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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ikuhisa Matsumoto and Willem Kriel. Kriel has chosen Jack Parow & Freshlyground - Army Of One as his entrance music. 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
20
175 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
178 cm
21
183 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Ikuhisa Matsumoto!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Willem Kriel!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Arvi Lind and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Matsumoto misses with a looping left.
Matsumoto on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Matsumoto checks a leg kick nicely.
Kriel throws a shot to the body.
Matsumoto slips under a jab from Kriel.
Kriel tests Matsumoto's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Willem Kriel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kriel pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Kriel moves into the clinch.
Kriel pushes Matsumoto back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Kriel fails to land.
Matsumoto misses with a punch on the inside.
Matsumoto can't break the clinch.
Matsumoto swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kriel tries a body shot but Matsumoto blocks it.

Matsumoto breaks from the clinch.
Matsumoto tries to clinch but Kriel moves out of range.
Matsumoto slips under a jab.
A jab from Matsumoto misses.
It seemed like Kriel was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kriel misses with a wild body shot.
A big right from Matsumoto misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kriel's jab looks to have found its range, popping Matsumoto under the eye.
Kriel throws out a loose jab but Matsumoto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kriel scores with a nice strike.
Matsumoto gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Matsumoto connects with a right hand. Kriel shakes it off.
Kriel fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Matsumoto has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kriel scores with a nice strike.
Matsumoto has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Hellfire Antechamber in the buildup to the fight.
Matsumoto moves out of range of the body kick.
Kriel lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Matsumoto at a distance.
Kriel has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Matsumoto misses the shot to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kriel.
Matsumoto takes a head kick and keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kriel throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Matsumoto sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kriel scores with a body shot.
A big left from Matsumoto misses.
Kriel tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Matsumoto is able to avoid easily.
Matsumoto swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kriel.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kriel walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kriel keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Matsumoto.
Nice defenses there by Kriel.
Matsumoto connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kriel's hands.
Kriel connects with a solid leg kick.
Kriel throws a leg kick
and Matsumoto counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Matsumoto misses with a hook. Kriel ducked under it nicely.
Kriel uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Matsumoto.
Kriel is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Matsumoto.
Matsumoto slips under a jab from Kriel.
Matsumoto fails with an attempt to clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kriel.
Kriel buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kriel throws a series of punches but Matsumoto moves out of range.
Matsumoto misses with a looping left.
Matsumoto throws a lazy uppercut
and Kriel counters with a low kick, right behind Matsumoto 's knee.

Kriel forces Matsumoto back against the cage and clinches.
Matsumoto creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Matsumoto misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Come on Kriel - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Kriel tries to land knees in the clinch but Matsumoto avoids the damage to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Kriel fails to land.
Matsumoto lands with a left to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kriel creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kriel looking to throw knees to the head but Matsumoto is blocking nicely.
Matsumoto throws a head punch that misses.
A short left from Kriel.
Kriel lands a right hand.
Kriel misses with a hook from the clinch.
Good body shot from Kriel.
Matsumoto misses with an elbow strike.
Matsumoto blocks an uppercut.
Kriel lands a right hand.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Matsumoto as Kriel tries to tie him up.
Matsumoto works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Matsumoto cracks Kriel with a nice body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kriel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Matsumoto breaks the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kriel cracks the inside of Matsumoto's front leg.
A head kick misses from Kriel.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kriel.
Matsumoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kriel.
Kriel thows a left - swing and a miss!
Matsumoto tries to close the distance and clinch up but Kriel swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kriel thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kriel misses with a left hand
and Matsumoto counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Matsumoto takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kriel's jab looks to have found its range, popping Matsumoto under the eye.
Matsumoto ducks under a wild hook from Kriel.
Nice defenses there by Kriel.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Kriel drives through and clinches with Matsumoto against the cage.
Kriel misses with a short punch on the inside.

Matsumoto escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Matsumoto lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kriel walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Matsumoto checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
It looked like Matsumoto was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kriel.
Kriel fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Matsumoto has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Matsumoto tries to clinch but Kriel is having none of it.
Kriel misses with an uppercut.

Matsumoto gets a clinch.
Matsumoto lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kriel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kriel scores a nice knee to the body.
Matsumoto lands a right hand.
Kriel lands a right hand that snaps the head of Matsumoto backwards.
Kriel tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Kriel is working Matsumoto over against the cage.
Matsumoto tries a body shot but Kriel blocks it.
Matsumoto throws a punch but it's blocked by Kriel.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Kriel in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Matsumoto misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Kriel fails to land.
Kriel looking to throw knees to the head but Matsumoto is blocking nicely.
Kriel looking to throw knees to the head but Matsumoto is blocking nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Matsumoto.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kriel tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Kriel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kriel lands a good knee to the midsection. Matsumoto won't want to take too many of those.
A left hand lands to the body for Matsumoto.
Kriel controlling the action here for a moment.
Kriel misses with a knee strike.
Kriel is breathing heavily.
Matsumoto throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Matsumoto's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Matsumoto tries a body shot but Kriel blocks it.
Kriel prevents Matsumoto from breaking the clinch.
Matsumoto wants to get back to striking at distance but Kriel won't allow it.
Matsumoto lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Matsumoto misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Matsumoto.
Kriel throws a punch but it's blocked by Matsumoto.
Kriel lands an uppercut.
Matsumoto stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kriel blocks an uppercut.
Matsumoto blocks an uppercut.
Matsumoto lands a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice body punch from Matsumoto.
Kriel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Matsumoto trying to stall but Kriel improves his position.
Matsumoto misses with a hook to the ribs.

Matsumoto manages to break the clinch.
Matsumoto is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kriel keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kriel paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kriel closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Matsumoto rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Kriel counter with a right hand.
A slow jab from Matsumoto misses its intended target.
Matsumoto moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromKriel.
Matsumoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kriel moves away.
Kriel is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Matsumoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kriel.
Kriel tries to bum rush Matsumoto with a series of wild strikes but Matsumoto uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Matsumoto was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kriel misses with a kick to the body.
Kriel has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Matsumoto misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kriel slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kriel lands a head shot.
Kriel tries to score with a low kick but Matsumoto moves his leg out of the way.
Kriel connects with the punch.
Matsumoto lands with a nice combination. Kriel backs away looking to recover.
Kriel on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Matsumoto throws a jab but it's blocked by Kriel.
Kriel misses with a hook. Matsumoto ducked under it nicely.
That kick from Kriel tenderised Matsumoto's leg. Matsumoto is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kriel throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Matsumoto is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Matsumoto misses with an uppercut. Kriel saw that one coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kriel takes one to the side of the head.

Kriel is rocked!
Kriel lands with a cross.
Kriel wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kriel throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Matsumoto sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Matsumoto misses with an uppercut. Kriel saw that one coming.
Kriel tries to counter with a clinch but Matsumoto shakes him off and moves away.
Kriel throws a right and a left that Matsumoto avoids nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kriel looks to score with a jab to the body but Matsumoto is just out of range.
Matsumoto looks to land a left hand but Kriel moved out of range nicely.
Kriel uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Matsumoto.
Kriel misses with a low kick.
Kriel drops his hands momentarily and Matsumoto takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Kriel rushes Matsumoto and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Matsumoto lands a nice elbow.
Kriel lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Matsumoto or not.
Matsumoto misses with a short punch on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Kriel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Matsumoto takes a knee to the side of the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kriel blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kriel swings wildly with an uppercut but Matsumoto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Matsumoto throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Matsumoto throws a poor cross that misses
and Kriel counters with a nice kick to the body.
Matsumoto misses with an uppercut.
Kriel fakes the leg kick and cracks Matsumoto in the body.
A big right from Matsumoto misses.
Matsumoto chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kriel can pounce on him.
Matsumoto sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kriel lands with a shot to the body.
Kriel attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Willem Kriel seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kriel throws a jab but it's blocked by Matsumoto.
Matsumoto tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kriel.
Kriel blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kriel throws a hook but Matsumoto blocks it.
Matsumoto clobbers Kriel with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kriel lands a front kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kriel looks to throw the jab but Matsumoto is out of range.
Matsumoto fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kriel looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Kriel has managed to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matsumoto lands an uppercut.
Matsumoto lands an elbow inside.
Matsumoto working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kriel is working Matsumoto over against the cage.
Kriel scores with a shot to the side of Matsumoto's head.
Kriel blocks an elbow strike from Matsumoto.
A nice left hand lands by Matsumoto.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Kriel connects with a nasty looking knee right to Matsumoto's face.
Kriel takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kriel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Matsumoto taking a breather.
Kriel lands a body shot.
Kriel misses with a punch to the body.
Kriel misses with a punch on the inside.
Kriel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kriel is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Matsumoto is keeping busy.
Kriel stalling.
Ikuhisa Matsumoto has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kriel tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Kriel tries to throw a body punch but Matsumoto avoids it by throwing Kriel back against the cage.
Matsumoto tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kriel's elbow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch on the inside from Matsumoto fails to land.
Kriel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kriel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Matsumoto misses with a punch to the body.
Matsumoto misses with a punch to the body.
Kriel trying to land knees to the body.
Matsumoto blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Matsumoto misses with a short punch on the inside.
Willem Kriel seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Kriel misses with the head strike.

Matsumoto escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Matsumoto throws a jab when Kriel was well out of range.
Matsumoto takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kriel waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Matsumoto.
Kriel staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kriel bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Matsumoto's head backwards.
Kriel lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Kriel misses with a left hand
and Matsumoto counters with a stiff right hand.
Kriel throws a leg kick but Matsumoto sees it coming and moves out of range.
Matsumoto throws a lazy uppercut
and Kriel counters with a left to the body.
Kriel misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kriel throws a big shot that misses.
Matsumoto throws a body shot but no joy.

Matsumoto gets a clinch.
Kriel tries to work over Matsumoto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Matsumoto is stalling here.
Kriel takes an elbow to the forehead.
Kriel scores with a shoulder strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kriel lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kriel is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Kriel is trying to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kriel.
Kriel swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Matsumoto lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Matsumoto lands an elbow that stopped Kriel in his tracks for a moment.

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

Matsumoto feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Kriel sprawling to the canvas! Kriel rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Matsumoto finish him?!
Kriel is still on wobbly legs! Can Matsumoto finish him?
Kriel fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Matsumoto looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Kriel bobbing and weaving nicely... He's ducked under a jab and ducks again but ooooooh! Matsumoto comes at him with an uppercut from hell! Kriel falls to the canvas, unconscious! This one is all over! Oh man, looking at the replay that was right on the button! Kriel was out before he hit the floor!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ikuhisa Matsumoto!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Fernando Augusto Da Silva and Nicodemus Adamantium. Nicodemus Adamantium will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

176 cm
20
186 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
188 cm
23
178 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fernando Augusto Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Nicodemus Adamantium!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Anni Minnemäki and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Augusto Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Adamantium moves away and avoids it.
Adamantium dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Augusto Da Silva. That did some damage!
Augusto Da Silva lands a nice looking body shot.
Adamantium works Augusto Da Silva's body with a nice hook.
Adamantium misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It looked like Augusto Da Silva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Adamantium avoids the body shot from Augusto Da Silva.
Augusto Da Silva on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Adamantium. Adamantium obviously looking to wear him down.
Adamantium tries a head kick but it misses.
Adamantium cracks Augusto Da Silva with a right hand to the side of the head.
Adamantium tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice leg kick lands there from Adamantium.
A looping hook to the body misses from Adamantium. Augusto Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
A swing and a miss from Adamantium.
Augusto Da Silva was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Adamantium looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Adamantium misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Adamantium tries to clinch up
and Augusto Da Silva counters with a stiff right hand.
Adamantium misses with a body shot.
Augusto Da Silva was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Adamantium clinches.
Adamantium is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Adamantium connects with a knee to the head.
I was talking to Augusto Da Silva's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Adamantium connects with a knee to the head.

It looks like Fernando Augusto Da Silva has been cut.
We've been informed that Adamantium has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Augusto Da Silva tries to pull guard but Adamantium forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Augusto Da Silva jumps guard but Adamantium turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Fernando Augusto Da Silva. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Adamantium landing knees to the head.
Knees in the clinch landing for Adamantium.
Adamantium unloads a knee to the mid-section. Augusto Da Silva lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Adamantium blocking some punches.
Adamantium misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Augusto Da Silva.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Augusto Da Silva is working for takedown but Adamantium is calmly controlling the position for now.
Adamantium with a knee to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Adamantium misses with a hook from the clinch.
Adamantium lands with a short shot to the head.
Adamantium landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Adamantium with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Augusto Da Silva misses with some punches.
Augusto Da Silva is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Augusto Da Silva tries for a takedown. No joy.
Augusto Da Silva wants a takedown but no success here.
Augusto Da Silva tries to work over Adamantium's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Augusto Da Silva drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Adamantium gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Adamantium taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

Augusto Da Silva turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Augusto Da Silva manages to end up in side control.

Augusto Da Silva is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Adamantium is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
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.
Augusto Da Silva wants to lay and pray for a moment but Adamantium keeps working.
Adamantium is looking to reverse the position.
You can see the frustration on Adamantium's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Adamantium tries to improve position but can't.
Augusto Da Silva is looking to take a break and control but Adamantium is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Adamantium tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Adamantium can't do much from the bottom here.
Adamantium is not content to let Augusto Da Silva control the position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Adamantium prevents Augusto Da Silva from moving into mount.
Augusto Da Silva wants to control but Adamantium is keeping him busy.
Adamantium is trying to control Augusto Da Silva's posture but Augusto Da Silva avoids it.
Augusto Da Silva is looking to take a break and control but Adamantium is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nicodemus Adamantium dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Fernando Augusto Da Silva's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Augusto Da Silva lands a right hook to the body.
Adamantium tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Augusto Da Silva paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Augusto Da Silva tries to counter with a takedown but Adamantium is quick to defend against it.
Adamantium scores with a leg kick.
Adamantium missing with a left hand there. Augusto Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Adamantium, right into the meat.
Adamantium scores with a push kick.
Adamantium throws a body shot but no joy.
Augusto Da Silva dives in and grabs Adamantium's left leg, looking for a takedown. Adamantium pushes down on Augusto Da Silva's head and hops out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Adamantium, right into the meat.
Adamantium has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Adamantium gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Adamantium gets underhooks to prevent Augusto Da Silva's takedown attempt.
Augusto Da Silva on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Augusto Da Silva tries to work over Adamantium's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Augusto Da Silva can't break the clinch.
Augusto Da Silva takes a knee to the side of the body.
A right hand to the body from Adamantium.
Adamantium dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Adamantium lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Augusto Da Silva tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Adamantium just stands there and leans against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Fernando Augusto Da Silva. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Augusto Da Silva jumps guard but Adamantium turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Adamantium is pressed up against the cage. Augusto Da Silva has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Adamantium down to the mat. Adamantium avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Nicodemus Adamantium is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Augusto Da Silva gets tackled into the cage by Adamantium. Adamantium maintains the clinch.
Adamantium with a knee to the head.
Adamantium unloads a knee to the mid-section. Augusto Da Silva lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Still in the clinch, Adamantium scores with a nice short uppercut.
Augusto Da Silva has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Adamantium after a bit of a struggle.
Adamantium stalling.
Augusto Da Silva drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Augusto Da Silva jumps guard but Adamantium turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Adamantium lands a knee to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Adamantium digs a right hand into Augusto Da Silva's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Augusto Da Silva's gas tank.
Adamantium struggles to land a body shot inside as Augusto Da Silva controls his hands.
Adamantium stalling the fight.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Adamantium takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Adamantium is pressed up against the cage. Augusto Da Silva has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Adamantium down to the mat. Adamantium avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Adamantium throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Augusto Da Silva misses the target.
Adamantium looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A slow jab from Augusto Da Silva misses its intended target.
Nicodemus Adamantium seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Adamantium. Augusto Da Silva shrugs it off though.
Adamantium lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Adamantium fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Augusto Da Silva has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Augusto Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Adamantium sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Adamantium, right into the meat.
Nicodemus Adamantium seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A chopping leg kick lands by Adamantium.
Augusto Da Silva avoids the head kick by Adamantium.
A nice inside leg kick there by Adamantium. That's going to slow Augusto Da Silva down.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Augusto Da Silva checks a leg kick.
A jab from Adamantium does it's job there.
Adamantium lands a leg kick that knocks Augusto Da Silva off balance momentarily.
Adamantium scoring well with a low kick there.
Adamantium scores with a nice head shot.
Adamantium has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Adamantium tries a head kick but it misses.
Adamantium misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Adamantium getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Augusto Da Silva takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Adamantium is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Adamantium connects with a looping right hand.
Adamantium tries to move into range but Augusto Da Silva moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Augusto Da Silva circles away from the clinch attempt.
Augusto Da Silva fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Adamantium looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Adamantium is looking to clinch but Augusto Da Silva is avoiding it.
Adamantium misses with a left hand
letting Augusto Da Silva counter with a right hand.
Adamantium tries a head kick but it misses.
Adamantium with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Augusto Da Silva blocks a head kick by Adamantium.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nicodemus Adamantium showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Fernando Augusto Da Silva's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Adamantium avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Adamantium scoring well with a low kick there.
Augusto Da Silva looks to land a left hand but Adamantium moved out of range nicely.
Adamantium scores with a leg kick.
Good work by Augusto Da Silva as he checks the leg kick.
Adamantium uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Augusto Da Silva.
Adamantium slips under a jab from Augusto Da Silva.
Adamantium flicks out a counter leg kick but Augusto Da Silva steps away.
Adamantium swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Adamantium. That's going to slow Augusto Da Silva down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Adamantium lands a nice leg kick that just misses Augusto Da Silva's sensitive parts.
Adamantium swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Adamantium throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A punch combination from Augusto Da Silva misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Adamantium.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Adamantium fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Adamantium thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Augusto Da Silva if he has to take too many more of those.
Augusto Da Silva shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Adamantium throws a sloppy head kick and Augusto Da Silva moves out of range easily.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Adamantium, right into the meat.

Adamantium moves into the clinch successfully.
Adamantium using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Adamantium gets underhooks to prevent Augusto Da Silva's takedown attempt.
Augusto Da Silva being controlled against the cage.
Adamantium displaying some good clinch control by pressing Augusto Da Silva up against the cage.
Augusto Da Silva blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Augusto Da Silva manages to pull guard.
Adamantium not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Adamantium trying to control but Augusto Da Silva is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Adamantium postures up.
Augusto Da Silva looking for a sweep. Not yet Augusto Da Silva, not yet.

Augusto Da Silva has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Adamantium can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Adamantium looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Augusto Da Silva keeping moving, preventing Adamantium from controlling successfully.
Augusto Da Silva manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Adamantium manages to get himself to full guard.

Augusto Da Silva postures up.
Adamantium has his hands on Augusto Da Silva's head, controlling the position.
Adamantium can't keep his opponent in guard - Augusto Da Silva advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Augusto Da Silva trying to pass the guard but Adamantium defending well.
Augusto Da Silva works his way into full mount!
Adamantium really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Augusto Da Silva. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Adamantium can't escape the position.
Fernando Augusto Da Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Adamantium is still trying to improve position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Adamantium tries to hold on but Augusto Da Silva pushes him away.
Nicodemus Adamantium is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nicodemus Adamantium comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Adamantium winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nicodemus Adamantium!

Nicodemus Adamantium decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Winslow Berhardt and Lazuran Riku. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
21
167 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
175 cm
23
163 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
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 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Winslow Berhardt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lazuran Riku!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Tarja Halkonen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Berhardt misses with a straight right.
Berhardt misses the jab.
Berhardt misses with the combination.
Berhardt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Riku scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Berhardt looks to throw the jab but Riku is out of range.
Berhardt lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Riku uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Berhardt.
Riku unleashes a big counter combination but Berhardt bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've been hearing reports that Berhardt has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Berhardt takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Riku misses with an uppercut. Berhardt saw that one coming.
Berhardt throws the left hand but Riku avoids the punch easily.
It seemed like Riku was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Riku throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Berhardt swings away with a body shot that misses
and Riku counters with a straight right hand.

It looks like Winslow Berhardt has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Berhardt blocks a head kick by Riku.
Riku throws a body kick that misses.
Winslow Berhardt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Riku lands a big uppercut and Berhardt crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Berhardt looks OK. Riku waves Berhardt back to his feet!

Berhardt is rocked!
Both fighters circling a little - Riku finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Oh Berhardt is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A swing and a miss from Riku.
Berhardt walks into a picture perfect straight right hand from Riku! He's gone down face first to the canvas, unconscious before he even hit the floor! Ohhhh. My. Goodness! That boys and girls was a beautiful knockout! Give that man a biscuit!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Lazuran Riku!
Lazuran Riku bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
The defeated Winslow Berhardt had this to say: 'Next time I'll break him!'.
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Georges Meese and Jake Lovejoy. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
24
160 lbs
11 - 8 - 0
177 cm
19
157 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Georges Meese!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jake Lovejoy!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Meese uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lovejoy.
Jab from Lovejoy.
Lovejoy scores with a head kick.
Meese throws a lazy uppercut

so Lovejoy counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Lovejoy won't allow Meese to get back to his feet.
Lovejoy trying to control the position from guard on top but Meese is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Lovejoy drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Lovejoy jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Lovejoy's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Lovejoy stops Meese from standing up.

Meese pushes Lovejoy off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Meese gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Lovejoy.
Meese has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Meese throws a lazy right hand but Lovejoy sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And Lovejoy tries to counter it with a takedown but Meese pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Meese misses with a wild body shot.
Meese jabs at Lovejoy's body.
A swing and a miss from Meese.
Lovejoy throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lovejoy takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

Lovejoy shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Meese is trying to defend but Lovejoy finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Lovejoy stops Meese from getting back to his feet.
Lovejoy seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Meese pushes Lovejoy off looking to stand but Lovejoy dives back in and keeps control.

Lovejoy looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Meese is not content to let Lovejoy control the position.
Lovejoy is controlling the pace.
Lovejoy missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meese tries to kick Lovejoy off but Lovejoy keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Lovejoy trying to mount his opponent but Meese defends it.
Lovejoy stops Meese from getting back to his feet.
Lovejoy is trying to control. Meese wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Meese wants to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Lovejoy is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Meese wants to get back to his feet.
Meese trying desperately to get back to his feet here but he's not having any joy at all. He's going to tire himself out if he's not careful.
Lovejoy lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Meese hang on?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lovejoy tries to control but Meese wriggling away.

Meese somehow manages to escape the mount and get back to his feet!
Lovejoy throws a lazy right hand but Meese sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Meese throws a body punch but Lovejoy moves out of range.

Lovejoy shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Meese manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Meese knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Lovejoy on the ground.
Meese wants to stand up but Lovejoy is controlling him.
Meese can't keep his opponent in guard - Lovejoy advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Meese looks like he's trying to stand up.
Lovejoy wants to control but Meese is keeping him busy.
Lovejoy content to control rather than advance.
Meese pushes Lovejoy off looking to stand but Lovejoy dives back in and keeps control.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lovejoy trying to pass the guard but Meese defending well.
Meese is trying to stand back up but Lovejoy is controlling him
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Meese manages to escape and get back to his feet!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lovejoy throws a nice head kick!
Meese misses with a looping left.
Lovejoy thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lovejoy slips a straight right by Meese.
Meese throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Lovejoy stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Meese throws a hook to the side of Lovejoy's head but Lovejoy sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A combination from Meese does no damage.

Lovejoy shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Meese wants to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Jake Lovejoy will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Meese lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Lovejoy walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

It looks like Jake Lovejoy has been cut.
Meese throws a series of punches but Lovejoy moves out of range.
Meese throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lovejoy waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Meese.
Meese looks to land a right hand but Lovejoy moved out of range.
Lovejoy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lovejoy scores with the left hand. Meese knows he should have avoided that one.
Georges Meese is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Meese keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Meese looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Meese gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Georges Meese seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Meese will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lovejoy tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lovejoy throws a head kick that Meese semi-blocks.
Lovejoy misses with a head kick.
Meese uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lovejoy.
Lovejoy bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Meese rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Lovejoy moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lovejoy avoids a punch combination nicely.
Lovejoy lands a head kick!
Sloppy strikes from Meese. Those never looked like landing.
Lovejoy takes a swing at Meese's ribcage but misses.
Lovejoy buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Lovejoy throws a head kick that Meese semi-blocks.
Lovejoy slips a jab and a cross from Meese.
Meese will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lovejoy scores with a head kick.
Meese throws a right hand that Lovejoy ducks under and follows up with a left that Lovejoy also avoids with ease.
Lovejoy defending well as Meese loads up on a big left hand.
Lovejoy swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A telegraphed right hand from Lovejoy misses the target.
Meese went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Lovejoy tries a head kick but it misses.
Meese misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Lovejoy with the counter takedown but Meese avoids it easily.
A slow jab from Meese misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meese throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Georges Meese is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Meese stalks Lovejoy and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Lovejoy's face. Lovejoy staggers backwards, shaken.
Meese throws a body shot but no joy.
Lovejoy shoots in for a takedown but Meese shows good takedown defense.
Meese throws a hook but Lovejoy blocks it.
Meese looks to score with a jab to the body but Lovejoy is just out of range.
Lovejoy 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.
Lovejoy misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Lovejoy moves out of range of the strikes.
Lovejoy misses with an uppercut. Meese saw that one coming.
Meese throws a body shot but no joy.
Meese misses the shot to the body.
Meese fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Donk. Lovejoy catches Meese right on the button with a cross.
Lovejoy shoots in for a takedown but Meese shows good takedown defense.
Georges Meese has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jake Lovejoy.
Meese connects with a body shot.
Meese avoids the head kick by Lovejoy.
Meese misses the shot to the body.
And Lovejoy tries to counter it with a takedown but Meese pushes his down on his head and steps out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Meese ducks under a wild hook from Lovejoy.
Meese went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Meese throws a series of punches but Lovejoy moves out of range.
Meese misses with the combination.
Meese ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Meese takes a swing at Lovejoy's ribcage but misses.
Meese throws a hook but Lovejoy blocks it.
Meese throws an overhand right that lands on Lovejoy's shoulder, as Lovejoy tries to avoid the shot.
Meese throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Lovejoy.
Nice uppercut lands for Lovejoy. That snapped Meese's head back.
Lovejoy dodges the punch combination from Meese.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Lovejoy fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Meese scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Lovejoy doesn't seem bothered though.
Meese misses with a double jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lovejoy pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Nice shot lands for Meese.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Meese swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Lovejoy counters with a low kick, right behind Meese 's knee.
Meese misses with a jab, cross combination.
And Lovejoy tries to counter it with a takedown but Meese pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Meese scores with a sloppy right hand. Lovejoy should have avoided that one.
Meese throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Lovejoy.
Lovejoy tries to bum rush Meese with a series of wild strikes but Meese uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Lovejoy closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Meese to the mat! Meese manages to get full guard.
Meese keeping moving, preventing Lovejoy from controlling successfully.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Meese manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Lovejoy just leaning against Meese, taking a breather.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lovejoy working Meese over with knees to the body.
Lovejoy is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

Lovejoy breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Meese throws a right hand that Lovejoy ducks under and follows up with a left that Lovejoy also avoids with ease.
Lovejoy misses with a head kick.
A head kick misses from Lovejoy.
Lovejoy tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Meese misses with a double jab
letting Lovejoy counter with a right hand.
Lovejoy lands a really nice looking cross but Meese seems unphased.
Meese looks to score with a jab to the body but Lovejoy is just out of range.
Meese thows a left - swing and a miss!
Meese tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Meese takes a kick to the side of the head.
Meese on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Meese slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Lovejoy scores with a kick to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lovejoy pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Lovejoy doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Meese scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Meese throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Meese throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little jabbing left from Lovejoy on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Meese misses with a double jab.
Meese throws a nice looking combination but Lovejoy bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Meese throws an overhand right that lands on Lovejoy's shoulder, as Lovejoy tries to avoid the shot.
Meese tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lovejoy was well out of range. Poor timing from Meese.
Lovejoy connects with a body shot.
Lovejoy shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Meese scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
No joy there for Meese, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Lovejoy has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Lovejoy there as he acknowledges the shot.
Lovejoy lands a jab.
Meese tries to bum rush Lovejoy with a series of wild strikes but Lovejoy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lovejoy throws a quick inside leg kick.
Lovejoy throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Lovejoy misses with a jab, cross combination.
Lovejoy walks into a stiff left hand from Meese.
Meese fails to land with a series of punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meese loads up on a big right hand but Lovejoy slips the punch.
Meese misses with a left hand
and Lovejoy counters with a low kick, right behind Meese 's knee.
A punch lands to the side of Meese 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Meese throws a body shot but no joy.
A punch combination from Lovejoy misses.
Meese swinging wildly here.
Meese throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Meese misses with a two punch combination.
Lovejoy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lovejoy tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Lovejoy throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Meese's head.
Lovejoy throws a jab but it's blocked by Meese.
Meese misses the shot to the body.
Lovejoy plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Danga de danga de dang - Meese scores with a four punch combination!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Lovejoy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lovejoy misses with a head kick.
Meese misses with a combination
enabling Lovejoy to counter with a crisp jab.
Lovejoy throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Lovejoy throws a head kick that misses.

Lovejoy drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Lovejoy stops Meese from standing up.
Lovejoy trying to control the position from guard on top but Meese is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lovejoy pushing down on Meese's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Meese is trying to stand back up but Lovejoy is controlling him

Meese kicks off Lovejoy and gets to his feet.
Decent striking displayed by Meese there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Meese sizes up Lovejoy with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Lovejoy throws a head kick but Meese moves out of range.
Meese slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Meese dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Lovejoy's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Meese connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Lovejoy scrambles back to his feet.
Meese defending well as Lovejoy loads up on a big left hand.
Lovejoy lands a nice looking body kick.
Meese avoids a kick to the body.
Lovejoy takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Meese throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice jab there from Lovejoy.
Meese with a jab.
Meese looks to land a left hand but Lovejoy moved out of range nicely.
Georges Meese is winning the standup battle so far.
Lovejoy throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Meese misses with a wild combination.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lovejoy throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Meese on the side of the head.
Meese comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Meese. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Meese.

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 Georges Meese.
I think Meese 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 Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:28
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:28
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Georges Meese!

Georges Meese managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Sully's Bar & Grill, into his post fight interview.
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RATING
83%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Lee Wallace and Apache Creed. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
22
179 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
180 cm
22
180 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

Victory! Sports Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Lee Wallace!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Apache Creed!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Johanna Lukiainen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wallace shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Creed counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Creed lands a nice shot that snaps Wallace's head back.
Nice jab there from Creed.
Creed throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Creed lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Creed.
Creed connects with a looping right hand.
Wallace shoots in for a takedown but Creed shows good takedown defense.
Wallace doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Creed counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Wallace. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Creed throws a good cross that connects.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Creed scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wallace changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Creed tries to avoid it but Wallace manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Creed to the ground. Creed escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Creed scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wallace doesn't seem bothered though.
Wallace shoots for a double leg takedown but Creed sprawls well. He's pushed Wallace's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Wallace looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The fighters circle momentarily. Creed darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Creed cracks Wallace with a good jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Creed scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wallace doesn't seem bothered though.
Wallace ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Apache Creed is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Creed lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wallace fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Creed with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Creed tests Wallace's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Creed scores with a jab. Wallace acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Wallace takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Wallace drives through with a takedown into Creed's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Creed is looking to stand up but Wallace isn't so interested in that idea.
Wallace trying to control but Creed is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Creed is looking to stand up but Wallace isn't so interested in that idea.
Wallace in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Wallace throws a big elbow that misses.
Wallace loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wallace loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Wallace missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Wallace throws an elbow that misses. Creed uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Wallace's guard. Nice move by Creed!

Creed wants to stand but Wallace is controlling his posture from full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Creed wants to stand and escape but instead Wallace has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Wallace postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Wallace is looking to work some ground and pound but Creed has wrist control.
Wallace throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Creed works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Wallace throwing strikes from guard but Creed blocks nicely.
Wallace postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Wallace scoring with some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wallace postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Wallace throwing strikes from guard but Creed blocks nicely.
Wallace wants to control from the top but Creed keeps moving.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Wallace working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Wallace prevents Creed from getting back to his feet.
Wallace throws a big elbow that misses.
Wallace throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Wallace is looking to work some ground and pound but Creed has wrist control.
Wallace throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Creed works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Apache Creed 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.


Creed dips to his left and cracks Wallace with an uppercut!
Wallace avoids the body shot from Creed.
Wallace looks for a takedown but Creed sprawls well.
Creed connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Creed connects with a right hand. Wallace shakes it off.
Creed throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Wallace on the side of the head.

Wallace fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Creed sprawls well initially but Wallace persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Wallace not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Wallace is trying to control the action in half guard but Creed is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Creed avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Wallace.
Wallace working Creed over with strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Creed is looking to get back to is feet but Wallace passes into side control.
Wallace working the ground and pound but Creed is defending the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallace landing strikes.
Wallace wants to control but Creed is keeping him busy.
Wallace working the ground and pound but Creed is defending the strikes.

Creed throws Wallace to one side and escapes!
Nice sprawl there from Creed as Wallace shoots in.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Creed.
Wallace throws a poor cross that misses
and Creed counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Wallace takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Wallace gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wallace shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Creed as he avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Wallace. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wallace shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Creed pinned against the cage. Creed gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Creed is looking to slow Wallace down with leg kicks.
Wallace shoots in for a takedown but Creed shows good takedown defense.
Creed lands a nice looking body shot.
Wallace takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Good standup being displayed there by Creed as he connects with a hook.
Wallace shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Creed counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Creed fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Creed bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wallace shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Creed sprawls well. Creed wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Wallace gets slowly back to his feet.
Wallace moves forwards but Creed connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Wallace dives in for a single leg takedown but Creed sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Creed stuffs the takedown.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Wallace on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Creed. Creed obviously looking to wear him down.
Wallace shoots for a double leg takedown but Creed sprawls well. He's pushed Wallace's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Wallace shoots and misses
and Creed connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Creed moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Creed lands with a hook. Wallace tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Wallace looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wallace fails with the takedown
and Creed counters with a stiff right hand.
Creed looks to land a combination. Wallace sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
A jab lands there for Creed.
Wallace with a lazy takedown attempt
letting Creed counter with a right hand.
Creed scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Creed connects with a leg kick. Wallace looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Creed scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nice uppercut there from Creed.
Good leg kick by Creed there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Creed stuns Wallace with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Creed scores with a jab to the jaw.
Creed connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Apache Creed showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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 get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Creed connects with an inside leg kick.
Wallace takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wallace shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Creed defends it nicely.
Creed fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Wallace looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Creed moves into range and connects with a jab.
Wallace with a lazy takedown attempt
and Creed makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Wallace is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wallace gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Creed counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Wallace. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wallace takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Decent striking displayed by Creed there.
An inside leg kick lands from Creed.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Wallace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallace takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Some wild striking there from Creed.
Wallace walks into a jab.
Wallace shoots for a takedown but Creed saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Creed cracks Wallace with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Creed lands with a shot to the body.
Wallace takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Apache Creed seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Creed scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wallace takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
That kick from Creed tenderised Wallace's leg. Wallace is trying to keep his angry face on.
Creed connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wallace will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Wallace shoots in looking for a takedown but Creed manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Wallace's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Creed moves into range and connects with a jab.
Creed throws a one two combo.
Creed lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Wallace with a lazy takedown attempt
and Creed counters with a straight right hand.
Creed connects with a solid leg kick.
Wallace with a poor takedown
and Creed cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wallace misses with a hook. Creed ducked under it nicely.
Wallace walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Creed dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Creed lands a right hook to the body.
Wallace gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Creed counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Good standup being displayed there by Creed as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wallace throws an off balance right hand
and Creed connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wallace shoots in but Creed avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Wallace takes a jab right on the kisser.
Creed scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wallace takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Creed cracks a nice hook into Wallace's ribs.
Creed comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Creed has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wallace throws a poor cross that misses
letting Creed counter with a right hand.
Creed goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Good leg kick by Creed there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Creed misses with a two punch combination.
Creed cracks Wallace with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Creed.
Wallace throws a right hand that misses
and Creed counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Creed takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Creed connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Wallace misses with a takedown attempt - Creed sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Creed scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Lee Wallace has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Wallace with a lazy takedown attempt
and Creed counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Creed connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wallace momentarily.
A decent looking cross lands there for Creed.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wallace fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Creed avoids it really well and circles away.
Wallace walks into a left hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
Apache Creed comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Creed winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 26:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 26:30
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Apache Creed!
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Joe Gatsby and Nickthaniel Diaz. Diaz is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Feiticeira. Nickthaniel Diaz will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

178 cm
20
170 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
186 cm
30
176 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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KnockOut



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Joe Gatsby!
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 Las Vegas, Nickthaniel Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Anni Minnemäki and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gatsby fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Diaz sprawls well initially but Gatsby persists and gets the takedown into half guard.

Diaz has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Gatsby is on him like a limpet, forcing Diaz back against the cage.
Diaz is trying to pull guard but Gatsby has him pressed against the cage.
Gatsby avoiding damage.
Gatsby has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Gatsby pressing his opponent against the cage.
Gatsby taking a breather.
Gatsby tries to throw a body punch but Diaz avoids it by throwing Gatsby back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz wants to take the fight to the mat but Gatsby manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Diaz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Gatsby gets a trip takedown into half guard.

Gatsby is looking for a kimura but Diaz is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Gatsby to get the leverage.
Gatsby controlling the action here.
Diaz is looking to control Gatsby's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Diaz avoid being mounted?
Diaz wants to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Diaz on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Diaz tries to roll over but Gatsby keeps him under control.

Diaz is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gatsby pulls his head out easily.

Diaz actively working from the bottom here.
Gatsby wants to control but Diaz is keeping him busy.
Gatsby slips a nice elbow through Diaz's hands, connecting with Diaz's forehead.
Gatsby looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Diaz looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Gatsby slips a nice elbow through Diaz's hands, connecting with Diaz's forehead.
Diaz has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Westside Martial Arts. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Gatsby looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Gatsby connects with a nice short shot to Diaz's temple.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diaz looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Gatsby working Diaz over with strikes.
Gatsby is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

Diaz actively working from the bottom here.
Gatsby looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Diaz with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Gatsby lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

Diaz is rocked!
Gatsby working Diaz over with strikes.
Diaz is still in real trouble! Can Gatsby finish him?
Gatsby lands a big elbow - Diaz is out of it! He's waving his arms around but his eyes are closed and he's not intelligently defending himself - the ref has no choice but to jump in and stop the fight! This one is in the books! A TKO win for Gatsby!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joe Gatsby!
Nickthaniel Diaz was interviewed post fight and said 'He fought like a pussy, running from me n shit. WTF???'.
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FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between King Diamond and Jasper Jones. Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

167 cm
26
165 lbs
7 - 4 - 1
179 cm
27
163 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Very strong
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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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 7 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, King Diamond!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Jasper Jones!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Johanna Lukiainen and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones misses with a hook. Diamond ducked under it nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Diamond on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jones digs a good body shot into Diamond's ribs.
Diamond fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Jones throws out a counter right but Diamond avoids it with no problem.
Jones circles away from the clinch attempt.
Jones checks a low kick from Diamond.
Jones lands a jab.
Jones scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diamond in his tracks.
Diamond misses with a low kick as Jones jumps back.
Jones looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Jones swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diamond was well out of range. Poor timing from Jones.

Diamond instigates a clinch.

Diamond is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Jones can't fight it off and eventually Diamond manages to take the fight to the floor. Jones looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diamond stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jones swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diamond trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Jones can do anything to dispel that myth.
Jones is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Diamond loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Diamond with a flurry of punches that miss.
Diamond might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Diamond in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Diamond trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Jones pushes Diamond off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Jones throws a right hand that misses
and Diamond counters with a leg kick.
Jones throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jones keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Jones throws a body punch but Diamond moves out of range.
Jones blocks a low kick nicely.
Diamond takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones tests Diamond's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jones scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Jasper Jones is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Diamond takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jones throws a hook but Diamond avoids it easily.
Diamond thows a leg kick but Jones checks it
and Jones counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Diamond swats away the attempt to clinch by Jones.
Jones misses with a hook to the body
and Diamond counters with a nice low kick that buckles Jones's knee momentarily.
Jones looks to throw the jab but Diamond is out of range.
Diamond throws a quick counter head kick but Jones was just out of range.

Diamond scores with a takedown into Jones's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Diamond controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Jones avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diamond trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diamond controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Diamond has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Jones controls Diamond momentarily but Diamond frees himself.
Diamond stops Jones from standing up.
Jones keeping moving, preventing Diamond from controlling successfully.
Jones trying to keep a closed guard but Diamond is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Diamond tries to free his leg and advance position but Jones is retaining full guard.
Jones tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Jones wants to get back to his feet but Diamond is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Diamond closes the distance looking to clinch
and Diamond takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Jones misses with a series of wild punches.
Diamond scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jasper Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diamond throws the left hand but Jones avoids the punch easily.
Diamond thows a leg kick but Jones checks it
and Jones counters with a nice uppercut.
Diamond fails with a takedown attempt.
Diamond keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diamond dives in and grabs Jones's left leg, looking for a takedown. Jones pushes down on Diamond's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for King Diamond. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diamond was well out of range. Poor timing from Jones.
Diamond has his takedown stuffed
enabling Jones to counter with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jones misses with a body shot.

It looks like King Diamond has been cut.
Diamond misses with an uppercut
and Jones counters with a stiff right hand.
Jones has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Diamond uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jones.
Diamond takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Diamond rushes Jones and presses him up against the cage.
Jones throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Jones has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Jones blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Diamond tries to land knees in the clinch but Jones avoids the damage to the body.
Jones lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jones goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jones misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diamond looking for a takedown.
Jones blocks a body shot from Diamond.
Diamond can't get the takedown.
Jones misses with the head strike.
Jones working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jones scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Jones on the inside.
Jones lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Diamond or not.
Jones lands an uppercut.
Good body shot from Jones.
Jones scores with a shot to the side of Diamond's head.
Jones blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jones lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Jones pushes Diamond back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Jones.
Diamond blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Jones breaks from the clinch.
Diamond scores with a decent looking hook.
Diamond slips a straight right by Jones.

Jones instigates a clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short left from Jones.
Diamond misses with a knee to the head.
Jones presses Diamond against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Jasper Jones seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Jones's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jones scores with a jab to the body.
Jones waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diamond.
Diamond swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Jones tries to keep at a distance but Diamond has taken the fight into the clinch.
Diamond wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for King Diamond. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jones lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jones presses Diamond against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Diamond doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diamond misses with a punch on the inside.
Diamond blocking some punches.
Jones blocks an uppercut.
Jones lands a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diamond.
Diamond tries to circle away but Jones has him pinned against the cage.
Diamond prevents a body shot from Jones.
Jones works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diamond blocking some punches.
Jones doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Diamond breaks from the clinch.
Diamond takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Diamond counters with a slapping leg kick.
No luck for Diamond with that takedown attempt.
Diamond closes the distance but Jones moves to the side
and Jones counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Jones misses the shot to the body.
Jones swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diamond throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Jones takes the fight into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Diamonds head.
Diamond blocks a body shot from Jones.
Jones tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jones scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diamond.
Diamond tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jones's elbow.
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!
Jones lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diamond backwards.
Diamond tries for a takedown but Jones manages to get underhooks.
Jones throws a head punch that misses.
Jones avoiding damage as Diamond throws knees to the body.
Diamond tries to land knees in the clinch but Jones avoids the damage to the body.
Diamond tries to work over Jones's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Jones fails to land.
Diamond wants to break the clinch but can't.
Diamond blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diamond is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jasper Jones showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on King Diamond's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Diamond throws a solid leg kick but Jones takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diamond.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Diamond fails to land the takedown.
Diamond steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jones.
Jasper Jones seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jones swings widly with a right hand
and Diamond counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jones thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice jab there from Jones.
Diamond shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Jones but Jones pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Diamond lands.
Jones tests Diamond's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diamond throws a jab but it's blocked by Jones.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Jones! But no joy.
Jones tries to bum rush Diamond with a series of wild strikes but Diamond uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diamond avoids the body shot from Jones.
A shot to the body from Jones misses
and Diamond counters with a straight right hand.
Jones is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Diamond avoids the body shot from Jones.
Diamond tries to move into range but Jones moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Diamond throws a lazy right hand but Jones sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diamond shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for King Diamond. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Diamond misses with a few strikes there.
Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Diamond is just out of range.
Jones looks to land a right hand but Diamond moved out of range.
Jones misses with a wild combination.
Jones misses with a straight left.
King Diamond has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diamond tries to clinch up
and Jones counters with a nice uppercut.
Diamond takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Jones scores with a hook to the body. Diamond takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diamond needs to keep his hands up - Jones had a free shot at his head there.
Jones thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diamond tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Jones manages to circle out of the way.
Diamond is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jones misses with a wild body shot.
Jones scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diamond stalks Jones and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Jones's face. Jones staggers backwards, shaken.
Jones digs a good body shot into Diamond's ribs.
Diamond takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones throws a hook but Diamond blocks it.
Diamond will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

Diamond closes the distance and pushes Jones back into the cage.
Diamond throws a head punch that misses.
Jones lands a shoulder strike.
Jones misses with the head strike.
Jones scores with a shoulder strike.
Jasper Jones is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Diamond using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Jones has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A short left from Jones.
Jones lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Jones manages to break the clinch.
Diamond digs a good body shot into Jones's ribs.
Jones scores with a jab to the body.
Jones cracks Diamond with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A lazy left from Jones finds it's target.
Jones checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jones throws out a powerful jab.
Jones scores with a jab to the head.
Jones lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Jones connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Diamond.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Jones works the jab nicely.
Jones paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Diamond misses with a hook
and Jones counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jones scores with a jab to the jaw.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jasper Jones comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Jones winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jasper Jones!

Jasper Jones thanked the fans post fight for their support.
King Diamond spoke after the fight, saying 'Thanks to all the fans, I'll be back!!'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Russell Tyrone Jones and Ivan Primicin. Russell Tyrone Jones could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Ivan Primicin's chin.

182 cm
21
190 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
178 cm
21
192 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Russell Tyrone Jones!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ivan Primicin!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Arvi Lind and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Primicin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A cross from Tyrone Jones lands.
Tyrone Jones swings widly with a right hand
enabling Primicin to counter with a crisp jab.
Primicin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tyrone Jones misses with a takedown
and Primicin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A big right from Primicin misses.
Primicin tries to clinch there but Tyrone Jones circles away.
Tyrone Jones looks to throw a body kick
enabling Primicin to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Russell Tyrone Jones has been cut.
Tyrone Jones moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Primicin misses with a lunging right hand
and Tyrone Jones counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Primicin throws out a powerful jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Primicin throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Primicin's calf.
Tyrone Jones throws a right hand that misses
enabling Primicin to counter with a crisp jab.
Good exchange - Tyrone Jones coming out on top.
Primicin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tyrone Jones.
Primicin throws a hook but Tyrone Jones blocks it.
Russell Tyrone Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tyrone Jones connects with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Tyrone Jones lands an impressive looking overhand right. Primicin doesn't seem phased though.
Tyrone Jones lands a nice leg kick that just misses Primicin's sensitive parts.
Primicin throws an overhand right that lands on Tyrone Jones's shoulder, as Tyrone Jones tries to avoid the shot.
A slow jab from Primicin misses its intended target.
Primicin misses with a straight left.
Tyrone Jones is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Tyrone Jones fakes the leg kick and cracks Primicin in the body.
Primicin misses with a body punch
and Tyrone Jones counters with a good, hard body kick but Primicin shrugs it off.
Primicin looks winded!
Tyrone Jones connects with a right hand. Primicin shakes it off.
Primicin tries to clinch up.
Tyrone Jones changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Primicin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tyrone Jones moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tyrone Jones lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tyrone Jones works Primicin's body with a nice hook.
It looks like Tyrone Jones has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tyrone Jones works the jab nicely.
Primicin misses with a hook. Tyrone Jones ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Primicin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones scores with a kick to the midsection.
Primicin looks to land a right hand but Tyrone Jones moved out of range.
Tyrone Jones throws a big shot that misses.
Tyrone Jones delivers a nice body kick.
Tyrone Jones thuds a left hand into Primicin's body.
Primicin 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.
Tyrone Jones steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Primicin.
Tyrone Jones scores with a jab.
Tyrone Jones lands a jab to the head.
Tyrone Jones connects with an inside leg kick.
Tyrone Jones slips under a jab from Primicin.
A good leg kick by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones goes for a double leg but Primicin avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Primicin continues to drive forward.
Tyrone Jones digs a good hook to Primicin's body.
Primicin avoids a kick to the body.
Primicin misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Primicin throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a right hand but Primicin moved out of range.
Tyrone Jones bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tyrone Jones scores with a kick to the midsection.
Tyrone Jones buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nice body kick from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones lands a front kick.
Decent striking displayed by Tyrone Jones there.
Tyrone Jones ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Tyrone Jones lands a lovely overhand right.
Tyrone Jones misses the shot to the body.
Primicin has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Tyrone Jones.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tyrone Jones fakes the leg kick and cracks Primicin in the body.
Primicin moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Tyrone Jones punishes Primicin's body with a nice straight punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones cracks Primicin with an open hand slap.
Tyrone Jones lands with a nice body punch.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Tyrone Jones.
Primicin throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
A nice leg kick lands there from Tyrone Jones.
Primicin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Tyrone Jones lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Primicin at a distance.
Primicin takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Tyrone Jones connects with a jab.
Tyrone Jones scores with a kick to the body.
Ivan Primicin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Tyrone Jones shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Tyrone Jones forces his way into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tyrone Jones is looking to advance position but Primicin won't allow it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Tyrone Jones dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Russell Tyrone Jones's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Tyrone Jones throws a front kick that sends Primicin stumbling back into the cage.
Tyrone Jones lands a jab to the nose.
Tyrone Jones throws a wild body kick that Primicin sees coming a mile off.
Primicin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Primicin looks to score with a jab to the body but Tyrone Jones is just out of range.
Primicin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tyrone Jones lands a jab to Primicin's midsection.
Tyrone Jones lands with a kick to the temple. Primicin shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Tyrone Jones lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Primicin is rocked!
Primicin throws out a loose jab but Tyrone Jones uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Tyrone Jones catches Primicin napping and connects with a big right hand that sends Primicin to the canvas!
Primicin is still in real trouble! Can Tyrone Jones finish him?
Tyrone Jones is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Primicin can do to turn this around?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tyrone Jones wants to pass the guard but Primicin is keeping the position.
Tyrone Jones stands and throws Primicin's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Primicin is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Primicin tries to bench press Tyrone Jones off him but Tyrone Jones keeps the position.
Primicin seems to have recovered his senses.
Tyrone Jones laying and praying for a moment but Primicin takes advantage and regains half guard.
Tyrone Jones missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Tyrone Jones seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Primicin does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Tyrone Jones in particular looking to stall.
Tyrone Jones prevents Primicin from improving his position.
Tyrone Jones thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Primicin trying to control here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Tyrone Jones wants to take a breather but Primicin is having none of it.
Primicin wants to control but Tyrone Jones is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Tyrone Jones not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Primicin is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Tyrone Jones scores with a couple of nice shots.
Tyrone Jones works his way into side control.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Primicin is trying to get back to half guard.
Tyrone Jones is putting a hurting on Primicin here, landing some big shots from side control.

Tyrone Jones is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Primicin is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Primicin is looking to reverse the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Primicin is trying to control Tyrone Jones's posture but Tyrone Jones avoids it.
Tyrone Jones trying to control the position but Primicin is working away.
Tyrone Jones prevents Primicin from escaping the position.

Tyrone Jones is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Primicin is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Primicin parries the strikes from Tyrone Jones easily there. Tyrone Jones is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Primicin to escape.
Tyrone Jones wants to control but Primicin is keeping him busy.
Tyrone Jones working away.

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.
Primicin is looking for a sweep.
Tyrone Jones 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.
Tyrone Jones landing strikes.
Primicin takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Tyrone Jones works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Tyrone Jones postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.

Tyrone Jones tries for a kimura but Primicin is defending well.
Tyrone Jones advances to full mount.
Tyrone Jones working the ground and pound effectively.

Tyrone Jones jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Primicin is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Primicin and Tyrone Jones has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Tyrone Jones dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Russell Tyrone Jones's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Primicin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Tyrone Jones scores with a nice body kick.
Tyrone Jones's jab looks to have found its range, popping Primicin under the eye.
Tyrone Jones misses with an uppercut.
A little jabbing left from Primicin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Tyrone Jones connects with a body shot.
Primicin throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones thuds his shin into the meat of Primicin's side.
Primicin lands a nice shot to the body.
Primicin misses with a wild body shot.
Tyrone Jones throws a push kick but Primicin slaps the foot to one side.
A looping hook to the body misses from Primicin. Tyrone Jones does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Primicin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tyrone Jones throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Tyrone Jones lands a jab to the head.
Primicin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
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!
A looping hook to the body misses from Tyrone Jones. Primicin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Primicin takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Primicin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Russell Tyrone Jones is winning the standup battle so far.

A head kick lands from Tyrone Jones that sends Primicin to the canvas. Primicin tries to scramble back to his feet but Tyrone Jones brings him back down into side control.
Tyrone Jones tries to move into full mount but can't pass Primicin's legs.
Primicin tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.
Tyrone Jones lands punches and elbows.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Primicin trying to control the position but Tyrone Jones manages to sink in the hooks.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
I really don't envy Primicin right now.
Good control from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Russell Tyrone Jones overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones keeps control of the position easily here as Primicin tries to buck him off.
Tyrone Jones scores with punches to the body.
Primicin trying to control the action but Tyrone Jones just sinks the hooks in.
Tyrone Jones is punishing Primicin with some ground and pound.
Ivan Primicin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Primicin covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Tyrone Jones misses with a punch to the head.
Tyrone Jones lands a shot to the head.
Tyrone Jones gets his hands free as Primicin looks to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones controlling the position well here. Primicin rolled but Tyrone Jones kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Tyrone Jones lands strikes to the head.
Tyrone Jones thows a huge left but connects with the canvas and not his opponent.

Tyrone Jones working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Tyrone Jones lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.
Tyrone Jones lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Primicin hold on?!
Primicin trying to control the hands but Tyrone Jones won't let him.
Primicin is trying to stand back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Primicin's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Primicin trying to control the action but Tyrone Jones just sinks the hooks in.
Primicin is trying to stand back up.
Primicin trying to control the position but Tyrone Jones manages to sink in the hooks.

Tyrone Jones working for a choke but Primicin is defending well.
Tyrone Jones has Primicin flattened out and is raining down punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
Russell Tyrone Jones showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Tyrone Jones 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 Marco Blurström scores the fight 30:26
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:26
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Russell Tyrone Jones!

A less than humble Russell Tyrone Jones misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
66%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Oshan Jackson and Demetrious Jorgensen. Demetrious Jorgensen is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

166 cm
21
134 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
165 cm
27
143 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Oshan Jackson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Demetrious Jorgensen!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Ben Zyskovitsi and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jorgensen takes a shot right to the bread basket.
No joy there for Jackson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jorgensen feints the counter takedown.
Some wild striking there from Jackson.
Jorgensen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Oshan Jackson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big left from Jackson misses.
Jorgensen misses with a takedown attempt - Jackson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jackson misses with a left hand

and Jorgensen counters with a single leg into guard. Jackson didn't expect that.
Jorgensen trying to control the position from guard on top but Jackson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jackson has his hands on Jorgensen's head, controlling the position.
Jackson wants to sweep but no luck.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jorgensen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Jackson controlling the position.
Jackson has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jorgensen throws a big elbow that misses.
Jorgensen lands a couple of elbows.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jorgensen prevents Jackson from getting back to his feet.

Jackson is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Jorgensen is aware though and is defending well.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Jackson holds on and takes a little breather.
Jorgensen looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Jackson's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Jackson wants to sweep but no luck.
Jorgensen scoring with some ground and pound.
Jackson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Jorgensen throwing strikes from guard but Jackson blocks nicely.
Jorgensen throws a big elbow that misses.
Jorgensen distracts Jackson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Jorgensen scoring with punches to the head and body.
Jackson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Jorgensen postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Jackson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Jorgensen postures up in Jackson's guard and throws a big left but Jackson blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson pulls Jorgensen in close to prevent any damage.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Jorgensen throws a big right hand that misses.
Jackson has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Jorgensen postures up in Jackson's guard and throws a big left but Jackson blocks it.
Jorgensen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Jackson throwing short punches from the bottom.
Jorgensen is in close to Jackson's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Jackson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Jorgensen.
Jackson is trying to keep Jorgensen in close.
Jackson wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Jorgensen postures up.

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 starting to boo a lack of action.
Jackson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jorgensen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Jorgensen walks into a stiff left hand from Jackson.
Jackson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jorgensen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Jackson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Oshan Jackson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jackson keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Jackson scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Jackson slaps away a takedown attempt from Jorgensen, before circling back to the center of the mat.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jackson throws a shot from downtown. Jorgensen moves away and avoids it.
Jackson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Jorgensen.
Nice shot lands for Jackson.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jorgensen misses with a takedown attempt - Jackson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Jackson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jorgensen manages to avoid it.
Jorgensen checks a leg kick.
Jackson connects with a right hand. Jorgensen shakes it off.
Jackson misses with a wild combination.
Danga de danga de dang - Jackson scores with a four punch combination!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jackson misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson throws a right and a left that Jorgensen avoids nicely.
Jorgensen changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Jackson throws a series of punches but Jorgensen avoids them all with ease.
Jorgensen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Jackson defends it well.
Jackson scores with a nice right hand.
Jorgensen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jackson.
Jorgensen with the counter takedown but Jackson avoids it easily.
Jackson scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Jackson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jorgensen.
Jackson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jackson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Jorgensen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Jackson.
Jackson fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson tries to bum rush Jorgensen with a series of wild strikes but Jorgensen uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Horrible takedown attempt by Jorgensen or perhaps it was just good defense by Jackson, which made it look bad.
Jackson tries to counter with a takedown but Jorgensen is quick to defend against it.
Jackson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jorgensen can do to turn this around?
Jorgensen shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Jackson but Jackson pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Oshan Jackson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Demetrious Jorgensen.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jackson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Jorgensen counters with a nice double leg into side control. Jackson won't be happy with that.
Jorgensen working away.
Jorgensen trying to control the position but Jackson is working away.
Jackson struggling a bit here.
Jorgensen is putting a hurting on Jackson here, landing some big shots from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jorgensen scoring with punches from side control.
You can see the frustration on Jackson's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Jackson tries to buck Jorgensen off but Jorgensen is having none of it.
Jorgensen working the ground and pound.
Jackson on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Check out the look on Jorgensen's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Demetrious Jorgensen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Jackson is looking to regain half guard here but Jorgensen keeps moving and retains side control.
Jorgensen tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Jackson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Jorgensen lands an elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson can't do much from the bottom here.
Jorgensen throwing strikes but Jackson manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Jackson scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Jorgensen to see if he's OK.
Jorgensen is looking to regain half guard here but Jackson keeps moving and retains side control.
Jackson working away.
Jorgensen parries the strikes from Jackson easily there. Jackson is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Jorgensen to escape.
Jackson scores with a couple of short elbows.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jorgensen takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Jorgensen takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Jorgensen is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Jackson off and has taken his back!
Jorgensen is punishing Jackson with some ground and pound.
Jackson trying to control the hands but Jorgensen breaks the grip.
Can Jackson hold on?! Jorgensen is landing more strikes to his hapless foe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jackson misses with the combination.
Jorgensen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Jackson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jackson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jackson throws a right and a left that Jorgensen avoids nicely.
Oshan Jackson is winning the standup battle so far.
Jackson's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Jackson duly obliges.
Oshan Jackson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Jackson throws a series of punches but Jorgensen moves out of range.
Jorgensen fails with a takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jackson connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jackson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Jackson misses with a looping left.
Jackson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jackson swinging wildly here.
Jackson lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Jorgensen at a distance.
Jorgensen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jackson.
Jorgensen feints the counter takedown.
Jorgensen fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Jackson with a jab.
Jackson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jackson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Jorgensen checks it well.
Jorgensen feints the counter takedown.
Jackson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Jackson!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jackson misses with a few strikes there.
Jackson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Jorgensen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Jackson defends it well.
Jorgensen fails with a takedown attempt.
Oshan Jackson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Demetrious Jorgensen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson misses with a body shot.
Some wild striking there from Jackson.
Jorgensen closes the distance and clinches up with Jackson, looking for a takedown. Jorgensen pushes Jackson against the cage but Jackson circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Oshan Jackson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Jackson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Jorgensen with the counter takedown but Jackson avoids it easily.
Jackson lands the left hand.
Jackson misses with a series of wild punches.
Jorgensen avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jorgensen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jackson lands with a cross.
Jackson lands a nice hook to Jorgensen's body. Jorgensen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jorgensen takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jackson misses with a hook.
Jorgensen shoots in for a takedown but Jackson shows good takedown defense.
Jorgensen shoots for a takedown but Jackson saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Jackson misses with a wild combination.
Jorgensen feints the counter takedown.
Demetrious Jorgensen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
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!
Jackson tests Jorgensen's chin there with a solid looking shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Oshan Jackson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Jackson, 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:26
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 30:26
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Oshan Jackson!

A relieved looking Oshan Jackson thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Alfonso Grabonzo and Silvio Provenza. Provenza has chosen Madreblu - Certamente as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

169 cm
23
175 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
182 cm
27
180 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alfonso Grabonzo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Silvio Provenza!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Provenza gets a double leg takedown into Grabonzo's guard.
Grabonzo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Provenza avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Grabonzo is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Provenza defends well.

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

Grabonzo has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Provenza can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Provenza is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Provenza loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Grabonzo keeping moving, preventing Provenza from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grabonzo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Provenza must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Provenza throwing strikes but missing.
Provenza missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Grabonzo has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Provenza can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Grabonzo utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

Grabonzo looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Provenza throwing strikes from guard but Grabonzo blocks nicely.
Grabonzo utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Provenza won't allow Grabonzo to sweep him here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Provenza loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Grabonzo looking for a guillotine here but Provenza defends easily.
Provenza wants to pass the guard but Grabonzo is keeping the position.

Grabonzo had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Provenza defends it easily.
Provenza throwing strikes from guard but Grabonzo blocks nicely.

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grabonzo tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Provenza wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
My spies in Woodhouse's inform me that Provenza has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Provenza is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Grabonzo knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Provenza misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Grabonzo manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Provenza trying to mount his opponent but Grabonzo defends it.
Provenza throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Provenza sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Grabonzo defending well though.

Grabonzo looking for submissions off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Provenza is looking for a kimura but Grabonzo is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Provenza to get the leverage.
Grabonzo slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Provenza pushes down on Grabonzo's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Grabonzo slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Grabonzo escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Provenza gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Provenza pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Grabonzo is keeping the position for now.
Provenza working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Silvio Provenza dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Grabonzo displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Provenza.
Grabonzo throwing a counter right hand but Provenza manages to avoid it.
Provenza tries to close the distance and clinch but Grabonzo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
No luck for Provenza with that takedown attempt.
Grabonzo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

Provenza looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Provenza missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Grabonzo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Provenza pulls his head out easily.
Grabonzo slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Provenza trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Grabonzo isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Provenza stacks Grabonzo on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Provenza!
Provenza tries to advance to mount but Grabonzo denies him.
Grabonzo tries to improve position but can't.
Provenza working away.

Provenza swings around for an armbar but Grabonzo sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Provenza's guard.
Grabonzo trying to control the position from guard on top but Provenza is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Provenza is trying to keep Grabonzo in close.
Grabonzo wants to pass the guard but Provenza is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grabonzo passes Provenza's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Grabonzo is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Provenza sees it coming and defends easily.

Provenza looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Grabonzo is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Provenza doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Grabonzo.
Provenza keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Grabonzo scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Grabonzo prevents Provenza from improving his position.
Silvio Provenza has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Provenza is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Grabonzo's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Grabonzo's back!
Grabonzo tries to escape but Provenza has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Provenza misses with a punch to the head.
Grabonzo tries to break free.

Grabonzo is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Provenza gets his way!
Provenza cracks Grabonzo with a big shot to body and one to the head - really punishing Grabonzo from the back mount here, looking to soften him up.

Provenza working for a choke but Grabonzo is defending well.
Grabonzo covering up well and avoiding damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Provenza looking for the RNC.
Grabonzo trying to control the action but Provenza just sinks the hooks in.

Provenza looking for the choke from the back.

Provenza is working for the choke. I would put my money on him to finish from this position. He's rolled onto his back and has dragged Grabonzo with him. Grabonzo is trying to defend but Provenza has an arm under the chin now! Grabonzo grimaces and is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Silvio Provenza!
Silvio Provenza thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Alfonso Grabonzo spoke after the fight, saying 'I'll be back stronger then ever. Lots of respect to my opponent he deserves the win. To myfans thank you for the support '.
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