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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cornelius Berkeley and Arthur Minasian. Arthur Minasian will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

183 cm
24
242 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
194 cm
24
262 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Good in bed
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Cornelius Berkeley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arthur Minasian!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Shimada and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Minasian lands with a thumping leg kick.
Berkeley misses with a two punch combination.
Berkeley tries to land a front kick but Minasian steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Minasian instigates a clinch.
Berkeley tries to pull guard but Minasian holds him up against the cage and eventually Berkeley drops back down to his feet.

Minasian breaks the clinch.
Minasian scores with a jab.

It looks like Cornelius Berkeley has been cut.
Berkeley fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Minasian.

Minasian clinches up against the cage.
Berkeley tries to break the clinch but Minasian is controlling the position.
Berkeley with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Minasian lands with a right to the head.
Minasian effectively controlling the action here.
Berkeley has had enough of the clinch but Minasian keeps him there for the moment.
A short body shot lands from Minasian as the two fighters clinch.
Minasian throws a big uppercut that drops Berkeley! More strikes from Minasian and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Berkeley lies dazed against the cage as Minasian celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Arthur Minasian!
A less than humble Arthur Minasian misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Josh Massey and Baron Suzaski. Chooooooooon! I think Massey might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to 5 minutes Alone. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
24
187 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
182 cm
24
201 lbs
6 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent 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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Josh Massey!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Baron Suzaski!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Taro Takaoka and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Massey takes a swing at Suzaski's ribcage but misses.
Suzaski changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Massey dips to his left and cracks Suzaski with an uppercut!
Suzaski takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Massey throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Suzaski stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Suzaski pushes Massey up against the cage in a clinch.
Massey dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Suzaski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Massey avoids it.
Massey holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Massey blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Massey escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Massey lands a jab.
Massey lands with a nice body kick.
Suzaski takes one to the chin there.
Massey looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Suzaski clinches up with Massey and pushes him back against the cage.
Massey lands a body shot.
Suzaski tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Suzaski is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Massey is defending well for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Suzaski prevents Massey from breaking the clinch.
Suzaski can't find room to land a body shot as Massey controls the action.
Suzaski lands a right hand.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Suzaski.
Suzaski swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Massey lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Massey stalls.
Massey lands a body punch in the clinch.

Massey pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Massey lands with a shot to the body.

Suzaski fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Massey, pushing him back against the cage.
Massey scores with a hook to the body.

Massey pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Massey with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Massey misses with a few strikes there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Massey throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Massey tests Suzaski's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Massey misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Suzaski takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Suzaski wants to clinch.
Baron Suzaski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Massey throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Suzaski's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Massey connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Suzaski scrambles back to his feet.
Suzaski takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Massey misses with an uppercut.
Massey misses with a hook
and Suzaski cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crunch! Massey slams his shin into Suzaski's torso.

Suzaski closes the distance and clinches.
Suzaski blocking some punches.
Massey lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Suzaski can't find room to land a body shot as Massey controls the action.
Massey lands a nice uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Massey.
Suzaski misses with an elbow over the top.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Massey is looking to control Suzaski's arms but Suzaski gets an underhook and turns him. Now Massey has his back to the cage.

Massey pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Massey throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Suzaski stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Suzaski gets a clinch.
Suzaski misses with the head strike.
Massey avoiding damage as Suzaski throws knees to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Massey.
Suzaski pushes off an throws an elbow but Massey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Suzaski lands a shoulder strike.
Suzaski misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Massey breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Suzaski wants to clinch.
Massey throwing a counter right hand but Suzaski manages to avoid it.

Suzaski shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Suzaski was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Massey struggling a bit here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Massey is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Massey tries to bench press Suzaski off him but Suzaski keeps the position.

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

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Suzaski is trying to get an arm triangle but Massey is defending well.

Suzaski tries for a kimura but Massey is defending well.
Massey is looking for a sweep.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Massey tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Suzaski was well out of range. Poor timing from Massey.
Suzaski tries to clinch there but Massey circles away.

Suzaski closes the distance and pushes Massey back into the cage.
Suzaski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Massey avoids it.
Suzaski missing with knees to the body.
Baron Suzaski seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Massey scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A hook to the body from Massey.

Massey breaks from the clinch.
Massey throws a nice inside leg kick.
Massey defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Suzaski.
Suzaski takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Massey cracks Suzaski with an open hand slap.
Massey darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Massey scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Massey tries a head kick but it misses.

Suzaski rushes Massey and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Suzaski missing with knees to the body.
Suzaski lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

It looks like Josh Massey has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Suzaski throws a punch but it's blocked by Massey.
Suzaski tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Suzaski has a couple of punches blocked by Massey.
A bit of stalling here from Massey.
Massey avoiding damage as Suzaski throws knees to the body.
Massey misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Suzaski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Massey can't break the clinch.

Massey breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Suzaski darts in trying to clinch
and Massey counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Suzaski uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Massey.
Massey lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Suzaski wants to clinch
and Massey counters with a straight right hand.
Suzaski shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Massey connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Massey fails to land with a series of punches.
Massey scores with a shot to the body.
Massey is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Suzaski can do to turn this around?

Suzaski throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Massey was covering up waiting for the punch and Suzaski finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Massey pushes Suzaski off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Suzaski moves into the clinch.

Massey breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Massey swings for the body but Suzaski moves out of range.
Suzaski wants to clinch.
Suzaski misses with a takedown attempt - Massey sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Massey misses the target.
Josh Massey has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Baron Suzaski.
Suzaski takes one to the chin there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Massey jabs at Suzaski's body.
Suzaski shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Massey as he avoids it easily.
Suzaski is breathing heavily.
Suzaski avoids the head kick by Massey.
Suzaski tries to clinch there but Massey circles away.
It looked like Massey wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Massey lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Suzaski darts in looking for a takedown but Massey gets double underhooks and turns Suzaski into the cage.
A thudding body kick lands there by Massey!
Massey darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Massey goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
The fight stays on the outside here - Suzaski looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Massey uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Suzaski has time to react.
Massey misses with a body shot.

Suzaski clinches up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Massey breaks from the clinch.
Suzaski tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Massey manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Massey delivers a nice body kick.
Suzaski throws a poor cross that misses
and Suzaski takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Suzaski chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Massey can pounce on him.
Suzaski stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Massey.
Massey throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Massey!
Massey cracks Suzaski with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A nice inside leg kick there by Massey. That's going to slow Suzaski down.
Massey scores with a decent looking hook.

Suzaski is rocked!
Suzaski closes this distance looking for a takedown but Massey circles away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Suzaski shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Massey but Massey pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Suzaski is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
An attempted straight right counter from Massey misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Josh Massey dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Josh Massey's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


The fighters circle momentarily. Suzaski darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

Suzaski scores with a takedown into Massey's guard.
Massey knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Suzaski on the ground.
Massey is trying to control the position but Suzaski postures up.

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

Massey is looking to take a break and control but Suzaski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Massey scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Suzaski to see if he's OK.
Suzaski tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Massey wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Massey is looking to take a break and control but Suzaski is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Suzaski tries to buck Massey off but Massey is having none of it.
Massey trying to control the position but Suzaski is working away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Suzaski is trying to get back to half guard.
Massey wants to lay and pray for a moment but Suzaski keeps working.
Suzaski is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Josh Massey overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Massey decides to stand up, so the ref orders Suzaski to his feet.
Suzaski has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Suzaski wants to clinch.
Suzaski is looking to clinch.
Massey misses with a two punch combination.
Suzaski now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Massey misses with a wild combination.
Josh Massey is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Suzaski tries to score a power double leg takedown but Massey sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Suzaski somewhat.
Massey fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Suzaski manages to avoid it.
Suzaski takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Suzaski moves out of range as Massey throws a body kick.
Suzaski fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Suzaski is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Massey.
Suzaski tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Massey defends well and Suzaski ends up having to push Massey into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Massey will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Massey cracks the inside of Suzaski's front leg.
Suzaski takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Massey looks to score with a jab to the body but Suzaski is just out of range.
Suzaski swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Suzaski tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Massey swivels and escapes.
Josh Massey has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Baron Suzaski.
Suzaski takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Massey.
Suzaski gets cracked there but stands up to it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Suzaski on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Suzaski closes the distance looking to clinch
and Massey counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

And that's the end of the fight!
Josh Massey showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Massey, 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 Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 30:27
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 30:27
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Josh Massey!

A relieved looking Josh Massey 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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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Rodrigo Machado and Editiny Dick. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
23
145 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
167 cm
22
132 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rodrigo Machado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Editiny Dick!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Sano and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Dick drives through with a takedown into Machado's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Machado keeping full guard, as Dick tries to pass.
Dick stopping the sweep attempt from Machado.
Machado is working hard here to advance position.
Machado working a defensive guard here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dick stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Machado swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Machado looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Dick trying to control the position from guard on top but Machado is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Machado really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Dick trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Machado bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Dick changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Machado looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Machado is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Machado is refusing to be controlled, as Dick sits in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Dick is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

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

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

Dick is working for a kimura but Machado is defending it quite comfortably.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dick wants to control but Machado is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dick tries to pass to full mount but Machado defends it.
Machado is doing well to control the position and prevent Dick from advancing to side control.
Dick is trying to control. Machado wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dick is looking to advance position but Machado won't allow it.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

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

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The fighters circling - Dick throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dick throws a right and a left that Machado avoids nicely.
Machado attempts a counter takedown but Dick avoids it well and moves away.
No joy there for Dick, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Machado displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dick throws out the jab.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Machado avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Machado attempts a counter takedown but Dick avoids it well and moves away.
Horrible takedown attempt by Dick or perhaps it was just good defense by Machado, which made it look bad.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dick fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Machado manages to avoid it.
Dick throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Machado slips under a jab.
Dick will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Machado drops down looking for a counter takedown but Dick sprawls and moves away.
Dick connects with the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dick shoots in and drives through. Machado sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dick's jab looks to have found its range, popping Machado under the eye.
Dick misses the jab.
A swing and a miss from Dick.
Machado takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Dick throws a big shot that misses.
Dick scores with a nice strike.
Dick shoots in looking for a takedown but Machado manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Dick's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Machado drops down looking for a counter takedown but Dick sprawls and moves away.
We've been told by Machado's head coaches at IMMA Gym of Elite ASS that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Dick throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Machado sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Machado takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Dick throws a jab when Machado was well out of range.
Dick lands a jab.
Dick throws a shot from downtown. Machado moves away and avoids it.
Dick misses with a right hand

and Machado counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Machado is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Dick tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Machado will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Machado is in the full mount, landing strikes.
A nice elbow there by Machado.
Dick bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dick sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Machado's guard.
Dick trying to control from Machado's half guard. Machado has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Machado wants to sweep but no luck.
Dick pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Machado is keeping the position for now.
Machado controlling Dick's posture.
Dick pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Machado is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Dick is still trying to improve position.
Dick is looking to pass into half guard but Machado pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Machado is in guard.

Machado is pushing down on Dick's leg trying to pass to half guard. Dick is fighting to maintain full guard but Machado has managed to sneak the leg through.
Editiny Dick has got the better of the ground game so far.
Machado trying to control from half guard but Dick is working away.
Dick is looking to improve his position.
Machado is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Editiny Dick will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Machado takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Dick dips to his left and cracks Machado with an uppercut!
Dick lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

Dick shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Machado wants to get back to full guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dick trying to pass the guard but Machado defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Machado is doing well to control the position and prevent Dick from advancing to side control.
Dick prevents Machado from improving his position.
Machado is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Dick's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Dick's back!
Machado is looking to finish with some ground and pound!
Dick rolls, trying to escape but Machado keeps control of the position.
Machado is not going to allow Dick to sit and survive in this position.
Dick is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Machado lands strikes to the head.
Machado scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
You can see the frustration on Dick's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Machado looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Dick 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.
Machado wants to control but Dick is keeping busy.
Dick has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Machado looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dick breaks Machado's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Machado keeping full guard, as Dick tries to pass.
Dick sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Machado's guard.
Dick is looking to stall here but Machado recovers full guard.
Dick looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Machado looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Dick trying to control the position from guard on top but Machado is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Editiny Dick is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Dick working a defensive guard here.
Machado stopping the sweep attempt from Dick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Dick is on top in guard.

Dick trying to control but Machado is working from the bottom.
Machado seems keen to control Dick's posture.
Rodrigo Machado has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Machado tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Dick stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Machado swivels though and keeps the full guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Editiny Dick.
I've got Dick winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 27:30
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Editiny Dick!

Editiny Dick decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Gabriel Garcia and Albert Hoffman . Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

180 cm
24
175 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
167 cm
24
182 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Determined

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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 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gabriel Garcia!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Albert Hoffman !
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Sano and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Garcia swats away the attempt to clinch by Hoffman .
A thudding body kick lands there by Garcia!
Garcia looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hoffman tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Garcia swivels and escapes.
Garcia defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Hoffman .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garcia swings for the body but Hoffman moves out of range.

Hoffman drives through with a takedown into Garcia's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Hoffman is working Garcia over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Hoffman postures up in Garcia's guard and throws a big left but Garcia blocks it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Garcia wants to sweep here but Hoffman controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garcia not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hoffman passes into half guard.

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

Hoffman is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Garcia looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Hoffman is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

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.
Garcia is trying to get back to full guard.
Hoffman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Garcia avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hoffman .

Hoffman is looking for a kimura but Garcia is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Hoffman to get the leverage.
Garcia wants to improve his position but Hoffman is controlling well.
Garcia trying to control from the bottom.

Hoffman is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Garcia gets full guard.
Hoffman trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hoffman postures up.
Garcia will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman preventing the sweep.
Hoffman looking to pass the guard.
Hoffman throws a big right hand that misses.
Hoffman working some strikes from top position.
Hoffman trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Garcia throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Garcia looking for a sweep. Not yet Garcia, not yet.
Hoffman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Hoffman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Garcia is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hoffman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Hoffman avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Hoffman working some strikes from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman stands and throws Garcia's legs to the side, diving into side control.

Hoffman thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Garcia is trying to control Hoffman 's posture but Hoffman avoids it.

Hoffman is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Garcia knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Hoffman looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Garcia is avoiding damage well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Garcia is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Hoffman off and has taken his back!
I really don't envy Hoffman right now.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Garcia has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Hoffman closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Garcia sneaks back into half guard.

Hoffman is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Garcia has managed to free his arm - good work.
Garcia moves into full guard.
Hoffman postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoffman trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Hoffman stands and throws Garcia's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Garcia is looking to reverse the position.
Hoffman creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Garcia is trying to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hoffman tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Garcia gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Hoffman is thwarting Garcia's attempts to control the position.

Hoffman looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Hoffman working Garcia over with strikes.
Hoffman working over Garcia with some ground and pound. Garcia looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman working over Garcia with some ground and pound. Garcia looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Hoffman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Garcia's head.
Hoffman thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Garcia wants to improve his position but Hoffman is controlling well.

Hoffman is working for a submission of some sort.

Garcia is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Hoffman pulls his head out easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hoffman throws a strike but Garcia avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Hoffman passes Garcia's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Hoffman is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Garcia doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Hoffman .
Garcia is looking for a sweep. Hoffman is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Hoffman lands a nice short elbow.
Garcia makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Garcia.
Garcia utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Garcia is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hoffman throws a strike but Garcia rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Hoffman keeping moving, preventing Garcia from controlling successfully.

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

Hoffman throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Garcia thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Hoffman throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Hoffman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Garcia's guard.

Hoffman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoffman postures up in Garcia's guard and throws a big left but Garcia blocks it.
Garcia pulls Hoffman in close to prevent any damage.
Hoffman scoring with some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Albert Hoffman 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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Garcia swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoffman with the counter takedown but Garcia avoids it easily.
Garcia stuffs the takedown attempt from Hoffman . Hoffman gets slowly back to his feet.
Garcia stuffs the takedown.
Hoffman on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A leg kick checked by Hoffman .
Hoffman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoffman cracks Garcia with an open hand slap.
Hoffman looks to land a left hand but Garcia moved out of range nicely.
Garcia cracks Hoffman with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garcia throws a leg kick which misses Hoffman 's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoffman tries to avoid it.
Hoffman closes this distance looking for a takedown but Garcia circles away.
Gabriel Garcia has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Albert Hoffman .
Hoffman defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Garcia.
Hoffman feints the counter takedown.
Garcia lands a jab.
Hoffman misses with a hook. Garcia ducked under it nicely.
Hoffman staying out of range there.
Gabriel Garcia is winning the standup battle so far.

Hoffman shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Garcia napping and manages to drive through into side control!

Hoffman wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Garcia, who protects the arm well.

Hoffman is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Garcia has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Hoffman goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Garcia rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Hoffman 's guard! Nice work there by Garcia!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoffman keeping full guard, as Garcia tries to pass.

Garcia avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Hoffman had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Garcia defends it easily.
Hoffman takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Garcia wants to control from the top but Hoffman keeps moving.

Hoffman working for a triangle but Garcia defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Garcia looking to pass the guard.
Garcia preventing the sweep.

Hoffman looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Hoffman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Garcia passes Hoffman 's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Hoffman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Hoffman is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Garcia pulls his head out easily.
Hoffman is trying to control but can't.
Garcia working over Hoffman with some ground and pound. Hoffman looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Garcia is keen to just control but Hoffman is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman gets back to full guard.
Gabriel Garcia has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Garcia showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

Hoffman has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Garcia can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Hoffman can't keep his opponent in guard - Garcia advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Garcia trying to control the action but Hoffman is working from the bottom.
Albert Hoffman is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Garcia scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Hoffman taking some punishment here, with Garcia in his half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gabriel Garcia showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Hoffman 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 Taro Takaoka scores the fight 28:29
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 28:29
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Albert Hoffman !

Albert Hoffman gave a mention to Urban Fighter in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Tonis Liete and Dave Johnson. 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.

175 cm
25
152 lbs
13 - 0 - 0
175 cm
23
150 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tonis Liete!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Dave Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Sano and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson thuds a left hand into Liete's body.
Johnson connects with a leg kick. Liete looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Liete looks to land a body kick but Johnson moved away.
Johnson's jab looks to have found its range, popping Liete under the eye.
Liete throws a head kick but Johnson moves out of range.
Liete moves away from the strike by Johnson.
Johnson stuns Liete with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A swing and a miss from Liete.
Johnson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Liete.
Good standup being displayed there by Liete as he connects with a hook.
Liete takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Johnson thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Liete if he has to take too many more of those.
Liete connects with a good right hand that stumbles Johnson. Johnson circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Liete feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Johnson's calf.
Liete throws a right and a left that Johnson avoids nicely.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Liete lands a jab to the nose.
Liete scores with a crisp jab that stopped Johnson in his tracks.
Liete throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Liete back to the cage. Johnson follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Liete throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson fakes the leg kick and cracks Liete in the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Johnson.
Liete swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Liete scores with the left hand. Johnson knows he should have avoided that one.
Liete throws a right hand that misses
and Johnson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Johnson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Liete throws a leg kick but Johnson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Johnson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Johnson avoids the head kick by Liete.
Johnson lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Liete scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Liete.
Liete thows a left - swing and a miss!
Johnson takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
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!
Johnson lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A head kick from Johnson lands but Liete takes it in his stride.
Johnson scores with a nice head shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson blocks a head kick by Liete.
Liete swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Johnson is looking to land body kicks.
Liete is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Liete throws a leg kick that is checked
and Johnson counters with a thumping low kick.
Liete looks to land a combination. Johnson sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Johnson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Liete stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Johnson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Liete sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Liete swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Liete tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Johnson was well out of range. Poor timing from Liete.
Johnson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Liete misses with a wild body shot.
Liete pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Johnson misses with a kick to the body.
Johnson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Liete scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Johnson lands a nice looking body kick.
Liete on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Liete lands with a cross.
A jab from Johnson misses.
A low kick from Johnson is predictable there
and Liete counters with a nice uppercut.

Johnson is rocked!
Liete cracks Johnson with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Johnson tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Liete pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Johnson is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tonis Liete!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joe Gregory and Jake Vos. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

166 cm
24
145 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
178 cm
24
150 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Joe Gregory!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jake Vos!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Ren Mimura and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vos uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gregory.
Gregory has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Victory Gym and Spa in the buildup to the fight.
Gregory ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vos slips a straight right by Gregory.
Gregory throws an overhand right that lands on Vos's shoulder, as Vos tries to avoid the shot.
Vos takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A left and a right from Vos both land. Nice combination.

It looks like Joe Gregory has been cut.
Gregory feints and then cracks Vos's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vos down.
Vos lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Gregory moves away from the strike by Vos.
Vos misses with a two punch combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vos throws the left hand but Gregory avoids the punch easily.
Vos leaves Gregory with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Gregory tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vos was well out of range. Poor timing from Gregory.
The fighters circling - Vos throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gregory misses with a looping right.
Gregory lands a nice hook to Vos's body. Vos takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vos throws a shot from downtown. Gregory moves away and avoids it.
Gregory takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Gregory avoids a punch combination nicely.
Gregory moves out of range of the strikes.
Gregory was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Horrible takedown attempt by Gregory or perhaps it was just good defense by Vos, which made it look bad.
Vos misses with a hook.
Gregory walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gregory. Vos does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vos cracks Gregory with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Vos throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
No luck for Gregory with that takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joe Gregory. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gregory shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vos as he jumps to the side.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gregory steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vos.
Gregory moves forwards but Vos connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Vos throws an overhand right that lands on Gregory's shoulder, as Gregory tries to avoid the shot.
Gregory tries to move into range but Vos moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vos throws a looping overhand right but Gregory ducks down to avoid it.
Vos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An attempted straight right counter from Gregory misses the target.
Gregory shoots in looking for a takedown but Vos manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Gregory's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Vos is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Gregory with a body shot.
Gregory throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vos doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

Gregory gets a takedown into half guard.

Gregory is working for a submission of some sort.
Vos slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vos is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Gregory is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gregory moves into full guard.
Vos wants to control from the top but Gregory keeps moving.
Gregory is pulling down on Vos's head. It's preventing any offense from Vos, at least for the moment.
Gregory avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gregory working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vos.
Vos is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Gregory wants to sweep but no luck.
Vos tries to free his leg and advance position but Gregory is retaining full guard.
Gregory trying to control the position here.
Vos missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Gregory wants to sweep but no luck.
Gregory wants to control but Vos passes easily into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jake Vos dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Joe Gregory's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Gregory dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vos fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gregory on the side of the head.
A big right from Gregory misses.
Vos rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Gregory moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Vos takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jake Vos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vos connects with a crisp jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gregory. Vos does a little dance to reset his feet.

Gregory closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gregory connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Vos some visible discomfort.
Vos tries to buck Gregory off but Gregory is having none of it.
Gregory slows the pace down.
Gregory works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Joe Gregory overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Gregory controls the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vos is looking to reverse the position.
Gregory working the head and body with strikes.
Gregory working the ground and pound.
Vos sneaks back into half guard.
Vos tries to roll over but Gregory keeps him under control.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Gregory is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Vos has managed to free his arm - good work.
Gregory is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Vos wants to improve his position but Gregory is controlling well.

Vos makes his way to full guard, as Gregory worked for a kimura.

Vos throws his legs up looking for a submission but Gregory uses it to pass to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gregory thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Vos is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Vos gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Vos trying to hold on to Gregory's head to control him but Gregory postures up.

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.
Vos wants to control but Gregory passes into side.
Gregory working the body and head with strikes.

Gregory goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Vos rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Gregory's guard! Nice work there by Vos!
Vos is looking to advance position but Gregory has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Gregory scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Vos?
Vos sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Gregory lands with a punch from half guard.
Vos trying to hold on to Gregory's head to control him but Gregory postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vos misses the jab.
Gregory throws a sloppy body shot
and Vos counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vos lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Gregory looks to score with a jab to the body but Vos is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vos! But no joy.

Gregory fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Vos to the ground. Gregory is now in Vos's guard.
Gregory controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Gregory accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Gregory's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gregory has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

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

Vos has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Gregory can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vos bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Gregory's guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Gregory pulls Vos in close to his closed guard and prevents Vos from doing any damage or advancing position.
Vos seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Gregory keeping full guard, as Vos tries to pass.
Gregory seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Gregory looking to control.
Gregory looking for a sweep. Not yet Gregory, not yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Gregory pulls Vos in to control the position.

Gregory is looking for a triangle but Vos pushes his legs off easily.
Vos stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Gregory swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Vos postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gregory is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Gregory seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Gregory tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vos was well out of range. Poor timing from Gregory.
Gregory ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gregory is trying hard to land a takedown here. Vos sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vos fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Vos might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Vos falls off balance throwing a combination
and Gregory counters with a left to the body.
Vos throws an overhand right that lands on Gregory's shoulder, as Gregory tries to avoid the shot.
A jab from Vos misses.
Gregory looks to score with a jab to the body but Vos is just out of range.
Vos now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Vos is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Gregory fails with the takedown
and Vos counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gregory throws a body shot but no joy.
Vos on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vos misses with a hook. Gregory ducked under it nicely.
Gregory is trying hard to land a takedown here. Vos sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joe Gregory. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vos ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gregory misses with a double jab.
Jake Vos is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gregory walks into a straight right hand from Vos.

Gregory closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Vos did well to prevent Gregory getting side control.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vos slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Gregory 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.
Vos wants to sweep but no luck.
Gregory makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Vos bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Gregory's guard.

Vos throwing strikes from guard but Gregory blocks nicely.
Gregory pulls Vos in close to prevent any damage.
Vos working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jake Vos.
I think Vos 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 Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:29
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jake Vos!

Jake Vos thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Orange Joe and Theodore Ruxpin. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

179 cm
25
165 lbs
10 - 8 - 0
180 cm
25
168 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Orange Joe!
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 Amsterdam, Theodore Ruxpin!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Ruxpin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A shot to the liver by Joe. Beautiful body shot.
Ruxpin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joe.
Joe appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Joe shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Ruxpin manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Joe is looking to work some ground and pound but Ruxpin has wrist control.
Joe has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Ruxpin preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Joe distracts Ruxpin with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Ruxpin manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Joe manages to get himself to full guard.

Ruxpin trying to control but Joe is working from the bottom.
Ruxpin stopping the sweep attempt from Joe.
Joe keeping full guard, as Ruxpin tries to pass.
Ruxpin wants to stand but Joe is controlling his posture from full guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Orange Joe!
Orange Joe seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Datsik and Viktor Tsoi. Datsik comes to the cage accompanied by Anger. Tsoi is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Zvezda po Imeni Solnce. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
24
153 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
169 cm
25
133 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Daniel Datsik!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Viktor Tsoi!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Ren Mimura and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsoi scores with a hook to the body. Datsik takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Datsik seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Tsoi checks the leg kick nicely there.
Datsik misses with a low kick.
Datsik misses with a hook.
Datsik tries to score a power double leg takedown but Tsoi sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Datsik somewhat.
Datsik throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little jabbing left from Tsoi on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Tsoi throws a low kick, looking for Datsik's leg but Datsik calmly moves out of range.
Datsik shoots for a double leg takedown but Tsoi sprawls well. He's pushed Datsik's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Datsik cracks the inside of Tsoi's front leg.
Tsoi connects with a good right hand that stumbles Datsik. Datsik circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Datsik connects with a high kick.
Tsoi throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Tsoi scores with a jab to the body.
Tsoi scores with a leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tsoi connects with a right hand. Datsik shakes it off.
Datsik throws a quick inside leg kick.
Tsoi lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Datsik throws a sloppy head kick and Tsoi moves out of range easily.
Tsoi flicks out a counter leg kick but Datsik steps away.
Viktor Tsoi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tsoi throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jab from Tsoi.
Datsik throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tsoi misses with a wild body shot.
Tsoi throws a body shot but no joy.
Daniel Datsik seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Datsik takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Tsoi has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Datsik finds it's way round the side to connect with Tsoi's head.
Datsik is trying hard to land a takedown here. Tsoi sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Daniel Datsik. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Tsoi goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Tsoi tries to land a body kick
and Datsik counters with a right hand to the body.
Tsoi scores with a jab.
Datsik avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Datsik throws an off balance right hand
and Tsoi counters with an outside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Datsik staying out of range there.
Datsik fakes the leg kick and cracks Tsoi in the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Datsik avoids a kick to the body.
Datsik tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Tsoi pivots, looking for a leg kick but Datsik is out of range and Tsoi settles back down.
Datsik 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.
Tsoi lets loose with a powerful body kick. Datsik will feel that in the morning.
Datsik thuds his shin into the meat of Tsoi's side.
Datsik checks a leg kick nicely.
Tsoi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tsoi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Datsik has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Tsoi takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tsoi lands with a right hand.
A head kick from Datsik lands but Tsoi takes it in his stride.
Datsik misses with a low kick.
Datsik scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Datsik scores with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Datsik.
Datsik connects with a solid leg kick.
Datsik moves in looking to clinch but Tsoi pushes him off.
A jab from Datsik finds it's way through Tsoi's defenses.
Datsik throws a poor cross that misses
and Tsoi counters with a nice body kick.
Tsoi misses with an attempted mid kick.
It looked like Datsik wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Datsik misses with a looping left.
Datsik's jab looks to have found its range, popping Tsoi under the eye.
Tsoi lands a right hook to the body.
Tsoi throws the left hand but Datsik avoids the punch easily.
Datsik tried to counter with a leg kick but Tsoi avoided it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Datsik. Tsoi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tsoi lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Datsik throws a half hearted mid kick.
Tsoi lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A nice leg kick lands there from Datsik.
Datsik lands with a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tsoi throws a jab when Datsik was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Datsik fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Tsoi has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A low kick from Datsik is predictable there
and Tsoi counters with a stiff right hand.
Datsik ducks under a wild hook from Tsoi.
Datsik blocks the body kick.
Tsoi checks a low kick from Datsik.
Datsik plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Datsik misses with a low kick.
Datsik is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Tsoi thows a body kick. Datsik tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Tsoi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tsoi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Tsoi is looking to land body kicks.
Tsoi will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tsoi throws out a powerful jab.
Tsoi is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Datsik had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Tsoi blocks the body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tsoi. Datsik does a little dance to reset his feet.
Datsik moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tsoi takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Datsik with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Tsoi connects with a body shot that sends Datsik's belly button to the back.
Datsik misses with a wild body shot.
Datsik throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Datsik lands a jab.
A low kick from Datsik misses
and Datsik takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nice shot by Tsoi.
Datsik avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Tsoi. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Tsoi tries to work over Datsik's front leg with a kick but Datsik checks it.
Tsoi takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tsoi misses with a hook.
A head kick misses from Datsik.
Tsoi was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Tsoi thows a leg kick but Datsik checks it
and Datsik cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tsoi lands a slapping body shot.
Tsoi scores with a jab.
Tsoi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Tsoi steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Datsik.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Datsik throws a head kick that misses
and Tsoi counters with a leg kick.
Tsoi tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Datsik is able to avoid easily.
Datsik lands a glancing blow to the side of Tsoi's head.
Tsoi misses with a hook
and Datsik makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

Tsoi gets tackled into the cage by Datsik. Datsik maintains the clinch.

Datsik pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Datsik takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
A good leg kick by Datsik.
Tsoi misses with a body kick.
Datsik misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Datsik has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Tsoi finds it's way round the side to connect with Datsik's head.
Datsik tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tsoi misses with a looping right.
Datsik staying out of range there.
Datsik doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Datsik fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tsoi manages to avoid it.
Datsik thows a leg kick but Tsoi checks it
and Tsoi counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Tsoi throws a quick inside leg kick.
Tsoi throws a body punch but Datsik moves out of range.
Datsik throws a sloppy head kick and Tsoi moves out of range easily.
Tsoi is looking to slow Datsik down with leg kicks.
Tsoi throws a push kick but Datsik slaps the foot to one side.
Tsoi throws a jab but it's blocked by Datsik.
Tsoi misses the shot to the body.
Tsoi misses with a straight right.
Tsoi misses with a kick to the body
and Datsik counters with a nice body kick.
Datsik ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tsoi tries to land a front kick but Datsik steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Datsik takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tsoi throws a leg kick but Datsik sees it coming and moves out of range.
Tsoi bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Datsik's head.
Tsoi looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Datsik throws a head kick that misses.
Datsik keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Datsik throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Datsik doesn't manage to clinch there - Tsoi circles away.
A nice leg kick lands there from Datsik.
Tsoi throws a front kick that sends Datsik stumbling back into the cage.
Tsoi moves out of range as Datsik strikes.
Tsoi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Tsoi scores with a body shot.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Datsik connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Datsik wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Tsoi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Datsik.
Nice defenses there by Datsik.
A chopping leg kick lands by Datsik.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Datsik connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Datsik doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tsoi scores with a jab to the body.
Datsik throws out a loose jab but Tsoi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tsoi tests Datsik's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Tsoi throws out a leg kick but Datsik moves out of range and Tsoi only half commits.
A head kick from Datsik lands but Tsoi takes it in his stride.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Tsoi.
Datsik throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tsoi throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Datsik counters with a nice body kick.
Tsoi looks to land a body kick but Datsik moved away.
Datsik was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice defenses there by Tsoi.
Datsik ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tsoi gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Datsik.
Tsoi avoids a kick to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Viktor Tsoi will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Datsik looks to score with a jab to the body but Tsoi is just out of range.
Daniel Datsik has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tsoi fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Datsik lands a leg kick that knocks Tsoi off balance momentarily.
Datsik throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Datsik clinches.
Tsoi misses with a hook from the clinch.
Datsik lands a shoulder strike.
Datsik misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tsoi scores with a nice hook to the head.
Datsik blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Datsik lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Datsik lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Datsik breaks from the clinch.
Tsoi checks a leg kick.
Tsoi is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Datsik with a body shot.
Tsoi misses with an uppercut. Datsik saw that one coming.
Tsoi ducks under a wild hook from Datsik.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Datsik tries to close the distance and clinch but Tsoi swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Datsik keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tsoi.
Tsoi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jab from Tsoi.
Tsoi connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Tsoi moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Datsik throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Tsoi's head.

Datsik instigates a clinch.
Datsik tries to break the clinch but Tsoi is controlling the position.
Tsoi stalling the fight.
Tsoi has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Datsik.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tsoi.
Tsoi lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Tsoi is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Tsoi lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Datsik or not.
Datsik lands with a light punch inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Datsik is trying to break the clinch but Tsoi is controlling him.
Viktor Tsoi is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Datsik misses with a body punch.
Datsik fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Datsik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tsoi blocking some punches.
Datsik goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Daniel Datsik has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Datsik goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Datsik looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Datsik tries to throw a body punch but Tsoi avoids it by throwing Datsik back against the cage.
Tsoi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Datsik blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsoi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Datsik misses with a punch to the body.
Tsoi tries a body shot but Datsik blocks it.
Tsoi keeps control of Datsik as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Datsik lands with a short shot to the head.
Datsik lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Datsik tries to break the clinch but Tsoi is controlling the position.
Datsik misses with a body punch.
Tsoi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Datsik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsoi controls his hands.
Datsik is trying to push Tsoi away but Tsoi has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Datsik lands with a short shot to the head.
Datsik tries a body shot but Tsoi blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Datsik blocks an uppercut.
Tsoi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsoi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Datsik working aggressively here.
Tsoi has Datsik pressed against the cage, preventing Datsik from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Datsik fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Datsik misses with a punch on the inside.
Tsoi is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

Datsik's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Tsoi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Daniel Datsik showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Tsoi 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 Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 29:29
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:29
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Viktor Tsoi!

During a confident post fight interview, Viktor Tsoi thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jack Douglas and Dominik Kokoszka. Douglas kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Go For a Soda by Kim Mitchell. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

172 cm
24
160 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
175 cm
23
168 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jack Douglas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Dominik Kokoszka!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Sosuke Kotani and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kokoszka walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Douglas throws a head kick but Kokoszka moves out of range.
Douglas goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Douglas pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Douglas throws a hook to the side of Kokoszka's head but Kokoszka sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Kokoszka takes the fight into the clinch.
Douglas lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Kokoszka pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Douglas tries a head kick but it misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Douglas checks a leg kick.
Kokoszka lands a jab to the nose.

It looks like Jack Douglas has been cut.
Nice defenses there by Douglas.
A lazy left from Douglas finds it's target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good standup being displayed there by Kokoszka as he connects with a hook.
Douglas closes the distance and clinches up with Kokoszka, looking for a takedown. Douglas pushes Kokoszka against the cage but Kokoszka circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kokoszka's corner calls for a 1-2. Kokoszka obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokoszka throws a leg kick that misses.
Douglas takes one to the chin there.
Douglas 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.
Kokoszka throws a leg kick but Douglas sees it coming and checks it nicely.
And Douglas counters with a quick kick to the body but Kokoszka blocks it.

Kokoszka closes the distance and clinches.
Douglas is looking to break free of the clinch but Kokoszka has double underhooks.
Douglas wants to get back to striking at distance but Kokoszka won't allow it.
Kokoszka doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Douglas blocks a body shot from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka stops a takedown attempt from Douglas.
Douglas works on Kokoszka's body with a couple of short punches.
Kokoszka working aggressively here.
Douglas tries to pull guard but Kokoszka won't allow it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jack Douglas. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Douglas is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Kokoszka pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Kokoszka tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Douglas's elbow.
Kokoszka scores with an uppercut up the middle.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kokoszka.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Douglas gets control of Kokoszka's arms and successfully pulls guard. Douglas will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Kokoszka trying to control the position from guard on top but Douglas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Douglas working for a triangle but Kokoszka defends it easily.
Kokoszka wants to control from the top but Douglas keeps moving.
Kokoszka throws a big elbow that misses.

Douglas looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kokoszka working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Douglas's head.

Kokoszka avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Douglas wants to sweep but no luck.
Kokoszka seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Kokoszka throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Douglas keeping moving, preventing Kokoszka from controlling successfully.

Douglas is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kokoszka defends well.
Kokoszka lands a couple of elbows.

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.
Kokoszka preventing the sweep.
Kokoszka trying to control the position from guard on top but Douglas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Kokoszka postures up in Douglas's guard and throws a big left but Douglas blocks it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Douglas tries to land a front kick but Kokoszka steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Douglas moves out of range of the body kick.
Douglas looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Douglas lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kokoszka will feel that in the morning.
A big right from Douglas misses.
Jack Douglas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Douglas fails with the takedown.
Kokoszka ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Douglas drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nice body kick from Douglas.

Douglas shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Kokoszka's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kokoszka scores with a kick to the body.
Douglas misses with a straight left.
Kokoszka sizes up Douglas with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Douglas throws an overhand right that lands on Kokoszka's shoulder, as Kokoszka tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Douglas misses.
Kokoszka looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kokoszka blocks a jab.
Kokoszka is looking to slow Douglas down with leg kicks.
Douglas misses with a looping left.
Douglas displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kokoszka throws out the jab.
A lazy body kick from Douglas
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokoszka is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Kokoszka missing with a left hand there. Douglas was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Douglas throws a push kick but Kokoszka slaps the foot to one side.
Kokoszka connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Douglas momentarily.
Kokoszka fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Douglas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Douglas misses with a double jab.
Douglas misses with a straight right.
Kokoszka avoids a kick to the body.
Kokoszka throws a body shot but no joy.
Douglas on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kokoszka. Kokoszka obviously looking to wear him down.
Kokoszka looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Douglas looks for the body kick but Kokoszka saw that one coming.
Kokoszka throws the kick towards the body but Douglas avoids it.
Douglas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kokoszka.
Douglas misses with a right hand
and Kokoszka counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Douglas is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Douglas throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kokoszka appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Douglas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kokoszka.

Douglas feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Kokoszka is pulling down on Douglas's head. It's preventing any offense from Douglas, at least for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Douglas cracks Kokoszka with a solid left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kokoszka is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Douglas being controlled here momentarily.
Kokoszka is trying to control the position but Douglas postures up.
Kokoszka seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Douglas in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Douglas with a flurry of punches that miss.
Kokoszka looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Douglas throws a big elbow that misses.
Kokoszka has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kokoszka is on top in guard.

Kokoszka keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Douglas's head.

Kokoszka got a little sloppy there for a moment and Douglas has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kokoszka has managed to get both his arms back between Douglas's legs - danger averted.
Douglas looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kokoszka is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Douglas lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Douglas stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kokoszka swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Douglas stopping the sweep attempt from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka pulls Douglas in to control the position.
Douglas in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kokoszka has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Kokoszka controls Douglas momentarily but Douglas frees himself.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dominik Kokoszka will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Jack Douglas's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Kokoszka tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Douglas was well out of range. Poor timing from Kokoszka.
Douglas throws a big shot that misses.
Kokoszka throws a push kick but Douglas slaps the foot to one side.
Douglas throws a poor cross that misses
and Kokoszka counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kokoszka.
Kokoszka throws a hook but Douglas avoids it easily.
Dominik Kokoszka seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Douglas attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Douglas paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kokoszka throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Douglas throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Douglas throws a low kick but Kokoszka moves out of range easily.
Kokoszka is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Douglas looks for a takedown but Kokoszka sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokoszka turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kokoszka slips a jab from Douglas.
A telegraphed right hand from Douglas misses the target.
Kokoszka digs a good hook to Douglas's body.
Dominik Kokoszka is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Douglas shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Kokoszka keeping hold of Douglas's head, controlling as best he can.
Kokoszka is trying to maintain the position but Douglas is very close to passing his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokoszka gets full guard.
Douglas postures up in Kokoszka's guard and throws a big left but Kokoszka blocks it.
Douglas throwing strikes from guard but Kokoszka blocks nicely.
Douglas throws a strike but Kokoszka rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Douglas bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kokoszka's guard.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Douglas postures up in Kokoszka's guard and throws a big left but Kokoszka blocks it.
Kokoszka manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Douglas manages to get himself to full guard.


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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Douglas looking for a guillotine here but Kokoszka defends easily.
Douglas being controlled here, momentarily.

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

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.
Kokoszka scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kokoszka trying to control but Douglas is working from the bottom.
Kokoszka is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Kokoszka works over Douglas with some ground and pound from guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kokoszka stopping the sweep attempt from Douglas.
Douglas has a closed guard, preventing Kokoszka from standing up.
Kokoszka looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Dominik Kokoszka.
I think Kokoszka 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 Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 29:29
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Dominik Kokoszka!

Dominik Kokoszka thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Main event


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Nicolosi and Ricardo Gaarlandt. Nicolosi's entrance music is A Fistful Of Dollars by Ennio Morricone. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
25
282 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
184 cm
25
234 lbs
17 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Frank Nicolosi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ricardo Gaarlandt!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nicolosi throws a low kick but Gaarlandt avoids it.
Gaarlandt throws a hook to the side of Nicolosi's head but Nicolosi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gaarlandt throws a low kick, looking for Nicolosi's leg but Nicolosi calmly moves out of range.
Nicolosi tries to counter by clinching up but Gaarlandt breaks away and moves out of range.
Nicolosi throws a wild body kick that Gaarlandt sees coming a mile off.
Gaarlandt cracks the inside of Nicolosi's front leg.
Nicolosi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nicolosi moves out of range as Gaarlandt strikes.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gaarlandt. That's going to slow Nicolosi down.
Gaarlandt lands a high kick!
A telegraphed right hand from Gaarlandt misses the target.
Gaarlandt throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gaarlandt throws a low kick but it's checked well by Nicolosi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nicolosi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gaarlandt doesn't seem bothered though.
Gaarlandt throws the kick towards the body but Nicolosi avoids it.
Gaarlandt throws a nice outside leg kick.
A good leg kick by Nicolosi.
Gaarlandt walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Nicolosi checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nicolosi avoids a kick to the body.
Nicolosi misses with a low kick as Gaarlandt jumps back.
Nicolosi chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gaarlandt can pounce on him.
Ricardo Gaarlandt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nicolosi chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gaarlandt can pounce on him.
Gaarlandt cracks Nicolosi with a good jab.
Nicolosi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gaarlandt was well out of range. Poor timing from Nicolosi.
Gaarlandt throws an off balance right hand
and Nicolosi counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gaarlandt.
Gaarlandt throws a sloppy head kick and Nicolosi moves out of range easily.
Gaarlandt tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Gaarlandt with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nicolosi misses with a wild body shot.
Nicolosi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gaarlandt throws out the jab.
Gaarlandt is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Gaarlandt lands a nice hook to Nicolosi's body. Nicolosi takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gaarlandt throws a front kick aimed at Nicolosi's knee but Nicolosi avoids it well.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Nicolosi, right into the meat.

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!
Gaarlandt throws a chopping leg kick but Nicolosi manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gaarlandt scores with a spinning back kick!
Gaarlandt misses with a hook.
Nicolosi moves into range and connects with a jab.
A lazy body kick from Gaarlandt
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Nicolosi throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
It seemed like Gaarlandt was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gaarlandt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gaarlandt blocks the body kick.
Nicolosi is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gaarlandt feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Nicolosi's calf.
Gaarlandt lands a nice shot to the body.
Nicolosi avoids the body shot from Gaarlandt.
Nicolosi half committed to a counter leg kick.
Gaarlandt looks to land a left hand but Nicolosi moved out of range nicely.
Gaarlandt swings widly with a right hand
and Nicolosi counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Gaarlandt blocks the body kick.
Good leg kick by Gaarlandt there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Gaarlandt swings widly with a right hand
and Nicolosi counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Gaarlandt thinking.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Nicolosi finds it's target.
Gaarlandt throws a right and a left that Nicolosi avoids nicely.
Gaarlandt avoids a punch combination nicely.
A jab from Nicolosi finds it's way through Gaarlandt's defenses.
Nicolosi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Nicolosi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gaarlandt.
Gaarlandt thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Nicolosi if he has to take too many more of those.
Nicolosi is looking to wear down Gaarlandt with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Gaarlandt throws a big shot that misses.
Nicolosi misses with a kick to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Gaarlandt.
A slapping leg kick lands for Nicolosi.
Gaarlandt throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Nicolosi misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gaarlandt throws a leg kick
and Nicolosi counters with a nice kick to the body.
Nicolosi avoids the body shot from Gaarlandt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gaarlandt avoids the body shot from Nicolosi.
Gaarlandt swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nicolosi lands a high kick!
Gaarlandt slips a jab from Nicolosi.
Nicolosi staying out of range there.
Nicolosi misses with a hook.
Gaarlandt motions for Nicolosi to come forward. Gaarlandt throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gaarlandt tries to land a body kick
and Nicolosi counters with a three punch combo that has Gaarlandt backing up. Gaarlandt nods at Nicolosi to acknowledge the strikes.
Gaarlandt misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Good shot there by Nicolosi.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nicolosi takes a swing at Gaarlandt's ribcage but misses.
Nicolosi ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've been told by Nicolosi's head coaches at Do you even lift BRO? that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Nicolosi is looking to land body kicks.
Gaarlandt throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nicolosi on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Frank Nicolosi will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Gaarlandt misses with a body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Nicolosi misses the target.
Gaarlandt fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Nicolosi on the side of the head.
Gaarlandt avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Gaarlandt connects with a solid leg kick.
Gaarlandt looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Nicolosi tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Gaarlandt manages to circle out of the way.
Nicolosi lands a leg kick that knocks Gaarlandt off balance momentarily.
Gaarlandt misses with a body kick.
Nicolosi is looking to counter the offense by Gaarlandt and move into the clinch.
Gaarlandt throws out a powerful jab.
Gaarlandt blocks a head kick by Nicolosi.
Nicolosi slips a straight right by Gaarlandt.
Nicolosi ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good exchange - Nicolosi coming out on top.
Gaarlandt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nicolosi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Frank Nicolosi is winning the standup battle so far.
Nicolosi connects with a leg kick. Gaarlandt looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Nicolosi misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gaarlandt swings for the body but Nicolosi moves out of range.
Nicolosi wants to slow Gaarlandt down by chopping away at his legs.
As Nicolosi backs off Gaarlandt throws a huge counter combo but Nicolosi manages to avoid it all.
Gaarlandt lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nice body kick there by Gaarlandt.
Nicolosi throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gaarlandt motions for Nicolosi to come forward. Gaarlandt throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gaarlandt slips a jab from Nicolosi.
A head kick misses from Gaarlandt.
Nicolosi is looking to counter the offense by Gaarlandt and move into the clinch.
Nicolosi moves out of range as Gaarlandt throws a body kick.
Gaarlandt dips to his left and cracks Nicolosi with an uppercut!
Nicolosi is looking to slow Gaarlandt down with leg kicks.
Both fighters circling a little - Nicolosi finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gaarlandt thows a leg kick but Nicolosi checks it

and Nicolosi counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Nicolosi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nicolosi creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Gaarlandt's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Nicolosi drops Gaarlandt with a big knee straight up the middle! Gaarlandt is covering up against the cage but manages to escape and gets back to his feet!

It looks like Ricardo Gaarlandt has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gaarlandt uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nicolosi.
Gaarlandt throws a sloppy head kick
and Nicolosi counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Gaarlandt is breathing heavily.
Gaarlandt tries to land a front kick but Nicolosi steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Nicolosi throws a right hand that Gaarlandt ducks under and follows up with a left that Gaarlandt also avoids with ease.
Gaarlandt lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Nicolosi circles away quickly and effectively.
Nicolosi 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.

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

Gaarlandt is rocked!
Gaarlandt throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nicolosi stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gaarlandt is still on wobbly legs! Can Nicolosi finish him?
Nicolosi cracks Gaarlandt with a hook to the temple - Gaarlandt is on wobbly legs here! Nicolosi swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Gaarlandt falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Nicolosi wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Frank Nicolosi!
Frank Nicolosi very nearly forgot to thank Sun-Tzu amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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