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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and Vladimir Duris. Duris is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Noise. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

190 cm
22
250 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
201 cm
21
274 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40)

Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40)



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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk!
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 Amsterdam, Vladimir Duris!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Daniel Blasius and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Duris connects with a crisp jab.
Duris rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Vakarchuk counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Vakarchuk.

Duris looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Vakarchuk is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Duris had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vakarchuk defends it easily.
Duris has momentary wrist control but Vakarchuk slips an elbow through the middle.
Vakarchuk lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Vakarchuk has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Vakarchuk postures up and lands a big shot to Duris's brow.
Vakarchuk postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Vakarchuk trying to control the position from guard on top but Duris is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vakarchuk advances position into side control!
Duris trying to remain calm as Vakarchuk controls from the top position.
Vakarchuk is chipping away with strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Duris is trying to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vakarchuk working the body and head with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duris is looking to reverse the position.
Vakarchuk looks up at the clock and then as Duris takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Vakarchuk smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Duris felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Duris tries to buck Vakarchuk off but Vakarchuk is having none of it.
Vakarchuk in side control lands a decent elbow.

It looks like Vladimir Duris has been cut.
Duris on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That has opened up Vladimir Duris's cut even more.

Vakarchuk wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Duris, who protects the arm well.
Vakarchuk trying to control the action but Duris is working from the bottom.

Vakarchuk is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Duris is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Duris is looking to regain half guard here but Vakarchuk keeps moving and retains side control.
Vakarchuk is working Duris over with some ground and pound from side control.
Vakarchuk is chipping away with strikes.

Vladimir Duris's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Vladimir Duris's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Svyatoslav Vakarchuk!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Tai Zao and Toghrul Asgarov. Toghrul Asgarov has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Tai Zao's chin.

173 cm
19
136 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
172 cm
20
145 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
Self confident
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Tai Zao!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Toghrul Asgarov!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Paulsen Ambrosius and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Asgarov throws a push kick but Zao slaps the foot to one side.
Asgarov throws a leg kick that misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Zao.
Asgarov throws a combination. Zao tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Zao tries to clinch there but Asgarov circles away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Asgarov. Zao does a little dance to reset his feet.
Zao changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Asgarov misses with a wild body shot.
Zao is looking to clinch but Asgarov is avoiding it.
Asgarov steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Zao.
Asgarov stuns Zao with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Asgarov throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Zao looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Asgarov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zao on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Zao tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Asgarov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Asgarov drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Zao defends it well.
Asgarov is looking to chop away at Zao's legs.
Asgarov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Zao has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Spartan Elite 24x7 in the buildup to the fight.
Zao showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Asgarov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asgarov lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

Zao scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Asgarov is trying to maintain the position but Zao is very close to passing his half guard.
Zao is trying to get back to his feet now but his leg is trapped.
Zao is pressing down on Asgarov's thigh, looking to free his foot. Asgarov is holding on for now.
Zao wants to control but Asgarov is keeping him busy.
Zao trying to mount his opponent but Asgarov defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zao trying to control from half guard but Asgarov is working away.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Zao is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Zao tries to clinch there but Asgarov circles away.
Asgarov drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Zao defends it well.
Toghrul Asgarov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Asgarov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Zao.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Asgarov! But no joy.
Zao misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Asgarov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Asgarov tries to land a leg kick but Zao saw it coming and moves away.
Zao takes a swing at Asgarov's ribcage but misses.
Zao is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Asgarov.
Zao tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Zao steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Asgarov. That one must have hurt.
Zao tries to clinch but Asgarov moves out of range.
Zao tries to clinch but Asgarov moves out of range.
Zao throws a lazy uppercut

and Asgarov counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Asgarov.
A short uppercut from Asgarov.
Asgarov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The referee is keeping an eye on Zao - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Zao using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Asgarov has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Zao creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Zao escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Zao moves to clinch but Asgarov breaks away

so Asgarov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Asgarov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Asgarov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Asgarov with a flurry of punches that miss.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Asgarov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Asgarov throws an elbow that misses. Zao uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Asgarov's guard. Nice move by Zao!

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Asgarov trying to keep a closed guard but Zao is proving a slippery customer.
Zao working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Zao trying to control the position from guard on top but Asgarov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toghrul Asgarov dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Nice uppercut lands for Asgarov. That snapped Zao's head back.
Asgarov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Asgarov pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Zao closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Asgarov did well to prevent Zao getting side control.
Asgarov wants to get back to full guard.
Asgarov keeps trying to improve his position.
Asgarov regains full guard. Nicely done.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Asgarov holds on and takes a little breather.
Zao trying to control the position from guard on top but Asgarov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zao keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Asgarov's head.
Zao tries to free his leg and advance position but Asgarov is retaining full guard.
Asgarov wants to sweep here but Zao controlling him for the moment.
Zao throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Zao stopping the sweep attempt from Asgarov.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Zao throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Asgarov throws a low kick, looking for Zao's leg but Zao calmly moves out of range.

Zao closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Asgarov to the mat! Asgarov manages to get full guard.
Zao trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Zao controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asgarov controls Zao momentarily but Zao frees himself.
Asgarov is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Zao wants to control from the top but Asgarov keeps moving.
Asgarov trying to keep a closed guard but Zao is proving a slippery customer.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Asgarov has Zao pulled in close to control his posture.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Zao is looking to clinch.
Zao takes a kick to the side of the head.
Zao lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Zao throws a head kick that Asgarov semi-blocks.
Asgarov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Zao backs up against the cage.

Zao rushes Asgarov and presses him up against the cage.

Zao manages to break the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Zao tries to close the distance and clinch up but Asgarov swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Zao pushes Asgarov up against the cage in a clinch.
Asgarov tries a body shot but Zao blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zao misses with some punches.
Asgarov blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Asgarov lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Zao is rocked!
Stalling in the clinch from Asgarov.
Oh Zao is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Asgarov.
Zao wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Asgarov has him pressed against the cage.
Asgarov tries to throw a body punch but Zao avoids it by throwing Asgarov back against the cage.
Asgarov prevents a body shot from Zao.
Asgarov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Zao seems to have got his legs back now.
Asgarov blocking some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Asgarov.
Zao pushes off an throws an elbow but Asgarov leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Asgarov lands a nice uppercut.
Zao tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Zao is trying to push Asgarov away but Asgarov has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
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 Tai Zao 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. This is the final round!


A looping hook to the body misses from Asgarov. Zao does a little dance to reset his feet.
Asgarov misses with a series of wild punches.
A little feinted left hand from Zao on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Zao lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Asgarov circles away quickly and effectively.
Tai Zao is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Zao closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Asgarov quickly recovers to half guard.
Zao trying to control the action but Asgarov is working from the bottom.
Asgarov is looking to improve his position.
Asgarov manages to get to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Asgarov keeping moving, preventing Zao from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asgarov is pulling down on Zao's head. It's preventing any offense from Zao, at least for the moment.
Asgarov keeping full guard, as Zao tries to pass.
Asgarov wants to sweep but no luck.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Zao tries to clinch but Asgarov is having none of it.

Zao manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Asgarov on his heels. He'll look to pass Asgarov's guard now, I'm sure.
Asgarov tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asgarov seems keen to control Zao's posture.
Asgarov's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Zao trying to control but Asgarov is working from the bottom.
Zao pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Asgarov is keeping the position for now.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zao not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Zao doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Zao looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Asgarov avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Zao.

Zao is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Zao is looking to take a break and control but Asgarov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Asgarov is looking for a sweep. Zao is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Asgarov is controlling Zao's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Zao is pressing down on Asgarov's thigh, looking to free his foot. Asgarov is holding on for now.
Asgarov taking some punishment here, with Zao in his half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Asgarov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Asgarov.
Zao content to stall in guard here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tai Zao showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Zao has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. 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 Radbod Blank scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tai Zao!

Tai Zao was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Liam McGuiness and Leo Sonnen. McGuiness comes to the cage accompanied by The Boys are Back by Dropkick Murphys. Sonnen is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Scream Aim Fire. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

182 cm
22
217 lbs
9 - 9 - 0
178 cm
21
223 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Liam McGuiness!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Leo Sonnen!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Patrick Alders and Aafke Stam.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sonnen misses with a wild body shot.
McGuiness is looking to counter punch.
A shot to the liver by Sonnen. Beautiful body shot.
Sonnen misses with a hook to the body
and McGuiness cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sonnen thows a left - swing and a miss!
McGuiness is looking to counter punch.
McGuiness looks to throw the jab but Sonnen is out of range.
McGuiness feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sonnens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Sonnen lands with a shot to the body.
A jab from McGuiness does it's job there.
Sonnen misses with a body punch
and McGuiness counters with a lovely straight right hand!
McGuiness lands a head shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McGuiness is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sonnen.
McGuiness takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sonnen looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Sonnen is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down McGuiness rather than just go for the knockout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sonnen missing with a left hand there. McGuiness was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sonnen looks to throw the jab but McGuiness is out of range.
McGuiness throwing a counter right hand but Sonnen manages to avoid it.
Leo Sonnen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sonnen. McGuiness does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like McGuiness was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sonnen.
Sonnen looks to score with a jab to the body but McGuiness is just out of range.
Sonnen looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Sonnen misses with a double jab
and McGuiness counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sonnen wants to clinch up but McGuiness keeps it at a distance.
McGuiness misses the jab.
Sonnen scores with a body shot.
McGuiness uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sonnen.
A little feinted left hand from McGuiness on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sonnen misses with a lunging right hand
and McGuiness counters with a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen throws a sloppy body shot

and McGuiness counters with a crisp right hand that drops Sonnen! McGuiness lets Sonnen back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Sonnen is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sonnen scores with a hook.
Sonnen is still on wobbly legs! Can McGuiness finish him?
Liam McGuiness is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sonnen. McGuiness does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sonnen swings for the body but McGuiness moves out of range.
Sonnen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and McGuiness counters with a massive hook, right on the button! He's out cold! Damn, that was naaaaaasty! Hopefully he'll be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Liam McGuiness!
Our winner, Liam McGuiness, 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.
Leo Sonnen spoke after the fight, saying 'Broke my toe at the start, i'll be back and better than ever! '.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Gus Bus and George Pedro. 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?

190 cm
29
167 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
176 cm
22
178 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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GREEN!160



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 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Gus Bus!
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 Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Wagner Zegers and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bus's calf.
Pedro tries a low kick but Bus avoids it.
A big right from Bus misses.
Pedro throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bus counters with an outside leg kick.
Bus on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pedro. Pedro obviously looking to wear him down.
A head kick by Bus misses

and Pedro counters by moving into the clinch.
Bus really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro looking for a takedown.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pedro lands a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Bus.

Bus pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bus is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Pedro.
Pedro throwing shots but Bus is blocking nicely.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bus defending well though.
Bus on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Pedro with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Pedro is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Pedro slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Pedro advances position into side control!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro advances to mount.
Pedro landing strikes from the mount and Bus is in trouble!
Bus regains half guard.
Pedro is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Bus utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bus is keeping the position for now.
Pedro trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Bus avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pedro trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Bus sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bus 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.
Bus swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bus.
Pedro avoids the body shot from Bus.
Pedro is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Pedro avoids the head kick by Bus.
Pedro scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bus in his tracks.
Pedro tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bus appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bus keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bus tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro tried to score with a low kick but Bus checks it.
Pedro misses with a right hand
and Bus counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pedro throws a body kick that misses.
Pedro throws the left hand but Bus avoids the punch easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Bus misses the target.
Pedro lands a nice looking body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Pedro lands a nice shot that snaps Bus's head back.
Bus steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Pedro. That one must have hurt.
Bus blocks a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Bus does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bus throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bus moves away.
Bus throwing a counter right hand but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro motions for Bus to come forward. Pedro throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bus.
Pedro wants to counter with a clinch but Bus pushes him away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pedro moves into range and clinches up with Bus.
Pedro lands a hook that snaps the head of Bus backwards.
Bus has had enough of the clinch but Pedro keeps him there for the moment.
Pedro lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pedro.
Pedro lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bus backwards.
Bus tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Pedro lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pedro creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Bus's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pedro has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bus blocking some punches.
Pedro misses with some punches.
Pedro lands with a light punch inside.
A right hand to the body from Pedro.
George Pedro seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Pedro misses with the head strike.

Pedro successfully pulls guard.
Pedro wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Bus trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro controlling Bus's posture.
Let's hope that Pedro has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Bus engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pedro pulls Bus in close to his closed guard and prevents Bus from doing any damage or advancing position.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Bus trying to stand up but can't free himself from Pedro's guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bus doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Bus gets caught flat footed, as Pedro shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but Bus is retaining full guard.
Bus is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Pedro is in close to Bus's body, working some short punches and elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Pedro. Bus shrugs it off though.
Pedro throws a leg kick that misses.
Bus appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bus checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Bus is looking for a counter combo.
Bus bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A counter left hand to the body from Bus misses its target.
A shot to the liver by Pedro. Beautiful body shot.
Pedro misses with the combination.

Pedro has Bus up against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bus.
Pedro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Bus smiles and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Pedro misses with a leg kick
and Bus cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pedro with a lazy takedown attempt
and Bus counters with a left to the body.
Pedro thuds his shin into the meat of Bus's side.
Bus on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

Bus gets caught flat footed, as Pedro shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Pedro working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Bus's head.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bus preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pedro is working Bus over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Gus Bus has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Bus's guard.
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!
Still in half guard, Pedro seems content to control.
Pedro works his way into full mount!
Bus takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Pedro landing strikes from the mount.
Pedro postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Bus looks a forlorn figure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Bus 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 3:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Doug Pattersson and Chico Sanchez. Pattersson comes to the cage accompanied by The Banana song Peel Banana. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

181 cm
23
196 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
185 cm
21
182 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
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 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Doug Pattersson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Chico Sanchez!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Radbod Blank and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pattersson misses with a wild body shot.

Sanchez drives through with a takedown into Pattersson's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Pattersson controlling the position.
Pattersson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Sanchez.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sanchez trying to control the position from guard on top but Pattersson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pattersson looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pattersson is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Sanchez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pattersson swivels though and keeps the full guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanchez defending well as Pattersson loads up on a big left hand.
Pattersson misses with a right hand

and Sanchez counters with a takedown into side control.
Pattersson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Sanchez wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Sanchez tries to move to mount but Pattersson blocks the move with his legs.
Pattersson dodges the ground and pound from Sanchez.
Sanchez trying to control the position but Pattersson is working away.
Sanchez working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Pattersson is looking to regain half guard here but Sanchez keeps moving and retains side control.
Sanchez tries to score with some ground and pound. Pattersson controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Pattersson is looking to reverse the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez working away.
Sanchez tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Pattersson tries to buck Sanchez off but Sanchez is having none of it.
Sanchez throws an elbow but Pattersson slips to the side and avoids it well.
Pattersson regains half guard.
Sanchez controlling the action here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sanchez is thwarting Pattersson's attempts to control the position.
Pattersson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sanchez has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pattersson wants to control but Sanchez is keeping busy and won't allow it.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Sanchez cracks Pattersson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Sanchez uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pattersson.
Sanchez misses with a few strikes there.

Sanchez rushes Pattersson and presses him up against the cage.

Sanchez breaks from the clinch.
Sanchez darts in looking for a takedown but Pattersson gets double underhooks and turns Sanchez into the cage.
Pattersson connects with a body shot.
Sanchez fails to land the takedown.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Pattersson slips a jab and a cross from Sanchez.

Sanchez feints and as Pattersson raises his hands in defense, Sanchez changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Pattersson looking to hit a scissor sweep but Sanchez is one step ahead there.
Pattersson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez being controlled here momentarily.
Sanchez wants to control from the top but Pattersson keeps moving.
Pattersson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sanchez looking to pass the guard.
Pattersson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pattersson misses with a jab to the body
enabling Sanchez to counter with a crisp jab.
Sanchez scores with a leg kick.
Sanchez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pattersson moves away.
Sanchez tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Pattersson paws at him with a jab and circles away.

Pattersson closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Sanchez's guard.
Sanchez has control of Pattersson's left arm, preventing Pattersson from doing any damage.
Pattersson trying to control but Sanchez is working from the bottom.
Pattersson looking to sit in guard and control but Sanchez gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pattersson is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pattersson is trying to control the position but Sanchez postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanchez being controlled here momentarily.
Sanchez is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Sanchez preventing the sweep.
Sanchez postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Sanchez postures up.
Sanchez won't allow Pattersson to sweep him here.
Pattersson working a defensive guard here.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pattersson fails with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Sanchez shoots for a double leg takedown but Pattersson sprawls well. He's pushed Sanchez's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Sanchez misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Sanchez tries to clinch but Pattersson is having none of it.
Pattersson defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Sanchez.
Doug Pattersson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Chico Sanchez.

Sanchez shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Pattersson throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pattersson trying to control the position.
Sanchez postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Sanchez postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Pattersson wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez pushing down on Pattersson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Sanchez is thwarting Pattersson's attempts to control the position.
Pattersson is not content to let Sanchez control the position.

Sanchez seems to be looking for submissions.
Chico Sanchez has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pattersson is controlling Sanchez's trapped leg to prevent Sanchez from advancing to side control.
Sanchez is looking to advance position but Pattersson won't allow it.
Pattersson controlling the position well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Pattersson wants to get back to full guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
A big left from Pattersson misses.
A swing and a miss from Pattersson.
Sanchez misses with a few strikes there.
Pattersson looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Pattersson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Sanchez has managed to clinch.
Pattersson is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Sanchez is defending well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pattersson letting Sanchez take a breather here.
Sanchez pressing his opponent against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Chico Sanchez showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!



Sanchez clinches with his opponent.
Pattersson misses with the head strike.
Sanchez slowing the pace effectively.

Sanchez manages to break the clinch.
No luck for Sanchez with that takedown attempt.

Sanchez closes the distance and pushes Pattersson back into the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Pattersson fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanchez prevents a takedown attempt there.
Pattersson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pattersson trying to stall but Sanchez improves his position.
Sanchez stops a takedown attempt from Pattersson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pattersson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pattersson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pattersson stalling in the clinch but Sanchez improves position.
Sanchez content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Pattersson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Pattersson is trying to drag Sanchez to the mat but Sanchez just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Pattersson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pattersson misses with a punch on the inside.

Sanchez pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Sanchez fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Pattersson sprawls well initially but Sanchez persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Pattersson trying to hold on to Sanchez's head to control him but Sanchez postures up.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Sanchez connects with a nice short shot to Pattersson's temple.
Sanchez has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pattersson keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pattersson is looking to improve his position.
Pattersson trying to control but Sanchez postures up.
Sanchez tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pattersson knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Pattersson desperately trying to maintain half guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Pattersson wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Pattersson manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Sanchez trying to control the position from guard on top but Pattersson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pattersson pulls Sanchez in close to his closed guard and prevents Sanchez from doing any damage or advancing position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

Pattersson manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Sanchez on his heels. He'll look to pass Sanchez's guard now, I'm sure.
Pattersson throwing strikes but missing.
Sanchez working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pattersson.
Pattersson with a flurry of punches that miss.
Doug Pattersson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Sanchez holds on and takes a little breather.
Pattersson trying to control but Sanchez is working from the bottom.
Sanchez working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pattersson.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Chico Sanchez is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pattersson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pattersson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pattersson gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Sanchez counters with a stiff right hand.
Sanchez tries to score a power double leg takedown but Pattersson sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Sanchez somewhat.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Chico Sanchez.
Well Sanchez 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 Nard Betker scores the fight 27:30
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 27:30
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Chico Sanchez!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kevin Gaarlandt and Thiago Gracie. Gracie has chosen 9pm (Till I Come) as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
21
165 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
172 cm
21
165 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
Powerful takedowns
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Kevin Gaarlandt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Thiago Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Nard Betker and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gaarlandt.
Gracie displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gaarlandt throws out the jab.
Gracie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gaarlandt sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gaarlandt swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gaarlandt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gracie connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gracie has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gaarlandt finds it's way round the side to connect with Gracie's head.
Gracie looks to throw the jab but Gaarlandt is out of range.
Gaarlandt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gracie throws an overhand right that lands on Gaarlandt's shoulder, as Gaarlandt tries to avoid the shot.
Gaarlandt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gracie was well out of range. Poor timing from Gaarlandt.
Gaarlandt misses with a jab to the body
and Gracie counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Gracie throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Gaarlandt was covering up waiting for the punch and Gracie finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Gaarlandt seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

Gaarlandt looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gaarlandt is looking to stand up but Gracie isn't so interested in that idea.
Gaarlandt is trying to keep Gracie in close.
Gracie throwing strikes from guard but Gaarlandt blocks nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie controls from within his opponent's guard.

Gaarlandt is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Gracie defends well.
Gaarlandt is trying to hold Gracie in close to prevent damage but Gracie has managed to pass into half guard.
Gaarlandt is trying to control but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Gaarlandt is trying to stand back up but Gracie is controlling him
Gracie trying to control the pace.
Gracie thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gaarlandt's head.
Gracie working the head and body with strikes.
Gaarlandt is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Gracie's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Gracie's back!
Gracie rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Gracie is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gracie punching from the bottom.
Gracie slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Gaarlandt from controlling successfully.
Gaarlandt stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Gracie swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Gracie looking for a sweep. Not yet Gracie, not yet.
Gaarlandt controlling from the top position.

Gaarlandt drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Gaarlandt jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Gaarlandt trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Gracie bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Gaarlandt's guard.


Gracie is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gaarlandt keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.

Gaarlandt has his foot on Gracie's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gracie works his way back into a safe position though.
Gaarlandt keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Gaarlandt is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Gaarlandt has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Gracie can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gaarlandt is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Gracie is controlling him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A looping hook to the body misses from Gracie. Gaarlandt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gracie misses with a wild body shot.
Gracie throws a right and a left that both miss.
Gracie fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Gracie throws a shot from downtown. Gaarlandt moves away and avoids it.
Gaarlandt closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Gaarlandt throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gaarlandt misses the shot to the body.
Gracie has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gracie displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gaarlandt throws out the jab.
Gaarlandt throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
Gaarlandt gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gracie.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie pushes Gaarlandt up against the cage in a clinch.
Gracie working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Gaarlandt jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Gracie walks away with a smile on his face. Gaarlandt gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Gracie with a jab.
Gaarlandt defending well as Gracie loads up on a big left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Gracie moves into range and clinches up with Gaarlandt.
Gaarlandt tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Gracie just stands there and leans against the cage.

Gracie works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Gaarlandt trying to control the position.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Gracie working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Gracie postures up in Gaarlandt's guard and throws a big left but Gaarlandt blocks it.
Gracie scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Gaarlandt had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Gracie defends it easily.
Gaarlandt controls Gracie momentarily but Gracie frees himself.

Gaarlandt looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Gaarlandt has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Gracie doesn't defend quickly enough and Gaarlandt has managed to lock this one up! Can Gracie escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Gaarlandt on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Kevin Gaarlandt!
Kevin Gaarlandt decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Undercard bout


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

190 cm
29
190 lbs
11 - 2 - 1
185 cm
21
195 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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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 11 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Nathan Cortez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Savas Bulent!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Wagner Zegers and Albert Achterberg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cortez fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

Bulent moves into the clinch.
Cortez has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Cortez is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Cortez has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Bulent lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Bulent working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Bulent has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Cortez clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Bulent lands an elbow to the side of the head.
You can see the frustration on Cortez's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bulent has Cortez flattened out and is raining down punches.
My spies in Ironfist MMA inform me that Bulent has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Cortez is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Cortez is working hard here to advance position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cortez is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

Bulent looking for the choke but no joy.
I really don't envy Cortez right now.

Bulent has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Cortez has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Cortez trying to control but not successfully.
Bulent lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Bulent.

Bulent is looking for the choke from the back position but Cortez is controlling his hands well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cortez rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Cortez works his way to full guard. Good work.
Cortez trying to keep a closed guard but Bulent is proving a slippery customer.
Cortez looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Cortez looking to control.
Bulent tries to free his leg and advance position but Cortez is retaining full guard.

Cortez is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Cortez is trying to keep Bulent in close.

Cortez has his foot on Bulent's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Bulent works his way back into a safe position though.
Bulent landing with the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bulent throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cortez is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Bulent trying to control but Cortez is working from the bottom.
Bulent wants to pass the guard but Cortez is keeping the position.

Cortez had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Bulent defends it easily.
Bulent controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Bulent trying to control but Cortez is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Bulent shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Cortez looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Bulent passes into half guard.
Bulent has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bulent has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Bulent trying to control but Cortez is having none of it.
Cortez keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Bulent fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Cortez, pushing him back against the cage.
Bulent has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bulent gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cortez.
Bulent lands a right hand.
Cortez wants to get back to striking at distance but Bulent won't allow it.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Bulent.

It looks like Nathan Cortez has been cut.
Bulent keeps control of Cortez as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bulent throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cortezs head.
Bulent lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Bulent working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bulent gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cortez.
Bulent lands a right hand that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Bulent leaning against his opponent.
I was talking to Cortez's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Bulent lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cortez is trying to break the clinch but Bulent has him pressed against the cage.
Bulent is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bulent.
Cortez wants to break the clinch but can't.
Bulent missing with knees to the body.
Cortez is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Cortez can't break the clinch.
Savas Bulent seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cortez is trying to push Bulent away but Bulent has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Cortez managing to block the knees to the body from Bulent.
A frustrated look appears on Cortez's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Bulent avoiding damage.
Cortez jumps guard but Bulent stands there with Cortez around his waist. Cortez gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nathan Cortez. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bulent is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Cortez is defending well for now.
Cortez is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Bulent lands a shot to the body.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bulent tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Cortez avoids it.
Bulent throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cortezs head.
Cortez is trying to pull guard but Bulent turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Cortez breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bulent misses with a double jab.

Bulent shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bulent accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Cortez bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bulent's guard.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Bulent is trying to keep Cortez in close.

Bulent working for a triangle but Cortez defends it easily.
Cortez passes Bulent's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Cortez wants to work for an arm triangle but Bulent is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Cortez seems to be looking for submissions.

Bulent looking for submissions off his back.

Bulent looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Cortez is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Bulent doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cortez.
Bulent is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Bulent is looking to control Cortez's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Bulent avoid being mounted?

Cortez is working for a submission of some sort.

Bulent looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cortez blocks the strikes from Bulent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Savas Bulent showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Nathan Cortez's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Cortez lands with an uppercut that bounces Bulent off the cage and back into range.
Cortez showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bulent.
It looked like Cortez was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Bulent misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Cortez misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Bulent forces Cortez back against the cage and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cortez is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Bulent keeps control of Cortez as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bulent lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cortez backwards.
Cortez wants to get back to striking at distance but Bulent won't allow it.
Cortez is looking to break free of the clinch but Bulent has double underhooks.
Cortez is trying to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cortez wants to get back to striking at distance but Bulent won't allow it.
Bulent lands a shot to the body.
Cortez is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Bulent pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Bulent prevents Cortez from breaking the clinch.
Cortez has had enough of the clinch but Bulent keeps him there for the moment.
Cortez is trying to break the clinch but Bulent has him pressed against the cage.
A short left from Bulent.
Bulent lands a left hand.
Cortez is trying to break free.
Bulent has Cortez pressed against the cage.
Bulent scores with a shoulder strike.
Bulent scores with a shoulder strike.
Bulent keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Cortez's efforts to push away.
Bulent stalling against the cage.
Cortez being controlled against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bulent lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Cortez.
Bulent lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cortez goes for a takedown in the clinch but Bulent prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nathan Cortez. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Bulent has picked Cortez up - he's going for a ride! Bulent dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cortez trying to control but Bulent postures up.

Bulent is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Cortez defends it well.

Bulent seems to be looking for submissions.
Bulent working over Cortez with some ground and pound. Cortez looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bulent is nestled in close to Cortez, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Cortez is trying to control but can't.

Bulent is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Cortez is just riding it out for now. Bulent eventually gives up the hold.
Cortez on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

Cortez actively working from the bottom here.
Bulent winds up and cracks Cortez with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Cortez is pressing down on Bulent's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Bulent is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Bulent showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Bulent looking to sit in guard and control but Cortez gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Savas Bulent is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Cortez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bulent swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Cortez drops back, looking for a kneebar! Bulent looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Bulent looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Bulent!

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cortez tries to bench press Bulent off him but Bulent keeps the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Savas Bulent comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bulent 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 Daniel Blasius scores the fight 27:30
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 27:30
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Savas Bulent!
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cas Maverick and Ziba Halo. Ziba Halo is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

194 cm
22
203 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
190 cm
22
214 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Cas Maverick!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ziba Halo!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Daniel Blasius and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Maverick with a jab.
Maverick fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Maverick connects with an inside leg kick.
Nice jab there from Maverick.
Maverick staying out of range there.
Maverick looks to land a left hand but Halo moved out of range nicely.
Halo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Maverick lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Halo takes one on the button.
Halo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Maverick lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Halo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Maverick.
Maverick throws a lazy uppercut

and Halo counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Maverick slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Maverick has Halo pulled in close to control his posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maverick wants to control but Halo passes easily into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Halo is controlling the pace.
Maverick is trying to control but can't.
Halo passes to full mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Halo trying to control but Maverick is having none of it.
Halo punching from mount but Maverick doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Halo throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Halo controlling from the full mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Maverick tries to reverse the position but Halo maintains control.
Halo controlling from mount.
It looks like Halo might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Maverick keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Maverick is squirming around, avoiding Halo's attempts to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Maverick tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Halo looking to control and managing it successfully.
Maverick is trying to escape the mount.
Halo content just to control the position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Maverick tries to reverse the position but Halo maintains control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ziba Halo will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Halo loads up on a big right hand but Maverick slips the punch.
Maverick takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Maverick misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Maverick connects with the punch.
Halo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Maverick was well out of range. Poor timing from Halo.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Maverick lands an uppercut.
Halo misses with some punches.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Halo throws a punch but it's blocked by Maverick.
Maverick misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Halo has a couple of punches blocked by Maverick.
Maverick prevents a body shot from Halo.
Maverick throws a head punch that misses.

Halo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Halo staying out of range there.
Halo with the counter takedown but Maverick avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maverick throws a wild body kick that Halo sees coming a mile off.
Halo is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Maverick with a body shot.
Nice straight punches there by Halo. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Halo.
Maverick keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Halo.
Donk. Maverick catches Halo right on the button with a cross.
Halo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Maverick.
Maverick throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Halo.
Maverick lands the left hand.
Halo shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Maverick pinned against the cage. Maverick gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Maverick lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Halo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Maverick.
Maverick throws a looping overhand right but Halo ducks down to avoid it.
Halo moves out of range of the body kick from Maverick.
Maverick looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Halo misses with a double jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Halo scores with a hook to the body. Maverick takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
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!
Maverick ducks under a wild hook from Halo.
Maverick tries a head kick but it misses.
A combination from Halo does no damage.
Maverick misses with a looping left.
Halo connects with a body shot that sends Maverick's belly button to the back.
Halo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It looked like Maverick was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Halo.
Halo looks to land a right hand but Maverick moved out of range.
Maverick lands with a thumping leg kick.
Halo looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Maverick misses with a low kick.
Halo is looking for the big counter here.
Maverick misses the shot to the body.
Maverick walks into a jab.
Halo misses with a takedown attempt - Maverick sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Halo fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Maverick.
Halo lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Maverick at a distance.
Maverick feints and then cracks Halo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Halo down.
Maverick displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Halo throws out the jab.
A swing and a miss from Maverick.
Maverick throws a leg kick that misses.
Maverick ducks under a wild hook from Halo.
Halo misses with an uppercut.
Halo misses with an uppercut.
Maverick gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Halo.
Halo misses with a looping right.
Halo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Maverick finds it's way round the side to connect with Halo's head.
Nice shot by Halo.
A shot to the liver by Maverick. Beautiful body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Halo misses with a straight left.
Maverick moves out of range as Halo strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Halo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Maverick feints and then cracks Halo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Halo down.
Maverick misses with an attempted mid kick.
Maverick keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Maverick scores with a jab.
Halo wants to slow Maverick down by chopping away at his legs.
Halo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Halo throws a hook to the side of Maverick's head but Maverick sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Maverick is looking to counter punch.
Maverick's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Halo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Maverick scrambles back to his feet.
A chopping leg kick lands by Halo.
Halo 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.
Halo throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Maverick.
Maverick avoids a punch combination nicely.
Maverick checks a low kick from Halo.
Halo shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Maverick eats them both and turns towards Halo to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ziba Halo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Halo misses with a body kick.
Cas Maverick is winning the standup battle so far.
Maverick connects with a crisp jab.
Maverick connects with a looping right hand.
Halo lands a jab to Maverick's midsection.
Maverick fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Halo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Maverick throws a hook but Halo blocks it.

Halo lands a big head kick that sends Maverick tumbling to the mat! Halo takes a step backwards and waves Maverick back to his feet - he wants the finish!

Maverick is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Halo throws an overhand right that drops Maverick like a sack of potatoes! Halo dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:31 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ziba Halo!
Ziba Halo decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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A
G S C
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kangi Ojoos and Sergio Bujol. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
20
184 lbs
12 - 8 - 0
180 cm
22
173 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Kangi Ojoos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sergio Bujol!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Patrick Alders and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bujol tries to clinch there but Ojoos circles away.
Bujol scores with a hook to the body. Ojoos takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Ojoos lands the left hand.
Ojoos stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bujol connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Ojoos's hands.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bujol. Ojoos does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ojoos looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bujol cracks Ojoos with a good jab.
Ojoos looks to land a left hand but Bujol moved out of range nicely.

Bujol forces Ojoos back against the cage and clinches.
Bujol lands a shoulder strike.
Ojoos lands a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Bujol.
Bujol scores with a shoulder strike.

Bujol manages to break the clinch.
Ojoos takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bujol connects with a single shot there.
Ojoos scores with a nice right hand.
Ojoos's jab looks to have found its range, popping Bujol under the eye.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bujol scores with a jab.
Bujol lands a slapping body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Bujol as he connects with a hook.
Nice body punch from Bujol.

Bujol gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A shot in the inside from Bujol.

Bujol breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Bujol throws a lazy right hand but Ojoos sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bujol scores with a shot to the body.
Bujol ducks under a wild hook from Ojoos.
Bujol misses with a straight left.
Ojoos throws a hook to the side of Bujol's head but Bujol sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
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!
Bujol throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ojoos ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bujol moves away.
A nice side step and Bujol releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

Ojoos closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Bujol's guard.
Bujol has Ojoos pulled in close to control his posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bujol is looking to stand back up but Ojoos counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Bujol.

Ojoos is looking for a kimura but Bujol is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Ojoos to get the leverage.
Bujol is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Ojoos's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Ojoos's back!
I really don't envy Ojoos right now.
Bujol controls the position.
Bujol's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Ojoos tries to escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bujol tries to get the hooks in deep but Ojoos pushed the leg off.
Bujol biding his time, controlling Ojoos.
Bujol tries to get the hooks in deep but Ojoos pushed the leg off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bujol keeps control of the position easily here as Ojoos tries to buck him off.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
A lull in the action here.
Ojoos tries to break free.
Ojoos trying to control the action but Bujol just sinks the hooks in.
Bujol slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
Bujol is controlling the position but Ojoos somehow manages to roll and ends up with half guard.
Ojoos trying to control but Bujol postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergio Bujol dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Bujol lands a jab.
Ojoos missing with a left hand there. Bujol was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bujol bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Ojoos shoots in for a double leg but Bujol sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Ojoos uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bujol.
Bujol has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Bujol closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Bujol keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Ojoos's efforts to push away.
Bujol scores with a hook to the body.
Ojoos misses with some punches.
Ojoos misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bujol working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Ojoos throws a head punch that misses.

Bujol breaks the clinch.
Bujol staying out of range there.
Ojoos throws a big shot that misses.
Bujol tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ojoos was well out of range. Poor timing from Bujol.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ojoos misses with a straight left.
Bujol loads up on a big right hand but Ojoos slips the punch.
Ojoos slips under a jab from Bujol.
Ojoos attempts a counter takedown but Bujol avoids it well and moves away.
Sergio Bujol seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bujol is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Ojoos misses with a hook.
Bujol looks to score with a jab to the body but Ojoos is just out of range.
Ojoos misses with a wild body shot.
Ojoos throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bujol throws out a loose jab but Ojoos uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ojoos misses with a hook to the body
and Bujol counters with a straight right hand.
Bujol throws a shot from downtown. Ojoos moves away and avoids it.
A jab from Bujol misses.
Bujol on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Bujol defending well as Ojoos loads up on a big left hand.
Bujol lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ojoos dives in and grabs Bujol's left leg, looking for a takedown. Bujol pushes down on Ojoos's head and hops out.
Bujol ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A swing and a miss from Bujol.
Ojoos looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Bujol is fending him off so far but Ojoos persists. Nope, Bujol circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kangi Ojoos. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bujol misses the shot to the body.
Ojoos throws an off balance right hand
and Bujol makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Ojoos avoids a punch combination nicely.
Ojoos throws an overhand right that lands on Bujol's shoulder, as Bujol tries to avoid the shot.
Ojoos moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Ojoos fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Bujol avoids it really well and circles away.
Bujol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ojoos throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bujol lands a right hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bujol lands with a straight right. Ojoos didn't see that one coming.
Ojoos connects with a looping right hand.
Ojoos slips a jab from Bujol.
Ojoos swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Bujol.
Ojoos throws a series of punches but Bujol moves out of range.
Nice shot by Bujol.

Ojoos is rocked!
Ojoos throws a poor cross that misses
and Bujol counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Oh Ojoos is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Both fighters step back and shake their arms out. Bujol engages and cracks Ojoos with a massive lead left hook - Ojoos tumbles to the floor, out cold! What a shot! Bujol is delighted - all that hard work in training paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sergio Bujol!
A very excited looking Sergio Bujol 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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Main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Niko Nirvi and Aaron Newton. 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.

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Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Niko Nirvi!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Aaron Newton!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Saam Ante and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Newton swings for the body but Nirvi moves out of range.
As Newton backs away, Nirvi returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Nirvi blocks a low kick nicely.
And Nirvi counters with a quick kick to the body but Newton blocks it.
We've been hearing reports that Nirvi has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Newton circles away from the clinch attempt.
Newton misses with a body kick.
Newton throws a body punch but Nirvi moves out of range.
Nirvi scores with a jab to the head.
Newton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nirvi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Newton fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nirvi throws the left hand but Newton avoids the punch easily.
Newton looks to score with a jab to the body but Nirvi is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newton misses with a hook. Nirvi ducked under it nicely.
Nirvi throwing a counter right hand but Newton manages to avoid it.
Newton throws a body shot but no joy.
Newton throws a half hearted mid kick.
Good exchange - Newton coming out on top.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nirvi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Newton steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nirvi.
Newton looks to land a left hand but Nirvi moved out of range nicely.
A solid body kick from Newton.
Newton connects with a crisp jab.
Newton showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nirvi.
Nirvi throws a leg kick that is checked
and Newton counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Aaron Newton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Newton lands a nice looking body shot.
Nirvi checks a low kick from Newton.
Newton missing with a left hand there. Nirvi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Newton misses with a head kick.
Nirvi lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Newton scores with a crisp jab that stopped Nirvi in his tracks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Newton connects with a single shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton throws a body punch but Nirvi moves out of range.
Nirvi checks the leg kick.
Newton connects with a crisp jab.
Nirvi plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Newton swings for the body but Nirvi moves out of range.

Nirvi moves into the clinch.
Nirvi struggles to land a body shot inside as Newton controls his hands.
Nirvi is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Newton is keeping busy.
Newton has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Nirvi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Newton takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A short right from Newton on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton is trying to push Nirvi away but Nirvi has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Nirvi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Nirvi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nirvi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Newton working aggressively here.
Nirvi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Nirvi as Newton tries to tie him up.
Newton scores with a hook to the body.
Newton can't find room to land a body shot as Nirvi controls the action.
Newton blocks an uppercut.
Nirvi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Newton has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Nirvi seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Newton can turn it around.
Newton working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newton throws a head punch that misses.
Nirvi scores with a hook to the body.
Newton blocks an uppercut.
Newton tries to break free but Nirvi pushes him back against the cage.
Newton tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nirvi can't find room to land a body shot as Newton controls the action.
Nirvi swings wildly with an uppercut but Newton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Newton lands a right hand that snaps the head of Nirvi backwards.
Nirvi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nirvi misses with the head strike.
Newton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nirvi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Newton prevents a body shot from Nirvi.
Nirvi misses with a body punch.
Newton misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nirvi lands a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nirvi takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nirvi walks into a left hand.

Nirvi is rocked!
Are you kidding me?! Newton ducked down and unloaded an uppercut from hell that sent Nirvi clean off his feet! Someone make me a GIF - that's knockout of the night for sure!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Aaron Newton!
Aaron Newton is the new light heavyweight champion!
A less than humble Aaron Newton misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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