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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Tommy Shelby and Pedro Franco. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

176 cm
20
155 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
180 cm
25
145 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Big right hand
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

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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 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Tommy Shelby!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Pedro Franco!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Franco with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Shelby to counter with a crisp jab.
Shelby lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Franco circles away quickly and effectively.
Tommy Shelby seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shelby misses with a jab, cross combination.
Franco closes the distance and clinches up with Shelby, looking for a takedown. Franco pushes Shelby against the cage but Shelby circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Franco shoots in and drives through. Shelby sprawls well.
Tommy Shelby has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pedro Franco.
Nice straight punches there by Shelby. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Shelby.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Franco is defended easily by Shelby.
A jab lands there for Shelby.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shelby digs a good body shot into Franco's ribs.
Shelby swinging wildly here.
Franco fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Shelby tests Franco's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shelby jabs at Franco's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Franco doesn't succeed with the takedown
enabling Shelby to counter with a crisp jab.
Franco shoots in for a takedown but Shelby shows good takedown defense.
Shelby throws a nice looking combination but Franco bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Franco shoots in and drives through. Shelby sprawls well.
Franco tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Shelby defends well and Franco ends up having to push Shelby into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Franco tries to score a power double leg takedown but Shelby sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Franco somewhat.
Shelby is looking for a counter combo.
Franco is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Franco looks winded!
Franco takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Franco closes this distance looking for a takedown but Shelby circles away.
Franco throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Shelby's waist but Shelby gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Franco off to one side.
Shelby throwing a counter right hand but Franco manages to avoid it.
Shelby bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Franco's head.
Franco fails with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Franco takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Shelby lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shelby gets in close and tags Franco with a short punch that almost sends Franco to the mat! Oh Franco is in big trouble! He turns his back on Shelby, trying to create some distance but Shelby rushes him, striking wildly and Franco goes down! The referee tackles Shelby into the cage to end the fight! Shelby is one violent man!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tommy Shelby!
S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Undercard bout


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

180 cm
25
177 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
177 cm
25
170 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Very confident

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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 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bas Van Persie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Baked Guy!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Atkins and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Guy tries a head kick but it misses.
Guy fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Guy stuns Van Persie with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Guy throws a leg kick but Van Persie moved away.
Guy shoots for a takedown but Van Persie saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Van Persie drops down looking for a counter takedown but Guy sprawls and moves away.
Guy throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Van Persie.

Guy darts in and clinches Van Persie up against the cage.

Guy breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Persie throws a leg kick that is checked
and Guy counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

Guy looking for a takedown here - he's got it.

Van Persie pushes Guy off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Guy has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Van Persie is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Van Persie is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Guy looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Guy fails with a takedown attempt.
Van Persie tries to counter with a takedown but Guy is quick to defend against it.
Bas Van Persie has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Baked Guy.
Guy thows a leg kick but Van Persie checks it
and Van Persie counters with a head kick.
Guy tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Van Persie manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Guy scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Van Persie moves out of range of the body kick from Guy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Guy moves into the clinch.
Guy with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Van Persie looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Van Persie breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Baked Guy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Guy works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Guy shoots in for a double leg but Van Persie sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A combination from Guy does no damage.
Guy shoots in looking for a takedown. Van Persie tries to sprawl out of it but Guy keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Van Persie manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
As Guy tries to get set, Van Persie tries to push him back and clinch up but Guy manages to avoid the attempt.
Guy with a lazy takedown attempt
and Van Persie counters with a series of strikes. Guy will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guy lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Guy moves in looking to clinch but Van Persie pushes him off.
Guy tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Guy steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Van Persie.

Guy darts in and clinches Van Persie up against the cage.

Van Persie has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Guy clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Guy tries to break free.
Guy rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Guy wants to get back to full guard but Van Persie has mounted him!
Guy taking shots to the head.
Van Persie punishing his opponent with strikes.
Van Persie content just to control the position here.
Van Persie pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Guy trying desperately to get to his feet.
Guy is looking to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Guy shoots and misses
and Van Persie makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Baked Guy seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Guy shoots for a takedown but Van Persie saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Van Persie is looking for a counter combo.

Guy shoots in and gets a takedown into Van Persie's guard.

Van Persie working for a triangle but Guy defends it easily.
Guy looking to pass the guard.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Persie wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Guy working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Van Persie's head.
Guy must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Van Persie has control of Guy's left arm, preventing Guy from doing any damage.
Guy pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Van Persie is keeping the position for now.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Guy controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Horrible takedown attempt by Guy or perhaps it was just good defense by Van Persie, which made it look bad.
Bas Van Persie has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Baked Guy.
Van Persie keeps the fight on the outside.

Guy fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Van Persie to the ground. Guy is now in Van Persie's guard.
Guy not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Guy is continuing to stall.
Guy wants to pass the guard but Van Persie is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guy wants to control from the top but Van Persie keeps moving.
Guy trying to move into half guard but instead Van Persie has managed to sweep!

Van Persie trying to control the position from guard on top but Guy is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Guy looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Guy has Van Persie pulled in close to control his posture.
Van Persie preventing the sweep.
Guy is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Van Persie with a flurry of punches that miss.
Guy not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
The fight stays on the outside here - Guy looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Van Persie appears to be looking for a big counter.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Baked Guy will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Guy shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Van Persie counters with a big head kick but Guy shrugs it off.
Guy throws a push kick but Van Persie slaps the foot to one side.
Guy misses with a two punch combination.

Guy has taken the fight to the clinch.
Van Persie dodges an elbow strike from Guy.

Guy breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Guy tries to clinch but Van Persie moves out of range.
Van Persie is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Guy.
Guy moves in looking to clinch but Van Persie pushes him off.

Van Persie moves into the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Persie trying to land knees to the body.

Guy pulls guard effortlessly.
Van Persie working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Guy trying to control the position here.
Van Persie postures up.
Guy is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Van Persie stopping the sweep attempt from Guy.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Van Persie accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Guy keeps the fight on the outside.
Guy wants to counter the offense by Van Persie and move into the clinch position.
Van Persie fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Guy throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Van Persie's waist but Van Persie gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Guy off to one side.
Guy tries to clinch but Van Persie is having none of it.

Van Persie gets tackled into the cage by Guy. Guy maintains the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guy slowing the pace effectively.
Van Persie tries to stall but Guy uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

Van Persie has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Guy regains guard immediately.
Guy controls Van Persie momentarily but Van Persie frees himself.
Bas Van Persie overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Guy seems keen to control Van Persie's posture.

Guy is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Guy will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Guy has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Van Persie off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Guy shoots in for a takedown but Van Persie shows good takedown defense.
Van Persie is looking to counter the offense by Guy and move into the clinch.
Bas Van Persie has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Baked Guy.
Guy shoots in and drives through. Van Persie sprawls well.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Van Persie landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Bas Van Persie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Baked Guy is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Van Persie escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

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 Bas Van Persie.
I think Guy has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 28:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 30:28
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tumleh Schmitt and Karey Fangbattle. Karey Fangbattle has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
20
180 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
185 cm
25
180 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

Viral Fightwear
Fanatic Inc. [50]

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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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tumleh Schmitt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Karey Fangbattle!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Glass and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Schmitt doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Fangbattle counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Fangbattle closes the distance and pushes Schmitt back into the cage.

Fangbattle escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Schmitt misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Fangbattle is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Schmitt fails with the takedown

and Fangbattle holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tumleh Schmitt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fangbattle on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Fangbattle's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Fangbattle pushes Schmitt up against the cage in a clinch.

Fangbattle's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fangbattle throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Schmitt appears to be looking for a big counter.
Schmitt tries to land a front kick but Fangbattle steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Schmitt takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Fangbattle forces Schmitt back against the cage and clinches.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Schmitt drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Schmitt pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Fangbattle is keeping the position for now.
Schmitt wants to control from the top but Fangbattle keeps moving.
Schmitt trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Schmitt pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Fangbattle is keeping the position for now.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Fangbattle manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.

Fangbattle escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Schmitt shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Fangbattle as he avoids it easily.
Fangbattle scores with a nice body kick.
Tumleh Schmitt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Schmitt tries to score a power double leg takedown but Fangbattle sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Schmitt somewhat.
Schmitt looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Schmitt fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Fangbattle avoids it really well and circles away.
Schmitt looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Fangbattle is fending him off so far but Schmitt persists. Nope, Fangbattle circles away and we're back to standing.
And Fangbattle tries to counter it with a takedown but Schmitt pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Schmitt dives in and grabs Fangbattle's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fangbattle pushes down on Schmitt's head and hops out.
Schmitt is breathing heavily.
Schmitt misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Fangbattle closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Fangbattle is trying to break the clinch but Schmitt is controlling him.

Fangbattle manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fangbattle clinches up against the cage.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Schmitt shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Fangbattle as he avoids it easily.
Schmitt tries for a takedown but Fangbattle sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Schmitt is trying hard to land a takedown here. Fangbattle sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Schmitt takes one to the side of the head.
Fangbattle throws a head kick that misses.
Fangbattle feints a jab promting Schmitt to slip. Fangbattle then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Schmitt slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Schmitt misses with a takedown
and Fangbattle counters with a nice body shot.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Fangbattle is trying to break free.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Schmitt drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Fangbattle wants to break the clinch but can't.
Schmitt jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Fangbattle walks away with a smile on his face. Schmitt gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Schmitt misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Fangbattle moves into range and clinches up with Schmitt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.
Schmitt blocks a head kick by Fangbattle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Schmitt drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Fangbattle wants to stand but Schmitt is controlling the position.
Fangbattle avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

Fangbattle manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.

Schmitt's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Schmitt throws a lazy head kick

and Fangbattle counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Fangbattle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Schmitt trying to keep a closed guard but Fangbattle is proving a slippery customer.

Fangbattle decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Schmitt shoots in for a takedown but Fangbattle shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Fangbattle has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fangbattle wants to break the clinch but can't.
Fangbattle tries to circle away but Schmitt has him pinned against the cage.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Schmitt closes this distance looking for a takedown but Fangbattle circles away.
Fangbattle wants to counter the offense by Schmitt and move into the clinch position.
Fangbattle stuffs the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tumleh Schmitt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Fangbattle clinches with his opponent.

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.
Tumleh Schmitt is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Fangbattle throws a head kick but Schmitt moves out of range.
A solid body kick from Fangbattle.
Karey Fangbattle is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Schmitt has a takedown stuffed.
Fangbattle is looking for the big counter here.
Schmitt showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Fangbattle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Schmitt shoots in but Fangbattle avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Fangbattle has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Schmitt dives in and grabs Fangbattle's left leg, looking for a takedown. Fangbattle pushes down on Schmitt's head and hops out.
Fangbattle is looking for the big counter here.
Fangbattle rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Schmitt moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Schmitt misses with a takedown
and Fangbattle cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Schmitt throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Fangbattle's waist but Fangbattle gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Schmitt off to one side.
Karey Fangbattle seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Fangbattle has managed to clinch.
Schmitt tries to pull guard but Fangbattle holds him up against the cage and eventually Schmitt drops back down to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schmitt keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Fangbattle's efforts to push away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fangbattle is trying to break the clinch but Schmitt is controlling him.
Fangbattle can't break the clinch.
Fangbattle is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Schmitt is keeping busy.
Fangbattle wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Schmitt has him pressed against the cage.
Schmitt has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Fangbattle is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.
Fangbattle stuffs the takedown.

Schmitt gets the takedown into side control.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fangbattle is looking to get back to his feet here but Schmitt is keeping cool and he's managed to take Fangbattle's back.
Schmitt wants to control but Fangbattle is keeping busy.
Schmitt has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Fangbattle's body.

Fangbattle is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karey Fangbattle showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Schmitt's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Schmitt shoots for a takedown but Fangbattle saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Schmitt shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Fangbattle keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Fangbattle feints a counter leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tumleh Schmitt. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Fangbattle moves into the clinch successfully.
Schmitt wants to take the fight to the mat but Fangbattle manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

Fangbattle escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Schmitt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Fangbattle darts in and clinches Schmitt up against the cage.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fangbattle displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Schmitt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fangbattle throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Schmitt's head.
Fangbattle throws a shot to the body.
Fangbattle scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

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

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

Fangbattle has managed to clinch.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Schmitt moves out of range of the body kick from Fangbattle.
Schmitt went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Schmitt is trying hard to land a takedown here. Fangbattle sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Fangbattle is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Schmitt shoots in looking for a takedown. Fangbattle tries to sprawl out of it but Schmitt keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Fangbattle manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Schmitt throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Fangbattle's waist but Fangbattle gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Schmitt off to one side.

Fangbattle closes the distance and clinches.
Fangbattle wants to get back to striking at distance but Schmitt won't allow it.
Schmitt is looking for a takedown.

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Fangbattle closes the distance and pushes Schmitt back into the cage.
Schmitt goes for a takedown in the clinch but Fangbattle prevents it.

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.

Schmitt changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Fangbattle looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Schmitt trying to control the action but Fangbattle is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Schmitt decides to stand up, so the ref orders Fangbattle to his feet.

Schmitt has closed the distance and engaged Fangbattle in a clinch.

Fangbattle breaks from the clinch.

Fangbattle closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Fangbattle controlling the action here for a moment.
Schmitt fails to pull guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Fangbattle breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Schmitt misses with a takedown attempt - Fangbattle sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Schmitt shoots and misses
and Fangbattle counters with a one-two to the body.
Schmitt shoots in looking for a takedown but Fangbattle manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Schmitt's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Fangbattle throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Schmitt looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Fangbattle is fending him off so far but Schmitt persists. Nope, Fangbattle circles away and we're back to standing.
Fangbattle fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Schmitt tries to clinch there but Fangbattle circles away.

Fangbattle clinches with his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Schmitt throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Glass scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karey Fangbattle!
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between LaMarcus Diaz and Pearse Mullen. Pearse Mullen has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

184 cm
22
179 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
170 cm
21
170 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, LaMarcus Diaz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Pearse Mullen!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diaz scores with a shot to the body.
Mullen lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

It looks like LaMarcus Diaz has been cut.
Mullen misses with a head kick.
Mullen throws a left and a right that both miss
and Diaz counters with a straight right hand.
Mullen throws a right and a left that Diaz avoids nicely.
Diaz lands with a straight right. Mullen didn't see that one coming.
Mullen looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Diaz lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Pearse Mullen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mullen goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diaz blocks a head kick by Mullen.
Mullen fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
A shot to the liver by Diaz. Beautiful body shot.
Mullen dives in and grabs Diaz's left leg, looking for a takedown. Diaz pushes down on Mullen's head and hops out.
Mullen shoots in but Diaz avoids the takedown attempt easily.
LaMarcus Diaz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pearse Mullen.
A punch lands to the side of Mullen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mullen throws a leg kick but Diaz sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diaz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mullen takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Diaz connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A left and a right from Diaz both land. Nice combination.
Diaz moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Diaz!
Mullen needs to keep his hands up - Diaz had a free shot at his head there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mullen throws the kick towards the body but Diaz avoids it.
Mullen shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Diaz counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mullen looks winded!
Diaz misses with a double jab.
Diaz rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Mullen moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
As Diaz backs off Mullen throws a huge counter combo but Diaz manages to avoid it all.
Diaz misses with a two punch combination.
Mullen feints the counter takedown.
Mullen slips a jab and a cross from Diaz.
Mullen misses with an uppercut
and Diaz counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diaz ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diaz connects with a jab.
Mullen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
LaMarcus Diaz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mullen on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Mullen lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Diaz avoids a punch combination nicely.
Diaz misses with a jab, cross combination.
Diaz is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Diaz leaves Mullen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Diaz swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Mullen throws a right and a left that Diaz avoids nicely.
Nice jab there from Diaz.
Mullen thows a leg kick but Diaz checks it
and Diaz counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Diaz lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mullen shoots and misses
and Diaz counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Diaz lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Diaz stalks Mullen and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Mullen's face. Mullen staggers backwards, shaken.
Diaz feints a jab promting Mullen to slip. Diaz then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Mullen slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Mullen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diaz counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Mullen wants to clinch
and Diaz counters with a series of strikes. Mullen will be more careful next time no doubt.
Diaz is working the combinations to good effect here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mullen goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diaz dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diaz scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Diaz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Mullen connects with a leg kick. Diaz looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Mullen swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Diaz to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch combination from Mullen misses.
Mullen is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Diaz.
Mullen tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Diaz defends well and Mullen ends up having to push Diaz into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Diaz displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Diaz fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mullen swinging wildly here.
Mullen tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Diaz defends well and Mullen ends up having to push Diaz into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Mullen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Diaz.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Mullen shoots in for a double leg but Diaz sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Mullen drops his hands momentarily and Diaz takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Diaz looks to land a combination but Mullen avoids it well.
Diaz fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mullen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diaz looks to land a combination. Mullen sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Diaz stuns Mullen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
LaMarcus Diaz is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A left and a right from Mullen both land. Nice combination.
Mullen lands a nice looking kick to the body. Diaz takes a step back to recover.
Diaz circles away from the clinch attempt.
Diaz connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Mullen dodges the punch combination from Diaz.
Diaz is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Mullen fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mullen doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Diaz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
LaMarcus Diaz is winning the standup battle so far.
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!
Diaz scores with a body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Diaz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Mullen tries to clinch but Diaz is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz lands a jab-cross combination.
Diaz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mullen looks to throw the jab but Diaz is out of range.
Diaz fails to land with a series of punches.
Diaz misses with a series of wild punches.
Mullen shoots in but no luck this time.
Mullen swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mullen tries to clinch up.
A punch lands to the side of Mullen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mullen throws a left and a right that both miss
and Diaz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mullen tries to clinch up.
Mullen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diaz defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Mullen.
LaMarcus Diaz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pearse Mullen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diaz misses with a series of wild punches.
Diaz scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
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!
Diaz moves out of range of the body kick.
Diaz swinging wildly here.
Mullen throws a series of punches but Diaz moves out of range.
Diaz lands a jab to the nose.
Diaz avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diaz throws a good cross that connects.
Diaz swinging wildly here.
Mullen takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diaz tries to keep at a distance but Mullen has taken the fight into the clinch.
I was talking to Diaz's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Diaz has had enough of the clinch but Mullen keeps him there for the moment.

Mullen breaks the clinch.
Diaz's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Diaz duly obliges.
Diaz misses with the combination.
Mullen misses with a series of wild punches.
Mullen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diaz counters with a straight right hand.
Diaz is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Diaz shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Mullen eats them both and turns towards Diaz to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Mullen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diaz swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mullen throws a series of strikes that have Diaz backpedaling.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diaz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Diaz keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Mullen.
Mullen is trying desperately to land a takedown but Diaz is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Mullen.
Mullen throws a right and a left that Diaz avoids nicely.
Mullen takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diaz displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Mullen.
Diaz stuns Mullen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diaz swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diaz, as that shot connected.
Diaz lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Diaz connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
No joy there for Mullen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

LaMarcus Diaz dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on LaMarcus Diaz's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Diaz works Mullen's body with a nice hook.
Mullen is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Mullen fails with an attempt to clinch.
Diaz rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Mullen moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sloppy strikes from Diaz. Those never looked like landing.

Mullen dives in and scores a takedown into Diaz's guard.
Mullen throws a big elbow that misses.
Mullen throwing strikes but missing.

Diaz manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Mullen trying to stall but Diaz improves his position.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Mullen slowing the pace effectively.
Mullen misses with a knee to the head.
Mullen can't find room to land a body shot as Diaz controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Mullen has him pressed against the cage.
Diaz is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Mullen is trying to pull guard but Diaz has him pressed against the cage.
Mullen has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Diaz is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Mullen is looking for a takedown.
LaMarcus Diaz has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pearse Mullen.
Mullen has Diaz pressed against the cage, preventing Diaz from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Mullen manages to break the clinch.
Diaz ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Diaz scores with a shot to the body.
Diaz jabs at Mullen's body.
Mullen takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Mullen avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diaz scores with a body shot.
Diaz moves into range and connects with a jab.
Mullen lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Diaz lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mullen misses with a takedown attempt
and Diaz counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Diaz works Mullen's body with a nice hook.
Mullen takes one on the button.
Diaz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Mullen scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Diaz tries to bum rush Mullen with a series of wild strikes but Mullen uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Mullen tries to clinch up but Diaz circles away and keeps his distance.
Mullen closes this distance looking for a takedown but Diaz circles away.
Diaz is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz jabs Mullen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A punch lands to the side of Mullen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mullen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Mullen with a poor takedown
and Diaz connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Diaz lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Mullen fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Diaz avoids it really well and circles away.
Diaz jabs Mullen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Diaz stuffs the takedown.
Diaz scores with a hook.
Pearse Mullen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diaz scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Mullen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diaz lands a jab-cross combination.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Mullen, right into the meat.
Diaz slips a jab and a cross from Mullen.
Mullen misses with a double jab
and Diaz makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Diaz lands with a shot to the body.
Mullen has his takedown stuffed
and Diaz counters with a stiff right hand.
Mullen throws a right hand that misses
and Diaz makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Diaz pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Mullen back to the cage. Diaz follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
LaMarcus Diaz is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Mullen throws a leg kick but Diaz sees it coming and checks it nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
LaMarcus Diaz showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Diaz, 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 Gold scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... LaMarcus Diaz!

LaMarcus Diaz took his opportunity to call for a title shot in his post fight interview.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
83%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jake Ryder and John Conley. Ryder comes to the cage accompanied by hard bass. John Conley will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

180 cm
23
180 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
185 cm
23
171 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Purple Belt
Good kicks
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jake Ryder!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Conley!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Glass and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ryder fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Despite the aggression on Conley's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Conley throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ryder was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

Conley closes the distance and pushes Ryder back into the cage.
Conley is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Ryder is keeping busy.
Ryder lands an elbow that stopped Conley in his tracks for a moment.
Conley blocks a body shot from Ryder.
Conley is trying to pull guard but Ryder has him pressed against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Conley wants to stall.

Ryder breaks the clinch.
Ryder stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Ryder wants it to stay on the feet.
Ryder went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conley with a poor takedown

and Ryder counters by moving into the clinch.
Jake Ryder has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Conley.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Ryder.

Ryder breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Ryder throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Conley was covering up waiting for the punch and Ryder finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Ryder wants to control from the top but Conley keeps moving.

Conley looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Conley pushes Ryder off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Conley breaks the clinch.
Ryder goes for a double leg but Conley avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Conley continues to drive forward.
Conley shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Ryder sprawls well. Ryder wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Conley gets slowly back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ryder keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Ryder darts in looking for a takedown but Conley gets double underhooks and turns Ryder into the cage.
Ryder shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Conley sprawls well. Conley wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Ryder gets slowly back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Conley drives through and clinches with Ryder against the cage.
Conley fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Ryder holding his opponent close, against the cage.

Conley's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Conley looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Ryder is fending him off so far but Conley persists. Nope, Ryder circles away and we're back to standing.
Ryder has a takedown stuffed.
Ryder sets himself, and Conley steps forward looking for the clinch! Ryder avoids it this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Conley fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Conley throws a series of punches but Ryder avoids them all with ease.

Conley pushes Ryder up against the cage in a clinch.
Ryder prevents a takedown attempt there.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Conley.
Conley looking to slow down the pace here.

Conley breaks from the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Conley misses with a takedown
and Ryder counters with a three punch combo that has Conley backing up. Conley nods at Ryder to acknowledge the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but John Conley will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.



Conley closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Ryder gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Conley is adopting a defensive guard.
Conley tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ryder has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Conley thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Ryder postures up in Conley's guard and throws a big left but Conley blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ryder postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Conley controlling Ryder's posture.
Ryder won't allow Conley to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conley being controlled here, momentarily.

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

Conley forces Ryder back against the cage and clinches.
Ryder manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Ryder.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Ryder for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Conley wants to take the fight to the mat but Ryder manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

Ryder's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Conley throws a combination that misses

and Ryder moves into the clinch.

Conley breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Ryder moves into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Ryder.

Ryder escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

Conley clinches up against the cage.

Conley breaks from the clinch.
Conley fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Ryder wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Conley shoots in but no luck this time.
Jake Ryder has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Conley.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Conley closes the distance and pushes Ryder back into the cage.

Ryder breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
John Conley seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Conley takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Conley scores with a jab to the body.
Conley shoots in for a takedown but Ryder shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Ryder dives in and scores a takedown into Conley's guard.
Conley not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Conley is controlling Ryder's posture.
Conley not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Ryder stands up and waves to Conley to follow him.

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

Conley makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Conley lands a jab-cross combination.

Conley clinches up with Ryder and pushes him back against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

Ryder breaks from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but John Conley will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!



Conley rushes Ryder and presses him up against the cage.

Conley's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Ryder looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Ryder looks for a takedown but Conley sprawls well.

Conley closes the distance and clinches.
Conley tries for a takedown. No joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ryder tries for a takedown. No joy.
Ryder blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Conley tries to pull guard but Ryder won't allow it.
Ryder content to slow the pace in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Ryder has picked Conley up - he's going for a ride! Ryder dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Conley is looking for a sweep. Ryder is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Ryder wants to lay and pray for a moment but Conley keeps working.

Ryder is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Conley is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Conley looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Conley is looking to improve his position.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Ryder trying to control from half guard but Conley is working away.
Conley taking some punishment here, with Ryder in his half guard.
Conley is looking for a sweep. Ryder is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Ryder takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Conley wants to get back to his feet.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Conley throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Ryder's waist but Ryder gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Conley off to one side.
Jake Ryder has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Conley.
Ryder tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Conley swivels and escapes.

Ryder moves into the clinch.

Conley breaks from the clinch.
Ryder closes the distance and clinches up with Conley, looking for a takedown. Ryder pushes Conley against the cage but Conley circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Conley uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ryder.
Nice takedown defense from Ryder. No joy for Conley on that attempt.

Ryder shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Conley is trying to control but Ryder manages to pass to mount!
Jake Ryder has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
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.
Conley tries to lock up and control but Ryder gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Conley is working to get back to half guard.
Ryder scores with a couple of good head shots there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ryder prevents Conley from getting the reversal.
Conley wants to control but Ryder is having none of it.
John Conley is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Ryder punishing his opponent with strikes.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 29:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... John Conley!

Jake Ryder spoke after the fight, saying 'I had a great fight, I lost but it was a great fight, I will learn from this and grow, thank you.'.
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RATING
39%

 

Undercard bout


Adam Easten really struggled with his weight cut for this fight. After coming in at 212.2, he had two hours to cut the additional weight. He was unable to do so and as a result, his fight with Tony Malone was cancelled.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Uber San and Mike Kane. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

169 cm
26
140 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
190 cm
21
135 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Dangerous GnP
Solid Muay Thai
Good chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Intelligent

King of Clothes

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Uber San!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mike Kane!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Paul Tew and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sloppy strikes from Kane. Those never looked like landing.
Kane falls off balance throwing a combination

and San counters by moving into the clinch.
Kane is trying to push San away but San has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
San jumps guard but Kane turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
San prevents Kane from breaking the clinch.
Kane tries to circle away but San has him pinned against the cage.
San has Kane pressed against the cage, preventing Kane from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Kane wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but San has him pressed against the cage.
Kane stops a takedown attempt from San.
Kane has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

San gets control of Kane's arms and successfully pulls guard. San will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
San is controlling Kane's posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
San trying to keep a closed guard but Kane is proving a slippery customer.
San wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
San on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if San tries to get out of the position.
San 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.
San is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kane postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kane is looking to work some ground and pound but San has wrist control.
San looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kane is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
San will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
San tries to land a sweep but no joy.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as San holds on and takes a little breather.
Kane throwing strikes from guard but San blocks nicely.
Kane throwing strikes from guard but San blocks nicely.
Kane preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kane postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kane is looking to stand up but San won't let him.
San has his hands on Kane's head, controlling the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Kane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but San circles away quickly and effectively.

San closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Kane to the mat! Kane manages to get full guard.
Kane is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst San is controlling him.
Kane keeping moving, preventing San from controlling successfully.
San lands a couple of digs.
San scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
San is in close to Kane's body, working some short punches and elbows.
San lands a couple of elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
San lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
San postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

Kane is rocked!
Kane is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Kane is still in real trouble! Can San finish him?
San scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
San scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
San lands a couple of digs.
San content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
San engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
San with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
San is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
San postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
San seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
We've been informed that Kane has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
San chips away with some ground and pound.
San engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Kane seems to have recovered his senses.
San stands up over Kane, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Kane keeping moving, preventing San from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
San content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
San prevents Kane from getting back to his feet.
San pushing down on Kane's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Uber San dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



San has managed to clinch.
San has Kane pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Kane manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Kane tries to circle away but San has him pinned against the cage.
San is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kane can do to turn this around?
San tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kane just stands there and leans against the cage.
San drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Kane gets the underhooks and prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Uber San. That's going to take a lot out of him.
San tries for a takedown. No joy.
Kane tries to break free but San pushes him back against the cage.

San has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Kane uses from the top position.
Kane tries to stand but San is controlling from the bottom.
San working a defensive guard here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kane has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of San is proving hard to escape from.
Kane stops San from standing up.
Kane trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
San looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kane is one step ahead there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kane postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
San might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
San 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.
San trying to keep a closed guard but Kane is proving a slippery customer.

Kane stands up and waves to San to follow him.
Kane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by San.
San lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Mike Kane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

San gets control of Kane's arms and successfully pulls guard. San will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now San is on top in guard.

Kane wants to get back to his feet but San is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
San lands a couple of digs.
San trying to control but Kane is working from the bottom.
San with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Kane thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
San is working Kane over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Kane is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Kane is trying to push San away but San has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

San ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. San no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
San has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
San lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

San working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
San seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kane looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but San puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Nice strikes from San there.
San slips a nice elbow through Kane's hands, connecting with Kane's forehead.
Kane wants to stand back up but San manages to pass into side control.
A lull in the action here as San stalls from top position.
A big shot lands for San! That's hurt Kane! Will he recover? San fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Uber San!
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RATING
40%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Joseph King and James Smith. James Smith has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
25
175 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
180 cm
25
170 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Decent elbows
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Enjoys gardening

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Joseph King!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, James Smith!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Andrew Berry and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
King throws a sloppy head kick
and Smith counters with a nice uppercut.
Joseph King seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

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

Smith is rocked!

It looks like James Smith has been cut.
King lands hard precision jab right on the jaw that stiffens Smith up and sends him tumbling to the mat! The ref grabs King from behind before he can pounce. Some folks in the crowd didn't like that stoppage, but I saw Smith's eyes roll way back in his head, he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Joseph King!
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hype
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Onni Koski and Brian Apple. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

184 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
188 cm
25
185 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Very strong
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Onni Koski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Brian Apple!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Chris Edwards and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Apple gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

Apple looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Koski!
Koski is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Apple is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Koski can't escape the position.
Apple trying to control but Koski is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Koski on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Koski tries to get out of the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Apple has hold of Koski's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Koski manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Koski can't escape the position.

Koski is flailing around, obviously not happy about being mounted. Apple locks hold of one of his arms and spins for an armbar. He's got it! Koski is forced to tap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Brian Apple!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Main event


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Dennis Wise and T-R-T Vitor. Dennis Wise had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

188 cm
26
195 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
186 cm
21
192 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Experienced
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
King of Clothes

King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Dennis Wise!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, T-R-T Vitor!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, James Atkins and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wise throws a body punch but Vitor moves out of range.
Vitor swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wise looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

It looks like Dennis Wise has been cut.
Wise misses with a body shot.
Vitor fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Wise looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vitor moves out of range of the strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wise. Vitor does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wise lands with a shot to the body.
Vitor throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wise counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like T-R-T Vitor has been cut.
Wise throws a poor cross that misses
and Vitor counters with a stiff right hand.
Wise looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Vitor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wise.
Vitor works Wise's body with a nice hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vitor tries to move into range but Wise moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wise scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vitor dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wise. That did some damage!
Vitor misses with a lunging right hand
and Wise counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wise is looking to wear down Vitor with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Wise lands a nice looking body shot.
Vitor throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Wise stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vitor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vitor is looking to slow Wise down with leg kicks.
A jab from Vitor misses.
Vitor looks to score with a jab to the body but Wise is just out of range.
Wise scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wise misses with a hook to the body
and Wise takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Wise is rocked!
Vitor flashes Wise a smile before throwing a beast of a right hand, straight down the pipe. Wise's eyes follow the hand right onto his nose, taking in it's full glory... and then darkness. Wise crumples to the floor! He's out cold! Vitor punches the air and yells at the top of his lungs - yeeeeeeeeeeah!!!! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). T-R-T Vitor!
T-R-T Vitor is the new middleweight champion!
A relieved looking T-R-T Vitor thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

 
 
 
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