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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight bout between Sulevi Sammalharju and Raimo Tikkari. This should be fireworks!

179 cm
19
169 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
172 cm
24
160 lbs
1 - 6 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Very strong
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Sulevi Sammalharju!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 1 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Raimo Tikkari!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Roosa Järviläinen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tikkari pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raimo Tikkari seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sammalharju throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Tikkari throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Sammalharju keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A good leg kick by Tikkari.
A nice combination there by Tikkari.
Tikkari fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sammalharju.
Sammalharju misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Tikkari throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tikkari moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Tikkari lands a jab to Sammalharju's midsection.
Tikkari ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sammalharju moves away.
Sammalharju jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tikkari looks to score with a jab to the body but Sammalharju is just out of range.
Tikkari lands a jab-cross combination.
Tikkari throws a looping overhand right but Sammalharju ducks down to avoid it.
Sammalharju checks a low kick from Tikkari.
Sammalharju thows a body shot but no joy.
Tikkari fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sammalharju on the side of the head.
Sammalharju fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Tikkari misses with a hook to the body
and Tikkari takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sammalharju jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tikkari throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sammalharju stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sammalharju will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Tikkari is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Sammalharju rather than just go for the knockout.
Sammalharju misses with a double jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tikkari throws a body punch but Sammalharju moves out of range.
Tikkari misses with a hook. Sammalharju ducked under it nicely.
Tikkari throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sammalharju throws a series of strikes that have Tikkari backpedaling.
Tikkari pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sammalharju tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tikkari was well out of range. Poor timing from Sammalharju.
Sammalharju checks a low kick from Tikkari.
Tikkari just misses with a punch to the body.
Sammalharju misses with the combination.
Tikkari will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Sammalharju looks to land a right hand but Tikkari moved out of range.
Tikkari with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Good leg kick by Tikkari there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tikkari lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Sammalharju has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sammalharju and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Sammalharju misses with a hook.
Nice uppercut there from Tikkari.
Tikkari dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sammalharju. That did some damage!
Sammalharju throws a hook but Tikkari avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sammalharju misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tikkari.
Sammalharju is breathing heavily.
Tikkari throws a jab but it's blocked by Sammalharju.
Tikkari scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Good shot there by Tikkari.
Sammalharju takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Tikkari looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sammalharju swats away the attempt to clinch by Tikkari.
Sammalharju scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sammalharju throws a looping overhand right but Tikkari ducks down to avoid it.
Sammalharju takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sammalharju throws the left hand but Tikkari avoids the punch easily.
Tikkari fails to land with a series of punches.
Sammalharju tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tikkari was well out of range. Poor timing from Sammalharju.
Tikkari does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Tikkari tries to clinch
and Sammalharju counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Tikkari thinking.
Tikkari throws a sloppy head kick
and Sammalharju counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sammalharju just misses with a punch to the body.
Tikkari throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tikkari scores with a decent looking hook.
Tikkari staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sammalharju looks to score with a jab to the body but Tikkari is just out of range.
Sammalharju throws a right hand that Tikkari ducks under and follows up with a left that Tikkari also avoids with ease.
Sammalharju has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Sammalharju waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tikkari.
Tikkari goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Sammalharju takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Tikkari displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Sammalharju fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Sammalharju on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Tikkari.
Sammalharju is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Tikkari misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sammalharju.
Tikkari connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Tikkari misses with a hook to the body
and Sammalharju counters with a right hand to the body.
Tikkari lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
A nice leg kick lands there from Tikkari.
Tikkari scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Tikkari dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sammalharju. That did some damage!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tikkari fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Tikkari throws a nice outside leg kick.
Tikkari lands a jab to Sammalharju's midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sammalharju avoids a punch combination nicely.
Sammalharju takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sammalharju walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Sammalharju throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Tikkari.
Tikkari scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Tikkari tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sammalharju is able to avoid easily.
Sammalharju takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Tikkari dips to his left and cracks Sammalharju with an uppercut!
Tikkari with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A slapping leg kick lands for Tikkari.
Tikkari lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Tikkari tries to land a leg kick but Sammalharju saw it coming and moves away.
Tikkari scores with a nice right hand.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Sammalharju pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sammalharju chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tikkari can pounce on him.
Sammalharju gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Tikkari.
Tikkari is working the combinations to good effect here.
An inside leg kick lands from Tikkari.
Tikkari lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Sammalharju circles away quickly and effectively.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Raimo Tikkari dominated that round.
That's time! Sammalharju's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Sammalharju takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Tikkari keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Tikkari will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sammalharju. Tikkari does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tikkari lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Tikkari.
Tikkari takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Tikkari is looking to clinch but Sammalharju is avoiding it.
Sammalharju lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A bone on bone clash there as Sammalharju blocks the leg kick.
Sammalharju wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Tikkari throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sammalharju stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Tikkari shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Sammalharju connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Tikkari scores with a jab to the body.
Tikkari throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sammalharju swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A jab from Sammalharju finds it's way through Tikkari's defenses.
Sammalharju throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tikkari sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tikkari works Sammalharju's body with a nice hook.
Tikkari turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sammalharju throws out a powerful jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tikkari misses with a series of wild punches.

Tikkari rushes Sammalharju and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Tikkari tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Tikkari is trying to break the clinch but Sammalharju is controlling him.

Tikkari escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sammalharju checks a leg kick.
Tikkari misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sammalharju lands with an uppercut that bounces Tikkari off the cage and back into rage.
Tikkari connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Sammalharju lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Tikkari thumps Sammalharju with a low kick.
Sammalharju takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sammalharju takes one to the chin there.
Tikkari misses with a wild body shot.
Tikkari takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Tikkari lands a head shot.
Nice jab there from Sammalharju.
Tikkari dodges the punch combination from Sammalharju.
Tikkari slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Sammalharju avoids the body shot from Tikkari.
Tikkari buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Tikkari is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Sammalharju throws a predictable looking body shot
and Tikkari counters with an outside leg kick.
Tikkari fails to land with a series of punches.
Tikkari misses with a body shot.
Tikkari throws a leg kick but Sammalharju sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sammalharju avoids the body shot from Tikkari.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tikkari blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Tikkari breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sammalharju throws a predictable looking body shot
and Tikkari counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sammalharju throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Tikkari throws a nice head kick!
Tikkari dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sammalharju. That did some damage!
Tikkari just misses with a punch to the body.
Tikkari lands a jab to Sammalharju's midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sammalharju.
A head kick misses from Tikkari.
Tikkari throws and low kick but Sammalharju moves out of range easily.
Sammalharju needs to keep his hands up - Tikkari had a free shot at his head there.
Sammalharju misses with a straight right.
Tikkari misses with a body shot.
Tikkari misses with a body punch
and Sammalharju counters with a nice body shot.
Tikkari tries to clinch but Sammalharju moves away
and Tikkari takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Tikkari misses with a hook. Sammalharju ducked under it nicely.
Tikkari connects with a high kick.
Tikkari tries to clinch up.
Sammalharju tries to bum rush Tikkari with a series of wild strikes but Tikkari uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Tikkari cracks the inside of Sammalharju's front leg.
Sammalharju misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tikkari.
Tikkari tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tikkari throws a left and a right that both miss
and Sammalharju counters with a straight right hand.
A head kick misses from Tikkari.
Tikkari throws a series of punches but Sammalharju avoids them all with ease.
Tikkari with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Tikkari ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sammalharju moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sammalharju throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tikkari swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tikkari feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sammalharju's calf.
Tikkari tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sammalharju misses with a straight left.
Sammalharju looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
The fight stays on the outside here - Sammalharju looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Tikkari looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sammalharju takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Tikkari swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Sammalharju counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Tikkari throws a leg kick which misses Sammalharju's front leg but catches the back leg as Sammalharju tries to avoid it.
Tikkari works Sammalharju's body with a nice hook.
Sammalharju bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tikkari, right into the meat.
A bone on bone clash there as Sammalharju blocks the leg kick.
Tikkari cracks a nice hook into Sammalharju's ribs.
Tikkari ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Raimo Tikkari showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Sammalharju's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Tikkari tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Good exchange - Tikkari coming out on top.
Raimo Tikkari seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tikkari lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sammalharju's sensitive parts.
Sammalharju waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tikkari.
Sammalharju takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Tikkari scores with a nice body kick.
Tikkari moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Tikkari changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Tikkari is looking to slow Sammalharju down with leg kicks.
Sammalharju moves out of range of the leg kick from Tikkari.
Tikkari throws a sloppy head kick and Sammalharju moves out of range easily.
Tikkari chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Tikkari tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sammalharju swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Tikkari moves in looking to clinch but Sammalharju pushes him off.
An inside leg kick lands from Tikkari.
Tikkari has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A slapping leg kick lands for Tikkari.
Tikkari throws a quick inside leg kick.
Sammalharju takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tikkari lands with a nice combination. Sammalharju backs away looking to recover.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tikkari thows a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sammalharju takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Tikkari scores with a one two! Sammalharju had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Tikkari goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Tikkari feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sammalharju's calf.
Sammalharju takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Sammalharju takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sammalharju keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tikkari with a nice cross.
Tikkari connects with a body shot.
Tikkari lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sammalharju's sensitive parts.
Tikkari is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Sammalharju moves out of range as Tikkari throws a body kick.
Tikkari throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Tikkari scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Tikkari.
Tikkari throws a series of strikes that have Sammalharju backpedaling.
Sammalharju doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Sammalharju keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari scoring well with a low kick there.
A slow jab from Tikkari misses its intended target.
Sammalharju lands a jab to the nose.
Nice jab there from Tikkari.
Tikkari misses with a looping left.
Sammalharju uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tikkari.
An inside leg kick from Tikkari misses.
Tikkari tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sammalharju paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sammalharju misses with a looping right.
Sammalharju tries to clinch but Tikkari is having none of it.
Sammalharju takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Tikkari ducks under a wild hook from Sammalharju.
Tikkari scores with a one two! Sammalharju had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tikkari avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Sulevi Sammalharju is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Tikkari lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sammalharju at a distance.
Tikkari moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Tikkari scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Tikkari tries to close the distance and clinch but Sammalharju swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Tikkari looks to land a combination. Sammalharju sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari lands with a slapping head kick.
A punch combination from Tikkari misses.
Sammalharju misses with a hook. Tikkari ducked under it nicely.
Sammalharju loads up on a big right hand but Tikkari slips the punch.
Tikkari throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Tikkari looks to land a left hand but Sammalharju moved out of range nicely.
Tikkari lands with a right hand.
Sammalharju checks a leg kick.
Sammalharju throws a hook to the side of Tikkari's head but Tikkari sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sammalharju takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sammalharju.
Tikkari lands with a kick to the temple. Sammalharju shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Tikkari scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sammalharju doesn't seem bothered though.
Sammalharju takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Tikkari swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sammalharju takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Tikkari connects with a solid leg kick.
Sammalharju throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tikkari is looking to slow Sammalharju down with leg kicks.
Sulevi Sammalharju has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tikkari slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Tikkari is looking to slow Sammalharju down with leg kicks.
Sammalharju throws a big shot that misses.
Tikkari lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sammalharju takes one on the button.
Tikkari scores with a jab to the head.
Tikkari throws a jab when Sammalharju was well out of range.
Tikkari will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tikkari. Sammalharju does a little dance to reset his feet.
An inside leg kick lands from Tikkari.
Tikkari throws out a leg kick but Sammalharju moves out of range and Tikkari only half commits.
Tikkari lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sammalharju's sensitive parts.
Tikkari throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Sammalharju misses the jab.
Tikkari looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sammalharju throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raimo Tikkari is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Tikkari avoids the body shot from Sammalharju.
Tikkari wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

And that's the end of the fight!
Raimo Tikkari comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Tikkari has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 26:30
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 26:30
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Raimo Tikkari!
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time
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hype
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pop
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight bout between Pertti Junttila and Viljo Multanen. The crowd seem to be enjoying Multanen's choice of entrance music: Pitbull-Crazy. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
25
185 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
185 cm
22
183 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pertti Junttila!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Viljo Multanen!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Marco Blurström and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Multanen is looking to clinch.
Multanen tries to clinch but Junttila moves out of range.

Junttila shoots in and bounces Multanen off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Junttila wants to control from the top but Multanen keeps moving.
Junttila stands and throws Multanen's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Junttila tries to move to mount but Multanen blocks the move with his legs.
Junttila trying to control the position but Multanen is working away.
Junttila throws a strike aimed at the side of Multanen's head but Multanen avoids it well.

Junttila looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junttila wants to control but Multanen is keeping him busy.

Junttila decides to stand back up.
Multanen is looking to clinch but Junttila is avoiding it.
Junttila changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Multanen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Junttila paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A jab from Junttila finds it's way through Multanen's defenses.

Junttila closes the distance and clinches.
Junttila can't break the clinch.

Junttila gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Junttila trying to advance position but Multanen counters by regaining guard.
Junttila wants to pass the guard but Multanen is keeping the position.
Junttila prevents Multanen from getting back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Junttila passes into half guard.

Junttila seems to be looking for submissions.
Junttila trying to control from half guard but Multanen is working away.
Junttila is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Multanen is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Multanen wants to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Junttila trying to control from half guard but Multanen is working away.
Junttila trying to mount his opponent but Multanen defends it.

It looks like we're going to have a standup here. Neither fighter is doing enough on the ground.

Junttila gets a takedown into half guard.
Junttila prevents Multanen from standing back up.
Multanen really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Junttila. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Multanen looks gassed!
Junttila trying to advance position but Multanen counters by regaining guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Junttila stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Multanen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Junttila trying to control but Multanen is working from the bottom.
Junttila wants to pass the guard but Multanen is keeping the position.
Junttila is working hard here to advance position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pertti Junttila dominated that round.
That's time! Junttila's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Junttila shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Multanen napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Junttila tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Junttila in side control, just content to control the action for now.

Junttila is trying to get an arm triangle but Multanen is defending well.

Junttila decides to stand back up. Junttila steps back and let's Multanen get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Multanen is looking to clinch but Junttila is avoiding it.
Multanen closes the distance but Junttila moves to the side

and Junttila counters with a takedown into full mount! That could mean trouble for Multanen!
Junttila trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Multanen's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
Multanen is controlling an arm, preventing Junttila from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Junttila looking for a guillotine from mount but Multanen is having none of it.
Junttila forces the positional change into back control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Multanen is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

Junttila looking for the choke but no joy.
Multanen holding both Junttila 's hands and preventing any damage.

Multanen showing good submission defense here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Junttila is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Multanen knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Multanen for a finish.
Multanen is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
A lull in the action here.

Junttila has got his arm under Multanen's chin working for the choke… has he got it? It looks pretty tight! Oh! Multanen has spun round into Junttila's guard beautifully! Well done that man!

Junttila isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Multanen stacks Junttila on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Multanen!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.

Multanen stands up and beckons Junttila to his feet.
Multanen tries to clinch but Junttila moves out of range.
Junttila keeps the fight on the outside.
Multanen wants to clinch but Junttila slips to the side

and Junttila counters with a takedown into side control.

Junttila tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Junttila has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Junttila wants to take a breather but Multanen manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Junttila.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pertti Junttila dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Junttila shoots in for a takedown but Multanen shows good takedown defense.
Nice takedown defense from Multanen. No joy for Junttila on that attempt.
Multanen clinches but Junttila breaks the clinch

and Junttila counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Junttila wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pertti Junttila. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Junttila wants a takedown but no success here.
Multanen tries to throw a body punch but Junttila avoids it by throwing Multanen back against the cage.
Multanen lands a hook that snaps the head of Junttila backwards.
Junttila tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Multanen smiles and moves away.
Junttila circles away from the clinch attempt.
Multanen looks to clinch

and Junttila counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Multanen keeping moving, preventing Junttila from controlling successfully.
Junttila stops Multanen from standing up.
Junttila passes easily into side control. Nice work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An elbow from Junttila crashes against the mat.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Junttila thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Multanen wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Junttila tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.

Junttila is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Multanen has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Multanen is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Junttila has just dragged him back down to the mat.

Junttila wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Multanen, who protects the arm well.
Pertti Junttila overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Junttila tries for a kimura but Multanen is defending well.

The referee has ruled that neither fighter is active enough on the ground and has stood them back up.
Multanen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Junttila paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Viljo Multanen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Junttila circles away from the clinch attempt.
Junttila thuds his right hand into Multanen's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Multanen rushes Junttila and presses him up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Junttila tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Multanen just stands there and leans against the cage.
Junttila drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Junttila fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Multanen stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Multanen unloads a knee to the mid-section. Junttila lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
A short body shot lands from Multanen as the two fighters clinch.
Multanen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Multanen misses with a short punch on the inside.

Multanen breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Junttila avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Multanen has managed to clinch.
Multanen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Multanen presses Junttila against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

Multanen pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Multanen looks to clinch

and Junttila counters by moving into the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Multanen as the two fighters clinch.
Junttila looking for a takedown.
Multanen lands a nice shot to the body.
Multanen lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Junttila backwards.

Multanen breaks the clinch.
Multanen wants to clinch

and Junttila counters with a takedown into side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Junttila thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Junttila tries to move to mount but Multanen blocks the move with his legs.
Pertti Junttila is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Junttila is looking to take a break and control but Multanen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Multanen is pushing Junttila's head away, looking to escape. Junttila manages to hold on to the position though.
Junttila passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Multanen!

And that's the end of the fight!
Pertti Junttila showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Junttila, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pertti Junttila!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight bout between Peter North and Muay Thai. North comes to the cage accompanied by Dimmu Borgir - Mourning Palace. Peter North has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

167 cm
23
285 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
225 cm
22
274 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Prefers standup

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Peter North!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Muay Thai!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Marco Blurström and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thai connects with a good right hand that stumbles North. North circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

It looks like Peter North has been cut.
Thai tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Thai avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Thai wants to clinch

and North holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Thai avoids a wild elbow strike from North.
North looks to throw an elbow but misses.
North looks to throw an elbow but misses.
North lands an elbow inside that Thai shrugs off.

It looks like Muay Thai has been cut.
Thai lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
North looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Thai avoids the elbow strike from North, against the cage.
Thai is trying to force a seperation but North has the dominant position.
Thai unloads a knee to the mid-section.
North pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
North creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Thai is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Thai is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
North lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Thai avoids a wild elbow strike from North.
North pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
North pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Thai working hard to break the clinch.
With the fighters up against the cage, North throws an elbow but misses.
North throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Thai blocks an elbow strike.
North throws an elbow that misses.
Thai tries to break the clinch but North is controlling the position.
Thai trying to control the position but instead, North has worked for underhooks and has pushed Thai into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thai can't break the clinch.
North lands an elbow that stopped Thai in his tracks for a moment.
North throws an elbow that misses.
Thai working hard to break the clinch.
North creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Thai misses with the head strike.
North comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

That has opened up Muay Thai's cut even more.
North looks to throw an elbow but misses.
North lands an elbow inside that Thai shrugs off.

Thai is rocked!
North misses with an elbow over the top.
Thai is still on wobbly legs! Can North finish him?
With the fighters up against the cage, Thai throws an elbow but misses.
Thai seems to have recovered his senses.
Thai avoids a wild elbow strike from North.
Thai misses with an elbow strike.
Thai wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
North pushes off an throws an elbow but Thai leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
North throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Thai landing knees to the body.
North takes an elbow to the forehead.
Thai looks gassed!
With the fighters up against the cage, North throws an elbow but misses.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, North just misses with a elbow thrown towards Thai's brow.
A short uppercut from Thai.
Thai is trying to force a seperation but North has the dominant position.
North misses with an elbow over the top.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, North just misses with a elbow thrown towards Thai's brow.
North lands a nice elbow.

The cut above Muay Thai's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Thai throws an elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
North lands an elbow inside.
Thai blocks an elbow strike from North.
Thai wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but North has him pressed against the cage.
Nice elbow from North.
Thai blocks an elbow strike.
North looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Thai throws an elbow that misses.
Thai is pressed against the cage. North pushes back and unleashes a big elbow that really hurts Thai! Two more big strikes from North and Thai crumples to the mat and taps out furiously due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Peter North!
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A | B
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RATING
90%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight bout between Kregor Tammirinta and Vesku Torni. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Vesku Torni was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

180 cm
22
169 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
176 cm
21
159 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Kregor Tammirinta!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Vesku Torni!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Torni throws a shot to the body.
Tammirinta dives in and grabs Torni's left leg, looking for a takedown. Torni pushes down on Tammirinta's head and hops out.
Torni throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Tammirinta gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Torni.
Torni throws an overhand right that lands on Tammirinta's shoulder, as Tammirinta tries to avoid the shot.
Torni misses with the combination.
Torni fails to land with a series of punches.
Tammirinta shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Torni as he jumps to the side.
Torni circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Tammirinta to the canvas! Tammirinta doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Torni keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vesku Torni!
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72%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight bout between Valdemar Friman and Jana Kristin. Friman comes to the cage accompanied by Metallica - Damage Inc.. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

168 cm
25
160 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
165 cm
25
160 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Valdemar Friman!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jana Kristin!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Tarja Halkonen and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Friman thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kristin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kristin connects with a body shot.
Friman does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Kristin ducks right into an uppercut from Friman.
Friman on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

It looks like Valdemar Friman has been cut.
Kristin throws a nice head kick!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Friman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kristin throws out the jab.
Kristin throws the left hand but Friman avoids the punch easily.
Kristin throws a shot from downtown. Friman moves away and avoids it.
Friman throws a sloppy head kick and Kristin moves out of range easily.
Friman throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Friman throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kristin.
Friman has a takedown stuffed.
Kristin throws a series of punches but Friman avoids them all with ease.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Friman doesn't manage to clinch there - Kristin circles away.
Kristin closes the distance looking to clinch

and Friman counters by moving into the clinch.
Friman crunches a lovely knee into Kristin's ribcage.
Kristin on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Kristin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Friman pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kristin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kristin throws a head kick that misses

and Friman counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in Kristin's guard now.
Friman pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kristin is keeping the position for now.
Friman is working hard here to advance position.
Kristin really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Friman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Friman drops back, looking for a kneebar! Kristin looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Kristin looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Kristin!
I wouldn't like to be where Friman is right now.
Friman is trying to get back to half guard.
Friman sneaks back into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kristin wants to get back to his feet.
Friman is trying to maintain the position but Kristin is very close to passing his half guard.
Friman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Friman.
Kristin stopping the sweep attempt from Friman.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Friman is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kristin won't allow Friman to sweep him here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Friman wants to improve his position but instead Kristin has moved into half guard.
Friman tries to get to full guard but Kristin has control of the leg.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Friman is trying to control but can't.

Friman looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Valdemar Friman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Valdemar Friman's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Friman misses with a head kick.
Kristin doesn't manage to clinch there - Friman circles away.
Kristin misses with a combination
and Friman counters with a big head kick but Kristin shrugs it off.
Kristin is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Friman thumps Kristin with a low kick.
Friman throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kristin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Jana Kristin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kristin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Friman throws out the jab.

Friman closes the distance and clinches.
Friman misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kristin.
Friman looking to throw knees to the head but Kristin is blocking nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Friman tries to land knees in the clinch but Kristin avoids the damage to the body.
Kristin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Kristin tries a knee to the head but Friman blocks it.
Friman scores with a knee to the head.
Friman lands a knee to the body.
Kristin is breathing heavily.
Friman misses with a knee strike.
Friman trying to land knees to the body.
Friman creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Friman with an attempt at a knee that misses.

Kristin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Friman looks for the body kick but Kristin saw that one coming.
Kristin stuns Friman with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Friman takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kristin throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Kristin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kristin misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kristin misses with a head kick.
Kristin doesn't manage to clinch there - Friman circles away.
Kristin fails with an attempt to clinch.
Jab, jab by Friman - just one landing.
Kristin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Friman is looking to clinch.
Jana Kristin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kristin throws a head kick but Friman moves out of range.
Kristin misses with a straight right.
Kristin throws a head kick but Friman moves out of range.
Friman pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kristin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Friman throws a head kick that half lands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A chopping leg kick lands by Kristin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kristin drops his hands momentarily and Friman takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Friman misses the shot to the body.
Kristin darts in trying to clinch
and Friman counters with a good low kick that Kristin was not able to check.
A head kick misses from Kristin.
Kristin throws a sloppy head kick

and Friman counters with a nice double leg into side control. Kristin won't be happy with that.

Friman thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Friman throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Friman thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Friman is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Kristin has escaped the position, nice work there.
Kristin is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Friman asserts his dominance and retains side control.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Friman tries to advance to mount but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Valdemar Friman dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Valdemar Friman's cut.
That's time! Friman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Kristin fails to land with a series of punches.
Kristin misses with a double jab.
Friman misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Friman throws a leg kick but Kristin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kristin avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Friman doesn't manage to clinch there - Kristin circles away.
Friman takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Friman fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Kristin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jana Kristin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kristin throws a head kick that misses

and Friman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Friman.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Friman stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kristin swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frimanis looking to pass into half guard but Kristin pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Kristin is in guard.

Friman looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kristin wanted to stand there but Friman had control of the position.
Friman wants to sweep here but Kristin controlling him for the moment.
Friman has a closed guard, preventing Kristin from standing up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.

Friman looking for a guillotine here but Kristin defends easily.
Kristin slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Friman.
Friman tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Kristin wants to stand but Friman has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Friman tries to roll over but Kristin keeps him under control.

Kristin stands up out of the half guard.

Friman darts in and clinches Kristin up against the cage.
A knee to the head by Friman.
Friman avoiding damage as Kristin throws knees to the body.
Friman managing to block the knees to the body from Kristin.

Friman breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Friman throws out a leg kick but Kristin moves out of range and Friman only half commits.
Friman throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kristin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Friman dodges the punch combination from Kristin.
Friman lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kristin takes a step back to recover.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kristin slips a jab from Friman.
Friman throws an overhand right that lands on Kristin's shoulder, as Kristin tries to avoid the shot.
Friman shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Kristin but Kristin pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Friman checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Friman takes a kick to the side of the head.
Kristin misses with a body shot

and Friman counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Valdemar Friman is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Friman tries to pass to full mount but Kristin defends it.
Jana Kristin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Friman works his way into full mount!

And that's the end of the fight!
Valdemar Friman showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Friman, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Valdemar Friman!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight bout between Martti Aho and Jimbo Stapelstaden. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
178 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
184 cm
25
183 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Martti Aho!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jimbo Stapelstaden!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Marco Blurström and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aho throws a right hand that Stapelstaden ducks under and follows up with a left that Stapelstaden also avoids with ease.
Stapelstaden throws an overhand right that lands on Aho's shoulder, as Aho tries to avoid the shot.
Aho misses with an uppercut.
Aho drops his hands momentarily and Stapelstaden takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Aho blocks a jab.
Aho closes the distance and lands a one-two.

It looks like Jimbo Stapelstaden has been cut.
Aho scores with a nice strike.
Aho slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Aho throws a looping overhand right but Stapelstaden ducks down to avoid it.
Aho misses with a series of wild punches.
Some wild striking there from Aho.
Aho misses with a few strikes there.
Aho stalks Stapelstaden and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Stapelstaden's face. Stapelstaden staggers backwards, shaken.
Stapelstaden connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stapelstaden takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Aho swinging wildly here.
Stapelstaden lands a body shot.

Stapelstaden closes the distance and clinches.
Aho tries to break the clinch but Stapelstaden is controlling the position.
Aho is trying to break the clinch but Stapelstaden is controlling him.
Aho wants to break free but Stapelstaden has control.
Aho tries to circle away but Stapelstaden has him pinned against the cage.
Stapelstaden pushes Aho back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Stapelstaden working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stapelstaden creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Aho's defenses.

It looks like Martti Aho has been cut.
Stapelstaden keeps control of Aho as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Stapelstaden lands a shoulder strike.
Stapelstaden prevents Aho from breaking the clinch.
Stapelstaden tries to stall but Aho uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Stapelstaden missing with knees to the body.
Stapelstaden trying to stall but Aho improves his position.
Aho wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Aho is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
A short left from Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden lands an uppercut.
Aho blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A nice left hand lands by Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Aho blocking some punches.
Stapelstaden misses with a hook from the clinch.
Stapelstaden scores with a nice hook to the head.
Stapelstaden lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Stapelstaden keeps control of Aho as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Aho looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Stapelstaden is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Aho is defending well for now.
Aho is trying to force a seperation but Stapelstaden has the dominant position.
Aho has had enough of the clinch but Stapelstaden keeps him there for the moment.
Stapelstaden slows down the pace here.
Aho tries to break free but Stapelstaden pushes him back against the cage.
Stapelstaden is stalling here.

Aho breaks from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aho lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Stapelstaden circles away quickly and effectively.
Stapelstaden connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Aho momentarily.
Aho throws a body punch but Stapelstaden moves out of range.
Stapelstaden just misses with a punch to the body.
Stapelstaden is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Aho.
Aho throws a hook but Stapelstaden avoids it easily.
Stapelstaden misses with the combination.
Stapelstaden is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Stapelstaden waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aho.
Stapelstaden swings away with a body shot that misses
and Aho counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Aho goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aho. Stapelstaden does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aho misses with an uppercut.
Stapelstaden tries to close the distance and clinch but Aho swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Stapelstaden misses the jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Stapelstaden misses the target.
Stapelstaden takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Aho misses with a jab to the body

and Stapelstaden counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Stapelstaden.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aho avoids the elbow strike from Stapelstaden, against the cage.

Aho breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Aho lands a slapping body shot.
Stapelstaden lands a nice hook to Aho's body. Aho takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Aho throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Stapelstaden.
Aho cracks Stapelstaden with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Aho misses with a series of wild punches.
Aho keeps the fight on the outside.
Aho throws a body punch but Stapelstaden moves out of range.
Stapelstaden fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Aho looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Stapelstaden throws a lazy right hand but Aho sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aho scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Aho connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Aho throws a predictable looking body shot
and Stapelstaden counters with a right hand to the body.
Aho throws a nice looking combination but Stapelstaden bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Stapelstaden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stapelstaden scores with a crisp jab that stopped Aho in his tracks.
Stapelstaden swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Stapelstaden takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A slow jab from Aho misses its intended target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aho lands with a cross.
Aho uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stapelstaden.

Stapelstaden forces Aho back against the cage and clinches.
Aho being controlled against the cage.
Stapelstaden throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ahos head.
Stapelstaden makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Aho is trying to break free.
Stapelstaden gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Stapelstaden is trying to stall.
Stapelstaden throws a head punch that misses.
Stapelstaden presses Aho against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Aho as Stapelstaden tries to tie him up.
Stapelstaden comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Stapelstaden scores with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Aho is trying to break the clinch but Stapelstaden has him pressed against the cage.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Stapelstaden takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Stapelstaden keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Aho's efforts to push away.
Aho wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Stapelstaden has him pressed against the cage.
Aho is trying to break free.
Stapelstaden lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Martti Aho will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Stapelstaden just misses with a punch to the body.
Aho looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Aho thows a body shot but no joy.
Aho moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Martti Aho is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aho. Stapelstaden does a little dance to reset his feet.
Stapelstaden thows a left - swing and a miss!
A left lands for Aho.
Aho slips a jab and a cross from Stapelstaden.
Aho scores with a punch to the head.

Stapelstaden has taken the fight to the clinch.
Aho has had enough of the clinch but Stapelstaden keeps him there for the moment.
Stapelstaden using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Aho is trying to break free.

Aho's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Stapelstaden takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Stapelstaden tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Stapelstaden tries to clinch but Aho is having none of it.
Stapelstaden walks into a jab.
Stapelstaden throws a jab but it's blocked by Aho.
Aho takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Martti Aho is winning the standup battle so far.

Stapelstaden gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Stapelstaden misses with an elbow strike.
Stapelstaden lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stapelstaden lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Aho tries to break the clinch but Stapelstaden is controlling the position.
Aho blocks an uppercut.
Aho tries to circle away but Stapelstaden has him pinned against the cage.
Stapelstaden tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Aho avoids it.
Aho tries to break the clinch but Stapelstaden is controlling the position.
Aho is trying to break free.
A short right from Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden lands a nice knee to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Stapelstaden lands a nice elbow.
Stapelstaden working aggressively here.
Stapelstaden has Aho pressed against the cage, preventing Aho from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Stapelstaden prevents Aho from breaking the clinch.
Aho tries to circle away but Stapelstaden has him pinned against the cage.
A short right from Stapelstaden.
A frustrated look appears on Aho's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Aho has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Aho blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Aho tries to break free but Stapelstaden pushes him back against the cage.

Aho breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Aho slips under a jab.
Aho slips a straight right by Stapelstaden.
Aho rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Stapelstaden moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Stapelstaden is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Aho.
Left hook, right uppercut from Aho.
Stapelstaden throws the left hand but Aho avoids the punch easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stapelstaden looks to land a left hand but Aho moved out of range nicely.
Stapelstaden looks to land a right hand but Aho moved out of range.
Stapelstaden fails with an attempt to clinch.
Aho fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Aho blocks a jab.
Aho throws a lazy right hand but Stapelstaden sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aho slips under a jab from Stapelstaden.
Aho throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Stapelstaden looks to score with a jab to the body but Aho is just out of range.
Aho cracks Stapelstaden with an open hand slap.
Aho throws a one two combo.
Stapelstaden slips a jab and a cross from Aho.
Stapelstaden moves in looking to clinch but Aho pushes him off.
Aho just misses with a punch to the body.
Aho showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Stapelstaden.
Nice defenses there by Aho.
Aho wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Stapelstaden fails in his attempt to clinch.

Stapelstaden has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aho is looking to break free of the clinch but Stapelstaden has double underhooks.
A nice left hand lands by Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Aho's efforts to push away.
Aho wants to break free but Stapelstaden has control.
Nice elbow from Stapelstaden.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Aho is trying to break the clinch but Stapelstaden has him pressed against the cage.
Aho is looking to break free of the clinch but Stapelstaden has double underhooks.
A head punch on the inside from Stapelstaden fails to land.
Aho wants to break free but Stapelstaden has control.
Aho wants to break free but Stapelstaden has control.
Stapelstaden lands an elbow just above Aho 's eye.
Aho looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Aho takes an elbow to the temple.
Stapelstaden scores with a shoulder strike.
Stapelstaden misses with a short punch on the inside.
Aho tries to circle away but Stapelstaden has him pinned against the cage.
Aho looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Stapelstaden lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Aho or not.
Stapelstaden lands an elbow that stopped Aho in his tracks for a moment.

Martti Aho's cut is getting worse.

Aho breaks from the clinch.
Aho throws a shot to the body.
Stapelstaden scores with a decent looking hook.
Stapelstaden looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stapelstaden's corner calls for a 1-2. Stapelstaden obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Aho misses with a wild combination.
Stapelstaden misses with a looping right.
Aho ducks under a wild hook from Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Stapelstaden throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Aho stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aho throws a right and a left that Stapelstaden avoids nicely.
Aho wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aho keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Stapelstaden.
Aho bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Stapelstaden throws a hook to the side of Aho's head but Aho sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice defenses there by Aho.
Aho throws a body punch but Stapelstaden moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aho. Stapelstaden does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aho throws a right hand that Stapelstaden ducks under and follows up with a left that Stapelstaden also avoids with ease.
Stapelstaden thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aho moves away from the strike by Stapelstaden.
Left hook, right uppercut from Aho.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Martti Aho will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Aho looks to land a combination but Stapelstaden avoids it well.
Stapelstaden connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice shot by Aho.
Aho connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Stapelstaden momentarily.
Stapelstaden is looking to clinch.
Aho thuds a left hand into Stapelstaden's body.
Aho misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stapelstaden.
Aho lands with a right hand.
Stapelstaden missing with a left hand there. Aho was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stapelstaden closes the distance but Aho moves to the side
and Aho counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Stapelstaden misses with a wild body shot.
Stapelstaden doesn't manage to clinch there - Aho circles away.
Stapelstaden fails in his attempt to clinch.
Aho misses with a double jab
letting Stapelstaden counter with a right hand.
Stapelstaden takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Aho works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Stapelstaden connects with a looping right hand.
Aho lands an overhand right.
Aho cracks Stapelstaden with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Stapelstaden has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aho slips a straight right by Stapelstaden.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aho gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Aho scores with a one two! Stapelstaden had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Aho fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Aho throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Nice defenses there by Stapelstaden.
Aho connects with a right hand. Stapelstaden shakes it off.
Aho slips under a jab from Stapelstaden.
Aho throws a good cross that connects.
Aho lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Stapelstaden misses with a series of wild punches.

Stapelstaden instigates a clinch.
Stapelstaden pushes Aho back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Aho working hard to break the clinch.
Aho wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Stapelstaden has him pressed against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Stapelstaden.

Aho manages to break the clinch.
Stapelstaden moves out of range as Aho strikes.
Martti Aho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aho walks into a straight right hand from Stapelstaden.
Stapelstaden needs to keep his hands up - Aho had a free shot at his head there.
Stapelstaden is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Stapelstaden closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stapelstaden misses with a straight right.
Stapelstaden swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aho sizes up Stapelstaden with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Stapelstaden might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
A left and a right from Aho both land. Nice combination.
Aho misses with a few strikes there.
Stapelstaden lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Aho circles away quickly and effectively.
Stapelstaden misses the shot to the body.
Aho lunges at Stapelstaden with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Stapelstaden's hand.
Stapelstaden takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Stapelstaden has closed the distance and engaged Aho in a clinch.
Aho tries to break the clinch but Stapelstaden is controlling the position.
Stapelstaden leaning his opponent against the cage.
Aho wants to break the clinch but can't.
Stapelstaden leaning his opponent against the cage.

Aho breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aho lands a body shot.
Aho lands with a shot to the body.
Aho will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Aho looks to score with a jab to the body but Stapelstaden is just out of range.
Aho sizes up Stapelstaden with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Stapelstaden tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aho swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A left and a right from Aho both land. Nice combination.

That has opened up Jimbo Stapelstaden's cut even more.
Aho lands with a nice body punch.
Aho lands with an overhand left.
Aho lands with a hook. Stapelstaden tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Aho lands a jab-cross combination.
Aho digs a good hook to Stapelstaden's body.
Aho rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Stapelstaden moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Aho jabs at Stapelstaden's body.
Aho connects with a jab.
Aho throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jimbo Stapelstaden has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
No joy there for Stapelstaden, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Aho lunges at Stapelstaden with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Stapelstaden's hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stapelstaden takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aho sizes up Stapelstaden with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Aho bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Stapelstaden's head.
Stapelstaden clinches but Aho breaks the clinch
and Aho counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Aho looks to score with a jab to the body but Stapelstaden is just out of range.
Jab from Aho.
Aho will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Aho wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aho lands a really nice looking cross but Stapelstaden seems unphased.
A punch combination from Aho misses.
Aho misses with the combination.
Stapelstaden throws a nice looking combination but Aho bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Aho lands a jab to Stapelstaden's midsection.
Aho uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stapelstaden.
Martti Aho is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Stapelstaden misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aho.
Aho wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

And that's the end of the fight!
Martti Aho showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Aho, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Martti Aho!
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100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight bout between Arne Kaurismaa and Felix Flashlighter. Kaurismaa comes to the cage accompanied by DJ Neon - Track 5. Flashlighter has chosen Aerosmith - Lightning Strikes as his entrance music. Felix Flashlighter has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
21
183 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
181 cm
23
175 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Arne Kaurismaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Felix Flashlighter!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Johanna Lukiainen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Flashlighter is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kaurismaa throws a hook but Flashlighter avoids it easily.
Flashlighter tries to close the distance and clinch but Kaurismaa swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Flashlighter throws the left hand but Kaurismaa avoids the punch easily.
Flashlighter throws a sloppy head kick and Kaurismaa moves out of range easily.
Flashlighter tried to score with a low kick but Kaurismaa checks it.
Kaurismaa keeps the fight on the outside.
Kaurismaa staying out of range there.
Flashlighter tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Flashlighter steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter defending well as Kaurismaa loads up on a big left hand.
Flashlighter misses with a wild combination.
Flashlighter misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaurismaa misses the jab.
Flashlighter tries to work over Kaurismaa's front leg with a kick but Kaurismaa checks it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Flashlighter.
Kaurismaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Flashlighter tries to clinch up but Kaurismaa circles away and keeps his distance.
Flashlighter ducks under a wild hook from Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Flashlighter moves out of range as Kaurismaa strikes.
Kaurismaa moves into range and connects with a jab.
A head kick from Flashlighter lands but Kaurismaa takes it in his stride.
Flashlighter tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaurismaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Flashlighter was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaurismaa.
Kaurismaa throws a jab when Flashlighter was well out of range.
Flashlighter connects with a solid leg kick.
Flashlighter tries to score with a low kick but Kaurismaa moves his leg out of the way.
Kaurismaa jabs at Flashlighter's body.
Flashlighter misses with a few strikes there.
Flashlighter throws a series of punches but Kaurismaa moves out of range.
Felix Flashlighter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaurismaa checks the leg kick nicely there.
Kaurismaa throws an overhand right that lands on Flashlighter's shoulder, as Flashlighter tries to avoid the shot.
Flashlighter throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Flashlighter tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaurismaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Flashlighter tries to clinch but Kaurismaa moves out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Kaurismaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Flashlighter throws a hook but Kaurismaa avoids it easily.
Flashlighter tried to score with a low kick but Kaurismaa checks it.
Flashlighter lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaurismaa blocks a head kick by Flashlighter.
Flashlighter moves in looking to clinch but Kaurismaa pushes him off.
Flashlighter doesn't manage to clinch there - Kaurismaa circles away.
Kaurismaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaurismaa moves away from the strike by Flashlighter.
Flashlighter slips a jab from Kaurismaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Nice defenses there by Kaurismaa.
Kaurismaa throws the left hand but Flashlighter avoids the punch easily.
Kaurismaa slips a jab from Flashlighter.
Kaurismaa moves into range and connects with a jab.
Flashlighter throws a hook but Kaurismaa blocks it.
Flashlighter lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kaurismaa will feel that in the morning.
Kaurismaa misses with a body shot.
Flashlighter misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kaurismaa counters with a straight right hand.
Kaurismaa is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A big left from Kaurismaa misses.
A head kick by Flashlighter misses
and Kaurismaa counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Flashlighter lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Felix Flashlighter will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Kaurismaa throws a right and a left that both miss.
Flashlighter pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Flashlighter staying out of range there.
Flashlighter throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kaurismaa cracks Flashlighter with a good jab.
Kaurismaa misses with a hook.
Kaurismaa ducks right into an uppercut from Flashlighter.
A slow jab from Flashlighter misses its intended target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Flashlighter has taken the fight to the clinch.
Kaurismaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaurismaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaurismaa pushes Flashlighter back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaurismaa working hard to break the clinch.
Flashlighter lands an elbow inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Flashlighter blocks an uppercut.

Kaurismaa breaks the clinch.
Kaurismaa misses with a straight right.
Kaurismaa takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Flashlighter slips a jab from Kaurismaa.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Flashlighter in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Kaurismaa lands a lovely overhand right.
Flashlighter tries to clinch there but Kaurismaa circles away.
A big left from Kaurismaa misses.
Flashlighter throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Flashlighter looks to clinch
enabling Kaurismaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Felix Flashlighter seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Flashlighter throws a sloppy head kick and Kaurismaa moves out of range easily.
Flashlighter throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kaurismaa misses with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaurismaa connects with a right hand. Flashlighter shakes it off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Flashlighter is looking to clinch but Kaurismaa is avoiding it.
Flashlighter misses with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Flashlighter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Flashlighter connects with a nice looking jab.
Flashlighter scores with a leg kick.
Kaurismaa moves out of range as Flashlighter strikes.
Flashlighter throws a leg kick which misses Kaurismaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaurismaa tries to avoid it.
Flashlighter looks to clinch
and Kaurismaa counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Flashlighter is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter scores with a nice strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Flashlighter tries to clinch there but Kaurismaa circles away.
Kaurismaa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kaurismaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Flashlighter.
Flashlighter misses with a low kick.
Kaurismaa misses with a combination
and Flashlighter counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Kaurismaa is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Flashlighter lands with a cross.
Kaurismaa comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Flashlighter fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kaurismaa throws a hook but Flashlighter blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Flashlighter attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Kaurismaa avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Flashlighter will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kaurismaa looks to land a left hand but Flashlighter moved out of range nicely.
Kaurismaa takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kaurismaa throws a good cross that connects.
Kaurismaa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Flashlighter tries to clinch but Kaurismaa is having none of it.
Flashlighter throws a shot from downtown. Kaurismaa moves away and avoids it.
Kaurismaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Flashlighter moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Felix Flashlighter showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Kaurismaa slips a straight right by Flashlighter.
Kaurismaa throws a combination that misses
and Flashlighter counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kaurismaa thinking.
Flashlighter wants to clinch.
Flashlighter throws a hook but Kaurismaa blocks it.
Kaurismaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaurismaa takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Flashlighter throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter throws a right and a left that Kaurismaa avoids nicely.
Kaurismaa lands a really nice looking cross but Flashlighter seems unphased.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaurismaa throws the left hand but Flashlighter avoids the punch easily.
Flashlighter throws a sloppy head kick and Kaurismaa moves out of range easily.
Flashlighter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A swing and a miss from Kaurismaa.
Kaurismaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Flashlighter.
Flashlighter clinches but Kaurismaa breaks the clinch
and Kaurismaa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaurismaa throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Flashlighter tries a head kick but it misses.
Flashlighter with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Flashlighter looks to clinch
and Kaurismaa counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Arne Kaurismaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaurismaa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kaurismaa swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Flashlighter counters with a nice body kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Flashlighter is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Flashlighter, right into the meat.
Flashlighter tries a head kick but it misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Flashlighter.
Flashlighter throws a nice outside leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaurismaa throws a shot from downtown. Flashlighter moves away and avoids it.
Flashlighter misses with a wild combination.
The fighters circling - Kaurismaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Flashlighter lands with a slapping head kick.
Flashlighter tries to clinch but Kaurismaa moves out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Kaurismaa blocks the leg kick.
Flashlighter tries to clinch up but Kaurismaa circles away and keeps his distance.
Flashlighter lands with an overhand left.
Kaurismaa throws a hook but Flashlighter avoids it easily.
Kaurismaa throws out a loose jab but Flashlighter uses good head movement to avoid it.
Flashlighter throws and low kick but Kaurismaa moves out of range easily.
Flashlighter scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kaurismaa in his tracks.
Flashlighter throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Flashlighter throws a hook to the side of Kaurismaa's head but Kaurismaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Flashlighter tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaurismaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A big right from Kaurismaa misses.
Felix Flashlighter is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Flashlighter is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter moves out of range as Kaurismaa strikes.
Flashlighter throws a head kick that Kaurismaa semi-blocks.
Flashlighter ducks under a wild hook from Kaurismaa.
Flashlighter tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaurismaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A big left from Kaurismaa misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaurismaa throws a hook but Flashlighter avoids it easily.
Flashlighter throws a leg kick which misses Kaurismaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaurismaa tries to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Felix Flashlighter comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Flashlighter has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Felix Flashlighter!
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RATING
54%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight bout between Abdullah Virtanen and T Rex. Chooooooooon! I think Virtanen might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Soomaaliyeey toosoo. The key to victory for Abdullah Virtanen has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

198 cm
26
270 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
188 cm
26
220 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Very strong
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

Control Nutrition
Frank`s TASTE 'Q147 Recovery/Muscle

Behold The Beast
Behold The Beast



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Abdullah Virtanen!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, T Rex!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Roosa Järviläinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rex looks to score with a jab to the body but Virtanen is just out of range.
Rex uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Virtanen.
Virtanen connects with a solid leg kick.
Virtanen lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Virtanen throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Nice defenses there by Virtanen.
Virtanen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rex.
Virtanen connects with a single shot there.
Virtanen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Virtanen scoring well with a low kick there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crunch! Virtanen slams his shin into Rex's torso.
Rex looks gassed!
Virtanen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Virtanen jabs Rex right on the nose. Rex blinks but takes it well.
Virtanen throws a head kick that Rex semi-blocks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Virtanen scores with the left hand. Rex knows he should have avoided that one.
Virtanen fakes the leg kick and cracks Rex in the body.
Virtanen scores with a leg kick.
Rex stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Virtanen.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Virtanen ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A solid leg kick lands there for Virtanen.
Virtanen scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A nice inside leg kick there by Virtanen. That's going to slow Rex down.
Virtanen scores with a hook to the body. Rex takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Virtanen goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Virtanen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Virtanen explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rex takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Virtanen throws a sloppy head kick and Rex moves out of range easily.
Abdullah Virtanen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Virtanen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Virtanen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Virtanen ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rex is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Virtanen pushes Rex away with a front kick.
Virtanen throws a quick inside leg kick.
Virtanen stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Virtanen feints and then cracks Rex's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rex down.
Virtanen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Good shot there by Virtanen.
Virtanen throws a leg kick which misses Rex's front leg but catches the back leg as Rex tries to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Virtanen lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Virtanen scoring well with a low kick there.
Virtanen is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Rex moves forwards but Virtanen connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rex throws a shot from downtown. Virtanen moves away and avoids it.
Rex takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Virtanen scores with a head kick.
Virtanen lands a jab to the nose.
Rex tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Virtanen dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rex. That did some damage!
Rex looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Abdullah Virtanen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Good standup being displayed there by Virtanen as he connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rex takes one on the button.
Virtanen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rex's calf.
Virtanen connects with a nice looking jab.

Virtanen darts in and clinches Rex up against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Virtanen.
Virtanen misses with a knee strike.
Virtanen lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rex has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Virtanen.
Virtanen tries a knee to the head but Rex blocks it.
Virtanen scores with a knee to the head.
Virtanen leaning against his opponent.
Virtanen lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Virtanen misses with a knee to the head.
Virtanen lands a knee to the head.
Virtanen is trying to break the clinch but Rex is controlling him.
Virtanen has Rex pressed against the cage, preventing Rex from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abdullah Virtanen dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rex throws a shot to the body.
Rex lands a nice shot to the body.
Virtanen throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rex misses the shot to the body.
Rex swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Virtanen dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rex. That did some damage!
Rex shoots in for a takedown but Virtanen shows good takedown defense.
Rex tries to bum rush Virtanen with a series of wild strikes but Virtanen uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A nice leg kick lands there from Virtanen.
T Rex is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rex takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Abdullah Virtanen is winning the standup battle so far.
Virtanen stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rex on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Virtanen. Virtanen obviously looking to wear him down.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Virtanen dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rex. That did some damage!
Virtanen scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Virtanen misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rex throws a nice looking combination but Virtanen bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Virtanen jabs away that one connects to the head of his opponent.
Virtanen tests Rex's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A solid body kick from Virtanen.
Rex moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Virtanen cracks Rex with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rex takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Virtanen feints and then cracks Rex's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rex down.
Rex takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Virtanen throws a head kick that half lands.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rex takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Virtanen scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rex chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Virtanen can pounce on him.
Nice body punch from Virtanen.
Virtanen tries to clinch there but Rex circles away.
A jab from Virtanen does it's job there.
Nice body kick there by Virtanen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Virtanen tries to clinch but Rex is having none of it.
Virtanen stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Virtanen throws a nice outside leg kick.
Virtanen is looking to slow Rex down with leg kicks.
Virtanen thuds his shin into the meat of Rex's side.
Rex takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Virtanen lands a nice looking body kick.
Virtanen cracks Rex with a good jab.
Virtanen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rex takes one to the side of the head.
Rex tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Virtanen thumps Rex with a low kick.
Rex takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Virtanen lands a head kick!
Virtanen misses with a head kick.
Rex chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Virtanen can pounce on him.
A nice inside leg kick there by Virtanen. That's going to slow Rex down.
Virtanen getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Virtanen throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Rex on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Virtanen. Virtanen obviously looking to wear him down.
Virtanen lands a head shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abdullah Virtanen dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rex stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Virtanen.
Virtanen bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Virtanen - that will leave a mark!
Good leg kick by Virtanen there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Virtanen throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rex on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Virtanen cracks Rex with an open hand slap.
Virtanen thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rex if he has to take too many more of those.
Virtanen lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rex takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rex takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Virtanen connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rex's hands.
Rex shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rex's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Virtanen tests Rex's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Virtanen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rex's calf.
Virtanen lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Virtanen connects with a nice looking jab.
Rex takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rex takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rex looks to land a left hand but Virtanen moved out of range nicely.
Virtanen fakes the leg kick and cracks Rex in the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Virtanen thumps Rex with a low kick.
Virtanen feints and then cracks Rex's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rex down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Virtanen throws a head kick but Rex moves out of range.
Virtanen cracks Rex with a good jab.
Rex has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rex takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Rex takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Virtanen lands with a good body shot.
Virtanen lands with a thumping leg kick.
A cross from Virtanen lands.
Virtanen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Virtanen lands a jab to the nose.
Virtanen throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Virtanen fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rex.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Virtanen.
Virtanen bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Virtanen lands a head kick!
Virtanen scores with a leg kick.
Virtanen connects with a nice looking jab.
Virtanen jabs Rex right on the nose. Rex blinks but takes it well.
Virtanen lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Rex fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Virtanen scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Virtanen connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Virtanen goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Virtanen scores with a punch to the head.
Virtanen scores with a jab. Rex acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Abdullah Virtanen is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A solid leg kick lands there for Virtanen.
A jab from Rex misses.
Rex shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Virtanen as he jumps to the side.
Virtanen throws a series of strikes that have Rex backpedaling.
T Rex has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Virtanen is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rex can do to turn this around?
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Rex takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Virtanen has closed the distance and engaged Rex in a clinch.
Virtanen lands a knee to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abdullah Virtanen showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Virtanen has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 30:24
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:24
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:25

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abdullah Virtanen!
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A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight bout between Arto Muna and Mikko Koskinen. Arto Muna could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Mikko Koskinen's chin.

176 cm
21
162 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
180 cm
19
163 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
World class boxer
Very strong
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Arto Muna!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mikko Koskinen!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Arvi Lind and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Koskinen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Muna lands with a good body shot.
Muna throws a nice looking combination but Koskinen bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Muna scores with a jab to the head.
Muna pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Koskinen misses with a combination
and Muna counters with a stiff right hand.
Koskinen misses with a combination
and Muna counters with a solid body kick.
Muna throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Koskinen needs to keep his hands up - Muna had a free shot at his head there.
Koskinen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Muna misses with an attempted mid kick.
Koskinen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Muna misses with an uppercut. Koskinen saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koskinen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Muna.
Koskinen throws a sloppy head kick
and Muna counters with a nice uppercut.
Muna with a hook.
Koskinen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Mikko Koskinen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Muna scores with the left hand. Koskinen knows he should have avoided that one.
A shot to the body from Muna misses
and Koskinen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Muna misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Muna throws a right and a left that both miss.
Koskinen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Muna.
A looping hook to the body misses from Koskinen. Muna does a little dance to reset his feet.
Koskinen throws a hook to the side of Muna's head but Muna sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Koskinen swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Muna counters with a head kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Koskinen takes a jab right on the kisser.
Koskinen misses with the combination.
A lazy left from Koskinen finds it's target.
Koskinen takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Koskinen ducks under a wild hook from Muna.
Muna connects with a good right hand that stumbles Koskinen. Koskinen circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nice uppercut there from Muna.
Koskinen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Muna. Muna obviously looking to wear him down.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Muna takes a swing at Koskinen's ribcage but misses.
No joy there for Muna, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Muna throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Koskinen on the side of the head.
Koskinen throws a jab when Muna was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Koskinen looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Muna connects with a single shot there.
Muna avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Muna lands with a nice body punch.
Koskinen keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Koskinen swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Muna works over Koskinen's head and body with a nice combination.
Muna tries for a takedown but Koskinen circles away easily
enabling Koskinen to counter with a crisp jab.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Arto Muna. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Muna thows a left - swing and a miss!
Koskinen misses with a combination
and Muna counters with a low kick, right behind Koskinen 's knee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Muna throws the left hand but Koskinen avoids the punch easily.
Muna with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Koskinen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Muna throws a predictable looking body shot
and Koskinen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Muna is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Koskinen.
Koskinen misses with a combination
and Koskinen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Koskinen takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Muna ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Koskinen moves away.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Muna connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Koskinen misses with a series of wild punches.
A head kick misses from Muna.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Arto Muna dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Muna shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Koskinen defends it nicely.
Muna throws out a loose jab but Koskinen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Koskinen misses with the body kick
and Muna makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Koskinen really felt that one!
Muna looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A jab from Koskinen finds it's way through Muna's defenses.
Muna throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Muna lands a head shot.
Koskinen moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Muna moves out of range as Koskinen strikes.
Muna closes this distance looking for a takedown but Koskinen circles away.
Koskinen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Arto Muna is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koskinen checks the leg kick.
Muna missing with a left hand there. Koskinen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Muna throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Koskinen throws a series of punches but Muna moves out of range.
Muna throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Koskinen counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Muna is rocked!
Muna misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Oh Muna is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Koskinen throws a right hand that Muna ducks under and follows up with a left that Muna also avoids with ease.
Muna falls off balance throwing a combination
and Koskinen counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
No joy there for Koskinen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Muna drops his hands momentarily. Koskinen doesn't need a second invitation, landing a shot to the temple. Muna staggers and falls to the mat and the ref dives in to save him from any more punishment. Muna doesn't seem happy with the stoppage but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Mikko Koskinen!
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FIGHT
RATING
79%

 

Main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight bout between Aalio Paalio and Anselmi Kierre. Chooooooooon! I think Paalio might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Motörhead - Iron Fist. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

225 cm
23
312 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
225 cm
24
329 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Powerful

Crazy Monkey Nutrition
Koffin Inc.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Aalio Paalio!
And introducing the challenger to my right.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Anselmi Kierre!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kierre looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paalio scores with a jab to the body.
Nice shot lands for Paalio.

Kierre shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kierre stalling away here and it's allowed Paalio to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Kierre in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kierre throws and elbow that misses. Paalio uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Kierre's guard. Nice move by Paalio!
Paalio wants to stand and escape but instead Kierre has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.
Kierre throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Paalio works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kierre trying to control but Paalio is working from the bottom.
Kierre throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Kierre in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kierre throwing strikes from guard but Paalio blocks nicely.
Kierre landing some decent shots from guard.
Kierre looking to pass the guard.
Kierre passes Paalio's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Kierre looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Kierre thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Kierre sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Paalio defending well though.
Kierre throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Paalio is looking to escape.
Kierre misses with a head shot. Paalio uses the momentum to regain guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kierre stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Paalio swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kierre looks gassed!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kierre is looking to work some ground and pound but Paalio has wrist control.
Paalio wants to stand but Kierre is controlling the position.

The referee has ruled that neither fighter is active enough on the ground and has stood them back up.
Paalio scores with a nice right hand.
Aalio Paalio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The fighters circling - Paalio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kierre on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Paalio misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kierre.
Paalio lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kierre looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kierre slips under a jab.
Kierre looks for a takedown but Paalio sprawls well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paalio lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Paalio throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kierre uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paalio.
Paalio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kierre.
Paalio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Paalio lands a nice looking body shot.
A combination from Paalio does no damage.
Kierre avoids a punch combination nicely.
Kierre misses with a leg kick.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Paalio throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kierre on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Paalio dances in with a quick combination. Kierre is being worked over with jabs and crosses. Oooh, a right straight from Paalio snaps Kierre's head back. Kierre stumbles backwards against the cage. Paalio steps forward and delivers a right cross that connects with Kierre's jaw, simultaneously knocking him out and sending his mouthpiece into the crowd! There's a worthy souvenir for the fans. This one is over folks. Kierre just didn't come prepared.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:03 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Aalio Paalio!
Aalio Paalio retains his super heavyweight title!
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

 
 
 
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