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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Stevie Franchise and Boris Zhivago. Franchise comes to the cage accompanied by Microphone Fiend- Rage Against the Machine. Zhivago is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Cold as Ice. Stevie Franchise could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Boris Zhivago's chin.

178 cm
26
165 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
172 cm
24
165 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Very strong
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Stevie Franchise!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Boris Zhivago!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Bruno Lombardi and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Franchise scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Zhivago throws a wild body kick that Franchise sees coming a mile off.
Zhivago slips under a jab from Franchise.
Zhivago moves out of range of the leg kick from Franchise.
Zhivago blocks a head kick by Franchise.
Zhivago flicks out a counter leg kick but Franchise steps away.
Zhivago lands with a kick to the temple. Franchise shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Franchise throws a right hand that Zhivago ducks under and follows up with a left that Zhivago also avoids with ease.
Franchise bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Zhivago's head backwards.
Franchise throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Zhivago is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Zhivago lands a nice shot that snaps Franchise's head back.
Zhivago takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

It looks like Boris Zhivago has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Zhivago checks a leg kick.
Zhivago moves out of range as Franchise strikes.
Zhivago lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Zhivago drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Zhivago with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Franchise wants to stand but Zhivago is controlling the position.
Zhivago is pushing down on Franchise's leg trying to pass to half guard. Franchise is fighting to maintain full guard but Zhivago has managed to sneak the leg through.
Zhivago thows a huge punch but Franchise dodges it nicely.
Well, if Zhivago is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Franchise pushes Zhivago off looking to stand but Zhivago dives back in and keeps control.
Zhivago throwing shots but Franchise is blocking nicely.
Zhivago stalling away here and it's allowed Franchise to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Zhivago working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Zhivago working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Zhivago lands a couple of digs.
Zhivago seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Zhivago throws a big elbow that misses.
Zhivago seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Zhivago connects with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zhivago makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Zhivago throws a big elbow that misses.
Zhivago is looking to work some ground and pound but Franchise has wrist control.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Franchise misses the shot to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Zhivago misses.
Zhivago lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Franchise at a distance.
Franchise throws a combination that misses
and Zhivago counters with a slapping leg kick.
Zhivago fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Zhivago misses with an uppercut. Franchise saw that one coming.
Franchise looks to score with a jab to the body but Zhivago is just out of range.
Zhivago lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Zhivago swings for the body but Franchise moves out of range.
Franchise takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zhivago throws out a loose jab but Franchise uses good head movement to avoid it.
Franchise on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Zhivago. Zhivago obviously looking to wear him down.
Franchise scores with a jab to the body.
Zhivago throws a head kick that half lands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Franchise fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Zhivago manages to avoid it.
Franchise misses with a two punch combination.
Zhivago stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Franchise.
Franchise takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Franchise tries to land a body kick
and Zhivago makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Zhivago slips a jab and a cross from Franchise.
A nice side step and Zhivago releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Zhivago takes a swing at Franchise's ribcage but misses.
Franchise scores with a jab to the body.
Franchise dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Stevie Franchise seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Zhivago misses with a head kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Boris Zhivago dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Boris Zhivago's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Franchise throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Zhivago counters with a body kick that stops Franchise in his tracks momentarily.
Zhivago feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Franchise's calf.
A lazy left from Franchise finds it's target.
Franchise throws a leg kick but Zhivago sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Zhivago flicks out a counter leg kick but Franchise steps away.
Zhivago takes one to the chin there.
Zhivago moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Franchise misses with a hook
and Zhivago counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Franchise throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Zhivago counter with a right hand.
Franchise smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Zhivago digs a good body shot into Franchise's ribs.
Franchise swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Zhivago counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
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!
Franchise throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Franchise throws a shot to the body.
Zhivago lands a nice leg kick that just misses Franchise's sensitive parts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Franchise lands with a straight right. Zhivago didn't see that one coming.
Zhivago misses with a lunging right hand
and Franchise counters with a stiff right hand.
Zhivago is looking to slow Franchise down with leg kicks.
Franchise misses with a right hand
and Zhivago counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Franchise with a jab.
Franchise misses with a body shot.
Zhivago is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Franchise with a body shot.
Franchise thows a left - swing and a miss!
Franchise misses with a looping left.
Zhivago feints a counter leg kick.
Franchise takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Franchise throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Franchise throws a left and a right that both miss
and Zhivago counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Franchise thinking.

Zhivago has taken the fight to the clinch.
Franchise letting Zhivago take a breather here.
Franchise is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Zhivago scores with a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zhivago doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Franchise manages to break the clinch.
Zhivago throws a shot from downtown. Franchise moves away and avoids it.
Franchise fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Zhivago is out of range.

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

Franchise has his feet on Zhivago's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Zhivago misses with a lunging right hand
and Franchise counters with a stiff right hand.
Stevie Franchise is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Franchise throws a body punch but Zhivago moves out of range.
Franchise uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zhivago.
Zhivago scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Franchise throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Zhivago throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Franchise sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Zhivago dodges the punch combination from Franchise.
Zhivago doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Franchise swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Zhivago counters with a leg kick.
Zhivago looks to land a right hand but Franchise moved out of range.
Zhivago cracks the inside of Franchise's front leg.
Zhivago shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Franchise defends it nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Franchise misses the target.
No joy there for Franchise, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

Zhivago closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Franchise's guard.
Zhivago cracks Franchise with a solid left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zhivago throwing strikes but missing.
Zhivago cracks Franchise with a solid left hand.
Zhivago controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Boris Zhivago has got the better of the ground game so far.
Franchise keeping moving, preventing Zhivago from controlling successfully.
Franchise keeping full guard, as Zhivago tries to pass.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Boris Zhivago will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Boris Zhivago's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Franchise lands with a cross.
Franchise uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zhivago.
A big right from Franchise misses.
Boris Zhivago seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A looping hook to the body misses from Zhivago. Franchise does a little dance to reset his feet.
Franchise throwing a counter right hand but Zhivago manages to avoid it.
Zhivago blocks a jab.
Zhivago throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Franchise rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Zhivago counters with a right hand to the body.
Zhivago throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Zhivago showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Franchise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Franchise misses with a hook to the body
and Zhivago counters with a thumping low kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Franchise on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A head kick misses from Zhivago.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zhivago scores with a hook.
Zhivago connects with a leg kick. Franchise looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Zhivago fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Franchise misses with a shot to the body
and Zhivago counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Zhivago slips a jab and a cross from Franchise.
Zhivago lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Zhivago ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Zhivago scores with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Zhivago throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Franchise pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Zhivago connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Zhivago has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Zhivago listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Franchise throws a leg kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Zhivago! But no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Zhivago.
Zhivago jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A big left from Franchise misses.
Zhivago only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Stevie Franchise is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Nice defenses there by Franchise.
Franchise throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Zhivago counters with an inside leg kick.
Zhivago dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Zhivago ducks under a wild hook from Franchise.
Franchise misses with a body shot
and Zhivago counters with a head kick. That will keep Franchise thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!

Zhivago rushes Franchise and presses him up against the cage.
Zhivago stalling in the clinch.
Zhivago lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Zhivago.

Franchise is rocked!
Franchise wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Zhivago scores with a nice short uppercut.
Oh Franchise is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Franchise wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Zhivago has him pressed against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zhivago misses with a short punch on the inside.
Franchise seems to have got his legs back now.
Zhivago misses with a short punch on the inside.
Zhivago has Franchise pressed against the cage, preventing Franchise from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
I was talking to Franchise's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Franchise has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Zhivago swings wildly with an uppercut but Franchise uses good head movement to avoid it.
Zhivago dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Zhivago throws a punch but it's blocked by Franchise.
Stevie Franchise has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Franchise blocking some punches.
A short right from Zhivago.
Franchise avoiding damage as Zhivago throws knees to the body.
Franchise tries to break the clinch but Zhivago is controlling the position.
Zhivago lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Franchise breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Franchise fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

Zhivago shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Franchise napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Franchise tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zhivago is landing with strikes. Franchise can't take much more of this.
Franchise looking very determined here, making life difficult for Zhivago.
Well, with Zhivago on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Franchise is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Zhivago missing with strikes from the back.
Zhivago has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for Franchise.
Will Zhivago go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Franchise is trying to stand back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Boris Zhivago comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Zhivago 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 Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 27:30
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Boris Zhivago!

After winning the bout, Boris Zhivago thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Timothy Wilkinson and Evgeni Elkemenchi. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
21
171 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
172 cm
22
168 lbs
2 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Timothy Wilkinson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Evgeni Elkemenchi!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Reed Andrews and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wilkinson misses the jab.
Elkemenchi is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Elkemenchi tries for a takedown but Wilkinson circles away easily
and Wilkinson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wilkinson misses with a head kick.
Elkemenchi now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Wilkinson throws a leg kick that is checked

and Elkemenchi counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Elkemenchi wants to control but Wilkinson is keeping him busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wilkinson wants to get back to his feet.

Elkemenchi is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Wilkinson doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wilkinson is trying to stand up here but Elkemenchi is controlling him well.

Elkemenchi is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Wilkinson doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Elkemenchi.
Wilkinson wants to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Elkemenchi wants to free his trapped foot but Wilkinson is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Wilkinson has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Elkemenchi is on him like a limpet, forcing Wilkinson back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Wilkinson prevents a takedown attempt there.
A head punch on the inside from Wilkinson fails to land.
Elkemenchi with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Elkemenchi leaning his opponent against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Wilkinson fails to land.
Wilkinson prevents the takedown attempt.
Timothy Wilkinson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wilkinson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Elkemenchi goes for a takedown in the clinch but Wilkinson prevents it.
Wilkinson throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson leaning his opponent against the cage.
Wilkinson swings wildly with an uppercut but Elkemenchi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wilkinson struggles to land a body shot inside as Elkemenchi controls his hands.
Elkemenchi tries for a takedown but Wilkinson manages to get underhooks.
Wilkinson displaying some good clinch control by pressing Elkemenchi up against the cage.
Wilkinson misses with a punch on the inside.
Wilkinson lands with a light punch inside.

Elkemenchi is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Wilkinson can't fight it off and eventually Elkemenchi manages to take the fight to the floor. Wilkinson looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Wilkinson wants to stand but Elkemenchi is controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Elkemenchi stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wilkinson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Elkemenchi not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Wilkinson wants to stand but Elkemenchi is controlling the position.
Wilkinson is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Elkemenchi dives into side control.
Wilkinson is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Elkemenchi in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Timothy Wilkinson will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Wilkinson lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Elkemenchi prevents a body shot from Wilkinson.
Wilkinson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Elkemenchi backwards.
Wilkinson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wilkinson taking a breather.
Elkemenchi changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Wilkinson fights it off and pushes away nicely.

Elkemenchi forces Wilkinson back against the cage and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Elkemenchi takes a shot to the head.
Wilkinson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Elkemenchi has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Wilkinson after a bit of a struggle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wilkinson softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Wilkinson.
Wilkinson lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wilkinson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Wilkinson.
Wilkinson gets through Elkemenchi's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Elkemenchi is rocked!
Elkemenchi has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Wilkinson has Elkemenchi pushed against the cage.
Wilkinson wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Elkemenchi is trying to drag Wilkinson to the mat but Wilkinson just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Timothy Wilkinson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Wilkinson gets underhooks to prevent Elkemenchi's takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson lands a right hand.
Wilkinson has a couple of punches blocked by Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi has Wilkinson pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Wilkinson manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Wilkinson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Nice body punch from Wilkinson.
Elkemenchi is breathing heavily.
Wilkinson misses with a body punch.

Elkemenchi is trying to trip Wilkinson. He has hold of a leg but Wilkinson is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Elkemenchi persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wilkinson wants to stand and escape but Elkemenchi is having none of it.

Wilkinson manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Elkemenchi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Wilkinson manages to break the clinch.
We've been told by Wilkinson's head coaches at Thunder MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Elkemenchi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wilkinson scores with a hook.

It looks like Evgeni Elkemenchi has been cut.
Wilkinson cracks Elkemenchi with a good jab.
Elkemenchi is still on wobbly legs! Can Wilkinson finish him?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson is looking for an opening here. He's unloaded a big left hand that catches Elkemenchi flush on the jaw and sends him tumbling to the canvas! Elkemenchi is out cold! Wilkinson holds back from landing any unnecessary shots to his unconscious opponent, as the referee reacts slowly to the situation. A brutal knockout and then some excellent sportsmanship - this guy is my new favorite fighter!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:09 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Timothy Wilkinson!
Timothy Wilkinson 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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FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ato Velasquez and Erling Koch. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

211 cm
23
261 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
201 cm
24
250 lbs
4 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ato Velasquez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Erling Koch!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Chad Campbell and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Velasquez scores with a one two! Koch had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Velasquez swinging wildly here.
Some wild striking there from Velasquez.
Koch throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Koch takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Velasquez shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Koch avoids a punch combination nicely.
Velasquez falls off balance throwing a combination
and Koch counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Velasquez misses with the combination.
Velasquez swinging wildly here.
Erling Koch seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Velasquez looks to land a left hand but Koch moved out of range nicely.
Velasquez has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Touch Of Death Combat Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Koch uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Velasquez.
Koch misses the jab.
Velasquez was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Koch 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Velasquez throws the left hand but Koch avoids the punch easily.
Koch throws out a counter right but Velasquez avoids it with no problem.
Velasquez staying out of range there.
Koch lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Velasquez misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Velasquez missing with a left hand there. Koch was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Koch looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Velasquez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Koch with a jab.
No joy there for Koch, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Velasquez misses the body punch
and Velasquez takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Velasquez throws a jab but it's blocked by Koch.
Velasquez throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Koch counter with a right hand.
A left lands for Koch.
Velasquez misses with a jab, cross combination.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Velasquez takes a swing at Koch's ribcage but misses.
Velasquez throws a body punch but Koch moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Velasquez. Koch does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Velasquez moves away from the strike by Koch.
Velasquez slips a jab from Koch.
Velasquez punishes Koch's body with a nice straight punch.
Velasquez throws a body shot but no joy.
Velasquez lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Koch showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Velasquez.
Velasquez slips under a jab from Koch.
Koch throws out a loose jab but Velasquez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Velasquez misses with a combination
and Velasquez takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Velasquez uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Koch.
Koch loads up on a big right hand but Velasquez slips the punch.
Koch throws a series of punches but Velasquez avoids them all with ease.
Velasquez looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Velasquez throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Koch fails to land with a series of punches.
Koch is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Velasquez had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Koch will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Koch misses with a hook
and Velasquez counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Koch slips under a jab from Velasquez.
Velasquez keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Koch.
Velasquez throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Velasquez lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Koch circles away quickly and effectively.
Velasquez closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Koch throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Velasquez cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Koch moves away from the strike by Velasquez.
Koch misses with an uppercut
and Velasquez counters with a series of strikes that really hurt Koch! The ref looks into his eyes and sees nobody home - he's called the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ato Velasquez!
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Mouwanga and Ole Svensson. Svensson has chosen Fever Ray -If I had a heart as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. 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.

184 cm
24
180 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
189 cm
24
185 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Daniel Mouwanga!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ole Svensson!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Joseph Jones and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Svensson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mouwanga takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Mouwanga tries a head kick but it misses.
Mouwanga misses with a two punch combination.
Svensson has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Mouwanga is landing a low percentage of strikes.

Mouwanga closes the distance and clinches.
Mouwanga being controlled against the cage.

Mouwanga breaks the clinch.
A leg kick checked by Mouwanga.
Mouwanga lunges at Svensson with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Svensson's hand.

It looks like Ole Svensson has been cut.
Svensson looks for a takedown but Mouwanga sprawls well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Svensson looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Svensson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mouwanga misses with a two punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mouwanga misses with a body shot.
Svensson tries to bum rush Mouwanga with a series of wild strikes but Mouwanga uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Mouwanga drives through and clinches with Svensson against the cage.
Svensson misses with the head strike.

Mouwanga breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Mouwanga rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Svensson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Mouwanga throws an off balance right hand
and Svensson counters with a three punch combo that has Mouwanga backing up. Mouwanga nods at Svensson to acknowledge the strikes.
Mouwanga misses with a series of wild punches.
Svensson scores with a kick to the body.
Svensson throws a right and a left that Mouwanga avoids nicely.
Svensson takes a swing at Mouwanga's ribcage but misses.
Svensson throws a leg kick but Mouwanga sees it coming and moves out of range.
Svensson misses with a wild body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mouwanga throws out a loose jab but Svensson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Svensson appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Svensson blocks a head kick by Mouwanga.
Svensson is looking for the big counter here.
Svensson lands a glancing blow to the side of Mouwanga's head.
Mouwanga misses with a body shot.
Svensson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mouwanga throws out the jab.
Svensson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mouwanga rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Svensson counters with a straight right hand.

Svensson drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Mouwanga throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Mouwanga looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Svensson walks forward, straight into a front kick from Mouwanga.
Svensson lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Svensson swings widly with a right hand
and Mouwanga counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mouwanga misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Svensson scores with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mouwanga misses with an uppercut
and Svensson counters with a stiff right hand.
Mouwanga dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Svensson throws a series of punches but Mouwanga avoids them all with ease.
The fighters circling - Mouwanga throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Daniel Mouwanga is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Svensson moves out of range as Mouwanga strikes.
Mouwanga misses with a wild combination.
Mouwanga sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Mouwanga scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Mouwanga misses with a double jab.
Mouwanga misses with a double jab
and Svensson counters with a three punch combo that has Mouwanga backing up. Mouwanga nods at Svensson to acknowledge the strikes.

Mouwanga is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Svensson cracks Mouwanga with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Mouwanga tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Svensson pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Mouwanga is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ole Svensson!
Ole Svensson seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Viktor Soshnyanin and Ingvar Ingesson. Ingesson has chosen Sail - AWOLNATION as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
23
186 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
185 cm
23
202 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Powerful

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Viktor Soshnyanin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ingvar Ingesson!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Jorge Garcia and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ingesson doesn't manage to clinch there - Soshnyanin circles away.
Ingesson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Soshnyanin.
A little jabbing left from Ingesson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Soshnyanin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Soshnyanin fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ingesson on the side of the head.
Soshnyanin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Soshnyanin is looking for an opening here. He's unloaded a big left hand that catches Ingesson flush on the jaw and sends him tumbling to the canvas! Ingesson is out cold! Soshnyanin holds back from landing any unnecessary shots to his unconscious opponent, as the referee reacts slowly to the situation. A brutal knockout and then some excellent sportsmanship - this guy is my new favorite fighter!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Viktor Soshnyanin!
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
86%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between James Steel and Viktor Grishin. Grishin is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Danger. Viktor Grishin acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

183 cm
25
205 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
192 cm
23
210 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

MayheM sportswear



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 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, James Steel!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Viktor Grishin!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Anthony Taglia and Eddie Farnsworth.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grishin misses with a double jab.
Steel fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
A punch lands to the side of Grishin 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A big left from Grishin misses.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Grishin 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.
Steel tries to clinch but Grishin is having none of it.
Steel dodges the punch combination from Grishin.
The fight stays on the outside here - Steel looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Grishin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Steel.
Steel has been working on his balance at The Factory, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Grishin.
Grishin looks to land a left hand but Steel moved out of range nicely.
Steel staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grishin misses with a wild combination.
Grishin sizes up Steel with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Steel shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Grishin throws a left and a right that both miss

and Steel decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Grishin's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Steel drops back looking for a leg! Grishin is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Grishin manages to kick Steel off! Steel jumps back into Grishin's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel trying to move into half guard but instead Grishin has managed to sweep!

Grishin chips away with some ground and pound.
Grishin is in close to Steel's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Steel is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Grishin cracks Steel with a solid left hand.
Grishin trying to control the position from guard on top but Steel is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Steel looking to control.
Grishin works over Steel with some ground and pound from guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grishin postures up.
Steel keeping moving, preventing Grishin from controlling successfully.

Grishin avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Steel keeping full guard, as Grishin tries to pass.
Grishin postures up and lands a big shot to Steel's brow.
Grishin chips away with some ground and pound.
Steel keeping moving, preventing Grishin from controlling successfully.
Grishin is working Steel over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Grishin scoring with some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grishin wants to stand but Steel has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Steel is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Grishin distracts Steel with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Steel looking to control.

Steel has an active guard here but Grishin has managed to pass into half guard.
Nice strikes from Grishin there.
Steel works his way to full guard. Good work.
Grishin trying to control the position from guard on top but Steel is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Grishin is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steel working a defensive guard here.
Grishin works over Steel with some ground and pound from guard.
Grishin sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Grishin trying to control but Steel is working from the bottom.
Grishin looking to pass the guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Grishin wants to control from the top but Steel keeps moving.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Grishin feints a jab promting Steel to slip. Grishin then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Steel slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Viktor Grishin 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.



Steel gets tackled into the cage by Grishin. Grishin maintains the clinch.

Grishin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Steel drops his hands momentarily and Grishin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Steel lands a really nice looking cross but Grishin seems unphased.
Steel looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Steel is looking to clinch.
Grishin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Steel fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Steel takes a swing at Grishin's ribcage but misses.
Steel works over Grishin's head and body with a nice combination.
Grishin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A punch combination from Grishin misses.
Steel changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Grishin bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Steel's head.
Viktor Grishin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Grishin scores with a jab to the body.
Steel takes a jab right on the kisser.
Grishin misses with a body shot.
Grishin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Grishin looks to land a left hand but Steel moved out of range nicely.
Steel shoots in for a double leg but Grishin sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Grishin! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grishin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Steel.
Grishin cracks Steel with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Viktor Grishin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Steel tries to clinch there but Grishin circles away.
Grishin doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Steel misses with a hook. Grishin ducked under it nicely.
Grishin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Steel walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Steel swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Grishin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Steel misses with a hook
and Grishin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Grishin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Steel thows a left - swing and a miss!
Grishin has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Steel throws the left hand but Grishin avoids the punch easily.

Grishin closes the distance and clinches.

Grishin breaks from the clinch.
Grishin throws a body shot but no joy.
Steel stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Viktor Grishin is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Grishin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Steel. Steel circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Grishin throws a body shot but no joy.
Steel throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Steel lands with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steel dodges the punch combination from Grishin.
Grishin tries to work over Steel's front leg with a kick but Steel checks it.
Steel lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A looping hook to the body misses from Grishin. Steel does a little dance to reset his feet.
Grishin throws a right and a left that Steel avoids nicely.
No joy there for Steel, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
No joy there for Grishin, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Some wild striking there from Grishin.
Steel fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for James Steel. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A punch combination from Grishin misses.
Grishin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Grishin looks to land a combination. Steel sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Steel checks the leg kick nicely there.
Grishin scores with a leg kick.
Grishin looks for the body kick but Steel saw that one coming.
Steel throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Grishin on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steel wants to clinch.

Steel clinches up with Grishin and pushes him back against the cage.
Steel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Grishin tries to circle away but Steel has him pinned against the cage.
Grishin tries to circle away but Steel has him pinned against the cage.
Steel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Grishin is trying to break the clinch but Steel has him pressed against the cage.
Grishin is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Steel tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Grishin's elbow.
Grishin has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Grishin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Steel lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Grishin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grishin working hard to break the clinch.
Steel tries for a takedown. No joy.
Steel swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Grishin is trying to force a seperation but Steel has the dominant position.
Steel can't find room to land a body shot as Grishin controls the action.
Grishin prevents a body shot from Steel.

Steel breaks from the clinch.
Grishin scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Steel rushes Grishin and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Grishin breaks from the clinch.
Steel takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Steel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grishin.
Grishin looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Steel closes the distance looking to clinch
and Grishin counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Grishin throws a leg kick but Steel checks it.
Grishin throws a shot from downtown. Steel moves away and avoids it.

Steel clinches up against the cage.
Steel tries to throw a body punch but Grishin avoids it by throwing Steel back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Steel.
Steel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Grishin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Steel misses the shot to the body.
Grishin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Steel was well out of range. Poor timing from Grishin.
Steel tries to counter with a takedown but Grishin is quick to defend against it.
Steel lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Grishin at a distance.
Grishin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grishin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Steel.

Steel has managed to clinch.
Grishin is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Steel lands with a light punch inside.
Steel struggles to land a body shot inside as Grishin controls his hands.
Grishin wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Steel misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short left from Steel.
Grishin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Grishin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Steel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grishin.
Steel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grishin.
Grishin throws out a loose jab but Steel uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steel keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Grishin.
Grishin throws a hook to the side of Steel's head but Steel sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Grishin throws a head kick that misses.
Steel misses with the combination.
Steel fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Grishin manages to avoid it.
Grishin throws an overhand right that lands on Steel's shoulder, as Steel tries to avoid the shot.

Steel gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Grishin breaks from the clinch.
Steel ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Steel fails in his attempt to clinch.
Steel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grishin.
A jab from Steel finds it's way through Grishin's defenses.
Grishin lands with a nice combination. Steel backs away looking to recover.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The crowd cheers as Steel lands an impressive looking overhand right. Grishin doesn't seem phased though.
Steel dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Grishin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Steel circles away quickly and effectively.
Steel half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Steel ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Some wild striking there from Grishin.
Grishin displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Steel connects with a body shot that sends Grishin's belly button to the back.
Steel throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Grishin's waist but Grishin gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Steel off to one side.
Grishin tries a quick counter leg kick but Steel is wise to it.
Steel checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steel doesn't manage to clinch there - Grishin circles away.
Steel moves in looking to clinch but Grishin pushes him off.

Grishin gets a clinch.
Grishin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Steel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Steel tries a body shot but Grishin blocks it.
Steel tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Grishin's elbow.
Grishin prevents a body shot from Steel.
Steel gets through Grishin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Grishin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
James Steel has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Grishin circles away from the clinch attempt.
Steel takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Grishin avoids the body shot from Steel.
Steel scores with a decent looking hook.
Steel has a takedown stuffed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grishin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Steel.
A punch combination from Grishin misses.
Grishin throws a leg kick
and Steel counters with a crisp right that sends Grishin to the canvas! Steel follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:16 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). James Steel!
James Steel thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
71%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Natural Born Killer and Ahsan Hamed. Hamed has chosen Ahmed's Theme as his entrance music. Ahsan Hamed has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

176 cm
22
143 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
178 cm
23
155 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
Hellbent

Lion Fightwear
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Natural Born Killer!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ahsan Hamed!
The judges for this bout are David Schapiro, Joseph Jones and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Hamed misses its intended target.
Hamed uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Killer.
Hamed throws a lazy body kick

and Killer counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Killer.
Killer missing with knees to the body.

Hamed's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Killer has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Beast Cartel in the buildup to the fight.
Killer uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hamed fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Killer on the side of the head.
Hamed bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hamed misses with a head kick.
Killer steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hamed.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hamed misses with a kick to the body.
Killer looks to throw the jab but Hamed is out of range.
Donk. Killer catches Hamed right on the button with a cross.
Killer throws a hook but Hamed avoids it easily.
Hamed throws a jab when Killer was well out of range.
It looked like Killer wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Killer throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hamed counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Killer is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Killer throws a looping overhand right but Hamed ducks down to avoid it.
Killer throws an off balance right hand
and Hamed counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Killer works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Hamed throws a chopping leg kick but Killer manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Killer throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hamed finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Hamed is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Killer misses with a right hand
and Hamed cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hamed goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hamed avoids the body shot from Killer.
Hamed staying out of range there.
Hamed shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Killer throws a body punch but Hamed moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hamed takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Killer misses with a hook. Hamed ducked under it nicely.
Killer misses with a looping right.
Hamed is trying to counter with his kicks.
Killer doesn't manage to clinch there - Hamed circles away.
Killer tries to close the distance and clinch but Hamed swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hamed throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Nice body kick there by Hamed.
A left lands for Killer.
A jab lands there for Killer.
A lazy left from Killer finds it's target.
Hamed misses with a body shot.
Killer misses with an uppercut. Hamed saw that one coming.
Hamed let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Killer clinches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hamed lands a body shot.
Hamed lands a right hand that snaps the head of Killer backwards.

Hamed breaks the clinch.
Killer misses with a body kick.
Killer throws an off balance right hand
and Hamed counters with a nice leg kick.
Hamed misses with a straight right.
A head kick misses from Hamed.
Killer staying out of range there.
Hamed needs to keep his hands up - Killer had a free shot at his head there.
Hamed lands with a nice body kick.
Natural Born Killer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Killer lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Killer misses with a hook.
Hamed scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hamed throws a head kick but Killer moves out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Killer throws a big shot that misses.
Hamed lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Hamed bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hamed tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hamed steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Killer.
Killer moves out of range as Hamed throws a body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Killer misses the target.
Killer throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Killer misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hamed.
Hamed walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Killer checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Killer tries to counter by clinching up but Hamed breaks away and moves out of range.
Killer moves out of range of the strikes.
Hamed misses with a looping left.
A lazy left from Hamed finds it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Killer looks to land a right hand but Hamed moved out of range.
Hamed works the jab nicely.
Ahsan Hamed seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A jab from Killer misses.
Killer throws a body punch but Hamed moves out of range.
Hamed ducks under a wild hook from Killer.
Killer connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Killer lands with a straight right. Hamed didn't see that one coming.
Killer throws an off balance right hand
and Killer takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hamed throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Killer misses with a right hand
and Hamed counters with a stiff right hand.
Hamed throws a head kick but Killer moves out of range.
Killer is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Hamed dips to his left and cracks Killer with an uppercut!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hamed takes one on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Killer avoids a kick to the body.
Hamed explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Hamed's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Killer connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hamed scrambles back to his feet.

Killer clinches.
Killer swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hamed throws a punch but it's blocked by Killer.
Killer misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hamed digs a right hand into Killer's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Killer's gas tank.
Hamed misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hamed lands with a short shot to the head.
Killer tries to land a knee to the head but Hamed blocks with his arms.
Killer scores with a shoulder strike.
The referee is keeping an eye on Hamed - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hamed.
Killer missing with knees to the body.
Killer has a couple of punches blocked by Hamed.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hamed misses with a punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hamed throws a punch but it's blocked by Killer.
Hamed misses with a short punch on the inside.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Hamed lands a right hand.
Killer goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Killer tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hamed avoids it.
Killer throws a punch but it's blocked by Hamed.
Killer cracks Hamed with a nice body shot.
Hamed misses with a punch on the inside.
Knees to the body from Killer.
Hamed managing to block the knees to the body from Killer.

Hamed breaks from the clinch.
Killer looks to score with a jab to the body but Hamed is just out of range.
Killer throws a right hand that misses

and Hamed counters with a crisp one two that drops Killer! Hamed thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Killer to his feet! Killer is in big trouble!

Killer is rocked!
Hamed has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Killer throws an overhand right that lands on Hamed's shoulder, as Hamed tries to avoid the shot.
Hamed counters with a body kick.
Oh Killer is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Killer tries to clinch but Hamed moves out of range.
Killer seems to have got his legs back now.
Hamed shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Killer throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hamed counters with a good low kick that Killer was not able to check.
Hamed throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hamed slips under a jab from Killer.
Hamed scores with a push kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Killer.
Killer throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hamed connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Hamed takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Killer wants to clinch up but Hamed keeps it at a distance.
Hamed throws the kick towards the body but Killer avoids it.
Killer seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Hamed throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Killer counters with a straight right hand.
Killer looks to clinch
and Hamed counters with a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Killer.
Hamed keeps the fight on the outside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slow jab from Killer misses its intended target.
Hamed throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from Killer misses the target.
Killer misses with a looping left.
Killer tries to clinch but Hamed moves away
and Hamed counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Killer blocks a head kick by Hamed.
Killer misses with a wild body shot.
Hamed throws a chopping leg kick but Killer manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Killer looks to score with a jab to the body but Hamed is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Killer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hamed feints a counter leg kick.

Killer forces Hamed back against the cage and clinches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ahsan Hamed 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.


Killer blocks the body kick.
Hamed throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Killer counter with a right hand.
Killer misses with a low kick as Hamed jumps back.
Hamed throws a fast counter high kick but Killer manages to duck under it in time.
Hamed has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hamed there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hamed throws the kick towards the body but Killer avoids it.
Hamed misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Killer tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Hamed counters with a good, hard body kick but Killer shrugs it off.
Hamed pulls out of a head kick attempt.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hamed's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Killer swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Natural Born Killer has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Killer misses with some punches.
Hamed pushes Killer back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Killer lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Hamed scores with a nice short uppercut.

Hamed manages to break the clinch.
Killer thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hamed slips under a jab.
A big left from Killer misses.
Killer loads up on a big right hand but Hamed slips the punch.
Killer scores with a nice head shot.
Hamed uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Killer.
As Killer backs off Hamed throws a huge counter combo but Killer manages to avoid it all.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hamed.
Killer misses with a looping right.
Hamed follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Hamed lets loose with a powerful body kick. Killer will feel that in the morning.
Hamed defending well as Killer loads up on a big left hand.
Killer tries to clinch
and Hamed counters with a three punch combo that has Killer backing up. Killer nods at Hamed to acknowledge the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Killer scores with a jab to the jaw.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hamed avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A little jabbing left from Hamed on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hamed ducks under a wild hook from Killer.
Killer throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hamed cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Killer connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

Killer clinches.
Killer lands a body punch in the clinch.
Hamed lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Killer tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Killer lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hamed backwards.
Hamed fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Hamed scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hamed blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

Hamed escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The fighters circling - Killer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Killer misses the target.
Hamed has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Killer throws a combination that misses
and Hamed counters with a solid body kick.
Hamed throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Killer throws a poor cross that misses
and Hamed counters with a thumping low kick.
Killer wants to clinch up but Hamed keeps it at a distance.
Hamed swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Killer looks for the body kick but Hamed saw that one coming.
Killer works Hamed's body with a nice hook.
The fight stays on the outside here - Killer looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hamed throws a head kick but Killer moves out of range.
Killer is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Hamed.
Killer takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hamed lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hamed.
A decent looking cross lands there for Killer.
Killer tries to clinch up.
Hamed feints a counter leg kick.
Killer misses with an uppercut
and Hamed cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hamed misses with a body kick.
Killer throws a right hand that misses
letting Hamed counter with a right hand.
Killer throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hamed counters with a nice leg kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Killer.
Hamed throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hamed swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Killer throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hamed tries a quick counter leg kick but Killer is wise to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Ahsan Hamed just about did enough to take it.
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.


Hamed misses with a leg kick
and Killer connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hamed looks to land a body kick but Killer moved away.
Killer will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Killer swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hamed.
Hamed lands a nice looking body shot.
Hamed uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Killer.
Hamed takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Killer scores with a hook to the body. Hamed takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Killer checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Killer throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Hamed misses.
Hamed loads up on a big right hand but Killer slips the punch.
A jab from Killer misses.
It seemed like Hamed was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Killer jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Killer throws a solid leg kick but Hamed takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Killer.
Hamed uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Killer.
Hamed throws a shot from downtown. Killer moves away and avoids it.
Hamed throws a body punch but Killer moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Killer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hamed uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Killer.
Killer moves out of range as Hamed strikes.
Hamed takes one to the side of the head.
Killer blocks a jab.
Killer dips to his left and cracks Hamed with an uppercut!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hamed slips a jab from Killer.
Hamed feints a counter leg kick.
Killer throws a big shot that misses.
Hamed lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Hamed throws a head kick but Killer moves out of range.
Killer tried to score with a low kick but Hamed checks it.
Killer throws out a loose jab but Hamed uses good head movement to avoid it.
Killer throws a right hand that misses
and Hamed counters with a straight right hand.
Good exchange - Killer coming out on top.
Killer misses with a wild body shot.
Killer throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hamed sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hamed checks a leg kick.
Hamed scores with a jab.
A combination from Hamed does no damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hamed delivers a nice body kick.
Hamed throws a hook but Killer blocks it.
Killer dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Killer wants to clinch up but Hamed keeps it at a distance.

Killer closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Hamed lands a shoulder strike.
Hamed tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Killer's elbow.
Killer tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Hamed fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hamed tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Killer swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hamed.
Killer trying to land knees to the body.
Hamed stalling in the clinch but Killer improves position.
Hamed blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hamed trying to stall but Killer improves his position.
Hamed fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hamed is working Killer over against the cage.
Killer lands a body shot.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Killer lands with a left to the head.
Hamed blocks an uppercut.
Hamed lands a body punch in the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Hamed's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Killer turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Killer looks to throw the jab but Hamed is out of range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Killer looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hamed tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Natural Born Killer had his way with Ahsan Hamed in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Killer tries to clinch but Hamed is having none of it.
Killer throws a jab when Hamed was well out of range.
Hamed counters with a body kick.
A jab from Killer misses.
Hamed looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hamed cracks the inside of Killer's front leg.
Killer misses with a straight left.
A slow jab from Killer misses its intended target.
Killer swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Killer tries to clinch but Hamed moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Killer throws a lazy uppercut
and Hamed counters with a leg kick.
Killer lands a jab to the nose.
Killer scores with a body shot.
Hamed avoids the body shot from Killer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Killer misses with a looping left.
The fight stays on the outside here - Killer looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hamed steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Killer.
Hamed misses with a kick to the body.
Killer connects with the punch.
Killer throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hamed sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hamed connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Killer is looking to clinch.
Hamed avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Killer, as that shot connected.
Natural Born Killer has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hamed takes one to the side of the head.
Killer avoids a kick to the body.
Killer checks the leg kick nicely there.
Hamed throws a body shot but no joy.
A swing and a miss from Killer.
Killer connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hamed's hands.
Hamed walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Killer checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Killer misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hamed.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Killer!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Killer lands a jab.
Killer jabs at Hamed's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Killer tries to clinch up.
Killer swings widly with a right hand
letting Hamed counter with a right hand.
Killer ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hamed moves away.
Hamed takes a swing at Killer's ribcage but misses.
Hamed displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Killer throws out the jab.
Hamed tries a quick counter leg kick but Killer is wise to it.
Killer throws a low kick, looking for Hamed's leg but Hamed calmly moves out of range.
Killer tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hamed manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Killer checks a low kick from Hamed.
Hamed wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Killer fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hamed manages to avoid it.
Hamed was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Killer stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hamed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hamed throws a head kick that misses.
Hamed avoids the body shot from Killer.
A punch lands to the side of Killer 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Killer forces Hamed back against the cage and clinches.
A short right from Hamed on the inside.
Hamed swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Killer lands a hook that snaps the head of Hamed backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Killer lands a knee to the body.
Still in the clinch, Hamed scores with a nice short uppercut.

Hamed breaks from the clinch.
Killer uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hamed.
Killer thows a left - swing and a miss!
Killer misses with a hook. Hamed ducked under it nicely.
Hamed appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Natural Born Killer showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Hamed has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 47:48
Judge Joseph Jones scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 49:46

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


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kimbo Slice and Aleksey Basayev. Aleksey Basayev told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

202 cm
21
270 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
192 cm
22
265 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kimbo Slice!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Aleksey Basayev!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Franklyn Lucas and Eddie Farnsworth.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Basayev drives through and clinches with Slice against the cage.

Slice manages to break the clinch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Slice.
Basayev misses with a hook to the body
and Slice counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Aleksey Basayev has been cut.
A chopping leg kick lands by Basayev.
Slice throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Slice throws a quick inside leg kick.

Basayev instigates a clinch.
Basayev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Slice.
Basayev lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Basayev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Basayev misses with a punch to the body.
A short uppercut from Basayev.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Slice escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Slice lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Slice throws a body shot but no joy.
Basayev's coach down at Fight Factory was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Basayev's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Basayev moves out of range as Slice strikes.
Slice steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Basayev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Slice throws a hook to the side of Basayev's head but Basayev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Basayev let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Slice checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Slice has been working on his boxing with his coaches at DOG HOUSE!! in the buildup to the fight.
Basayev throws a sloppy head kick and Slice moves out of range easily.
Slice throws a body shot but no joy.
Jab, jab by Slice - just one landing.
Slice throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Basayev looks to throw the jab but Slice is out of range.
Slice sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Basayev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Slice ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Basayev moves away.
Basayev throws out a loose jab but Slice uses good head movement to avoid it.
Slice connects with a jab.
Decent striking displayed by Basayev there.
Basayev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Basayev feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Slices jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
That kick from Slice tenderised Basayev's leg. Basayev is trying to keep his angry face on.
Basayev bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Slice's head backwards.
Slice just misses with a punch to the body.
Basayev misses with a leg kick.
Slice seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
A left lands for Basayev.
Slice on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Basayev connects with the punch.
Basayev buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Slice fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Basayev manages to avoid it.
Basayev tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Basayev has closed the distance and engaged Slice in a clinch.
Slice lands a nice uppercut.
Slice lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Basayev is rocked!

That has opened up Aleksey Basayev's cut even more.
Slice works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Basayev is still on wobbly legs! Can Slice finish him?
Basayev looks winded!
Slice has a couple of punches blocked by Basayev.
Slice dips a shoulder and cracks Basayev with a mighty uppercut! Basayev falls back against the cage and Slice unloads with a barrage of strikes! Basayev is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Slice screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kimbo Slice!
Kimbo Slice retains his heavyweight title!
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Morrison Lee and DJ Thunda. Lee comes to the cage accompanied by The Pretender. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
24
158 lbs
12 - 0 - 0
181 cm
22
164 lbs
6 - 4 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Morrison Lee!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, DJ Thunda!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Columbo Gatti and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thunda uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lee.

Lee shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Thunda's guard.
Thunda bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Lee's guard.

Lee being controlled here, momentarily.

Thunda got a little sloppy there for a moment and Lee has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Thunda has managed to get both his arms back between Lee's legs - danger averted.
Thunda showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

Lee has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Thunda can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thunda forces his way into half guard.
Lee is trying to get back to full guard.
Thunda content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lee trying to control from the bottom.
Lee's coaches at Martial Arts Dojo have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
Lee wants to get back to full guard.
Lee wants to sweep but Thunda has passed to side control!
Lee is trying to improve his position.
Thunda taking a breather here.
Lee is trying to work for a sweep but Thunda has mounted him!
Thunda controlling the position easily from mount.
Lee tries to reverse the position but Thunda maintains control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thunda controlling his opponent.
Thunda's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Lee is wriggling around trying to escape.
Thunda takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Lee is looking to get to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lee sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.

Lee looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Lee gets back to full guard.
My spies in The Beast inform me that Thunda has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Lee working for submissions but it's allowed Thunda to get to half guard.
Thunda looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Lee tries to get to full guard but Thunda has control of the leg.
Lee is working hard here to advance position.
Lee manages to get to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Lee is looking for a triangle but Thunda pushes his legs off easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thunda stays in close to Lee's body and controls the position.

Lee looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Thunda is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Thunda pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lee is keeping the position for now.
Thunda slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Lee wants to improve his position but instead Thunda has moved into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

DJ Thunda 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.


Ouch! a nice leg kick from Lee, right into the meat.
Lee swings away with a body shot that misses
and Thunda counters with a one-two to the body.
Thunda catches Lee with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

It looks like Morrison Lee has been cut.
Thunda with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Lee to score with a decent uppercut.
Thunda uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lee.
Thunda moves out of range as Lee strikes.
Thunda misses with a low kick.
Lee is looking to counter punch.
Thunda needs to keep his hands up - Lee had a free shot at his head there.
Lee lands a jab to the head.
Nice shot lands for Lee.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lee misses with a straight left.
Lee dives in and grabs Thunda's left leg, looking for a takedown. Thunda pushes down on Lee's head and hops out.
Thunda lands with a kick to the temple. Lee shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Lee connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Thunda throws a hook to the side of Lee's head but Lee sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Thunda throws a hook to the side of Lee's head but Lee sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Thunda lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Lee at a distance.
Thunda throws a lazy uppercut
and Lee counters with a good low kick that Thunda was not able to check.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thunda walks into a straight right hand from Lee.
Thunda lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Lee buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Lee misses with a wild body shot.
Lee fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Thunda looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Good shot there by Lee.
Thunda takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Thunda throws a big shot that misses.
Donk. Thunda catches Lee right on the button with a cross.

Lee is rocked!
Thunda misses with the combination.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Oh Lee is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Thunda throws an overhand right that drops Lee like a sack of potatoes! Thunda dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:48 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). DJ Thunda!
DJ Thunda is the new lightweight champion!
DJ Thunda seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Russell Northrop and Mike Freitag. Northrop's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Alive And Kicking. Freitag is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Limp Bizkit - Break stuff. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

180 cm
24
175 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
184 cm
31
184 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Russell Northrop!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mike Freitag!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Dean Styles and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Northrop leaves Freitag with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Freitag has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Northrop is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Freitag needs to keep his hands up - Northrop had a free shot at his head there.
Russell Northrop seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Northrop scores with a body shot.

Freitag feints and as Northrop raises his hands in defense, Freitag changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Northrop holds on and takes a little breather.
Freitag scoring with punches to the head and body.
Northrop lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Northrop wants to control from the top but Freitag keeps moving.
Freitag keeping full guard, as Northrop tries to pass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Freitag keeping moving, preventing Northrop from controlling successfully.
Northrop passes into half guard.
Northrop sitting and controlling from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Freitag wants to get back to full guard.
Northrop content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Northrop thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Freitag's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Northrop takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Northrop wants to lay and pray for a moment but Freitag keeps working.
Northrop with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Northrop winds up and cracks Freitag with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Northrop controlling the action here.
Northrop missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Northrop is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
The fighters are battling for position here. Freitag manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Northrop pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Freitag is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Freitag controls Northrop momentarily but Northrop frees himself.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Freitag takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Northrop scores with a jab.
Freitag uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Northrop.
Freitag shoots in but Northrop avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Freitag keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Freitag was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Freitag looks to land a combination but Northrop avoids it well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Freitag slips under a jab from Northrop.
Nice shot lands for Northrop.
Northrop scores with a nice strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Northrop looks to land a right hand but Freitag moved out of range.
Northrop closes the distance and clinches up with Freitag, looking for a takedown. Northrop pushes Freitag against the cage but Freitag circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Northrop misses with a straight left.
Horrible takedown attempt by Northrop or perhaps it was just good defense by Freitag, which made it look bad.
Northrop is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Freitag can do to turn this around?
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Northrop ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Freitag stuffs the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Russell Northrop. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Sloppy strikes from Freitag. Those never looked like landing.
Freitag ducks right into an uppercut from Northrop.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Northrop fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Northrop throws a body punch but Freitag moves out of range.
Northrop takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Northrop is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Freitag.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Freitag tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Northrop defends well and Freitag ends up having to push Northrop into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
It looked like Northrop wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Freitag shoots for a takedown but Northrop saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Northrop bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Freitag's head.
Freitag shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Northrop lands with a hook. Freitag tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Northrop digs a good hook to Freitag's body.
Northrop connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Freitag misses with a takedown attempt
and Northrop counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Freitag takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Northrop cracks Freitag with an open hand slap.
Russell Northrop is winning the standup battle so far.
Freitag misses with a hook to the body
enabling Northrop to counter with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Freitag shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
It looks like Northrop has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Freitag takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Freitag fails to land the takedown.
Northrop tries to counter with a takedown but Freitag is quick to defend against it.
A slow jab from Northrop misses its intended target.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Northrop.
Despite the aggression on Freitag's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Mike Freitag is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Freitag will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Northrop connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Freitag takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Freitag on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Freitag ducks under a wild hook from Northrop.
Freitag fails with a takedown attempt.
Northrop was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Freitag uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Northrop.
Northrop is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Freitag.
Northrop jabs Freitag to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Northrop fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Freitag looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Northrop bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Freitag's head backwards.

Northrop fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Freitag to the ground. Northrop is now in Freitag's guard.
Freitag keeping moving, preventing Northrop from controlling successfully.
Northrop in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Northrop is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Northrop missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Northrop is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Northrop with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Freitag really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Northrop. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Northrop won't allow Freitag to sweep him here.
Freitag can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Northrop controls the pace.
Northrop looking to sit in guard and control but Freitag gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Freitag scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Northrop pulls Freitag in close to prevent any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Northrop dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Freitag just misses with a punch to the body.
Freitag slips a jab from Northrop.
Freitag scores with a punch to the head.
Freitag defending well as Northrop loads up on a big left hand.
Northrop swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Northrop fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Freitag takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A combination from Northrop does no damage.
Northrop keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Northrop. Freitag does a little dance to reset his feet.
Northrop throws out a loose jab but Freitag uses good head movement to avoid it.
Northrop cracks Freitag with a right hand to the side of the head.
Freitag throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Northrop lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Freitag scores with a hook.
Nice sprawl there from Freitag as Northrop shoots in.
Northrop misses with a looping left.
Freitag with the counter takedown but Northrop avoids it easily.
Nice uppercut there from Northrop.
Northrop connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Freitag moves out of range as Northrop strikes.
Nice defenses there by Freitag.
Northrop lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Northrop scores with a jab. Freitag acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Northrop lands a jab to the nose.
Northrop lands a head 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!
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Freitag.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Northrop slaps away a takedown attempt from Freitag, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Northrop throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Freitag bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Despite the aggression on Freitag's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Northrop with a nice cross.
Northrop misses with an uppercut. Freitag saw that one coming.
Freitag misses with a double jab
and Northrop counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Freitag thinking.
Freitag looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Northrop scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Freitag doesn't seem bothered though.
Freitag shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Northrop defends it nicely.
Russell Northrop has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mike Freitag.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Freitag slips under a jab from Northrop.
Northrop throws a good cross that connects.
Northrop looks to land a right hand but Freitag moved out of range.
Freitag lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Freitag dives in and grabs Northrop's left leg, looking for a takedown. Northrop pushes down on Freitag's head and hops out.
Northrop throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Freitag bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Freitag avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Northrop lands a jab to Freitag's midsection.
Northrop misses with a lunging right hand
and Freitag counters with a stiff right hand.
Freitag dives in and grabs Northrop's left leg, looking for a takedown. Northrop pushes down on Freitag's head and hops out.
Freitag slips under a jab.
Freitag unleashes a big counter combination but Northrop bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Freitag drops his hands momentarily and Northrop takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Freitag throws a series of punches but Northrop avoids them all with ease.
Freitag defending well as Northrop loads up on a big left hand.
Freitag lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Northrop throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Northrop connects with a jab.
Northrop throws out a loose jab but Freitag uses good head movement to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Freitag ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Freitag takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Northrop bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Freitag's head backwards.
Northrop throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Freitag takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Northrop shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Freitag but Freitag pushes him off and we're back to square one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Northrop clearly takes that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Northrop darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Freitag throws a nice looking combination but Northrop bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Northrop darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Northrop. Freitag does a little dance to reset his feet.
Freitag is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Northrop takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Northrop throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Freitag stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Freitag fails with the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Freitag walks into a straight right hand from Northrop.
Northrop blocks a leg kick.
Northrop lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Northrop lands a nice looking body shot.
Freitag takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Freitag moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Freitag keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Northrop.
Northrop lands a jab.
Freitag drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Freitag throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Northrop lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Freitag has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big left from Northrop misses.
No luck for Freitag with that takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Northrop misses with a straight right.
Northrop scores with a jab.
Northrop throws a right hand that misses

and Freitag counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Northrop!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Northrop is looking for a sweep.
Freitag working away.
Northrop gets back to half guard.
Northrop gets full guard.
Northrop is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Northrop trying to control the position.
Northrop utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Northrop looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Northrop has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Freitag scoring with some ground and pound.
Northrop is adopting a defensive guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Freitag fails with the takedown
and Northrop makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Russell Northrop has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mike Freitag.
A leg kick checked by Northrop.
Northrop throwing a counter right hand but Freitag manages to avoid it.

Northrop scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Northrop thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Freitag's head.
Northrop throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Northrop seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Northrop wants to control but Freitag is keeping him busy.
Northrop scoring with strikes to the body and head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russell Northrop had his way with Mike Freitag in 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. This is the final round!


Freitag throws a left and a right that both miss
and Northrop counters with a left to the body.
Northrop pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A countering left hand to the body from Freitag misses.
Northrop misses with an uppercut.

Freitag shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Freitag showed some decent athleticism there.
Northrop slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Freitag throws a big elbow that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Freitag lands a couple of digs.
Northrop wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Northrop lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Northrop looking to sit in guard and control but Freitag gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Northrop wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

Northrop working for submissions but it's allowed Freitag to get to half guard.
Freitag wants to control but Northrop is keeping him busy.
Northrop slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Freitag must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Northrop is controlling Freitag's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Northrop working for a triangle but Freitag defends it easily.
Mike Freitag has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Freitag postures up in Northrop's guard and throws a big left but Northrop blocks it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Russell Northrop!
Russell Northrop retains his welterweight title!
Russell Northrop decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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