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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rory Jackson and Julien Touret. Jackson comes into the arena with Eminem - Till I Collapse (ft. Nate Dogg) blaring out of the sound system. Touret has chosen La Valse d'Amelie as his entrance music. Julien Touret has the eye of the tiger tonight.

178 cm
27
270 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
193 cm
40
267 lbs
30 - 19 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rory Jackson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Julien Touret!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Daniel Bishop and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Touret has closed the distance and engaged Jackson in a clinch.
Touret misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Touret on the inside.
Touret's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Touret lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Rory Jackson has been cut.
Jackson lands an uppercut.
Jackson has a couple of punches blocked by Touret.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Jackson swings wildly with an uppercut but Touret uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jackson has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Touret's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Touret misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice body punch from Touret.
Touret gets through Jackson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Jackson breaks the clinch.
Touret looks to land a left hand but Jackson moved out of range nicely.
Touret throws an off balance right hand
and Jackson counters with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Touret misses with a hook. Jackson ducked under it nicely.
Jackson misses with a few strikes there.
A nice side step and Touret releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Touret has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Touret fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jackson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Touret fails in his attempt to clinch.
Touret clobbers Jackson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Jackson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Touret is able to avoid easily.

Touret cracks Jackson with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Touret has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Jackson to stand back up!

Jackson is rocked!
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!
Touret connects with an inside leg kick.
Oh Jackson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Jackson seems to have got his legs back now.
Jackson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Jackson breaks the clinch.
Touret takes a jab right on the kisser.
Touret is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jackson.
Touret moves out of range as Jackson strikes.
Touret misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Jackson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Touret keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jackson.

Touret darts in and clinches Jackson up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson misses with a knee strike.
Jackson letting Touret take a breather here.
Jackson tries to land a knee to the head but Touret blocks with his arms.
Jackson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jackson working hard to break the clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Touret as Jackson tries to tie him up.
Touret creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Jackson's defenses.
With the fighters up against the cage, Touret throws an elbow but misses.
Jackson manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A head punch on the inside from Jackson fails to land.
Touret lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jackson is looking to break free of the clinch but Touret has double underhooks.
Jackson avoiding damage as Touret throws knees to the body.
Touret lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Jackson tries to throw a body punch but Touret avoids it by throwing Jackson back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Jackson working aggressively here.
Jackson throws a knee to the head but misses.
With the fighters up against the cage, Touret throws an elbow but misses.
Touret using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Touret working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Jackson is breathing heavily.
Touret pushes Jackson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Touret is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Stalling in the clinch from Touret.
Touret creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Jackson's defenses.
Touret gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Touret throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Jackson blocks it with crossed arms.
Touret has Jackson pressed up against the cage in a tight Thai clinch. Jackson is arching his back, trying to avoid the knees but a big one sneaks through from Touret - that's hurt Jackson badly! Oh, another knee lands and Jackson is covering up! The referee steps in to save him - possibly a bit early but Jackson doesn't seem to be complaining.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knees). Julien Touret!
A relieved looking Julien Touret thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
60%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kay Ector and Russian Zombie. Chooooooooon! I think Ector might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Monster!. This should be a great matchup!

180 cm
36
157 lbs
31 - 25 - 1
167 cm
34
158 lbs
25 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kay Ector!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Russian Zombie!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Steven Brown and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Zombie moves forwards but Ector connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A punch combination from Ector misses.

Ector moves into the clinch.
I was talking to Ector's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Ector blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Zombie.
Zombie scores with a shoulder strike.
Ector blocks an uppercut.
Zombie lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Good body shot from Zombie.
Ector fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Zombie is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Zombie has Ector pressed against the cage.
Zombie blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Zombie blocking some punches.
Zombie misses with a punch on the inside.
Zombie taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

Zombie pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Zombie avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Ector fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zombie misses with a series of wild punches.
Ector swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Zombie scores with a jab to the body.
We've been informed that Zombie has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Nice defenses there by Ector.
Ector seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Ector throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ector wants to clinch.
A slow jab from Zombie misses its intended target.
Zombie cracks Ector with an open hand slap.
Ector throws a right and a left that Zombie avoids nicely.
Ector blocks a head kick by Zombie.
Ector looks to land a right hand but Zombie moved out of range.

Ector rushes Zombie and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Ector misses with a punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Zombie creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Zombie fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Zombie's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ector blocks a head kick by Zombie.
Zombie throws a body shot but no joy.
A punch combination from Zombie misses.
Zombie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Good standup being displayed there by Zombie as he connects with a hook.
Ector lands with a straight right. Zombie didn't see that one coming.
Ector wants to clinch.
Zombie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ector.
Zombie throws out a counter right but Ector avoids it with no problem.
Zombie ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Zombie walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Ector is looking to clinch but Zombie is avoiding it.
Zombie throws out a counter right but Ector avoids it with no problem.
Zombie pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ector scores with a nice head shot.
Ector tries to close the distance and clinch but Zombie swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ector tries to clinch up.
Zombie lands a nice looking body shot.

Ector gets a clinch.
Ector is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Zombie blocks a body shot from Ector.

Zombie breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ector lands a nice shot to the body.
Ector slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Zombie's corner calls for a 1-2. Zombie obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Zombie walks into a stiff left hand from Ector.
Ector looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Zombie pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ector misses with a wild body shot.
Ector throws a series of strikes that have Zombie backpedaling.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ector connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Ector tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Zombie manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Zombie throws a jab but it's blocked by Ector.
Ector throws a lazy right hand but Zombie sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ector gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Zombie.
Ector stuns Zombie with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ector tries to clinch up.
Ector looks to score with a jab to the body but Zombie is just out of range.
Zombie slips under a jab.

Ector moves into the clinch successfully.
Ector lands a hook that snaps the head of Zombie backwards.

Zombie pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Zombie walks into a left hand.
Nice defenses there by Zombie.
Zombie connects with a jab.
A big right from Ector misses.
Zombie looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Zombie scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Zombie scores with a jab. Ector acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Ector has closed the distance and engaged Zombie in a clinch.
Ector misses with a body punch.
Ector is trying to stall.
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 Kay Ector will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Zombie ducks right into an uppercut from Ector.
Zombie throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ector seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Nice jab there from Zombie.
Zombie throws out a loose jab but Ector uses good head movement to avoid it.
Zombie looks to throw the jab but Ector is out of range.
Ector misses with a wild body shot.
Russian Zombie seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Zombie ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Zombie throws a head kick that misses

and Ector moves into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Ector.
Zombie is trying to break free.
A short uppercut from Ector.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ector is leaning against Zombie and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Ector presses Zombie against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Zombie misses with a short punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Ector.
A head punch on the inside from Ector fails to land.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ector working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ector lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Zombie is rocked!
Ector blocking some punches.
Zombie is still on wobbly legs! Can Ector finish him?
Ector lands a nice uppercut.
Ector misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ector lands a big right hand that drops Zombie! The killer instinct kicks in and Ector finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Ector!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kay Ector!
Kay Ector gave a mention to Aspire Clothing in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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67%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Basten Sodergren and Taneli Hauki. Taneli Hauki has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Basten Sodergren's chin.

180 cm
27
192 lbs
14 - 6 - 0
188 cm
39
197 lbs
33 - 25 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Basten Sodergren!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Taneli Hauki!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Chris Edwards and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sodergren swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sodergren throws a leg kick which misses Hauki's front leg but catches the back leg as Hauki tries to avoid it.
Sodergren throws a body punch but Hauki moves out of range.
Hauki lands a jab to the nose.
Sodergren lands with an overhand left.

Sodergren has Hauki up against the cage in a clinch.
Sodergren digs a right hand underneath Hauki's ribcage. Hauki let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hauki throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Sodergren tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hauki's elbow.
Sodergren lands with a left to the head.
Hauki misses with a punch on the inside.
Hauki scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hauki fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sodergren misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hauki.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hauki scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hauki misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hauki blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sodergren blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sodergren scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hauki struggles to land a body shot inside as Sodergren controls his hands.
Sodergren working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Sodergren throws a head punch that misses.
Sodergren cracks Hauki with a nice body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hauki.
Sodergren tries a body shot but Hauki blocks it.
Hauki lands a body shot.
Sodergren blocks a body shot from Hauki.
Sodergren lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hauki swings wildly with an uppercut but Sodergren uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hauki can't find room to land a body shot as Sodergren controls the action.
Sodergren has a couple of punches blocked by Hauki.
Hauki swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Sodergren pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sodergren. Hauki does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hauki ducks right into an uppercut from Sodergren.
Hauki checks a leg kick nicely.
Hauki throws a hook but Sodergren blocks it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hauki scores with a nice head shot.
Sodergren dips to his left and cracks Hauki with an uppercut!
Sodergren displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hauki throws out the jab.
Sodergren tries to counter by clinching up but Hauki breaks away and moves out of range.
Hauki throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sodergren stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hauki sizes up Sodergren with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sodergren misses with a wild body shot.
Sodergren fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hauki looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sodergren tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hauki is able to avoid easily.
Sodergren throws an off balance right hand
and Hauki counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A jab from Hauki misses.
A leg kick checked by Hauki.
Sodergren lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren cracks a nice hook into Hauki's ribs.
Hauki takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hauki looks to land a left hand but Sodergren moved out of range nicely.
Sodergren tries to counter by clinching up but Hauki breaks away and moves out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Sodergren 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hauki misses the shot to the body.
Hauki takes a swing at Sodergren's ribcage but misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Sodergren misses the target.
Hauki has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Sodergren looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hauki moves out of range of the leg kick from Sodergren.
Sodergren slips under a jab.
Hauki takes a swing at Sodergren's ribcage but misses.
Hauki will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Sodergren throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sodergren misses with an uppercut
and Hauki counters with a stiff right hand.
Sodergren looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sodergren blocks the body kick.
Sodergren misses with a straight left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Hauki finds it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hauki scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sodergren in his tracks.
Sodergren just misses with a punch to the body.
Sodergren on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Sodergren.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sodergren.
Hauki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A thudding body kick lands there by Hauki!
Taneli Hauki seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sodergren moves out of range of the body kick from Hauki.
Sodergren throws a big counter combination but Hauki scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Hauki throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sodergren throws a head kick that misses.
Sodergren connects with a leg kick. Hauki looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sodergren throws a wild body kick that Hauki sees coming a mile off.
Hauki throws a sloppy head kick and Sodergren moves out of range easily.
Sodergren takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
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 Basten Sodergren will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Hauki with a hook.
Good work by Sodergren as he checks the leg kick.
Hauki looks to throw the jab but Sodergren is out of range.
Hauki keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sodergren.
Sodergren connects with a jab.
A big left from Hauki misses.
Hauki avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hauki throws a head kick but Sodergren moves out of range.
Sodergren is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Hauki.
Hauki checks a leg kick.
Sodergren drops his hands momentarily and Hauki takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Sodergren needs to keep his hands up - Hauki had a free shot at his head there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed right hand from Sodergren misses the target.
Hauki looks to land a combination but Sodergren avoids it well.
Sodergren misses with a leg kick.
Sodergren misses with a straight left.
Sodergren on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sodergren swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hauki counters with a nice uppercut.
Sodergren throws a hook but Hauki blocks it.
Hauki throws a sloppy body shot
and Sodergren makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hauki walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sodergren checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Taneli Hauki seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sodergren lands an overhand right.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sodergren.
Hauki throws a hook but Sodergren avoids it easily.
Sodergren misses with a low kick.
Hauki throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hauki lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Hauki moves away from the strike by Sodergren.
Sodergren is looking to clinch.
Hauki misses with a wild body shot.
Hauki throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sodergren shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Sodergren.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hauki throws a leg kick but Sodergren sees it coming and checks it nicely.
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Hauki connects with an inside leg kick.
Hauki lands with a right hand.
Sodergren thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sodergren misses with a hook. Hauki ducked under it nicely.
Sodergren has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hauki.
A low kick from Sodergren misses
and Hauki counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Sodergren moves into the clinch.
Sodergren misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hauki pushes Sodergren back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hauki stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Hauki tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sodergren's elbow.
Sodergren stalling the fight.
Hauki tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sodergren's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Hauki.
Sodergren tries a body shot but Hauki blocks it.
Hauki lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Hauki.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sodergren.
Sodergren throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Haukis head.
Hauki fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hauki lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sodergren backwards.
Hauki tries to throw a body punch but Sodergren avoids it by throwing Hauki back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sodergren.
Hauki fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Hauki.
The referee calls for Sodergren to work.
Hauki throws a punch but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Hauki.
Taneli Hauki seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Sodergren lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hauki misses with a body punch.
Sodergren misses with a punch to the body.
Sodergren misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hauki scores with a nice hook to the head.
Sodergren lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sodergren swings wildly with an uppercut but Hauki uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hauki misses with a punch on the inside.
Sodergren lands a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hauki tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hauki struggles to land a body shot inside as Sodergren controls his hands.
Sodergren lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Sodergren.
Hauki stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Sodergren fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hauki blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hauki has a couple of punches blocked by Sodergren.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taneli Hauki 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! This is the final round!


Sodergren takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sodergren chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hauki can pounce on him.
Hauki throws a body punch but Sodergren moves out of range.
Hauki throws a predictable looking body shot

and Sodergren counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Sodergren throws a head punch that misses.
Hauki throws a punch but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Sodergren lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hauki backwards.
Sodergren softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Sodergren pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Sodergren tries to clinch there but Hauki circles away.
Sodergren jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sodergren throws a lazy uppercut
and Hauki counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hauki scores with a body shot.
Nice cross by Sodergren.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hauki throws a leg kick which misses Sodergren's front leg but catches the back leg as Sodergren tries to avoid it.
Hauki works the jab nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Hauki.
Hauki looks to throw the jab but Sodergren is out of range.
Sodergren tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hauki was well out of range. Poor timing from Sodergren.
A thudding body kick lands there by Sodergren!
Sodergren scores with a sloppy right hand. Hauki should have avoided that one.
Hauki thuds his right hand into Sodergren's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hauki scores with a kick to the midsection.
Hauki moves forwards but Sodergren connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The fighters circling - Sodergren throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sodergren chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hauki defending well as Sodergren loads up on a big left hand.
A nice side step and Hauki releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sodergren takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Hauki connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sodergren wants to land a leg kick but Hauki is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hauki throws a shot from downtown. Sodergren moves away and avoids it.
Sodergren looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hauki blocks a leg kick.
Sodergren lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hauki lands with a nice body punch.
Sodergren uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hauki.
As Hauki tries to get set, Sodergren tries to push him back and clinch up but Hauki manages to avoid the attempt.
Hauki dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sodergren checks a low kick from Hauki.
Sodergren seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Sodergren looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sodergren lands a nice shot to the body.
Sodergren tries to move into range but Hauki moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Sodergren takes a swing at Hauki's ribcage but misses.
Hauki's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sodergren under the eye.
Sodergren throws a shot from downtown. Hauki moves away and avoids it.
Sodergren ducks under a wild hook from Hauki.
Sodergren tries to counter by clinching up but Hauki breaks away and moves out of range.
Hauki throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sodergren sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren tries to land a leg kick but Hauki saw it coming and moves away.

Sodergren moves into the clinch.

Sodergren breaks the clinch.
Hauki throws a jab but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Sodergren misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hauki comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hauki bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Sodergren's head backwards.
Sodergren avoids the body shot from Hauki.
Hauki misses with a jab, cross combination.
Sodergren slips under a jab from Hauki.
Sodergren fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hauki is out of range.
Sodergren throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hauki only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Sodergren as he connects with a hook.
Hauki clobbers Sodergren with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Hauki misses its intended target.
Sodergren throws a low kick but Hauki moves out of range easily.
Sodergren connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hauki's hands.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hauki throws the left hand but Sodergren avoids the punch easily.
Hauki connects with a solid leg kick.
Sodergren showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hauki.
Sodergren throws a leg kick that misses.
Hauki throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sodergren uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hauki.

Hauki gets tackled into the cage by Sodergren. Sodergren maintains the clinch.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Hauki.
Sodergren working aggressively here.
Hauki throws a head punch that misses.
Sodergren lands with a light punch inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 29:28
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Taneli Hauki!

Taneli Hauki seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hennan Hoyce and Gordus Clay. Gordus Clay has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

195 cm
31
290 lbs
16 - 8 - 0
201 cm
40
272 lbs
29 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Arcticus University: London

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Hennan Hoyce!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gordus Clay!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Andrew Berry and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Clay drives through with a takedown into Hoyce's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Hoyce scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Nice defenses there by Clay.
Hoyce takes one to the side of the head.
Hoyce throws a looping overhand right but Clay ducks down to avoid it.
Hoyce throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Clay stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hoyce.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Clay moves out of range of the strikes.
Clay tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hoyce paws at him with a jab and circles away.

Clay instigates a clinch.
Hoyce stalling in the clinch but Clay improves position.
Clay goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Clay lands a nice shot to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Clay.
Hoyce lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Hoyce is fighting off a takedown attempt but Clay is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Hoyce to the mat. Hoyce regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Clay pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hoyce is keeping the position for now.
Clay won't allow Hoyce to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoyce is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Clay trying to control the position from guard on top but Hoyce is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Clay tries to free his leg and advance position but Hoyce is retaining full guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Clay accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hoyce is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Clay lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Clay throws a big right hand that misses.
Clay trying to control but Hoyce is working from the bottom.

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.
Clay looking to pass the guard.
Clay won't allow Hoyce to get back to his feet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Clay tries to clinch up but Hoyce circles away and keeps his distance.
Hoyce misses with a double jab.
Hoyce misses with a hook.
Hoyce circles away from the clinch attempt
and Hoyce counters with a nice uppercut.

Clay takes the fight into the clinch.
Clay doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoyce tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clay's elbow.

Clay has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Hoyce clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
I really don't envy Hoyce right now.
Clay throwing damaging strikes from the back! Hoyce could be in trouble here!
Clay lands shots from the back.
Clay is punishing Hoyce with strikes - can he finish him?!
Hoyce takes a big shot to the side of the head.
Hoyce trying to control the hands but Clay breaks the grip.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Clay is landing with strikes. Hoyce can't take much more of this.
Hoyce is taking damage to the body and head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Clay lands a punch that was close to the back of the head but the ref thinks it's OK.
Clay throwing damaging strikes from the back! Hoyce could be in trouble here!

Hoyce is rocked!
Clay is punishing Hoyce with some ground and pound.
Oh Hoyce is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Oooh a big shot gets through from Clay. Many more shots like that and the referee will have to think about stepping in!
Clay is not going to allow Hoyce to sit and survive in this position.
Clay drops a couple of huge strikes from the back position and Hoyce is in real trouble here! Clay lands more strikes and the referee has to step in to end the fight! Clay is delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gordus Clay!
Gordus Clay decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ross Swann and Shin Dong Hyuk. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

179 cm
34
153 lbs
24 - 12 - 1
167 cm
32
145 lbs
30 - 12 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sully's Bar & Grill

House of Valor
King of Clothes



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 24 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ross Swann!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Shin Dong Hyuk!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Paul Tew and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dong Hyuk connects with an inside leg kick.
Dong Hyuk throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Swann to counter with a crisp jab.
Dong Hyuk tries to work over Swann's front leg with a kick but Swann checks it.
Swann swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Dong Hyuk throws a sloppy body shot
and Swann counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Swann throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Swann tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dong Hyuk scores with a shot to the body.
Dong Hyuk moves out of range as Swann strikes.
Dong Hyuk slips a straight right by Swann.
Swann takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Dong Hyuk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dong Hyuk throws a leg kick but Swann moved away.
Swann misses with a jab to the body
letting Dong Hyuk counter with a right hand.
Dong Hyuk misses with a body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Swann misses the target.
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!
Dong Hyuk is looking to slow Swann down with leg kicks.
Swann throws a hook but Dong Hyuk blocks it.

Dong Hyuk closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Swann did well to prevent Dong Hyuk getting side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dong Hyuk wants to work for an arm triangle but Swann is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Well, if Dong Hyuk is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Dong Hyuk stalling away here and it's allowed Swann to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Dong Hyuk controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Dong Hyuk wants to control from the top but Swann keeps moving.
Dong Hyuk stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Swann swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Dong Hyuk is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

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.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Swann wants to sweep here but Dong Hyuk controlling him for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Swann is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Swann throws a shot from downtown. Dong Hyuk moves away and avoids it.
Dong Hyuk misses with a body kick.
Swann throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Swann tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dong Hyuk cracks a nice hook into Swann's ribs.
Dong Hyuk avoids the body shot from Swann.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Swann takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Swann takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Dong Hyuk looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A telegraphed right hand from Swann misses the target.
Ross Swann is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dong Hyuk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Swann throws a leg kick but Dong Hyuk checks it.
Swann misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dong Hyuk lands a body shot.
Dong Hyuk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Dong Hyuk cracks a nice hook into Swann's ribs.
Dong Hyuk throws a nice inside leg kick.
Dong Hyuk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Swann.
Dong Hyuk throws a leg kick
and Swann counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Dong Hyuk thinking.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dong Hyuk takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Dong Hyuk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Swann wants to land a leg kick but Dong Hyuk is out of range.
Dong Hyuk scores with a shot to the body.
Swann misses with a hook to the body
and Dong Hyuk counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Swann thinking.
Dong Hyuk scores with a body shot.

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

Dong Hyuk is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dong Hyuk wants to take a breather but Swann is having none of it.

Dong Hyuk is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Dong Hyuk is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Swann still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Swann has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dong Hyuk takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dong Hyuk.
Shin Dong Hyuk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dong Hyuk lands a nice hook to Swann's body. Swann takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Dong Hyuk connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dong Hyuk lands a nice leg kick that just misses Swann's sensitive parts.

Swann gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Dong Hyuk pulls guard successfully.
Swann passes Dong Hyuk's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Swann is taking a breather. Dong Hyuk 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.
Shin Dong Hyuk has got the better of the ground game so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dong Hyuk is trying to maintain the position but Swann is very close to passing his half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dong Hyuk wants to get back to full guard.
Swann not doing much here.
Dong Hyuk is trying to get back to full guard.
Dong Hyuk trying to control here.

Dong Hyuk looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Dong Hyuk has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dong Hyuk wants to control but Swann is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Swann stalling.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Dong Hyuk wants to control but Swann is keeping busy and won't allow it.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Swann takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Swann looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A jab from Swann misses.
Dong Hyuk is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Swann rather than just go for the knockout.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dong Hyuk, right into the meat.
Dong Hyuk buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Dong Hyuk uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Swann takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Dong Hyuk looking to score a takedown here. Swann is defending well but Dong Hyuk drives through and ends up in Swann's guard.
Dong Hyuk is stalling in the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dong Hyuk looking to sit in guard and control but Swann gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Dong Hyuk tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Dong Hyuk had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Swann defends it easily.
Dong Hyuk is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Dong Hyuk has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Swann is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Dong Hyuk.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dong Hyuk looking for a sweep but Swann has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Dong Hyuk is trying desperately to improve position.
Dong Hyuk wants to control but Swann is having none of it.
Swann controlling from the full mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dong Hyuk is in all sorts of trouble here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Shin Dong Hyuk will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Swann's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Dong Hyuk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A low kick from Dong Hyuk misses
and Swann counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dong Hyuk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Swann misses with an uppercut
and Dong Hyuk counters with a left to the body.
Swann misses with a kick to the body.
Dong Hyuk moves out of range as Swann strikes.
Dong Hyuk looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Swann throws an off balance right hand
and Dong Hyuk counters with a low kick, right behind Swann 's knee.
Dong Hyuk lands with a thumping leg kick.
Dong Hyuk throws a shot to the body.
Swann looks to score with a jab to the body but Dong Hyuk is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dong Hyuk connects with an inside leg kick.
Dong Hyuk thuds a left hand into Swann's body.
Swann walks into a stiff left hand from Dong Hyuk.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Swann checks the leg kick.
Dong Hyuk will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dong Hyuk slips under a jab from Swann.
Dong Hyuk keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Swann.
Dong Hyuk thows a leg kick but Swann checks it
and Swann connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A head kick misses from Swann.
Dong Hyuk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Swann misses with a straight right.
Dong Hyuk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dong Hyuk attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Dong Hyuk misses with a jab to the body
and Swann counters with a good low kick that Dong Hyuk was not able to check.
Dong Hyuk throws a low kick but Swann moves out of range easily.
Dong Hyuk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Swann.
Swann moves out of range of the body kick from Dong Hyuk.
Swann takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Dong Hyuk throws a body punch but Swann moves out of range.
Ross Swann has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dong Hyuk checks a leg kick nicely.
Swann tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Dong Hyuk takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
That kick from Dong Hyuk tenderised Swann's leg. Swann is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Swann uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dong Hyuk.
Swann is looking for a counter combo.
Swann on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dong Hyuk. Dong Hyuk obviously looking to wear him down.
Swann slips under a jab.
Swann misses with a double jab.
Dong Hyuk lands with a nice body punch.
A jab from Swann does it's job there.
Dong Hyuk connects with a body shot that sends Swann's belly button to the back.
Dong Hyuk misses with a body punch
and Swann counters with an inside leg kick.
Dong Hyuk lands with a good body shot.
Dong Hyuk throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Swann is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dong Hyuk.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Swann checks a leg kick.
Dong Hyuk connects with an inside leg kick.
Dong Hyuk lands with a good body shot.
Dong Hyuk throws a sloppy body shot
and Swann counters with a straight right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Swann. Dong Hyuk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dong Hyuk jabs at Swann's body.
Dong Hyuk ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Swann dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Swann throws the left hand but Dong Hyuk avoids the punch easily.
Dong Hyuk thows a leg kick but Swann checks it
and Swann counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dong Hyuk misses with an uppercut
and Dong Hyuk takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Swann stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dong Hyuk.
Swann fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dong Hyuk manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Swann throws a low kick, looking for Dong Hyuk's leg but Dong Hyuk calmly moves out of range.
Swann looks to throw the jab but Dong Hyuk is out of range.
Swann misses with a body shot.
Swann is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Dong Hyuk scores with a leg kick.

Dong Hyuk closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Swann did well to prevent Dong Hyuk getting side control.
Swann is staying active underneath Dong Hyuk, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Dong Hyuk is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Swann doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Dong Hyuk.

Dong Hyuk looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Shin Dong Hyuk.
I've got Dong Hyuk 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Shin Dong Hyuk!

A relieved looking Shin Dong Hyuk thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Claude LeBlanc and Anders Funk. LeBlanc comes to the cage accompanied by Professor Green ft. Maverick Sabre - Jungle. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

184 cm
33
220 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
184 cm
27
205 lbs
12 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter

Amped Performance



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 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Claude LeBlanc!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Anders Funk!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Colin Fotheringham and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Funk darts in and clinches LeBlanc up against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Funk.
Funk lands a left hand.
Funk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Funk lands a left hand.
LeBlanc lands on the inside with an uppercut.
LeBlanc lands a right hand.
Funk working aggressively here.

LeBlanc pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
LeBlanc fails to land with a series of punches.
LeBlanc throws an overhand right that lands on Funk's shoulder, as Funk tries to avoid the shot.
Funk let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
LeBlanc has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.

Funk tries to keep at a distance but LeBlanc has taken the fight into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Funk lands an uppercut.
Funk stalling in the clinch but LeBlanc improves position.
LeBlanc lands an elbow inside that Funk shrugs off.
LeBlanc prevents a body shot from Funk.
Funk pushes LeBlanc back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Funk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
LeBlanc lands a nice elbow.
Funk lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of LeBlanc backwards.
Funk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Funk lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of LeBlanc backwards.
Funk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
LeBlanc misses with a body punch.

LeBlanc pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
LeBlanc uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Funk.
Nice jab there from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc throws a hook but Funk avoids it easily.
LeBlanc looks for a takedown but Funk sprawls well.
LeBlanc misses with an attempted mid kick.
Funk scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
LeBlanc throws a head kick but Funk moves out of range.
A jab from Funk finds it's way through LeBlanc's defenses.
Claude LeBlanc seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Funk clobbers LeBlanc with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Funk throws a leg kick but LeBlanc checks it.
Funk takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
LeBlanc fails with the takedown
and Funk counters with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
LeBlanc misses with a looping left.
Funk scores with a push kick.
Funk dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on LeBlanc. That did some damage!
Funk misses with an uppercut.
Funk lands a really nice looking cross but LeBlanc seems unphased.
Funk has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Good standup being displayed there by LeBlanc as he connects with a hook.
Funk feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits LeBlancs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
LeBlanc takes a jab right on the kisser.
Funk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Funk tries to keep at a distance but LeBlanc has taken the fight into the clinch.
Funk tries a body shot but LeBlanc blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by LeBlanc.
LeBlanc tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
LeBlanc throws a punch but it's blocked by Funk.
Funk lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

LeBlanc has Funk pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. LeBlanc pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Funk tumbling to the mat - LeBlanc dives into Funk's guard.
LeBlanc with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
LeBlanc trying to control but Funk is working from the bottom.
Funk has control of LeBlanc's left arm, preventing LeBlanc from doing any damage.
Funk being controlled here, momentarily.
LeBlanc throws a big right hand that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Funk keeping moving, preventing LeBlanc from controlling successfully.
Funk has control of LeBlanc's left arm, preventing LeBlanc from doing any damage.

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

LeBlanc has taken the fight to the clinch.
Funk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with LeBlanc's elbow.
Funk swings wildly with an uppercut but LeBlanc uses good head movement to avoid it.
Funk tries to throw a body punch but LeBlanc avoids it by throwing Funk back against the cage.
LeBlanc goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from LeBlanc - that landed with a thud.
LeBlanc lands a hook to the side of the head.
Funk scores with a nice hook to the head.
Funk misses with some punches.
LeBlanc softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



LeBlanc closes the distance and pushes Funk back into the cage.
Anders Funk seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
LeBlanc throws an elbow but it's blocked.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Funk.
Funk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
LeBlanc prevents a body shot from Funk.
LeBlanc misses with a hook to the ribs.
LeBlanc tries a knee to the head but Funk blocks it.
Funk misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by LeBlanc.
Funk throws a punch but it's blocked by LeBlanc.
Funk blocks the elbow strike.
Funk scores with an uppercut up the middle.

LeBlanc gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Funk regains guard.

Funk pushes LeBlanc off and gets back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
LeBlanc throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
LeBlanc lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Jab from Funk.
LeBlanc jabs Funk right on the nose. Funk blinks but takes it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Funk connects with a crisp jab.
LeBlanc misses with a hook.
Funk lands a jab-cross combination.
LeBlanc avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

LeBlanc looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Funk!
You can see the frustration on Funk's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Funk is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on LeBlanc's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Funk keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Funk blocking the ground and pound attempt from LeBlanc.
Funk is not content to let LeBlanc control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
LeBlanc thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Funk's head.
Funk is positioning himself well to prevent LeBlanc advancing to mount.
LeBlanc misses with a head shot. Funk uses the momentum to regain guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
LeBlanc postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
LeBlanc trying to control but Funk is working from the bottom.
LeBlanc has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Funk avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Funk controls LeBlanc momentarily but LeBlanc frees himself.
Funk can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as LeBlanc controls the pace.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Funk moves away from the strike by LeBlanc.
LeBlanc tries to move into range but Funk moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Funk moves into range and clinches up with LeBlanc.
LeBlanc fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Funk misses with a hook from the clinch.
Funk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Funk misses with some punches.
LeBlanc throws a punch but it's blocked by Funk.
Funk throws a head punch that misses.
LeBlanc blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Funk is pressed up against the cage. LeBlanc has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Funk down to the mat. Funk avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Funk misses with a body shot
letting LeBlanc counter with a right hand.
Funk takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Anders Funk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Funk dodges the punch combination from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc sets himself, and Funk steps forward looking for the clinch! LeBlanc avoids it this time.
Funk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc throws a looping overhand right but Funk ducks down to avoid it.
LeBlanc misses with a straight left.
Anders Funk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Funk takes a swing at LeBlanc's ribcage but misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Funk scores with a leg kick.
Funk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Funk lands a nice shot to the body.
LeBlanc cracks the inside of Funk's front leg.
LeBlanc tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Funk paws at him with a jab and circles away.
LeBlanc throws an overhand right that lands on Funk's shoulder, as Funk tries to avoid the shot.
Funk avoids a kick to the body.
LeBlanc swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Funk wants to clinch up but LeBlanc keeps it at a distance.
Funk fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches LeBlanc on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Anders Funk will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


LeBlanc moves out of range as Funk strikes.
LeBlanc throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Funk.
LeBlanc throws a lazy head kick

and Funk moves into the clinch.
Nice elbow from LeBlanc.

It looks like Anders Funk has been cut.
LeBlanc scores with a shot to the side of Funk's head.
Funk blocks an elbow strike from LeBlanc.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Funk.
Funk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

LeBlanc breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
LeBlanc slips a straight right by Funk.
Funk throws a series of punches but LeBlanc avoids them all with ease.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Funk throws a half hearted mid kick.
A head kick misses from LeBlanc.
Funk checks a low kick from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
LeBlanc tries for a takedown but Funk circles away easily
and Funk makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Funk lands a jab to LeBlanc's midsection.
An inside leg kick lands from Funk.
Funk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
LeBlanc swings widly with a right hand

and Funk counters by clinching up.
LeBlanc has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Funk is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
LeBlanc blocks a body shot from Funk.
Funk blocks a body shot from LeBlanc.
Funk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
LeBlanc misses with some punches.
LeBlanc blocking some punches.
Funk misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from LeBlanc fails to land.
Funk lands a right hand.
LeBlanc misses with a hook from the clinch.

LeBlanc manages to break the clinch.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc sets himself, and Funk steps forward looking for the clinch! LeBlanc avoids it this time.
LeBlanc looks for a takedown but Funk sprawls well.
Claude LeBlanc has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Claude LeBlanc. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
LeBlanc misses with a leg kick.
LeBlanc connects with the punch.
LeBlanc loads up on a big right hand but Funk slips the punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
LeBlanc rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Funk counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
LeBlanc attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A big right from Funk misses.
LeBlanc sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
LeBlanc throws a low kick but it's checked well by Funk.
LeBlanc avoids the head kick by Funk.
LeBlanc throws a poor cross that misses
and Funk counters with a nice leg kick.
LeBlanc throws a leg kick but Funk sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Funk lands a right hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
LeBlanc looks to land a left hand but Funk moved out of range nicely.
Funk lands a nice looking body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Funk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Funk is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Funk ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
LeBlanc on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Funk. Funk obviously looking to wear him down.
LeBlanc on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Anders Funk is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Funk scores with a jab to the head.
Funk moves out of range of the strikes.
Funk needs to keep his hands up - LeBlanc had a free shot at his head there.
LeBlanc blocks a head kick by Funk.
Funk connects with a high kick.
Funk pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Funk moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A slapping body kick lands there for Funk.
Funk cracks LeBlanc with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Funk ducks under a wild hook from LeBlanc.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
LeBlanc throws a predictable looking body shot
and Funk counters with a nice uppercut.
LeBlanc throws a leg kick that is checked
and Funk counters with a three punch combo that has LeBlanc backing up. LeBlanc nods at Funk to acknowledge the strikes.
LeBlanc slips a straight right by Funk.
LeBlanc feinted with a counter takedown.
Funk takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
LeBlanc misses with a left hand
and Funk counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Funk uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from LeBlanc.
LeBlanc throws an overhand right that lands on Funk's shoulder, as Funk tries to avoid the shot.
Funk lands a body shot.
LeBlanc misses with an uppercut.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Funk! But no joy.
A jab from LeBlanc misses.
LeBlanc misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Funk ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
LeBlanc misses with a series of wild punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anders Funk comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Funk 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 James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anders Funk!

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


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Artie DeVanzo and Musta Laine. Laine has chosen Disturbed - Sound of Silence as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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32
176 lbs
38 - 22 - 1
181 cm
30
173 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
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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 38 wins, 22 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Artie DeVanzo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Musta Laine!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Chris Edwards and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A punch lands to the side of Laine 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Laine misses with a double jab.
Laine lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - DeVanzo circles away.
The fight stays on the outside here - DeVanzo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Laine was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Laine throws a right hand that misses
and DeVanzo counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Laine throws a right and a left that DeVanzo avoids nicely.
Laine throws a right hand that misses
and DeVanzo makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Laine really felt that one!
Laine fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A big right from DeVanzo misses.
Laine darts in looking for a takedown but DeVanzo gets double underhooks and turns Laine into the cage.
DeVanzo throws a quick counter kick to the body but Laine avoids it.
We've been hearing reports that DeVanzo has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
DeVanzo scores with a kick to the midsection.
Nice body kick from DeVanzo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but DeVanzo checks it well.
DeVanzo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Laine gets off balance looking for a body kick

and DeVanzo counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

Laine is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and DeVanzo defends well.
Laine is trying to keep DeVanzo in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but DeVanzo puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
DeVanzo is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Laine manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

DeVanzo got a little sloppy there for a moment and Laine has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, DeVanzo has managed to get both his arms back between Laine's legs - danger averted.
Laine wants to sweep here but DeVanzo controlling him for the moment.

Laine isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. DeVanzo stacks Laine on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by DeVanzo!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
DeVanzo is looking to take a break and control but Laine is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Laine regains half guard.
Laine is not content to let DeVanzo control the position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
DeVanzo thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine wants to get back to full guard but DeVanzo has mounted him!
Laine regains half guard.
Laine is looking for a sweep. DeVanzo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
DeVanzo trying to control the action but Laine is working from the bottom.
Laine gets full guard.

Laine throws his legs up looking for a submission but DeVanzo uses it to pass to side control.
Laine is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Laine takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
DeVanzo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Laine to see if he's OK.
Laine can't do much from the bottom here.
DeVanzo in side control lands a decent elbow.
Laine is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked DeVanzo off and has taken his back!
Laine is looking to control DeVanzo but DeVanzo is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine scores with punches and elbows.
DeVanzo has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Laine missing with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Artie DeVanzo dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


DeVanzo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
DeVanzo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Laine.
DeVanzo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Laine connects with a single shot there.
DeVanzo throws a jab when Laine was well out of range.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
DeVanzo lands a nice looking body kick.

DeVanzo drives through and clinches with Laine against the cage.
A short left from Laine.
DeVanzo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
DeVanzo effectively controlling the action here.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
DeVanzo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Laine looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

DeVanzo breaks from the clinch.
DeVanzo looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Artie DeVanzo is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine tries to land a leg kick but DeVanzo saw it coming and moves away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
DeVanzo throws the kick towards the body but Laine avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
DeVanzo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Laine tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. DeVanzo manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by DeVanzo.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine closes this distance looking for a takedown but DeVanzo circles away.
Laine moves out of range as DeVanzo throws a body kick.
Laine checks the leg kick.
Laine appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
DeVanzo throws a solid leg kick but Laine takes the impact on his shin and smiles at DeVanzo.
Laine on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine misses with a hook. DeVanzo ducked under it nicely.
A solid leg kick lands there for DeVanzo.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.
Laine chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before DeVanzo can pounce on him.
Laine dives in for a single leg takedown but DeVanzo sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
It appears DeVanzo was looking to counter with a kick there.
Artie DeVanzo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Musta Laine.

DeVanzo has closed the distance and engaged Laine in a clinch.
DeVanzo misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Laine.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
DeVanzo cracks Laine with a nice body shot.

DeVanzo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
DeVanzo tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Laine counters with a straight right hand.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine blocks a low kick nicely.
Laine blocks a jab.
DeVanzo misses with an attempted mid kick.
DeVanzo misses with an attempted mid kick.
DeVanzo moves out of range of the body kick.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with DeVanzo but DeVanzo pushes him off and we're back to square one.
DeVanzo cracks Laine with a right hand to the side of the head.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine clobbers DeVanzo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
DeVanzo tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice defenses there by Laine.
Laine with the counter takedown but DeVanzo avoids it easily.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.
Laine lands with a good body shot.
DeVanzo getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
DeVanzo connects with a looping right hand.
DeVanzo misses with a body kick.
Laine works DeVanzo's body with a nice hook.
A clash of legs there as Laine blocks the low kick.
Laine misses with a looping left.
A clash of legs there as DeVanzo blocks the low kick.
DeVanzo throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine stuffs the takedown attempt from DeVanzo. DeVanzo gets slowly back to his feet.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
DeVanzo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laine misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by DeVanzo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
DeVanzo tries to land a leg kick but Laine saw it coming and moves away.
DeVanzo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
DeVanzo ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine throws a hook to the side of DeVanzo's head but DeVanzo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Laine takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Laine wants to clinch.
Laine throws out a loose jab but DeVanzo uses good head movement to avoid it.
DeVanzo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine throws out a loose jab but DeVanzo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine with a nice cross.
Laine throws the kick towards the body but DeVanzo avoids it.
The fighters circle momentarily. DeVanzo darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
DeVanzo just misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


DeVanzo shoots in but no luck this time.
Laine drops his hands momentarily and DeVanzo takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Laine connects with a good right hand that stumbles DeVanzo. DeVanzo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Laine tries to clinch but DeVanzo moves out of range.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but DeVanzo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
It looked like DeVanzo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine lands a nice hook to DeVanzo's body. DeVanzo takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Laine throws a hook to the side of DeVanzo's head but DeVanzo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Laine moves out of range as DeVanzo throws a body kick.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine scores with a jab to the body.
Danga de danga de dang - Laine scores with a four punch combination!
DeVanzo throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine moves out of range as DeVanzo throws a body kick.
DeVanzo misses with a wild body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
DeVanzo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but DeVanzo checks it well.
DeVanzo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
DeVanzo walks into a left hand.
Laine moves out of range of the leg kick from DeVanzo.
Laine has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from DeVanzo.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine shoots in and drives through. DeVanzo sprawls well.
DeVanzo half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
DeVanzo feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Laines jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
DeVanzo tries to clinch but Laine is having none of it.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
DeVanzo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
DeVanzo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine swings for the body but DeVanzo moves out of range.
Laine getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
DeVanzo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
DeVanzo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Laine throws a lazy body kick

so DeVanzo counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Laine is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Laine is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Laine throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing DeVanzo to regain full guard.
Musta Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
DeVanzo trying to control the position.
Laine with a nice head shot there.
Laine preventing the sweep.

DeVanzo has his foot on Laine's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Laine works his way back into a safe position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine is working DeVanzo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Laine throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Laine working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Laine in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
DeVanzo preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Laine landing some decent shots from guard.
DeVanzo wants to improve his position but instead Laine has moved into half guard.
Laine seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but DeVanzo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
DeVanzo wants to improve his position but Laine is controlling well.
Laine seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but DeVanzo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Laine is nestled in close to DeVanzo, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
DeVanzo makes his way to full guard. A much better position for DeVanzo.
DeVanzo has momentary wrist control but Laine slips an elbow through the middle.
Laine makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Artie DeVanzo overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Laine content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

DeVanzo is rocked!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Laine accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Artie DeVanzo is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Oh DeVanzo is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Laine working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Musta Laine comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well DeVanzo 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Artie DeVanzo!

Artie DeVanzo seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ottis Toole and Joe Jordan. Toole kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO. Ottis Toole could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joe Jordan's chin.

205 cm
34
275 lbs
34 - 17 - 0
205 cm
38
259 lbs
36 - 19 - 0
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Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ottis Toole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Joe Jordan!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, William Gold and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Jordan misses its intended target.
Toole takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Joe Jordan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jordan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Donk. Jordan catches Toole right on the button with a cross.

It looks like Ottis Toole has been cut.
Jordan scores with a hook to the body. Toole takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Toole is breathing heavily.
Jordan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A telegraphed right hand from Toole misses the target.
Toole avoids the head kick by Jordan.
Jordan lands a nice shot to the body.
Jordan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Toole avoids a kick to the body.
Jordan ducks under a wild hook from Toole.
Jordan throws a fast counter high kick but Toole manages to duck under it in time.
Toole avoids the head kick by Jordan.
It looked like Toole wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jordan dips to his left and cracks Toole with an uppercut!
Toole has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Toole misses with a takedown attempt - Jordan sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Toole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jordan was well out of range. Poor timing from Toole.
Toole swings for the body but Jordan moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Jordan misses.
Jordan explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Jordan throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Jordan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jordan throws a quick head kick that knocks Toole silly! This fight is all over! What a finish! Jordan is up on the cage, taking in the applause from the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Joe Jordan!
Joe Jordan thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Ottis Toole was interviewed post fight and said 'My opponent may have won this time, but I'm going to eat his children. '.
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RATING
61%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert Sito and Robin Yount. Sito comes into the arena with DMX - What's my name? blaring out of the sound system. Robert Sito could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Robin Yount's chin.

172 cm
30
157 lbs
27 - 9 - 0
195 cm
27
165 lbs
23 - 9 - 1
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Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Robert Sito!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Robin Yount!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Glass and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Yount. Sito does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sito looks to score with a jab to the body but Yount is just out of range.
Yount has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Yount closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Yount scores with a jab to the body.
Yount feints and then cracks Sito's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sito down.
Sito has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.
Sito takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sito fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Yount has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A left lands for Sito.
Yount feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sitos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

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

Yount is rocked!

It looks like Robin Yount has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Donk. Yount catches Sito right on the button with a cross.
Yount is still on wobbly legs! Can Sito finish him?
Yount thuds his right hand into Sito's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sito avoids the body shot from Yount.
Yount closes the distance but Sito moves to the side
and Sito counters with a big left hand that crumples Yount! He was out before he hit the floor! Brutal knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Robert Sito!
Robert Sito retains his lightweight title!
Our winner, Robert Sito, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Divock Origi and Sotiris Kakoullis. Origi comes to the cage accompanied by Run this town tonight . Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

187 cm
30
207 lbs
24 - 5 - 0
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36
206 lbs
41 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
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Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Divock Origi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Sotiris Kakoullis!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Chris Edwards and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Origi digs a good body shot into Kakoullis's ribs.
A big left from Origi misses.
Origi scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheers as Origi lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kakoullis doesn't seem phased though.

It looks like Sotiris Kakoullis has been cut.
Kakoullis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Origi.
Kakoullis feints and then cracks Origi's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Origi down.
Origi stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kakoullis lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

It looks like Divock Origi has been cut.
Kakoullis has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Origi is looking to slow Kakoullis down with leg kicks.
Kakoullis lands a right hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kakoullis throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kakoullis scores with the left hand. Origi knows he should have avoided that one.
Origi looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Origi throws a head kick that misses.
Kakoullis looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Origi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kakoullis.
Kakoullis scores with a decent looking hook.
A jab from Kakoullis misses.
Kakoullis is looking to chop away at Origi's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kakoullis misses with a straight right.
Kakoullis needs to keep his hands up - Origi had a free shot at his head there.
Origi throws an overhand right that lands on Kakoullis's shoulder, as Kakoullis tries to avoid the shot.
Origi blocks a low kick nicely.
Kakoullis just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Origi on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kakoullis misses with a right hand
and Origi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That has opened up Sotiris Kakoullis's cut even more.
Kakoullis scores with a push kick.
Origi throws a lazy uppercut
and Kakoullis counters with a straight right hand.
A jab lands there for Origi.
Kakoullis scores with a jab to the body.
Origi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kakoullis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kakoullis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Origi.
Origi blocks the body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Origi misses with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Origi throws out a loose jab but Kakoullis uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kakoullis was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Origi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sotiris Kakoullis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kakoullis lands a jab to Origi's midsection.
Kakoullis throws a head kick that misses.
Kakoullis avoids the body shot from Origi.
Origi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Origi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Origi throws a head kick that misses.
Kakoullis checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Origi lands a glancing blow to the side of Kakoullis's head.
Origi takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Kakoullis moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Nice body kick there by Kakoullis.
Origi is breathing heavily.
Kakoullis digs a good hook to Origi's body.
Kakoullis lands with a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis throws a nice head kick!
Origi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kakoullis moves away.
Kakoullis lands a jab.
Kakoullis lets loose with a powerful body kick. Origi will feel that in the morning.
Origi takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Origi takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Kakoullis lands a front kick.
Origi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kakoullis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kakoullis lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Origi missing with a left hand there. Kakoullis was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Decent striking displayed by Kakoullis there.
Kakoullis scores with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis misses with a low kick as Origi jumps back.
An attempted straight right counter from Origi misses the target.
Origi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kakoullis sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kakoullis takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kakoullis attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Kakoullis throws a head kick that misses.
Nice uppercut there from Origi.
Kakoullis loads up on a big right hand but Origi slips the punch.
Kakoullis throws a half hearted mid kick.
Origi jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kakoullis uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Origi.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Origi throws a jab when Kakoullis was well out of range.
Kakoullis moves away from the strike by Origi.
Kakoullis now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kakoullis throws a right and a left that both miss.
Origi tried to counter with a leg kick but Kakoullis avoided it.
Kakoullis connects with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sotiris Kakoullis dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Kakoullis cracks Origi with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Kakoullis takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Origi throws a poor cross that misses
and Kakoullis counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Origi has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Origi there as he acknowledges the shot.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Origi might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Origi feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kakoulliss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Jab, jab by Origi - just one landing.
A head kick misses from Origi.
Kakoullis looks to land a body kick but Origi moved away.
Origi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kakoullis has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kakoullis lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Origi moves out of range of the body kick.
Kakoullis checks a low kick from Origi.
Origi lands a nice looking body shot.
Kakoullis slips a jab and a cross from Origi.
Kakoullis appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Origi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kakoullis throws a jab when Origi was well out of range.
Kakoullis throws a leg kick but Origi sees it coming and moves out of range.
Origi appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A jab from Kakoullis misses.
Sotiris Kakoullis seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kakoullis misses with a hook.
Origi throws a jab but it's blocked by Kakoullis.
Kakoullis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Origi just misses with a punch to the body.
Origi moves out of range of the body kick from Kakoullis.
Kakoullis keeps the fight on the outside.
Kakoullis throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kakoullis lands a head kick. Origi smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Kakoullis throws a lazy body kick
and Kakoullis takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

The cut above Sotiris Kakoullis's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Origi connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kakoullis's hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Origi cracks Kakoullis with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A jab from Kakoullis misses.
Kakoullis lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Kakoullis goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Origi connects with a body shot that sends Kakoullis's belly button to the back.
Origi loads up on a big right hand but Kakoullis slips the punch.
Kakoullis looks to land a body kick but Origi moved away.
Kakoullis fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Origi checks it well.
Origi will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Kakoullis avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Origi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A cross from Kakoullis lands.
Origi checks a low kick from Kakoullis.
A low kick from Kakoullis misses
and Origi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A leg kick checked by Kakoullis.
Kakoullis uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Origi.
Kakoullis swings widly with a right hand
and Origi counters with a slapping leg kick.
Kakoullis just misses with a punch to the body.
A jab lands there for Kakoullis.
Origi tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kakoullis lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kakoullis has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Origi checks the leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Origi misses the target.
Origi moves out of range of the strikes.
Origi swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good shot there by Origi.

Sotiris Kakoullis's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
A big left from Origi misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis tries a head kick but it misses.
Kakoullis scores with a leg kick.
Kakoullis fails to land with a series of punches.
Origi swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kakoullis on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Origi. Origi obviously looking to wear him down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kakoullis lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kakoullis tries to land a body kick
enabling Origi to counter with a crisp jab.
Origi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A punch combination from Origi misses.
Origi lands a head kick!

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Sotiris Kakoullis's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Divock Origi!
Divock Origi took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'War Origi!!'.
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RATING
49%

 

 
 
 
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