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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Musta Laine and Max Cardamom. Chooooooooon! I think Laine might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Somnium - After All. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

181 cm
22
179 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
180 cm
28
179 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Musta Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Max Cardamom!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cardamom chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Laine can pounce on him.
Cardamom is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Cardamom takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Cardamom closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Laine quickly recovers to half guard.
Laine trying to control here.
Cardamom wants to pass to mount but Laine is defending the position.

Laine is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Cardamom pulls his head out easily.
Cardamom trying to mount his opponent but Laine defends it.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Cardamom trying to pass the guard but Laine defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cardamom seems to be working for a kimura but Laine defends the submission attempt.
Cardamom is trying to control the action in half guard but Laine is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Cardamom is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

Laine actively working from the bottom here.
Cardamom is looking to advance position but Laine won't allow it.

Laine is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Cardamom pulls his head out easily.

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.
Cardamom passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Laine!
Laine tries to hold on but Cardamom pushes him away.

Cardamom is working for a guillotine from mount but Laine frees his head quite easily.
Laine tries to reverse the position but Cardamom maintains control.
Laine bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Laine lands a couple of digs.
Laine chips away with some ground and pound.
Laine slips nicely into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Laine looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Laine not doing much here.
Cardamom wants to get back to full guard.
Cardamom has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Laine is working away from the top position though.

Cardamom looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Cardamom is trying to maintain the position but Laine is very close to passing his half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Cardamom tries to get to full guard but Laine has control of the leg.
Laine working Cardamom over with strikes.
Cardamom wants to get back to full guard but Laine has mounted him!
Laine raining down hammerfists from mount.

Laine working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cardamom tries to hold on but Laine pushes him away.
Laine pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Nice shot lands for Laine.
Laine connects with a jab.
Laine tests Cardamom's chin there with a solid looking shot.

It looks like Max Cardamom has been cut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Cardamom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cardamom looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Laine throws the left hand but Cardamom avoids the punch easily.
Cardamom showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Laine.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cardamom can do to turn this around?
Laine connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Cardamom momentarily.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Cardamom.
Cardamom avoids the body shot from Laine.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Cardamom moves away and avoids it.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Cardamom slips the punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Laine, as that shot connected.
Laine moves away from the strike by Cardamom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Cardamom is out of range.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Cardamom.
Cardamom throws a big shot that misses.
Cardamom lands a lovely overhand right.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Cardamom ducks down to avoid it.
Cardamom throws a series of punches but Laine moves out of range.
A slow jab from Cardamom misses its intended target.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Cardamom looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Cardamom takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine throws a right hand that misses
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Laine cracks Cardamom with a right hand to the side of the head.
A lazy left from Laine finds it's target.
Cardamom tries to clinch but Laine is having none of it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cardamom throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Cardamom throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Cardamom avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a leg kick that knocks Cardamom off balance momentarily.
Musta Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine lands with a shot to the body.
Laine connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Cardamom has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Cardamom shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Laine as he jumps to the side.
Laine buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Cardamom lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Cardamom.
Laine misses with a few strikes there.
Cardamom digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine connects with a good right hand that stumbles Cardamom. Cardamom circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Cardamom takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Cardamom looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Cardamom has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laine swats away the attempt to clinch by Cardamom.
Cardamom on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Cardamom scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine tests Cardamom's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Laine dips to his left and cracks Cardamom with an uppercut!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
Cardamom throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Laine. That snapped Cardamom's head back.
Cardamom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Cardamom's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Laine catches Cardamom with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cardamom looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cardamom is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Laine takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

Laine gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Cardamom to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Cardamom wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.

Cardamom is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Laine is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Laine has escaped and now he's on top!
Laine wants to pass the guard but Cardamom is keeping the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Laine drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Cardamom dives on top into guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Musta Laine dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Max Cardamom's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Cardamom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Cardamom on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Laine moves out of range as Cardamom strikes.
Laine misses the shot to the body.
Cardamom steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Cardamom is looking for the big counter here.
Musta Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine staying out of range there.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Cardamom uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Laine swings for the body but Cardamom moves out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cardamom takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Cardamom slips a straight right by Laine.
Laine lands with a cross.
Cardamom misses with a wild body shot.
Laine moves away from the strike by Cardamom.
A good leg kick by Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A nice side step and Cardamom releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A jab from Laine does it's job there.
Laine misses with a straight right.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Laine.
Cardamom throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
Cardamom throws a body shot but no joy.
Cardamom on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Cardamom throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine throws a head kick that misses.
Cardamom uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
A head kick by Laine misses

so Cardamom counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Laine looking for a guillotine here but Cardamom defends easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine can't keep his opponent in guard - Cardamom advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Cardamom is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Laine sees it coming and defends easily.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Cardamom is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cardamom wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laine keeps working.

Cardamom seems to be looking for submissions.

Laine is defending against the submission attempts here by Cardamom.
Laine gets full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Laine is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Cardamom is aware though and is defending well.

Laine looking for subs off his back but Cardamom has passed one foot through into half guard.
Cardamom is keen to just control but Laine is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Cardamom tries to pass the half guard into mount. Laine knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Laine looking for submissions off his back.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Cardamom is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cardamom is keen to just control but Laine is a slippery customer.
Max Cardamom has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Laine is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Gangsterdamage, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Laine tries to get to full guard but Cardamom has control of the leg.
Max Cardamom has got the better of the ground game so far.
Laine keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Cardamom is pressing down on Laine's thigh, looking to free his foot. Laine is holding on for now.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Musta Laine!

Musta Laine bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
In defeat, Max Cardamom stepped up to the mic, saying 'Suppose it be time for a pint then.'.
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hype
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50%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Uri Haber and Distor Centura. The crowd seem to be enjoying Centura's choice of entrance music: 12 Stones - Bulletproof. Distor Centura is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

182 cm
22
176 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
165 cm
31
180 lbs
9 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
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 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Uri Haber!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Distor Centura!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Centura pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Haber lands a nice shot that snaps Centura's head back.
Centura fails with the takedown.
As Centura backs away, Haber returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Centura tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A nice inside leg kick there by Haber. That's going to slow Centura down.
Nice shot by Haber.
Centura gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Haber counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Haber scores with a punch to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Haber misses the shot to the body.
Centura takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Haber moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Centura misses with a looping left.
Haber tried to counter with a leg kick but Centura avoided it.
Haber has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Odins Body Workshop in the buildup to the fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Haber fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Centura checks it well.
Haber stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Haber wants it to stay on the feet.
Uri Haber has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Distor Centura.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Haber.

Haber gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Haber lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Centura backwards.
The referee is keeping an eye on Haber - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Centura's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Haber leaning against his opponent.
Haber struggles to land a body shot inside as Centura controls his hands.
Centura blocks an uppercut.
Haber is stalling here.
Haber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Centura is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Haber working aggressively here.
Haber misses with a punch to the body.
Centura wants a takedown.
Haber misses with a punch to the body.
Haber misses with a body punch.
Centura blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Haber pushes Centura back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Centura prevents a body shot from Haber.
Haber tries a body shot but Centura blocks it.
Haber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Haber slows down the pace here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Centura prevents a body shot from Haber.
Centura wants to take the fight to the mat but Haber manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Haber will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Centura up against the cage.
Haber scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Centura is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Haber pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Haber stops a takedown attempt from Centura.
Haber misses with a body punch.
Centura wants to take the fight to the mat but Haber manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Centura prevents a body shot from Haber.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Haber misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Haber goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Centura blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Haber scores with a nice short uppercut.
Haber can't find room to land a body shot as Centura controls the action.
Haber tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Centura blocks an uppercut.
Haber doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Haber gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Centura.
Haber throws a head punch that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Uri Haber dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Haber swings for the body but Centura moves out of range.
Haber attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

Centura shoots in and bounces Haber off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Haber controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Haber wants to sweep here but Centura controlling him for the moment.
Centura is looking to work some ground and pound but Haber has wrist control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Haber working for a triangle but Centura defends it easily.
Haber has momentary wrist control but Centura slips an elbow through the middle.
Centura in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Centura accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Centura postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Centura wants to control from the top but Haber keeps moving.
Centura is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Centura throws a big elbow that misses.
Haber pulls Centura in close to prevent any damage.
Haber lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Haber throws an elbow that misses. Centura uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Haber's guard. Nice move by Centura!
Centura connects with a couple of short punches.
Centura working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Centura working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Centura engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Haber pulls Centura in close to his closed guard and prevents Centura from doing any damage or advancing position.
Centura stopping the sweep attempt from Haber.
Centura is looking to work some ground and pound but Haber has wrist control.
Centura postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Centura accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Centura content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Haber has locked up a guillotine! Haber's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Centura is holding on here and Haber must be using up a lot of energy. Centura has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Haber gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:51 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Uri Haber!
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36%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Leiro Nayr and Martinez Eluard. Nayr's entrance music is Thunderstruck - AC/DC. A fine choice. The crowd seem to be enjoying Eluard's choice of entrance music: Sail. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
24
200 lbs
12 - 8 - 0
180 cm
24
197 lbs
10 - 8 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Vikai Gear

GREEN!160



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 12 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Leiro Nayr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Martinez Eluard!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nayr ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Eluard moves away.
Eluard is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.

Eluard closes the distance and pushes Nayr back into the cage.

Eluard pulls guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

Eluard looking for a triangle here. Nayr is fighting it but it looks tight! Eluard pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Nayr is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Martinez Eluard!
A relieved looking Martinez Eluard thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Vic Thory and Edgars Simans. Thory comes into the arena with It's a fight blaring out of the sound system. Edgars Simans has the eye of the tiger tonight.

188 cm
30
196 lbs
28 - 13 - 1
188 cm
25
187 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Underworld Clothing

Milwaukee's Best 160 (85% laundry)



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 28 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Vic Thory!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Edgars Simans!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Simans misses with a left hand
and Thory counters with a nice body shot.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Simans 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.
Thory throws a body shot but no joy.
Simans goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Thory throws out a loose jab but Simans uses good head movement to avoid it.
Simans swinging wildly here.
Simans throws a hook to the side of Thory's head but Thory sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Thory closes the distance and pushes Simans back into the cage.
Thory avoiding damage as Simans throws knees to the body.
Thory misses with some punches.
Simans misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thory blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Thory.
Simans blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Thory throws a punch but it's blocked by Simans.
Simans misses with a hook from the clinch.
Thory blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Thory fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thory misses with the head strike.
Thory misses with the head strike.
Simans stalling in the clinch but Thory improves position.
Simans lands with a short shot to the head.
Thory scores with a nice hook to the head.
Simans throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Thorys head.
Thory works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Simans blocking some punches.
Simans can't find room to land a body shot as Thory controls the action.
Thory lands with a short shot to the head.
Thory lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Thory is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Simans is defending well for now.
A head punch on the inside from Simans fails to land.
Good body shot from Simans.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Thory creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Thory scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Simans works on Thory's body with a couple of short punches.
A short left from Thory.
Simans wants to stall.
Thory blocking some punches.
Simans throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thory can't find room to land a body shot as Simans controls the action.
Simans lands with a left to the head.
Simans tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Thory misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Simans.
Simans lands a body shot.
Thory lands a nice shot to the body.
Simans scores with a shot to the side of Thory's head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Simans.
Thory throws a punch but it's blocked by Simans.
Simans landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Thory working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Thory goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Simans tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Simans misses with a short punch on the inside.
Thory fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Thory tries to throw a body punch but Simans avoids it by throwing Thory back against the cage.
Simans lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Simans missing with knees to the body.
Thory prevents a body shot from Simans.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Simans trying to control the position but instead, Thory has worked for underhooks and has pushed Simans into the cage.
Simans is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Thory blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Simans lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Thory blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Simans.
A short body shot lands from Simans as the two fighters clinch.
Simans goes for a takedown attempt but Thory pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Thory ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Simans moves away.
Simans misses with a straight right.

Simans closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Thory quickly recovers to half guard.
Simans prevents Thory from improving his position.
Simans wants to lay and pray for a moment but Thory keeps working.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Simans trying to control the pace.

Simans wants to work for an arm triangle but Thory is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Thory trying to hold on to Simans's head to control him but Simans postures up.
Simans is trying to control. Thory wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Edgars Simans will probably get the nod.
That's time! Thory's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Thory throws out a loose jab but Simans uses good head movement to avoid it.
Simans tries to land a leg kick but Thory saw it coming and moves away.
Simans throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Simans throws a low kick, looking for Thory's leg but Thory calmly moves out of range.
Thory quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
A head kick from Simans lands but Thory takes it in his stride.
Some bone on bone action there as Thory checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Simans swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Thory tried to counter with a leg kick but Simans avoided it.
Thory throws a front kick that sends Simans stumbling back into the cage.
Thory walks forward, straight into a front kick from Simans.
A slow jab from Thory misses its intended target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Simans throws a body punch but Thory moves out of range.
Thory appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Thory is looking to land body kicks.
Simans was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Simans displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Thory throws out the jab.
Simans misses with a straight left.
Edgars Simans seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thory lands a nice looking body kick.
Simans is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thory.
Simans steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Thory.
Simans throws out a leg kick but Thory moves out of range and Simans only half commits.
Simans looks to land a left hand but Thory moved out of range nicely.
Thory blocks a low kick nicely.
Thory throws a shot from downtown. Simans moves away and avoids it.
Simans shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Thory throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Thory tries to land a front kick but Simans steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Simans connects with a leg kick. Thory looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Simans ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Thory moves away.
Thory swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Simans lands a jab to the head.
Simans takes a swing at Thory's ribcage but misses.
Thory misses with a low kick.
Vic Thory is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Thory moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Thory swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Edgars Simans seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Thory lands a nice hook to Simans's body. Simans takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Simans gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Thory on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Thory uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Simans.
Simans throws a head kick that misses.
Thory wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Simans ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Thory throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thory blocks a head kick by Simans.
Simans misses with a body shot.
Thory walks forward, straight into a front kick from Simans.
Simans looks to land a left hand but Thory moved out of range nicely.
Simans chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Thory can pounce on him.
Simans looks to land a left hand but Thory moved out of range nicely.
As Simans looks to move away, Thory throws a big counter combo bu Simans just gets out of the way.
Thory avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Thory was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Simans throws an overhand right that lands on Thory's shoulder, as Thory tries to avoid the shot.
Thory throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Simans slips a straight right by Thory.
Simans drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Thory defends it well.
Simans tries to clinch up.
Thory was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Simans thows a leg kick but Thory checks it
and Thory counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Thory looks to score with a jab to the body but Simans is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Simans slips a straight right by Thory.
Simans looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Thory throws a lazy uppercut
and Simans counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Thory is looking to score with low kicks.
Thory lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Simans throws a right hand that misses
and Thory counters with a leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Simans is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Thory.
Simans chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Thory throws a lazy uppercut
and Simans counters with a leg kick.
Simans throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Thory counter with a right hand.
Simans throws a leg kick
and Simans takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Simans uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Thory.
Thory slips under a jab from Simans.
Thory swings for the body but Simans moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Vic Thory will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Simans scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Simans scores with a jab. Thory acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Thory chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Simans can pounce on him.
Simans lands with a cross.
Simans showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Thory.
Simans only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Thory takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Thory misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Simans throws a sloppy head kick and Thory moves out of range easily.
Simans looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Thory misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Simans.
Simans fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thory manages to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Thory on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Simans moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Thory misses with a wild body shot.
Simans looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A big right from Thory misses.
Simans looks to score with a jab to the body but Thory is just out of range.
Thory was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Simans blocks the body kick.
The fighters circling - Thory throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Simans takes one to the chin there.
Simans ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Thory slips a jab from Simans.
Simans looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A decent looking cross lands there for Thory.
Simans misses with a leg kick
and Thory counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Simans fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Thory checks it well.
Thory moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Simans throws the kick towards the body but Thory avoids it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Thory pivots, looking for a leg kick but Simans is out of range and Thory settles back down.
Thory misses with a hook. Simans ducked under it nicely.
Simans jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Thory slips under a jab.
Simans looks to throw a body kick
and Thory counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big right from Simans misses.
Thory connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Simans momentarily.
Simans throws a hook but Thory avoids it easily.
Thory was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Thory jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A slow jab from Simans misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thory avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Simans misses with a leg kick
and Thory counters with a low kick, right behind Simans 's knee.
Simans goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
No luck for Simans with that takedown attempt.
Thory misses with the body kick
and Simans counters with a stiff right hand.
Simans swings for the body but Thory moves out of range.
Simans bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Simans misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Thory throwing a counter right hand but Simans manages to avoid it.
Thory misses with an uppercut.
Simans looks to throw a body kick
and Thory counters with a stiff right hand.
Simans throws a body kick that misses
and Thory counters with a nice body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Simans misses with the body kick

and Thory counters by moving into the clinch.
Simans working aggressively here.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A short left from Simans.
Thory pushes Simans back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Simans working aggressively here.
Simans throws a head punch that misses.
Thory throws an elbow but it misses.
Thory misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Thory blocks an uppercut.
Simans blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Thory lands with a left to the head.
Thory lands a nice uppercut.
Simans changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Thory fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Simans with a hook.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Edgars Simans.
I think Simans 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 30:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vic Thory!

A very excited looking Vic Thory 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.
Edgars Simans spoke after the fight, saying 'pfffffttttt'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Augustus Błaszczykowski and Nir Sosa. Błaszczykowski comes to the cage accompanied by 2Pac – Scared Straight . Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

185 cm
33
185 lbs
22 - 4 - 2
180 cm
31
191 lbs
25 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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 22 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Augustus Błaszczykowski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nir Sosa!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sosa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Błaszczykowski.
Sosa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sosa misses with a straight left.
An inside leg kick lands from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa throws out a powerful jab.
Nir Sosa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sosa throws a body shot but no joy.
Sosa misses with a looping right.
Sosa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Błaszczykowski scoring well with a low kick there.
A swing and a miss from Sosa.
Sosa throws a lazy right hand but Błaszczykowski sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sosa checks a leg kick.
Nice shot by Sosa.
Błaszczykowski throws a leg kick that is checked

so Sosa counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
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!
Błaszczykowski looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sosa throwing strikes but missing.
Błaszczykowski wants to sweep but no luck.
Błaszczykowski has momentary wrist control but Sosa slips an elbow through the middle.
Błaszczykowski keeping moving, preventing Sosa from controlling successfully.
Sosa tries to free his leg and advance position but Błaszczykowski is retaining full guard.
Sosa preventing the sweep.
Sosa is looking to work some ground and pound but Błaszczykowski has wrist control.

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.
Sosa passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Sosa fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Sloppy strikes there by Sosa.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

Sosa wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Błaszczykowski, who protects the arm well.
Błaszczykowski has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Błaszczykowski is looking to reverse the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Błaszczykowski is not content to let Sosa control the position.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Błaszczykowski struggling a bit here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Błaszczykowski throws a solid leg kick but Sosa takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Błaszczykowski.
Sosa changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Błaszczykowski tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sosa was well out of range. Poor timing from Błaszczykowski.
And Sosa tries to counter it with a takedown but Błaszczykowski pushes his down on his head and steps out.

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

Sosa closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Błaszczykowski quickly recovers to half guard.
Sosa prevents Błaszczykowski from improving his position.
Błaszczykowski is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Sosa scores with a couple of nice shots.
Sosa sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Błaszczykowski defending well though.
Sosa is keen to just control but Błaszczykowski is a slippery customer.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Sosa stops Błaszczykowski from getting back to his feet.
The fighters are battling for position here. Błaszczykowski manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sosa trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Błaszczykowski lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Błaszczykowski stands and throws Sosa's legs to the side, diving into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sosa's jab looks to have found its range, popping Błaszczykowski under the eye.
Błaszczykowski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Błaszczykowski keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sosa lands with a nice combination. Błaszczykowski backs away looking to recover.
Błaszczykowski swings for the body but Sosa moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Sosa misses the target.
Nir Sosa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sosa throws the kick towards the body but Błaszczykowski avoids it.
Błaszczykowski misses with a body shot.
Błaszczykowski takes one to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab lands there for Błaszczykowski.
A leg kick checked by Sosa.
Sosa has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sosa throws a leg kick but Błaszczykowski sees it coming and checks it nicely.
It appears Błaszczykowski was looking to counter with a kick there.
Błaszczykowski throws a leg kick but Sosa checks it.
Błaszczykowski looks to throw the jab but Sosa is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sosa throws a right and a left that Błaszczykowski avoids nicely.
Sosa plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Sosa wants to slow Błaszczykowski down by chopping away at his legs.
Augustus Błaszczykowski is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A jab from Sosa finds it's way through Błaszczykowski's defenses.
Sosa throws a lazy right hand but Błaszczykowski sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sosa misses with a straight right.
Sosa misses with a body shot.
Sosa fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Błaszczykowski throws out a powerful jab.
Błaszczykowski scores with a punch to the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Błaszczykowski misses the target.
Błaszczykowski throws a looping overhand right but Sosa ducks down to avoid it.
Sosa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Błaszczykowski swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Sosa misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Błaszczykowski defending well as Sosa loads up on a big left hand.
Błaszczykowski connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Sosa misses the shot to the body.
Błaszczykowski has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Sosa lands a head shot.
Sosa throws a body kick that misses.
Błaszczykowski takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sosa.
Sosa will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Błaszczykowski throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Błaszczykowski throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Błaszczykowski misses with a low kick.
And Sosa tries to counter it with a takedown but Błaszczykowski pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Sosa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Sosa moves out of range of the leg kick from Błaszczykowski.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sosa throws a right hand that Błaszczykowski ducks under and follows up with a left that Błaszczykowski also avoids with ease.
Sosa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Błaszczykowski's sensitive parts.
Sosa takes a swing at Błaszczykowski's ribcage but misses.
Błaszczykowski fires out a quick counter leg kick but Sosa just manages to avoid it.
Sosa ducks right into an uppercut from Błaszczykowski.
No joy there for Sosa, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Sosa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sosa scores with a jab. Błaszczykowski acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Błaszczykowski keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sosa.
Błaszczykowski misses with a straight right.
Sosa connects with a solid leg kick.
Sosa lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sosa misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Sosa misses with a body punch
and Błaszczykowski counters with a thumping low kick.
Błaszczykowski misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sosa slips a jab from Błaszczykowski.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good work by Błaszczykowski as he checks the leg kick.
Sosa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Błaszczykowski throws a combination. Sosa tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Sosa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Błaszczykowski throws a nice looking combination but Sosa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Błaszczykowski throws a low kick, looking for Sosa's leg but Sosa calmly moves out of range.
Sosa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sosa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Błaszczykowski takes one to the side of the head.
Błaszczykowski keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sosa.
Błaszczykowski missing with a left hand there. Sosa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sosa avoids the body shot from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nir Sosa showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Błaszczykowski tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sosa throws a combination that misses
and Błaszczykowski connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Błaszczykowski throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sosa digs a good hook to Błaszczykowski's body.
Sosa scores with a decent looking hook.
Błaszczykowski clobbers Sosa with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Sosa moves out of range as Błaszczykowski strikes.
Good leg kick by Błaszczykowski there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Błaszczykowski misses with a body shot
and Sosa counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Sosa lands with a cross.
Sosa throws a shot from downtown. Błaszczykowski moves away and avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Błaszczykowski misses the target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Błaszczykowski.
Błaszczykowski looks to throw the jab but Sosa is out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A left lands for Błaszczykowski.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sosa misses the shot to the body.
Sosa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Błaszczykowski.
Sosa goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sosa.
Błaszczykowski lands a head shot.
Błaszczykowski jabs Sosa right on the nose. Sosa blinks but takes it well.
Sosa lands a front kick.
Błaszczykowski connects with a solid leg kick.
Sosa is looking to land body kicks.
Błaszczykowski goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sosa misses with a jab to the body
and Błaszczykowski makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Błaszczykowski is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sosa scores with a jab.
Błaszczykowski throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sosa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sosa checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sosa flicks out a counter leg kick but Błaszczykowski steps away.
Augustus Błaszczykowski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Błaszczykowski gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sosa shoots and misses
and Błaszczykowski counters with a nice uppercut.
Błaszczykowski looks to land a right hand but Sosa moved out of range.
Błaszczykowski throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Błaszczykowski throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sosa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sosa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sosa lands a jab to the nose.
Nice body kick from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sosa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Błaszczykowski. That did some damage!
Decent striking displayed by Sosa there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa slips a straight right by Błaszczykowski.
Sosa misses with a looping right.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Błaszczykowski misses.
Błaszczykowski moves out of range as Sosa strikes.
Błaszczykowski swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sosa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Błaszczykowski.
Sosa changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Błaszczykowski misses with a looping right.
Błaszczykowski throws out a loose jab but Sosa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Błaszczykowski pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sosa is out of range and Błaszczykowski settles back down.
Sosa cracks Błaszczykowski with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Sosa throws a big shot that misses.
Błaszczykowski lands a jab to Sosa's midsection.
Błaszczykowski uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sosa.
Sosa scoring well with a low kick there.
Błaszczykowski fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sosa lands with a straight right. Błaszczykowski didn't see that one coming.
Błaszczykowski misses with a jab to the body
and Błaszczykowski takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sosa. That's going to slow Błaszczykowski down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sosa thuds his right hand into Błaszczykowski's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sosa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sosa checks a leg kick nicely.
Sosa with the counter takedown but Błaszczykowski avoids it easily.
Sosa lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Sosa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Błaszczykowski avoids a kick to the body.
Błaszczykowski looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sosa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sosa misses with a low kick as Błaszczykowski jumps back.
Błaszczykowski has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sosa finds it's way round the side to connect with Błaszczykowski's head.
Błaszczykowski connects with a looping right hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nir Sosa.
Well Sosa has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nir Sosa!

Nir Sosa managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Fury Nutrition Inc., into his post fight interview.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orkan Dogu and Will Tickel. 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!

180 cm
32
180 lbs
25 - 14 - 0
196 cm
27
185 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
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Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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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 25 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Orkan Dogu!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Will Tickel!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dogu scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tickel walks into a straight right hand from Dogu.
Dogu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tickel manages to avoid it.
Tickel connects with a looping right hand.
Tickel throws a lazy uppercut
and Dogu counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Tickel misses with an uppercut
and Dogu counters with a nice body shot.
Tickel shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Dogu misses with a hook. Tickel ducked under it nicely.
Dogu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Will Tickel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dogu misses the shot to the body.
Dogu slaps away a takedown attempt from Tickel, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Tickel scores with a takedown into Dogu's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tickel trying to control but Dogu is working from the bottom.
Dogu looking for a sweep. Not yet Dogu, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tickel passes into half guard.

Tickel is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Tickel working the head and body with strikes.
Tickel prevents Dogu from improving his position.
Dogu slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tickel tries to free his leg and advance position but Dogu is retaining full guard.
Tickel throws a strike but Dogu rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Dogu stopping the sweep attempt from Tickel.
Dogu is pushing down on Tickel's leg trying to pass to half guard. Tickel is fighting to maintain full guard but Dogu has managed to sneak the leg through.
Tickel works his way to full guard. Good work.
Tickel is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Dogu postures up and lands a big shot to Tickel's brow.
Dogu won't allow Tickel to sweep him here.
Tickel looking to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dogu is working Tickel over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tickel utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Dogu scoring with some ground and pound.
Dogu slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Tickel looking for a sweep. Not yet Tickel, not yet.
Dogu passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Tickel manages to work his way to half guard, despite Dogu's best efforts.
Dogu looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Tickel trying to control but Dogu postures up.
Dogu wants to control but Tickel is keeping him busy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tickel moves into full guard.
Dogu trying to control the position from guard on top but Tickel is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tickel is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Tickel is stalling here. Dogu is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Tickel seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Dogu has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Tickel taking a bit of punishment here - Dogu scoring with strikes.
You can see the frustration on Tickel's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Check out the look on Dogu's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Dogu grinds an elbow into Tickel's temple.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tickel misses with a right hand
and Dogu cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tickel connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Tickel shoots and misses
and Dogu counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tickel is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

Tickel closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Check out the look on Tickel's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Dogu dodges the ground and pound from Tickel.
Tickel wants to lay and pray for a moment but Dogu keeps working.
Tickel creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Dogu manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Tickel is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Dogu defends it well.
Tickel thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Dogu's head.
Dogu might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dogu is looking for a sweep. Tickel is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Tickel seems to be looking for submissions.
Dogu tries to get to full guard but Tickel has control of the leg.
Dogu gets back to full guard.
Dogu looking to hit a scissor sweep but Tickel is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Tickel chips away with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dogu looking for a sweep. Not yet Dogu, not yet.
Dogu bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Tickel's guard.

Tickel lands a good elbow from the bottom.
Tickel keeping moving, preventing Dogu from controlling successfully.

Tickel looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Tickel is looking for a triangle but Dogu pushes his legs off easily.
Dogu trying to control but Tickel is working from the bottom.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Tickel is on top in guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dogu is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Will Tickel has got the better of the ground game so far.
Tickel landing some decent shots from guard.
Tickel forces his way into half guard.
Tickel drops an elbow to the side of Dogu's head.
Tickel trying to control the pace.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dogu keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Tickel is working for a submission of some sort.
Dogu is trying to get back to full guard.
Dogu regains full guard. Nicely done.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Tickel throws a big elbow that misses.
Tickel in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Will Tickel 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! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Dogu digs a good body shot into Tickel's ribs.
Dogu is looking to wear down Tickel with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Dogu works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Tickel darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Tickel connects with a nice short shot to Dogu's temple.
Dogu wants to control but Tickel is keeping busy.
Dogu is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tickel slips a nice elbow through Dogu's hands, connecting with Dogu's forehead.

Tickel is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dogu keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tickel prevents Dogu from improving his position.
Tickel seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Dogu does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nice strikes from Tickel there.
Tickel thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Dogu moves into full guard.
Dogu looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Dogu being controlled here, momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Tickel wants to pass the guard but Dogu is keeping the position.
Tickel has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Tickel trying to control but Dogu is working from the bottom.
Dogu tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Tickel landing with the ground and pound.
Tickel postures up and lands a big shot to Dogu's brow.
Dogu looking to hit a scissor sweep but Tickel is one step ahead there.
Tickel throwing strikes from guard but Dogu blocks nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dogu keeping moving, preventing Tickel from controlling successfully.
Dogu is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Tickel has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Dogu scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Tickel tries to roll over but Dogu keeps him under control.
Dogu is nestled in close to Tickel, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Tickel looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Tickel wants to get back to full guard.
Tickel keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Dogu takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Nice strikes from Dogu there.
Dogu lands strikes from half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Orkan Dogu.
I think Dogu 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orkan Dogu!

Orkan Dogu thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Arthur Bishop and Hector Linhares. Linhares has chosen Los Sicarios, Sokol, Koras - A veces as his entrance music. Hector Linhares has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

163 cm
27
140 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
176 cm
29
150 lbs
22 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
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Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Arthur Bishop!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Hector Linhares!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bishop misses with a lunging right hand
and Linhares counters with a low kick, right behind Bishop 's knee.
Linhares on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bishop.
Bishop misses with a wild body shot.
Linhares throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bishop does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Bishop swings away with a body shot that misses
and Linhares counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bishop.
Bishop pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bishop drops his hands momentarily and Linhares takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Linhares scores with a jab to the head.
Linhares throws the left hand but Bishop avoids the punch easily.
Bishop looks to land a body kick but Linhares moved away.
Linhares looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bishop gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Linhares.
Linhares connects with a right hand. Bishop shakes it off.
A telegraphed right hand from Linhares misses the target.
Bishop connects with an inside leg kick.
Bishop throws a leg kick but Linhares checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bishop checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Linhares with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Linhares changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Bishop throws a shot to the body.
Linhares moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Linhares is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Bishop slips under a jab.
Hector Linhares is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bishop takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Linhares throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bishop on the side of the head.
Bishop lands a leg kick that knocks Linhares off balance momentarily.
Linhares fails to land with a series of punches.
Linhares blocks a head kick by Bishop.
Linhares lands with a nice combination. Bishop backs away looking to recover.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bishop lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Donk. Bishop catches Linhares right on the button with a cross.
Linhares blocks a low kick nicely.
A jab from Linhares does it's job there.
Linhares scores with a nice body kick.
Linhares throws a lazy uppercut

and Bishop counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Linhares is positioning himself well to prevent Bishop advancing to mount.
Bishop tries to pass to full mount but Linhares defends it.
Linhares tries to get to full guard but Bishop has control of the leg.
Linhares is doing well to control the position and prevent Bishop from advancing to side control.
Bishop not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Linhares wants to control but Bishop is keeping busy and won't allow it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bishop wants to pass the guard but Linhares is defending well.

Bishop seems to be working for a kimura but Linhares defends the submission attempt.
Bishop trying to control from half guard but Linhares is working away.
Linhares tries to get to full guard but Bishop has control of the leg.
Linhares is looking to control Bishop's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Linhares avoid being mounted?

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

That's four 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.
Bishop takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bishop takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Linhares checks a leg kick.
Bishop throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bishop tried to score with a low kick but Linhares checks it.
Bishop fails with the takedown.
Linhares is looking for the big counter here.
Linhares smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Linhares takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Good shot there by Linhares.
A bone on bone clash there as Linhares blocks the leg kick.
Linhares throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bishop lands a nice looking body shot.
Bishop misses with a takedown
and Linhares counters with a right hand to the body.
A leg kick checked by Linhares.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hector Linhares will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Bishop tries a low kick but Linhares avoids it.
Linhares misses with a few strikes there.
Arthur Bishop seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bishop checks a leg kick.
Linhares has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Hector Linhares seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Linhares lands a nice hook to Bishop's body. Bishop takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bishop is looking to wear down Linhares with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Linhares fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Linhares.
Bishop lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bishop tries to score with a low kick but Linhares moves his leg out of the way.
Bishop stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Linhares takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bishop throws a push kick but Linhares slaps the foot to one side.
Jab by Linhares.
Bishop connects with the punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Linhares misses with a jab, cross combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bishop. Linhares does a little dance to reset his feet.
Linhares paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bishop throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bishop slips a jab from Linhares.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Linhares checks a leg kick.
Bishop throws a leg kick but Linhares moved away.
It seemed like Linhares was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Linhares throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bishop was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Linhares listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bishop connects with a jab.
Good work by Bishop as he checks the leg kick.
Bishop throws an overhand right that lands on Linhares's shoulder, as Linhares tries to avoid the shot.
It seemed like Linhares was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Linhares pulls out of a head kick attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Bishop misses the target.
Bishop looks to score with a jab to the body but Linhares is just out of range.
Bishop shoots for a takedown but Linhares saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Bishop closes this distance looking for a takedown but Linhares circles away.
Linhares getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Bishop bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Linhares's head backwards.
That kick from Bishop tenderised Linhares's leg. Linhares is trying to keep his angry face on.
A clash of legs there as Bishop blocks the low kick.
Bishop looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Linhares checks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bishop pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Linhares looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bishop tries to land a front kick but Linhares steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Bishop avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Linhares listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Linhares takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Linhares moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Some wild striking there from Bishop.
Linhares slips a jab from Bishop.
Bishop misses with a body kick.
It seemed like Linhares was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Linhares is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Linhares throws a lazy right hand but Bishop sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Linhares avoids the head kick by Bishop.
It seemed like Linhares was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Linhares lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Bishop wants to land a leg kick but Linhares is out of range.
Linhares moves out of range as Bishop strikes.
Bishop ducks right into an uppercut from Linhares.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bishop shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bishop showed some decent athleticism there.
Bishop passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Linhares!
Bishop prevents Linhares from getting the reversal.
Linhares tries to lock up and control but Bishop gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Bishop throwing strikes here but Linhares is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Linhares wants to hold on but Bishop pushes him away.
Linhares gets back to half guard.
Linhares trying to control from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Linhares is looking to improve his position.
Linhares is trying to control but can't.
Linhares wants to get back to full guard.
Linhares is looking to control Bishop's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Linhares avoid being mounted?
Linhares moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Linhares is trying to keep Bishop in close.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Hector Linhares will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Linhares misses the jab.
A shot to the liver by Bishop. Beautiful body shot.
Bishop lands a body shot.
Linhares connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bishop momentarily.
Bishop throws a half hearted mid kick.
Linhares takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Linhares throws a hook but Bishop blocks it.
Bishop misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Linhares misses with an attempted mid kick.
Linhares throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bishop counters with a nice uppercut.
Linhares has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Linhares uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bishop.
Linhares looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bishop throws a leg kick but Linhares sees it coming and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bishop scores with a kick to the body.
Linhares scores with a jab to the body.
Bishop lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bishop throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bishop throws out a loose jab but Linhares uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Bishop misses its intended target.
A chopping leg kick lands by Bishop.
Linhares takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bishop throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bishop gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Linhares looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bishop lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bishop misses with an uppercut. Linhares saw that one coming.
Linhares is looking to land body kicks.
Bishop misses with a low kick as Linhares jumps back.
Linhares is looking for the big counter here.
Bishop wants to land a leg kick but Linhares is out of range.
Bishop smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bishop lands with a kick to the ribs.
Nice straight punches there by Linhares. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Linhares.
Linhares tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bishop was well out of range. Poor timing from Linhares.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Linhares lands a body shot.
Bishop throws a leg kick
and Linhares counters with a nice leg kick.
Bishop looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bishop connects with a solid leg kick.
A big left from Bishop misses.
Linhares follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Bishop looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Linhares smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bishop walks into a left hand.
A big left from Bishop misses.
Nice shot lands for Linhares.
Bishop tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Linhares was well out of range. Poor timing from Bishop.
Linhares takes a shot right to the bread basket.

Bishop closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Linhares's guard.
Linhares trying to control the position.
Linhares managing to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Linhares keeping moving, preventing Bishop from controlling successfully.
Linhares is trying to keep Bishop in close.

Bishop got a little sloppy there for a moment and Linhares has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Bishop has managed to get both his arms back between Linhares's legs - danger averted.
Bishop tries to free his leg and advance position but Linhares is retaining full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Linhares tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Linhares throws out a loose jab but Bishop uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bishop was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Linhares throws a shot from downtown. Bishop moves away and avoids it.
Linhares scores with a hook.
Bishop misses with a body shot.
Despite the aggression on Linhares's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Linhares wants to slow Bishop down by chopping away at his legs.
Linhares with a nice cross.
Linhares attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Linhares smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bishop ducks under a wild hook from Linhares.
Bishop tries to score with a low kick but Linhares moves his leg out of the way.
Bishop takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Linhares throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bishop connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Arthur Bishop did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Bishop throws a jab but it's blocked by Linhares.
Nice shot by Linhares.
Linhares misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bishop.
Bishop ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bishop motions for Linhares to come forward. Bishop throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A swing and a miss from Bishop.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bishop crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Linhares - the referee stops the clock and Bishop gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Linhares. Bishop manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Linhares throws a body kick that misses.
Bishop attempts a counter takedown but Linhares avoids it well and moves away.
Bishop takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bishop misses with a looping right.
Linhares ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bishop uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Linhares.
Linhares takes one to the chin there.
Linhares lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bishop's sensitive parts.
Bishop cracks Linhares with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bishop does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Bishop on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bishop scores with a hook to the body. Linhares takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Linhares goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bishop tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bishop lands with a straight right. Linhares didn't see that one coming.
Linhares uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bishop.
Linhares darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bishop scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bishop moves out of range as Linhares throws a body kick.
Linhares tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bishop throws a low kick but it's checked well by Linhares.
Linhares looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bishop throws a hook but Linhares blocks it.
Bishop closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bishop tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Linhares was well out of range. Poor timing from Bishop.
Linhares lands a head kick. Bishop smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Linhares walks into a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!
Linhares takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bishop avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bishop throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bishop throws a big shot that misses.
Bishop throws a leg kick but Linhares checks it.
Bishop fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Linhares has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bishop misses with a body shot.
Bishop throws a head kick but Linhares moves out of range.
Linhares uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bishop.
Linhares tests Bishop's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bishop just misses with a punch to the body.
Linhares swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Bishop walks into a left hand.
Linhares bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Linhares misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bishop.
Linhares listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Linhares tries a low kick but Bishop avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bishop missing with a left hand there. Linhares was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bishop throws a low kick but Linhares moves out of range easily.
Linhares takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bishop is defended easily by Linhares.
Bishop on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Linhares. Linhares obviously looking to wear him down.
Bishop keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bishop looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bishop throws a right hand that Linhares ducks under and follows up with a left that Linhares also avoids with ease.
Linhares looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bishop takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Bishop is looking to chop away at Linhares's legs.
Bishop lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Linhares circles away quickly and effectively.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bishop misses with the combination.
A big left from Linhares misses.
Bishop bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Linhares's head.
Linhares is looking to land body kicks.
Linhares moves out of range of the body kick.
Bishop misses with a low kick.
Bishop connects with a nice looking jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Linhares.
Bishop checks the leg kick.
Bishop needs to keep his hands up - Linhares had a free shot at his head there.
Bishop throws a body kick that misses.
Linhares fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bishop.
Bishop throws a head kick but Linhares moves out of range.
Linhares's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Bishop looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Bishop slips a straight right by Linhares.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hector Linhares will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Linhares throws a solid leg kick but Bishop takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Linhares.
Linhares bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Linhares scores with a hook.
Linhares slips under a jab.
Bishop just misses with a punch to the body.
Bishop throws a poor cross that misses
and Linhares counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Bishop misses with a left hand
and Linhares counters with a straight right hand.
Nice jab there from Linhares.
Bishop connects with a looping right hand.
Linhares wants to land a leg kick but Bishop is out of range.
Linhares connects with a looping right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bishop tries to land a front kick but Linhares steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Linhares takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Linhares avoids the head kick by Bishop.
A shot to the body from Linhares misses
and Bishop counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Bishop manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Linhares on his heels. He'll look to pass Linhares's guard now, I'm sure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Linhares is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Linhares is on top in guard.


Bishop looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Linhares passes into half guard.
Bishop works his way to full guard. Good work.
Linhares content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Arthur Bishop overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Linhares trying to control but Bishop is working from the bottom.
Arthur Bishop has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bishop wants to sweep here but Linhares controlling him for the moment.

Bishop looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Linhares passes into side control.
The ground and pound from Linhares seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Bishop is looking for a sweep.
Linhares trying to control the position but Bishop is working away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Linhares wants to stand but Bishop is controlling his arm.
Bishop is not content to let Linhares control the position.
Linhares scoring with punches and elbows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Linhares tries to get to his feet but he's trapped momentarily.
Bishop is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Linhares uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bishop.
Linhares replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Bishop blocks it well.
Linhares throws a low kick, looking for Bishop's leg but Bishop calmly moves out of range.
Hector Linhares is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Linhares stuffs the takedown attempt from Bishop. Bishop gets slowly back to his feet.
Bishop takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bishop throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Linhares counters with an outside leg kick.
Bishop walks into a left hand.
Bishop shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Linhares defends it nicely.
Linhares swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Linhares comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Linhares 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Hector Linhares!

Hector Linhares is the new featherweight champion!
Our winner, Hector Linhares, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Dzhumagaliev and Johnny Reach. Reach has chosen Rich Like Me 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.

185 cm
28
190 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
195 cm
30
189 lbs
21 - 7 - 0
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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 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Nikolai Dzhumagaliev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Johnny Reach!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Reach scores with a nice strike.
Reach darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Dzhumagaliev lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Jab, jab by Reach - just one landing.
Dzhumagaliev fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Reach is out of range.
Reach blocks a head kick by Dzhumagaliev.
Reach lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Dzhumagaliev at a distance.
Dzhumagaliev throws a nice looking combination but Reach bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Good shot there by Reach.
Reach scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a head kick.
Reach feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Dzhumagaliev's calf.
Dzhumagaliev has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Reach is looking to clinch but Dzhumagaliev is avoiding it.
Reach waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dzhumagaliev.

Reach fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Dzhumagaliev, pushing him back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev wants to stall.

Dzhumagaliev breaks the clinch.
Dzhumagaliev plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Johnny Reach seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Reach lands a head shot.
Reach scores with a nice body kick.
Reach defending well as Dzhumagaliev loads up on a big left hand.
Reach connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dzhumagaliev lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dzhumagaliev throws a sloppy head kick and Reach moves out of range easily.
Reach feints and then cracks Dzhumagaliev's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dzhumagaliev down.
Reach lands with a slapping head kick.
Reach tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Dzhumagaliev is able to avoid easily.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a hook
enabling Reach to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Reach scoring well with a low kick there.
A combination from Reach does no damage.
Reach jabs at Dzhumagaliev's body.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a kick to the body.
A little jabbing left from Reach on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Reach throws a sloppy head kick and Dzhumagaliev moves out of range easily.
Dzhumagaliev slips a jab from Reach.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Reach, right into the meat.
Dzhumagaliev ducks right into an uppercut from Reach.
Reach throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A counter left hand to the body from Dzhumagaliev misses its target.
Reach lands a lovely overhand right.
Reach lands with a cross.
Dzhumagaliev throws a jab when Reach was well out of range.
Dzhumagaliev walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reach throws a hook but Dzhumagaliev blocks it.
Reach scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Reach slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Dzhumagaliev checks the leg kick.
Reach throws a head kick that Dzhumagaliev semi-blocks.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick but Reach moves out of range.
Reach is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dzhumagaliev.
Reach thumps Dzhumagaliev with a low kick.
Reach explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Reach chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A head kick misses from Dzhumagaliev.
Reach swings for the body but Dzhumagaliev moves out of range.
Dzhumagaliev looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Dzhumagaliev throws a sloppy head kick and Reach moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Reach's hands.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Reach lands with a straight right. Dzhumagaliev didn't see that one coming.
Dzhumagaliev looks to land a body kick but Reach moved away.
Reach pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dzhumagaliev pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Reach throws a wild body kick that Dzhumagaliev sees coming a mile off.
Dzhumagaliev takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Dzhumagaliev misses with a body shot.
Dzhumagaliev drops his hands momentarily and Reach takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dzhumagaliev tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Reach manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A shot to the liver by Reach. Beautiful body shot.
Reach tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev was well out of range. Poor timing from Reach.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Reach jabs at Dzhumagaliev's body.
Dzhumagaliev throws a combination that misses
and Reach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Both fighters circling a little - Dzhumagaliev finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Dzhumagaliev tries to score with a low kick but Reach moves his leg out of the way.
Reach has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dzhumagaliev takes a kick to the side of the head.
Dzhumagaliev digs a good hook to Reach's body.
Reach misses with a hook. Dzhumagaliev ducked under it nicely.
Reach feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Dzhumagaliev's calf.
Dzhumagaliev throws a sloppy head kick and Reach moves out of range easily.
Dzhumagaliev throws a body shot but no joy.
Reach lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Dzhumagaliev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Reach ducks under a wild hook from Dzhumagaliev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reach thows a left - swing and a miss!
Reach waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dzhumagaliev.
No joy there for Reach, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Dzhumagaliev looks to land a right hand but Reach moved out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Reach. Dzhumagaliev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Reach throws out a leg kick but Dzhumagaliev moves out of range and Reach only half commits.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dzhumagaliev swings widly with a right hand
and Reach cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Good shot there by Reach.
A thudding body kick lands there by Reach!
Johnny Reach seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Reach bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Reach misses with a wild combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reach fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dzhumagaliev manages to avoid it.
Reach misses with an uppercut.
Reach does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Reach misses with a looping left.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick but Reach moves out of range.
Reach is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Reach scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Dzhumagaliev doesn't seem bothered though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Reach scores with a hook to the body. Dzhumagaliev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Dzhumagaliev is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Reach misses with a body shot.
Dzhumagaliev swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Dzhumagaliev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reach fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Dzhumagaliev checks it well.
Reach throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Dzhumagaliev tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reach pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A big right from Reach misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Reach misses the target.
An attempted straight right counter from Dzhumagaliev misses the target.
A swing and a miss from Reach.
Dzhumagaliev throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Reach to counter with a crisp jab.
Reach has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A big left from Reach misses.
Dzhumagaliev takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A swing and a miss from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick but Reach moves out of range.
Reach stuns Dzhumagaliev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Reach throws a right hand that misses
and Dzhumagaliev cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Reach misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Dzhumagaliev misses the target.
A jab from Reach misses.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a body kick.
Reach throws a shot from downtown. Dzhumagaliev moves away and avoids it.
Dzhumagaliev avoids a punch combination nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Reach just misses with a punch to the body.
Reach doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Reach jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Reach blocks a head kick by Dzhumagaliev.
Reach tries to counter with a clinch but Dzhumagaliev shakes him off and moves away.
Dzhumagaliev darts in trying to clinch
and Reach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Johnny Reach showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Reach ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Dzhumagaliev lands with a kick to the ribs.
Dzhumagaliev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Reach moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Reach looks to score with a jab to the body but Dzhumagaliev is just out of range.
Reach moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dzhumagaliev lands a body shot.
Dzhumagaliev pulls out of a head kick attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Reach connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Reach cracks Dzhumagaliev with a good jab.

Dzhumagaliev rushes Reach and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Reach swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Dzhumagaliev breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Dzhumagaliev looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Dzhumagaliev throws a big shot that misses.

Dzhumagaliev has managed to clinch.
Dzhumagaliev just leaning against Reach, taking a breather.
Dzhumagaliev is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Reach lands with a light punch inside.
Reach throws a punch but it's blocked by Dzhumagaliev.
A short right from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Reach is keeping busy.
Dzhumagaliev tries to throw a body punch but Reach avoids it by throwing Dzhumagaliev back against the cage.
Dzhumagaliev wants to break the clinch but can't.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reach blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dzhumagaliev wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Reach tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Dzhumagaliev avoids it.
Reach looking to stall.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Dzhumagaliev.
Reach tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Dzhumagaliev's elbow.
Reach lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Dzhumagaliev is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Dzhumagaliev displaying some good clinch control by pressing Reach up against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Reach throws a head punch that misses.
Dzhumagaliev throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Reachs head.
Dzhumagaliev tries to throw a body punch but Reach avoids it by throwing Dzhumagaliev back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev is trying to force a seperation but Reach has the dominant position.
Dzhumagaliev takes an elbow to the forehead.

It looks like Nikolai Dzhumagaliev has been cut.
Reach struggles to land a body shot inside as Dzhumagaliev controls his hands.
Reach blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Reach scores with a shoulder strike.
Reach avoids a wild elbow strike from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a punch to the body.
Reach swings wildly with an uppercut but Dzhumagaliev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Reach tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Dzhumagaliev's elbow.
Reach swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Reach takes an elbow to the temple.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a hook to the body.

Reach manages to break the clinch.
Dzhumagaliev throws a lazy head kick
and Reach counters with a stiff right hand.
Dzhumagaliev is looking to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reach digs a good hook to Dzhumagaliev's body.
Reach with a jab.
Dzhumagaliev moves away from the strike by Reach.
Dzhumagaliev tries a head kick but it misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dzhumagaliev throws a wild body kick that Reach sees coming a mile off.
Dzhumagaliev tries to close the distance and clinch but Reach swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Dzhumagaliev moves into range and connects with a jab.
Johnny Reach is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Dzhumagaliev walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Dzhumagaliev ducks under a wild hook from Reach.
Reach avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Reach walks into a jab.
Reach lands a nice shot that snaps Dzhumagaliev's head back.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Nikolai Dzhumagaliev.
I think Reach has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Johnny Reach!

Johnny Reach 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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Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jami Balkan and Danny Volcanic. Volcanic is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: 2Pac ft stretch-Under Pressure. Jami Balkan is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

177 cm
30
162 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
171 cm
40
157 lbs
52 - 16 - 2
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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 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jami Balkan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 52 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Danny Volcanic!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Balkan thuds his shin into the meat of Volcanic's side.
Balkan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Volcanic throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Volcanic doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Balkan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Volcanic.
Volcanic throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Volcanic throws a low kick but Balkan avoids it.
Balkan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Volcanic.
Balkan misses the shot to the body.
Balkan checks a low kick from Volcanic.
Balkan throws the left hand but Volcanic avoids the punch easily.
Volcanic doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Volcanic listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

It looks like Jami Balkan has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Balkan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Volcanic looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
A good leg kick by Balkan.
Volcanic scoring well with a low kick there.
Balkan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Volcanic manages to avoid it.
Balkan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Balkan lands a right hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Balkan with a nice cross.
Volcanic cracks a nice hook into Balkan's ribs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Volcanic, right into the meat.
Balkan misses with a wild body shot.
Volcanic throws a big shot that misses.
Volcanic throws a leg kick
and Balkan counters with a body kick that stops Volcanic in his tracks momentarily.
Balkan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Balkan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Balkan looks to land a body kick but Volcanic moved away.
Balkan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Volcanic only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Balkan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Volcanic's calf.
A combination from Volcanic does no damage.
Volcanic fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Balkan.
Volcanic has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Balkan finds it's way round the side to connect with Volcanic's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Volcanic moves forwards but Balkan connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Balkan wants to slow Volcanic down by chopping away at his legs.
Volcanic gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Balkan throws the left hand but Volcanic avoids the punch easily.
Volcanic throws a shot from downtown. Balkan moves away and avoids it.
Balkan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Volcanic's sensitive parts.
Volcanic checks a low kick from Balkan.
Volcanic bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Volcanic throws a hook but Balkan avoids it easily.
Volcanic throws an overhand right that lands on Balkan's shoulder, as Balkan tries to avoid the shot.
Balkan cracks Volcanic with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Volcanic misses with an uppercut.
A decent looking cross lands there for Volcanic.
Volcanic misses with a hook. Balkan ducked under it nicely.
Volcanic throws a leg kick
enabling Balkan to counter with a crisp jab.
Balkan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Volcanic flicks out a counter leg kick but Balkan steps away.
Volcanic takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic scores with a body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Balkan.
A bone on bone clash there as Volcanic blocks the leg kick.
Balkan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Balkan checks the leg kick.
Balkan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Good work by Balkan as he checks the leg kick.
Balkan looks for the body kick but Volcanic saw that one coming.
Volcanic takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Balkan scores with a hook to the body. Volcanic takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Volcanic takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sloppy strikes from Volcanic. Those never looked like landing.
Balkan lands a head shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Volcanic throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Balkan throws a body punch but Volcanic moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Volcanic misses.
Balkan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Volcanic. Volcanic circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Balkan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Volcanic throws a body punch but Balkan moves out of range.
Volcanic misses the jab.
Balkan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Balkan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Volcanic looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Balkan is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Balkan rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Volcanic moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Balkan just misses with a punch to the body.
Volcanic moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Balkan throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A little jabbing left from Volcanic on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Volcanic jabs Balkan right on the nose. Balkan blinks but takes it well.
Balkan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Volcanic.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Balkan on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Volcanic on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Balkan. Balkan obviously looking to wear him down.
Balkan throws a chopping leg kick but Volcanic manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Volcanic misses with a straight right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jami Balkan dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jami Balkan'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.


Volcanic throws the kick towards the body but Balkan avoids it.
Balkan swings for the body but Volcanic moves out of range.
Nice shot by Volcanic.
Volcanic uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Balkan.
Volcanic takes a swing at Balkan's ribcage but misses.
As Volcanic backs away, Balkan returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Volcanic misses the jab.
Balkan keeps Volcanic at a distance using the push kick.
Jami Balkan is winning the standup battle so far.
Balkan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Balkan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Balkan lands a nice looking body kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Volcanic.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Balkan scores with a head kick. Volcanic tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Volcanic moves out of range of the leg kick from Balkan.
A big left from Balkan misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Balkan lands a jab.
Volcanic shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volcanic walks into a left hand.
Volcanic fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Balkan on the side of the head.
Volcanic throws an overhand right that lands on Balkan's shoulder, as Balkan tries to avoid the shot.
Volcanic thuds his shin into the meat of Balkan's side.
Volcanic lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Balkan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Balkan throws a low kick but Volcanic avoids it.
Balkan misses with a wild body shot.
Balkan looks to score with a jab to the body but Volcanic is just out of range.
Volcanic throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A punch lands to the side of Balkan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A slapping body kick lands there for Balkan.
Balkan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab lands there for Volcanic.
Volcanic lands a nice leg kick that just misses Balkan's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Balkan lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Volcanic buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Balkan misses with a leg kick.
Volcanic throws a lazy right hand but Balkan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A big left from Balkan misses.
It seemed like Volcanic was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Volcanic chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Balkan can pounce on him.
Balkan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Volcanic takes a jab right on the kisser.
Balkan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Balkan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Volcanic blocks a leg kick.
Balkan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Volcanic.
A slow jab from Volcanic misses its intended target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Volcanic.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic misses with a hook.
Balkan checks a low kick from Volcanic.
Volcanic throws a chopping leg kick but Balkan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Volcanic throws a body kick that misses.
Balkan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Volcanic just manages to avoid it.
Volcanic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Balkan, right into the meat.
Balkan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Volcanic checks it well.
A low kick from Volcanic misses
and Balkan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Balkan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Balkan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Volcanic is out of range and Balkan settles back down.
Volcanic displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Balkan throws out the jab.
Balkan throws a leg kick but Volcanic moved away.
Volcanic throws a hook to the side of Balkan's head but Balkan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Volcanic swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic misses with a body punch
and Balkan counters with an outside leg kick.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Volcanic might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Balkan has got the better of the exchanges.
Balkan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Balkan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Volcanic manages to avoid it.
Volcanic bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Balkan's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Balkan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Balkan throws a solid leg kick but Volcanic takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Balkan.
Volcanic throws a low kick, looking for Balkan's leg but Balkan calmly moves out of range.
Balkan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Balkan throws a body punch but Volcanic moves out of range.
Volcanic keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Volcanic misses with a leg kick.
Balkan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Volcanic.
A countering left hand to the body from Volcanic misses.
Balkan throws a hook but Volcanic avoids it easily.
Balkan on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Balkan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Volcanic under the eye.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jami Balkan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jami Balkan's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Volcanic is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Balkan.
Volcanic throws out a loose jab but Balkan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Volcanic throws a left and a right that both miss
and Balkan counters with a left to the body.
Balkan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Volcanic fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Balkan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Volcanic's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Volcanic lands with a nice body kick.
Balkan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Balkan ducks under a wild hook from Volcanic.
A big left from Balkan misses.
Balkan scores with a kick to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Volcanic has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Balkan.
Volcanic has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Balkan.
Volcanic tries to score with a low kick but Balkan moves his leg out of the way.
Volcanic gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Volcanic thows a leg kick but Balkan checks it
and Balkan counters with a nice body kick.
Volcanic fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Balkan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Balkan tests Volcanic's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Balkan tries a low kick but Volcanic avoids it.
Volcanic throws a big shot that misses.
Nice shot by Volcanic.
Balkan throws a big shot that misses.
Volcanic checks the leg kick.
Volcanic throws a looping overhand right but Balkan ducks down to avoid it.
Balkan tried to counter with a leg kick but Volcanic avoided it.
Volcanic avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Volcanic throws a leg kick which misses Balkan's front leg but catches the back leg as Balkan tries to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Volcanic blocks the leg kick.
Nice body punch from Balkan.
Balkan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Volcanic.
Volcanic falls off balance throwing a combination
and Balkan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Volcanic thinking.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic throws a leg kick
and Balkan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Volcanic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Balkan checks a leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Volcanic lands a nice shot to the body.
Volcanic connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Balkan throws a nice head kick!
Volcanic throws a leg kick but Balkan checks it.
Volcanic misses with a body kick.
Volcanic wants to slow Balkan down by chopping away at his legs.
Volcanic throws a half hearted mid kick.
Balkan feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Volcanic connects with a jab.
Volcanic avoids the body shot from Balkan.
Balkan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Balkan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Volcanic throws a poor cross that misses
and Balkan counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Balkan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Balkan misses the target.
Balkan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Volcanic throws a low kick, looking for Balkan's leg but Balkan calmly moves out of range.
Balkan was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Balkan lands a nice hook to Volcanic's body. Volcanic takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Balkan scores with a jab. Volcanic acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Balkan lands the left hand.
Balkan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Volcanic. Balkan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Volcanic on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Volcanic with a jab.
Volcanic has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Volcanic there as he acknowledges the shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Volcanic.
Balkan walks into a left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice jab there from Balkan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic misses with a leg kick
and Balkan counters with a right hand to the body.
Balkan lands a leg kick that knocks Volcanic off balance momentarily.
Volcanic thuds his shin into the meat of Balkan's side.
Volcanic scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Balkan doesn't seem bothered though.
Volcanic with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Balkan to score with a decent uppercut.
Volcanic throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Balkan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Balkan checks the leg kick.
Volcanic uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Balkan.
Balkan misses with a combination
and Volcanic counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Balkan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Volcanic slips a straight right by Balkan.
Volcanic with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Balkan to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Volcanic defending well as Balkan loads up on a big left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jami Balkan clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Jami Balkan's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Volcanic uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Balkan.
Volcanic throws a body shot but no joy.
Balkan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Balkan is looking to land body kicks.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Volcanic, as that shot connected.
Balkan ducks under a wild hook from Volcanic.
Balkan swinging wildly here.
Volcanic walks into a jab.
A swing and a miss from Volcanic.
Balkan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good leg kick by Volcanic there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Balkan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Volcanic on the side of the head.
Volcanic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Volcanic throws a jab but it's blocked by Balkan.
Balkan thows a leg kick but Volcanic checks it
and Volcanic counters with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Balkan moves out of range of the body kick.
Balkan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Volcanic looks to score with a jab to the body but Balkan is just out of range.
Volcanic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Balkan tries to work over Volcanic's front leg with a kick but Volcanic checks it.
Volcanic scores with a nice body kick.
Volcanic misses with a left hand
and Balkan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Volcanic thinking.
Balkan connects with an inside leg kick.
Balkan looks for the body kick but Volcanic saw that one coming.
A low kick from Volcanic is predictable there
and Balkan counters with a nice uppercut.
Crunch! Volcanic slams his shin into Balkan's torso.
That kick from Balkan tenderised Volcanic's leg. Volcanic is trying to keep his angry face on.
Balkan misses with a few strikes there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Volcanic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Balkan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Volcanic moves away.
Volcanic pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Balkan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Volcanic avoids the body shot from Balkan.
Volcanic feints and then cracks Balkan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Balkan down.
Balkan lands with a hook. Volcanic tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Donk. Balkan catches Volcanic right on the button with a cross.
Balkan throws a sloppy head kick and Volcanic moves out of range easily.
Volcanic throws a counter combo.
Volcanic lands a slapping body shot.
Volcanic has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A solid body kick from Balkan.
Volcanic swings for the body but Balkan moves out of range.
Balkan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic cracks Balkan with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Volcanic throws a body shot but no joy.
Some bone on bone action there as Volcanic checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Volcanic blocks the body kick.
Volcanic ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Volcanic throws a body punch but Balkan moves out of range.
Balkan scores with a hook.
Balkan lands with a straight right. Volcanic didn't see that one coming.
Balkan throws a leg kick that is checked
and Volcanic counters with a nice body kick.
Balkan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Balkan misses with a body shot.
Balkan's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Balkan connects with an inside leg kick.
Balkan throws a low kick, looking for Volcanic's leg but Volcanic calmly moves out of range.
Volcanic throws a jab when Balkan was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic pivots, looking for a leg kick but Balkan is out of range and Volcanic settles back down.
Volcanic lands a jab to Balkan's midsection.
Balkan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Volcanic is out of range and Balkan settles back down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Volcanic misses with a low kick.
Balkan misses with a wild body shot.
Volcanic uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Balkan.
Balkan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Volcanic scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Volcanic checks a low kick from Balkan.
Volcanic lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Balkan at a distance.
A shot to the body from Volcanic misses
enabling Balkan to counter with a crisp jab.
Volcanic tries to move into range but Balkan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Volcanic throws a chopping leg kick but Balkan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Balkan is looking to counter with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Jami Balkan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jami Balkan's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


A kick lands to the mid section there for Volcanic.
Volcanic lands a head shot.
Balkan throws out a leg kick but Volcanic moves out of range and Balkan only half commits.
Volcanic feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Balkan's calf.
Jab by Volcanic.
Volcanic lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Volcanic connects with a body shot.
Volcanic staying out of range there.
Volcanic swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Balkan quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
That kick from Volcanic tenderised Balkan's leg. Balkan is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Balkan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Volcanic fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Balkan misses the shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Balkan misses with a hook to the body
and Volcanic counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Balkan connects with a crisp jab.
Balkan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Volcanic has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Balkan.
Balkan scores with a decent looking hook.
Balkan lands with a straight right. Volcanic didn't see that one coming.
Balkan throws a body shot but no joy.
Volcanic misses with the body kick
and Balkan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Balkan looks to score with a jab to the body but Volcanic is just out of range.
Volcanic dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Balkan does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Volcanic takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nice shot by Balkan.
Volcanic throws out a leg kick but Balkan moves out of range and Volcanic only half commits.
Balkan moves out of range as Volcanic strikes.
Danny Volcanic has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volcanic throws a leg kick that is checked
and Volcanic takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Volcanic takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Volcanic throws a hook but Balkan blocks it.
Volcanic works the jab nicely.
Balkan moves away from the strike by Volcanic.
Balkan moves out of range of the leg kick from Volcanic.
Balkan scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Good standup being displayed there by Balkan as he connects with a hook.
Balkan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Balkan slips a straight right by Volcanic.
Balkan scoring well with a low kick there.
Volcanic is looking to chop away at Balkan's legs.
A little feinted left hand from Balkan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Balkan ducks under a wild hook from Volcanic.
Balkan scores with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Balkan lands with an overhand left.
Volcanic fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Balkan manages to avoid it.
Volcanic fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Balkan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Volcanic lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Volcanic looks to throw a body kick
enabling Balkan to counter with a crisp jab.
Volcanic throws out a loose jab but Balkan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Volcanic throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Volcanic slips a jab and a cross from Balkan.
Volcanic looks to score with a jab to the body but Balkan is just out of range.
Volcanic misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Balkan.
Volcanic throws a head kick that misses
and Balkan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Volcanic is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Balkan connects with a solid leg kick.
Balkan lands with a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Balkan jabs at Volcanic's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Balkan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Volcanic.
Volcanic throws the kick towards the body but Balkan avoids it.
Volcanic takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Balkan with a nice cross.
Volcanic missing with a left hand there. Balkan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Volcanic lands a jab to the head.
Balkan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Volcanic.
Balkan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Volcanic misses with a leg kick.
Balkan moves out of range as Volcanic strikes.
Balkan lands a leg kick that knocks Volcanic off balance momentarily.
Balkan lands a really nice looking cross but Volcanic seems unphased.
Volcanic wants to slow Balkan down by chopping away at his legs.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Jami Balkan.
Well Balkan has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:47
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jami Balkan!

Jami Balkan 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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Main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eugene Judd and Anton Chekhov. Judd comes to the cage accompanied by I take it up the ass - by lil wayne. Chekhov is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by КАТЮШA. This should be fireworks!

160 cm
29
140 lbs
25 - 2 - 1
169 cm
30
135 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Eugene Judd!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Anton Chekhov!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Judd misses with a body kick.
Chekhov scores with a shot to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Chekhov.
Chekhov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Judd misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Judd checks a leg kick nicely.
Chekhov throws a front kick that sends Judd stumbling back into the cage.
Judd tried to score with a low kick but Chekhov checks it.
Eugene Judd seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Chekhov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Judd. That did some damage!
A slapping body kick lands there for Chekhov.
Chekhov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Judd turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Chekhov misses with a looping left.
Chekhov tries to land a leg kick but Judd saw it coming and moves away.
Chekhov's coach down at Beast Cartel was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Chekhov's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Chekhov throws a leg kick but Judd moved away.
Judd is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Judd connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The fighters circling - Chekhov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Judd scores with a push kick.
Judd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Judd has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Mary Gracies Jiu Jitsu in the buildup to the fight.
Judd misses with a left hand

and Chekhov counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Chekhov lands a body shot in the clinch.
Judd swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chekhov digs a right hand underneath Judd's ribcage. Judd let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Chekhov working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Judd is trying to pull guard but Chekhov has him pressed against the cage.
A short right from Chekhov on the inside.
Chekhov is leaning against Judd and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Judd misses with the head strike.
Chekhov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Judd tries a knee to the head but Chekhov blocks it.
Chekhov throws a punch but it's blocked by Judd.
Chekhov prevents Judd from breaking the clinch.
Chekhov blocking some punches.
Chekhov works on Judd's body with a couple of short punches.
Judd working hard to break the clinch.
Judd working aggressively here.
A short uppercut from Chekhov.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Chekhov keeps control of Judd as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Judd is trying to push Chekhov away but Chekhov has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Judd swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Chekhov.
Chekhov blocks an uppercut.
Chekhov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chekhov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Chekhov can't find room to land a body shot as Judd controls the action.
Judd pushes Chekhov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Chekhov lands an uppercut.
Judd is trying to pull guard but Chekhov turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Judd manages to break the clinch.

Judd scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Chekhov gets back to half guard.
Judd throwing shots but Chekhov is blocking nicely.
Chekhov manages to get to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Judd looking to sit in guard and control but Chekhov gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Judd wants to sweep but no luck.
Judd is working hard here to advance position.
Chekhov is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Chekhov is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Judd has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Chekhov is looking to defend but Judd has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Chekhov! Judd pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Chekhov taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Eugene Judd!
Eugene Judd retains his bantamweight title!
Eugene Judd 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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RATING
47%

 

 
 
 
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