CamSoda, a porn/webcam site, is hosting their inaugural MMA event on April 26th. It is set to have a co-main event of Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett vs Bruce “The Iron Lion” Lutchmedial, and a main event of former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco “Suave” Rodriguez vs Alex “The Spartan” Nicholson.
The company seem to be looking for new and innovative ways to compete with the bigger websites of the porn industry, such as “Bangbros” and “Brazzers”. Whilst still remaining a porn website, the website bosses seem to have decided a venture in to the world of MMA may be a forward step to cater for their predominantly male audience. As they have the means and setup to host a live MMA broadcast, this is certainly a quirky (and somewhat obscure) attempt at finding their hole in the competative market of adult entertainment.
Now let’s take a look at the co-main and main event of the card.
Charles Bennet vs Bruce Lutchmedial
Bruce of Oakland, Florida, is currently 1 – 2 since April 30th 2016, including a run of bad luck which saw three scheduled fights fall through after his opponents dropped out at late notice. “The Iron Lion” will be looking to snap a 2 loss streak against a big name and veteran of the sport. Charles Bennett (also a Florida native) has gained a huge notoriety in Japan whilst fighting for Rizin. His somewhat strange behaviour has amused and baffled fans from around the world, however he is currently sitting on a record of 2 – 7 in his last 9 fights.
Ricco Rodriguez vs Alex Nicholson
Rodriguez (54-25 professional record) will be looking to prove that he can still make use of his knock out power and add another win to his current 1 fight win streak, even though he is 4 – 1 in his last five fights. Nicholson is a more recent addition to the sport, who fought for the UFC as recently as last May, where he was beaten by Jack Hermannson via round 1 TKO. He was subsequently released for not being able to keep his head afloat against a steeper compeitition of top flight MMA. He will be looking to make a statement in his fight against the former heavyweight champ.
The reader’s opinion:
This is a MMA event, even though it happens to be promoted by a camgirl website. Would you laugh at the idea of this, or would you share it with your friends and wait for their laughter? Some people would attend to meet a few MMA legends, some people would be thrilled to be a part of the probable afterparty. Some other people would write strongly worded letters or make angry phone calls voicing their distaste. I know I will be watching, as it is sure to contain something that will entertain.