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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kevin Wooten and The Artist. Wooten comes to the cage accompanied by Judas Priest- You've got another thing coming. Artist has chosen Limp Bizkit / Break Stuff as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

177 cm
29
175 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
182 cm
21
192 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Determined

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Perkele!



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 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kevin Wooten!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, The Artist!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice takedown defense from Wooten. No joy for Artist on that attempt.
Wooten misses with a few strikes there.
Wooten tries to bum rush Artist with a series of wild strikes but Artist uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Artist avoids a punch combination nicely.
Artist has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Wooten is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Wooten throws a front kick aimed at Artist's knee but Artist avoids it well.
Artist misses with a takedown attempt - Wooten sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Wooten lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Artist throws a leg kick that misses.

Artist decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wooten wants to get back to his feet.

Artist is working for a kimura but Wooten is defending it quite comfortably.

Wooten is defending against the submission attempts here by Artist.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Artist is controlling the pace.
Artist wants to free his trapped foot but Wooten is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Wooten on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Wooten tries to get out of the position.
Artist looks to land a strike but Wooten avoids it nicely and regains full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Artist throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Artist looking to pass the guard.
Artist throws a strike but Wooten rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Wooten drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Artist dives on top into guard.

Wooten keeping moving, preventing Artist from controlling successfully.
Artist in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Artist loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Artist working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Artist's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Wooten knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Artist on the ground.
Artist trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Wooten keeping moving, preventing Artist from controlling successfully.
Artist loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Artist makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Artist prevents Wooten from getting back to his feet.
Artist throws an elbow that misses. Wooten uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Artist's guard. Nice move by Wooten!

Artist working a defensive guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Artist had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Wooten defends it easily.
Wooten is looking to work some ground and pound but Artist has wrist control.
Artist looking to control.
Wooten looking to sit in guard and control but Artist gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Artist wants to pass the guard but Wooten is keeping the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Artist dodges the punch combination from Wooten.
Wooten takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kevin Wooten is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Artist has a takedown stuffed.
Wooten misses with the combination.
Wooten throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Wooten stalks Artist and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Artist's face. Artist staggers backwards, shaken.
A nice combination there by Wooten.
Wooten stalks Artist and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Artist's face. Artist staggers backwards, shaken.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab from Wooten.

Artist is rocked!
Artist shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Wooten but Wooten pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Artist is still on wobbly legs! Can Wooten finish him?
Artist shoots in for a double leg but Wooten sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Artist seems to have recovered his senses.
Kevin Wooten has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of The Artist.
Artist looks for a takedown but Wooten sprawls well.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Wooten here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Artist fails with the takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wooten misses with a wild combination.
Artist misses with a two punch combination.
Artist tries to bum rush Wooten with a series of wild strikes but Wooten uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Nice sprawl there from Wooten as Artist shoots in.
Artist shoots for a takedown but Wooten saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Wooten misses with a wild combination.
Wooten lands with a nice combination. Artist backs away looking to recover.
Artist wants to land a leg kick but Wooten is out of range.
Wooten misses with a two punch combination.
Artist throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Wooten's waist but Wooten gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Artist off to one side.
Wooten appears to be looking for a big counter.
Artist shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Wooten as he jumps to the side.
Wooten went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Artist closes this distance looking for a takedown but Wooten circles away.
Wooten fails to land with a series of punches.
Kevin Wooten is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wooten looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

Artist shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Artist keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Artist has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Artist throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Wooten is refusing to be controlled, as Artist sits in half guard.
Artist trying to pass the guard but Wooten defending well.

Artist is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Artist is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Wooten has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Artist seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Wooten does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

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

Artist darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.

Artist is working for a submission of some sort.
Artist thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Wooten is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Artist can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooten tries to kick Artist off but Artist keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Artist is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

Artist is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Wooten sees it coming and defends easily.

Wooten is defending against the submission attempts here by Artist.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wooten misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Artist.

Artist goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Wooten has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Artist but great work by Wooten.
Wooten working away.
Wooten postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wooten creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Artist sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Artist is trying to get back to half guard.
Artist is trying to control Wooten's posture but Wooten avoids it.
Wooten trying to control the action but Artist is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Wooten looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Artist is looking for a sweep.
Artist manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Wooten missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Wooten not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Wooten trying to control from half guard but Artist is working away.

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.

Artist is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Wooten pulls his head out easily.
Wooten missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Wooten looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Artist with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Wooten missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

Wooten is working for a kimura but Artist is defending it quite comfortably.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Wooten tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Artist was well out of range. Poor timing from Wooten.
Wooten misses with the combination.
Artist drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Wooten defends it well.
Artist fails with the takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Artist shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Wooten defends it nicely.
Wooten jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Artist looking to score a takedown here. Wooten is defending well but Artist drives through and ends up in Wooten's guard.
Artist throwing strikes but missing.
Artist content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The Artist has got the better of the ground game so far.
Artist working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Wooten avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Artist throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wooten works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Artist missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Artist with a flurry of punches that miss.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Artist closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Artist lands in his opponent's guard.
Artist throwing strikes but missing.
Artist wants to control from the top but Wooten keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Artist accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wooten working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Artist.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to The Artist.
I think Artist has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28

The fight is ruled a draw!
S C
A
G S C
B
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 middleweight MMA rules bout between Mir Frank and Max Handle. The crowd seem to be enjoying Handle's choice of entrance music: Right On. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
190 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
170 cm
26
190 lbs
7 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid Muay Thai
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
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 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mir Frank!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Max Handle!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Handle stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Frank.
Handle rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Frank moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Frank throwing a counter right hand but Handle manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Handle, as that shot connected.
Frank throws the left hand but Handle avoids the punch easily.
Handle scores with a hook.
Frank checks a leg kick nicely.
Handle fails to land with a series of punches.
A slapping leg kick lands for Handle.
A punch combination from Handle misses.
Handle scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Handle uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Frank.
Nice shot lands for Handle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Frank takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Handle waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Frank.
Some wild striking there from Handle.
Handle scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Handle does no damage.
Frank definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Handle uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Frank.
Handle falls off balance throwing a combination
and Frank counters with a stiff right hand.
Handle throws a low kick but it's checked well by Frank.
Handle keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Handle has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Frank lands a head kick!
Handle jabs Frank right on the nose. Frank blinks but takes it well.
Frank throws a head kick that misses.
Handle scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Handle throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Max Handle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Handle misses with an uppercut.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank avoids them all with ease.
Frank staying out of range there.
Handle moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Handle punishes Frank's body with a nice straight punch.
Frank throws out a loose jab but Handle uses good head movement to avoid it.
Handle is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Frank had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Frank rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Handle moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Handle misses with a two punch combination.
Handle misses with a wild combination.
A swing and a miss from Frank.
Frank walks into a left hand.
Frank scores with a jab to the body.
Frank slips a jab and a cross from Handle.
Handle misses with a series of wild punches.
Handle uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Frank.
Frank throws a front kick aimed at Handle's knee but Handle avoids it well.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Handle does no damage.
A jab from Frank misses.
Frank throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Handle misses with a double jab.
Frank looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Handle looks to land a combination but Frank avoids it well.
Frank connects with a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Handle. Those never looked like landing.
Frank with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Frank looks to land a left hand but Handle moved out of range nicely.
Handle throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Handle scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Handle scores with a jab to the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Frank misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Handle.

Frank instigates a clinch.
Handle is trying to push Frank away but Frank has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Handle tries a body shot but Frank blocks it.
Handle misses with a punch to the body.
Frank makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Handle is trying to force a seperation but Frank has the dominant position.
Frank keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Handle's efforts to push away.

Handle breaks the clinch.
Frank just misses with a punch to the body.
Frank throws a jab when Handle was well out of range.
Handle keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Frank.
Good standup being displayed there by Handle as he connects with a hook.
Frank takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Handle drops Frank with a beautiful combination! Frank stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Handle is looking for the KO!

Frank is rocked!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Handle throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Oh Frank is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Frank fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Handle has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Frank walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Frank avoids a punch combination nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Good exchange - Handle coming out on top.
Frank seems to have got his legs back now.
Handle throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Frank.
Max Handle is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Handle throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Frank on the side of the head.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank moves out of range.
Handle misses with a series of wild punches.
Frank is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Handle.
Handle misses with a hook.
Handle ducks under a wild hook from Frank.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Frank is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Handle connects with the punch.
Frank takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
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!
Handle bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Frank throws a low kick but Handle avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Handle. Those never looked like landing.
Frank has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Frank there as he acknowledges the shot.
Some wild striking there from Handle.
Frank throws a lazy right hand but Handle sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Handle will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Frank throws a leg kick but Handle sees it coming and moves out of range.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Handle taking a breather.

Handle pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank moves out of range.
Handle cracks Frank with an open hand slap.
Handle looks to land a combination but Frank avoids it well.
Handle moves out of range of the strikes.
Frank looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Handle lands with a straight right. Frank didn't see that one coming.
Handle slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Frank blocks a head kick by Handle.
Handle throws a lazy right hand but Frank sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Frank dodges the punch combination from Handle.
Frank throws a counter high kick but Handle was just alert enough to avoid it.
Handle waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Frank.
Frank pivots, looking for a leg kick but Handle is out of range and Frank settles back down.
Handle scores with a jab. Frank acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Handle avoids the body shot from Frank.
Frank wants to clinch but Handle slips to the side
and Handle counters with a stiff right hand.
Handle connects with a right hand. Frank shakes it off.
Handle ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Frank dodges the punch combination from Handle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Handle missing with a left hand there. Frank was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Frank avoids the body shot from Handle.
Frank misses with a combination
and Handle counters with a nice uppercut.
Frank slips a jab and a cross from Handle.
Handle does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Frank throws a right and a left that both miss.
Frank blocks a head kick by Handle.
Frank missing with a left hand there. Handle was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sloppy strikes from Handle. Those never looked like landing.
Handle lands with a hook. Frank tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Handle swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Handle takes a jab right on the kisser.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank moves out of range.
Handle throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frank looks to land a right hand but Handle moved out of range.
Handle dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Handle feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Franks jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Frank slips a jab and a cross from Handle.
Handle slips a jab from Frank.
Frank ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Frank misses the shot to the body.
Frank fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Handle manages to avoid it.
Handle cracks Frank with a good jab.
Handle fails to land with a series of punches.
Frank throws a body kick that misses.
Handle fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Handle uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frank.
Frank misses with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Max Handle showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Handle swinging wildly here.
Handle misses with a jab, cross combination.
Frank throws a leg kick but Handle sees it coming and moves out of range.
Frank misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Handle.
Frank misses with a looping left.
A big right from Frank misses.
Handle catches Frank with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Handle has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Handle connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Frank momentarily.
Frank tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Handle scores with a jab. Frank acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Handle looks to land a combination but Frank avoids it well.
Handle moves out of range as Frank strikes.
Frank dodges the punch combination from Handle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Handle steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Frank. That one must have hurt.
Handle will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Frank looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Handle misses with a straight left.
A slapping leg kick lands for Handle.
Frank bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Handle's head.
Handle misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A head kick misses from Frank.
Frank takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
No joy there for Handle, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Handle lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Max Handle seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Frank takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Handle fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Frank on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Handle slips under a jab from Frank.
Handle slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Frank throws a shot from downtown. Handle moves away and avoids it.
Handle takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Frank feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Handle's calf.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank avoids them all with ease.
Frank avoids a punch combination nicely.
Frank tries to work over Handle's front leg with a kick but Handle checks it.
Frank misses with a hook.
Nice uppercut there from Handle.
Handle jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Good leg kick by Frank there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Frank turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frank needs to keep his hands up - Handle had a free shot at his head there.
Frank slips a jab and a cross from Handle.
Handle throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Frank swings for the body but Handle moves out of range.
Handle throws a right and a left that both miss.
It looked like Frank wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Frank throws a lazy right hand but Handle sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
No joy there for Handle, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Frank throws a half hearted mid kick.
Handle misses with a two punch combination.
Handle scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A jab lands there for Handle.
Handle keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Frank drops his hands momentarily and Handle takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Handle throws a right and a left that both miss.
Handle takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Handle misses with an uppercut
and Frank counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Max Handle is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Handle throws a series of punches but Frank avoids them all with ease.
A jab from Frank misses.
Handle checks a low kick from Frank.
Handle shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Frank eats them both and turns towards Handle to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Frank delivers a nice body kick.
Handle throws a jab but it's blocked by Frank.
Handle lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Frank circles away quickly and effectively.
Handle lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Handle catches Frank with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Handle checks a low kick from Frank.
Handle misses with a hook. Frank ducked under it nicely.
Mir Frank has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Handle lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Frank tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Handle was well out of range. Poor timing from Frank.

And that's the end of the fight!
Max Handle comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Handle winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Max Handle!

After winning the bout, Max Handle thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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79%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cosmo Starstryder and Mack Bolan. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

191 cm
30
219 lbs
8 - 20 - 0
196 cm
26
218 lbs
11 - 11 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Good chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Granite chin

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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 8 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cosmo Starstryder!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mack Bolan!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Starstryder swinging wildly here.
Starstryder misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A head kick misses from Starstryder.
Starstryder misses with a wild combination.

Bolan drives through and clinches with Starstryder against the cage.
A hook to the body from Bolan.
Bolan utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Starstryder is breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bolan lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Bolan stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Bolan lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

It looks like Cosmo Starstryder has been cut.
Bolan creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Starstryder's defenses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bolan cracks Starstryder with a nice body shot.
Bolan is working Starstryder over against the cage.
Our sources have told us that Starstryder has been working on his elbows in the gym.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Starstryder takes a knee right on the jaw!
Good body shot from Bolan.
Bolan lands a body shot.
Bolan presses Starstryder against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Bolan lands a knee to the body.
Starstryder takes a knee right on the jaw!
Starstryder tries to pull guard but Bolan forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Bolan lands a nice shot to the body.
A knee to the head by Bolan.
Starstryder takes an elbow to the temple.
Bolan lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Starstryder.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bolan connects with a nasty looking knee right to Starstryder's face.

Starstryder is rocked!
A hook to the body from Bolan.
Oh Starstryder is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Starstryder takes an elbow to the forehead.
Bolan working the clinch nicely. Starstryder is working for position but Bolan cracks him with a big knee to the head! Starstryder crumples up against the cage and Bolan lands two more shots before the ref can save Starstryder! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knee & Punches). Mack Bolan!
After winning the bout, Mack Bolan thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jabari Jelani and Tanishk Soni. Tanishk Soni will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

185 cm
39
275 lbs
27 - 31 - 1
200 cm
44
274 lbs
30 - 31 - 2
Good takedowns
Lethal high kicks
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 31 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jabari Jelani!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 31 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tanishk Soni!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Soni tries to score a power double leg takedown but Jelani sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Soni somewhat.
Jelani goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Soni pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Soni pushes Jelani up against the cage in a clinch.
Jelani changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Soni fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Soni sizes up Jelani with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jelani checks a leg kick.
Jelani swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jelani scores with a jab to the body.
Soni slaps away a takedown attempt from Jelani, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Soni scores with a kick to the midsection.
Soni is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Jelani.
Soni throws a chopping leg kick but Jelani manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Soni scores with a nice strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Soni misses with a kick to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Jelani crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Soni - the referee stops the clock and Jelani gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Soni. Jelani manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

Soni shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Jelani's guard.
Soni engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Jelani is looking for a triangle but Soni pushes his legs off easily.
Soni passes into half guard.

Soni is trying to work for a kimura but Jelani is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Jelani is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Soni pulls his head out easily.

Jelani looking for submissions off his back.

Soni seems to be working for a kimura but Jelani defends the submission attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Jelani looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Jelani tries to kick Soni off but Soni keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Jelani looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Soni controlling the action here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Jelani misses with a low kick as Soni jumps back.
Soni takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jelani walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Soni checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Soni dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Jelani. That did some damage!
Soni is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Jelani leaves Soni with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jelani swinging wildly here.

Soni clinches up against the cage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Soni breaks the clinch.
Jelani gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Soni.
Soni pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Soni misses with a wild combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tanishk Soni 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.


Jelani throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jabari Jelani seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Soni clinches.
Soni tries to land a knee to the head but Jelani blocks with his arms.
Soni goes for a takedown attempt but Jelani pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Jelani throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jelani shoots in looking for a takedown. Soni tries to sprawl out of it but Jelani keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Soni manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Soni scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jelani misses with a wild combination.
Soni replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Jelani blocks it well.
Soni dodges the punch combination from Jelani.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Soni shoots in for a takedown but Jelani shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Soni is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Soni shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jelani as he jumps to the side.
Jabari Jelani has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tanishk Soni.
Jelani misses the jab.
Soni unleashes a big counter combination but Jelani bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Jelani closes this distance looking for a takedown but Soni circles away.
Soni pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Soni takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Jelani closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Soni quickly recovers to half guard.
Jelani missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Jelani looks to land a strike but Soni avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Jelani tries to free his leg and advance position but Soni is retaining full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jelani keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Soni's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jelani trying to move into half guard but instead Soni has managed to sweep!


Jelani is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Soni is aware though and is defending well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jelani being controlled here, momentarily.
Tanishk Soni has got the better of the ground game so far.
Soni stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jelani swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Jelani working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Soni doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Soni manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Soni trying to control the position from guard on top but Jelani is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Jelani had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Soni defends it easily.

Jelani is looking for a triangle but Soni pushes his legs off easily.

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.
Soni trying to control but Jelani is working from the bottom.

Jelani looking for a guillotine here but Soni defends easily.
Soni must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

Jelani working for a triangle but Soni defends it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jabari Jelani dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. And we move into the final round!


Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Soni.
A punch combination from Jelani misses.
Soni shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Jelani but Jelani pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Soni fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jelani lands with a kick to the ribs.
Soni stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jelani.

Soni clinches.
Jelani tries to score a body lock takedown but Soni shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Soni utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.

Soni tightens his grip and picks Jelani up, before dumping him to the ground. Jelani manages to land in guard.
Soni would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Soni working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Soni stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jelani swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Jelani might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Jelani looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Soni is pushing down on Jelani's leg trying to pass to half guard. Jelani is fighting to maintain full guard but Soni has managed to sneak the leg through.
Jelani looks like he's trying to stand up.

Jelani looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

Soni moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Jelani.

Soni tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Soni has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Soni is trying to get an arm triangle but Jelani is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jelani tries to buck Soni off but Soni is having none of it.

Soni thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The referee asks Soni politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Soni prefers to stall for the moment though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Jelani is trying to improve his position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Jelani swats away the attempt to clinch by Soni.
Jelani throws a right and a left that Soni avoids nicely.
Soni darts in looking for a takedown but Jelani gets double underhooks and turns Soni into the cage.
Soni shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jelani as he jumps to the side.
As Soni looks to move away, Jelani throws a big counter combo bu Soni just gets out of the way.
Jabari Jelani has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tanishk Soni.
Jelani tries to score with a low kick but Soni moves his leg out of the way.
Jelani closes the distance and lands a one-two.

Soni drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Jelani gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Jelani actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tanishk Soni comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Soni has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tanishk Soni!

A very excited looking Tanishk Soni 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.
Jabari Jelani spoke after the fight, saying 'I'll be back !'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Burgess and Indigo Starseed. Burgess kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is travis barker push em. Starseed has chosen Bass Nectar- Take You Down as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
40
189 lbs
29 - 22 - 3
187 cm
26
190 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Broken Halo Pride Nutrition and Laundromat
V-Mask Clothing (10%)



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 29 wins, 22 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Anthony Burgess!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Indigo Starseed!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Starseed shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Burgess wants to get back to his feet.
Starseed is thwarting Burgess's attempts to control the position.
Starseed working Burgess over with strikes.

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

Starseed is trying to work for a kimura but Burgess is defending well.
Burgess is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Burgess is looking to control Starseed's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burgess avoid being mounted?
Starseed is pressing down on Burgess's thigh, looking to free his foot. Burgess is holding on for now.

Starseed is looking for a kimura but Burgess is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Starseed to get the leverage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burgess wants to get back to his feet.

Starseed is trying to work for a kimura but Burgess is defending well.
Burgess moves into full guard.
Starseed scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Starseed looking to pass the guard.
Burgess keeping moving, preventing Starseed from controlling successfully.
Burgess wants to stand and escape but Starseed is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Starseed's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Burgess wants to sweep here but Starseed controlling him for the moment.
Burgess wants to get back to his feet but Starseed is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Burgess looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Starseed lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Starseed explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

Starseed closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Burgess's guard.
Starseed wants to control from the top but Burgess keeps moving.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Burgess seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Starseed stopping the sweep attempt from Burgess.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Starseed sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Burgess's guard.
Starseed performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Starseed seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Burgess does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Starseed is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Starseed not doing much here.
Starseed tries to pass the half guard into mount. Burgess knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Burgess tries to roll over but Starseed keeps him under control.
Burgess trying to control from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Starseed is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Burgess is just riding it out for now. Starseed eventually gives up the hold.

Starseed is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Burgess defends it well.
Burgess wants to get back to his feet.

Starseed seems to be looking for submissions.
Burgess throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Burgess tries to get to full guard but Starseed has control of the leg.
Burgess blocking the ground and pound attempt from Starseed.
Starseed prevents Burgess from improving his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Starseed avoids a punch combination nicely.
Burgess will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Anthony Burgess is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Burgess swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Starseed fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Burgess manages to avoid it.
Burgess went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Burgess misses with a two punch combination.
Burgess misses with a few strikes there.
Burgess throws a nice looking combination but Starseed bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Starseed shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Burgess throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Starseed scores with a spinning back kick!
Starseed showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Burgess.
Starseed throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burgess throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Starseed scores with a leg kick.
Burgess throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

so Starseed counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Starseed trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Starseed passes Burgess's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Starseed is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Burgess is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Indigo Starseed!
As Indigo Starseed got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Man first off I want to say thank you to the creator for allowing me to show you all my true potential tonight, and then I would like to thank Broken Halo Pride! You are my blood and my family! I also want to say Garfield, your a a beast man, if you would have just laced off the lasagna I might no'.
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37%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Randy Ortiz. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Broken Bones - Decapitated. Ortiz has chosen I am a real American as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Randy Ortiz will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

200 cm
25
287 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
198 cm
37
269 lbs
32 - 17 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Randy Ortiz!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fight stays on the outside here - Ortiz looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Crane throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Ortiz tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Crane is in Ortiz's guard.
Ortiz keeping moving, preventing Crane from controlling successfully.
Ortiz is trying to control the position from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane wants to control from the top but Ortiz keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane is fighting to break Ortiz's control of his arms but Ortiz is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Ortiz looking for a sweep. Not yet Ortiz, not yet.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Ortiz wants to slow Crane down by chopping away at his legs.
Crane scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Ortiz's shoulder, as Ortiz tries to avoid the shot.
Ortiz wants to clinch.

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

Ortiz pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Ortiz is defending well.
Ortiz tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Crane goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Crane doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Crane lands a nice elbow.
A left hand lands to the body for Ortiz.
Ortiz blocks a body shot from Crane.
Ortiz can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Crane tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ortiz gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Crane.
Ortiz tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A bit of stalling here from Ortiz.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Crane throws a punch but it's blocked by Ortiz.
Ortiz digs a right hand into Crane's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Crane's gas tank.
Crane is breathing heavily.
Ortiz lands a right hand.
Ortiz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Ortiz lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Crane misses with a punch on the inside.
Ortiz lands a shot to the body.
A right hand to the body from Ortiz.
Ortiz throws an elbow that misses.
Ortiz stalling against the cage.
Crane blocks the elbow strike.
Crane tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Ortiz.
Crane avoids a wild elbow strike from Ortiz.
Ortiz holding his opponent close, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ortiz misses with a knee strike.
Ortiz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.
Ortiz has Crane pressed against the cage.
Ortiz misses with an elbow over the top.
Crane swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ortiz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Crane avoiding damage as Ortiz throws knees to the body.
Crane swings wildly with an uppercut but Ortiz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ortiz throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Ortiz tries to land a knee to the head but Crane blocks with his arms.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice body punch from Ortiz.
Crane blocks an elbow strike.
Crane lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ortiz backwards.
Ortiz lands a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Randy Ortiz 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.



Oooooh!!! Ortiz has knocked Crane down with a huge combo! Ortiz steps away and waves a wobbly Crane back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ortiz.

Ortiz clinches with his opponent.
Ortiz lands a body punch.

Crane has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Ortiz clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane misses with an elbow to the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Crane throwing sloppy strikes.
Ortiz avoids the strikes from Crane.
You can see the frustration on Ortiz's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Ortiz puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Crane trying to control here.
Ortiz is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Crane is trying to control but can't.
Crane is trying to get back to full guard.
Ortiz wants to stand up but Crane manages to regain full guard.
Ortiz is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ortiz wants to control from the top but Crane keeps moving.
Ortiz stays in close to Crane's body and controls the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Crane shoots for a double leg takedown but Ortiz sprawls well. He's pushed Crane's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Ortiz looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ortiz tries to land a body kick

and Crane counters with a shoot takedown. Ortiz fights it but they end up in guard.
Ortiz tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ortiz is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane tries to free his leg and advance position but Ortiz is retaining full guard.
Crane with a flurry of punches that miss.
Crane is looking to work some ground and pound but Ortiz has wrist control.
Crane wants to control from the top but Ortiz keeps moving.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Ortiz connects with the punch.
Ortiz has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Crane finds it's way round the side to connect with Ortiz's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Randy Ortiz will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Ortiz lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
That kick from Ortiz tenderised Crane's leg. Crane is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ortiz pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Crane shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Ortiz digs a good hook to Crane's body.
Ortiz throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ortiz misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Crane half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Ortiz cracks Crane with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Ortiz jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ortiz has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortiz lands with a nice body kick.
Ortiz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Ortiz leaves Crane with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortiz scores with a nice right hand.
Ortiz fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.

Ortiz feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Crane sprawling to the canvas! Crane rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Ortiz finish him?!

Crane is rocked!
Ortiz seems to be stalking Crane here. He circles momentarily and then unleashes a devastatic head kick! Crane drops like a stone, out cold! WOW! Are you kidding me!? What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:30 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Randy Ortiz!
After the big win, Randy Ortiz made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Museum of Monsters & Madmen and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mario Jose Binay and Trey Golden. The crowd seem to be enjoying Golden's choice of entrance music: Kongos- Come with me now. Trey Golden has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
29
165 lbs
18 - 10 - 1
187 cm
32
184 lbs
18 - 12 - 1
Great wrestler
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mario Jose Binay!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Trey Golden!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Golden connects with an inside leg kick.
Binay throws a body punch but Golden moves out of range.
Golden lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Golden misses with a low kick.
Golden throws a jab when Binay was well out of range.
Golden misses with a two punch combination.
Binay sizes up Golden with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Binay swings for the body but Golden moves out of range.
Binay throws a leg kick
and Golden counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Binay thinking.
Binay throws out a leg kick but Golden moves out of range and Binay only half commits.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Golden gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A swing and a miss from Binay.
And Golden responds with a good body kick, but Binay manages to step out the way in time.
Binay throws a body shot but no joy.
Decent striking displayed by Binay there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Golden avoids a punch combination nicely.
Golden throws a series of punches but Binay moves out of range.
Binay loads up on a big right hand but Golden slips the punch.
Golden let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Golden throws a leg kick
and Binay counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Binay throws the left hand but Golden avoids the punch easily.
Golden fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Golden slips under a jab.
Binay is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Golden ducks under a wild hook from Binay.
Golden now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Binay has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Binay throws a body punch but Golden moves out of range.
Golden doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Golden misses with a body kick.
Binay wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Golden fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Binay manages to avoid it.
Golden swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Golden pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Binay thinks about countering with a head kick.

Binay clinches up with Golden and pushes him back against the cage.

Golden breaks the clinch.
Golden takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Binay scores with a body shot.

Binay moves into range and clinches up with Golden.
Golden blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Binay fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Binay misses with an elbow strike.
Golden blocks an elbow strike.
Binay is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Golden is defending well for now.
Golden blocking some punches.
Binay landing knees to the body.

Golden escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

Binay moves into the clinch.
Binay lands a hook that snaps the head of Golden backwards.
Binay has a couple of punches blocked by Golden.
Binay keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Golden's efforts to push away.
Golden managing to block the knees to the body from Binay.

Golden manages to break the clinch.
Binay scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Binay swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Binay throws a predictable looking body shot
and Golden counters with a left to the body.
Golden getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Binay clobbers Golden with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Binay throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Golden makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
That kick from Golden tenderised Binay's leg. Binay is trying to keep his angry face on.
Golden misses with a head kick.
Binay throws a series of punches but Golden moves out of range.
Golden is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Binay rather than just go for the knockout.
Binay throws a hook but Golden avoids it easily.
Golden just misses with a punch to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Binay, as that shot connected.
Golden swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Golden takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Binay comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Golden takes a swing at Binay's ribcage but misses.
Mario Jose Binay is winning the standup battle so far.
Binay goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Binay slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Golden wants to land a leg kick but Binay is out of range.
Binay fails in his attempt to clinch.
Golden takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Golden moves out of range as Binay throws a body kick.
Golden throws a counter combo.
Binay needs to keep his hands up - Golden had a free shot at his head there.
Binay dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Binay listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Binay throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mario Jose Binay seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Binay closes the distance and pushes Golden back into the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Golden.
Binay tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Golden avoids it.
Binay pushes off an throws an elbow but Golden leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Binay misses with a short punch on the inside.
Golden is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
A short right from Binay on the inside.
Golden blocks the elbow strike.
Golden avoids the elbow strike from Binay, against the cage.
Binay looking to throw knees to the head but Golden is blocking nicely.
Golden blocks an elbow strike.
Binay is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Golden can do to turn this around?

Golden escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Binay misses the shot to the body.
Golden appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Binay clinches up with Golden and pushes him back against the cage.
Golden on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A right hand to the body from Binay.
Mario Jose Binay has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Binay throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Golden is trying to break the clinch but Binay has him pressed against the cage.
Golden takes a knee to the side of the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Golden's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Golden has Binay up against the cage in a clinch.
Golden is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Binay pushes off an throws an elbow but Golden leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Binay is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Golden is defending well for now.
Binay utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Binay.
Binay has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Binay has a couple of punches blocked by Golden.
Binay landing knees to the body.
Golden is breathing heavily.
Golden avoiding damage as Binay throws knees to the body.
Binay landing knees to the head.
Golden on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Binay looking to throw knees to the head but Golden is blocking nicely.
Binay with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Binay misses with an elbow strike.
Binay misses with a punch to the body.

Golden's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Golden takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Golden steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Binay.
Golden takes a swing at Binay's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Binay tries to clinch but Golden moves out of range.
Binay tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Golden was well out of range. Poor timing from Binay.
A countering left hand to the body from Golden misses.
Binay looks to land a combination but Golden avoids it well.
Binay digs a good hook to Golden's body.
Golden misses with an attempted mid kick.
Binay throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
It seemed like Golden was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Binay lands with a nice body punch.
Golden takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Binay closes the distance looking to clinch
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
and Golden counters with a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Golden misses with a head kick.
Golden will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Golden keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Binay.
Golden throws out a counter right but Binay avoids it with no problem.
A shot to the liver by Binay. Beautiful body shot.
Binay bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Golden's head.
A leg kick checked by Golden.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Golden! But no joy.
Binay fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Golden manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Binay dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Golden takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Binay just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Golden shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Binay looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Golden is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A chopping leg kick lands by Golden.
Binay misses with a body shot.
Binay digs a good body shot into Golden's ribs.
Binay ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Golden moves away.
Binay slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Binay stuns Golden with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Binay lands a nice shot that snaps Golden's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Binay lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A shot to the body from Binay misses
and Golden counters with a good, hard body kick but Binay shrugs it off.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Golden just misses with a punch to the body.
Golden lands with a thumping leg kick.
Binay throws a shot to the body.
Binay scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Binay is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Golden flicks out a counter leg kick but Binay steps away.
Binay connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Golden's hands.
Trey Golden has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Binay tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Golden throws a big counter head kick but Binay avoids it with no problem.
Golden uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Binay.
Golden swings for the body but Binay moves out of range.
Golden misses the shot to the body.
Binay works Golden's body with a nice hook.
Binay connects with a right hand. Golden shakes it off.
Golden does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Binay tries to work over Golden's front leg with a kick but Golden checks it.
Golden ducks right into an uppercut from Binay.
Binay misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Golden.
Golden is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Binay with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Binay misses the body punch
and Golden counters with a nice uppercut.
Golden takes one to the chin there.
Golden takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A nice leg kick lands there from Binay.
Golden takes a kick to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Golden throws a push kick but Binay slaps the foot to one side.
Binay misses with a body punch
and Golden cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Binay dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Golden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Golden swings and misses with a hook to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Jose Binay!

Mario Jose Binay decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kev Gastelum and Lars Kenardly. Kenardly has chosen Strokin as his entrance music. Lars Kenardly is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

175 cm
26
170 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
180 cm
24
175 lbs
6 - 10 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kev Gastelum!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Lars Kenardly!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gastelum fails in his attempt to clinch.
Good shot there by Kenardly.
Gastelum throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kenardly tries to bum rush Gastelum with a series of wild strikes but Gastelum uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Gastelum showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kenardly.
Gastelum was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Nice jab there from Kenardly.
Kenardly slips a jab from Gastelum.
Gastelum scores with a shot to the body.
Kenardly swinging wildly here.
Gastelum is looking to counter punch.
Gastelum scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kenardly in his tracks.
Gastelum misses the shot to the body.
Gastelum works the jab nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gastelum misses with a looping left.
Gastelum missing with a left hand there. Kenardly was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gastelum has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Death Valley Training Facility in the buildup to the fight.
Gastelum misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gastelum misses with a hook. Kenardly ducked under it nicely.
Kenardly misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gastelum looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenardly is just out of range.
Kenardly lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gastelum circles away quickly and effectively.

Kenardly gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Gastelum blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

Gastelum has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Kenardly is trying to keep an underhook but Gastelum manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Gastelum scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Gastelum keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Gastelum trying to control the action but Kenardly is working from the bottom.
Kenardly moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gastelum throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Kenardly keeping full guard, as Gastelum tries to pass.
Gastelum stands and throws Kenardly's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenardly manages to work his way to half guard, despite Gastelum's best efforts.
Kenardly is looking for a sweep. Gastelum is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Gastelum stalling away here and it's allowed Kenardly to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kenardly looking to hit a scissor sweep but Gastelum is one step ahead there.
Gastelum trying to control but Kenardly is working from the bottom.
Gastelum stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kenardly swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Gastelum is working Kenardly over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gastelum is working Kenardly over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Gastelum scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kenardly tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Gastelum in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Gastelum trying to control but Kenardly is working from the bottom.
Gastelum 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.
Kenardly looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kenardly throwing rabbit punches from the bottom - showing the judges that he's keeping busy.
Kenardly wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Gastelum throws an elbow that misses. Kenardly uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Gastelum's guard. Nice move by Kenardly!


Gastelum has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Kenardly can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Gastelum is looking for a triangle but Kenardly pushes his legs off easily.
Kenardly throws a big elbow that misses.
Kenardly missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Kenardly's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Gastelum on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Gastelum tries to get out of the position.

Gastelum has his foot on Kenardly's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kenardly works his way back into a safe position though.
Kenardly lands a couple of digs.
Kenardly working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Gastelum working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kenardly.
Kenardly wants to stand but Gastelum has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Kenardly cracks Gastelum with a solid left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Kev Gastelum will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Kenardly connects with a single shot there.

Kenardly drives through and clinches with Gastelum against the cage.
Gastelum drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Kenardly gets the underhooks and prevents it.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Kenardly.

Kenardly's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kenardly throws a series of punches but Gastelum avoids them all with ease.
Gastelum fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kenardly manages to avoid it.
Despite the aggression on Kenardly's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Kenardly misses with a body shot.
Kenardly tests Gastelum's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kenardly misses with a few strikes there.
Gastelum misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kenardly showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gastelum.
Kenardly lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Gastelum backs up against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gastelum with a nice cross.
A nice combination there by Kenardly.
Lars Kenardly seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenardly lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kenardly takes one to the chin there.
Gastelum changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Kenardly tries to avoid it but Gastelum manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Kenardly to the ground. Kenardly escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Gastelum throws a hook but Kenardly blocks it.
Kenardly unleashes a big counter combination but Gastelum bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kenardly looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Kenardly works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kenardly takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Kenardly has taken the fight to the clinch.
Gastelum is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Kenardly pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kev Gastelum. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nice body punch from Kenardly.
Kenardly pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Gastelum tries to pull guard but Kenardly won't allow it.
Kenardly gets through Gastelum's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kenardly lands a hook that snaps the head of Gastelum backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kenardly lands a nice shot to the body.
Kenardly stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kenardly is trying to maintain a safe position but Gastelum gets an underhook and turns Kenardly into the cage.

Kenardly breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kenardly has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gastelum smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kenardly looks to score with a jab to the body but Gastelum is just out of range.
Kenardly scores with a jab. Gastelum acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kenardly misses with the combination.
Kenardly cracks Gastelum with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kenardly throws a nice looking combination but Gastelum bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kenardly has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kenardly tries to bum rush Gastelum with a series of wild strikes but Gastelum uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kenardly misses with a combination
and Gastelum counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kenardly lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kenardly misses with a straight right.
Kenardly keeps the fight on the outside.
Kenardly unleashes a big counter combination but Gastelum bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Gastelum lands with a hook. Kenardly tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gastelum staying out of range there.
Kenardly misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kenardly throws a wild body kick that Gastelum sees coming a mile off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenardly misses with the combination.
Gastelum was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Lars Kenardly is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kenardly lands with a right hand.
Gastelum looks for a takedown but Kenardly sprawls well.
Good shot there by Gastelum.
Gastelum takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kenardly lands with an overhand left.
Kenardly scores with the left hand. Gastelum knows he should have avoided that one.
Gastelum slips a jab and a cross from Kenardly.
Kenardly fails to land with a series of punches.
Kenardly misses with a series of wild punches.
Kenardly ducks under a wild hook from Gastelum.
Kenardly misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kenardly ducks under a wild hook from Gastelum.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gastelum slips a jab and a cross from Kenardly.
Kenardly staying out of range there.
Kenardly might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Kenardly lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gastelum circles away quickly and effectively.

Gastelum gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Kenardly misses with a punch on the inside.

Kenardly escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kenardly looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Gastelum jabs Kenardly right on the nose. Kenardly blinks but takes it well.
Kenardly throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gastelum gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gastelum throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kenardly sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenardly throws out a counter right but Gastelum avoids it with no problem.
Lars Kenardly is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kenardly stalks Gastelum and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Gastelum's face. Gastelum staggers backwards, shaken.
Gastelum throws a hook but Kenardly avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Kenardly misses the target.
Kenardly misses with a series of wild punches.
Gastelum goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Gastelum clinches.
Kenardly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kenardly is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Gastelum avoids a wild elbow strike from Kenardly.
Gastelum tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Kenardly breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kenardly slips under a jab from Gastelum.
Kenardly lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.

Kenardly closes the distance and clinches.
Still in the clinch, Kenardly scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kenardly lands an uppercut.
Gastelum is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kev Gastelum. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kenardly scores with a shoulder strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right handed body shot lands from Kenardly.

Gastelum jumps guard and drags Kenardly to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Kenardly throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

Gastelum throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Gastelum wants to stand up but Kenardly is controlling him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenardly would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

Gastelum has his foot on Kenardly's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kenardly works his way back into a safe position though.
Kenardly scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Kenardly 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.
Kenardly scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kenardly wants to control from the top but Gastelum keeps moving.

Gastelum is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kenardly is aware though and is defending well.
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.
Kenardly wants to get up but he can't break Gastelum's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Gastelum just misses with a punch to the body.
Gastelum connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kenardly staying out of range there.
A jab from Kenardly does it's job there.
Gastelum closes the distance and clinches up with Kenardly, looking for a takedown. Gastelum pushes Kenardly against the cage but Kenardly circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gastelum. Kenardly does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kenardly lands with a nice combination. Gastelum backs away looking to recover.
Kenardly defending well as Gastelum loads up on a big left hand.
Gastelum doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kenardly blocks a jab.
Kenardly will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Gastelum looks to land a left hand but Kenardly moved out of range nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kenardly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenardly pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Gastelum back to the cage. Kenardly follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

Gastelum is rocked!
Gastelum dodges the punch combination from Kenardly.
Oh Gastelum is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Gastelum showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kenardly.
A left and a right from Kenardly both land. Nice combination.
Gastelum ducks under a wild hook from Kenardly.
Gastelum seems to have got his legs back now.
Gastelum wants to clinch.
Kenardly throws a right hand that Gastelum ducks under and follows up with a left that Gastelum also avoids with ease.
Gastelum went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Gastelum misses with a looping left.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Gastelum is defended easily by Kenardly.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gastelum scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nice takedown defense from Kenardly. No joy for Gastelum on that attempt.
Kenardly misses with a wild combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gastelum scores with the left hand. Kenardly knows he should have avoided that one.
Kenardly scores with a jab. Gastelum acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Gastelum walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Gastelum showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kenardly.
Kenardly blocks a jab.
Gastelum connects with a crisp jab.
Gastelum throws an off balance right hand
and Kenardly counters with a straight right hand.
Kenardly throws a right hand that Gastelum ducks under and follows up with a left that Gastelum also avoids with ease.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lars Kenardly comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Kenardly has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lars Kenardly!

A relieved looking Lars Kenardly thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Yegor Klitschko and Clyde Jones. Jones comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Beyonce feat. Jay Z - Bonnie & Clyde kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

200 cm
29
248 lbs
18 - 16 - 0
185 cm
26
285 lbs
16 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Basic striking
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition
FJCP Healthy Nutrition

Project Mayhem



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Yegor Klitschko!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Clyde Jones!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Klitschko lands with a good body shot.
Jones avoids the body shot from Klitschko.
Klitschko scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A nice combination there by Klitschko.
Klitschko works the jab nicely.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Jones.
Klitschko misses with a two punch combination.
Klitschko scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jones throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Klitschko's waist but Klitschko gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Jones off to one side.
Klitschko looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Klitschko looks to land a combination but Jones avoids it well.

Jones closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Klitschko did well to prevent Jones getting side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jones throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Klitschko wants to get back to full guard.
Jones is thwarting Klitschko's attempts to control the position.
Jones throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Klitschko to regain full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jones working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Klitschko lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Klitschko stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jones swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Jones is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Klitschko frees his head nicely. Oh but Jones has switched to an armbar! Klitschko is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Clyde Jones!
Clyde Jones is the new super heavyweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Clyde Jones thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Uhtred Bebbanburg and Tyron Woodley. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

187 cm
27
179 lbs
16 - 4 - 2
176 cm
32
182 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

FJCP Healthy Nutrition
GREEN!160

Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Uhtred Bebbanburg!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Tyron Woodley!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Woodley lands a nice shot that snaps Bebbanburg's head back.
Bebbanburg fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Woodley throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Woodley swinging wildly here.
It looked like Bebbanburg wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Woodley cracks Bebbanburg with a good jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bebbanburg shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Woodley pinned against the cage. Woodley gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bebbanburg looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Uhtred Bebbanburg. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Woodley throws a quick inside leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Woodley. That's going to slow Bebbanburg down.
Bebbanburg avoids the body shot from Woodley.
Woodley scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bebbanburg is defended easily by Woodley.
Bebbanburg is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Woodley throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
A combination from Woodley does no damage.
As Woodley backs away, Bebbanburg returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Woodley throws a leg kick

and Bebbanburg counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Bebbanburg is looking to work some ground and pound but Woodley has wrist control.
Bebbanburg engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Woodley is on top in guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Woodley throws an elbow that misses. Bebbanburg uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Woodley's guard. Nice move by Bebbanburg!

Bebbanburg distracts Woodley with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Woodley keeping full guard, as Bebbanburg tries to pass.
Bebbanburg postures up and lands a big shot to Woodley's brow.
Bebbanburg trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Woodley has Bebbanburg pulled in close to control his posture.
Bebbanburg throws a strike but Woodley rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Woodley stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bebbanburg swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bebbanburg avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bebbanburg keeping full guard, as Woodley tries to pass.
Woodley is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Woodley is pushing down on Bebbanburg's leg trying to pass to half guard. Bebbanburg is fighting to maintain full guard but Woodley has managed to sneak the leg through.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice strikes from Woodley there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Woodley throws a strike but Bebbanburg avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tyron Woodley dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


No luck for Bebbanburg with that takedown attempt.
Bebbanburg checks a leg kick.
A quick step to the side and Bebbanburg tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Woodley throws a nice inside leg kick.
Bebbanburg slips a jab from Woodley.
Bebbanburg misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Woodley misses.
Bebbanburg half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Woodley misses with a body kick.
Bebbanburg appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Woodley throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bebbanburg attempts a counter takedown but Woodley avoids it well and moves away.
Tyron Woodley is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Woodley tries a head kick but it misses.
Bebbanburg half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Bebbanburg takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Woodley takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Bebbanburg throws a leg kick
and Woodley counters with a head kick.
A shot to the body from Bebbanburg misses
and Woodley counters with a series of strikes. Bebbanburg will be more careful next time no doubt.

Bebbanburg closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Bebbanburg lands in his opponent's guard.
Woodley wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Woodley wants to stand up but Bebbanburg is controlling him.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bebbanburg won't allow Woodley to sweep him here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Woodley is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Bebbanburg will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bebbanburg in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Bebbanburg preventing the sweep.
Woodley manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bebbanburg manages to get himself to full guard.

Bebbanburg 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.
Bebbanburg is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Woodley not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Woodley throws an elbow that misses. Bebbanburg uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Woodley's guard. Nice move by Bebbanburg!


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bebbanburg throwing strikes but missing.
Uhtred Bebbanburg overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bebbanburg throwing strikes from guard but Woodley blocks nicely.
Bebbanburg trying to control the position from guard on top but Woodley is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Woodley has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bebbanburg throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Woodley tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bebbanburg chips away with some ground and pound.
Woodley looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bebbanburg trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Bebbanburg pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Woodley is keeping the position for now.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Woodley is on top in guard.

Woodley throwing strikes but missing.
Woodley stands and throws Bebbanburg's legs to the side, diving into side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Woodley misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tyron Woodley showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Woodley throws a body kick that misses

and Bebbanburg decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Woodley's guard.
Bebbanburg scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Woodley is on top in guard.

Bebbanburg keeping moving, preventing Woodley from controlling successfully.
Woodley pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bebbanburg is keeping the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bebbanburg controlling Woodley's posture.
Woodley wants to control from the top but Bebbanburg keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Woodley trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Bebbanburg manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Bebbanburg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Woodley is on top in guard.

Bebbanburg is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Woodley with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bebbanburg seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Woodley in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Woodley lands a couple of digs.
Bebbanburg wants to sweep here but Woodley controlling him for the moment.
Woodley throws a big right hand that misses.
Woodley missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Bebbanburg preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Woodley stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bebbanburg swivels though and keeps the full guard.
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.

Woodley throws a sloppy strike and Bebbanburg has hooked up an armbar on the loose arm! He's turned and extended fully! Woodley is forced to tap! Great BJJ from Bebbanburg!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Uhtred Bebbanburg!
Uhtred Bebbanburg retains his welterweight title!
Uhtred Bebbanburg seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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