Win to Rypien for landing more shots. Nice left hand by Neil at the end, who looked like he was going to turn the tide as the fight went on. God I hate it when fighters salute the crowd after a tilt. Show some respect for your opponent by sitting down for five, not raising your arms like a punk.
EDIT - Oh, I just saw their first fight and saw that Neil did the same thing. So maybe Rypien thought it was a good idea to mimic a loser?!
Neil was looking for Rypien. More lefts landed by Ripper. One nice right by Neil. Slight edge to Rypien. First time I've seen Ripper do that at the end of the fight for the fans so obviously he was mocking Neil and his antics. :)
Two of the best, if not the best, pound for pound fighters in the league. Great scrap. I've always liked Neil as he's a tough son of a bitch and his record against some very tough guys proves it. He usually has to fight much bigger guys and usually does quite well. Normally I hate that showboating **** after a fight, but Rypien did this in direct response to when Neil did it when the fought in Ottawa. Paybacks a bitch and karmas a muther****er, so I don't mind Neil getting some of his own medicine in this instance. I just hope that it doesn't become a habit wit RR. It's not like the fans needed it to get into the game as the place was popping unlike the morgue that is the Saddledome.
On a sadder note, why in the FUK do we have to listen to those two idiot announcers? Lee and Weeks are a couple of the worst announcers around. Terrible!
Rypien with the Wendel Clark-like start gets a few early punches in to a surprised Neil. But once Neil gets set he clearly shows his superiority and takes over and lands some heavy punches which have Rypien hugging and the linesmen coming in.