earns a "Best Fighter" sword
superfighting at The Big Easy
Lee Anderson went down to The Big Easy concert house in Boise on
Saturday, Oct. 26—but he wasn’t attending a music concert.
Fairfield’s Lee Anderson dishes out some punishment in a recent “superfight” bout.
As one of
the main competitors in the Superfights II "Unfinished
Business," event that was unleashed by John Holsman Productions,
Anderson was fighting in front of a crowd. A big crowd.
said, "It was packed. The energy was unbelievable. It really
are mixed martial arts, "No-Holds-Barred," events modeled
after the Ultimate Fighting Championships on pay-per-view television.
was making his "No-Holds-Barred," debut against the more
experienced and highly-touted Marcos Rodriguez of Boise—and it was a
successful debut for Anderson.
crowd-pleasing, exciting bout between Anderson and Rodriguez was easily
the most exciting confrontation of the evening.
hard-fought on both sides.
opening bell Anderson showed his aggressive strategy. He took the fight
to Rodriguez. After a quick exchange with both fighters on their feet,
Anderson took Rodriguez to the mat and gained the advantage.
struck the head and body of Rodriguez. But Rodriguez proved to be a
tenacious and intelligent adversary. His defensive skills kept Anderson
from finishing him off in the first round.
end, Anderson prevailed and was declared the winner by decision. He was
also named "Best Fighter of the Night," and was presented with
the "Gladiator’s Sword."
prepared for the fight with boxing trainer Matt Croner of Fairfield, and
also with Dean Heileman of Precision Jiu-Jitsu at Falls Fitness in Twin
man who graduated in 1989 from Hailey’s Wood River High School also
trains and teaches both boxing and Jiu-Jitsu at Peak One Cross Training
Center in Fairfield.
31, has been participating in no-rules fighting since 1992 and has done
martial arts since he was 12 years old.
Anderson Asphalt worker is currently preparing for another match in the
next edition of Superfights, slated for January or February 2003.
excited about it.