On Thursday, Sept. 30, Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (20-2) faced Polish heavyweight Michal Kita (10-5) at Bellator 31 in Lake Charles, La. After spending the majority of 2010 locked in a contract dispute with Bellator, Herman finally was able to get back inside the cage, although his original opponent, Ricco Rodriguez, was forced to pull out.
Kita was coming into the bout with ten wins, all finishes, six by knockout and four submissions. Herman was coming off a disqualification loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship back in May (highlights of that fight can be seen below).
Herman is mostly known for his freakish strength, hard-hitting strikes and natural ability. Whether it be his heel smash knockout of Jim York while York had his other leg trapped looking for a submission at Sengoku 11, or this omoplata of Michal Kita, Herman some how some way seems to almost without fail find a way to win.
ProMMAnow.com asked “Pee Wee” after the bout via text message where the omoplata came from and if it was something he’d been working on. Herman said, “No not really. I haven’t trained jiu-jitsu in about three months.”
The guy is not normal.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re sorry for the inconvenience but Bellator has asked that we remove the Herman-Kita fight video as it was posted on Youtube without their permission. But we still have his fight with Sokoudjou for you…
Dave Herman vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou – Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship