Saturday, June 25, 2011

KOTD: Bender v Sketch Menace (Title Match)

Note: Don't read my quick review below unless you've seen the battle or don't care about being spoiled.

Well, I think it's safe to say that pretty much everyone expected Bender to crush but Sketch certainly stepped up to the plate here. I don't feel like this was one of Benders performance even discounting the third round choke. His 2nd round rambled on a bit and all three verses seemed packed with a lot more filler than you'll see in his matches versus 24/7 or Miracle. For all that Bender still had quite a few good punches a nice little extension to his 'sorry player' scheme. Sketch came with a career best performance though, even with the minor slip-ups in each round. He went toe to toe with Bender on the rhyme scheme count and out-flowed and out-performed Bender who's choppy and slow delivery leaves a lot to be desired. His 'Chain of Evolution' punch in the third was a great way to take advantage of all the momentum he'd built up throughout his killer third round. Though it would have been closer, I feel Sketch still would have taken it even without Bender's choke.

1st: Bender
2nd: Sketch
3rd: Sketch

Rating: 7.7/10

Bender vs Arkaic
Sketch Menace/Nebula v Thesaurus/Illmaculate

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