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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Tasha Ventura and Loyd Anthony. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
18
155 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
179 cm
24
142 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
Dangerous GnP
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tasha Ventura!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Loyd Anthony!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Lou da Vinci and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ventura throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Anthony sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ventura connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Anthony misses with a body punch
and Anthony takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Ventura misses with a few strikes there.
Anthony walks into a straight right hand from Ventura.
Ventura rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Anthony counters with a straight right hand.
A left and a right from Ventura both land. Nice combination.
Anthony takes a swing at Ventura's ribcage but misses.
Ventura scores with a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Anthony throws a sloppy body shot
letting Ventura counter with a right hand.
Anthony misses with a hook. Ventura ducked under it nicely.
Ventura jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Anthony throws a body shot but no joy.
A quick step to the side and Ventura tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Anthony throws a nice looking combination but Ventura bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ventura dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Anthony ducks right into an uppercut from Ventura.
Ventura lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Ventura throws a good cross that connects.
Anthony takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Ventura closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Ventura is trying to push Anthony away but Anthony has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Anthony's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Anthony looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Ventura clobbers Anthony with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Anthony ducks under a wild hook from Ventura.
Anthony on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Ventura darts in and clinches Anthony up against the cage.
Anthony keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Ventura's efforts to push away.
Anthony keeps control of Ventura as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Anthony keeps control of Ventura as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Ventura has had enough of the clinch but Anthony keeps him there for the moment.
Ventura has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Ventura wants to break free but Anthony has control.

Anthony breaks the clinch.
Anthony throws a body shot but no joy.
Ventura is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Ventura bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ventura lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Ventura looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Danga de danga de dang - Ventura scores with a four punch combination!
Ventura is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Ventura lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Anthony slips under a jab from Ventura.
Anthony is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Ventura with a body shot.
Anthony keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anthony throws out a loose jab but Ventura uses good head movement to avoid it.
Anthony misses with a few strikes there.
Ventura swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Anthony changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Ventura rushes Anthony and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Ventura tries to circle away but Anthony has him pinned against the cage.

Anthony breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ventura lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Anthony takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Anthony on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Anthony is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Anthony scores with a body shot.
Ventura dodges the punch combination from Anthony.
Donk. Ventura catches Anthony right on the button with a cross.
Anthony throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Anthony is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Ventura rather than just go for the knockout.
Anthony gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Ventura.
Anthony takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Anthony takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ventura throws the left hand but Anthony avoids the punch easily.
Anthony now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Anthony is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Anthony just misses with a punch to the body.
Anthony moves forwards but Ventura connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Ventura scores with a punch to the head.
Ventura keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Anthony lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ventura at a distance.
Anthony getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Ventura throws out a powerful jab.
Anthony tries to bum rush Ventura with a series of wild strikes but Ventura uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Anthony jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ventura is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Ventura smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ventura takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Anthony ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ventura moves away.
Nice uppercut lands for Ventura. That snapped Anthony's head back.
Ventura scores with a nice right hand.
A jab from Ventura finds it's way through Anthony's defenses.
Ventura throws a good cross that connects.
Ventura misses with a double jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anthony slips a jab and a cross from Ventura.
Anthony paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A punch combination from Ventura misses.
Ventura throws out a loose jab but Anthony uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ventura cracks Anthony with a right hand to the side of the head.
Ventura takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nice shot lands for Ventura.
Ventura scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ventura ducks under a wild hook from Anthony.
Ventura throws out a powerful jab.
Ventura throws a right hand that Anthony ducks under and follows up with a left that Anthony also avoids with ease.
Nice uppercut lands for Ventura. That snapped Anthony's head back.
Ventura with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Ventura fails to land with a series of punches.
Ventura cracks Anthony with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Ventura displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Ventura connects with a jab.
Ventura scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Anthony doesn't seem bothered though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ventura misses with a left hand
and Ventura takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Anthony tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Ventura manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
An attempted straight right counter from Ventura misses the target.
Ventura is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Anthony can do to turn this around?

Ventura clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Anthony on the inside.
Anthony keeps control of Ventura as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Ventura working hard to break the clinch.

Anthony's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Anthony ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ventura swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Anthony counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Anthony connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Ventura throws a hook but Anthony avoids it easily.
Ventura cracks Anthony with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Anthony on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ventura is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Ventura throws the left hand but Anthony avoids the punch easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Ventura. That snapped Anthony's head back.
Tasha Ventura is winning the standup battle so far.
Ventura throws a jab when Anthony was well out of range.
Anthony needs to keep his hands up - Ventura had a free shot at his head there.
Anthony loads up on a big right hand but Ventura slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anthony misses with a shot to the body
and Ventura counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Anthony pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Anthony misses with a two punch combination.
Donk. Ventura catches Anthony right on the button with a cross.
Anthony missing with a left hand there. Ventura was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Anthony lands with a good body shot.
Ventura scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Anthony showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ventura.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Anthony in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Ventura scores with a jab to the head.
Ventura slips under a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Ventura misses the target.
Anthony misses with a body shot
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
and Ventura counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ventura swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Anthony.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ventura cracks Anthony with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ventura fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anthony on the side of the head.
Ventura with a hook.
Anthony takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ventura throws a shot to the body.
Ventura throws a hook to the side of Anthony's head but Anthony sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Anthony throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ventura bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ventura tests Anthony's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Anthony ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ventura moves away.
Anthony ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ventura moves away.
Ventura dips to his left and cracks Anthony with an uppercut!
Anthony walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Anthony misses with an uppercut. Ventura saw that one coming.
Ventura attempts a counter takedown but Anthony avoids it well and moves away.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Ventura manages to break the clinch.
Anthony throws an overhand right that lands on Ventura's shoulder, as Ventura tries to avoid the shot.

Ventura gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Anthony prevents Ventura from breaking the clinch.
Anthony prevents Ventura from breaking the clinch.
Ventura has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Ventura is looking to break free of the clinch but Anthony has double underhooks.

Ventura escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Anthony looks to score with a jab to the body but Ventura is just out of range.
Ventura throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Anthony.
Ventura scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Anthony loads up on a big right hand but Ventura slips the punch.
Anthony throws a hook to the side of Ventura's head but Ventura sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Good standup being displayed there by Ventura as he connects with a hook.
Ventura ducks under a wild hook from Anthony.
Anthony fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Ventura throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Anthony on the side of the head.
Ventura bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Anthony's head.
Ventura connects with a good right hand that stumbles Anthony. Anthony circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ventura lands a slapping body shot.
Anthony looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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!
Anthony swings for the body but Ventura moves out of range.
Anthony takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ventura scores with a decent looking hook.
Ventura scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Ventura keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Ventura connects with a jab.
Ventura stuns Anthony with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Ventura gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Ventura blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

Anthony breaks from the clinch.
Ventura scores with a hook to the body. Anthony takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A decent looking cross lands there for Ventura.

Anthony gets tackled into the cage by Ventura. Ventura maintains the clinch.
A short right from Anthony.
Ventura dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ventura looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Anthony keeps control of Ventura as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Anthony prevents Ventura from breaking the clinch.

Anthony manages to break the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Anthony throws a right and a left that both miss.
Anthony misses with an uppercut.

Ventura moves into the clinch.
Ventura is trying to break the clinch but Anthony has him pressed against the cage.
Ventura tries to circle away but Anthony has him pinned against the cage.
Ventura trying to control the position but instead, Anthony has worked for underhooks and has pushed Ventura into the cage.
Ventura wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Anthony has him pressed against the cage.
Ventura wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Anthony has him pressed against the cage.
Ventura looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A nice right hand lands inside from Anthony.
Ventura looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ventura prevents a body shot from Anthony.

Ventura breaks from the clinch.
Anthony takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jab, jab by Ventura - just one landing.
Anthony takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Anthony misses with a hook. Ventura ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anthony misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Anthony slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Anthony has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Anthony moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Ventura on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A lazy left from Ventura finds it's target.
A punch combination from Ventura misses.
Nice straight punches there by Anthony. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Anthony.
A punch combination from Anthony misses.
Ventura swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ventura uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Anthony has time to react.
Ventura clobbers Anthony with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
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!
Anthony tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ventura swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Anthony misses with a series of wild punches.
Anthony throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Ventura counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ventura dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Anthony walks into a jab.
Ventura fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anthony on the side of the head.
Loyd Anthony is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Ventura lands a jab to Anthony's midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ventura misses the jab.
Anthony rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Ventura moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Anthony takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Anthony misses with a hook. Ventura ducked under it nicely.
Ventura swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Ventura has Anthony up against the cage in a clinch.
Ventura blocks an uppercut.
Anthony working aggressively here.
Ventura is looking to break free of the clinch but Anthony has double underhooks.

Anthony manages to break the clinch.

Ventura has taken the fight to the clinch.

Anthony breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Ventura throws a good cross that connects.
Ventura scores with a jab to the body.
Ventura connects with a nice looking jab.
Ventura scores with a sloppy right hand. Anthony should have avoided that one.
Anthony misses the shot to the body.
Anthony misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ventura.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ventura scores with a shot to the body.
Anthony takes one to the side of the head.
Ventura scores with a nice head shot.
Ventura scores with the left hand. Anthony knows he should have avoided that one.
Anthony on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Anthony closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Anthony misses the jab.
Anthony misses with a hook. Ventura ducked under it nicely.
Anthony scores with a three punch combo!
Anthony misses with a wild body shot.
Anthony takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Anthony looks to land a combination but Ventura avoids it well.
Ventura stuns Anthony with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ventura closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Ventura feints a jab promting Anthony to slip. Ventura then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Anthony slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Anthony throws a right hand that misses
and Ventura connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ventura lands a nice looking body shot.
Loyd Anthony has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ventura tests Anthony's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Ventura gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Anthony.
Anthony swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ventura keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ventura half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Ventura darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Ventura's jab looks to have found its range, popping Anthony under the eye.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Ventura, as that shot connected.
Ventura lands a head shot.
Anthony walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

Anthony instigates a clinch.

Ventura breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Ventura throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Anthony on the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ventura thuds his right hand into Anthony's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ventura cracks Anthony with a good jab.
Tasha Ventura is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A punch lands to the side of Anthony 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Anthony takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 30:27
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 30:27
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tasha Ventura!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jim Miller and Hank Hill. Hank Hill has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
25
235 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
200 cm
25
270 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
Decent wrestler
Basic striking
Intelligent
BJJ White Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the vacant heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jim Miller!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hank Hill!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Eddie Farnsworth and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

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

Miller is trying to work for a kimura but Hill is defending well.
Hill avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Miller.
Miller definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Miller stalling.
Miller prevents Hill from standing back up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Miller seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Hill for as long as he can get away with.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

Hill drives through and clinches with Miller against the cage.
Miller stalling against the cage.
Hill creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Miller blocks a body shot from Hill.
Miller tries a body shot but Hill blocks it.
A hook to the body from Miller.
Hill looks winded!

Miller lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Miller looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hill with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Miller controlling the action here.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Miller is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Miller is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Miller working over Hill with some ground and pound. Hill looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Miller is taking a breather. Hill says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Hill on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Miller lands a nice short elbow.
Ground and pound from Miller.
Hill looks like he's trying to stand up.
Miller is figuring out what he wants to do next.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jim Miller 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.



Miller gets the takedown into side control.
Hill is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Miller asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Hill being controlled for a moment.
Miller continues to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller is working Hill over with some ground and pound from side control.
Miller is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hill can do to turn this around?
Miller controls the position.
More hug and hope from Miller.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Miller here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Miller scores with a couple of short elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Hill seems a little lost for a moment, as Miller dominates the positioning.
Hill takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Miller lands a nice forearm strike.

Miller thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Miller lands a nice forearm strike.
Miller staying calm.
Miller working the head and body with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Hill's face as Miller controls the position.
Hill on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Miller takes a little break here. Hill wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Hill is breathing heavily.
Hill takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Miller landing a few strikes.
Miller controlling from side mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Miller lands a few punches from side control.
Jim Miller overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hill trying to remain calm as Miller controls from the top position.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Miller.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Miller's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Miller scores with a couple of short elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jim Miller dominated that second 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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Hill throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Miller's head.

Miller shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Miller controlling the pace.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Miller lands a nice short elbow.
Miller lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Miller performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller continues to hold on tight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller winds up and cracks Hill with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Miller seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Miller scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Hank Hill has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Hill is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Miller scores with a couple of nice shots.
Miller is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Hill takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hill on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Miller content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Hill gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Miller to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Miller controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Miller passes into half guard.
Miller content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Miller seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Jim Miller is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Miller perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Miller landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Miller in particular looking to stall.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Miller is nestled in close to Hill, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jim Miller showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Miller, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jim Miller!

Jim Miller is the new heavyweight champion!
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
26%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Conor Mcgregor and Frank Williams. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

175 cm
25
145 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
176 cm
24
145 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Conor Mcgregor!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Williams!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Columbo Gatti and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Williams scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Mcgregor tries to roll over but Williams keeps him under control.
Williams with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Williams trying to pass the guard but Mcgregor defending well.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mcgregor manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Mcgregor trying to control the position.
Williams won't allow Mcgregor to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mcgregor controlling Williams's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Williams trying to control but Mcgregor is working from the bottom.
Mcgregor looking for a sweep. Not yet Mcgregor, not yet.
Williams really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Mcgregor. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Williams trying to control the position from guard on top but Mcgregor is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Williams stopping the sweep attempt from Mcgregor.
Mcgregor working a defensive guard here.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Williams dives in and scores a takedown into Mcgregor's guard.
Mcgregor controlling the position.
Williams with a flurry of punches that miss.
Williams engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Mcgregor looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Mcgregor wants to sweep here but Williams controlling him for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Williams passes Mcgregor's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Mcgregor wants to get back to full guard.

Williams is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Mcgregor doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Williams.
Mcgregor is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mcgregor manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mcgregor controlling the position.
Mcgregor on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Mcgregor tries to get out of the position.
Williams trying to control the position from guard on top but Mcgregor is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mcgregor looking for a sweep. Not yet Mcgregor, not yet.
Mcgregor keeping moving, preventing Williams from controlling successfully.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Mcgregor shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Williams defends it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Mcgregor shoots for a double leg takedown but Williams sprawls well. He's pushed Mcgregor's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Mcgregor looks for a takedown but Williams sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Conor Mcgregor. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Williams shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Mcgregor manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Williams is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Williams trying to control but Mcgregor is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Williams dominated that round.
That's time! Mcgregor's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Williams changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Mcgregor tries to avoid it but Williams manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Mcgregor to the ground. Mcgregor escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Williams shoots in looking for a takedown. Mcgregor tries to sprawl out of it but Williams keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Mcgregor manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Mcgregor is defended easily by Williams.
Williams looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Mcgregor is fending him off so far but Williams persists. Nope, Mcgregor circles away and we're back to standing.
Mcgregor appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Conor Mcgregor has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Williams.
Williams darts in looking for a takedown but Mcgregor gets double underhooks and turns Williams into the cage.

Williams fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Mcgregor sprawls well initially but Williams persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mcgregor gets full guard.
Mcgregor bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Williams's guard.

Mcgregor working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mcgregor keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Williams's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mcgregor is working Williams over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mcgregor slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Mcgregor works over Williams with some ground and pound from guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Mcgregor's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Williams wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Mcgregor is now in half guard.
Mcgregor wants to take a breather but Williams is having none of it.
Mcgregor working over Williams with some ground and pound. Williams looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Williams has a hand on Mcgregor's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Mcgregor takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Williams is in a horrible position here. Mcgregor smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Williams is breathing heavily.
Williams is looking to get to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Williams keeps trying to improve his position.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Mcgregor cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Mcgregor lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Williams hang on?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mcgregor tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Mcgregor trying to control but Williams is having none of it.
Mcgregor content just to control the position here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mcgregor is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Williams can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mcgregor in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.

Williams is rocked!
Mcgregor with good strikes from the mount here!
Williams is still in real trouble! Can Mcgregor finish him?
Mcgregor looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Williams covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Conor Mcgregor!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Tony Jones and Charlie Chiblow. The key to victory for Tony Jones has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

187 cm
25
200 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
180 cm
25
200 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tony Jones!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Charlie Chiblow!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Dean Styles and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones scores with a hook to the body. Chiblow takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Chiblow will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Jones changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jones 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.
Horrible takedown attempt by Chiblow or perhaps it was just good defense by Jones, which made it look bad.

Chiblow throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Jones tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Chiblow is in Jones's guard.
Chiblow wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving.
Chiblow trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Jones avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Chiblow advances to half guard.
Chiblow is looking to advance position but Jones won't allow it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Chiblow is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Chiblow missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chiblow seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Jones does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Chiblow tries to pass to full mount but Jones defends it.
Chiblow throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Jones is trying to stand.
Chiblow thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Chiblow prevents Jones from standing back up.
Jones looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Jones pushes Chiblow off and gets back to his feet.
Jones defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Chiblow.
Tony Jones has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Charlie Chiblow.
Chiblow shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jones as he jumps to the side.
Chiblow looks winded!
Nice takedown defense from Jones. No joy for Chiblow on that attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Jones darts in and clinches Chiblow up against the cage.
Chiblow takes a shot to the head.
Jones softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Jones tries to break free but Chiblow pushes him back against the cage.
Jones lands a nice uppercut.
Jones scores with a shoulder strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Jones pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Jones drives through and clinches with Chiblow against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Jones scores with a nice short uppercut.

Jones turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Jones manages to end up in side control.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jones misses with the ground and pound.
Chiblow avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Jones.
Jones misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Chiblow tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Chiblow on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Jones working the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Jones tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Jones creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Chiblow sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Jones working the ground and pound but Chiblow is defending the strikes.
Jones creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Chiblow sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Jones looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Chiblow is avoiding damage well.
Chiblow defending against the ground and pound.
Jones misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Jones working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Chiblow sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Jones thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Jones missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Jones knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Chiblow on the ground.

Chiblow looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Jones sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Chiblow defending well though.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Jones lands a nice short elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Jones thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Chiblow's head.
Chiblow regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Jones.

Chiblow has his foot on Jones's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Jones works his way back into a safe position though.
Jones has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Jones won't allow Chiblow to sweep him here.
Jones is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Jones in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Jones throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Jones with a flurry of punches that miss.
Chiblow avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Jones working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Jones wants to control from the top but Chiblow keeps moving.

Chiblow working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Jones doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Chiblow is tightening it up a little... Jones has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Jones reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Jones taps out! Nice BJJ there by Chiblow!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Charlie Chiblow!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jason Kupa and Evan Decon. Evan Decon has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

165 cm
25
135 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
164 cm
25
130 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Basic striking
KO power
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jason Kupa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Evan Decon!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Russell Pearce and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Decon defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Kupa.
Decon's coach down at 3Band MMA ($500/week) was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Decon's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Kupa shoots in but no luck this time.
Kupa is looking to clinch but Decon is avoiding it.

Kupa closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Decon keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Decon wants to control but Kupa is keeping busy.
Decon makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Decon.
Decon has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Let's hope that Decon has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Decon being controlled here, momentarily.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Decon is on top in guard.

Kupa is pulling down on Decon's head. It's preventing any offense from Decon, at least for the moment.
Decon pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kupa is keeping the position for now.
Kupa looking to hit a scissor sweep but Decon is one step ahead there.
Kupa is working hard here to advance position.
Decon is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Kupa trying to control the position.
Kupa is adopting a defensive guard.
Decon pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kupa is keeping the position for now.
Kupa is controlling Decon's posture.
Decon advances position into side control!

Decon tries for a kimura but Kupa is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
A bit of a lull in the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kupa can't do much from the bottom here.

Decon is trying to get an arm triangle but Kupa is defending well.
Decon advances to full mount.

Decon looking for a guillotine from mount but Kupa is having none of it.
Kupa tries to hold on but Decon postures up.
Decon landing punches.
Decon looking to control but Kupa is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Kupa is working to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kupa is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Kupa just holding on.
Decon sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
It looks like Decon might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Kupa wants to hold on but Decon pushes him away.
Decon content just to control the position here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Decon is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Kupa to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Kupa shrugs it off.
Decon can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kupa is looking to escape.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Evan Decon 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.


Kupa closes the distance and clinches up with Decon, looking for a takedown. Kupa pushes Decon against the cage but Decon circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Decon rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kupa moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kupa tries to close the distance and clinch but Decon swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Decon leaves Kupa with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Decon wants to counter with a clinch but Kupa pushes him away.
Kupa misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jason Kupa. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Decon closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Decon is taking a breather. Kupa says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Kupa tries to get to full guard but Decon has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Decon slows the pace down in half guard.
We're seeing a lot of stalling here from Decon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kupa is trying is best to control the position here.
Decon seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Decon moves nicely into side control.
Kupa tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Decon thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Decon in side control, throwing shots but Kupa defends.

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.
Decon controls the position.
Kupa manages to get back to half guard.
Decon seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kupa does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Kupa slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kupa is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Decon moves into full guard.
Kupa stays in close to Decon's body and controls the position.
Decon is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Decon will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
We've been hearing good reports from Kupa's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

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

Kupa on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Kupa tries to get out of the position.
Still in half guard, Decon seems content to control.
Yet more stalling tactics from Decon.
Kupa has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Decon is working away from the top position though.
Kupa preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Decon stalling.
Kupa wants to get back to full guard.
Decon slows the pace down in half guard.
Decon is trying to control the action in half guard but Kupa is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Decon with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Decon is continuing to stall.
Kupa is trying to maintain the position but Decon is very close to passing his half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Decon wants to control but Kupa is keeping him busy.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Evan Decon showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! And we move into the final round!


Decon thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kupa misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Decon wants to counter the offense by Kupa and move into the clinch position.
Kupa closes the distance and clinches up with Decon, looking for a takedown. Kupa pushes Decon against the cage but Decon circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

Kupa moves into the clinch.
Kupa misses with a hook to the ribs.

Decon pulls Kupa into guard.
Evan Decon has got the better of the ground game so far.
Decon is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Decon stalling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Decon frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Decon controlling the pace for now.
Decon can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kupa is looking to escape.
Decon looking to control and managing it successfully.
Kupa holds on for dear life.

Decon has control of Kupa's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Kupa regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Jason Kupa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kupa tries to hold on but Decon postures up.
Decon trying to control but Kupa is having none of it.
Kupa stops Decon from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.
Decon punishing his opponent with strikes.
Kupa is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Decon takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kupa blocking the ground and pound.
Kupa is looking to improve his position but Decon isn't that keen on the idea.
Decon controlling the position easily from mount.
Decon looking to control but Kupa is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Decon avoids the attempt from Kupa to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Decon controlling his opponent.
Kupa is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Decon controlling the position easily from mount.
Decon trying to control but Kupa is having none of it.
Kupa wants to control but Decon is having none of it.
Evan Decon is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Decon takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 27:30
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Evan Decon!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
25%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Lord Jeffery and Troy Queen. Troy Queen has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Lord Jeffery's chin.

186 cm
25
176 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
180 cm
25
170 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Intelligent
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Tends to cut

Fatty's
Alpha-Male Nutritional Supplements Q160/$185

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Lord Jeffery!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Troy Queen!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, John Kavanagh and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Queen changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jeffery staying out of range there.
Queen connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Jeffery throws out a loose jab but Queen uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Queen. Jeffery does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Queen misses.
Queen throws out a loose jab but Jeffery uses good head movement to avoid it.
Queen swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Jeffery to counter with a crisp jab.
Queen throws a jab but it's blocked by Jeffery.
Jeffery swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Queen misses with a body shot.
Queen lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Queen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jeffery pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Queen misses with a looping left.
Queen scores with a jab. Jeffery acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jeffery ducks under a wild hook from Queen.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jeffery defending well as Queen loads up on a big left hand.
Jeffery slips under a jab from Queen.
Queen misses with a lunging right hand
and Jeffery counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Queen. Jeffery does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jeffery half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Queen swings away with a body shot that misses
and Jeffery counters with a straight right hand.
Jeffery throws out a loose jab but Queen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Queen scores with a nice right hand.
A big left from Queen misses.
Queen cracks Jeffery with a right hand to the side of the head.
Queen misses with a hook
and Jeffery counters with a straight right hand.
Queen misses with an uppercut. Jeffery saw that one coming.
Queen looks to land a left hand but Jeffery moved out of range nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jeffery. Queen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Queen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jeffery moves away.
Jeffery is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Queen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Queen ducks under a wild hook from Jeffery.
Queen scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Queen lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Jeffery at a distance.
Jeffery looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Queen swings for the body but Jeffery moves out of range.
Jeffery attempts a counter takedown but Queen avoids it well and moves away.
Queen swings widly with a right hand
and Jeffery counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Queen takes one to the side of the head.
A slow jab from Queen misses its intended target.
A slow jab from Jeffery misses its intended target.
Jeffery moves away from the strike by Queen.
Jab from Queen.
Jeffery dips to his left and cracks Queen with an uppercut!
Jeffery slips a jab from Queen.
Jeffery throwing a counter right hand but Queen manages to avoid it.
Jeffery avoids the body shot from Queen.
Jeffery on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Queen throws a lazy uppercut
and Jeffery counters with a stiff right hand.
Queen misses with a straight right.
Queen misses with a looping right.
A quick step to the side and Jeffery tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Queen moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Jeffery moves away from the strike by Queen.
Jeffery slips under a jab.
Queen swings widly with a right hand
and Jeffery counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice defenses there by Jeffery.
Jeffery doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jeffery throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Queen on the side of the head.
A jab from Queen misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Jeffery misses the target.
Jeffery slips under a jab.
Jeffery steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Queen.
We've been informed that Queen has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Queen stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jeffery bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
As Queen tries to get set, Jeffery tries to push him back and clinch up but Queen manages to avoid the attempt.
A jab from Jeffery finds it's way through Queen's defenses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jab, jab by Queen - just one landing.
Jeffery throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Queen misses with a wild body shot.
Jeffery seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Queen looks to score with a jab to the body but Jeffery is just out of range.
Queen misses with an uppercut
and Jeffery counters with a straight right hand.
Queen is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Queen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jeffery was well out of range. Poor timing from Queen.
Jeffery bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jeffery tries to counter by clinching up but Queen breaks away and moves out of range.
Jeffery misses with a looping right.
Queen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jeffery was well out of range. Poor timing from Queen.
Queen looks to score with a jab to the body but Jeffery is just out of range.
Queen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jeffery seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Troy Queen dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


A jab from Jeffery misses.
Jeffery ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jeffery defending well as Queen loads up on a big left hand.
Queen takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Troy Queen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jeffery on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Jeffery takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Queen connects with a crisp jab.
Queen works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Queen misses with a straight left.
Queen scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Queen misses with a hook
enabling Jeffery to counter with a crisp jab.
Troy Queen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
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!
Queen misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Queen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A big right from Queen misses.
Queen getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jeffery walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Queen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jeffery misses with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Queen.
Queen scores with a jab. Jeffery acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Queen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jeffery manages to avoid it.
Jeffery attempts a counter takedown but Queen avoids it well and moves away.
A jab from Queen does it's job there.
Queen misses with a wild body shot.
Jeffery tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Queen manages to circle out of the way.
Nice uppercut there from Queen.
Queen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jeffery moves away.
Queen scores with a shot to the body.
Queen moves out of range of the body kick.
Queen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jeffery is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Queen swings widly with a right hand
enabling Jeffery to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Queen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jeffery appears to be looking for a big counter.
Queen takes a swing at Jeffery's ribcage but misses.
Queen throws out a loose jab but Jeffery uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Queen misses with a body shot.
Jeffery half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Queen throws a predictable looking body shot
and Jeffery counters with a nice body shot.
Queen throws a hook but Jeffery avoids it easily.
Queen scores with a crisp jab that stopped Jeffery in his tracks.
Queen throws a looping overhand right but Jeffery ducks down to avoid it.
Jeffery quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Queen throws an overhand right that lands on Jeffery's shoulder, as Jeffery tries to avoid the shot.
Queen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jeffery sees it coming and avoids it easily.
As Queen tries to get set, Jeffery tries to push him back and clinch up but Queen manages to avoid the attempt.
Queen misses with a hook. Jeffery ducked under it nicely.
Queen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jeffery sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Queen missing with a left hand there. Jeffery was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Queen takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Queen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Queen misses with a left hand
and Jeffery counters with a straight right hand.
Queen jabs Jeffery to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jeffery displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Queen throws out the jab.
Queen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jeffery throwing a counter right hand but Queen manages to avoid it.
Jeffery displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Queen throws out the jab.
Queen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Queen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Queen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jeffery lands with a right hand.
Queen misses the body punch
letting Jeffery counter with a right hand.
Jeffery takes one on the button.
Queen throws out a loose jab but Jeffery uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jeffery lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Queen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Queen throws an off balance right hand
letting Jeffery counter with a right hand.
Queen misses with a body punch
letting Jeffery counter with a right hand.
Queen slips under a jab from Jeffery.
Queen swings widly with a right hand
and Jeffery counters with a nice uppercut.
Queen throws a right hand that misses
and Jeffery counters with a stiff right hand.
Queen throws an off balance right hand
and Queen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jeffery swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slow jab from Jeffery misses its intended target.
Queen misses the shot to the body.
Queen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jeffery throws a body shot but no joy.
Queen blocks a jab.
Jeffery works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Troy Queen will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Queen throws an overhand right that lands on Jeffery's shoulder, as Jeffery tries to avoid the shot.
Queen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jeffery.
Jeffery ducks under a wild hook from Queen.
A looping hook to the body misses from Queen. Jeffery does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jeffery avoids the body shot from Queen.
Queen connects with a right hand. Jeffery shakes it off.
Jeffery pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Queen connects with a body shot.
Queen throws a predictable looking body shot
and Jeffery cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Queen misses with a body shot.
Jeffery slips a jab from Queen.
A shot to the body from Queen misses
and Jeffery counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jab from Queen.
Queen throws a body punch but Jeffery moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Queen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jeffery manages to avoid it.
Jeffery tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Queen manages to circle out of the way.
Jeffery takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Queen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jeffery.
Jeffery keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Queen.
Jeffery takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Queen throws an off balance right hand

and Jeffery holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.

Jeffery pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jeffery takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Queen misses with a shot to the body

and Jeffery moves into the clinch.
Queen takes a shot to the head.
Queen is trying to break free.
Queen lands a left hand that snaps the head of Jeffery backwards.
Queen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lord Jeffery has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Queen is trying to break the clinch but Jeffery has him pressed against the cage.
Queen tries a body shot but Jeffery blocks it.
Queen tries to throw a body punch but Jeffery avoids it by throwing Queen back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Queen.
Nice body punch from Jeffery.
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!
Queen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jeffery lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Queen wants to get back to striking at distance but Jeffery won't allow it.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Jeffery.
Jeffery fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Queen throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Queen looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Jeffery misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Jeffery.

Jeffery breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Queen misses with a body shot.
It appears Jeffery was looking to counter with a kick there.
Jeffery uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Queen.
Jeffery blocks a jab.
Queen takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jeffery walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jeffery slips under a jab from Queen.
Queen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jeffery manages to avoid it.
Queen loads up on a big right hand but Jeffery slips the punch.
Jeffery is looking to counter the offense by Queen and move into the clinch.
Jeffery walks into a stiff left hand from Queen.
Queen misses with an uppercut.
Queen moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Jeffery scores with a body shot.
Queen scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Queen avoids the body shot from Jeffery.
Jeffery stuns Queen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Queen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jeffery throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Troy Queen is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Jeffery scores with a hook.
Jeffery looks to score with a jab to the body but Queen is just out of range.
Jeffery throws a lazy uppercut
and Queen counters with a nice uppercut.
Jeffery swings for the body but Queen moves out of range.
Queen fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jeffery looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Queen. Jeffery does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jeffery seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Queen digs a good hook to Jeffery's body.
Queen throws an overhand right that lands on Jeffery's shoulder, as Jeffery tries to avoid the shot.
Jeffery tries to counter with a takedown but Queen is quick to defend against it.
Jeffery connects with a body shot that sends Queen's belly button to the back.
Jeffery takes a body punch but keeps moving.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 27:30
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Troy Queen!

The defeated Lord Jeffery had this to say: 'Never lose sight of your goal!! a lost can only slow me down but never stop me.'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Vasilli Drakov and Vernon Russell. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
21
220 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
191 cm
20
212 lbs
1 - 4 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Hates pizza
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

Fatty's

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vasilli Drakov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vernon Russell!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Jorge Garcia and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Russell shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Russell showed some decent athleticism there.
Russell prevents Drakov from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The fighters are battling for position here. Drakov manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Drakov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Russell defends well.
Russell must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Drakov preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Drakov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drakov has his hands on Russell's head, controlling the position.

Drakov is looking for a triangle but Russell pushes his legs off easily.
Russell sitting in guard here, content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Drakov keeping moving, preventing Russell from controlling successfully.
We've been hearing good reports from Drakov's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Drakov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Russell loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

Drakov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Russell passes into half guard.
Russell trying to control from half guard but Drakov is working away.

Drakov actively working from the bottom here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Drakov is trying to maintain the position but Russell is very close to passing his half guard.
Drakov works his way to full guard. Good work.

Drakov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Drakov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Russell is looking to work some ground and pound but Drakov has wrist control.
Russell won't allow Drakov to sweep him here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Drakov keeping moving, preventing Russell from controlling successfully.

Drakov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Russell passes into side control.
Drakov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Russell wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Russell trying to control the position but Drakov is working away.
Drakov manages to work his way to half guard, despite Russell's best efforts.
Drakov wants to improve his position but Russell is controlling well.
Russell looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Drakov has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Russell escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Russell!
Drakov sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Drakov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Drakov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Russell doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Russell manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Drakov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Russell controls the pace.
Drakov keeping moving, preventing Russell from controlling successfully.

Drakov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Russell gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Drakov keeping moving, preventing Russell from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Drakov shoots in looking for a takedown but Russell manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Drakov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Russell gets tackled into the cage by Drakov. Drakov maintains the clinch.

Drakov decides to pull guard.

Russell has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Drakov to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Russell is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Drakov pulls down on the head and he's put Russell to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Vasilli Drakov!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Vasilli Drakov made sure he mentioned Fatty's , along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jimmy Hopkins and Jussi Tinassa. Jimmy Hopkins has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

177 cm
24
170 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
180 cm
32
180 lbs
15 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jimmy Hopkins!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jussi Tinassa!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Steve Montenegro and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tinassa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hopkins.
Hopkins takes a swing at Tinassa's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Hopkins misses.
Hopkins swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Tinassa counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Tinassa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hopkins swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hopkins throws a right hand that Tinassa ducks under and follows up with a left that Tinassa also avoids with ease.
Tinassa appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Tinassa swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Tinassa gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A telegraphed right hand from Tinassa misses the target.
Hopkins scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tinassa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hopkins.
Tinassa throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Hopkins's waist but Hopkins gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Tinassa off to one side.
Hopkins swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hopkins needs to keep his hands up - Tinassa had a free shot at his head there.
Tinassa slips under a jab from Hopkins.
Hopkins throws a big shot that misses.
Jimmy Hopkins seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tinassa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tinassa slips under a jab from Hopkins.
Tinassa's coach down at The Dutch Training Company was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Tinassa's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Tinassa loads up on a big right hand but Hopkins slips the punch.
Hopkins misses with a looping right.
Hopkins checks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Hopkins on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hopkins is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tinassa.
Tinassa lands with a good body shot.
Hopkins takes a swing at Tinassa's ribcage but misses.
Tinassa throws out a counter right but Hopkins avoids it with no problem.

Hopkins clinches with his opponent.
Hopkins swings wildly with an uppercut but Tinassa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tinassa throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Hopkins blocks it with crossed arms.

Tinassa breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hopkins slips under a jab.
Hopkins ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Tinassa.
Jimmy Hopkins is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hopkins swings widly with a right hand
and Tinassa counters with a nice uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tinassa throws a hook to the side of Hopkins's head but Hopkins sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Hopkins moves into range and clinches up with Tinassa.
Tinassa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Hopkins fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from Tinassa.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Tinassa looking to throw knees to the head but Hopkins is blocking nicely.
Tinassa prevents a body shot from Hopkins.
Tinassa tries a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks it.
Tinassa taking a breather.
Hopkins tries to stall but Tinassa uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Tinassa prevents a body shot from Hopkins.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Tinassa misses with a knee strike.
Hopkins scores with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Hopkins blocks it with crossed arms.
Tinassa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tinassa throws a knee to the head but misses.
Hopkins lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tinassa backwards.
Tinassa tries to break free but Hopkins pushes him back against the cage.
Hopkins throws a head punch that misses.
Tinassa is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Tinassa lands a nice shot to the body.
A right hand to the body from Hopkins.
Hopkins lands a nice shot to the body.
Tinassa misses with a knee to the head.
Hopkins lands with a right to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hopkins.
Hopkins misses with some punches.
Hopkins misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hopkins tries to work over Tinassa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hopkins can't find room to land a body shot as Tinassa controls the action.
Hopkins makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hopkins is trying to maintain a safe position but Tinassa gets an underhook and turns Hopkins into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Hopkins blocks a body shot from Tinassa.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hopkins misses with a body punch.
Tinassa stalling.

Tinassa breaks the clinch.
Tinassa keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Hopkins swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've been told by Hopkins's head coaches at Netherlands Top Team & KT that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Tinassa missing with a left hand there. Hopkins was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hopkins scores with a hook.
Tinassa fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hopkins lands a nice hook to Tinassa's body. Tinassa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Tinassa throws a lazy uppercut
and Hopkins counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hopkins lands with a nice body punch.
Tinassa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hopkins.
Hopkins on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
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 Jimmy Hopkins will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Hopkins tests Tinassa's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Tinassa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tinassa throws out a counter right but Hopkins avoids it with no problem.
Hopkins slips a jab from Tinassa.
Tinassa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A little jabbing left from Tinassa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hopkins misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tinassa.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tinassa! But no joy.
Hopkins misses with a hook.
Hopkins's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Tinassa connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hopkins scrambles back to his feet.
Hopkins takes a swing at Tinassa's ribcage but misses.
Jimmy Hopkins is winning the standup battle so far.
Hopkins throws the left hand but Tinassa avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Tinassa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hopkins misses with a right hand
and Tinassa makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Tinassa throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hopkins was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

Hopkins has managed to clinch.
Hopkins lands with a light punch inside.
Tinassa misses with a knee to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hopkins creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins struggles to land a body shot inside as Tinassa controls his hands.
Hopkins misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tinassa pressing his opponent against the cage.

Tinassa breaks the clinch.
Hopkins ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tinassa moves away.
Tinassa let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nice jab there from Hopkins.
Tinassa shoots in but Hopkins avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Hopkins darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Tinassa connects with a leg kick. Hopkins looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Tinassa listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tinassa misses with a takedown attempt - Hopkins sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hopkins there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hopkins is looking to clinch but Tinassa is avoiding it.
Hopkins misses with a wild body shot.
Tinassa now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Tinassa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hopkins throws a right hand that misses
and Tinassa makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Hopkins digs a good hook to Tinassa's body.
Tinassa moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Tinassa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tinassa misses with an uppercut. Hopkins saw that one coming.
Nice shot by Hopkins.
Tinassa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hopkins.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins misses with a hook to the body
and Tinassa counters with a nice uppercut.
Hopkins fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Tinassa looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Tinassa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Tinassa darts in looking for a takedown but Hopkins gets double underhooks and turns Tinassa into the cage.
A little feinted left hand from Hopkins on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jimmy Hopkins has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jussi Tinassa.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Hopkins.
Hopkins moves in looking to clinch but Tinassa pushes him off.
Hopkins misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins blocks a jab.
Tinassa misses with a straight right.
Tinassa lands a nice shot that snaps Hopkins's head back.
Tinassa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hopkins tries to close the distance and clinch but Tinassa swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hopkins misses with a right hand
and Tinassa counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Tinassa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tinassa moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tinassa lands with a right hand.
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Tinassa.
Tinassa slips a jab and a cross from Hopkins.
Hopkins fails in his attempt to clinch.
Tinassa chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hopkins defending well as Tinassa loads up on a big left hand.
Hopkins connects with a looping right hand.
Tinassa lands the left hand.
Hopkins misses with a looping left.
Tinassa swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hopkins misses with a looping left.
Hopkins slips under a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jimmy Hopkins will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Hopkins displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Tinassa throws out the jab.
Hopkins wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Tinassa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Tinassa there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hopkins tries to clinch there but Tinassa circles away.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut
and Tinassa counters with a straight right hand.

Hopkins instigates a clinch.
Tinassa is looking to break free of the clinch but Hopkins has double underhooks.
Tinassa tries a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks it.
Hopkins swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hopkins tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hopkins misses with the head strike.
Tinassa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tinassa blocks a body shot from Hopkins.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks with his arms.
Hopkins misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hopkins throws a head punch that misses.
Hopkins swings wildly with an uppercut but Tinassa uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Hopkins fails to land.
Tinassa misses with a knee to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hopkins.
Hopkins leaning against his opponent.
Hopkins tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hopkins scores with a shoulder strike.
Tinassa throws a knee to the head but misses.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Hopkins keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Tinassa's efforts to push away.
Hopkins throws a punch but it's blocked by Tinassa.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hopkins.
Tinassa using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Hopkins has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Hopkins throws a head punch that misses.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Hopkins lands a body punch.
Hopkins tries a body shot but Tinassa blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hopkins lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tinassa tries to circle away but Hopkins has him pinned against the cage.
Tinassa tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Tinassa takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Tinassa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tinassa ducks right into an uppercut from Hopkins.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hopkins throws a big shot that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tinassa! But no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Tinassa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hopkins throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

Tinassa is rocked!
Hopkins throws a poor cross that misses
and Tinassa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tinassa is still on wobbly legs! Can Hopkins finish him?
Hopkins just misses with a punch to the body.
Tinassa takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Tinassa pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hopkins is out of range and Tinassa settles back down.
A counter left hand to the body from Hopkins misses its target.
Hopkins throws a right hand that misses
and Tinassa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hopkins throws a lazy uppercut
and Tinassa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa slips a jab from Hopkins.
Tinassa seems to have recovered his senses.
Hopkins just misses with a punch to the body.
Tinassa throws out a counter right but Hopkins avoids it with no problem.
Tinassa slips a straight right by Hopkins.
Tinassa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hopkins is looking for a counter combo.

Hopkins has Tinassa up against the cage in a clinch.
Tinassa tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Hopkins as Tinassa tries to tie him up.
A right hook to the body lands for Tinassa.
Hopkins throws a head punch that misses.
Tinassa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jimmy Hopkins has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Tinassa dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Hopkins fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins digs a right hand underneath Tinassa's ribcage. Tinassa let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Tinassa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tinassa misses with a knee to the head.
Hopkins misses with a punch to the body.
Hopkins digs a right hand underneath Tinassa's ribcage. Tinassa let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hopkins misses with the head strike.
Tinassa tries to stall but Hopkins uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Tinassa wants to break free but Hopkins has control.
A right hand to the body from Hopkins.
Hopkins misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hopkins tries to work over Tinassa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hopkins misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hopkins misses with a punch to the body.
Hopkins misses with a body punch.
Tinassa wants to stall.
Tinassa stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Hopkins lands a hook that snaps the head of Tinassa backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jimmy Hopkins clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Hopkins throws the left hand but Tinassa avoids the punch easily.
Tinassa misses with a hook. Hopkins ducked under it nicely.
Hopkins throws a big shot that misses.
Tinassa misses with a straight right.
Hopkins fails in his attempt to clinch.
Tinassa tried to score with a low kick but Hopkins checks it.
Hopkins throws a big counter combination but Tinassa scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Hopkins lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hopkins lands with a cross.

Tinassa is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Hopkins's half guard.

Hopkins has one foot on Tinassa's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hopkins jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hopkins lands a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tinassa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tinassa getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A shot to the liver by Tinassa. Beautiful body shot.
Tinassa scores with a jab to the head.
Tinassa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hopkins tries to counter by clinching up but Tinassa breaks away and moves out of range.
Hopkins cracks Tinassa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hopkins misses with a left hand
and Tinassa counters with a straight right hand.
Tinassa chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hopkins thuds a left hand into Tinassa's body.

Tinassa tries to keep at a distance but Hopkins has taken the fight into the clinch.
Tinassa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hopkins swings wildly with an uppercut but Tinassa uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks with his arms.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hopkins struggles to land a body shot inside as Tinassa controls his hands.
Hopkins misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tinassa throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Hopkins blocks it with crossed arms.
Tinassa with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Tinassa tries a body shot but Hopkins blocks it.
Hopkins tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tinassa's elbow.
Tinassa tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Hopkins lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hopkins throws a head punch that misses.
Hopkins scores with a shot to the side of Tinassa's head.
Tinassa throws a knee to the head but misses.
Tinassa is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks with his arms.
Hopkins tries to work over Tinassa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tinassa using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Hopkins has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Tinassa blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Tinassa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tinassa tries for a takedown but Hopkins sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Nice body punch from Hopkins.
Hopkins throws a hook but Tinassa blocks it.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
Hopkins uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tinassa.
Hopkins darts in trying to clinch
and Hopkins takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hopkins scores with a hook to the body. Tinassa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hopkins misses with a hook.
Hopkins throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Hopkins fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tinassa, pushing him back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa misses with a knee to the head.
Tinassa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tinassa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Tinassa manages to break the clinch.
Hopkins tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tinassa was well out of range. Poor timing from Hopkins.
Hopkins takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Tinassa fails with a takedown attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hopkins misses with a hook
and Tinassa counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Hopkins does it's job there.
Hopkins throws an overhand right that lands on Tinassa's shoulder, as Tinassa tries to avoid the shot.
Hopkins tries to clinch but Tinassa moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jimmy Hopkins had his way with Jussi Tinassa in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Tinassa tries to move into range but Hopkins moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Tinassa shoots in but Hopkins avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Tinassa.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Tinassa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tinassa avoids the body shot from Hopkins.
Hopkins scores with a punch to the head.
Tinassa thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tinassa swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hopkins.
A jab from Hopkins misses.
Hopkins checks a leg kick nicely.
The fighters circle momentarily. Tinassa darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins throws out a loose jab but Tinassa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tinassa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hopkins scores with a crisp jab that stopped Tinassa in his tracks.
Tinassa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tinassa throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the body
and Tinassa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hopkins throws the left hand but Tinassa avoids the punch easily.
Hopkins throws a shot from downtown. Tinassa moves away and avoids it.
Hopkins throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tinassa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hopkins lands a jab to the head.
The fighters circle momentarily. Tinassa darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Jussi Tinassa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tinassa throws out a loose jab but Hopkins uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hopkins fails in his attempt to clinch.
Tinassa lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tinassa on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tinassa avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Tinassa swings widly with a right hand
and Hopkins counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hopkins throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tinassa swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hopkins throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tinassa counters with a straight right hand.
Hopkins swings widly with a right hand
and Tinassa counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Hopkins slips under a jab.
Tinassa has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hopkins finds it's way round the side to connect with Tinassa's head.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Tinassa.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hopkins drives through and clinches with Tinassa against the cage.
Tinassa tries to land a knee to the head but Hopkins blocks with his arms.
Hopkins lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hopkins stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A body shot lands from Hopkins.
A shot in the inside from Hopkins.

Tinassa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hopkins misses with a combination
enabling Tinassa to counter with a crisp jab.
Jimmy Hopkins is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Tinassa ducks under a wild hook from Hopkins.
Good exchange - Hopkins coming out on top.
Hopkins lunges at Tinassa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Tinassa's hand.
Tinassa avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hopkins misses with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins moves in looking to clinch but Tinassa pushes him off.
Hopkins throws a big shot that misses.
Tinassa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tinassa defending well as Hopkins loads up on a big left hand.
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!
Hopkins misses with a hook to the body
and Tinassa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tinassa throws the left hand but Hopkins avoids the punch easily.
Tinassa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A telegraphed right hand from Tinassa misses the target.
Tinassa swings for the body but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Tinassa manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Tinassa is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hopkins with a body shot.
A big right from Tinassa misses.
Hopkins swings for the body but Tinassa moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Tinassa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jussi Tinassa.
I think Hopkins has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 50:45
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jimmy Hopkins!

Jimmy Hopkins decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Aoki Aoki and Konor McGregor. Aoki kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Baka Survivor. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
19
170 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
176 cm
26
166 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Basic striking
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Solid chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Aoki Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Konor McGregor!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Bruno Lombardi and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aoki throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Aoki bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Aoki scoring with punches and elbows.

Aoki tries for a kimura but McGregor is defending well.

Aoki is trying to get an arm triangle but McGregor is defending well.
McGregor takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

Aoki is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. McGregor knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McGregor tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aoki wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.

McGregor wants to control the position but that's not easy when your opponent is in side control! Aoki seems to be going for some sort of submission here. Hard to say what - oh, it's a Brabo choke! He's got it! McGregor is tapping! Wow, great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Brabo Choke). Aoki Aoki!
Aoki Aoki is the new lightweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Aoki Aoki thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
In defeat, Konor McGregor stepped up to the mic, saying 'This bitch beat me fair and square but ima take it like a man and hit the gym harder and come back stronger. Thank you to all my fans who came out and supported me you will see a better me next fight.'.
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Main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Meguru Takayanagi and Siggy Duncan. Meguru Takayanagi has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

171 cm
22
154 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
175 cm
26
144 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Very strong
Good wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Experienced

Fatty's

Nuggetori's Nutritionals



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Meguru Takayanagi!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Siggy Duncan!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Dean Styles and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Takayanagi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Duncan.
Duncan throws a series of punches but Takayanagi avoids them all with ease.
Duncan looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Takayanagi drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Takayanagi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Duncan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Meguru Takayanagi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Duncan throws an overhand right that lands on Takayanagi's shoulder, as Takayanagi tries to avoid the shot.
Takayanagi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Takayanagi lands a slapping body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Takayanagi misses with a low kick.
Duncan clobbers Takayanagi with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Takayanagi shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Duncan sprawls well. Duncan wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Takayanagi gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Takayanagi gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Takayanagi bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Duncan's guard.


Takayanagi is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Duncan keeping moving, preventing Takayanagi from controlling successfully.
Takayanagi passes into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duncan is not content to let Takayanagi control the position.
Duncan tries to roll over but Takayanagi keeps him under control.
Takayanagi trying to pass the guard but Duncan defending well.
Duncan tries to roll over but Takayanagi keeps him under control.
Takayanagi performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Duncan tries to get to full guard but Takayanagi has control of the leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Takayanagi wants to lay and pray for a moment but Duncan keeps working.
Duncan is trying to control but can't.
Takayanagi trying to control the action but Duncan is working from the bottom.
Duncan trying to control but Takayanagi postures up.
Takayanagi seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Duncan drives through with a takedown into guard.
Duncan stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Takayanagi swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Duncan looking to sit in guard and control but Takayanagi gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Duncan wants to sweep here but Takayanagi controlling him for the moment.
Duncan wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Takayanagi is now in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Siggy Duncan will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Duncan is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice shot lands for Duncan.
Duncan tries to clinch up.
Duncan wants to clinch.
Duncan checks a low kick from Takayanagi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Duncan shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Duncan was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Takayanagi is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Duncan's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Takayanagi has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Duncan. Oh but Takayanagi has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Duncan goes limp - he's gone! Takayanagi jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Meguru Takayanagi!
Meguru Takayanagi retains his featherweight title!
Meguru Takayanagi very nearly forgot to thank Fatty's amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
Siggy Duncan was interviewed post fight and said 'I knew this was going to be a tough fight. But you gotta fight the best, to be the best. I'll be back. '.
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