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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Shamil Astakhov and Jamaal Charles. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

182 cm
30
197 lbs
16 - 9 - 0
180 cm
21
200 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
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 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Shamil Astakhov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jamaal Charles!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Astakhov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Charles throws a combination that misses

and Astakhov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Charles won't be happy with that.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Astakhov wants to control but Charles is keeping him busy.
Charles avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Astakhov.
Astakhov is trying to ground and pound but Charles uses the momentary lack of control by Astakhov to regain half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Astakhov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

Astakhov seems to be looking for submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Astakhov is keen to just control but Charles is a slippery customer.
Charles is trying to stand up here but Astakhov is controlling him well.
Ground and pound from Astakhov.
Astakhov slips a nice elbow through Charles's hands, connecting with Charles's forehead.
Astakhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Charles holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Astakhov trying to control from half guard but Charles is working away.
Charles wants to get back to his feet.
Charles is refusing to be controlled, as Astakhov sits in half guard.
Astakhov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
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.
Charles tries to kick Astakhov off but Astakhov keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Charles's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Charles duly obliges.
Astakhov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Charles.
Charles is looking to clinch.
Astakhov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Charles sprawls and moves away.
Charles keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Charles is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Charles bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Astakhov's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Charles duly obliges.
Jamaal Charles seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Charles throws a one two combo.
Charles keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Charles jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Charles misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Astakhov.
Jamaal Charles is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Astakhov moves out of range as Charles strikes.
As Charles tries to get set, Astakhov tries to push him back and clinch up but Charles manages to avoid the attempt.
Charles connects with a right hand. Astakhov shakes it off.
Charles lands a nice looking body shot.
Charles cracks a nice hook into Astakhov's ribs.
Charles has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Astakhov is landing a low percentage of strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Charles fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Astakhov feinted with a counter takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Astakhov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A punch lands to the side of Astakhov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The crowd cheers as Charles lands an impressive looking overhand right. Astakhov doesn't seem phased though.
Charles scores with a jab to the head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Charles.
Charles sizes up Astakhov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Astakhov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Nice takedown defense from Astakhov. No joy for Charles on that attempt.
Astakhov tries to counter with a takedown but Charles is quick to defend against it.
Charles throws out a powerful jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jamaal Charles dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Astakhov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Charles.

Charles takes the fight into the clinch.
Astakhov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Charles pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Charles content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Astakhov is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Charles lands with a short head shot on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Charles.
Charles scores with a nice hook to the head.
Astakhov 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 Shamil Astakhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Astakhov is looking to take this one to the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Astakhov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Charles is defending well.

Charles breaks the clinch.
Charles bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Astakhov's head.
Jamaal Charles seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Charles works Astakhov's body with a nice hook.
Astakhov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Charles cracks the inside of Astakhov's front leg.

Charles moves into range and clinches up with Astakhov.
Astakhov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Charles is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Charles makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles can't get the takedown.
Astakhov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Charles pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Charles stalling in the clinch.
Astakhov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Charles pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Charles lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Astakhov backwards.
Astakhov changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Charles fights it off and pushes away nicely.

Charles moves into range and clinches up with Astakhov.
Charles has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Astakhov is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Charles creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Astakhov tries for a takedown. No joy.
Charles lands a left hand.

Charles breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

Charles closes the distance and clinches.
Astakhov wants to take the fight to the mat but Charles manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Jamaal Charles seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Charles lands a nice uppercut.

It looks like Shamil Astakhov has been cut.
Charles is pressed up against the cage. Astakhov has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Charles down to the mat. Charles avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Astakhov walks into a left hand.
Astakhov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Charles pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Charles lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Charles scores with a decent looking hook.
Charles tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jamaal Charles is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Astakhov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Charles throws a right hand that Astakhov ducks under and follows up with a left that Astakhov also avoids with ease.
Astakhov half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Charles lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Charles scores with a jab to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jamaal Charles showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Shamil Astakhov's cut.
That's time! Astakhov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Charles is looking to clinch.
Astakhov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Charles throws a series of punches but Astakhov moves out of range.
Astakhov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Astakhov drops his hands momentarily and Charles takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Charles lands a jab to Astakhov's midsection.
Charles thuds his right hand into Astakhov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Charles scores with a decent looking hook.
Charles scores with a crisp jab that stopped Astakhov in his tracks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Charles misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Charles has closed the distance and engaged Astakhov in a clinch.
Charles digs a right hand into Astakhov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Astakhov's gas tank.
Charles digs a right hand underneath Astakhov's ribcage. Astakhov let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Astakhov tries to score a body lock takedown but Charles shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Astakhov blocks the elbow strike.
Astakhov is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Charles gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Astakhov is working for takedown but Charles is calmly controlling the position for now.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Shamil Astakhov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Charles pushes Astakhov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Astakhov being controlled against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Astakhov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Charles is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Charles scores with a shoulder strike.
Charles pushes Astakhov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Charles is struggling to control the position.
Astakhov tries for a takedown but Charles manages to get underhooks.
Charles prevents the takedown attempt.
Astakhov changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Charles fights it off and pushes away nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Charles.
Charles lands a glancing blow to the side of Astakhov's head.
Charles throws a right and a left that Astakhov avoids nicely.

Charles darts in and clinches Astakhov up against the cage.
Charles is stalling here.

Charles pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
An inside leg kick lands from Charles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Astakhov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Astakhov dodges the punch combination from Charles.
A little feinted left hand from Astakhov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Astakhov tries to move into range but Charles moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Astakhov walks into a straight right hand from Charles.
Charles lands with a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Charles dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Astakhov. That did some damage!
Shamil Astakhov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jamaal Charles is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Charles tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Astakhov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jamaal Charles comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Charles 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 25:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 25:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 25:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jamaal Charles!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Rocky Balboa and Phoenix Wright. Phoenix Wright has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
28
182 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
180 cm
19
175 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Brown Belt
Basic striking
Granite chin

AnonymouS

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Rocky Balboa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Phoenix Wright!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wright scores with a punch to the head.
Wright is looking to score with low kicks.
Wright throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wright takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Balboa looks to land a combination but Wright avoids it well.
Balboa moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

It looks like Phoenix Wright has been cut.
Wright throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Balboa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Balboa scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Wright tries to clinch but Balboa is having none of it.
Wright throws a half hearted mid kick.
Balboa throws out a powerful jab.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Wright has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
No joy there for Balboa, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wright tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Wright misses with the body kick
and Balboa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wright doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Balboa moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Balboa misses with a double jab.
Wright feints and then cracks Balboa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Balboa down.
Wright ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Balboa moves away.
A counter left hand to the body from Balboa misses its target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wright tries to land a leg kick but Balboa saw it coming and moves away.
Wright avoids a punch combination nicely.
Balboa avoids the body shot from Wright.
Balboa connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Sloppy strikes from Balboa. Those never looked like landing.
Sloppy strikes from Balboa. Those never looked like landing.
Balboa avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

Balboa closes the distance and pushes Wright back into the cage.
Wright has Balboa pressed against the cage.

Wright jumps guard and drags Balboa to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.

Wright has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Balboa can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Wright not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Wright looking for a guillotine here but Balboa defends easily.
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!
Balboa is looking to stand up but Wright won't let him.
Balboa looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Wright is trying to keep Balboa in close.
Wright looking for a sweep. Not yet Wright, not yet.
Wright manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Balboa manages to get himself to full guard.

Wright slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Balboa is trying to escape and get back to his feet.

Wright has hold of Balboa's arm. He's looking for a kimura. Balboa seems comfortable defending it but Wright has shifted his position slighty and is cranking on the arm! Balboa is real pain and he's forced to tap out! Balboa is disgusted with himself for not defending it better but Wright couldn't care less - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Phoenix Wright!
An out of breath Phoenix Wright thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tappy Gilmore and John Taslim. Taslim is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: La Coka Nostra - "Mind Your Business". Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
29
155 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
175 cm
26
164 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Brawler
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Tappy Gilmore!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, John Taslim!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A punch combination from Taslim misses.
Gilmore avoids a punch combination nicely.
Taslim throws a nice inside leg kick.
Taslim misses with a wild combination.

Taslim shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Gilmore napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Gilmore tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Taslim wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Taslim working away.
Taslim scoring with punches from side control.
Taslim working away.
Taslim lands a few punches from side control.
Gilmore takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gilmore can't do much from the bottom here.
Gilmore is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taslim lands an elbow.

Taslim is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Gilmore has escaped the position, nice work there.
Taslim tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Gilmore manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Gilmore manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Taslim postures up in Gilmore's guard and throws a big left but Gilmore blocks it.

Gilmore is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Gilmore is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Gilmore looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Taslim postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Gilmore looking for a sweep. Not yet Gilmore, not yet.

Gilmore looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Taslim missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Taslim's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gilmore is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Taslim lands a couple of elbows.

Gilmore looking for a guillotine here but Taslim defends easily.
Taslim trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gilmore throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Taslim must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Taslim is working Gilmore over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Taslim trying to control the position from guard on top but Gilmore is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Taslim loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Gilmore controls Taslim momentarily but Taslim frees himself.
Gilmore utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Taslim throwing strikes but missing.

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

Gilmore working for a triangle but Taslim defends it easily.
Gilmore preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Taslim's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gilmore seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Taslim missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Taslim really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Gilmore. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Gilmore keeping full guard, as Taslim tries to pass.
Taslim has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Gilmore is proving hard to escape from.
Taslim throwing strikes from guard but Gilmore blocks nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gilmore takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Taslim scores with a head kick.
Taslim bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Gilmore swats away the attempt to clinch by Taslim.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Gilmore.
Gilmore passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Taslim!

Gilmore is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Taslim is surviving well by controlling Gilmore's body position as best he can.

Gilmore is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Taslim can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Taslim has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Taslim is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taslim stops Gilmore from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Taslim is trying to escape the mount.

Gilmore looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Taslim is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
Gilmore takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

Gilmore is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Taslim to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Taslim shrugs it off.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Taslim bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Gilmore looking to hit a scissor sweep but Taslim is one step ahead there.
Gilmore not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Taslim postures up in Gilmore's guard and throws a big left but Gilmore blocks it.
Gilmore wants to sweep here but Taslim controlling him for the moment.
Taslim lands a couple of elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gilmore working a defensive guard here.
Taslim connects with a couple of short punches.
Taslim trying to control the position from guard on top but Gilmore is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Gilmore working for a triangle but Taslim defends it easily.
Taslim makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Taslim trying to control the position from guard on top but Gilmore is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gilmore wants to sweep but no luck.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gilmore is trying to keep Taslim in close.
Taslim forces his way into half guard.
Taslim is trying to control the action in half guard but Gilmore is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Gilmore moves into full guard.
Taslim is in close to Gilmore's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Taslim working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Taslim makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Taslim working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Taslim throws a strike but Gilmore rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Taslim wants to get back to his feet but Gilmore is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Tappy Gilmore will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!



The fight moves into the clinch position.
Taslim wants to take the fight to the mat but Gilmore manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

Taslim breaks from the clinch.
Taslim lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Gilmore at a distance.
Taslim stalks Gilmore and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Gilmore's face. Gilmore staggers backwards, shaken.
Gilmore closes this distance looking for a takedown but Taslim circles away.
Gilmore walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Danga de danga de dang - Taslim scores with a four punch combination!

Gilmore is rocked!
Tappy Gilmore seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gilmore throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A right-left combo lands from Taslim.
Oh Gilmore is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Taslim clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Taslim.
Gilmore is trying to pull guard but Taslim turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Taslim breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A shot to the liver by Taslim. Beautiful body shot.
Taslim fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Gilmore throws a push kick but Taslim slaps the foot to one side.

Taslim lands a jab followed by a vicious hook that sends Gilmore sprawling to the canvas. Taslim follows him down, looking for the kill. Can Gilmore hang on?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gilmore tries to roll over but Taslim keeps him under control.
Taslim thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gilmore's head.
Taslim trying to pass the guard but Gilmore defending well.
Gilmore wants to improve his position but Taslim is controlling well.
Taslim thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gilmore's head.
Taslim slips a nice elbow through Gilmore's hands, connecting with Gilmore's forehead.
Taslim sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Gilmore defending well though.
Taslim lands strikes from half guard.
Taslim missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Gilmore keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Gilmore keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Taslim takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Taslim trying to mount his opponent but Gilmore defends it.
Gilmore seems to have got his legs back now.
Gilmore manages to get to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gilmore throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Taslim in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Tappy Gilmore!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Grant Duncan and Lou Marx. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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214 lbs
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194 cm
23
220 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
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Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Solid 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 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Grant Duncan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Lou Marx!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Marx fails with a takedown attempt.
Duncan throws a quick counter head kick but Marx was just out of range.

Marx closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Duncan quickly recovers to half guard.
Marx wants to lay and pray for a moment but Duncan keeps working.
Marx prevents Duncan from improving his position.
Duncan is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Marx scores with a couple of nice shots.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Marx lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Marx looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Marx wants to take a breather but Duncan is having none of it.
Marx misses with a head shot. Duncan uses the momentum to regain guard.
Marx missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duncan controls Marx momentarily but Marx frees himself.
Marx distracts Duncan with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Marx distracts Duncan with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Duncan controlling the position.
Duncan utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

Duncan gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Marx wants to control from the top but Duncan keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duncan avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Duncan seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Duncan avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Marx throws a big elbow that misses.
Marx with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Marx preventing the sweep.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Duncan throws a head kick but Marx moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marx changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Duncan tries to avoid it but Marx manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Duncan to the ground. Duncan escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Grant Duncan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Duncan gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Marx to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Marx is working Duncan over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Marx accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Duncan looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Marx in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Marx stopping the sweep attempt from Duncan.
Marx pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Duncan is keeping the position for now.
Duncan keeping moving, preventing Marx from controlling successfully.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Lou Marx seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marx misses with a takedown attempt
and Duncan counters with a low kick, right behind Marx 's knee.
Grant Duncan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lou Marx.
Marx shoots in and drives through. Duncan sprawls well.
Duncan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Marx shoots in looking for a takedown but Duncan manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Marx's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Duncan jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.

Marx drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Marx looks winded!
Marx is looking to advance position but Duncan has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Duncan content just to control the position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Duncan throws some wild stikes that Marx manages to avoid easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Marx fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Duncan avoids it really well and circles away.
Duncan looks to land a left hand but Marx moved out of range nicely.

Marx scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Marx not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Duncan wants to improve his position but Marx is controlling well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Duncan wants to control but Marx is keeping busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Marx wants to lay and pray for a moment but Duncan keeps working.
Marx thows a huge punch but Duncan dodges it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duncan wants to get back to full guard.
Marx wants to lay and pray for a moment but Duncan keeps working.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Marx misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
The fighters circling - Duncan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Marx.
Marx tries to advance to mount but can't.
The strikes coming from Marx are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Duncan struggling a bit here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duncan is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Duncan regains half guard.
Marx has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Duncan is not content to let Marx control the position.
Marx wants to pass to mount but Duncan is defending the position.
Marx thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marx wants to pass to mount but Duncan is defending the position.
Marx is keen to just control but Duncan is a slippery customer.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

Marx darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Marx is trying to control the action in half guard but Duncan is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Marx stalling away here and it's allowed Duncan to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Lou Marx has got the better of the ground game so far.
Marx pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Duncan is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marx won't allow Duncan to sweep him here.
Marx tries to free his leg and advance position but Duncan is retaining full guard.
Duncan can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Marx controls the pace.
Duncan working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Marx.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Marx blocks a head kick by Duncan.

Marx closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Duncan to the mat! Duncan manages to get full guard.
Duncan working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Marx.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lou Marx showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Marx shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Duncan sprawls well. Duncan wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Marx gets slowly back to his feet.
Marx blocks a head kick by Duncan.
Duncan lands a nice shot to the body.
Duncan chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Duncan gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Marx to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Marx has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Marx trying to control but Duncan is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Duncan can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Marx controls the pace.
Duncan trying to control the position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duncan looking for a sweep. Not yet Duncan, not yet.
Duncan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Marx engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Marx tries to stand but Duncan is controlling from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Lou Marx is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

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

Marx changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Duncan looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Duncan seems a little lost for a moment, as Marx dominates the positioning.
Marx wants to control but Duncan is keeping him busy.
Marx happy to just control the position for now.
Duncan manages to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marx slows the pace down in half guard.
Duncan trying to control but Marx postures up.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Duncan regains full guard. Nicely done.
Marx slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Marx stopping the sweep attempt from Duncan.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
A head kick misses from Duncan.
Nice body punch from Duncan.

Marx decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Marx sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Duncan moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Grant Duncan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Marx looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Marx slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Duncan.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lou Marx comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Marx 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lou Marx!

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


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mr Anywhere and Sven Kristian Nielsen. Nielsen has chosen Rasmus Walter - EndelÝst as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

190 cm
20
275 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
191 cm
22
275 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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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 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Mr Anywhere!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sven Kristian Nielsen!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Anywhere misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mr Anywhere seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nielsen shoots in and drives through. Anywhere sprawls well.
Anywhere seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Nielsen scores with a nice right hand.

Nielsen closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Anywhere's guard.
Nielsen throwing strikes but missing.

Nielsen drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Anywhere manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Nielsen has Anywhere in his guard.

Anywhere trying to control the position from guard on top but Nielsen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Nielsen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Anywhere got a little sloppy there for a moment and Nielsen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Anywhere has managed to get both his arms back between Nielsen's legs - danger averted.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anywhere is pushing down on Nielsen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Nielsen is fighting to maintain full guard but Anywhere has managed to sneak the leg through.
Nielsen is trying to control but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Anywhere is working for a kimura but Nielsen is defending it quite comfortably.
Anywhere prevents Nielsen from improving his position.

Anywhere wants to work for an arm triangle but Nielsen is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Anywhere is thwarting Nielsen's attempts to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Nielsen wants to sweep but Anywhere has passed to side control!

Anywhere is trying to get an arm triangle but Nielsen is defending well.

Anywhere is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Nielsen knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Nielsen manages to work his way to half guard, despite Anywhere's best efforts.
Nielsen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nielsen trying to control the position.
Anywhere stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nielsen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Nielsen manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Anywhere manages to get himself to full guard.

Nielsen is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Nielsen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nielsen postures up and lands a big shot to Anywhere's brow.
Anywhere looking to control.
Nielsen keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Anywhere's head.
Nielsen trying to control but Anywhere is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nielsen postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Anywhere trying to keep a closed guard but Nielsen is proving a slippery customer.
Nielsen throws an elbow that misses. Anywhere uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nielsen's guard. Nice move by Anywhere!

Anywhere trying to stand up but can't free himself from Nielsen's guard.

Nielsen working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Anywhere doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Anywhere manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Nielsen is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Anywhere tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nielsen misses with a looping left.
Nielsen misses with a hook.
Nielsen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Anywhere.
Nielsen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nielsen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Nielsen scores with a takedown into Anywhere's guard.
Nielsen is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
My spies in Bloodsport Gym 16 Elites inform me that Nielsen has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Nielsen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nielsen pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Anywhere is keeping the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nielsen throws an elbow that misses. Anywhere uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nielsen's guard. Nice move by Anywhere!

Anywhere slips nicely into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Anywhere seems to be working for a kimura but Nielsen defends the submission attempt.
Nielsen trying to control from the bottom.

Nielsen is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Anywhere pulls his head out easily.
Nielsen is refusing to be controlled, as Anywhere sits in half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Nielsen manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Anywhere stands up from Nielsen's guard - Anywhere perhaps looking for a knockout.
Anywhere fails to land with a series of punches.
Nielsen lands with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Nielsen scores with a takedown into Anywhere's guard.
Anywhere avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Anywhere controls Nielsen momentarily but Nielsen frees himself.
Nielsen trying to control but Anywhere is working from the bottom.
Nielsen postures up and lands a big shot to Anywhere's brow.
Anywhere is trying to keep Nielsen in close.
Anywhere looking for a sweep. Not yet Anywhere, not yet.
Sven Kristian Nielsen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nielsen wants to control from the top but Anywhere keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nielsen trying to move into half guard but instead Anywhere has managed to sweep!

Nielsen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nielsen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Anywhere sitting in guard here, content to control.
Anywhere stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nielsen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Anywhere trying to stand up but can't free himself from Nielsen's guard.
Nielsen tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Nielsen is looking for a triangle here but Anywhere uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nielsen trying his best to control but Anywhere has mounted him.

Anywhere is standing up out of mount! Strange tactic there - he must really want this one on the feet!
Anywhere moves out of range of the strikes.
Anywhere pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Nielsen feints the counter takedown.
Nielsen dives in and grabs Anywhere's left leg, looking for a takedown. Anywhere pushes down on Nielsen's head and hops out.
Anywhere misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Anywhere shoots in looking for a takedown but Nielsen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Anywhere's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Anywhere looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Nielsen scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Anywhere misses with a takedown attempt - Nielsen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Anywhere throws a head kick that misses.
Anywhere throws a sloppy head kick

and Nielsen counters with a single leg into guard. Anywhere didn't expect that.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Sven Kristian Nielsen will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Nielsen lands a really nice looking cross but Anywhere seems unphased.
Nielsen throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nielsen slips a jab and a cross from Anywhere.
Nielsen throws a body shot but no joy.
Nielsen scores with a decent looking hook.

Nielsen shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Nielsen showed some decent athleticism there.
Nice strikes from Nielsen there.
Nielsen not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Nielsen seems to be looking for submissions.

Nielsen is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Anywhere doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Nielsen.
Anywhere won't allow Nielsen to pass to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nielsen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Anywhere's head.
Nielsen is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Anywhere avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nielsen.
Nielsen moves nicely into side control.
Anywhere is looking to reverse the position.
Anywhere struggling a bit here.
Anywhere is trying to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anywhere takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Nielsen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Anywhere keeps working.
Nielsen is chipping away with strikes.

Nielsen tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Anywhere manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

Nielsen seems like he's working for an arm triangle here. He's freed his trapped foot and he's rotating nicely. Anywhere is in big trouble! He's tapping out! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Sven Kristian Nielsen!
A very excited looking Sven Kristian Nielsen made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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45%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between John Lloyd and Hendo Riggs. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

179 cm
23
176 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
176 cm
23
183 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, John Lloyd!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hendo Riggs!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Riggs lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Riggs throws a right hand that misses
and Lloyd counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

Riggs closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Lloyd's guard.
Lloyd looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Riggs got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lloyd has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Riggs has managed to get both his arms back between Lloyd's legs - danger averted.
Riggs is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

Riggs got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lloyd has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Riggs has managed to get both his arms back between Lloyd's legs - danger averted.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Riggs is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riggs throws a big elbow that misses.
Riggs trying to control but Lloyd is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Riggs accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Riggs wants to control from the top but Lloyd keeps moving.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Lloyd throws a leg kick which misses Riggs's front leg but catches the back leg as Riggs tries to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Riggs blocks the leg kick.
Riggs changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

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.
Riggs slips a jab from Lloyd.
Riggs drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Lloyd defends it well.
Lloyd lands with a good body shot.
Riggs misses with a series of wild punches.
We've been informed that Riggs has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Riggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lloyd sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lloyd was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lloyd misses with a body shot.
Riggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Lloyd throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Riggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lloyd thumps Riggs with a low kick.
Riggs avoids the body shot from Lloyd.
The fighters circle momentarily. Lloyd darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

It looks like Hendo Riggs has been cut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lloyd throws a combination. Riggs tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Lloyd.
Riggs tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Lloyd misses with a straight left.
Lloyd tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Riggs is able to avoid easily.
Riggs shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Lloyd sprawls well. Lloyd wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Riggs gets slowly back to his feet.

Riggs drives through with a takedown into Lloyd's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Riggs is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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

Lloyd had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Riggs defends it easily.

Lloyd is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Lloyd has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Riggs is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Lloyd.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that John Lloyd will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hendo Riggs's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Riggs lands a body shot.
Riggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.

Riggs is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Lloyd's half guard.
Lloyd definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Lloyd desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Riggs is pressing down on Lloyd's thigh, looking to free his foot. Lloyd is holding on for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lloyd 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 one minute gone in the round.

Lloyd looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hendo Riggs has got the better of the ground game so far.
Lloyd regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Riggs.

Lloyd has his foot on Riggs's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Riggs works his way back into a safe position though.
Riggs wants to control from the top but Lloyd keeps moving.
Riggs lands a couple of decent looking shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Riggs pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lloyd is keeping the position for now.
Lloyd lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Riggs keeping moving, preventing Lloyd from controlling successfully.
Lloyd won't allow Riggs to sweep him here.
Riggs is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lloyd throws a big right hand that misses.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Lloyd is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Riggs throws a looping overhand right but Lloyd ducks down to avoid it.
Riggs staying out of range there.
Lloyd scoring well with a low kick there.
John Lloyd is winning the standup battle so far.

Riggs closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Riggs throwing shots but Lloyd is blocking nicely.
Riggs is nestled in close to Lloyd, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Lloyd is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lloyd wants to control but Riggs is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Lloyd looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Lloyd regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Riggs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Hendo Riggs showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hendo Riggs's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Riggs uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Lloyd has time to react.
Lloyd misses with a jab, cross combination.

Riggs shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Lloyd manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Riggs got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lloyd has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Riggs has managed to get both his arms back between Lloyd's legs - danger averted.

Lloyd is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Riggs is aware though and is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lloyd not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Lloyd is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Riggs defends well.
Riggs seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riggs scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Riggs throwing strikes but missing.
Riggs works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Lloyd is concentrating on defense, preventing Riggs from advancing position.

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.
Riggs throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Lloyd to regain full guard.
Riggs missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Riggs got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lloyd has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Riggs has managed to get both his arms back between Lloyd's legs - danger averted.

Lloyd looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Lloyd trying to control the position.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Riggs engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lloyd lands a head shot.
Lloyd keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Riggs.
Lloyd scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Riggs lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Lloyd tries to land a leg kick but Riggs saw it coming and moves away.
Riggs throws a shot to the body.
Riggs tries to land a front kick but Lloyd steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Lloyd fails with a takedown attempt.
Riggs with the counter takedown but Lloyd avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lloyd leaves Riggs with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That kick from Lloyd tenderised Riggs's leg. Riggs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Lloyd goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Lloyd throws a shot from downtown. Riggs moves away and avoids it.
Lloyd tries to close the distance and clinch but Riggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Riggs lands a nice looking kick to the body. Lloyd takes a step back to recover.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Lloyd looks to land a left hand but Riggs moved out of range nicely.
Riggs is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Riggs takes a shot to the body in his stride.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hendo Riggs comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Riggs 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hendo Riggs!

During a confident post fight interview, Hendo Riggs thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
In defeat, John Lloyd stepped up to the mic, saying 'god what a mismatch. '.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Saif Rasheed and Randall Wickam. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
28
180 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
177 cm
22
183 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
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 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Saif Rasheed!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Randall Wickam!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rasheed shoots for a takedown but Wickam saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Nice sprawl there from Wickam as Rasheed shoots in.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Rasheed is defended easily by Wickam.
Wickam throws a counter combo.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Saif Rasheed. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wickam takes a swing at Rasheed's ribcage but misses.
Rasheed appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Rasheed fails with a takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rasheed slips a straight right by Wickam.
Rasheed shoots for a double leg takedown but Wickam sprawls well. He's pushed Rasheed's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
A little jabbing left from Wickam on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wickam lunges at Rasheed with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rasheed's hand.

It looks like Saif Rasheed has been cut.
Rasheed shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Wickam as he avoids it easily.
Rasheed misses with a takedown attempt - Wickam sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wickam throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rasheed slips under a jab.
Wickam has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Wickam misses the jab.
Wickam uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rasheed has time to react.
Randall Wickam seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wickam lands with a right hand.
Rasheed shoots in looking for a takedown. Wickam tries to sprawl out of it but Rasheed keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Wickam manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Wickam throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rasheed sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Wickam gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rasheed to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Rasheed is looking to work some ground and pound but Wickam has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Wickam looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Rasheed throwing strikes from guard but Wickam blocks nicely.
Rasheed trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Wickam throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Rasheed preventing the sweep.
Rasheed throwing strikes but missing.

Rasheed postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Wickam is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Rasheed, into his guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wickam pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rasheed is keeping the position for now.
Rasheed 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.
Wickam is looking to pass into half guard but Rasheed pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Rasheed is in guard.

Rasheed trying to control the position from guard on top but Wickam is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've been hearing that Rasheed has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rasheed with a nice head shot there.

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


Rasheed throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Wickam stays in close to Rasheed's body and controls the position.
Rasheed tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rasheed can't keep his opponent in guard - Wickam advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Rasheed on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wickam is controlling the pace.
Rasheed keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Randall Wickam dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Saif Rasheed's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Wickam looks to score with a jab to the body but Rasheed is just out of range.
Rasheed shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Wickam swings widly with a right hand

and Rasheed decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Wickam's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Rasheed's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Wickam is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Rasheed is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rasheed working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Wickam tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Wickam is looking for a triangle but Rasheed pushes his legs off easily.
Rasheed wants to control from the top but Wickam keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rasheed connects with a couple of short punches.

Wickam escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rasheed gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rasheed working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Wickam's head.
Rasheed throwing strikes but missing.

Rasheed got a little sloppy there for a moment and Wickam has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Rasheed has managed to get both his arms back between Wickam's legs - danger averted.
Rasheed wants to control from the top but Wickam keeps moving.
Saif Rasheed overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Wickam looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rasheed is one step ahead there.

Wickam has an active guard here but Rasheed has managed to pass into half guard.
Wickam on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Rasheed prevents Wickam from improving his position.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Rasheed lands a nice short elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wickam is trying to get back to full guard.

Rasheed is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Wickam has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rasheed is trying to control. Wickam wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Wickam regains full guard. Nicely done.
Wickam seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Rasheed trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rasheed postures up in Wickam's guard and throws a big left but Wickam blocks it.
Rasheed works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Rasheed winds up and cracks Wickam with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Rasheed working the head and body with strikes.
Ground and pound from Rasheed.
Wickam punching from the bottom.
Rasheed trying to control the action but Wickam is working from the bottom.

Rasheed wants to work for an arm triangle but Wickam is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rasheed missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Saif Rasheed dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Saif Rasheed's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Wickam cracks Rasheed with a good jab.

Rasheed looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Wickam!
Wickam takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Wickam tries to improve position but can't.
Rasheed connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Wickam some visible discomfort.
Wickam is trying to improve his position.
Rasheed cracks Wickam with a big elbow.
Rasheed is putting a hurting on Wickam here, landing some big shots from side control.
Rasheed scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Wickam to see if he's OK.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wickam is not content to let Rasheed control the position.
Rasheed working the ground and pound.
Rasheed grinds an elbow into Wickam's temple.
Wickam struggling a bit here.

Rasheed thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Wickam takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

Wickam is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wickam tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Wickam dodges the ground and pound from Rasheed.
Wickam can't do much from the bottom here.
Rasheed connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Wickam some visible discomfort.
Rasheed is working Wickam over with some ground and pound from side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Rasheed.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The referee asks Rasheed politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Rasheed prefers to stall for the moment though.
Rasheed wants to control but Wickam is keeping him busy.
Wickam manages to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rasheed prevents Wickam from improving his position.
Wickam makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Wickam.

Rasheed is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Wickam is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Wickam has escaped and now he's on top!

Wickam throws a big elbow that misses.

Rasheed escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Wickam gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rasheed preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Wickam landing some decent shots from guard.
Wickam postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Wickam trying to control the position from guard on top but Rasheed is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Wickam got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rasheed has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Wickam has managed to get both his arms back between Rasheed's legs - danger averted.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Rasheed has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Wickam can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Wickam wants to control from the top but Rasheed keeps moving.

And that's the end of the fight!
Saif Rasheed showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Rasheed has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Saif Rasheed!

Saif Rasheed 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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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Walter Dunham and Viavao Kaho. Kaho is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Joey B - Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie) . Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
22
165 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
170 cm
25
163 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Insanely flexible
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40)

Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Walter Dunham!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Viavao Kaho!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dunham lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Dunham lands a jab to the head.
Dunham throws an overhand right that lands on Kaho's shoulder, as Kaho tries to avoid the shot.

Kaho shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Dunham's guard.
Kaho sitting in guard, not really doing much.

Dunham has his foot on Kaho's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kaho works his way back into a safe position though.

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

Dunham is looking for a triangle but Kaho pushes his legs off easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaho trying to control the position from guard on top but Dunham is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kaho wants to pass the guard but Dunham is keeping the position.

Dunham has an active guard here but Kaho has managed to pass into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kaho is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kaho wants to pass the guard but Dunham is defending well.
Dunham is looking to control Kaho's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Dunham avoid being mounted?
Kaho works his way into full mount!

Kaho looking to secure an arm triangle but Dunham defends it well.

Kaho is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Dunham is surviving well by controlling Kaho's body position as best he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaho wants to control but instead Dunham manages to regain half guard.
Dunham tries to roll over but Kaho keeps him under control.

Dunham is defending against the submission attempts here by Kaho.
Kaho wants to control but Dunham is keeping him busy.
Kaho might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Dunham haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

Dunham looking for submissions off his back.
Kaho wants to take a breather but Dunham is having none of it.

Dunham looking for submissions off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaho is just content to waste time from the top position. Dunham takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

Kaho is posturing up here but Dunham has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Kaho tries to roll out but it's too tight and Kaho has to tap! Slick submission there by Dunham!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Walter Dunham!
Walter Dunham made sure to mention his sponsor, Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40) in his post fight interview.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Taw DawTang and Kyz Metamoris. DawTang comes into the arena with Imperial March blaring out of the sound system. The key to victory for Taw DawTang has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

193 cm
29
220 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
196 cm
23
255 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Basic striking
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 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Taw DawTang!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Kyz Metamoris!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good exchange - DawTang coming out on top.
Metamoris shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts DawTang as he jumps to the side.
DawTang works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Metamoris tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Metamoris moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Metamoris has his takedown stuffed
and DawTang counters with a stiff right hand.
DawTang stuffs the takedown attempt from Metamoris. Metamoris gets slowly back to his feet.
Taw DawTang has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kyz Metamoris.
Metamoris tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but DawTang defends well and Metamoris ends up having to push DawTang into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Metamoris looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
DawTang stuns Metamoris with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
DawTang punishes Metamoris's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
DawTang scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
DawTang definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Metamoris.
DawTang darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Metamoris shoots in and drives through. DawTang sprawls well.
Metamoris ducks right into an uppercut from DawTang.
DawTang lands the left hand.
Taw DawTang is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
DawTang throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Metamoris on the side of the head.
Metamoris tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but DawTang defends well and Metamoris ends up having to push DawTang into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Nice shot lands for DawTang.
Metamoris closes the distance and clinches up with DawTang, looking for a takedown. Metamoris pushes DawTang against the cage but DawTang circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
DawTang scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A jab from DawTang finds it's way through Metamoris's defenses.
Metamoris shoots in but no luck this time.

DawTang sends Metamoris crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! DawTang is motioning to the referee to let Metamoris up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!

Metamoris is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big right followed by a crushing left from DawTang knocks Metamoris out cold! Ouch - that one's going to be featured in highlight reels for years to come!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Taw DawTang!
A victorious Taw DawTang thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Malakai Semerkhet and Chance Spong. Semerkhet comes to the cage accompanied by راقصة صغيرة. Spong has chosen The Cure - A Forest as his entrance music. Malakai Semerkhet could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Chance Spong's chin.

170 cm
26
154 lbs
20 - 4 - 0
168 cm
23
168 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

Pearson Specter Litt
Underworld Clothing

Spartan Nutrition
KAISER Nutrition (160!/220$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Malakai Semerkhet!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Chance Spong!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Spong ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Spong blocks a jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Spong checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Spong feints a counter leg kick.
Semerkhet takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Semerkhet connects with a leg kick. Spong looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Semerkhet lands a jab to the head.
The fighters circling - Semerkhet throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Spong feints the counter takedown.
Spong lets loose with a powerful body kick. Semerkhet will feel that in the morning.
Semerkhet with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Spong takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Spong lands a right hook to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Spong blocks the leg kick.
Semerkhet walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Spong checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Spong misses with a wild body shot.
Spong changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Semerkhet tries to avoid it but Spong manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Semerkhet to the ground. Semerkhet escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Semerkhet throws a chopping leg kick but Spong manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Nice takedown defense from Semerkhet. No joy for Spong on that attempt.
A little feinted left hand from Semerkhet on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Semerkhet looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Spong is defended easily by Semerkhet.
Malakai Semerkhet has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Chance Spong.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spong dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Spong swings for the body but Semerkhet moves out of range.
Semerkhet pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Semerkhet misses with a wild body shot.
Semerkhet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Spong.
Spong feints the counter takedown.
Malakai Semerkhet is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A good leg kick by Semerkhet.
Spong looks to score with a jab to the body but Semerkhet is just out of range.
Good leg kick by Semerkhet there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Spong is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Semerkhet rather than just go for the knockout.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Semerkhet.
Spong goes for a double leg but Semerkhet avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Semerkhet continues to drive forward.
Semerkhet uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Spong.
Semerkhet is looking to chop away at Spong's legs.
Spong changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Semerkhet throws a leg kick but Spong moved away.
Spong keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Spong feints the counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Spong. Beautiful body shot.
Semerkhet lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Semerkhet takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Spong swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Spong lands a jab to Semerkhet's midsection.
Semerkhet lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Semerkhet throws a hook but Spong avoids it easily.
Semerkhet tried to score with a low kick but Spong checks it.
Spong blocks a leg kick.
Spong uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Semerkhet.

Spong closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Semerkhet quickly recovers to half guard.

Spong trying to work for an americana but Semerkhet has managed to regain full guard.
Spong trying to control the position from guard on top but Semerkhet is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Spong trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Semerkhet holds on and takes a little breather.

Spong thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Spong throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Semerkhet works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

Spong got a little sloppy there for a moment and Semerkhet has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Spong has managed to get both his arms back between Semerkhet's legs - danger averted.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Malakai Semerkhet!
Malakai Semerkhet bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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RATING
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