THE WOUNDED BRUNETTE DOWN ON HER BACK!! Some jeers in the crowd as the ref clearly didn't want to give Ems a medical break but it's a matter of pride for these women so WHO CARES? Serinda barks in alleged approval as she only gives the fallen opponent a quick glance and Vaugier is a smoking mess here unable to fight back the slowish count! She remains flat on her back and probably ponders that nasal injury more than anything else! KO5 Serinda Swan in come-from-behind fashion!!!
AFTER: Life is always difficult for these free agents and lack of genuine power supply cost Emmanuelle Vaugier a fine victory! She just couldn't hurt the sluggish Serinda Swan enough before she got smoked into a KO defeat by the first elite series from the Front Street veteran. This is a golden opportunity wasted indeed! Meanwhile Swanny admits she can't wait to go back to Philly where her money belongs: "My heart is over here but hey, I'm unsure whether I'm gonna survive the January cuts! You don't like my style? Nevermind, I had the luxury to take it easy as I know Emmie just can't hurt a fly anymore so why waste all that energy? I'm not a 19 yo flyweight who wants to win all fights via KO1! That's stupid! And all I needed was a one good drive to beat her anyway! That's pretty elite, don't ya think" (laughs).
Official Result: Serinda Swan def. Emmanuelle Vaugier KO5.