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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jorma Hauki and Johnashu Kaneson. Kaneson has chosen Berzerk as his entrance music. Johnashu Kaneson is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

196 cm
24
270 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
187 cm
20
219 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
Decent wrestler
Counter fighter
Good chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Knockout power

FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jorma Hauki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Johnashu Kaneson!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Matti Vanhoillinen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Hauki manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Kaneson on his heels. He'll look to pass Kaneson's guard now, I'm sure.
Hauki lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Kaneson is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Hauki controls from within his opponent's guard.
Kaneson wants to stand and escape but Hauki is having none of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hauki cracks Kaneson with a solid left hand.
Hauki landing some decent shots from guard.
Hauki cracks Kaneson with a solid left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hauki pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kaneson is keeping the position for now.
Kaneson wants to stand and escape but Hauki is having none of it.
Hauki forces his way into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hauki controlling the action here.
Hauki lands with a punch from half guard.
Hauki is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Hauki controlling the pace.
Kaneson wants to get back to his feet.
Kaneson looks winded!
Ground and pound from Hauki.
Kaneson is trying to stand back up but Hauki is controlling him
Hauki looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Hauki seems to be looking for submissions.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hauki is nestled in close to Kaneson, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Hauki keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

Hauki is looking for a kimura here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Hauki.
Kaneson is trying to stand.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kaneson wants to get back to his feet.
Hauki seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Hauki has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Jorma Hauki has forced the referee to step in and bring the fight back to the feet.

Kaneson gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Hauki pushing down on Kaneson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hauki is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Kaneson!
Hauki postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Kaneson looks a forlorn figure.

Kaneson is rocked!
Hauki looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Kaneson covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jorma Hauki!
The defeated Johnashu Kaneson had this to say: 'I lost because I was a loser in the match'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Lane Brooks and Magician Rapist. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
20
168 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
160 cm
20
155 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Lane Brooks!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Magician Rapist!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Marco Blurström and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brooks tries to close the distance and clinch but Rapist swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Brooks has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Brooks avoids the body shot from Rapist.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Brooks tries to close the distance and clinch but Rapist swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Lane Brooks seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Brooks takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rapist lands with a nice body punch.
Rapist stalks Brooks and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Brooks's face. Brooks staggers backwards, shaken.
Rapist scores with a body shot.
Rapist swinging wildly here.
Brooks looks for a takedown but Rapist sprawls well.
Rapist fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Brooks connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rapist avoids the head kick by Brooks.
Nice uppercut there from Rapist.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapist moves out of range of the body kick from Brooks.
Rapist lands a head shot.
Brooks throws a chopping leg kick but Rapist manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Brooks throws a lazy right hand but Rapist sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rapist lands with a good body shot.
Rapist thuds a left hand into Brooks's body.
Brooks tries to clinch but Rapist is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Rapist finds it's way through Brooks's defenses.
Rapist connects with a body shot that sends Brooks's belly button to the back.
Brooks lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rapist's sensitive parts.
Brooks throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Brooks shoots in and drives through. Rapist sprawls well.
Brooks tries to clinch but Rapist is having none of it.
Brooks fails in his attempt to clinch.
Brooks tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Rapist defends well and Brooks ends up having to push Rapist into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lane Brooks. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rapist scores with a shoulder strike.
Brooks tries a knee to the head but Rapist blocks it.
Rapist stalling the fight.
Rapist avoiding damage as Brooks throws knees to the body.
Brooks is looking for a takedown.
Brooks misses with a knee to the head.
Brooks letting Rapist take a breather here.
Rapist stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Brooks is breathing heavily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rapist lands with a left to the head.
Brooks tries to land a knee to the head but Rapist blocks with his arms.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brooks tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Rapist lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rapist works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A right handed body shot lands from Rapist.
Rapist works on Brooks's body with a couple of short punches.
Still in the clinch, Rapist scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rapist lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Brooks backwards.
Rapist working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rapist stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Rapist lands a body punch.
Nice body punch from Rapist.
A short body shot lands from Rapist as the two fighters clinch.
Rapist lands a body shot.
Rapist lands a shot to the body.

Rapist wants the takedown. Brooks is fighting it off but Rapist persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Brooks's guard against the cage.
Rapist with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rapist controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Brooks will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Rapist advances position into side control!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapist tries to move to mount but Brooks blocks the move with his legs.

Rapist tries for a kimura but Brooks is defending well.

Rapist thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Rapist tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Rapist creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Brooks sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapist is staying tight to Brooks's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Rapist looks up at the clock and then as Brooks takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Rapist smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Brooks defending against the ground and pound.
Rapist working away.
Rapist throws a strike aimed at the side of Brooks's head but Brooks avoids it well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapist is working Brooks over with some ground and pound from side control.
Rapist landing strikes.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Rapist controls the position from side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapist wants to control but Brooks is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapist lands a body shot.
Brooks is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rapist cracks a nice hook into Brooks's ribs.
Brooks takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rapist comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Magician Rapist seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Brooks throws a front kick aimed at Rapist's knee but Rapist avoids it well.
Rapist digs a good hook to Brooks's body.
Rapist thuds a left hand into Brooks's body.
Rapist fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Brooks pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rapist digs a good hook to Brooks's body.
Brooks takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rapist stuns Brooks with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rapist throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Brooks is looking to clinch.
Brooks misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rapist lands with a nice body punch.
Rapist avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rapist, as that shot connected.
Rapist jabs Brooks to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rapist misses with a double jab.
Rapist lands a right hook to the body.
Rapist lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Rapist thuds a left hand into Brooks's body.
Rapist thuds a left hand into Brooks's body.
Nice straight punches there by Rapist. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rapist.
Rapist keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Brooks throws an overhand right that lands on Rapist's shoulder, as Rapist tries to avoid the shot.
Brooks throws a head kick that misses.
Brooks throws a head kick but Rapist moves out of range.
Rapist scores with a nice right hand.
Rapist blocks a head kick by Brooks.
Rapist lands with a nice combination. Brooks backs away looking to recover.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapist takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A head kick misses from Brooks.
Rapist lands a body shot.
Rapist lands with a good body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapist moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Rapist is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Brooks rather than just go for the knockout.
Brooks misses with an uppercut. Rapist saw that one coming.
Brooks takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Brooks is rocked!
Rapist throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rapist feints a jab promting Brooks to slip. Rapist then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Brooks slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Oh Brooks is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Brooks doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Brooks throws a head kick that half lands.
Rapist wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Rapist closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Brooks! Rapist dives in looking to finish! Brooks is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Magician Rapist!
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100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Toms Gailitis and Isa Musa. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

170 cm
20
180 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
178 cm
22
181 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Toms Gailitis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Isa Musa!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Anni Minnemäki and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gailitis dives in and scores a takedown into Musa's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gailitis postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gailitis throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Musa works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Gailitis in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

Gailitis drops back, looking for a kneebar! Musa looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Musa looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Musa!
Musa landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Musa tries to advance to mount but Gailitis denies him.
Gailitis on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Musa tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
An elbow from Musa crashes against the mat.
Musa misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gailitis avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Musa.
Gailitis is not content to let Musa control the position.
Gailitis takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Gailitis parries the strikes from Musa easily there. Musa is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Gailitis to escape.
Gailitis dodges the ground and pound from Musa.
Gailitis is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Musa is looking to take a break and control but Gailitis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Musa tries to stand but can't do so whilst Gailitis controls his leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gailitis is trying is best to control the position here.
Gailitis is looking to improve his position.
Musa not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Musa working the head and body with strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Musa looks to land a strike but Gailitis avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Musa's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gailitis is pulling down on Musa's head to control his posture.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Musa won't allow Gailitis to sweep him here.
Musa is pushing down on Gailitis's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gailitis is fighting to maintain full guard but Musa has managed to sneak the leg through.
Musa looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Gailitis is looking to improve his position.
Musa missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Musa throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Gailitis to regain full guard.
Musa trying to control but Gailitis is working from the bottom.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Musa working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Musa missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gailitis is trying to control the position but Musa postures up.
Musa postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Musa is looking to work some ground and pound but Gailitis has wrist control.
Musa postures up in Gailitis's guard and throws a big left but Gailitis blocks it.
Musa is pushing down on Gailitis's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gailitis is fighting to maintain full guard but Musa has managed to sneak the leg through.
Gailitis blocking the ground and pound attempt from Musa.
Musa thows a huge punch but Gailitis dodges it nicely.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Gailitis regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Musa.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gailitis keeping full guard, as Musa tries to pass.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Isa Musa dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Musa takes one to the side of the head.
Gailitis moves out of range of the strikes.
Musa scores with a decent looking hook.
Musa checks the leg kick.
Gailitis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Musa.
Musa swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Gailitis fails with the takedown.
Musa jabs at Gailitis's body.
Musa fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Musa throws a jab but it's blocked by Gailitis.
A slow jab from Gailitis misses its intended target.
Gailitis takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Musa throws a shot from downtown. Gailitis moves away and avoids it.

Gailitis is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Musa's half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gailitis tries to pass the half guard into mount. Musa knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gailitis missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Gailitis lands strikes from half guard.
Gailitis lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Musa keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Musa is trying to get back to full guard.
Gailitis wants to lay and pray for a moment but Musa keeps working.
Ground and pound from Gailitis.
Gailitis not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gailitis stalling away here and it's allowed Musa to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Gailitis stopping the sweep attempt from Musa.
Gailitis throwing strikes from guard but Musa blocks nicely.
Gailitis controls from within his opponent's guard.
Musa is trying to hold Gailitis in close to prevent damage but Gailitis has managed to pass into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Musa is holding on to half guard well.
Ground and pound from Gailitis.
Musa keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Musa can do anything to dispel that myth.
Musa is looking for a sweep. Gailitis is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nice strikes from Gailitis there.
Musa is staying active underneath Gailitis, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Musa on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Musa works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Musa lands a beautiful switch and he's in full mount! That could spell trouble for Gailitis!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Musa unloads with some shots from mount but Gailitis bucks and avoids them well.
Gailitis wants to hold on but Musa pushes him away.
BOOM! Musa connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Musa lands a nice shot to the head.
Gailitis manages to work a leg through to get back to half guard here. Good work there by Gailitis, under a barage of strikes from Musa.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Musa sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Gailitis defending well though.
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 Toms Gailitis will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Gailitis shoots in but Musa avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Gailitis throws the left hand but Musa avoids the punch easily.
Musa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gailitis throws out the jab.
Musa stuffs the takedown.
Musa lands with a good body shot.

Musa changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Gailitis looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Gailitis seems a little lost for a moment, as Musa dominates the positioning.
Musa creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Gailitis sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Musa postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Musa throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Musa working away.
The strikes coming from Musa are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Musa tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Musa working the ground and pound but Gailitis is defending the strikes.
Musa has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Gailitis!
Gailitis avoids a series of strikes thrown by Musa.
Poor strikes thrown by Musa there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
A nice elbow there by Musa.
Musa has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Musa raining down shots from the mount!
Gailitis is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Musa raining down shots from the mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gailitis is trying desperately to improve position.
Musa throwing strikes here but Gailitis is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Gailitis wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Musa.
Musa raining down hammerfists from mount.
Musa postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Gailitis looks a forlorn figure.
Musa unloads with some shots from mount but Gailitis bucks and avoids them well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gailitis is desperately trying to improve his position but Musa has a good base and remains in mount.
Musa throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Gailitis because Musa loaded up on that one.
Gailitis is trying to escape the mount.
Musa throwing strikes here but Gailitis is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Gailitis keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Musa tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Gailitis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Musa misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Musa sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Musa with the ground and pound from mount.
Gailitis is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Musa thowing shots but they're missing.
Musa lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Gailitis blocking the ground and pound.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Musa looking to finish with strikes here!
Musa lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Gailitis hang on?

And that's the end of the fight!
Isa Musa comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Musa 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 Marco Blurström scores the fight 28:29
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 28:29
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Isa Musa!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Struggling Desperately and Homer Gumbercules. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
20
185 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
190 cm
21
198 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

Steel Penn's All 160

Zombie Nutrition - LOD



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Struggling Desperately!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Homer Gumbercules!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gumbercules shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Desperately as he avoids it easily.
Desperately tries to close the distance and clinch but Gumbercules swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Desperately misses with a looping right.
Gumbercules rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Desperately counters with a right hand to the body.
Gumbercules tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Desperately defends well and Gumbercules ends up having to push Desperately into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Gumbercules can't break the clinch.
Desperately with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Desperately lands a damaging elbow.
Desperately scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Desperately lands an elbow that stopped Gumbercules in his tracks for a moment.
Desperately working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Desperately lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

It looks like Homer Gumbercules has been cut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Desperately.
Gumbercules has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Desperately is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Struggling Desperately has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Homer Gumbercules.
Gumbercules takes an elbow to the temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gumbercules is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Desperately can't fight it off and eventually Gumbercules manages to take the fight to the floor. Desperately looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Desperately keeping moving, preventing Gumbercules from controlling successfully.
Gumbercules throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Gumbercules is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Gumbercules throws a strike but Desperately rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Gumbercules wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

OK we're going to have a standup here. Homer Gumbercules hasn't been effective enough on the ground and the referee wants a restart.

Gumbercules gets a clinch.
Desperately landing knees to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Still in the clinch, Gumbercules scores with a nice short uppercut.
Desperately lands a body shot in the clinch.
Gumbercules looks winded!
Desperately lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Desperately gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Gumbercules takes an elbow to the temple.
Desperately scores with a knee to the head.
Desperately utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knees in the clinch landing for Desperately.
Desperately lands a knee to the body.
Knees to the body from Desperately.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Desperately lands a nice elbow.
Desperately putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Gumbercules in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Desperately lands a nice uppercut.
Desperately comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Desperately lands an elbow inside that Gumbercules shrugs off.
Desperately lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Desperately tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Knees to the body from Desperately.
Desperately lands with a light punch inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Desperately is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
A short right from Desperately on the inside.
Gumbercules takes an elbow to the forehead.
Desperately throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Gumbercules blocks it with crossed arms.
Gumbercules is working for takedown but Desperately is calmly controlling the position for now.
Desperately gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Desperately lands a knee to the body.
Desperately lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Our sources have told us that Desperately has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Gumbercules takes an elbow to the temple.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Desperately lands a nice elbow.
Desperately lands a good knee to the midsection. Gumbercules won't want to take too many of those.
Desperately lands a damaging elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Struggling Desperately dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Homer Gumbercules's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Desperately doesn't manage to clinch there - Gumbercules circles away.
Gumbercules fails with a takedown attempt.
Gumbercules uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Desperately.
Desperately feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Gumberculess jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Desperately displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gumbercules throws out the jab.
Desperately swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gumbercules shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Desperately pinned against the cage. Desperately gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Danga de danga de dang - Desperately scores with a four punch combination!
Gumbercules misses with a hook.
Gumbercules shoots in but Desperately avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Struggling Desperately has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Homer Gumbercules.
Gumbercules shoots in for a double leg but Desperately sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Gumbercules is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gumbercules shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Desperately as he jumps to the side.
Desperately fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Desperately thows a body shot but no joy.

Desperately rushes Gumbercules and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Knees in the clinch landing for Desperately.
Desperately lands a hook that snaps the head of Gumbercules backwards.
Gumbercules takes a shot to the head.
Desperately with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

That has opened up Homer Gumbercules's cut even more.
Desperately landing knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right from Desperately on the inside.
Desperately lands a good knee to the midsection. Gumbercules won't want to take too many of those.
A knee to the head by Desperately.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Desperately presses Gumbercules against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A knee to the head by Desperately.
Nice elbow from Desperately.

Gumbercules is rocked!
Desperately lands an elbow inside.
Gumbercules is still on wobbly legs! Can Desperately finish him?
Desperately putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Gumbercules in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Gumbercules seems to have recovered his senses.
Desperately tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Desperately lands a hook to the side of the head.
Struggling Desperately has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Desperately with a knee to the head.
Still in the clinch, Desperately scores with a nice short uppercut.
Desperately lands a damaging elbow.

Gumbercules has picked Desperately up - he's going for a ride! Gumbercules dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Desperately works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Desperately is controlling Gumbercules's posture.
Desperately controls Gumbercules momentarily but Gumbercules frees himself.
Desperately has Gumbercules pulled in close to control his posture.
Desperately might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Desperately looking to hit a scissor sweep but Gumbercules is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gumbercules missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Gumbercules in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Gumbercules with a flurry of punches that miss.
Desperately utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Gumbercules working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Desperately's head.
Gumbercules postures up in Desperately's guard and throws a big left but Desperately blocks it.
Desperately avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Gumbercules trying to control but Desperately is working from the bottom.
Gumbercules with a flurry of punches that miss.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Struggling Desperately dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Homer Gumbercules's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Gumbercules tries to score a power double leg takedown but Desperately sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Gumbercules somewhat.
Gumbercules throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Desperately's waist but Desperately gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Gumbercules off to one side.
Gumbercules moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Desperately is looking to clinch but Gumbercules is avoiding it.
Desperately misses the shot to the body.
Gumbercules shoots in for a takedown but Desperately shows good takedown defense.
Struggling Desperately has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Homer Gumbercules.
Danga de danga de dang - Desperately scores with a four punch combination!
Desperately jabs at Gumbercules's body.
Gumbercules throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Desperately sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gumbercules takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Desperately rushes Gumbercules and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Gumbercules takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Desperately lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Desperately landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Desperately lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Desperately lands an elbow inside.
Desperately lands a body punch.
Desperately tries to land a knee to the head but Gumbercules blocks with his arms.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Desperately.
Desperately is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Desperately with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Desperately with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Desperately lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Desperately scores with a shot to the side of Gumbercules's head.
Desperately putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Gumbercules in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good body shot from Desperately.
Desperately lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Desperately scores a nice knee to the body.
Desperately scores a nice knee to the body.
Desperately lands an elbow just above Gumbercules 's eye.
Desperately connects with a knee to the head.
Desperately lands an elbow just above Gumbercules 's eye.
Desperately lands an elbow inside.
Nice elbow from Desperately.
A short left from Desperately.
Desperately comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Desperately working Gumbercules over with knees to the body.
Desperately lands with a short shot to the head.
Desperately lands an elbow that stopped Gumbercules in his tracks for a moment.
A body shot lands from Desperately.
Struggling Desperately is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Desperately utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Desperately lands a good knee to the midsection. Gumbercules won't want to take too many of those.
Desperately lands an elbow inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Desperately - that landed with a thud.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gumbercules is looking to take this one to the mat.
Gumbercules avoids a wild elbow strike from Desperately.
Gumbercules has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Desperately avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Desperately missing with knees to the body.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Desperately misses with a knee to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Struggling Desperately showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Desperately, 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:26
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 30:26
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Struggling Desperately!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Thor Wasshammar. Luzhin's entrance music is Toccata and Fugue. A fine choice. Wasshammar has chosen Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
21
174 lbs
2 - 0 - 1
178 cm
21
182 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Thor Wasshammar!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin lands with a straight right. Wasshammar didn't see that one coming.
A slapping leg kick lands for Luzhin.
Wasshammar ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Wasshammar.
Wasshammar scores with a shot to the body.
Luzhin scores with a leg kick.
Luzhin throws a good cross that connects.
Luzhin stuffs the takedown.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Wasshammar moves out of range of the leg kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Wasshammar's head.
Wasshammar gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Wasshammar misses with a body shot.

Wasshammar shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wasshammar thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Wasshammar prevents Luzhin from improving his position.
Luzhin on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Luzhin tries to get out of the position.

Wasshammar is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Luzhin regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin trying to control the position here.
Wasshammar stopping the sweep attempt from Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wasshammar is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Luzhin wants to sweep but no luck.

The ref stands the fighters back up. Nikolai Luzhin wasn't doing enough on the ground.
Wasshammar misses with a lunging right hand
and Luzhin counters with an outside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Luzhin.
Luzhin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Luzhin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Luzhin lands a leg kick that knocks Wasshammar off balance momentarily.
An inside leg kick from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin throws a looping overhand right but Wasshammar ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wasshammar has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Wasshammar slips the punch.
A punch combination from Luzhin misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a nice looking body shot.
Luzhin buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body kick there by Luzhin.
Wasshammar looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin tries to clinch there but Wasshammar circles away.
Luzhin shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A solid body kick from Luzhin.
Wasshammar walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wasshammar takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Luzhin connects with a high kick.
Wasshammar throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Luzhin counter with a right hand.
Luzhin scores with a nice strike.
Donk. Luzhin catches Wasshammar right on the button with a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Good shot there by Luzhin.
Luzhin darts in trying to clinch
enabling Wasshammar to counter with a crisp jab.
Wasshammar looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Luzhin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Wasshammar checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin feints and then cracks Wasshammar's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wasshammar down.
Luzhin throws a nice head kick!
Nikolai Luzhin is winning the standup battle so far.
Wasshammar rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Luzhin moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wasshammar jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wasshammar misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a really nice looking cross but Wasshammar seems unphased.
Luzhin looks to throw the jab but Wasshammar is out of range.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Wasshammar trying to stall but Luzhin improves his position.
Wasshammar looking for a takedown.
Wasshammar is breathing heavily.
Luzhin stops a takedown attempt from Wasshammar.
Wasshammar wants to get back to striking at distance but Luzhin won't allow it.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wasshammar misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Wasshammar's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

Wasshammar is rocked!

It looks like Thor Wasshammar has been cut.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Wasshammar is still on wobbly legs! Can Luzhin finish him?
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin scores with a shot to the side of Wasshammar's head.
Wasshammar takes a knee to the side of the body.

Luzhin drops Wasshammar onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Wasshammar is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Luzhin has Wasshammar tight in a Thai clinch... and there's a huge knee which drops Wasshammar to the floor. He's out cold!! I hope he's still got all his teeth!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Nikolai Luzhin!
Our winner, Nikolai Luzhin, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Rick Rude and Aleksandr Pistoletov. Pistoletov is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Kita je spremna !. This should be a great matchup!

180 cm
21
167 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
183 cm
27
169 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Dangerous GnP
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rick Rude!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Aleksandr Pistoletov!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pistoletov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

Pistoletov looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Pistoletov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rude is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Pistoletov is controlling him.
Pistoletov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pistoletov throwing strikes but missing.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pistoletov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pistoletov postures up and lands a big shot to Rude's brow.
Rude trying to control the position.
Pistoletov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
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!
Pistoletov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Rude working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pistoletov.
Pistoletov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rude on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Rude tries to get out of the position.
Pistoletov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rude utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pistoletov postures up in Rude's guard and throws a big left but Rude blocks it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pistoletov landing some decent shots from guard.
Rude working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pistoletov.
Rude working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pistoletov.
Pistoletov throws a big elbow that misses.
Pistoletov throwing strikes but missing.
Rude avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pistoletov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rude's head.
Pistoletov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Rude knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Pistoletov on the ground.
Rude preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rude is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Rude looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rude is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Pistoletov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rude looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pistoletov is one step ahead there.
Pistoletov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pistoletov connects with a couple of short punches.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pistoletov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rude has his hands on Pistoletov's head, controlling the position.
Pistoletov throwing strikes from guard but Rude blocks nicely.
Pistoletov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rude's head.
Rude is pulling down on Pistoletov's head. It's preventing any offense from Pistoletov, at least for the moment.
Pistoletov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rude swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rude is trying to control the position but Pistoletov postures up.
Pistoletov landing some decent shots from guard.
Pistoletov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pistoletov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rude's head.
Rude avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pistoletov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

Rude is rocked!
Pistoletov distracts Rude with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Oh Rude is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Pistoletov working some strikes from top position.
Pistoletov arches his back and unloads with a massive left and a right! Rude's eyes roll back into his head, he's out cold! The ref dives in to stop the fight - wow, they were hard shots!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Aleksandr Pistoletov!
During a confident post fight interview, Aleksandr Pistoletov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Orsi Jokinen and Jon Eliott. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

199 cm
20
185 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
185 cm
26
190 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Orsi Jokinen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jon Eliott!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Johanna Lukiainen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jokinen throws a body punch but Eliott moves out of range.
Eliott takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Eliott misses with a takedown attempt - Jokinen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Eliott moves out of range of the body kick from Jokinen.
A good leg kick by Jokinen.
Jokinen defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Eliott.
Eliott fails with the takedown
and Jokinen finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Orsi Jokinen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jon Eliott.
A slapping body kick lands there for Jokinen.
Eliott misses with a takedown
and Jokinen makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Jokinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Jokinen looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jokinen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Eliott on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jokinen lands a head kick. Eliott smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like Jon Eliott has been cut.
Eliott tries to check the leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jokinen connects with a solid leg kick.
Jokinen scores with a kick to the midsection.
Eliott looks winded!
Jokinen avoids a punch combination nicely.
Eliott closes the distance and clinches up with Jokinen, looking for a takedown. Eliott pushes Jokinen against the cage but Jokinen circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Jokinen connects with a body shot.
Eliott tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Jokinen swivels and escapes.
Jokinen looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Jokinen throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Eliott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jokinen.
Eliott takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jokinen's jab looks to have found its range, popping Eliott under the eye.
Eliott is trying desperately to land a takedown but Jokinen is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Eliott.
Good leg kick by Jokinen there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Jokinen scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Jokinen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jokinen lands with a cross.
Jokinen feints and then cracks Eliott's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Eliott down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Jokinen coming out on top.
Orsi Jokinen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Eliott takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Jokinen connects with a leg kick. Eliott looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jokinen goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Eliott takes a kick to the side of the head.
Eliott tries to score a power double leg takedown but Jokinen sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Eliott somewhat.
Jokinen stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Jokinen wants it to stay on the feet.
Jokinen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Eliott's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jokinen scores with a sloppy right hand. Eliott should have avoided that one.
Eliott doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Eliott tries to clinch there but Jokinen circles away.
Jokinen scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Jokinen throws a front kick that sends Eliott stumbling back into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A thudding body kick lands there by Jokinen!
Crunch! Jokinen slams his shin into Eliott's torso.
Jokinen lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Eliott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jokinen.
Jokinen lands a jab to Eliott's midsection.
Jokinen connects with a single shot there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A nice leg kick lands there from Jokinen.
Jokinen catches Eliott with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jokinen is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Jokinen throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Eliott shoots in looking for a takedown but Jokinen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Eliott's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Eliott takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Jokinen lands a nice shot to the body.
Jokinen is looking to slow Eliott down with leg kicks.
Jokinen goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Jokinen bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Eliott takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Jokinen changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jokinen is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Jokinen connects with a solid leg kick.
Jokinen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jokinen throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Eliott's head.
Eliott takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Eliott takes one on the button.
Eliott has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Jokinen.
Nice body kick there by Jokinen.
Jokinen lands a nice looking body shot.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Jokinen.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Jokinen connects with a body shot.
Jokinen bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Eliott's head.
Jokinen cracks Eliott with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Jokinen misses with a head kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Orsi Jokinen dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jon Eliott'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.


Jokinen scores with a jab. Eliott acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Eliott shoots in for a takedown but Jokinen shows good takedown defense.
Eliott misses with a takedown attempt
and Jokinen counters with an outside leg kick.
Jokinen pushes Eliott away with a front kick.
Jon Eliott is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Eliott takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Jokinen scores with a nice head shot.
Eliott shoots in but no luck this time.
Orsi Jokinen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jon Eliott.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jokinen lands a glancing blow to the side of Eliott's head.
Both fighters circling a little - Jokinen finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Eliott with a lazy takedown attempt
and Jokinen counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Eliott thinking.
Jokinen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Eliott is breathing heavily.
Jokinen digs a good body shot into Eliott's ribs.
Orsi Jokinen is winning the standup battle so far.
Eliott is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jokinen throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Eliott stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Jokinen tests Eliott's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Eliott on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Jokinen. Jokinen obviously looking to wear him down.
Jokinen lands a slapping body shot.
Jokinen dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Eliott. That did some damage!
Jokinen scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A solid body kick from Jokinen.
Eliott takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Eliott on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Jokinen looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Eliott on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A solid leg kick lands there for Jokinen.
Jokinen connects with the punch.
Jokinen keeps Eliott at a distance using the push kick.
Jokinen lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Jokinen lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Eliott on the side of the head.

Eliott is rocked!
Eliott blocks a head kick by Jokinen.
Jokinen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jokinen throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jokinen keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Jokinen is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Eliott can do to turn this around?
Eliott takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Jokinen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jokinen lands with a thumping leg kick.
Jokinen works Eliott's body with a nice hook.
Jokinen's jab looks to have found its range, popping Eliott under the eye.
Jokinen scores with a hook to the body. Eliott takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Jokinen lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Eliott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jokinen.
Eliott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jokinen.
Jokinen lands an overhand right.
Jokinen cracks Eliott with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A shot to the liver by Jokinen. Beautiful body shot.
Jokinen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jokinen is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jokinen explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Jokinen pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jokinen lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A right-left combo lands from Jokinen.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jokinen lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Eliott backs up against the cage.
Eliott is still on wobbly legs! Can Jokinen finish him?
Nice sprawl there from Jokinen as Eliott shoots in.
Eliott seems to have recovered his senses.
Jokinen scores with a kick to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Jokinen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen lands a nice looking body kick.
Jokinen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jokinen lands with an overhand left.
Eliott has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jokinen lands a leg kick that knocks Eliott off balance momentarily.
Jokinen scores with a shot to the body.
Jokinen connects with a leg kick. Eliott looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Eliott walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jokinen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nice cross by Jokinen.
Jokinen really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Jokinen throws a quick inside leg kick.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Eliott with a poor takedown
and Jokinen counters with a slapping leg kick.
A solid body kick from Jokinen.
Eliott walks into a left hand.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Eliott might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Jokinen has got the better of the exchanges.
Eliott on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Orsi Jokinen dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Jon Eliott's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Jokinen stuns Eliott with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Eliott fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Jokinen avoids it really well and circles away.
Jokinen scores with a decent looking hook.
Jokinen getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Eliott shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jokinen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jokinen lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Jokinen with a nice cross.
Eliott with a poor takedown
and Jokinen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Orsi Jokinen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jon Eliott.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jokinen feints and then cracks Eliott's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Eliott down.
Good leg kick by Jokinen there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Nice body punch from Jokinen.
Eliott takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Eliott misses with a takedown
and Jokinen counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jokinen thumps Eliott with a low kick.
Jokinen lands a jab to Eliott's midsection.
Jokinen throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Eliott's head.
Jokinen scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Eliott doesn't seem bothered though.
Jokinen connects with a high kick.
Eliott tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Jokinen defends well and Eliott ends up having to push Jokinen into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.

Jokinen manages to break the clinch.
Jokinen pushes Eliott away with a front kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Jokinen - that will leave a mark!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jokinen scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Eliott doesn't seem bothered though.
Jokinen connects with a solid leg kick.
Orsi Jokinen is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Eliott fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Jokinen throws a shot to the body.
Jokinen throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Eliott.
Eliott shoots in for a takedown but Jokinen shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Eliott takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Jokinen with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Jokinen with a nice cross.
Jokinen ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jokinen throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Eliott.
Eliott misses with a takedown attempt - Jokinen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Eliott fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen cracks the inside of Eliott's front leg.
Jokinen lunges at Eliott with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Eliott's hand.
Jokinen with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Jokinen scores with a body shot.
Jokinen pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jokinen stuns Eliott with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Eliott fails with the takedown.
A head kick from Jokinen lands but Eliott takes it in his stride.
Eliott looks for a takedown but Jokinen sprawls well.
Eliott has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Jokinen.
Eliott takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Eliott closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jokinen.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jokinen.
Nice takedown defense from Jokinen. No joy for Eliott on that attempt.
Eliott tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Jokinen defends well and Eliott ends up having to push Jokinen into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Jokinen's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jokinen buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jokinen circles away from the clinch attempt.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Eliott shoots in looking for a takedown but Jokinen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Eliott's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Eliott throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Jokinen's waist but Jokinen gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Eliott off to one side.
Jon Eliott has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jokinen lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Eliott has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Jokinen.

And that's the end of the fight!
Orsi Jokinen showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Jokinen 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 Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:25
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 30:25
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:25

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orsi Jokinen!

During a confident post fight interview, Orsi Jokinen thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Muana Shylo and Brutaali Pekka. The key to victory for Muana Shylo has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

186 cm
27
182 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
186 cm
20
180 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Muana Shylo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Brutaali Pekka!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Arvi Lind and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shylo tries to clinch but Pekka moves away

and Pekka counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Shylo!
Pekka throws an elbow but Shylo slips to the side and avoids it well.
Both fighters really going for it on the ground here!
Shylo is looking to reverse the position.
Shylo is working hard here to advance position.
Shylo wants to get back to his feet but Pekka drags him back down.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pekka trying to control the position but Shylo is working away.
Shylo sneaks back into half guard.
Pekka works his way into side control.
Shylo managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Pekka.
Shylo sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shylo is looking for a sweep. Pekka is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pekka trying to control from half guard but Shylo is working away.
Shylo is trying to get back to full guard.
Shylo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Shylo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pekka pulls his head out easily.
Shylo taking some punishment here, with Pekka in his half guard.
Nice strikes from Pekka there.
Shylo gets back to full guard.
Shylo keeping moving, preventing Pekka from controlling successfully.
Pekka is looking to work some ground and pound but Shylo has wrist control.
Shylo preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pekka working some strikes from top position.

Shylo throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pekka lands a couple of elbows.
Shylo has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Pekka has passed into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Check out the look on Pekka's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pekka cracks Shylo with a big elbow.

Pekka is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Shylo has escaped the position, nice work there.
Shylo tries to buck Pekka off but Pekka is having none of it.
Pekka working the ground and pound.
Pekka gets to mount! Shylo was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Pekka lands with some strikes.
Pekka raining down shots from the mount!
Pekka with a couple of short strikes.
Shylo sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Shylo is trying to get back to full guard.
Ground and pound from Pekka.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pekka is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Pekka working the head and body with strikes.
Pekka content to control rather than advance.

Shylo looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Shylo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pekka passes the guard and advances to mount!
Shylo tries to reverse the position but Pekka maintains control.
Pekka working the ground and pound effectively.
Pekka lands with some strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pekka landing punches.
Shylo is in a horrible position here. Pekka smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Shylo is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Shylo trying desperately to get to his feet.
Pekka working the ground and pound effectively.
Pekka working the ground and pound effectively.

Shylo is rocked!
Pekka connects with a bit shot that sees Shylo covering up! More strikes from Pekka and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Pekka is our winner by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Brutaali Pekka!
A very excited looking Brutaali Pekka made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Era Ojdanic and Cranium Basher. Cranium Basher has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
27
155 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
162 cm
28
155 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
Good wrestler
Brawler
Good gas tank

FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)

Meet the Future
Steel Penn's All 160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Era Ojdanic!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Cranium Basher!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ojdanic shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Basher as he avoids it easily.
Ojdanic shoots for a double leg takedown but Basher sprawls well. He's pushed Ojdanic's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

Basher shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Ojdanic's guard.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Basher throws a strike but Ojdanic rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Basher tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ojdanic will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Basher looking to control but Ojdanic passes into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Basher is looking for a sweep. Ojdanic is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ojdanic trying to control from half guard but Basher is working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Basher wants to get back to full guard.
Basher trying to control from the bottom.
Basher is looking for a sweep. Ojdanic is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Basher moves into full guard.
Basher controls Ojdanic momentarily but Ojdanic frees himself.
Basher wants to sweep but no luck.
Basher is adopting a defensive guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Basher looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ojdanic is one step ahead there.

Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Ojdanic avoids the body shot from Basher.

Basher shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Basher showed some decent athleticism there.
Basher scoring with strikes to the body and head.
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!
Basher winds up and cracks Ojdanic with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Basher working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

Ojdanic is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Ojdanic is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Basher scores with a couple of nice shots.
Oh Ojdanic is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Basher scores with a big shot! Ojdanic's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Ojdanic! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cranium Basher!
Cranium Basher tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Dante Ascanio and Sami Saari. Ascanio comes to the cage accompanied by Otis Taylor / Ten Million Slaves. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

185 cm
20
181 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
170 cm
21
177 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Perkele!
Meet the Future

Meet the Future



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Dante Ascanio!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Sami Saari!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Anni Minnemäki and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Saari tries to clinch but Ascanio is having none of it.
Ascanio has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Putka in the buildup to the fight.
Saari throws a series of punches but Ascanio avoids them all with ease.
Ascanio takes a swing at Saari's ribcage but misses.
Ascanio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saari misses with a wild body shot.
Saari takes a swing at Ascanio's ribcage but misses.
Ascanio lands a jab to the head.
Saari checks the leg kick.
Saari swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Saari keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Saari keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Saari ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ascanio moves away.
Saari avoids the body shot from Ascanio.
Saari throws the left hand but Ascanio avoids the punch easily.
Ascanio lands a nice shot to the body.
Ascanio throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ascanio throws a jab when Saari was well out of range.
Saari misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ascanio.
Sami Saari seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ascanio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saari doesn't manage to clinch there - Ascanio circles away.
Ascanio takes a swing at Saari's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saari lands with a shot to the body.
Ascanio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Saari momentarily.

Saari moves into the clinch successfully.
Saari will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Ascanio up against the cage.
Ascanio has had enough of the clinch but Saari keeps him there for the moment.
A hook to the body from Saari.
Ascanio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Saari told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
Come on Saari - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Ascanio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Saari takes a shot to the head.
Ascanio prevents a body shot from Saari.

Saari manages to break the clinch.
Ascanio fails to land with a series of punches.
Saari keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ascanio is looking to wear down Saari with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Ascanio thuds a left hand into Saari's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Saari closes the distance and lands a one-two.

It looks like Dante Ascanio has been cut.
Ascanio lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Saari throws a nice looking combination but Ascanio bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ascanio 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.
Ascanio is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Ascanio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Ascanio throws a shot from downtown. Saari moves away and avoids it.
Ascanio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ascanio looks to score with a jab to the body but Saari is just out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Ascanio tries to land a leg kick but Saari saw it coming and moves away.
Ascanio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saari manages to avoid it.
Saari looks to score with a jab to the body but Ascanio is just out of range.
Ascanio throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Saari.
Saari with a hook.
Saari thows a body shot but no joy.
The fighters circling - Saari throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ascanio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saari fails with an attempt to clinch.
Ascanio swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saari is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Saari fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ascanio manages to avoid it.
Saari throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Ascanio.
Ascanio throws a jab but it's blocked by Saari.
Saari blocks a jab.
Ascanio misses with a wild body shot.
A punch combination from Ascanio misses.
Saari fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ascanio manages to avoid it.
Ascanio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Saari.
Ascanio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Saari.
Ascanio swats away the attempt to clinch by Saari.
No joy there for Saari, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Saari scores with a jab to the jaw.
Ascanio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Saari circles away quickly and effectively.
Saari ducks right into an uppercut from Ascanio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Saari slips under a jab.
Ascanio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Saari.
Saari misses with a straight right.
Ascanio misses with a wild body shot.
Ascanio punishes Saari's body with a nice straight punch.
Saari tries to clinch there but Ascanio circles away.
Saari lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Ascanio circles away quickly and effectively.
Ascanio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Saari throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Saari throws a looping overhand right but Ascanio ducks down to avoid it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saari goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Ascanio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Saari on the side of the head.
Saari takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Ascanio avoids the body shot from Saari.
Saari tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Ascanio lands a nice looking body shot.
A combination from Saari does no damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sami Saari dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dante Ascanio's cut.
That's time! Ascanio's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Saari lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
A punch combination from Ascanio misses.
Saari misses with a body shot.
Saari takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Saari misses with a looping left.
Saari throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Saari ducks under a wild hook from Ascanio.
Saari takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Ascanio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Saari.
Saari thuds a left hand into Ascanio's body.
Ascanio thuds his right hand into Saari's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ascanio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Saari uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ascanio.
Ascanio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Saari tries to clinch up.
Ascanio just misses with a punch to the body.
Ascanio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Saari uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ascanio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ascanio thuds a left hand into Saari's body.
Ascanio scores with a jab to the body.
Ascanio takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Ascanio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ascanio misses with a body shot.
Saari fails with an attempt to clinch.
Saari throws a good cross that connects.
Saari tries to clinch but Ascanio moves out of range.
Saari misses the shot to the body.
Ascanio with a hook.
Ascanio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Saari ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Saari misses with a double jab.
Saari scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ascanio misses with a low kick.
Ascanio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ascanio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saari manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Ascanio.
Saari slips a jab from Ascanio.
Ascanio just misses with a punch to the body.
Saari on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Ascanio slips a straight right by Saari.
Ascanio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ascanio has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Saari lands an overhand right.
Saari checks a low kick from Ascanio.
Saari lands a right hook to the body.
A jab from Ascanio misses.
Ascanio misses with a series of wild punches.
Saari has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Ascanio finds it's way round the side to connect with Saari's head.
Saari looks to land a left hand but Ascanio moved out of range nicely.
Saari tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ascanio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Ascanio circles away from the clinch attempt.
Ascanio blocks a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ascanio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Saari tries to clinch but Ascanio is having none of it.
Saari wants to clinch.
Saari is looking to clinch.
Saari misses with a wild body shot.
Saari misses with a series of wild punches.
Ascanio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Saari.
Saari misses with a hook.
Ascanio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Saari checks it well.
Nice body punch from Saari.
Saari tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ascanio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Saari fails with an attempt to clinch.
Saari thows a body shot but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ascanio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Saari. Saari circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nice straight punches there by Saari. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Saari.

Dante Ascanio's cut is getting worse.
Ascanio takes a swing at Saari's ribcage but misses.
Saari thows a body shot but no joy.
Saari throws a right hand that misses
and Ascanio counters with a slapping leg kick.
Saari keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Saari tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Ascanio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Ascanio connects with a single shot there.

Saari moves into the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saari stalling in the clinch but Ascanio improves position.
A nice left hand lands by Ascanio.
Ascanio blocks a body shot from Saari.
Ascanio misses with a body punch.
Ascanio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
A left hand lands to the body for Saari.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Ascanio tries to throw a body punch but Saari avoids it by throwing Ascanio back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sami Saari showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Dante Ascanio's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Saari throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ascanio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Saari keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ascanio.
Saari misses with a straight left.
Sami Saari seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ascanio looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ascanio. Saari does a little dance to reset his feet.
Saari throws a jab but it's blocked by Ascanio.
Ascanio lands with a good body shot.
Ascanio needs to keep his hands up - Saari had a free shot at his head there.
Good leg kick by Ascanio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ascanio cracks Saari with a good jab.
Saari tries to clinch but Ascanio moves out of range.
Saari feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Ascanios jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Ascanio misses with a hook to the body

and Saari counters by moving into the clinch.
Ascanio is trying to maintain a safe position but Saari gets an underhook and turns Ascanio into the cage.
Ascanio misses with a body punch.
Saari is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Saari misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ascanio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Saari manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Ascanio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ascanio misses with a body punch.
A short right from Ascanio.
Saari misses with a punch on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Ascanio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Saari doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Saari misses with the head strike.
Ascanio blocks an uppercut.
Saari is struggling to control the position.
Saari tries to work over Ascanio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ascanio lands a body shot in the clinch.

Ascanio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Saari is looking to clinch.
Saari darts in trying to clinch
and Ascanio counters with a nice body shot.
Ascanio walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Saari checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A slow jab from Saari misses its intended target.
Saari wants to clinch up but Ascanio keeps it at a distance.
Saari is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ascanio.
Saari tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Ascanio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Saari misses with a hook. Ascanio ducked under it nicely.
Saari avoids the body shot from Ascanio.
Ascanio misses the shot to the body.
Saari avoids the body shot from Ascanio.
Saari keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saari looks to score with a jab to the body but Ascanio is just out of range.
Saari takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Ascanio slips a jab and a cross from Saari.

Saari clinches up with Ascanio and pushes him back against the cage.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Ascanio as Saari tries to tie him up.
Ascanio prevents a body shot from Saari.
Saari working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Ascanio lands with a short shot to the head.
A short body shot lands from Saari as the two fighters clinch.
Ascanio misses with a punch to the body.
Ascanio tries to throw a body punch but Saari avoids it by throwing Ascanio back against the cage.
Saari misses with a hook to the ribs.
Saari has a couple of punches blocked by Ascanio.

Ascanio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Ascanio takes a swing at Saari's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Saari moves out of range as Ascanio strikes.
The fight stays on the outside here - Saari looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Ascanio looks to score with a jab to the body but Saari is just out of range.
Ascanio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Saari looks to score with a jab to the body but Ascanio is just out of range.
Saari wants to clinch.
Saari bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ascanio misses the shot to the body.
Saari lands a right hook to the body.
Saari avoids the body shot from Ascanio.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Saari checks a leg kick.
Ascanio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ascanio on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Saari scores with a nice right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sami Saari really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dante Ascanio's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Saari fails to land with a series of punches.
Ascanio swings for the body but Saari moves out of range.
Ascanio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saari manages to avoid it.
Ascanio lands a nice shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ascanio. Saari does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ascanio looks to land a left hand but Saari moved out of range nicely.
Saari cracks a nice hook into Ascanio's ribs.
Ascanio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saari.
Ascanio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saari.
Saari takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ascanio is looking to chop away at Saari's legs.
Ascanio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Saari.
Saari tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Ascanio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Saari ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Saari fails in his attempt to clinch.
Ascanio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Saari fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ascanio digs a good hook to Saari's body.
Ascanio tries to work over Saari's front leg with a kick but Saari checks it.
Saari digs a good hook to Ascanio's body.
Sloppy strikes from Saari. Those never looked like landing.
Saari moves out of range as Ascanio throws a body kick.
Saari wants to clinch.
Saari dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Saari throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Saari closes the distance and clinches.
Saari has a couple of punches blocked by Ascanio.
Ascanio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ascanio working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Saari fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Saari misses with a body punch.
Ascanio misses with some punches.

Saari escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good work by Saari as he checks the leg kick.
Saari works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saari scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Ascanio takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Saari misses with the combination.
Ascanio throws a series of punches but Saari avoids them all with ease.
Saari just misses with a punch to the body.
Ascanio misses with a low kick as Saari jumps back.
Saari throws out a loose jab but Ascanio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ascanio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Ascanio throws a body punch but Saari moves out of range.
Ascanio throws a low kick but Saari moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ascanio swings for the body but Saari moves out of range.
Ascanio scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ascanio. Saari does a little dance to reset his feet.
Saari ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ascanio moves away.
Saari swings away with a body shot that misses
and Ascanio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Saari lands a nice hook to Ascanio's body. Ascanio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Saari falls off balance throwing a combination
and Ascanio makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ascanio throws a hook but Saari blocks it.
Ascanio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Ascanio misses with a wild body shot.
Saari tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ascanio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Ascanio cracks Saari with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ascanio lands a nice shot to the body.
Ascanio lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Saari is looking to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ascanio.
Saari ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ascanio moves away.
Saari tries to clinch there but Ascanio circles away.
Saari fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ascanio on the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ascanio misses the shot to the body.
Saari misses with the combination.
Ascanio takes a swing at Saari's ribcage but misses.
Ascanio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Saari.
Nice body punch from Saari.
Ascanio scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ascanio lands a body shot.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Saari throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fight stays on the outside here - Saari looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Saari throws a lazy right hand but Ascanio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sami Saari will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Dante Ascanio's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Saari swings widly with a right hand
and Ascanio counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Saari throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Saari swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Saari swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ascanio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Ascanio connects with a body shot that sends Saari's belly button to the back.
Ascanio misses the shot to the body.
Saari misses with an uppercut.
Ascanio throws out a loose jab but Saari uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ascanio tests Saari's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Ascanio clobbers Saari with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ascanio loads up on a big right hand but Saari slips the punch.
Ascanio cracks the inside of Saari's front leg.
Ascanio takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Saari tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Ascanio paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ascanio swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
letting Saari counter with a right hand.
Saari throws a right hand that misses
and Ascanio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Saari dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ascanio swats away the attempt to clinch by Saari.
Saari throws a shot from downtown. Ascanio moves away and avoids it.
Saari throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ascanio looks to score with a jab to the body but Saari is just out of range.
Saari misses with a straight right.
Saari has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jab, jab by Saari - just one landing.
Saari tries to clinch there but Ascanio circles away.
Saari swinging wildly here.

Saari clinches.
A short left from Saari.
Ascanio tries to break the clinch but Saari is controlling the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ascanio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Saari blocks a body shot from Ascanio.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Ascanio tries to work over Saari's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ascanio misses with some punches.
Saari stalling in the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saari goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Saari misses with some punches.
Saari working aggressively here.
Ascanio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ascanio has a couple of punches blocked by Saari.
Saari swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ascanio throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Saaris head.
A body shot lands from Ascanio.
Ascanio throws a head punch that misses.
Ascanio wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saari blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ascanio working aggressively here.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Saari.
Saari misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ascanio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Saari working aggressively here.
Saari throws a punch but it's blocked by Ascanio.
Saari makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Ascanio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Saari swings wildly with an uppercut but Ascanio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Saari blocks a body shot from Ascanio.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Saari makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Saari blocks a body shot from Ascanio.
Ascanio presses Saari against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ascanio swings wildly with an uppercut but Saari uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ascanio takes a shot to the head.
Dante Ascanio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ascanio scores with a nice hook to the head.
Saari lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Ascanio fails to land.
Saari blocks a body shot from Ascanio.
Saari blocks a body shot from Ascanio.
Good body shot from Saari.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Ascanio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Saari breaks the clinch.
Saari fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ascanio on the side of the head.
Saari keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Ascanio.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Saari, as that shot connected.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sami Saari comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Saari 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 45:50
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 45:50
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sami Saari!
Sami Saari retains his welterweight title!
In defeat, Dante Ascanio stepped up to the mic, saying 'During my career I have had to fight through a murderers' row of ground fighters so I developed a top notch defensive ground game. Now they threw this one trick pony with perfect style against me and I was defeated. I will dedicate my life to kicking this chump's ass one day.'.
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