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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Simon Vale and Luke Campion. Vale comes to the cage accompanied by Motorhead-Iron Fist . Luke Campion has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
24
245 lbs
4 - 5 - 0
190 cm
22
235 lbs
6 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Simon Vale!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Luke Campion!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Dean Styles and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vale with a nice cross.
Vale cracks a nice hook into Campion's ribs.
Campion moves away from the strike by Vale.
Campion scores with a hook to the body. Vale takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Campion throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vale lands a head shot.
Vale jabs Campion to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Campion wants to clinch up but Vale keeps it at a distance.
Campion turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Campion moves in looking to clinch but Vale pushes him off.
Campion bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vale ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

Campion gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

Campion has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Vale off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vale shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Campion but Campion pushes him off and we're back to square one.

Campion has Vale up against the cage in a clinch.
Vale scores with a nice hook to the head.
I was talking to Vale's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Vale.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Campion has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Vale scores with a shoulder strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vale.
Vale throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Campions head.
Campion looking to slow down the pace here.
Campion scores with a hook to the body.

Campion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vale throws a jab but it's blocked by Campion.
Vale loads up on a big right hand but Campion slips the punch.
Campion wants to counter the offense by Vale and move into the clinch position.
Campion moves out of range as Vale strikes.
Campion misses with a straight right.
A little feinted left hand from Vale on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Campion avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vale missing with a left hand there. Campion was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Campion throws a wild body kick that Vale sees coming a mile off.
Vale misses with a jab to the body
and Campion counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Vale misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vale lands with an uppercut that bounces Campion off the cage and back into range.

Campion gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Vale tries for a takedown. No joy.
Vale misses with a punch on the inside.
Campion misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vale doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Campion digs a right hand underneath Vale's ribcage. Vale let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short left from Vale.
Campion is looking to break free of the clinch but Vale has double underhooks.
Campion lands a good knee to the midsection. Vale won't want to take too many of those.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Campion.
Campion blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nice body punch from Campion.
Campion tries to throw a body punch but Vale avoids it by throwing Campion back against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Campion tries to work over Vale's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Campion creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Vale can't find room to land a body shot as Campion controls the action.

Campion breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vale misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Campion.
Campion is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Vale jabs Campion to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Campion throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Decent striking displayed by Vale there.
Campion throws a head kick that misses.
Vale looks to land a left hand but Campion moved out of range nicely.
Campion misses with a jab, cross combination.
Campion misses with a jab, cross combination.

Vale moves into the clinch successfully.
Vale has a couple of punches blocked by Campion.
A shot in the inside from Vale.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Campion obliges.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vale.
Vale lands with a left to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nice body punch from Vale - that landed with a thud.
Campion taking a breather.

Vale manages to break the clinch.
Campion delivers a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vale closes the distance and lands a one-two.

Vale rushes Campion and presses him up against the cage.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Vale as Campion tries to tie him up.
Vale struggles to land a body shot inside as Campion controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Vale.
Campion blocks an uppercut.
Campion takes a shot to the head.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Campion throws a head punch that misses.
Vale has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Campion after a bit of a struggle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Simon Vale. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vale misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Vale.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Vale has picked Campion up - he's going for a ride! Vale dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Campion trying to control but Vale postures up.
Vale is controlling the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Campion checks a low kick from Vale.
Vale swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Simon Vale seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Campion misses with a few strikes there.
Vale shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Campion gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Vale.

Campion rushes Vale and presses him up against the cage.
Vale is looking to take this one to the mat.
Campion gets through Vale's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Vale fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vale wants to take the fight to the mat but Campion manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Campion misses with a shot to the kidneys.
With the fighters up against the cage, Campion throws an elbow but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot in the inside from Vale.
Vale tries a body shot but Campion blocks it.

Vale breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Vale is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Campion can do to turn this around?
Vale connects with a single shot there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Campion. That's going to slow Vale down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Campion misses with a few strikes there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vale misses with a combination

and Campion holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Vale fails to land.
Campion misses with a hook to the ribs.
Campion throws a punch but it's blocked by Vale.
Simon Vale has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vale blocking some punches.

Campion breaks the clinch.
Vale throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vale lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Luke Campion is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Campion tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vale swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Campion throws a head kick that misses.
Campion tries to bum rush Vale with a series of wild strikes but Vale uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Vale stuns Campion with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Campion takes a jab right on the kisser.
Vale lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Campion at a distance.
Luke Campion is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vale feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Campions jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Vale shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Campion as he avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Simon Vale. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vale lands with a nice body punch.
No joy there for Campion, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Campion blocking some punches.
Vale lands a right hand.

Vale breaks from the clinch.
Vale fails to land the takedown.
Vale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Campion moves into the clinch.

Vale breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Good exchange - Vale coming out on top.
Vale on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Campion doesn't manage to clinch there - Vale circles away.
Campion is looking to clinch but Vale is avoiding it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Campion tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vale swats him away and circles back towards the center.
An attempted straight right counter from Vale misses the target.
Campion drops his hands momentarily and Vale takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Vale throws a leg kick but Campion moved away.
Campion ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Campion takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vale connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Campion ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Vale as he connects with a hook.
Vale scores with a punch to the head.
Vale fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Campion manages to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Campion looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Vale avoids a punch combination nicely.
Campion goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Campion throws a nice head kick!
Campion throws a front kick that sends Vale stumbling back into the cage.
Vale connects with a crisp jab.
Campion stuffs the takedown attempt from Vale. Vale gets slowly back to his feet.
Campion unleashes a big counter combination but Vale bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Campion keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Vale steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Campion. That one must have hurt.
Vale throws an overhand right that lands on Campion's shoulder, as Campion tries to avoid the shot.
Campion throws a counter combo.
Vale throws a shot to the body.
Vale misses with a few strikes there.
A head kick from Campion lands but Vale takes it in his stride.

It looks like Simon Vale has been cut.
Campion takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vale throws a hook but Campion blocks it.
Campion tries to clinch but Vale is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Simon Vale will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Simon Vale's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Campion throws a head kick that misses.
Jab from Vale.
Vale tries to score with a low kick but Campion moves his leg out of the way.
Vale throws a leg kick but Campion checks it.
Campion throws a body kick that misses.
Campion scores with a kick to the body.
Campion takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A punch combination from Campion misses.
Campion takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vale getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Campion forces Vale back against the cage and clinches.
Campion misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Campion scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vale lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vale tries a body shot but Campion blocks it.
Vale has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Campion after a bit of a struggle.
Vale scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Campion wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Vale tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Campion.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Campion.
Vale tries to work over Campion's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Vale breaks the clinch.
Vale tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vale scores with a punch to the head.
Simon Vale is winning the standup battle so far.
Campion on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vale swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vale scores with the left hand. Campion knows he should have avoided that one.
Danga de danga de dang - Campion scores with a four punch combination!
Vale just misses with a punch to the body.
Vale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vale tries for a takedown but Campion circles away easily
and Campion counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vale fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Campion on the side of the head.
Vale misses with a left hand
and Campion counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Campion misses with a jab, cross combination.
The fight stays on the outside here - Campion looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Campion checks a leg kick.
Vale fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Campion on the side of the head.
Campion tries to close the distance and clinch but Vale swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Vale swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A jab lands there for Vale.
Vale misses the jab.
Nice straight punches there by Vale. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Vale.
Campion is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Campion throws a one two combo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Campion misses with a body kick.
Vale comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vale circles away from the clinch attempt.
Campion takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Campion takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Campion wants to clinch up but Vale keeps it at a distance.
Campion tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Campion bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Simon Vale is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vale throws the left hand but Campion avoids the punch easily.
Campion is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Vale closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

Campion pushes Vale off and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vale tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Campion counters with a three punch combo that has Vale backing up. Vale nods at Campion to acknowledge the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vale misses with a wild combination.
Nice straight punches there by Vale. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Vale.
Campion throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Vale doesn't manage to clinch there - Campion circles away.
Campion displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vale throws out the jab.
Luke Campion has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vale tries to bum rush Campion with a series of wild strikes but Campion uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Vale changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Campion throws the left hand but Vale avoids the punch easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Campion doesn't manage to clinch there - Vale circles away.
Campion throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Campion takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Vale keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Simon Vale.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Vale, 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 Anthony Taglia scores the fight 30:27
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Simon Vale!

Simon Vale took some time post fight to say the following; 'In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen'.
Luke Campion was interviewed post fight and said 'Congratulations to my opponent. He was the better man today. Now I go back to training to make sure that I'm the better man tomorrow. Thanks to the fans for all of their support.'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Zod Wettin and Lock Bresnar. Wettin comes to the cage accompanied by If You Dare by Jim Johnston. Bresnar has chosen ABOVE THE LAW - murder rap as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

195 cm
25
287 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
199 cm
31
268 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zod Wettin!
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 New York, Lock Bresnar!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, John Kavanagh and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bresnar throws out a loose jab but Wettin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wettin feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Wettin fails with a takedown attempt.
Wettin slips a jab from Bresnar.
Wettin fails with a takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Wettin clinches up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wettin.
Bresnar lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Bresnar goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bresnar tries to land knees in the clinch but Wettin avoids the damage to the body.

Bresnar breaks from the clinch.
Wettin misses with a hook. Bresnar ducked under it nicely.
Bresnar misses with a series of wild punches.
Bresnar has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Bresnar throws a shot from downtown. Wettin moves away and avoids it.
Wettin is looking to counter punch.
Lock Bresnar is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wettin misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zod Wettin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bresnar throws a shot from downtown. Wettin moves away and avoids it.
Wettin fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bresnar just manages to avoid it.
Bresnar ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wettin moves away.
It looked like Wettin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bresnar has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wettin.

Wettin drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Bresnar trying to control the position.
Wettin working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bresnar not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wettin 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.
Bresnar trying to keep a closed guard but Wettin is proving a slippery customer.
Wettin trying to control the position from guard on top but Bresnar is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wettin is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Wettin passes into half guard.
Bresnar trying to control but Wettin postures up.
Wettin sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bresnar defending well though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Wettin throwing shots but Bresnar is blocking nicely.
Wettin seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Bresnar does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Wettin missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Wettin wants to take a breather but Bresnar is having none of it.
Bresnar tries to roll over but Wettin keeps him under control.

Wettin is working for a kimura but Bresnar is defending it quite comfortably.
Wettin takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
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 Zod Wettin will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Wettin fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Bresnar swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Bresnar gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Bresnar trying to control the position here.
Bresnar is trying to keep Wettin in close.
Bresnar pulls Wettin in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wettin connects with a couple of short punches.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wettin throwing strikes but missing.
Bresnar wants to sweep here but Wettin controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wettin trying to control but Bresnar is working from the bottom.
Wettin looking to pass the guard.
Bresnar controls Wettin momentarily but Wettin frees himself.
Bresnar looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Bresnar keeping moving, preventing Wettin from controlling successfully.
Bresnar controlling Wettin's posture.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wettin darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bresnar takes a swing at Wettin's ribcage but misses.

Wettin scores with a takedown into Bresnar's guard.
Wettin not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Wettin with a nice head shot there.
Wettin is pushing down on Bresnar's leg trying to pass to half guard. Bresnar is fighting to maintain full guard but Wettin has managed to sneak the leg through.
Wettin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bresnar can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wettin thows a huge punch but Bresnar dodges it nicely.
Wettin seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Bresnar does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Wettin controlling the action here.
The fighters are battling for position here. Bresnar manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Bresnar being controlled here, momentarily.
Bresnar not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bresnar trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Bresnar looking for a sweep. Not yet Bresnar, not yet.
Wettin trying to control the position from guard on top but Bresnar is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Wettin tries to free his leg and advance position but Bresnar is retaining full guard.
Bresnar avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bresnar is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Wettin is controlling him.
Wettin is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Wettin fails with the takedown
and Bresnar connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A jab from Wettin misses.
Bresnar looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Wettin bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Wettin working the body and head with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zod Wettin dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


A big left from Wettin misses.
Bresnar now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Wettin scores with a sloppy right hand. Bresnar should have avoided that one.
A jab from Bresnar finds it's way through Wettin's defenses.
Wettin fails with the takedown.
Bresnar throws out a counter right but Wettin avoids it with no problem.
Wettin misses with a takedown
and Bresnar counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bresnar jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bresnar lands the left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wettin misses with an uppercut.
Wettin shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Bresnar defends it nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zod Wettin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Horrible takedown attempt by Wettin or perhaps it was just good defense by Bresnar, which made it look bad.
Bresnar keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Bresnar lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Wettin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It seemed like Bresnar was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wettin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wettin fails to land the takedown.
Bresnar 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.
Bresnar looks to score with a jab to the body but Wettin is just out of range.
Wettin sizes up Bresnar with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A slow jab from Bresnar misses its intended target.
Wettin throws out a leg kick but Bresnar moves out of range and Wettin only half commits.
Wettin is looking to slow Bresnar down with leg kicks.
Lock Bresnar seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Bresnar throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wettin feinted with a counter takedown.
Bresnar throws a looping overhand right but Wettin ducks down to avoid it.
Bresnar throws an overhand right that lands on Wettin's shoulder, as Wettin tries to avoid the shot.
Lock Bresnar has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bresnar stuffs the takedown attempt from Wettin. Wettin gets slowly back to his feet.
A little jabbing left from Bresnar on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bresnar tries to move into range but Wettin moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bresnar throws out a powerful jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bresnar stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Bresnar wants it to stay on the feet.
Bresnar throws a shot from downtown. Wettin moves away and avoids it.
Wettin jabs Bresnar right on the nose. Bresnar blinks but takes it well.
Bresnar throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wettin tries to counter with a takedown but Bresnar is quick to defend against it.
Wettin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bresnar.
Wettin avoids the body shot from Bresnar.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wettin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Zod Wettin is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Lock Bresnar comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Wettin has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 29:29
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 29:28
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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RATING
29%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Henry Molovgomedov and Euphegen Doubdtfire. 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.

156 cm
22
147 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
169 cm
22
140 lbs
4 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Hellbent



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, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henry Molovgomedov !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Euphegen Doubdtfire!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Reed Andrews and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doubdtfire cracks Molovgomedov with an open hand slap.
Doubdtfire will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Doubdtfire throws a nice outside leg kick.
Molovgomedov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Doubdtfire moves away.

Molovgomedov rushes Doubdtfire and presses him up against the cage.
Doubdtfire stalling in the clinch but Molovgomedov improves position.
Doubdtfire swings away with an uppercut that misses.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Molovgomedov just misses with a elbow thrown towards Doubdtfire's brow.
Doubdtfire lands with a left to the head.
Molovgomedov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Doubdtfire tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Molovgomedov 's elbow.
Molovgomedov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doubdtfire misses with the head strike.
Molovgomedov scores with a knee to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Molovgomedov backwards.
Molovgomedov keeps control of Doubdtfire as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Doubdtfire lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Molovgomedov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Molovgomedov throws a punch but it's blocked by Doubdtfire.
A right handed body shot lands from Doubdtfire.
Still in the clinch, Doubdtfire scores with a nice short uppercut.
Molovgomedov trying to land knees to the body.
Doubdtfire struggles to land a body shot inside as Molovgomedov controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Doubdtfire fails to land.
Doubdtfire lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Molovgomedov backwards.
A right handed body shot lands from Molovgomedov .
Molovgomedov scores with a knee to the head.

It looks like Euphegen Doubdtfire has been cut.
A short right from Molovgomedov .
Molovgomedov using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Doubdtfire has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Molovgomedov blocks an uppercut.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Molovgomedov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Molovgomedov has a couple of punches blocked by Doubdtfire.
Still in the clinch, Molovgomedov scores with a nice short uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Molovgomedov misses with an elbow strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Doubdtfire.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Molovgomedov throws a knee to the head but misses.
Doubdtfire misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Doubdtfire tries a body shot but Molovgomedov blocks it.
Doubdtfire misses with the head strike.
Doubdtfire lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Molovgomedov tries to land knees in the clinch but Doubdtfire avoids the damage to the body.
Doubdtfire stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short uppercut from Molovgomedov .
Doubdtfire pushes off an throws an elbow but Molovgomedov leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Molovgomedov tries a knee to the head but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Doubdtfire fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Molovgomedov tries to land a knee to the head but Doubdtfire blocks with his arms.
Molovgomedov working aggressively here.
I was talking to Molovgomedov 's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Molovgomedov blocking some punches.
Molovgomedov being controlled against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Molovgomedov backwards.
Molovgomedov 's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Doubdtfire misses with a punch to the body.
Molovgomedov 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Molovgomedov misses with a knee to the head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Doubdtfire takes a shot to the head.

Doubdtfire escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Molovgomedov tries a low kick but Doubdtfire avoids it.
Molovgomedov throws a sloppy head kick and Doubdtfire moves out of range easily.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Molovgomedov .
Henry Molovgomedov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Doubdtfire throws an overhand right that lands on Molovgomedov 's shoulder, as Molovgomedov tries to avoid the shot.
Molovgomedov looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Doubdtfire, as that shot connected.
Molovgomedov wants to clinch up but Doubdtfire keeps it at a distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire checks a low kick from Molovgomedov .
Doubdtfire appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Molovgomedov scores with a hook.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Molovgomedov crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Doubdtfire - the referee stops the clock and Molovgomedov gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Doubdtfire. Molovgomedov manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Molovgomedov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Doubdtfire finds it's way round the side to connect with Molovgomedov 's head.
A combination from Molovgomedov does no damage.
Molovgomedov misses with a double jab
and Doubdtfire makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Molovgomedov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Molovgomedov .
Molovgomedov on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Doubdtfire moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Nice body kick there by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Molovgomedov .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Euphegen Doubdtfire will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Euphegen Doubdtfire's cut.
That's time! Molovgomedov 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Doubdtfire lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A looping hook to the body misses from Molovgomedov . Doubdtfire does a little dance to reset his feet.
Molovgomedov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Doubdtfire counters with a right hand to the body.
Doubdtfire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Molovgomedov finds it's way through Doubdtfire's defenses.
Molovgomedov tries to clinch up
letting Doubdtfire counter with a right hand.
Molovgomedov misses with a head kick.
Molovgomedov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

It looks like Henry Molovgomedov has been cut.
Doubdtfire has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Doubdtfire connects with a good right hand that stumbles Molovgomedov . Molovgomedov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Doubdtfire pivots, looking for a leg kick but Molovgomedov is out of range and Doubdtfire settles back down.
Doubdtfire stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Molovgomedov .
Doubdtfire scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

Molovgomedov is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Molovgomedov misses with a low kick.
Oh Molovgomedov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Doubdtfire throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Molovgomedov on the side of the head.
Euphegen Doubdtfire seems to be getting the better of the standup.
BAM! Doubdtfire delivers a spinning backfist that drops Molovgomedov like a ragdoll! This is all oooooveeeer! He was out before he hit the ground!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:13 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Spinning Backfist). Euphegen Doubdtfire!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matthew Campion and Maxx Elorde. Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

180 cm
29
215 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
190 cm
24
205 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Matthew Campion!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Maxx Elorde!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Anthony Taglia and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Campion slips a jab and a cross from Elorde.
Campion looks to throw a body kick
and Elorde counters with a nice uppercut.
Campion misses with a body shot.
A left and a right from Elorde both land. Nice combination.
Elorde ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Campion moves away.
Campion throws a lazy head kick
letting Elorde counter with a right hand.
Elorde connects with a body shot.
Elorde catches Campion with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Elorde's corner calls for a 1-2. Elorde obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Elorde checks a leg kick.
Elorde lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Campion takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Elorde connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Campion momentarily.
Elorde throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Campion tries to close the distance and clinch up but Elorde swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Campion dodges the punch combination from Elorde.
Elorde goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

It looks like Matthew Campion has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Campion scores with a leg kick.
Campion takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Elorde throws a series of punches but Campion moves out of range.
Campion takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Campion throws a lazy head kick
and Elorde counters with a nice uppercut.
Elorde jabs at Campion's body.

Elorde lands a left and a right that send Campion crashing to the mat, dazed. Elorde thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Campion is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Campion misses with an attempted mid kick.
Oh Campion is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Elorde lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Campion at a distance.
Campion seems to have got his legs back now.
Campion is breathing heavily.
A low kick from Campion misses
and Elorde counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Elorde cracks Campion with a hook to the temple - Campion is on wobbly legs here! Elorde swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Campion falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Elorde wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Maxx Elorde!
In defeat, Matthew Campion stepped up to the mic, saying 'Congratulations to my opponent. He was the better man today. Now I go back to training to make sure that I'm the better man tomorrow. Thanks to the fans for all of their support.'.
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A | B
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A | B
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RATING
88%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ville Marakatti and Alex Graves. Marakatti comes to the cage accompanied by Beyoncé - Halo. Graves is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: London Calling. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

180 cm
25
195 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
190 cm
31
198 lbs
10 - 10 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

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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 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ville Marakatti!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Alex Graves!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Steve Montenegro and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Graves shoots in and drives through. Marakatti sprawls well.
Ville Marakatti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Marakatti shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Graves napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Graves tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Marakatti wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Marakatti tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Marakatti has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Marakatti working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Graves tries to improve position but can't.
Graves manages to work his way to half guard, despite Marakatti's best efforts.

Marakatti is looking for a kimura but Graves is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Marakatti to get the leverage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Graves looking for submissions off his back.
Graves avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Marakatti.

Graves looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Graves looking for submissions off his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Marakatti is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Graves sees it coming and defends easily.

Graves looking for submissions off his back.

Graves is defending against the submission attempts here by Marakatti.
Marakatti thows a huge punch but Graves dodges it nicely.

Graves looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Marakatti is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Graves sees it coming and defends easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Graves works his way to full guard. Good work.

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

Graves looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Marakatti is defending well. Graves quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Marakatti has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Graves celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Alex Graves!
Alex Graves made sure to mention his sponsor, V-Mask Clothing (10%) in his post fight interview.
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A | B
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A | B
FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Maxim Taisumov and Ez Muney. Chooooooooon! I think Taisumov might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to eRa- Enae Volare Mezzo. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

174 cm
25
166 lbs
9 - 9 - 0
175 cm
29
165 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Revolution Clothing
Bullet Proof System



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, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Maxim Taisumov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ez Muney!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, John Kavanagh and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Taisumov blocks a jab.
Taisumov tries to counter by clinching up but Muney breaks away and moves out of range.
Muney lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Taisumov at a distance.
Muney throws a hook but Taisumov blocks it.
Taisumov is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Muney.
Taisumov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Muney closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Taisumov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Muney misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Taisumov pulls Muney into guard.
Muney wants to control from the top but Taisumov keeps moving.

Taisumov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Muney doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Muney manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Taisumov is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Muney is aware though and is defending well.
Taisumov seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Muney trying to control but Taisumov is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

Taisumov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Muney must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

Taisumov is looking to cinch up a triangle. Muney throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Taisumov's body to avoid the submission. Taisumov has instead reached around Muney's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Taisumov arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Maxim Taisumov!
Maxim Taisumov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Butch Hoffman and Ivan Drago. Hoffman comes to the cage accompanied by Judas Priest - Painkiller. Drago has chosen Drago as his entrance music. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

203 cm
25
245 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
200 cm
27
265 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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AnonymouS



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 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Butch Hoffman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ivan Drago!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Alyssa Summers and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Hoffman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Hoffman lands a right hand.
Drago can't break the clinch.
Hoffman is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Drago gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Hoffman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoffman tries to throw a body punch but Drago avoids it by throwing Hoffman back against the cage.
Drago wants to get back to striking at distance but Hoffman won't allow it.
Drago tries to circle away but Hoffman has him pinned against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hoffman creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Drago pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman misses with a body shot.
Hoffman misses with a hook. Drago ducked under it nicely.
Hoffman fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Hoffman throws a lazy body kick
and Drago counters with a straight right hand.
Butch Hoffman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drago jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Hoffman gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Drago wants to break the clinch but can't.
Drago is looking to break free of the clinch but Hoffman has double underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoffman.
Hoffman keeps control of Drago as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoffman trying to land knees to the body.
Hoffman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Drago looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Hoffman tries to land knees in the clinch but Drago avoids the damage to the body.
Hoffman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Drago breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman misses with a body shot.
Hoffman misses with a jab to the body
enabling Drago to counter with a crisp jab.
Drago throws a shot from downtown. Hoffman moves away and avoids it.
Hoffman is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Drago.
Hoffman tries to clinch up.
Drago looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoffman throws a sloppy head kick and Drago moves out of range easily.
Drago is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Hoffman misses the body punch
and Drago connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Drago ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoffman moves away.

Hoffman moves into range and clinches up with Drago.
Hoffman tries to score a body lock takedown but Drago shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Butch Hoffman. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Drago managing to block the knees to the body from Hoffman.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman prevents Drago from breaking the clinch.

Drago breaks from the clinch.
Hoffman thows a body kick. Drago tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Drago moves out of range as Hoffman strikes.
Hoffman throws a lazy body kick
and Drago counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoffman blocks a jab.
Hoffman fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoffman showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Drago.
Hoffman misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Drago on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Drago gets tackled into the cage by Hoffman. Hoffman maintains the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoffman.

Drago manages to break the clinch.
Hoffman lands with a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

It looks like Ivan Drago has been cut.

Hoffman moves into the clinch successfully.

Drago pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman tries to clinch up but Drago circles away and keeps his distance.
Hoffman ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoffman throws a jab when Drago was well out of range.
Drago looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Drago circles away from the clinch attempt
and Drago counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoffman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Drago.
Hoffman scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Drago thuds his right hand into Hoffman's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Hoffman.
Hoffman swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Drago counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoffman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Drago.
Hoffman wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Hoffman throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hoffman lands with a kick to the ribs.
Drago avoids a kick to the body.
Drago cracks Hoffman with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hoffman tries to clinch there but Drago circles away.
Drago throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Drago circles away from the clinch attempt
and Drago cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
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 Butch Hoffman will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ivan Drago's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Hoffman tries to clinch but Drago is having none of it.
Hoffman scores with a hook.
Drago swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoffman looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Drago avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Drago walks into a stiff left hand from Hoffman.
Drago staying out of range there.
Hoffman wants to clinch
and Drago counters with a straight right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoffman fails with an attempt to clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Drago! But no joy.
Hoffman tries to land a front kick but Drago steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Nice combo by Hoffman! Oh, that's hurt him - Drago falls to the canvas and Hoffman follows him into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoffman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Drago keeps working.
Drago is trying to control Hoffman's posture but Hoffman avoids it.
Drago managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Hoffman.
Drago tries to get back to half guard but can't.
We've been hearing that Hoffman has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Hoffman connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Drago some visible discomfort.
Hoffman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Drago keeps working.
Drago takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Drago is not content to let Hoffman control the position.
Hoffman scoring with punches from side control.
Drago really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Hoffman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Hoffman working the strikes but Drago uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Hoffman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Hoffman seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Drago does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Hoffman working Drago over with strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Hoffman throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Hoffman prevents Drago from improving his position.
Hoffman not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hoffman thows a huge punch but Drago dodges it nicely.
Hoffman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Drago can do to turn this around?
Hoffman is trying to control the action in half guard but Drago is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Hoffman 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.
Drago trying to hold on to Hoffman's head to control him but Hoffman postures up.
Hoffman working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Drago avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Hoffman.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Drago keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hoffman not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Drago is trying to stand.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Hoffman throwing shots but Drago is blocking nicely.
Hoffman missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hoffman stalling.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Hoffman misses with a straight left.
A lazy body kick from Hoffman
and Drago counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hoffman lands with a good body shot.
Hoffman with a poor takedown
enabling Drago to counter with a crisp jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoffman. Drago does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoffman looks to clinch
letting Drago counter with a right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Butch Hoffman dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ivan Drago's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Hoffman lands a high kick!
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoffman looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hoffman swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hoffman connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Drago's hands.
Hoffman looks for a takedown but Drago sprawls well.
Hoffman takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoffman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Drago.
Drago lands a nice shot that snaps Hoffman's head back.
Donk. Hoffman catches Drago right on the button with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Drago takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoffman digs a good body shot into Drago's ribs.
Decent striking displayed by Drago there.
Butch Hoffman is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoffman defending well as Drago loads up on a big left hand.

Hoffman cracks Drago with a big right hand and Drago goes down!

Drago is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Drago wants to stand and escape but Hoffman is having none of it.
Drago is still in real trouble! Can Hoffman finish him?
Hoffman working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Drago seems to have recovered his senses.
Hoffman working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hoffman landing with the ground and pound.
Hoffman with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman controlling from the top position.
Hoffman lands a couple of digs.
Hoffman postures up.
Hoffman trying to control the position from guard on top but Drago is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hoffman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hoffman working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hoffman content to stall in guard here.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Hoffman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Drago avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Drago avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Drago looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hoffman is one step ahead there.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Drago bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoffman closes the distance looking to clinch
and Drago counters with a straight right hand.
Hoffman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Drago.
Hoffman wants to clinch
and Drago connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoffman throws a leg kick but Drago sees it coming and checks it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Drago! But no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman takes a swing at Drago's ribcage but misses.
Hoffman tries to close the distance and clinch up but Drago swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Drago is looking for the big counter here.
A jab from Drago misses.
Hoffman goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Drago! But no joy.
Drago lands a lovely overhand right.
Hoffman slips a jab from Drago.
Hoffman tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoffman just misses with a punch to the body.
A big left from Hoffman misses.
Drago swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Drago circles away from the clinch attempt.
Ivan Drago has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Butch Hoffman is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Hoffman fails with an attempt to clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 30:27
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 30:27

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

After the fight, Butch Hoffman was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Ivan Drago was interviewed post fight and said '"He's not human, he's like a piece of iron."'.
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50%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Joe Doe and Alistair Spong. Spong has chosen 2Pac - I'm A Soldier (Echale Mojo Remix) as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

200 cm
23
250 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
195 cm
24
275 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Joe Doe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Alistair Spong!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, John Roberts and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doe throws out a powerful jab.
Doe misses the shot to the body.
Joe Doe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Spong misses with a two punch combination.
Doe blocks a head kick by Spong.
Spong checks the leg kick nicely there.
Doe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Spong.
Doe has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Hey Steves Fight Shack in the buildup to the fight.
Doe takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Joe Doe has been cut.
Spong will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Spong has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Spong moves out of range as Doe throws a body kick.
Doe connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Spong momentarily.
Doe throws a hook to the side of Spong's head but Spong sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Spong lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Doe wants to slow Spong down by chopping away at his legs.
Spong misses with an uppercut. Doe saw that one coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Doe goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Doe's corner calls for a 1-2. Doe obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Spong misses with a low kick.
The crowd cheers as Doe lands an impressive looking overhand right. Spong doesn't seem phased though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A right-left combo lands from Doe.

It looks like Alistair Spong has been cut.
Doe feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Spong's calf.
Doe thows a left - swing and a miss!
An inside leg kick from Spong misses.
Doe scores with a nice head shot.
A big left from Spong misses.
Spong moves away from the strike by Doe.
Doe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Jab by Doe.
Spong throws a poor cross that misses
and Spong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Doe throws out a loose jab but Spong uses good head movement to avoid it.
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!
Spong lands with a hook. Doe tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Doe.
Spong gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Spong throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Spong lands with a hook. Doe tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

Doe is rocked!

Joe Doe's cut is getting worse.
Spong cracks Doe with a left hook right on the temple and Doe goes down! He's out! Referee! Stop the fight! Spong lands a few more punches before the dopey ref steps in - hopefully Doe is OK!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Alistair Spong!
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko and Sigurd Ragnarsson. Emelienko kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Sedar Diakhate is a refugee who recently entered europe. After signing up f. Ragnarsson has chosen The Animal as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
25
168 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
165 cm
25
160 lbs
8 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
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 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sigurd Ragnarsson!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Franklyn Lucas and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko 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.
Ragnarsson walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

Emelienko rushes Ragnarsson and presses him up against the cage.
Emelienko gets through Ragnarsson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Ragnarsson is rocked!
Ragnarsson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ragnarsson is still on wobbly legs! Can Emelienko finish him?
Ragnarsson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ragnarsson seems to have recovered his senses.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko jabs at Ragnarsson's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ragnarsson tries to bum rush Emelienko with a series of wild strikes but Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Ragnarsson slips a jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A shot to the liver by Ragnarsson. Beautiful body shot.
Ragnarsson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ragnarsson was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Ragnarsson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko connects with a body shot that sends Ragnarsson's belly button to the back.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Ragnarsson ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Danga de danga de dang - Ragnarsson scores with a four punch combination!
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ragnarsson. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throwing a counter right hand but Ragnarsson manages to avoid it.
Emelienko will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Emelienko throws a hook but Ragnarsson blocks it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Emelienko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Ragnarsson saw that one coming.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko swings for the body but Ragnarsson moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Ragnarsson cracks Emelienko with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ragnarsson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Ragnarsson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Ragnarsson changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Emelienko closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Emelienko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Emelienko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Ragnarsson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ragnarsson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Ragnarsson drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Emelienko defends it well.
Emelienko gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Ragnarsson.
Ragnarsson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Ragnarsson lands a nice shot to the body.
Ragnarsson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Ragnarsson's shoulder, as Ragnarsson tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Ragnarsson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The fighters circling - Ragnarsson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.

Ragnarsson shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Emelienko manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ragnarsson pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Emelienko is keeping the position for now.
Emelienko is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at 🔥 that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Ragnarsson is controlling him.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Emelienko has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Ragnarsson is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Emelienko.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Emelienko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Ragnarsson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko scores with a nice hook to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko stuns Ragnarsson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ragnarsson throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Ragnarsson looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Ragnarsson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Ragnarsson shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Emelienko pinned against the cage. Emelienko gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Ragnarsson ducks down to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Ragnarsson misses the target.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Ragnarsson moves out of range.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ragnarsson moved out of range.
Ragnarsson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ragnarsson fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ragnarsson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Emelienko rather than just go for the knockout.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.

Ragnarsson shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Ragnarsson showed some decent athleticism there.
Emelienko looks like he's trying to stand up.

Ragnarsson is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Emelienko sees it coming and defends easily.
Emelienko is refusing to be controlled, as Ragnarsson sits in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko pushes Ragnarsson off looking to stand but Ragnarsson dives back in and keeps control.

Ragnarsson is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Emelienko pushes Ragnarsson off looking to stand but Ragnarsson dives back in and keeps control.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Emelienko is trying to stand.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Ragnarsson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Emelienko gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Ragnarsson trying to control the position from guard on top but Emelienko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Emelienko wants to get back to his feet but Ragnarsson passes into half guard.
Emelienko tries to kick Ragnarsson off but Ragnarsson keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Emelienko is in trouble now - Ragnarsson has advanced to mount!
Emelienko tries to buck Ragnarsson off but he can't manage it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ragnarsson can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Emelienko is looking to escape.
Emelienko really wants to buck Ragnarsson off and get back to his feet.
Ragnarsson controlling from the full mount.
Ragnarsson is looking to work his way around to Emelienko's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Ragnarsson with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Emelienko is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sigurd Ragnarsson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Emelienko misses the jab.

Ragnarsson shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Emelienko pushes Ragnarsson off looking to stand but Ragnarsson dives back in and keeps control.
Ragnarsson controlling the pace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko is trying to stand up here but Ragnarsson is controlling him well.

Emelienko pushes Ragnarsson off and gets back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko walks into a straight right hand from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko throws a shot from downtown. Ragnarsson moves away and avoids it.
Ragnarsson misses the jab.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko swings for the body but Ragnarsson moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ragnarsson manages to avoid it.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
And Ragnarsson tries to counter it with a takedown but Emelienko pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Ragnarsson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Ragnarsson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ragnarsson moved out of range.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Ragnarsson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
And Ragnarsson tries to counter it with a takedown but Emelienko pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Ragnarsson lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Emelienko lands a really nice looking cross but Ragnarsson seems unphased.
Ragnarsson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Emelienko momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Ragnarsson.
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Ragnarsson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ragnarsson with the counter takedown but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Ragnarsson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a slapping body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Ragnarsson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Ragnarsson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Ragnarsson's shoulder, as Ragnarsson tries to avoid the shot.
Ragnarsson is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ragnarsson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Emelienko connects with a jab.
A swing and a miss from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ragnarsson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Ragnarsson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Emelienko throws a hook but Ragnarsson avoids it easily.
Ragnarsson feints the counter takedown.
Ragnarsson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko digs a good body shot into Ragnarsson's ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ragnarsson scores with a crisp jab that stopped Emelienko in his tracks.
Emelienko shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Ragnarsson takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Ragnarsson throws a body shot but no joy.
It looked like Emelienko was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Ragnarsson.
Emelienko 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.
Ragnarsson misses with a takedown
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Ragnarsson takes a body punch but keeps moving.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 29:28
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between The Hound and Neymar Junior. Neymar Junior has the eye of the tiger tonight.

172 cm
25
155 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
182 cm
23
154 lbs
16 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, The Hound!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Neymar Junior!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Chad Campbell and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Junior fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

Hound fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Junior to the ground. Hound is now in Junior's guard.
Hound trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hound trying to control but Junior is working from the bottom.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Junior is on top in guard.

Hound can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Junior controls the pace.
Hound lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hound trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hound passes Junior's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior tries to roll over but Hound keeps him under control.
Junior is trying to maintain the position but Hound is very close to passing his half guard.
Hound wants to lay and pray for a moment but Junior keeps working.
Hound looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Hound seems to be looking for submissions.
Hound trying to advance position but Junior counters by regaining guard.
Junior not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Junior pulls Hound in to control the position.
Hound trying to move into half guard but instead Junior has managed to sweep!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hound being controlled here, momentarily.
Hound trying to control the position.
Junior is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Junior wants to control from the top but Hound keeps moving.
Hound looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Junior looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hound checks a leg kick.
Junior pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hound misses with a series of wild punches.
Nice shot by Hound.
Hound throws a shot from downtown. Junior moves away and avoids it.
Junior counters with a body kick.
Hound swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Junior misses with a low kick.
Hound darts in looking for a takedown but Junior gets double underhooks and turns Hound into the cage.
Junior is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Junior looks for the body kick but Hound saw that one coming.
It looked like Hound wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Neymar Junior is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hound tries to close the distance and clinch up but Junior swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Hound misses with a looping right.
Junior throws a head kick but Hound moves out of range.
Hound connects with a crisp jab.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Hound.
Junior wants to counter the offense by Hound and move into the clinch position.
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 The Hound will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Hound shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Junior sprawls well. Junior wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Hound gets slowly back to his feet.
Hound checks the leg kick.
Junior shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hound rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Junior counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Hound tries for a takedown but Junior sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Junior wants to counter with a clinch but Hound pushes him away.
Hound misses with a body punch
and Junior counters with a thumping low kick.
Hound tries to clinch up but Junior circles away and keeps his distance.
Junior pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hound is out of range and Junior settles back down.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Junior pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hound throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Junior's waist but Junior gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Hound off to one side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for The Hound. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hound fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Junior tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hound looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Junior is looking to clinch but Hound is avoiding it.
As Junior looks to move away, Hound throws a big counter combo but Junior just gets out of the way.
Hound tries for a takedown but Junior sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Hound throws a looping overhand right but Junior ducks down to avoid it.
Hound avoids the head kick by Junior.

Hound decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Junior wants to get back to full guard.

Hound is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Junior sees it coming and defends easily.
Junior won't allow Hound to pass to mount.
Junior tries to roll over but Hound keeps him under control.
Junior has his hands clasped together around Hound's back. He's all about the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Junior won't allow Hound to pass to mount.
Hound is working hard here to advance position.

Hound is working for a submission of some sort.
Hound trying to pass the guard but Junior defending well.
Junior is trying to maintain the position but Hound is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hound is trying to work for a kimura but Junior is defending well.

Hound is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Hound has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Junior prevents Hound from taking his back.

Hound looking to secure an arm triangle but Junior defends it well.

Hound moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Junior has worked his arm free - good work by Junior!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Junior prevents Hound from moving into mount.
Junior tries to buck Hound off but Hound is having none of it.

Hound thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Junior wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!

Hound is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Junior is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Junior is trying to control Hound's posture but Hound avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hound will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Hound has his takedown stuffed
and Junior counters with a left and a right that stings Hound.
Nice body kick there by Junior.
Hound shoots in for a double leg but Junior sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for The Hound. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hound tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Junior throws a sloppy head kick and Hound moves out of range easily.
Hound ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Junior moves away.
Junior was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hound gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Junior holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Junior leaning against his opponent.
Hound tries a body shot but Junior blocks it.
Junior misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hound fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Junior pushes Hound back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hound tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Junior smiles and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Hound dives in for a single leg takedown but Junior sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Junior throws a push kick but Hound slaps the foot to one side.
An attempted straight right counter from Hound misses the target.
Junior throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Hound.

It looks like The Hound has been cut.
Hound tries to clinch but Junior moves out of range.

Junior rushes Hound and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Hound is trying to drag Junior to the mat but Junior just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Junior misses with the head strike.

Hound jumps guard.
Junior tries to free his leg and advance position but Hound is retaining full guard.
Junior controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Junior's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Hound is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
The Hound overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Junior won't allow Hound to sweep him here.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Junior ducks right into an uppercut from Hound.
Neymar Junior seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Junior lands a slapping body shot.
Junior buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Hound throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Junior is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Junior connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hound misses with a wild body shot.
Junior connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Junior jabs Hound right on the nose. Hound blinks but takes it well.
Junior uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hound.
Junior throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hound swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hound avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hound misses with a body shot.
Junior pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hound misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Junior only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Junior lands an overhand right.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hound scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Junior doesn't seem bothered though.
Hound throws a good cross that connects.
Hound throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hound fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Junior keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Junior.

Hound shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

Junior has one foot on Hound's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Neymar Junior really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on The Hound's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Junior throws a jab when Hound was well out of range.
Junior tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hound swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hound was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Junior throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Junior looks to land a body kick but Hound moved away.
Hound misses with a wild body shot.
Junior fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hound.
Junior misses with a wild combination.

Hound shoots in and gets a takedown into Junior's guard.

Junior uses the cage to get back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hound tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Junior swivels and escapes.
Hound throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Junior's waist but Junior gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Hound off to one side.
Junior lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hound tries for a takedown but Junior sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for The Hound. That's going to take a lot out of him.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Hound avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hound was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hound scores with a shot to the body.
Hound scores with a jab to the jaw.
A bone on bone clash there as Hound blocks the leg kick.

Junior has taken the fight to the clinch.
Hound fails to pull the fight into his guard.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hound.
Junior lands an elbow that stopped Hound in his tracks for a moment.
Junior lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Good body shot from Junior.
Hound goes for a takedown attempt but Junior pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Junior stuffs the takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hound throws a sloppy body shot
and Hound takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hound takes a swing at Junior's ribcage but misses.
Junior let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Some wild striking there from Junior.
Hound misses with a looping right.
Hound looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Junior is fending him off so far but Hound persists. Nope, Junior circles away and we're back to standing.
Hound is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hound throws a predictable looking body shot
and Junior counters with a two punch combo.
Hound swings for the body but Junior moves out of range.
Junior wants to counter with a clinch but Hound pushes him away.
Hound shoots in but Junior avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A punch lands to the side of Hound 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Junior avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hound swings for the body but Junior moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Junior avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hound rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Junior counters by moving into the clinch.

Hound jumps into guard, dragging Junior to the mat.
Hound keeping full guard, as Junior tries to pass.
Junior engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Hound tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Junior sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Hound keeping full guard, as Junior tries to pass.
Junior slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

Junior decides to stand back up. Junior steps back and let's Hound get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Neymar Junior dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on The Hound's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Hound is looking to clinch.
Junior shapes to counter with a head kick.
Junior avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Junior ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Junior moves out of range as Hound strikes.
Junior throws out a counter right but Hound avoids it with no problem.
Junior has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Hound throws an overhand right that lands on Junior's shoulder, as Junior tries to avoid the shot.
Hound swings for the body but Junior moves out of range.
Junior appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hound looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Junior is fending him off so far but Hound persists. Nope, Junior circles away and we're back to standing.

Junior moves into the clinch.
Hound fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Junior lands an elbow inside that Hound shrugs off.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right hand to the body from Junior.
Hound changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Junior fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for The Hound. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Junior lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior throws a half hearted mid kick.
The Hound seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hound keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Junior takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Hound throws a hook but Junior blocks it.
Hound swats away the attempt to clinch by Junior.
Hound stuns Junior with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Junior scores with a leg kick.
Hound throws an overhand right that lands on Junior's shoulder, as Junior tries to avoid the shot.

Hound closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Hound lands in his opponent's guard.
Hound trying to control the position from guard on top but Junior is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hound trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Junior manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Hound can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Junior controls the pace.
Hound 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.
Junior must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Junior trying to control but Hound is working from the bottom.
Junior controlling from the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hound is adopting a defensive guard.
Hound bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Junior's guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Hound prevents Junior from getting back to his feet.
Junior manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Hound manages to get himself to full guard.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hound looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Junior sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Hound's guard.
Hound is staying active underneath Junior, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Junior sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Junior prevents Hound from improving his position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Neymar Junior comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Junior has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Neymar Junior!
Neymar Junior retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, Neymar Junior, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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