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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jon Melcher and Khalil Mack. Khalil Mack has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Jon Melcher's chin.

186 cm
35
161 lbs
9 - 15 - 0
178 cm
20
165 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Experienced
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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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 9 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jon Melcher!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Khalil Mack!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, William Peck and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Melcher shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Mack cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

It looks like Jon Melcher has been cut.
Mack defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Melcher.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Melcher is defended easily by Mack.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jon Melcher. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Melcher throws a right and a left that Mack avoids nicely.
Melcher shoots in for a double leg but Mack sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Melcher seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

Melcher shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Mack napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Melcher creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Mack sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Mack is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Melcher throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Melcher misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Melcher throwing strikes but Mack manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Mack decides to stand back up. Mack steps back and let's Melcher get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Melcher shoots and misses

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

Melcher is rocked!
Mack Throws a clean left jab. Mack Twirls his body and connects with a Spinning Back Fist that connects flush with Melcher's chin! Melcher crumbles to the ground and Mack follows up with some unanswered strikes. It's all over!! Nice standup skills displayed by Mack!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Khalil Mack!
After the fight, Khalil Mack was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Jon Melcher spoke after the fight, saying 'We tried. We failed. I guess it's back to the ol' drawing board!'.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
76%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Roman Yakimyuk and Naya Shinoki . Shinoki has chosen wadiako as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

177 cm
40
167 lbs
30 - 26 - 2
180 cm
36
169 lbs
34 - 26 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
KO power
Excellent grappler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 26 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Roman Yakimyuk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Naya Shinoki !
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Ian Loll and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shinoki darts in looking for a takedown but Yakimyuk gets double underhooks and turns Shinoki into the cage.
Some wild striking there from Yakimyuk.
Yakimyuk displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Shinoki .
Yakimyuk is looking to land body kicks.
Shinoki is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Yakimyuk throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Shinoki feints the counter takedown.
Yakimyuk looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A swing and a miss from Yakimyuk.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shinoki will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Yakimyuk is looking to counter the offense by Shinoki and move into the clinch.
Roman Yakimyuk has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Naya Shinoki .
Yakimyuk misses with a body kick.
Yakimyuk throws a head kick that misses

so Shinoki counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shinoki trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Shinoki showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Yakimyuk is trying to keep Shinoki in close.
Shinoki controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Shinoki trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

Shinoki is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Yakimyuk is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Yakimyuk has escaped and now he's on top!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Shinoki is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Shinoki wants to hit a switch here but Yakimyuk passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Shinoki there!
Yakimyuk lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Shinoki tries to reverse the position but Yakimyuk maintains control.
Shinoki in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Shinoki is working to get back to half guard.
Yakimyuk wants to control the pace but Shinoki is squirming around nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shinoki swinging wildly from the bottom but he's not landing.
Shinoki is wriggling around trying to escape.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Yakimyuk with the ground and pound from mount.
Shinoki keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Yakimyuk cracks Shinoki with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Shinoki gets back to half guard.
Shinoki wants to control but Yakimyuk is keeping busy.
Shinoki is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shinoki gets back to full guard.
Yakimyuk controls from within his opponent's guard.

Shinoki is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Shinoki pulls Yakimyuk in close to his closed guard and prevents Yakimyuk from doing any damage or advancing position.
Yakimyuk showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Yakimyuk wanted to stand there but Shinoki had control of the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Roman Yakimyuk dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Yakimyuk throws a leg kick

and Shinoki counters with a single leg into guard. Yakimyuk didn't expect that.
Shinoki looking to pass the guard.
Shinoki wants to control from the top but Yakimyuk keeps moving.
Yakimyuk is looking to stand up but Shinoki isn't so interested in that idea.
Yakimyuk looking for a sweep. Not yet Yakimyuk, not yet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shinoki sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Yakimyuk wants to hit a switch here but Shinoki passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Yakimyuk there!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yakimyuk wants to control but Shinoki is having none of it.
Roman Yakimyuk overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Yakimyuk tries to reverse the position but Shinoki maintains control.
Shinoki can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Yakimyuk is looking to escape.
Yakimyuk is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Yakimyuk is trying to escape the mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Yakimyuk tries to lock up and control but Shinoki gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Shinoki landing strikes, looking to finish!

It looks like Roman Yakimyuk has been cut.
Yakimyuk wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
BOOM! Shinoki connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Yakimyuk is trying to escape the mount.
Shinoki working the ground and pound effectively.

Yakimyuk is rocked!
Yakimyuk really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shinoki can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Yakimyuk is looking to escape.
Shinoki thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Shinoki trying to control but Yakimyuk is having none of it.
Yakimyuk is looking to improve his position but Shinoki isn't that keen on the idea.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Yakimyuk throwing hammer fists to the chest of Shinoki . What's that going to do exactly?
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shinoki lands a big elbow.

Roman Yakimyuk's cut is getting worse.
Shinoki throws some wild stikes that Yakimyuk manages to avoid easily.
Yakimyuk is looking to get to half guard.
Shinoki can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Yakimyuk is looking to escape.
You get the feeling that Yakimyuk really doesn't like being in this position too much.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yakimyuk is bucking up trying to escape but Shinoki cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Naya Shinoki showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Roman Yakimyuk's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!



Yakimyuk drops Shinoki with a beautiful combination! Shinoki stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Yakimyuk is looking for the KO!

Shinoki is rocked!
Roman Yakimyuk is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Yakimyuk lands with a precision combination! Left, right, uppercut and Shinoki falls flat on his face, eyes wide open but he's out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:11 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Roman Yakimyuk!
A relieved looking Roman Yakimyuk thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
In defeat, Naya Shinoki stepped up to the mic, saying ' Didn't go my way I will come back stronger Congrats to my opponent an best of luck in the future thanks you all for the support'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
39%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Gavin Freeman and Eric Ashton. The crowd seem to be enjoying Ashton's choice of entrance music: Zombie Nation. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

190 cm
27
195 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
182 cm
25
189 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Sully's Bar & Grill



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 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Gavin Freeman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Eric Ashton!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ashton chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Freeman can pounce on him.
Ashton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Freeman manages to avoid it.
Ashton tries to bum rush Freeman with a series of wild strikes but Freeman uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A little feinted left hand from Freeman on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Eric Ashton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ashton throws a head kick that misses.
Freeman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ashton with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Freeman to score with a decent uppercut.
Freeman definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Freeman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ashton.
Freeman defending well as Ashton loads up on a big left hand.
Freeman seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Freeman moves forwards but Ashton connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Freeman walks into a stiff left hand from Ashton.
Freeman lands a glancing blow to the side of Ashton's head.
The fighters circling - Ashton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ashton misses with a lunging right hand
and Freeman counters with a stiff right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Ashton throws a hook but Freeman avoids it easily.
Ashton pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Freeman wants to clinch
and Ashton counters with a one-two to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Freeman just misses with a punch to the body.
Ashton takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Ashton scores with a jab to the jaw.
Ashton gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Freeman counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Ashton misses with a body punch.
Ashton is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Ashton escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Ashton loads up on a big right hand but Freeman slips the punch.
Ashton misses with a right hand
and Freeman counters with a nice uppercut.
A nice combination there by Freeman.
Ashton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've been informed that Ashton 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.
Ashton connects with a right hand. Freeman shakes it off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Freeman tries to move into range but Ashton moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Ashton misses with a kick to the body.
Ashton throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Freeman counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ashton misses the jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Freeman.
Ashton slips a jab from Freeman.
Ashton misses with a body shot.
Freeman takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Freeman on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Ashton lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Ashton gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Freeman.
Ashton throws a body shot but no joy.
Freeman is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Freeman punishes Ashton's body with a nice straight punch.
Ashton throws a lazy uppercut
and Freeman counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Freeman avoids a kick to the body.
Ashton looks to throw the jab but Freeman is out of range.
Freeman swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Freeman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ashton.
The crowd cheers as Ashton lands an impressive looking overhand right. Freeman doesn't seem phased though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ashton misses with a looping left.
Freeman has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Ashton takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ashton throws a shot from downtown. Freeman moves away and avoids it.
Freeman rushes Ashton with punches - Ashton moves straight backwards instead of circling and gets clipped by the second strike... and the third... and the fourth! Oh, Ashton goes down! Freeman follows up with more strikes and the ref steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gavin Freeman!
Gavin Freeman bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Sven Dufva and Orpo Jokinen. Jokinen has chosen You Know You're Right - Nirvana as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

189 cm
42
179 lbs
36 - 18 - 1
175 cm
38
180 lbs
27 - 21 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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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 36 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sven Dufva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Orpo Jokinen!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Yves DeLean and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jokinen throws a hook but Dufva blocks it.
Dufva throws a right and a left that Jokinen avoids nicely.

Jokinen decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dufva is pressing down on Jokinen's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Jokinen sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Jokinen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Dufva keeping moving, preventing Jokinen from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dufva is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dufva continues to stall.
Dufva is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Jokinen is looking to improve his position.
Jokinen wants to control but Dufva is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Dufva is trying to control. Jokinen wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Jokinen blocking the ground and pound attempt from Dufva.

Dufva is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dufva wants to stand up but Jokinen has a hold of him and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dufva takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Dufva seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.
Dufva will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Dufva wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jokinen keeps working.
Well, if Dufva 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.
Jokinen is trying to get back to full guard.
Dufva slows the pace down in half guard.
Jokinen is looking to control Dufva's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Jokinen avoid being mounted?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dufva looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Jokinen with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Jokinen regains full guard. Nicely done.
Jokinen has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Dufva has passed into side control.
You can see the frustration on Jokinen's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Dufva wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jokinen keeps working.
Dufva cracks Jokinen with a big right hand but Jokinen just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Dufva works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Jokinen is letting Dufva control him for a moment.
Dufva wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jokinen keeps working.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen taking a bit of punishment here - Dufva scoring with strikes.
Dufva scores with punches from side control.
Dufva is looking to take a break and control but Jokinen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Dufva is really struggling to control Jokinen but he's trying to hold on to the position.

Dufva is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Jokinen has escaped the position, nice work there.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Jokinen gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Dufva trying to control but Jokinen is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Dufva dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!



Jokinen looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Dufva!

Jokinen wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Dufva, who protects the arm well.
Dufva is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Jokinen's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Jokinen wants to pass to mount but Dufva is defending the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jokinen not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Jokinen scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jokinen with the ground and pound but Dufva uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Jokinen trying to control the position from guard on top but Dufva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jokinen showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Dufva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jokinen can do to turn this around?
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Dufva holds on and takes a little breather.
Jokinen won't allow Dufva to sweep him here.
Dufva wants to hit a switch here but Jokinen passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Dufva there!
Dufva is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen looking to control and managing it successfully.
Jokinen breaks from Dufva's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Jokinen throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Dufva because Jokinen loaded up on that one.

Jokinen looking to secure an arm triangle but Dufva defends it well.
Dufva is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen misses with a head shot.
Jokinen seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Dufva is holding on tight.
Dufva bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Jokinen trying to keep a closed guard but Dufva is proving a slippery customer.
Jokinen wants to sweep but no luck.
Jokinen trying to control the position.
Dufva lands a couple of elbows.
Jokinen controls Dufva momentarily but Dufva frees himself.
Jokinen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Dufva drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Dufva jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Dufva works over Jokinen with some ground and pound from guard.
Dufva trying to control but Jokinen is working from the bottom.
Dufva postures up and lands a big shot to Jokinen's brow.
Dufva throwing strikes from guard but Jokinen blocks nicely.
Dufva looking to pass the guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Jokinen is controlling Dufva's posture.
Jokinen working a defensive guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dufva attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Jokinen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.

Dufva closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Dufva lands in his opponent's guard.
Jokinen keeping moving, preventing Dufva from controlling successfully.
Jokinen can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Dufva controls the pace.
Dufva passes Jokinen's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Dufva lands with a punch from half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dufva lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Dufva missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ground and pound from Dufva.
Jokinen keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
The fighters are battling for position here. Jokinen manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

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

Jokinen throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Still in half guard, Jokinen seems content to control.
Jokinen is looking to take a break and control but Dufva is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Jokinen performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

Jokinen is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Dufva sees it coming and defends easily.
Dufva trying to control from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dufva avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Jokinen.
Dufva is staying active underneath Jokinen, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Jokinen seems to be working for a kimura but Dufva defends the submission attempt.
Jokinen stalling away here and it's allowed Dufva to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

Dufva is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Jokinen is aware though and is defending well.
Dufva being controlled here, momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dufva 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.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Nice takedown defense from Dufva. No joy for Jokinen on that attempt.
Nice takedown defense from Dufva. No joy for Jokinen on that attempt.
Jokinen slips a straight right by Dufva.
Dufva lands with an overhand left.
Jokinen shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Dufva as he avoids it easily.
Sven Dufva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Orpo Jokinen.
Jokinen connects with a leg kick. Dufva looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jokinen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dufva.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Dufva misses.
Jokinen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dufva.

Jokinen looking to score a takedown here. Dufva is defending well but Jokinen drives through and ends up in Dufva's guard.
Jokinen throws a big elbow that misses.
Sven Dufva overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jokinen advances position into side control!
Jokinen trying to control the position but Dufva is working away.
Dufva can't do much from the bottom here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dufva tries to bench press Jokinen off him but Jokinen keeps the position.
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!

Jokinen is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Dufva knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Sven Dufva.
Well Dufva 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 Trevor Gratis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sven Dufva!

Sven Dufva very nearly forgot to thank Hellbent amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Sam Crow and Jose Cuervo. Crow comes to the cage accompanied by Mgk- Spotlight. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

170 cm
35
148 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
172 cm
29
156 lbs
11 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sam Crow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jose Cuervo!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Alec Ball and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crow misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Crow thuds a left hand into Cuervo's body.
Cuervo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crow throws a nice looking combination but Cuervo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A head kick misses from Crow.
Crow throws a head kick but Cuervo moves out of range.
Cuervo throws a body kick that misses.
Crow misses with a hook
and Cuervo counters with a right hand to the body.
Cuervo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Crow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crow moves out of range of the body kick.
Crow misses with the combination.
Crow throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cuervo moves away.
Crow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crow moves out of range of the body kick from Cuervo.
Crow moves out of range of the body kick.
Crow misses with a two punch combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crow scores with a jab. Cuervo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Crow throws a head kick that misses.
Cuervo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cuervo misses with a low kick.
Cuervo misses with a straight right.
Crow fails to land with a series of punches.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Crow!
Cuervo buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Crow throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Cuervo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Cuervo lands a head shot.
Cuervo throws the kick towards the body but Crow avoids it.
It looked like Crow was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Cuervo avoids the head kick by Crow.
Cuervo misses with a looping left.
Crow throws a nice looking combination but Cuervo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Crow tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Crow dips to his left and cracks Cuervo with an uppercut!
Crow swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Left hook, right uppercut from Cuervo.

It looks like Sam Crow has been cut.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Cuervo misses with a wild body shot.
Crow wants to land a leg kick but Cuervo is out of range.
Cuervo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Cuervo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crow moves away.
Crow quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crow misses with an uppercut.
Cuervo steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Crow misses with the combination.
Cuervo scores with a kick to the body.
Crow throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crow misses with a body kick.
Crow jabs Cuervo to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crow throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Cuervo only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Crow throws a head kick but Cuervo moves out of range.
Cuervo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crow.
A head kick by Crow misses
and Cuervo counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice defenses there by Crow.
Cuervo scores with a kick to the midsection.
Crow takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Crow takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Cuervo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Cuervo misses with an uppercut.
Crow throws a wild body kick that Cuervo sees coming a mile off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crow misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cuervo now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cuervo.
Cuervo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Cuervo, right into the meat.
A nice inside leg kick there by Cuervo. That's going to slow Crow down.
Cuervo misses with a hook. Crow ducked under it nicely.
Crow pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Cuervo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crow.
Crow swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
letting Cuervo counter with a right hand.
Cuervo just misses with a punch to the body.
Crow takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Crow swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crow throws a head kick but Cuervo moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Crow.
Crow wants to slow Cuervo down by chopping away at his legs.
Cuervo throws a low kick but Crow avoids it.
Crow connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Sloppy strikes from Crow. Those never looked like landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crow misses with a series of wild punches.
A slow jab from Crow misses its intended target.
Crow moves out of range as Cuervo strikes.
Cuervo slips a straight right by Crow.
Crow misses with a double jab
and Cuervo makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A big left from Crow misses.
A slow jab from Cuervo misses its intended target.
Crow misses with a head kick.
Cuervo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crow.
Cuervo looks to throw a body kick
and Crow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crow throws a hook to the side of Cuervo's head but Cuervo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cuervo cracks Crow with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cuervo throws a hook but Crow avoids it easily.
Crow scores with a jab. Cuervo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cuervo looks to land a left hand but Crow moved out of range nicely.
Crow misses with a two punch combination.
Cuervo doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Cuervo throws a body kick that misses.
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 Sam Crow will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Sam Crow's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Good standup being displayed there by Cuervo as he connects with a hook.
Cuervo connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Crow momentarily.
Crow throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Cuervo swings widly with a right hand
and Crow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The fighters circling - Crow throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crow slips under a jab from Cuervo.
Cuervo takes a swing at Crow's ribcage but misses.
Crow pulls out of a head kick attempt.
It seemed like Cuervo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Cuervo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Crow misses with a jab, cross combination.
Cuervo blocks a head kick by Crow.
Crow moves out of range as Cuervo throws a body kick.
Cuervo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crow manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crow throws a head kick that misses.
Crow fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Crow throws a sloppy head kick and Cuervo moves out of range easily.
Crow looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Cuervo checks a leg kick.
Sam Crow is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crow takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cuervo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crow.
Crow slips a jab from Cuervo.
Cuervo throws a push kick but Crow slaps the foot to one side.
Cuervo with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crow to score with a decent uppercut.
Crow throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crow throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Cuervo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crow.
A leg kick checked by Cuervo.
Nice defenses there by Crow.
Crow appears to be looking for a big counter.
Cuervo digs a good body shot into Crow's ribs.
Cuervo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Cuervo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crow was well out of range. Poor timing from Cuervo.
Cuervo throws a leg kick but Crow moved away.
Cuervo avoids the head kick by Crow.
Crow checks a low kick from Cuervo.
Cuervo misses with a kick to the body.
Crow pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Cuervo back to the cage. Crow follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cuervo is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Crow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cuervo lands with a nice body kick.
The crowd cheers as Crow lands an impressive looking overhand right. Cuervo doesn't seem phased though.
Cuervo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crow doesn't seem bothered though.
Crow throws a head kick that misses.
Nice body kick there by Cuervo.
Crow throws a right and a left that Cuervo avoids nicely.
Crow fails to land with a series of punches.
Cuervo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Cuervo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crow moves away.
Cuervo misses with a looping left.
Crow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cuervo avoids the head kick by Crow.
Cuervo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crow blocks a low kick nicely.
Crow cracks Cuervo with a good jab.
Cuervo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crow tries to move into range but Cuervo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Cuervo misses with a looping right.
Crow staying out of range there.
Crow misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cuervo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crow was well out of range. Poor timing from Cuervo.
Crow slips a jab and a cross from Cuervo.
Cuervo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crow slips a jab from Cuervo.
Sam Crow is winning the standup battle so far.
Cuervo throws a hook but Crow avoids it easily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Cuervo.
Crow lands a body shot.
Cuervo moves out of range of the body kick from Crow.
Cuervo throws the left hand but Crow avoids the punch easily.
Crow takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crow swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crow lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Crow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cuervo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crow lands with a slapping head kick.
Cuervo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Cuervo lands a slapping body shot.
Cuervo scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A head kick misses from Crow.
Crow rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Cuervo counters with a body kick that stops Crow in his tracks momentarily.
Cuervo lands a nice shot to the body.
Crow thuds a left hand into Cuervo's body.
Cuervo throws the left hand but Crow avoids the punch easily.
Crow lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Crow with a nice cross.
Cuervo misses with an uppercut. Crow saw that one coming.
Crow takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cuervo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crow.
Crow on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Cuervo swings for the body but Crow moves out of range.
Crow goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sam Crow will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Sam Crow's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Crow throws a sloppy head kick and Cuervo moves out of range easily.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Crow crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Cuervo - the referee stops the clock and Crow gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Cuervo. Crow manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Cuervo misses with a low kick.
Cuervo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Crow.
A punch lands to the side of Cuervo 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Crow throws a series of punches but Cuervo moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Crow misses the target.
Crow swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Cuervo throws a right and a left that Crow avoids nicely.
Crow tries to land a front kick but Cuervo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crow misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crow takes a swing at Cuervo's ribcage but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
No joy there for Crow, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A head kick misses from Crow.
Crow takes a swing at Cuervo's ribcage but misses.
Cuervo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Crow's sensitive parts.
Crow feints a jab promting Cuervo to slip. Crow then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Cuervo slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crow throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crow waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cuervo.
Cuervo misses with a kick to the body.
Crow throws a lazy uppercut
and Cuervo counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crow tries to bum rush Cuervo with a series of wild strikes but Cuervo uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Crow throws a head kick that misses.
Cuervo lands with a nice body punch.
Crow is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A jab from Cuervo finds it's way through Crow's defenses.
Cuervo looks to score with a jab to the body but Crow is just out of range.
Crow misses with the combination.
Crow looks to score with a jab to the body but Cuervo is just out of range.
Crow slips a straight right by Cuervo.
Cuervo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crow was well out of range. Poor timing from Cuervo.
Sloppy strikes from Crow. Those never looked like landing.
Cuervo wants to land a leg kick but Crow is out of range.
Crow tries a head kick but it misses.
Crow moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Cuervo scores with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crow throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Cuervo avoids a kick to the body.
Cuervo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Cuervo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Crow's sensitive parts.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Cuervo.
Cuervo connects with the punch.
Cuervo lands a slapping body shot.
Some wild striking there from Crow.
Cuervo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Cuervo lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Crow misses the body punch
and Cuervo counters with a leg kick.
A head kick misses from Crow.
Cuervo moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Crow throws a sloppy head kick and Cuervo moves out of range easily.
Crow throws a nice looking combination but Cuervo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Crow misses with a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crow on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Cuervo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crow moves away.
Cuervo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Crow moves out of range of the body kick from Cuervo.
Cuervo cracks the inside of Crow's front leg.
Crow misses with an uppercut.
Crow misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Cuervo counters with a nice body kick.
Crow checks the leg kick nicely there.
Crow takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Cuervo scores with a jab. Crow acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cuervo throws a leg kick but Crow moved away.
Crow appears to be looking for a big counter.
Crow misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Crow throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Cuervo.
Cuervo lands with a nice body kick.
Crow will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Cuervo - that will leave a mark!
Sam Crow is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cuervo lands with an overhand left.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Cuervo.
Crow throws a right and a left that both miss.
A little jabbing left from Cuervo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Cuervo misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Crow counters with a one-two to the body.
Cuervo tests Crow's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cuervo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crow.
Crow throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Cuervo.
Cuervo scores with a head kick. Crow tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Crow throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Crow drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jose Cuervo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Cuervo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Crow moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cuervo throws a series of punches but Crow avoids them all with ease.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cuervo just misses with a punch to the body.
Crow connects with a body shot that sends Cuervo's belly button to the back.
Crow defending well as Cuervo loads up on a big left hand.
A lazy left from Crow finds it's target.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 29:28
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 29:28
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Sam Crow!

Sam Crow thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Jose Cuervo was interviewed post fight and said 'Taxi! To the nearest pub.'.
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84%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cruz White and Cedric Murphy. White's entrance music is ASAP Ferg - Dump Dump. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

193 cm
27
209 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
190 cm
34
215 lbs
31 - 19 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Cruz White!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Cedric Murphy!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Elvis Blanc and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
White lands a right hook to the body.
Murphy looks to land a right hand but White moved out of range.
Murphy walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murphy tries to close the distance and clinch up but White swats him away and circles back towards the center.
White fires out a quick counter leg kick but Murphy just manages to avoid it.
Murphy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
White missing with a left hand there. Murphy was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
White definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
White takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
White changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Murphy misses with a leg kick
and White counters with an inside leg kick.
White swings away with a body shot that misses
and Murphy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Murphy clinches up against the cage.
Murphy has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Murphy misses with a hook from the clinch.
White stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
White misses with some punches.
White digs a right hand into Murphy's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Murphy's gas tank.
White tries to throw a body punch but Murphy avoids it by throwing White back against the cage.
White tries to work over Murphy's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
White lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Murphy backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
White lands a nice uppercut.

White manages to break the clinch.
Murphy avoids a kick to the body.
Murphy tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Murphy fakes high and swings low for a body shot but White manages to avoid it.
White throwing a counter right hand but Murphy manages to avoid it.
Murphy waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract White.
White throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
White throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
White slips a straight right by Murphy.
White throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Murphy throws a hook but White avoids it easily.
White lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
White walks into a jab.
Murphy lunges at White with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by White's hand.
White bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murphy's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murphy throws out a loose jab but White uses good head movement to avoid it.
White is looking to counter punch.
A slapping leg kick lands for White.
Murphy checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
White pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murphy was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
White lands a jab.
White swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
White goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murphy swings for the body but White moves out of range.
White tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Murphy is able to avoid easily.
Murphy doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
White avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murphy connects with a good right hand that stumbles White. White circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
White misses with a right hand
and Murphy counters with a slapping leg kick.
White defending well as Murphy loads up on a big left hand.
White will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Murphy looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murphy uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murphy lands with a right hand.
White scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Murphy throws a chopping leg kick but White manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Murphy throws a leg kick but White checks it.
Murphy throws a good cross that connects.
White scores with a hook.
Murphy circles away from the clinch attempt.
Murphy throws a low kick but White avoids it.
White appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murphy throws a body shot but no joy.
White looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
White swings away with a leg kick that misses.
White throws a lazy right hand but Murphy sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
White dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Murphy. That did some damage!
White takes one on the chin but seems OK.
White throws a lazy uppercut
and Murphy counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
White throws a jab when Murphy was well out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
White looks to score with a jab to the body but Murphy is just out of range.
Murphy swings for the body but White moves out of range.
Murphy on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by White. White obviously looking to wear him down.
Murphy throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
White tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
That kick from Murphy tenderised White's leg. White is trying to keep his angry face on.
A big right from Murphy misses.
Murphy paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Murphy uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by White.
Murphy tries to clinch but White moves out of range.

Murphy moves into the clinch.
Murphy has a couple of punches blocked by White.
White lands a hook that snaps the head of Murphy backwards.
Murphy makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
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 Cruz White will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


White connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Murphy paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
White with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Murphy wants to clinch but White slips to the side
and White makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
White lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murphy's sensitive parts.
White scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
White throws a half hearted mid kick.
White thows a leg kick but Murphy checks it
and Murphy counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
White ducks under a wild hook from Murphy.
An attempted straight right counter from White misses the target.
Murphy gets cracked with a nice right hand there by White.
White scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
White punishes Murphy's body with a nice straight punch.
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!
White lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
White dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Murphy. That did some damage!
Murphy blocks a low kick nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murphy keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Murphy scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. White doesn't seem bothered though.
Murphy connects with a solid leg kick.
White swings widly with a right hand
and Murphy counters with an inside leg kick.
Murphy stuns White with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
White misses with a low kick.
White thows a leg kick but Murphy checks it
and Murphy counters with a nice body shot.
White throws a poor cross that misses
and Murphy counters with a right hand to the body.
Murphy scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Murphy misses with a lunging right hand
and White counters with a low kick, right behind Murphy 's knee.
White misses with a kick to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Murphy! But no joy.
White has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from White there as he acknowledges the shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murphy scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Murphy throws a right hand that misses
and White counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Murphy, as that shot connected.

White moves into range and clinches up with Murphy.
Murphy fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, White creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for White.
White has a couple of punches blocked by Murphy.
Murphy blocks a body shot from White.

White breaks from the clinch.
White uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murphy.
White throws a push kick but Murphy slaps the foot to one side.
White looks to score with a jab to the body but Murphy is just out of range.
White tries to land a leg kick but Murphy saw it coming and moves away.
White scores with a body shot.
Murphy throws a body kick that misses.
White throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Murphy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

White pushes Murphy up against the cage in a clinch.

White breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
White wants to clinch but Murphy slips to the side
and Murphy counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Murphy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murphy pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murphy keeps the fight on the outside.
A slow jab from Murphy misses its intended target.
Cedric Murphy seems to be getting the better of the standup.
White uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murphy.
White throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
White lands a nice hook to Murphy's body. Murphy takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
White scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murphy doesn't seem bothered though.
Murphy is looking to clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for White.
White scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murphy tries to close the distance and clinch but White swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Murphy connects with a leg kick. White looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
White takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
White throws a leg kick but Murphy checks it.
White keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
White fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murphy manages to avoid it.
White fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Murphy looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Murphy throws the left hand but White avoids the punch easily.
White staying out of range there.
White throws a front kick that sends Murphy stumbling back into the cage.
Murphy has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from White.
Nice body punch from Murphy.
White has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A low kick from White misses
and Murphy counters with a low kick, right behind White 's knee.
Murphy fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches White on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Cruz White will probably get the nod.
That's time! White's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


White checks the leg kick nicely there.
White throws a low kick but it's checked well by Murphy.
White walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Murphy checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
White tried to score with a low kick but Murphy checks it.
White connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Murphy scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
White fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murphy is out of range.
White takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Murphy misses with a low kick.
It looked like White wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A jab from White does it's job there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
White fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murphy manages to avoid it.
White misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Murphy counters with a nice low kick that buckles White's knee momentarily.
Murphy lands a head shot.
Murphy swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No joy there for White, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
White darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
White misses with a leg kick
and Murphy counters with a lovely straight right hand!
White on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Murphy wants to clinch up but White keeps it at a distance.
Good work by Murphy as he checks the leg kick.
A low kick from Murphy is predictable there
and White counters with a straight right hand.
White looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Murphy misses with a looping right.
Murphy moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Murphy takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jab from White.
Murphy misses with a straight left.
A jab from Murphy finds it's way through White's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murphy throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
White misses with a wild combination.
White tests Murphy's chin there with a solid looking shot.
White takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Murphy displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as White throws out the jab.
White finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
White swings for the body but Murphy moves out of range.
Murphy drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
White pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
White fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Murphy looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
White misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murphy lands a leg kick that knocks White off balance momentarily.
Murphy moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Murphy throws a looping overhand right but White ducks down to avoid it.
Murphy connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Murphy throws a low kick but White avoids it.
White scores with a jab. Murphy acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A jab from Murphy misses.
Murphy misses with a body shot.
White takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Murphy's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Murphy takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murphy looks to land a right hand but White moved out of range.
Murphy tries to close the distance and clinch but White swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

White closes the distance and clinches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Murphy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Still in the clinch, White scores with a nice short uppercut.
White misses with some punches.
Murphy blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murphy tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
White misses with some punches.
Murphy throws a punch but it's blocked by White.
White misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murphy blocks an uppercut.
Murphy lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
White lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murphy misses with a body punch.
Murphy misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, White creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Cedric Murphy has been cut.
White working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from White fails to land.
Cedric Murphy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
White misses with a short punch on the inside.
White lands with a right to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Cruz White.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for White, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 29:28
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:28
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Cruz White!

Cruz White made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'Was that enough of a challenge for you?'.
The defeated Cedric Murphy had this to say: 'fuck off... i am the best. next time i will kick his head off..'.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
73%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Childish Gambino and Tito Duran . Gambino comes to the cage accompanied by RAW (backwards). Tito Duran is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

182 cm
39
166 lbs
32 - 19 - 0
176 cm
21
163 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Childish Gambino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Tito Duran !
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Elvis Blanc and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Duran looks to land a left hand but Gambino moved out of range nicely.
Duran needs to keep his hands up - Gambino had a free shot at his head there.
Gambino misses with the body kick
and Duran counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Childish Gambino has been cut.
Gambino fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gambino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Gambino keeps the fight on the outside.
Gambino throws the left hand but Duran avoids the punch easily.
Duran takes one to the side of the head.
Duran takes one on the button.
Gambino throws a lazy head kick
and Duran counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gambino throws a lazy uppercut
and Duran counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gambino needs to keep his hands up - Duran had a free shot at his head there.
Duran misses with a double jab.
Gambino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Duran doesn't seem bothered though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gambino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gambino gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Duran connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Duran tries to clinch up.
Gambino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A jab from Gambino finds it's way through Duran 's defenses.

Duran is rocked!
Duran leaves his chin hanging out and Gambino seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Duran crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Childish Gambino!
Childish Gambino thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Benjamin BK and Antonio Ronaldo. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

191 cm
31
221 lbs
17 - 11 - 1
188 cm
35
215 lbs
22 - 13 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Urban Fighter



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 17 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Benjamin BK!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Antonio Ronaldo!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Steve Smith and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
BK swings and misses with a hook to the body.
BK slips under a jab.
BK drops down looking for a counter takedown but Ronaldo sprawls and moves away.
Good exchange - BK coming out on top.
Ronaldo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Ronaldo misses with a jab, cross combination.
BK throws a hook but Ronaldo avoids it easily.
It seemed like Ronaldo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ronaldo thows a left - swing and a miss!
BK cracks the inside of Ronaldo's front leg.
Ronaldo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ronaldo missing with a left hand there. BK was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A leg kick checked by Ronaldo.
BK misses the shot to the body.
Ronaldo throws a hook to the side of BK's head but BK sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

BK clinches.
Ronaldo struggles to land a body shot inside as BK controls his hands.
Ronaldo digs a right hand underneath BK's ribcage. BK let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Ronaldo blocks a body shot from BK.
Ronaldo stalling.
BK lands with a left to the head.

It looks like Antonio Ronaldo has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
BK tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ronaldo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of BK backwards.
BK misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from BK fails to land.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Ronaldo tries to pull guard but BK forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
A short right from Ronaldo on the inside.
A short body shot lands from BK as the two fighters clinch.
BK makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Good body shot from BK.
Ronaldo is trying to pull guard but BK has him pressed against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by BK.
Ronaldo stalling in the clinch.
BK misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ronaldo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right hand to the side of the head by BK.
Ronaldo misses with a hook to the ribs.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Ronaldo takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

BK's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from BK misses.
BK has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Abobomination Training in the buildup to the fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ronaldo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
BK has a takedown stuffed.
Ronaldo misses with a body kick.
Ronaldo jabs at BK's body.
BK misses with a wild body shot.
Ronaldo walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Ronaldo lands a leg kick that knocks BK off balance momentarily.
BK throws a jab but it's blocked by Ronaldo.
Ronaldo misses the shot to the body.
Ronaldo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ronaldo tries a low kick but BK avoids it.
BK checks a leg kick nicely.
BK shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Ronaldo eats them both and turns towards BK to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
BK ducks under a wild hook from Ronaldo.
BK changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
BK throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
BK scoring well with a low kick there.
Ronaldo gets off balance looking for a body kick
and BK counters with a straight right hand.
BK works Ronaldo's body with a nice hook.
BK misses with an uppercut. Ronaldo saw that one coming.
Ronaldo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
BK scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Ronaldo moves out of range as BK throws a body kick.
Ronaldo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
BK jabs Ronaldo right on the nose. Ronaldo blinks but takes it well.
Good leg kick by Ronaldo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
BK lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
BK throws a big shot that misses.
Ronaldo takes one to the chin there.
Ronaldo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ronaldo looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
BK uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ronaldo.
A lazy left from Ronaldo finds it's target.
Ronaldo throws a low kick but BK avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
BK moves out of range as Ronaldo strikes.
Ronaldo scores with a shot to the body.
BK misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Ronaldo counters by moving into the clinch.
Ronaldo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
BK tries a body shot but Ronaldo blocks it.
BK throws a punch but it's blocked by Ronaldo.
Ronaldo lands with a short shot to the head.
Ronaldo displaying some good clinch control by pressing BK up against the cage.
A short uppercut from BK.
BK misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ronaldo misses with some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ronaldo struggles to land a body shot inside as BK controls his hands.
Ronaldo tries to work over BK's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A body shot lands from BK.
BK throws a punch but it's blocked by Ronaldo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Benjamin BK dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Antonio Ronaldo's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


BK turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ronaldo misses with a looping right.
BK appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
BK bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Benjamin BK is winning the standup battle so far.
BK takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nice shot by BK.
BK on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

BK scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
BK lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Ground and pound from BK.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
BK working Ronaldo over with strikes.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
BK working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
BK scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ground and pound from BK.

Ronaldo looking for submissions off his back.
BK lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Ronaldo is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
BK prevents Ronaldo from improving his position.
BK is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
BK passes to side control.
BK is chipping away with strikes.
Ronaldo is still in real trouble! Can BK finish him?
Ronaldo is looking for a sweep.
Ronaldo seems to have recovered his senses.
Ronaldo takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
BK scoring with punches and elbows.
A big shot lands for BK! That's hurt Ronaldo! Will he recover? BK fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Benjamin BK!
Our winner, Benjamin BK, 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.
The defeated Antonio Ronaldo had this to say: 'My last fight, physically I am a wreck so that is it.'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mr Universe and Mehmet Muhammad. Mr Universe could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Mehmet Muhammad's chin.

180 cm
35
175 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
188 cm
33
185 lbs
21 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mr Universe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mehmet Muhammad!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Yves DeLean and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Universe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Muhammad takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Muhammad takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
The crowd cheers as Universe lands an impressive looking overhand right. Muhammad doesn't seem phased though.
Muhammad moves out of range as Universe throws a body kick.
Universe shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Muhammad eats them both and turns towards Universe to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Universe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Muhammad.
Muhammad slips a jab and a cross from Universe.
Universe misses with a two punch combination.
Muhammad misses with a double jab.
Muhammad misses with a looping right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Muhammad uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Universe has time to react.
Universe moves out of range of the strikes.
Muhammad avoids the head kick by Universe.
Universe slips under a jab from Muhammad.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Muhammad waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Universe.
Universe looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Muhammad scores with a one two! Universe had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Muhammad cracks Universe with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Muhammad tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Universe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Muhammad tries to work over Universe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

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

Universe clinches.
Muhammad misses with a punch to the body.
Muhammad scores with a nice hook to the head.
Muhammad misses with a hook from the clinch.
Muhammad misses with some punches.
Muhammad misses with some punches.
Universe blocks an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Muhammad.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Muhammad misses with a body punch.
Muhammad throws a punch but it's blocked by Universe.
Muhammad being controlled against the cage.
Muhammad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Muhammad misses with the head strike.
Universe can't find room to land a body shot as Muhammad controls the action.
Muhammad throws a head punch that misses.
Universe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Muhammad avoids it.
Universe blocks a body shot from Muhammad.
Muhammad swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Muhammad fails to land.
Muhammad tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Muhammad on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Muhammad.
Muhammad makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Universe lands a right hand that snaps the head of Muhammad backwards.
A body shot lands from Muhammad.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Muhammad misses with a punch to the body.
Muhammad misses with some punches.
Muhammad has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Universe seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Muhammad can turn it around.
Muhammad misses with a short punch on the inside.
Muhammad misses with some punches.
Universe blocks an uppercut.
Universe is looking to control Muhammad's arms but Muhammad gets an underhook and turns him. Now Universe has his back to the cage.
Muhammad misses with the head strike.

Universe manages to break the clinch.
Muhammad throws a looping overhand right but Universe ducks down to avoid it.
Universe is looking to clinch but Muhammad is avoiding it.
Muhammad loads up on a big right hand but Universe slips the punch.
Universe is looking for a counter combo.
A jab lands there for Universe.
Muhammad swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Muhammad throws out a loose jab but Universe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Universe swings widly with a right hand
and Muhammad counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Muhammad clinches up with Universe and pushes him back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Universe.

Universe's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Universe misses with a series of wild punches.
Muhammad avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Universe misses with a low kick as Muhammad jumps back.

Universe has Muhammad up against the cage in a clinch.
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!
Universe lands a nice knee to the body.
Universe stalling.
Muhammad fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Universe wants to break free but Muhammad has control.
Muhammad lands with a right to the head.
Universe blocking some punches.
Muhammad lands a body punch in the clinch.
Muhammad working aggressively here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Muhammad swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Universe tries to counter by clinching up but Muhammad breaks away and moves out of range.
Universe slips a jab from Muhammad.
Universe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Universe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Universe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Muhammad.
As Muhammad looks to move away, Universe throws a big counter combo but Muhammad just gets out of the way.
Universe moves out of range as Muhammad strikes.
Universe appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Universe takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Muhammad slips under a jab from Universe.
Muhammad's jab looks to have found its range, popping Universe under the eye.
Muhammad tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Universe was well out of range. Poor timing from Muhammad.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Muhammad is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Universe.
Muhammad staying out of range there.
Muhammad throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Muhammad scores with a sloppy right hand. Universe should have avoided that one.
Muhammad throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Universe closes the distance and clinches.
Muhammad managing to block the knees to the body from Universe.
Muhammad can't find room to land a body shot as Universe controls the action.
A nice right hand lands inside from Universe.
Universe putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Muhammad in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Muhammad tries to work over Universe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Muhammad doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Universe blocks a body shot from Muhammad.
Muhammad is pushing Universe up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Muhammad lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Universe or not.
Muhammad misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Muhammad fails to land.
Universe blocking some punches.
Universe trying to land knees to the body.
Universe tries to land knees in the clinch but Muhammad avoids the damage to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Universe.
Mehmet Muhammad seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Universe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Muhammad is defending well for now.
Universe can't find room to land a body shot as Muhammad controls the action.
Muhammad managing to block the knees to the body from Universe.

Universe breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Muhammad in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Muhammad throws out a loose jab but Universe uses good head movement to avoid it.
It looked like Universe was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Nice body kick there by Universe.
Muhammad cracks Universe with an open hand slap.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Muhammad looks to score with a jab to the body but Universe is just out of range.
Muhammad might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Universe throws a leg kick but Muhammad sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Universe avoids a punch combination nicely.
It looked like Universe wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Muhammad has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Muhammad misses with a body shot.
Universe looks to score with a jab to the body but Muhammad is just out of range.
A head kick misses from Universe.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Universe moves out of range as Muhammad strikes.
Muhammad looks to throw the jab but Universe is out of range.
It looked like Universe wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Universe falls off balance throwing a combination
and Muhammad counters with a nice uppercut.
Muhammad misses with a hook. Universe ducked under it nicely.
Muhammad throws out a loose jab but Universe uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head kick misses from Universe.
Muhammad loads up on a big right hand but Universe slips the punch.
Universe is looking to counter with a body kick.
Muhammad throws a jab when Universe was well out of range.
Muhammad connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Universe swings for the body but Muhammad moves out of range.
Muhammad misses with a wild body shot.
Muhammad avoids a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Universe.
Universe looks to land a combination. Muhammad sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Muhammad scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Muhammad throws a hook but Universe avoids it easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Universe throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Muhammad.
A slow jab from Muhammad misses its intended target.
Universe looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Universe tries to clinch up but Muhammad circles away and keeps his distance.
Muhammad takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Universe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Muhammad.
Muhammad throws a hook to the side of Universe's head but Universe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Universe avoids the body shot from Muhammad.
Universe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A swing and a miss from Muhammad.
Muhammad avoids the head kick by Universe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mehmet Muhammad showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Muhammad throws out a powerful jab.
Muhammad throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Muhammad throws a looping overhand right but Universe ducks down to avoid it.
Mehmet Muhammad seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Muhammad just misses with a punch to the body.
Universe will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A little jabbing left from Muhammad on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Universe throws a nice looking combination but Muhammad bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Nice defenses there by Universe.
Muhammad loads up on a big right hand but Universe slips the punch.
Muhammad throws a jab when Universe was well out of range.
Universe throwing a counter right hand but Muhammad manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Muhammad throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Muhammad throws an overhand right that lands on Universe's shoulder, as Universe tries to avoid the shot.
Universe throwing a counter right hand but Muhammad manages to avoid it.
Muhammad is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Universe.
Universe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Muhammad.
It looked like Universe was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Universe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Universe tries a head kick but it misses.
Muhammad lands with a good body shot.
Muhammad ducks under a wild hook from Universe.
Universe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Muhammad.
Universe tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Muhammad manages to circle out of the way.
A head kick misses from Universe.
Muhammad misses with a body shot.
Muhammad throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Universe stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Muhammad throws a jab but it's blocked by Universe.
Muhammad cracks a nice hook into Universe's ribs.
Universe bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mehmet Muhammad seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Muhammad tries to close the distance and clinch but Universe swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Muhammad swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Universe counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Muhammad is lucky that one didn't land flush.

Universe moves into the clinch.
Mehmet Muhammad is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Muhammad blocks an uppercut.
Universe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Universe tries to land knees in the clinch but Muhammad avoids the damage to the body.
Muhammad blocks an uppercut.
Universe blocks an uppercut.
Universe tries to land knees in the clinch but Muhammad avoids the damage to the body.
Muhammad managing to block the knees to the body from Universe.
Universe lands a body shot in the clinch.
Muhammad is working Universe over against the cage.
Universe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Muhammad.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Universe is looking to break free of the clinch but Muhammad has double underhooks.
Universe is looking to control Muhammad's arms but Muhammad gets an underhook and turns him. Now Universe has his back to the cage.
Universe tries to break the clinch but Muhammad is controlling the position.
Universe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Muhammad is defending well for now.
Muhammad misses with some punches.
Muhammad lands a right hand that snaps the head of Universe backwards.
Universe tries to land knees in the clinch but Muhammad avoids the damage to the body.
Muhammad keeps control of Universe as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Muhammad blocks an elbow strike.
Universe manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Universe tries to land knees in the clinch but Muhammad avoids the damage to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Muhammad managing to block the knees to the body from Universe.
Muhammad is leaning against Universe and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Muhammad managing to block the knees to the body from Universe.
Muhammad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Universe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Muhammad avoids it.
Mr Universe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Muhammad avoiding damage as Universe throws knees to the body.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Universe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Muhammad.
Universe lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Universe utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Mr Universe.
Well Muhammad has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mehmet Muhammad!

An out of breath Mehmet Muhammad thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ryosuke Sato and Mayo Kermode. Kermode has chosen Song of Australia as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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215 lbs
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220 lbs
38 - 25 - 0
Good wrestling
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Cardio machine
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Great elbows
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ryosuke Sato!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mayo Kermode!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Ian Loll and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab from Kermode.
Kermode is looking to slow Sato down with leg kicks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kermode. Sato does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Sato was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kermode.
Kermode throws a hook but Sato blocks it.
Sato is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kermode lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sato throws a lazy right hand but Kermode sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Sato darts in and clinches Kermode up against the cage.
Kermode is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Sato is defending well for now.
Kermode lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sato backwards.
Sato fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kermode lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kermode prevents a body shot from Sato.
Kermode unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Kermode gets through Sato's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
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!
Kermode stalls.
Sato blocking some punches.
Sato can't find room to land a body shot as Kermode controls the action.
Kermode lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sato backwards.
Kermode is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sato misses with a body punch.

Kermode pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Sato on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Decent striking displayed by Kermode there.
Sato takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kermode fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sato.
Kermode tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Sato counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kermode moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kermode scores with a nice body kick.
Sato's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kermode connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sato scrambles back to his feet.

Kermode closes the distance and pushes Sato back into the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sato working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kermode comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Sato blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Kermode throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Satos head.
Kermode lands an elbow inside that Sato shrugs off.
Sato takes a knee to the side of the body.
Sato swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sato managing to block the knees to the body from Kermode.
A short left from Sato.
Sato misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kermode lands an elbow inside.
Kermode fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sato lands a body shot.
With the fighters up against the cage, Kermode throws an elbow but misses.
Kermode blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Kermode.
Kermode pressing his opponent against the cage.
Kermode unloads a knee to the mid-section. Sato lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sato.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sato working aggressively here.
Kermode blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kermode blocks a body shot from Sato.
Kermode lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Sato or not.
Kermode lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Kermode pushes off an throws an elbow but Sato leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kermode.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Kermode.
Kermode fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kermode tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sato on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Kermode scores with a shoulder strike.
Sato blocks an elbow strike from Kermode.
Kermode lands with a light punch inside.

Kermode breaks the clinch.
Mayo Kermode seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Kermode closes the distance and clinches.
Sato lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kermode blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sato working aggressively here.
Sato avoids a wild elbow strike from Kermode.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kermode pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kermode misses with a shot to the body
enabling Sato to counter with a crisp jab.
Sato misses with a straight left.
Sato dodges the punch combination from Kermode.
That kick from Kermode tenderised Sato's leg. Sato is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sato scores with a nice strike.
Kermode looks to score with a jab to the body but Sato is just out of range.
Sato swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A slow jab from Sato misses its intended target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Some wild striking there from Kermode.
A counter left hand to the body from Sato misses its target.
Kermode connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sato scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kermode doesn't seem bothered though.
Kermode has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kermode tries to clinch up.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kermode.
Kermode throws a hook but Sato blocks it.
Kermode cracks Sato with a good jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kermode.
Sato defending well as Kermode loads up on a big left hand.
Sato swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Kermode moves into the clinch.
Sato managing to block the knees to the body from Kermode.

Kermode breaks the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kermode misses with a body shot.
Sato is looking to counter punch.
Kermode ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sato moves away.
Kermode misses with a hook
and Sato counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kermode throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kermode throws out a loose jab but Sato uses good head movement to avoid it.
It looked like Sato was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kermode.
Sato misses with a left hand
and Kermode counters with a series of strikes. Sato will be more careful next time no doubt.
Sato jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Sato gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kermode.
Kermode paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kermode turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kermode lands a nice shot that snaps Sato's head back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kermode. Sato does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sato throws a big counter combination but Kermode scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Kermode tries to score with a low kick but Sato moves his leg out of the way.
It looked like Sato wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kermode throws a low kick but Sato avoids it.
Mayo Kermode seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sato scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sato misses with a straight right.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Kermode in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Sato throws a hook but Kermode blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Sato.
Kermode throws a body punch but Sato moves out of range.
Sato displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kermode throws out the jab.
Kermode tries to clinch but Sato is having none of it.
Kermode tries to clinch up
and Sato counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sato takes a swing at Kermode's ribcage but misses.
Kermode with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

Sato gets tackled into the cage by Kermode. Kermode maintains the clinch.
Kermode stalling in the clinch but Sato improves position.
With the fighters up against the cage, Kermode throws an elbow but misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sato.
A hook to the body from Sato.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Sato fails to land.
Sato has a couple of punches blocked by Kermode.
Kermode takes a shot to the head.
Sato avoids a wild elbow strike from Kermode.

Kermode's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kermode throws a jab when Sato was well out of range.
Sato looks to score with a jab to the body but Kermode is just out of range.
Sato throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sato walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Sato throws a body shot but no joy.
It seemed like Kermode was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kermode throws a quick inside leg kick.

Kermode clinches.
Sato misses with some punches.
Sato gets through Kermode's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Kermode breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Kermode throws a hook but Sato avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sato keeps the fight on the outside.
Kermode ducks under a wild hook from Sato.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kermode connects with a solid leg kick.
Sato avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Sato is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kermode misses with an uppercut
and Sato counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kermode fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nice defenses there by Kermode.
Sato throws out a loose jab but Kermode uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kermode appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sato avoids the head kick by Kermode.
Kermode with a jab.

Sato lands a big right hand that sends Kermode crashing to the mat! Sato stays standing though and waves Kermode back to his feet!

Kermode is rocked!
Sato throws a jab but it's blocked by Kermode.
Kermode throws out a counter right but Sato avoids it with no problem.
Kermode is still on wobbly legs! Can Sato finish him?
Sato sees an opening and throws a straight punch right through Kermode's defenses. It connects perfectly with Kermode's jaw and knocks him out cold! Wow - that's a contender for knockout of the year - absolutely brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ryosuke Sato!
Ryosuke Sato 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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