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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gus Pappas and Cristoff Melkovick. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Cristoff Melkovick was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

172 cm
32
157 lbs
12 - 12 - 0
174 cm
28
149 lbs
10 - 4 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

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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 12 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gus Pappas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Cristoff Melkovick!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pappas swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Melkovick looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Pappas fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Melkovick looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Melkovick bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

Pappas sneaks out the side door and pushes Melkovick away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Pappas misses with the combination.
Pappas swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Melkovick counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pappas falls off balance throwing a combination
and Melkovick cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A clash of legs there as Melkovick blocks the low kick.
Pappas avoids the body shot from Melkovick.
Pappas throws a lazy right hand but Melkovick sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pappas looks to land a combination but Melkovick avoids it well.
Pappas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pappas misses with an uppercut
and Melkovick counters with a straight right hand.
Melkovick takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pappas wants to slow Melkovick down by chopping away at his legs.
Pappas connects with the punch.
Pappas lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Melkovick swings for the body but Pappas moves out of range.
Pappas throws a leg kick but Melkovick sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A nice side step and Melkovick releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Pappas throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Melkovick lands with a hook. Pappas tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Pappas swings for the body but Melkovick moves out of range.
Pappas scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Melkovick scores with a takedown into Pappas's guard.
Melkovick scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Pappas wants to stand but Melkovick is controlling the position.
Melkovick is fighting to break Pappas's control of his arms but Pappas is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Melkovick trying to control the position from guard on top but Pappas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Melkovick preventing the sweep.
Melkovick lands a couple of elbows.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Melkovick postures up and lands a big shot to Pappas's brow.
Pappas preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Melkovick has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pappas utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Melkovick throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Melkovick throws an elbow that misses. Pappas uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Melkovick's guard. Nice move by Pappas!

Melkovick is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pappas with a flurry of punches that miss.
Melkovick is striking off his back. Pappas thinks nothing of it though and passes easily into half guard.
Pappas prevents Melkovick from improving his position.
Pappas is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Melkovick trying to hold on to Pappas's head to control him but Pappas postures up.
Pappas throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
It looks like Pappas is going to stand back up.
Melkovick is trying to maintain the position but Pappas is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pappas is stalling here. Melkovick is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Pappas seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Melkovick has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
The strikes coming from Melkovick are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Melkovick postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Melkovick scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pappas to see if he's OK.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pappas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Melkovick ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Nice cross by Pappas.
Pappas falls off balance throwing a combination
and Melkovick connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pappas throws a leg kick
and Melkovick counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Melkovick scores with a hook to the body. Pappas takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Pappas throws the left hand but Melkovick avoids the punch easily.
Melkovick takes one to the side of the head.
Pappas works Melkovick's body with a nice hook.
Danga de danga de dang - Pappas scores with a four punch combination!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pappas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Melkovick.
Pappas throws a series of punches but Melkovick moves out of range.
Melkovick slips under a jab from Pappas.
Melkovick appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Pappas looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Melkovick drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Melkovick pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pappas is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Melkovick won't allow Pappas to get back to his feet.
Pappas looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Melkovick postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Melkovick throws a big elbow that misses.
Melkovick trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Pappas tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pappas seems keen to control Melkovick's posture.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pappas pulls out of a head kick attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Melkovick! But no joy.
Pappas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pappas lands with a straight right. Melkovick didn't see that one coming.
Melkovick looks to score with a jab to the body but Pappas is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pappas jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Melkovick lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Melkovick misses with a straight left.
The fighters circle momentarily. Pappas darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Pappas rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Melkovick counter with a right hand.
Pappas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pappas scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pappas misses with a lunging right hand
and Melkovick counters with a stiff right hand.
Pappas throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pappas misses with a lunging right hand
and Melkovick counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pappas throws a chopping leg kick but Melkovick manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Melkovick scores with a jab. Pappas acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Melkovick ducks right into an uppercut from Pappas.
Pappas throws a leg kick
and Melkovick counters with a straight right hand.
Gus Pappas is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Melkovick misses with a straight right.
Pappas throws a front kick aimed at Melkovick's knee but Melkovick avoids it well.
Gus Pappas is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Melkovick thuds his right hand into Pappas's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Melkovick lands a nice hook to Pappas's body. Pappas takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Pappas just misses with a punch to the body.
Melkovick takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pappas misses the shot to the body.
Melkovick throws a body punch but Pappas moves out of range.
Pappas seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Pappas misses with a wild body shot.
A clash of legs there as Melkovick blocks the low kick.
Pappas slips a straight right by Melkovick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pappas.
Gus Pappas is winning the standup battle so far.
Melkovick wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Pappas swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Melkovick counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pappas misses with a double jab
and Melkovick counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A left lands for Pappas.
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!
Pappas misses with a low kick as Melkovick jumps back.
Melkovick is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Pappas with a body shot.
Pappas throws a series of punches but Melkovick moves out of range.
Pappas misses with a jab, cross combination.
A big right from Melkovick misses.
No joy there for Pappas, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pappas throws a looping overhand right but Melkovick ducks down to avoid it.
Pappas walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Melkovick checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Melkovick looks to land a right hand but Pappas moved out of range.

Melkovick shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Melkovick was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Pappas bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Donk. Pappas catches Melkovick right on the button with a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Melkovick on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Pappas takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Melkovick loads up on a big right hand but Pappas slips the punch.
Pappas connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Melkovick's hands.
Pappas misses with a double jab.
Pappas lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Melkovick circles away quickly and effectively.
Pappas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Melkovick moves away.
A little jabbing left from Melkovick on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Pappas slips a jab from Melkovick.
Pappas connects with a body shot.
Pappas connects with a right hand. Melkovick shakes it off.
Melkovick throws out a loose jab but Pappas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pappas missing with a left hand there. Melkovick was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

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

Pappas sneaks out the side door and pushes Melkovick away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Melkovick displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pappas throws out the jab.
Melkovick throws out a counter right but Pappas avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pappas moves away from the strike by Melkovick.
Melkovick wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Pappas throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Pappas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A left lands for Melkovick.
Pappas throws a head kick that misses
and Melkovick counters with a nice uppercut.
Pappas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pappas misses with a leg kick
and Melkovick counters with a nice uppercut.
Pappas throws a jab when Melkovick was well out of range.
Pappas wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Pappas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gus Pappas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Melkovick throws a lazy uppercut
and Pappas counters with a three punch combo that has Melkovick backing up. Melkovick nods at Pappas to acknowledge the strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pappas lands a nice looking kick to the body. Melkovick takes a step back to recover.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pappas thows a leg kick but Melkovick checks it

and Melkovick counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Pappas wants to get back to his feet but Melkovick passes into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Melkovick throwing shots but Pappas is blocking nicely.
Melkovick looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Pappas with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Melkovick takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Pappas is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Melkovick scores with a couple of nice shots.
Melkovick scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Melkovick wants to control but Pappas is keeping him busy.
Melkovick might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pappas haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Melkovick not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pappas is not content to let Melkovick control the position.
Melkovick not doing much here.
Melkovick missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Gus Pappas is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Melkovick is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Melkovick not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Pappas avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Melkovick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Melkovick working over Pappas with some ground and pound. Pappas looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Pappas is staying active underneath Melkovick, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Pappas wants to improve his position but Melkovick is controlling well.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pappas moves out of range of the strikes.
Pappas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Melkovick.
Pappas throws a body shot but no joy.
Pappas misses with a double jab
and Melkovick connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pappas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Melkovick.
Melkovick swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Pappas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Melkovick.
Melkovick bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Cristoff Melkovick has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pappas misses with a hook
and Melkovick counters with a stiff right hand.
Melkovick throws a looping overhand right but Pappas ducks down to avoid it.

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 Gus Pappas.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Pappas, 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 James Glass scores the fight 30:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gus Pappas!

Gus Pappas managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Pitt Nutrition 160Q! 10% Laundry plus fees!!!, into his post fight interview.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Simo Hayha and Tonton Hong. Hong has chosen Hong Entrance Song as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
30
220 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
188 cm
35
196 lbs
28 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition

Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Simo Hayha!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tonton Hong!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Glass and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hong wants to clinch up but Hayha keeps it at a distance.
Hayha misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hong.
Hong now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

Hayha moves into the clinch.

Hayha breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hayha misses with the body kick
and Hong counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hong tries to bum rush Hayha with a series of wild strikes but Hayha uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Hayha pushes Hong up against the cage in a clinch.
Hayha lands a right hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hong.
Hong tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hayha scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hayha goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hayha swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hong misses with the head strike.
Hong misses with a punch to the body.
Hayha lands a knee to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hong wants to control from the top but Hayha keeps moving.
Hayha preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Hong throws a strike but Hayha rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Hayha looking to pass the guard.
Hayha stopping the sweep attempt from Hong.
Hong is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hayha preventing the sweep.
Hayha throws a big right hand that misses.
Hong looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hayha is one step ahead there.
Hong throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hayha won't allow Hong to sweep him here.
Hayha is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Hong has Hayha pulled in close to control his posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Hong wants to sweep but no luck.
Hayha trying to control but Hong is working from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Hayha misses with a two punch combination.
Hayha has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hong finds it's way round the side to connect with Hayha's head.
Hong bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hayha does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayha tries to clinch but Hong moves away
and Hong counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

It looks like Simo Hayha has been cut.
Hayha tries to clinch but Hong moves away
and Hayha takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hong throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A leg kick checked by Hayha.
Hayha seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Hong lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hayha's sensitive parts.
Hong lands a jab to the nose.
Hayha has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hong.
Hong throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hayha moves forwards but Hong connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Good shot there by Hong.
Hong is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hayha had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Hayha takes a swing at Hong's ribcage but misses.
Hong throws a jab but it's blocked by Hayha.
Hayha checks a leg kick.
Hayha tries to counter by clinching up but Hong breaks away and moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hong. Hayha does a little dance to reset his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hayha walks into a stiff left hand from Hong.

Hayha has taken the fight to the clinch.

Hayha pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hayha throws a low kick but Hong avoids it.
Simo Hayha seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hong keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Hayha wants to clinch up but Hong keeps it at a distance.
A little jabbing left from Hong on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hong pushes Hayha away with a front kick.
Hong lands a lovely overhand right.
Hayha throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hong counters with a nice uppercut.
Hong thumps Hayha with a low kick.
Hayha throws a right hand that Hong ducks under and follows up with a left that Hong also avoids with ease.
Hayha throws a lazy uppercut
and Hong counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tonton Hong dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Simo Hayha's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Hayha closes the distance looking to clinch
and Hong counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hong tries to clinch but Hayha moves away
and Hong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Tonton Hong has been cut.
Hayha connects with a solid leg kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hayha looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hong dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Hayha fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Hong, pushing him back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hong.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Hong. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Hong throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hayhas head.
Hayha tries to work over Hong's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
I was talking to Hayha's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Hong lands a hook that snaps the head of Hayha backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hayha.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hayha.
Hong lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hayha backwards.

Hayha is rocked!
Hong working aggressively here.
Hong misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hong has a couple of punches blocked by Hayha.
Hayha misses with some punches.
Hong misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Hong.
Hong scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hong throws a head punch that misses.
Hayha blocks an uppercut.
Hong misses with a punch on the inside.
Hong lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hong stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Hong misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hong working aggressively here.
A short uppercut from Hong.
Hong softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hong.
Hong working aggressively here.
Hayha is trying to stall.
Hong lands with a short shot to the head.
Oh Hayha is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hayha working aggressively here.
Hayha seems to have got his legs back now.
Hayha is trying to pull guard but Hong turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Hayha jumps into guard, dragging Hong to the mat.
Hong throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hong in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hayha is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Hayha utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hong working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Hayha's head.
Hong looking to sit in guard and control but Hayha gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayha stopping the sweep attempt from Hong.
Hayha is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Hayha stopping the sweep attempt from Hong.
Hayha trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hayha throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hayha trying to control the position from guard on top but Hong is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hayha postures up.
Hong has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Hayha has passed into side control.
Hong sneaks back into half guard.
Hong has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hong manages to get to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hong is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hayha wants to control from the top but Hong keeps moving.
Hong trying to keep a closed guard but Hayha is proving a slippery customer.
Hong wants to sweep but no luck.
Hong is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Hong is trying to control the position but Hayha postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tonton Hong showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Hong rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hayha moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hayha pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A little jabbing left from Hong on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hayha takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hong, as that shot connected.
Hong avoids the body shot from Hayha.
Hayha throws a solid leg kick but Hong takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Hayha.

Hayha clinches up with Hong and pushes him back against the cage.
Hong fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Hayha.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Hayha.
Hayha blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hong doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hong fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hong fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Hayha.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hong misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hong tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hong swings wildly with an uppercut but Hayha uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hayha.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Hayha.
Hong lands with a left to the head.
Hayha lands a left hand.
Hong swings wildly with an uppercut but Hayha uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hong throws a head punch that misses.
Hayha unloads a knee to the mid-section. Hong lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Hong has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hong takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hayha tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Hong just stands there and leans against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Hong fails to land.
Hong misses with the head strike.

Hayha breaks from the clinch.
Hong on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Simo Hayha has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hayha lands with a straight right. Hong didn't see that one coming.
Hong tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hayha looks to land a left hand but Hong moved out of range nicely.
Hayha scores with a punch to the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hayha.
Hayha scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hayha misses with a hook to the body
and Hong counters with a straight right hand.
Hayha misses with a hook. Hong ducked under it nicely.
Hong is trying to counter with his kicks.
Hayha throws a leg kick
and Hong counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hayha wants to clinch
and Hong counters with a stiff right hand.
Hong lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayha lands with an overhand left.
Hong scores with a nice strike.
Hayha misses with a wild body shot.

Hong gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Hayha swings wildly with an uppercut but Hong uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hong working aggressively here.
Hayha misses with a punch to the body.
Tonton Hong seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Nice body punch from Hayha.
Hong throws a head punch that misses.
Hong misses with the head strike.
Hong misses with the head strike.
Hong misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Hong fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hong blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hayha blocks an uppercut.
Hayha lands a hook that snaps the head of Hong backwards.
Hayha blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hong misses with some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hong creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hong.
Hong tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hong blocking some punches.
A right hook to the body lands for Hayha.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hayha.
Hayha blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hayha blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Hong.

Hayha breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hong on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hong swings and misses with a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Tonton Hong.
I've got Hong 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Glass scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tonton Hong!

A victorious Tonton Hong thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between John Eugemia and Randy Poffo. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

175 cm
24
155 lbs
14 - 8 - 1
190 cm
24
185 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
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 14 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, John Eugemia!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Randy Poffo!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Poffo has managed to clinch.
Poffo dodges an elbow strike from Eugemia.
Poffo scores with a nice hook to the head.
Eugemia effectively controlling the action here.
Poffo is leaning against Eugemia and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Eugemia tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Poffo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The referee is keeping an eye on Eugemia - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Poffo has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Poffo working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Poffo swings wildly with an uppercut but Eugemia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Eugemia blocks a body shot from Poffo.
We've been hearing reports that Eugemia has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Eugemia fails to land.
Poffo blocks the elbow strike.
Poffo lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Eugemia.
Eugemia is pushing Poffo up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Poffo has a couple of punches blocked by Eugemia.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Eugemia lands an elbow that stopped Poffo in his tracks for a moment.
Eugemia has Poffo pressed against the cage.
Eugemia connects with a knee to the head.
Poffo pushes Eugemia back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Poffo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Eugemia misses with an elbow strike.
Eugemia has Poffo pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Poffo manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Poffo.
A hook to the body from Poffo.
Poffo tries to throw a body punch but Eugemia avoids it by throwing Poffo back against the cage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Poffo lands with a light punch inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Poffo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Poffo tries to work over Eugemia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Eugemia creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Poffo blocks an elbow strike.
Poffo dodges an elbow strike from Eugemia.
Poffo lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Poffo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Poffo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Poffo pushes Eugemia back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Poffo lands a shoulder strike.
Poffo avoids a wild elbow strike from Eugemia.
Poffo lands with a light punch inside.

Eugemia is rocked!
Poffo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Oh Eugemia is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Poffo scores with a shoulder strike.
Eugemia wants a takedown but no success here.
Poffo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Eugemia seems to have got his legs back now.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Eugemia.
Poffo cracks Eugemia with a nice body shot.
Poffo gets underhooks to prevent Eugemia's takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Eugemia. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Poffo pushes Eugemia back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Poffo lands with a short shot to the head.
Poffo works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Eugemia is breathing heavily.
Eugemia throws an elbow but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Eugemia tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Poffo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Poffo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Eugemia backwards.
Poffo tries a body shot but Eugemia blocks it.
Poffo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Eugemia prevents a body shot from Poffo.
A short right from Poffo on the inside.
Poffo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Poffo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Eugemia's elbow.
Poffo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Eugemia backwards.
Eugemia is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Poffo pulls him back up using the underhooks.
A shot in the inside from Poffo.
Poffo is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Poffo pushes Eugemia back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Eugemia prevents a body shot from Poffo.
Eugemia tries to stall but Poffo uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Poffo struggles to land a body shot inside as Eugemia controls his hands.
Poffo misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Poffo drops Eugemia onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Eugemia is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Poffo misses with some punches.
Poffo tries to work over Eugemia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Poffo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Poffo blocks the elbow strike.
Poffo stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Eugemia blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Poffo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Eugemia backwards.
Poffo goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Eugemia.
Eugemia creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Eugemia trying to control the position but instead, Poffo has worked for underhooks and has pushed Eugemia into the cage.
Eugemia misses with a punch on the inside.
Eugemia leaning his opponent against the cage.
Eugemia's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Eugemia lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Poffo at a distance.
John Eugemia seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Poffo ducks under a wild hook from Eugemia.
Eugemia tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Poffo manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Poffo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Eugemia.
Eugemia staying out of range there.
Poffo misses with a body shot.
Poffo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Eugemia.
Poffo tried to score with a low kick but Eugemia checks it.
Eugemia shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Poffo pinned against the cage. Poffo gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Eugemia jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Poffo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Eugemia feinted with a counter takedown.
Eugemia is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Eugemia walks forward, straight into a front kick from Poffo.
Eugemia misses with a left hand
and Poffo counters with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poffo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Poffo lands a nice looking body shot.
Eugemia misses with a few strikes there.

Poffo sends Eugemia crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Poffo is motioning to the referee to let Eugemia up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Poffo throws out a loose jab but Eugemia uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Eugemia steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Poffo. That one must have hurt.
Poffo drops a shoulder and throws a monster hook that connects perfectly to the side of Eugemia's head, knocking him out cold! Poffo is extatic as he celebrates with his cornermen.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Randy Poffo!
Randy Poffo thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Krejzi Kure and Sergio Bujol. Chooooooooon! I think Kure might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to BIG SHUG - who's hard. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

170 cm
36
150 lbs
16 - 13 - 1
180 cm
29
167 lbs
16 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Conviction



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 16 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Krejzi Kure!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sergio Bujol!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Donald Grub and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bujol throws a body punch but Kure moves out of range.
Bujol throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Kure.
Bujol moves out of range as Kure strikes.
Bujol has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Kure fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Bujol misses with a wild body shot.
A big left from Bujol misses.
Kure connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Kure avoids the body shot from Bujol.
As Bujol tries to get set, Kure tries to push him back and clinch up but Bujol manages to avoid the attempt.

Kure drives through with a takedown into guard.
Bujol wants to stand but Kure is controlling the position.
Kure working some strikes from top position.

Bujol is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bujol lands an uppercut.
Bujol blocks an uppercut.
Bujol lands with a left to the head.
Bujol tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kure throws a head punch that misses.
Bujol tries a body shot but Kure blocks it.
Kure looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Krejzi Kure. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bujol lands a right hand.
Bujol goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kure digs a right hand into Bujol's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Bujol's gas tank.
Kure tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Bujol fails to land.
Bujol is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Bujol misses with a knee strike.
Bujol tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kure's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kure missing with knees to the body.
Kure is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Bujol is defending well.
Bujol throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kure is trying to drag Bujol to the mat but Bujol just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
A hook to the body from Bujol.
Kure gets through Bujol's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kure drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bujol misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bujol prevents the takedown attempt.
Kure misses with the head strike.
Bujol swings wildly with an uppercut but Kure uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kure throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Bujols head.
Bujol doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Bujol blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kure lands with a light punch inside.
Bujol lands a nice shot to the body.
Bujol struggles to land a body shot inside as Kure controls his hands.
Kure swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Still in the clinch, Bujol scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kure blocks a body shot from Bujol.
Kure being controlled against the cage.
Kure stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
A hook to the body from Bujol.
Bujol misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kure is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Bujol misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bujol misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bujol tries to work over Kure's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kure has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Bujol avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.

Bujol's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sergio Bujol seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bujol throws a wild body kick that Kure sees coming a mile off.
Kure digs a good body shot into Bujol's ribs.
Kure fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bujol let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Bujol has closed the distance and engaged Kure in a clinch.
Bujol works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kure looking for a takedown.
Bujol blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bujol can't find room to land a body shot as Kure controls the action.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bujol prevents a takedown attempt there.
Kure blocking some punches.
Kure is looking for a takedown.
Bujol is stalling here.
Kure struggles to land a body shot inside as Bujol controls his hands.

Bujol breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kure doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Bujol fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kure, pushing him back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergio Bujol dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Bujol is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kure.
Kure scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bujol doesn't seem bothered though.

Bujol rushes Kure and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bujol.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Kure as Bujol tries to tie him up.

Kure's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kure is trying hard to land a takedown here. Bujol sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Bujol lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bujol jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bujol throws a good cross that connects.
Bujol throws a body punch but Kure moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kure slips a jab and a cross from Bujol.
Kure misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bujol.
Sergio Bujol seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bujol moves forwards but Kure connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bujol misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kure.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice shot lands for Bujol.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kure takes a swing at Bujol's ribcage but misses.
A head kick misses from Bujol.
Kure uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bujol.
Bujol pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kure is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bujol stuffs the takedown.
Kure throws a hook but Bujol avoids it easily.
Bujol ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kure moves away.
Bujol misses with a wild body shot.

Kure gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Sergio Bujol seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Bujol escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kure tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bujol paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kure misses with a double jab.

Kure scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

Bujol makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bujol throws a hook but Kure avoids it easily.
Kure shoots in but Bujol avoids the takedown attempt easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Krejzi Kure. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kure fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Bujol avoids it really well and circles away.
A jab from Bujol misses.
Kure misses with a wild body shot.
Bujol has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bujol wants to slow Kure down by chopping away at his legs.
Bujol misses with a looping right.
Kure fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

Bujol clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Bujol on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bujol.
Bujol lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kure backwards.
Kure wants to take the fight to the mat but Bujol manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kure pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bujol lands a jab to Kure's midsection.
Bujol looks to score with a jab to the body but Kure is just out of range.
Bujol wants to clinch.
Kure has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Bujol.
Bujol throws a head kick that misses.
Krejzi Kure is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kure fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Kure tries to clinch up but Bujol circles away and keeps his distance.
Bujol throws a front kick that sends Kure stumbling back into the cage.
Bujol throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bujol takes a swing at Kure's ribcage but misses.
Kure tries to counter with a takedown but Bujol is quick to defend against it.
Bujol takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bujol throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Bujol displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kure throws out the jab.
Bujol scores with a shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head kick misses from Bujol.
Kure steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Bujol. That one must have hurt.
Kure is looking to clinch.
Bujol goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kure throws a one two combo.
Kure is looking to wear down Bujol with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Kure waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bujol.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bujol. Kure does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bujol throws a half hearted mid kick.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Kure is defended easily by Bujol.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergio Bujol showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Bujol tries to clinch but Kure moves away
and Kure counters with a left and a right that stings Bujol.
Kure bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bujol's head backwards.

Kure forces Bujol back against the cage and clinches.

Bujol breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kure throws a right and a left that Bujol avoids nicely.
It seemed like Bujol was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bujol throws a body shot but no joy.
Bujol has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Bujol lands with a good body shot.
Kure feints a jab promting Bujol to slip. Kure then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Bujol slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
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!
Bujol scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kure takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kure misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bujol.
Kure misses with a looping left.
Bujol misses the jab.
Kure fails to land with a series of punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bujol tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kure lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Bujol throws out a loose jab but Kure uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kure looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bujol is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A jab from Kure misses.
Bujol looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bujol keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kure.
Bujol fails with an attempt to clinch.
Bujol looks to score with a jab to the body but Kure is just out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Kure on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bujol swings widly with a right hand
and Kure counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kure stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Bujol.
A right-left combo lands from Kure.
Kure will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bujol uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kure.
Kure takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Bujol misses the body punch
and Kure counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kure throws a hook but Bujol avoids it easily.
Bujol moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Bujol darts in and clinches Kure up against the cage.
Bujol avoiding damage as Kure throws knees to the body.
Bujol throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kures head.
A nice left hand lands by Bujol.

Kure's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bujol lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kure takes a step back to recover.
Bujol avoids the body shot from Kure.

Bujol has managed to clinch.
Krejzi Kure has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A right hand to the body from Bujol.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kure is trying to maintain a safe position but Bujol gets an underhook and turns Kure into the cage.
Sergio Bujol is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bujol misses with a punch to the body.
Bujol prevents a body shot from Kure.
Bujol tries to work over Kure's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kure is trying to drag Bujol to the mat but Bujol just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Bujol stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Kure breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kure scores with a jab to the jaw.
A good leg kick by Bujol.
Bujol lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kure takes a step back to recover.
Bujol throws a jab when Kure was well out of range.
Kure lands a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kure. Bujol does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kure waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bujol.
Kure wants to clinch
and Bujol counters with a straight right hand.
Bujol throws a head kick but Kure moves out of range.
Bujol feints and then cracks Kure's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kure down.
Kure misses with a wild combination.
Bujol lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kure at a distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kure looks to score with a jab to the body but Bujol is just out of range.
Bujol lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kure gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Nice shot lands for Bujol.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bujol lands a jab to the head.

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 Krejzi Kure.
Well Bujol has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 28:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergio Bujol!

An out of breath Sergio Bujol thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jolly Leg Byrd and Andrei Dunas. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

172 cm
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142 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
185 cm
26
165 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class 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 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jolly Leg Byrd!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Andrei Dunas!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Andrew Berry and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dunas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Byrd throws the left hand but Dunas avoids the punch easily.
Byrd misses the shot to the body.
Byrd's jab looks to have found its range, popping Dunas under the eye.
Dunas misses the shot to the body.
Dunas ducks under a wild hook from Byrd.
Byrd connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Byrd goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dunas is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Dunas throws a predictable looking body shot
and Byrd counters with a lovely shot to the body.
We've been informed that Dunas 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.
Dunas checks the leg kick nicely there.
Byrd sets himself, and Dunas steps forward looking for the clinch! Byrd avoids it this time.
Byrd avoids the head kick by Dunas.
Byrd misses with a body kick.
Byrd definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Byrd throws a leg kick
and Dunas counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dunas swings for the body but Byrd moves out of range.
Dunas jabs at Byrd's body.
Dunas slips a jab from Byrd.
Dunas fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Byrd on the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Byrd comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Dunas scores with a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byrd throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Byrd takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nice body punch from Dunas.
Dunas walks into a straight right hand from Byrd.
Byrd moves out of range as Dunas strikes.
Byrd throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Byrd swats away the attempt to clinch by Dunas.
An inside leg kick from Byrd misses.
Dunas throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A jab from Byrd misses.
Dunas checks a leg kick.
Byrd takes one on the button.
Crunch! Dunas slams his shin into Byrd's torso.
Dunas dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byrd throws a half hearted mid kick.
Byrd misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dunas.
Dunas wants to counter with a clinch but Byrd pushes him away.
Dunas lands a nice looking body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dunas misses with an uppercut. Byrd saw that one coming.
Nice body punch from Dunas.
Byrd throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dunas sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A leg kick checked by Byrd.
Byrd looks for the body kick but Dunas saw that one coming.
Dunas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Byrd manages to avoid it.
A big left from Dunas misses.
Dunas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Byrd half committed to a counter leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Byrd blocks the leg kick.
Byrd will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Dunas goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dunas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Byrd ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dunas moves away.
A leg kick checked by Dunas.
Byrd keeps Dunas at a distance using the push kick.
Dunas moves into range and connects with a jab.
Dunas misses with an uppercut. Byrd saw that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byrd dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dunas jabs Byrd to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Byrd keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dunas. Byrd does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dunas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Byrd.
Byrd takes a swing at Dunas's ribcage but misses.
Dunas throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dunas. Byrd does a little dance to reset his feet.
Byrd scores with a jab. Dunas acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dunas tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dunas lands the left hand.
Byrd tries to work over Dunas's front leg with a kick but Dunas checks it.
Byrd takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Byrd feints and then cracks Dunas's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dunas down.
Byrd misses with a wild body shot.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Byrd. Dunas shrugs it off though.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A solid body kick from Byrd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byrd fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dunas has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Dunas lands with a nice body punch.
Byrd walks into a stiff left hand from Dunas.
Dunas drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nice straight punches there by Dunas. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dunas.
Byrd throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dunas sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dunas finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Dunas is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Byrd had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Dunas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dunas throws a lazy uppercut
and Byrd counters with a straight right hand.
Dunas misses the shot to the body.
Byrd is looking to chop away at Dunas's legs.
Nice body kick there by Byrd.
A lazy body kick from Byrd

and Dunas moves into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byrd misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Byrd.
Byrd gets through Dunas's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Byrd misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Byrd slips a jab from Dunas.
Dunas takes a swing at Byrd's ribcage but misses.
Byrd explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Dunas bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Byrd's head backwards.
Good work by Dunas as he checks the leg kick.
Andrei Dunas seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Byrd is looking to land body kicks.
Dunas misses with a wild body shot.
Byrd throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Dunas keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Byrd.
Dunas misses with a body punch
and Byrd cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dunas connects with an inside leg kick.
Dunas gets cracked there but stands up to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byrd misses with a body shot.
Byrd swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dunas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Byrd misses with a low kick.
Dunas throws a big shot that misses.
Byrd throws out a loose jab but Dunas uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byrd thuds his shin into the meat of Dunas's side.
Dunas thows a left - swing and a miss!
Byrd takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Byrd lands with a right hand.
Dunas slips under a jab from Byrd.
Dunas is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Byrd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dunas walks into a left hand.
Dunas uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Byrd.
Byrd will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Dunas lands a high kick!
Byrd throws a body punch but Dunas moves out of range.
Dunas is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Byrd rather than just go for the knockout.
Dunas looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Dunas moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Byrd checks a leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dunas throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Byrd stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Byrd throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Dunas misses with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dunas throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Dunas misses with a wild body shot.
Byrd fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dunas has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Dunas misses with a body shot.
Crunch! Dunas slams his shin into Byrd's torso.
A shot to the liver by Dunas. Beautiful body shot.
Dunas has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Byrd.
Dunas lunges at Byrd with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Byrd's hand.
Byrd takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Byrd takes a swing at Dunas's ribcage but misses.
Dunas was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Byrd jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
A big right from Byrd misses.
Byrd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Byrd doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Dunas scores with a push kick.
A big right from Byrd misses.
Dunas shapes to counter with a head kick.
Byrd lands with a good body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Byrd.
Byrd misses with a low kick.
Byrd fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Byrd uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dunas.
Byrd throws a jab when Dunas was well out of range.
Byrd connects with a right hand. Dunas shakes it off.
Byrd misses with a kick to the body.
Dunas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dunas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Byrd was well out of range. Poor timing from Dunas.
Byrd dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dunas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byrd moves away.
Byrd throws a hook but Dunas avoids it easily.
Byrd cracks the inside of Dunas's front leg.
Byrd attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Byrd takes a jab right on the kisser.
Dunas is looking to clinch.
Byrd looks to land a left hand but Dunas moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byrd connects with a leg kick. Dunas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Byrd is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dunas.
Dunas misses with an uppercut. Byrd saw that one coming.
Byrd uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dunas.
Dunas is looking to slow Byrd down with leg kicks.
Dunas scores with a head kick. Byrd tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Dunas dodges the punch combination from Byrd.
Dunas chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Byrd can pounce on him.
Dunas ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dunas steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Byrd.
A good leg kick by Byrd.
Byrd throws the left hand but Dunas avoids the punch easily.
Dunas tries to counter by closing the distance.
Dunas throws a leg kick that is checked
and Byrd counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byrd takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Dunas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jolly Leg Byrd will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Dunas fails with an attempt to clinch.
Byrd thuds his right hand into Dunas's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Dunas looks to score with a jab to the body but Byrd is just out of range.
Byrd tries to work over Dunas's front leg with a kick but Dunas checks it.
Dunas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dunas changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice body punch from Dunas.
Dunas takes a swing at Byrd's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Byrd wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Byrd throws a shot from downtown. Dunas moves away and avoids it.
Byrd keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dunas does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Byrd throws an overhand right that lands on Dunas's shoulder, as Dunas tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dunas throws the kick towards the body but Byrd avoids it.
Byrd misses with a looping right.
Byrd is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Byrd scores with a jab. Dunas acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Byrd moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dunas misses with a body kick.
It looked like Byrd wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Dunas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Byrd manages to avoid it.
A big left from Byrd misses.
Dunas takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Dunas uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Byrd has time to react.
Dunas throws a hook but Byrd blocks it.
Dunas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dunas connects with a crisp jab.
Dunas moves out of range of the strikes.
Dunas moves out of range as Byrd throws a body kick.
Dunas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Byrd.
Dunas throws a hook but Byrd blocks it.
Byrd walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Dunas checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A nice leg kick lands there from Byrd.
Byrd lands a leg kick that knocks Dunas off balance momentarily.
Byrd blocks a head kick by Dunas.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dunas takes a swing at Byrd's ribcage but misses.
Byrd throws a hook to the side of Dunas's head but Dunas sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Byrd misses with a hook.
Dunas throws a wild body kick that Byrd sees coming a mile off.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byrd walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Dunas checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Dunas throws a looping overhand right but Byrd ducks down to avoid it.
Byrd is looking to slow Dunas down with leg kicks.
Dunas scores with a body shot.
Byrd checks a low kick from Dunas.
Byrd throws a leg kick that misses.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Byrd.
Byrd misses with a body kick.
Dunas throws a body shot but no joy.
Byrd throws a leg kick
and Dunas counters with a slapping leg kick.
Byrd keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Byrd lands a nice leg kick that just misses Dunas's sensitive parts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Byrd finds it's way through Dunas's defenses.
Byrd throws the kick towards the body but Dunas avoids it.
Byrd lands a head shot.
Byrd throws a right hand that misses
and Dunas counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dunas misses with a left hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Byrd bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dunas throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Byrd throws a sloppy head kick and Dunas moves out of range easily.
Dunas moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Dunas checks a leg kick.
Dunas lands with a kick to the ribs.
Good shot there by Byrd.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Byrd misses with a body kick.
Byrd loads up on a big right hand but Dunas slips the punch.
Dunas fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Byrd looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dunas connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Byrd's hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Dunas.
Dunas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byrd moves away.
Dunas dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Byrd. That did some damage!
Byrd throws a hook but Dunas blocks it.
Byrd throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dunas throws a half hearted mid kick.
Dunas avoids a kick to the body.
Dunas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Byrd.
Byrd blocks a low kick nicely.
A slow jab from Byrd misses its intended target.
Dunas scores with a jab to the body.
Dunas bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Byrd's head.
Dunas wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Byrd slips a jab from Dunas.
Dunas jabs Byrd to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Byrd connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Andrei Dunas.
I think Dunas has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Andrei Dunas!

During a confident post fight interview, Andrei Dunas thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Arthur Minasian and Juntti Jallu. Minasian comes to the cage accompanied by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX4b4eyEwI8. Arthur Minasian could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Juntti Jallu's chin.

194 cm
29
262 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
180 cm
32
241 lbs
15 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Lion Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arthur Minasian!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Juntti Jallu!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Phil Schofield and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jallu moves in looking to clinch but Minasian pushes him off.
Jallu tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Minasian manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jallu has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.

Jallu clinches.
A short right from Minasian.
Jallu blocking some punches.
Jallu lands with a right to the head.
Jallu lands a right hand that snaps the head of Minasian backwards.
Jallu lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Minasian swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jallu using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Minasian has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Minasian.

It looks like Juntti Jallu has been cut.
Jallu blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jallu tries a body shot but Minasian blocks it.
Minasian lands a body punch.
Minasian struggles to land a body shot inside as Jallu controls his hands.
Minasian working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Minasian blocking some punches.
Minasian throws a head punch that misses.
Jallu tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Minasian avoids it.
Jallu blocks an uppercut.
Jallu lands a knee to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Minasian lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jallu lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Minasian tries to throw a body punch but Jallu avoids it by throwing Minasian back against the cage.
Minasian lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Minasian throws a punch but it's blocked by Jallu.
Jallu misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jallu.
Jallu blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jallu blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Come on Jallu - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Jallu tries a knee to the head but Minasian blocks it.
Jallu is trying to stall.
Minasian misses with the head strike.
Jallu tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Jallu lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Minasian digs a right hand underneath Jallu's ribcage. Jallu let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Jallu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Knees to the body from Jallu.
Minasian misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Minasian fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jallu missing with knees to the body.
Minasian makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Jallu fails to land.
Minasian lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Minasian escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Minasian throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jallu throws a jab when Minasian was well out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Jallu misses the target.
As Jallu backs away, Minasian returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A shot to the liver by Jallu. Beautiful body shot.
Jallu tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jallu with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Minasian to score with a decent uppercut.
Jallu fails in his attempt to clinch.
Minasian jabs Jallu to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jallu throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jallu throws an off balance right hand
and Minasian counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Minasian avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Jallu slips a straight right by Minasian.
Jallu tries to close the distance and clinch but Minasian swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Minasian avoids the head kick by Jallu.
Jallu throws a lazy head kick
and Minasian counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Jallu scores with a nice head shot.
Jallu tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Minasian looks to land a right hand but Jallu moved out of range.
Minasian turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jallu tries to clinch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Minasian thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Jallu if he has to take too many more of those.
Jallu looks winded!
Minasian with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Minasian catches Jallu with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Minasian chopping away at his opponent's legs.
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!
Minasian feints a jab and as Jallu dips his head, Minasian unleashes a brutal head kick that catches Jallu right on the jaw! Timbeeer! Jallu falls backwards in slow motion, only propped up by the cage! Minasian smiles a psychotic smile as he stares down his unconscious opponent. That is a scary man.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Arthur Minasian!
After winning the bout, Arthur Minasian thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Juntti Jallu spoke after the fight, saying 'Sheer luck! i DEMAND a rematch ASAP! '.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and AJ The Perfectionist. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

182 cm
27
184 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
170 cm
24
176 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
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 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, AJ The Perfectionist!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Murhaa jabs at The Perfectionist's body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
The Perfectionist blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and The Perfectionist counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
The Perfectionist bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Murhaa closes the distance and clinches.
The Perfectionist doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Perfectionist misses with a body punch.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
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!
Murhaa is trying to break free.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
The Perfectionist blocks a body shot from Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The Perfectionist is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
The Perfectionist blocking some punches.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of The Perfectionist backwards.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Perfectionist.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
The Perfectionist can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
The Perfectionist struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
The Perfectionist working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa displaying some good clinch control by pressing The Perfectionist up against the cage.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt The Perfectionist or not.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
The Perfectionist doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa lands a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The Perfectionist throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Murhaas head.
The Perfectionist is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
The Perfectionist has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Murhaa seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if The Perfectionist can turn it around.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
The Perfectionist tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
Murhaa is looking to control The Perfectionist's arms but The Perfectionist gets an underhook and turns him. Now Murhaa has his back to the cage.
Murhaa trying to control the position but instead, The Perfectionist has worked for underhooks and has pushed Murhaa into the cage.
Murhaa seems a little flustered. He's come in with the intention of controlling the clinch but The Perfectionist is preventing him from doing so, at least for the moment.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Perfectionist slowing the pace effectively.
Murhaa is trying to break free.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The Perfectionist lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The Perfectionist gets through Murhaa's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
The Perfectionist cracks Murhaa with a nice body shot.
The Perfectionist lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The Perfectionist throws a head punch that misses.
The Perfectionist misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Perfectionist presses Murhaa against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
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!
The Perfectionist tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The Perfectionist lands with a right to the head.
The Perfectionist can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Murhaa pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa pushes The Perfectionist away with a front kick.
We've been told by Murhaa's head coaches at Elite Strikers that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The Perfectionist throws a leg kick
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by The Perfectionist. The Perfectionist obviously looking to wear him down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist tries to clinch up.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the body
and The Perfectionist counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The Perfectionist lands with a thumping leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but The Perfectionist sees it coming and moves out of range.
Murhaa swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A clash of legs there as Murhaa blocks the low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa falls off balance throwing a combination
and The Perfectionist counters with a low kick, right behind Murhaa 's knee.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but The Perfectionist sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murhaa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The Perfectionist lands a nice shot that snaps Murhaa's head back.
The Perfectionist uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The Perfectionist moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
The Perfectionist thinks about the counter body kick.
The Perfectionist slips under a jab.
The Perfectionist misses with a low kick.
The Perfectionist walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
The Perfectionist attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa throws a poor cross that misses
enabling The Perfectionist to counter with a crisp jab.
The Perfectionist takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murhaa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that The Perfectionist can do to turn this around?
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but The Perfectionist moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Perfectionist throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that Murhaa semi-blocks.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa checks a low kick from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.
The Perfectionist avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa connects with an inside leg kick.
The Perfectionist delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but The Perfectionist paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It seemed like The Perfectionist was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The Perfectionist turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The Perfectionist lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A left lands for The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa lands with a nice body punch.
Murhaa moves out of range of the body kick.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist's jab looks to have found its range, popping Murhaa under the eye.
Murhaa listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as The Perfectionist throws out the jab.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
The Perfectionist with a jab.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but The Perfectionist moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
The Perfectionist takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
The Perfectionist swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by The Perfectionist.
Murhaa tries to clinch up.
Despite the aggression on The Perfectionist's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a leg kick which misses The Perfectionist's front leg but catches the back leg as The Perfectionist tries to avoid it.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. The Perfectionist was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but The Perfectionist saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa throws a push kick but The Perfectionist slaps the foot to one side.
The Perfectionist looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Nice shot by Murhaa.
The Perfectionist scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The Perfectionist tries a quick counter leg kick but Murhaa is wise to it.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but The Perfectionist sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The Perfectionist lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Murhaa throws a right and a left that The Perfectionist avoids nicely.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
letting The Perfectionist counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but The Perfectionist was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist misses with a straight right.
The Perfectionist throws a body shot but no joy.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and The Perfectionist has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from The Perfectionist and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
AJ The Perfectionist seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa throws a hook but The Perfectionist blocks it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The Perfectionist moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
The Perfectionist throws a sloppy body shot
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The Perfectionist throws out a powerful jab.
The Perfectionist lands a head kick. Murhaa smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but AJ The Perfectionist will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
The Perfectionist cracks the inside of Murhaa's front leg.
Murhaa thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on The Perfectionist if he has to take too many more of those.
Murhaa lands with a good body shot.
Murhaa throws a good cross that connects.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and The Perfectionist counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa with a nice cross.
The Perfectionist takes one to the side of the head.
The Perfectionist throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but The Perfectionist ducks down to avoid it.
The Perfectionist pivots, looking for a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range and The Perfectionist settles back down.
A shot to the liver by Murhaa. Beautiful body shot.
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!
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to The Perfectionist's calf.
The Perfectionist throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but The Perfectionist sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fighters circle momentarily. The Perfectionist darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by The Perfectionist.
A low kick from The Perfectionist is predictable there
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Murhaa lands with a good body shot.
The Perfectionist goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa scores with a crisp jab that stopped The Perfectionist in his tracks.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and The Perfectionist is able to avoid easily.
Nice defenses there by The Perfectionist.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from The Perfectionist.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The Perfectionist misses with a left hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Murhaa moves into the clinch.
The Perfectionist blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
The Perfectionist throws a head punch that misses.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Nice body punch from The Perfectionist - that landed with a thud.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The Perfectionist blocking some punches.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Murhaa misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt The Perfectionist or not.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa tries a body shot but The Perfectionist blocks it.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The Perfectionist taking a breather.
The Perfectionist swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa digs a right hand into The Perfectionist's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on The Perfectionist's gas tank.
A short left from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as The Perfectionist controls his hands.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
The Perfectionist lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Murhaa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Murhaa fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with The Perfectionist, pushing him back against the cage.
The Perfectionist swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist misses with a punch on the inside.
The Perfectionist lands with a light punch inside.
The Perfectionist tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The Perfectionist keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Murhaa's efforts to push away.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
The Perfectionist lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa has had enough of the clinch but The Perfectionist keeps him there for the moment.
Murhaa wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but The Perfectionist has him pressed against the cage.
Murhaa is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

A determined Phol Murhaa didn't want to dwell on this fight in his post fight interview. Instead he was more keen to state he wants a title shot. Let's see if he gets it!
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RATING
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Joe Doe and Nick Foles. Nick Foles will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

200 cm
26
250 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
214 cm
34
289 lbs
18 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joe Doe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Nick Foles!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Steven Brown and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Foles misses with an uppercut
and Doe makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Foles throws a shot from downtown. Doe moves away and avoids it.
Doe throwing a counter right hand but Foles manages to avoid it.
Foles darts in trying to clinch
and Foles takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Foles misses with a body shot.
Nice shot lands for Foles.

It looks like Joe Doe has been cut.
The fight stays on the outside here - Foles looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Foles takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Foles ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Doe moves away.
Doe is looking to counter punch.
Doe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Foles manages to avoid it.
Doe fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Foles.
Foles throws a body shot but no joy.
Doe lands a body shot.
Foles takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doe cracks Foles with a good jab.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Doe lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Foles has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Foles and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Foles throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Foles waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doe.
Doe throws a jab but it's blocked by Foles.
Foles looks to land a left hand but Doe moved out of range nicely.
Doe takes a swing at Foles's ribcage but misses.
Foles connects with a solid leg kick.
Foles just misses with a punch to the body.
Doe walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Foles checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Doe misses with a body kick.
A clash of legs there as Doe blocks the low kick.
Doe wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A leg kick checked by Doe.
Doe cracks Foles with an open hand slap.
Both fighters circling a little - Doe finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doe fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Foles.
Doe lands a glancing blow to the side of Foles's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Foles fakes the leg kick and cracks Doe in the body.
A solid body kick from Doe.
Foles looks winded!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Foles misses with a hook from the clinch.
Foles misses with an elbow over the top.
Doe stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Doe misses with a hook to the ribs.
Doe lands a right hand.
Doe lands an uppercut.

Foles is rocked!
A short body shot lands from Doe as the two fighters clinch.
Foles is still on wobbly legs! Can Doe finish him?
A short left from Doe.
Doe lands a shoulder strike.
Doe lands a big right hand that drops Foles! The killer instinct kicks in and Doe finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Doe!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joe Doe!
Joe Doe tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
In defeat, Nick Foles stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'll be back!'.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vesa Sykk and Mathew Ridgeway. Sykk comes to the cage accompanied by Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name . Ridgeway has chosen The Forgotten War as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Mathew Ridgeway has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

172 cm
34
155 lbs
31 - 17 - 1
174 cm
28
164 lbs
19 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER
Conviction

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Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vesa Sykk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mathew Ridgeway!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Phil Schofield and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sykk on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Ridgeway forces Sykk back against the cage and clinches.
Ridgeway dodges an elbow strike from Sykk.
Sykk lands a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway misses with some punches.
Ridgeway misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.
We've been informed that Ridgeway 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.
A short uppercut from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway misses with a punch on the inside.
Ridgeway digs a right hand underneath Sykk's ribcage. Sykk let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Ridgeway tries to throw a body punch but Sykk avoids it by throwing Ridgeway back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ridgeway lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Sykk pulls guard successfully.
Sykk working a defensive guard here.
Sykk pulls Ridgeway in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sykk throws his legs up looking for a submission but Ridgeway uses it to pass to side control.
Sykk is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Sykk tries to control but Ridgeway manages to take his back.
Sykk trying to control the hands but Ridgeway breaks the grip.
Sykk tries to escape but Ridgeway has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Sykk manages to reverse the position and now he's in Ridgeway's guard. Nice work there by Sykk.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sykk throws a strike but Ridgeway rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Sykk being controlled here, momentarily.
Sykk working a defensive guard but Ridgeway passes into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ridgeway is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Sykk is trying to maintain the position but Ridgeway is very close to passing his half guard.

Sykk looking for submissions off his back.
Sykk is trying to maintain the position but Ridgeway is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sykk looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Sykk trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Sykk tries to control Ridgeway's body but Ridgeway pushes him off. Sykk squirms to his side and now Ridgeway has his back!
Sykk is holding onto Ridgeway's left hand, preventing any choke attempts.
Sykk trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Sykk turns into Ridgeway and is now in his guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway looking to hit a scissor sweep but Sykk is one step ahead there.
Ridgeway controlling Sykk's posture.
Sykk working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Ridgeway's head.
Sykk connects with a couple of short punches.
Sykk wants to control from the top but Ridgeway keeps moving.
Sykk throwing strikes but missing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sykk wants to control from the top but Ridgeway keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mathew Ridgeway dominated that 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.


Sykk throws an off balance right hand
and Ridgeway counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Sykk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ridgeway.
Sykk is looking to land body kicks.
Ridgeway lands a really nice looking cross but Sykk seems unphased.
Sykk keeps the fight on the outside.
Sykk seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Both fighters circling a little - Ridgeway finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Ridgeway goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sykk went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Ridgeway has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ridgeway thows a body kick. Sykk tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Sykk attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sykk tries to clinch
and Ridgeway counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sykk is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Ridgeway throws out a counter right but Sykk avoids it with no problem.
A big right from Sykk misses.
Sykk moves out of range as Ridgeway throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sykk on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Ridgeway lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ridgeway misses with a hook. Sykk ducked under it nicely.
Ridgeway throws a big shot that misses.
Ridgeway lands a body shot.
Sykk takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sykk uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sykk in his tracks.
Sykk defending well as Ridgeway loads up on a big left hand.
Ridgeway closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Ridgeway throws an overhand right that lands on Sykk's shoulder, as Sykk tries to avoid the shot.
Sykk moves out of range of the body kick from Ridgeway.
Sykk throws a lazy head kick
and Ridgeway counters with a nice kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sykk dodges the punch combination from Ridgeway.
It looked like Sykk wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sykk thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sykk takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sykk fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Ridgeway looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sykk lands a head kick. Ridgeway smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Nice jab there from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway throws a jab when Sykk was well out of range.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ridgeway just misses with a punch to the body.
Sykk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Sykk fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Ridgeway checks it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Sykk
and Ridgeway counters with a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway throws a hook to the side of Sykk's head but Sykk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ridgeway looks to score with a jab to the body but Sykk is just out of range.
Sykk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Sykk moves into the clinch.
Sykk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ridgeway misses with the head strike.
Sykk blocking some punches.
Sykk working aggressively here.
Ridgeway throws a punch but it's blocked by Sykk.
Sykk lands a body punch in the clinch.
Sykk working aggressively here.
Sykk throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway blocking some punches.
A short right from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway has a couple of punches blocked by Sykk.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sykk.
Ridgeway can't find room to land a body shot as Sykk controls the action.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Ridgeway as Sykk tries to tie him up.
Ridgeway struggles to land a body shot inside as Sykk controls his hands.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Ridgeway tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sykk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ridgeway scores with a hook to the body.
Sykk blocking some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mathew Ridgeway showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!



Ridgeway moves into the clinch.
Ridgeway fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway throws a punch but it's blocked by Sykk.
Ridgeway tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sykk's elbow.
Sykk stalls.
Ridgeway blocks an uppercut.
Sykk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Sykk scores with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ridgeway lands with a left to the head.
Ridgeway lands a shoulder strike.
Ridgeway blocks an uppercut.
Sykk throws an elbow but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway lands an uppercut.
Sykk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sykk.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.
Sykk misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Sykk fails to land.
Ridgeway swings wildly with an uppercut but Sykk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ridgeway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway tries to work over Sykk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sykk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sykk lands an elbow just above Ridgeway 's eye.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sykk.
Ridgeway lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sykk backwards.
Ridgeway blocking some punches.
Ridgeway tries to work over Sykk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ridgeway fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sykk blocks an uppercut.
Ridgeway misses with a punch on the inside.
Ridgeway misses with a punch on the inside.
Sykk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sykk trying to control the position but instead, Ridgeway has worked for underhooks and has pushed Sykk into the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway misses with the head strike.
Ridgeway tries to work over Sykk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sykk working aggressively here.
Sykk blocks an uppercut.
Sykk pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Sykk blocks an uppercut.
Ridgeway lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Sykk lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ridgeway backwards.
Sykk blocking some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ridgeway.
Ridgeway blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sykk's elbow.
Sykk is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Ridgeway is defending well for now.
Sykk misses with a punch on the inside.
Ridgeway tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ridgeway pushes Sykk back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sykk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway misses with a punch to the body.
Ridgeway swings wildly with an uppercut but Sykk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sykk lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sykk throws a head punch that misses.
Ridgeway tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Still in the clinch, Ridgeway scores with a nice short uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mathew Ridgeway really 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.


Sykk swings widly with a right hand
and Ridgeway counters with a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway looks to score with a jab to the body but Sykk is just out of range.
Sykk fires out a quick counter leg kick but Ridgeway just manages to avoid it.
Sykk moves out of range of the strikes.
Ridgeway on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Sykk moves out of range as Ridgeway strikes.
Ridgeway stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sykk.
Ridgeway moves out of range of the body kick.
Ridgeway looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ridgeway dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ridgeway thuds his shin into the meat of Sykk's side.
Ridgeway dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A cross from Ridgeway lands.
Ridgeway scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sykk doesn't seem bothered though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway misses with a hook.
Ridgeway tries to land a front kick but Sykk steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sykk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ridgeway jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ridgeway tries to clinch but Sykk moves out of range.

Ridgeway instigates a clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sykk.
Ridgeway lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ridgeway blocks an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Sykk.
Sykk lands a nice shot to the body.
Ridgeway blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sykk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sykk blocks a body shot from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway prevents a body shot from Sykk.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.
Ridgeway working aggressively here.
Ridgeway lands with a right to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sykk.
Ridgeway misses with some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sykk swings wildly with an uppercut but Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ridgeway stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Ridgeway misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sykk lands a left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sykk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sykk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ridgeway misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sykk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ridgeway working aggressively here.
Nice elbow from Sykk.
Sykk throws an elbow but it misses.
A shot in the inside from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sykk prevents a body shot from Ridgeway.
Sykk blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ridgeway.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway lands a hook that snaps the head of Sykk backwards.
Sykk pushes Ridgeway back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sykk is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Sykk is struggling to control the position.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Sykk for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Sykk misses with some punches.
Ridgeway lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sykk backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sykk blocks an uppercut.
Ridgeway misses with a punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Ridgeway scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mathew Ridgeway dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


A punch lands to the side of Ridgeway 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Sykk lands an overhand right.
Sykk throws a wild body kick that Ridgeway sees coming a mile off.
Ridgeway takes a swing at Sykk's ribcage but misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ridgeway checks a leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway lands with a right hand.
A big left from Sykk misses.
Sykk throws a head kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ridgeway lands with a good body shot.
A left lands for Ridgeway.
Ridgeway misses the jab.
Ridgeway just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromSykk.
Sykk connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway connects with a body shot that sends Sykk's belly button to the back.
Ridgeway uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sykk.
Sykk throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Ridgeway misses with a left hand
and Sykk counters with a thumping low kick.
Ridgeway fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sykk avoids the body shot from Ridgeway.
Sykk staying out of range there.
Sykk takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sykk drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sykk checks a leg kick.
Ridgeway lands with a hook. Sykk tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Ridgeway lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick as Sykk jumps back.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick
and Sykk connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ridgeway throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Sykk counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Sykk misses with a low kick.
Nice shot lands for Sykk.
Both fighters circling a little - Ridgeway finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ridgeway checks a leg kick.
Ridgeway tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sykk is able to avoid easily.
As Ridgeway backs away, Sykk returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Ridgeway tries to work over Sykk's front leg with a kick but Sykk checks it.
Sykk moves out of range of the strikes.
Ridgeway checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ridgeway throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sykk counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sykk throws a sloppy head kick and Ridgeway moves out of range easily.
Ridgeway scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sykk in his tracks.
Ridgeway throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sykk sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ridgeway connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Ridgeway misses with a body kick.
Sykk throws a solid leg kick but Ridgeway takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sykk.
Vesa Sykk has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ridgeway moves out of range of the body kick.
Sykk tries to clinch but Ridgeway is having none of it.
Ridgeway was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
A jab lands there for Ridgeway.
The fighters circling - Ridgeway throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sykk throws a quick counter kick to the body but Ridgeway avoids it.
Ridgeway swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ridgeway throws the kick towards the body but Sykk avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Sykk
and Ridgeway cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sykk throws a leg kick
and Ridgeway counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Sykk lands a big head kick that sends Ridgeway tumbling to the mat! Sykk takes a step backwards and waves Ridgeway back to his feet - he wants the finish!

Ridgeway is rocked!

It looks like Mathew Ridgeway has been cut.
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!
Crack! Sykk connects with the perfect overhand right and Ridgeway falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Sykk!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:25 of round 5, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Vesa Sykk!
Vesa Sykk was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
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