TFC 2 Fight Video: Nick Penner vs Bobby Kalmakoff

Nick Penner (photo: Jason Bouwmeester)

Nick Penner (photo: Jason Bouwmeester)

Found this oldie from The Fight Club as Bobby Kalmakoff makes his MMA debut against “The Silent Assassin” Nick Penner in March 2008.

A long training camp of circling paid off for ‘K-Dawg’ for 50 seconds until Penner decides to expose his ground game and absolutely destroy Kalmakoff on the mat.

Incredibly, Kalmakoff ends up fighting another 15 fights plus one staged fight.  Penner ends up going all the way to the UFC.


16 Responses to “ TFC 2 Fight Video: Nick Penner vs Bobby Kalmakoff ”

  1. Cody Rempel says:

    This was before Bobby learned that you could tap to strikes… and also when he decided that he wasn’t gonna be a fighter anymore!

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  2. Cody Krahn says:

    We need a Kalmakoff HL reel!

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  3. Ryan D says:

    I was really hoping to see KDAWG vs The Kangaroo. I also agree with Cody we need a Boobie highlight reel for sure!

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  4. Cody Rempel says:

    *Lowlight reel

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  5. johnnyG says:

    look how good Dean looks!!!

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  6. Dean Panas says:

    It’s painful to watch, and to listen to, Johnny!

    To this day I still give Penner shit for not saving us all some misery. If you ever get a chance to talk to Nick about this fight he’ll tell you he was told a lot of things about Bobby and how good he was. Nick was taking his time trying to figure out what Bobby was doing and then, as Nick puts it, he realized he didn’t know shit.

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  7. JohnnyG says:

    I really like how Bobby puts his dukes up and side steps in circles for the entire time he was standing… game plan worked out super good for him hahahaha

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  8. Old School Jake says:

    Jesus…Penner looked like he was trying to pull start a mower at the end there.

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  9. Chibs says:

    What was Kyle Cardinal doing in there with the big celebration?

    I would love to see Kyle vs Bobby, there striking is about on par with each other

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  10. EPerez says:

    Watched some of Bobby’s ‘fights’ on YouTube and besides the punches he took here mma looks like the safest sport out there when you’re ready to tap as quickly as this guy. Absolute insanity. Whoever has this guy on the card deserves whatever ridiculousness he brings with it.

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  11. Kyle Cardinal has some pretty good hands. He had Lee Mein on the ropes with some nice boxing until he decided to be a smart ass and stick out his chin and dare Mein to hit him.

    Bobby would tap out right after the stare down at weigh-ins.

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  12. EPerez says:

    Agreed. That was a good tilt until that point.

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  13. Slim Jim says:

    And that there is why Mr Grienke runs a website and not a boxing club

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  14. harry balls says:

    That one pro boxing clip of Booby (the one i post ad nauseum when some idiot makes the claim about ‘the guts he has to get in there’ or justifies signing him) is by far the scariest one.
    At least his incompetence/possible mental health issues weren’t as known back then. How anyone can look at themselves after ‘fighting’ him later down the line is beyond me.

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  15. Slim Jim says:

    Find me one single boxing coach that will say Kyle has good boxing technique! Hands at his waist throwing slop the entire time!

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  16. Bdc says:

    LOL when i read what KG wrote. Dont belive everything you read or hear. If Kyle boxed ever he never learnt very well, having said that hes a great ref. and knows the ju jit game.

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