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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ross Swann and Dixie Small. Ross Swann has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

179 cm
35
153 lbs
25 - 14 - 1
167 cm
31
155 lbs
18 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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 25 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ross Swann!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dixie Small!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Swann misses with a lunging right hand
and Small counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Swann thinking.
We've been informed that Small 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.
Small circles away from the clinch attempt
and Small counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Swann misses with a hook to the body
and Small connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Small with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Swann to score with a decent uppercut.
Swann tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Swann fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Swann fails with an attempt to clinch.
Ross Swann seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Small misses with a right hand
and Swann counters with a stiff right hand.

Swann gets caught flat footed, as Small shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Small controlling from the top position.
Small prevents Swann from getting back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Small is looking to work some ground and pound but Swann has wrist control.
Small throws a strike but Swann rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Swann will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Swann trying to control but Small is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Small is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Swann defends well.
Swann has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Small keeping moving, preventing Swann from controlling successfully.
Swann stays in close to Small's body and controls the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Small is looking for a triangle but Swann pushes his legs off easily.
Small working a defensive guard here.
Swann tries to free his leg and advance position but Small is retaining full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Swann got a little sloppy there for a moment and Small has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Swann has managed to get both his arms back between Small's legs - danger averted.
Small looking to control but Swann passes into half guard.
Swann is keen to just control but Small is a slippery customer.

Small with the active half guard here but Swann passes nicely into side control.
Small is trying to improve his position.
Swann controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Small is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Small makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Small.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Small is on top in guard.


Swann manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Small has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Swann avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Swann misses with the head strike.
Small has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Swann after a bit of a struggle.
Swann misses with a short punch on the inside.
Swann prevents the takedown attempt.
Ross Swann has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dixie Small.
Small blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
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 Ross Swann will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Small takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Swann lands with a slapping head kick.
Small throws a hook but Swann blocks it.
Small looks to land a combination but Swann avoids it well.
Swann is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Swann uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Small.
Small cracks a nice hook into Swann's ribs.
Small clobbers Swann with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Swann on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Swann keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Small.
Nice shot lands for Small.
Swann takes a swing at Small's ribcage but misses.
Small throws a looping overhand right but Swann ducks down to avoid it.
Swann throws a hook but Small avoids it easily.
Small feints the counter takedown.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Swann thows a left - swing and a miss!
Small missing with a left hand there. Swann was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dixie Small seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Swann throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Small displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Swann throws out the jab.

Swann clinches up with Small and pushes him back against the cage.
Swann gets underhooks to prevent Small's takedown attempt.
Small blocks an uppercut.
Swann misses with the head strike.
Swann lands a body shot in the clinch.
Small is looking to take this one to the mat.
Swann lands a right hand that snaps the head of Small backwards.
Small misses with a punch to the body.
Swann misses with some punches.
Swann lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Small backwards.
Swann misses with a short punch on the inside.
Small can't get the takedown.
Ross Swann has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dixie Small.

Small turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!

Swann bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Small moves out of range of the leg kick from Swann.
Small swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Swann steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Small.
Swann turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nice sprawl there from Swann as Small shoots in.
Small uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Swann.
Swann throws a solid leg kick but Small takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Swann.
Small with a poor takedown
and Swann counters with a two punch combo.
Swann is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Small can do to turn this around?
Small throws an off balance right hand
and Small takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Swann tries to close the distance and clinch but Small swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Small 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.
Small on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Small misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Swann counters with a one-two to the body.
A combination from Small does no damage.
Swann lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A nice inside leg kick there by Swann. That's going to slow Small down.

Swann gets tackled into the cage by Small. Small maintains the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Small lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Small is looking for a takedown.
Swann doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Swann goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Small looking for a takedown.

Small lands a takedown into guard.
Small postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Swann is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Small is controlling him.
Swann keeping moving, preventing Small from controlling successfully.
Small throwing strikes but missing.
Small lands a couple of digs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Swann pulls Small in close to his closed guard and prevents Small from doing any damage or advancing position.
Small connects with a couple of short punches.
Small stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Swann swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Swann working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Small.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Small accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Small trying to control but Swann is working from the bottom.
Small throws a big elbow that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ross Swann dominated that second round.
That's time! Swann's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Swann tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Swann swings for the body but Small moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Small on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Small tries for a takedown but Swann sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Small takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Small is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Swann.
Small on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Swann. Swann obviously looking to wear him down.

Swann drives through and clinches with Small against the cage.
Swann works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

Small has clasped his hands together around Swann's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Swann parries the strikes from Small easily there. Small is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Swann to escape.
Small lands an elbow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Small looks up at the clock and then as Swann takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Small smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Swann is not content to let Small control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Small landing strikes.
Swann is looking for a sweep.
Small creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Small throws a strike aimed at the side of Swann's head but Swann avoids it well.
Small working the ground and pound from side control.
Small laying and praying for a moment but Swann takes advantage and regains half guard.
Swann is looking to escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Small is looking to take a break and control but Swann is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Small throws a strike but Swann avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Small postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Small throws a big right hand that misses.
Swann preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Small throws a strike but Swann rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Swann controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

Small is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Swann is aware though and is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Small trying to keep a closed guard but Swann is proving a slippery customer.
Small can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Swann controls the pace.
Small wants to control but Swann passes easily into half guard.
Small is looking to improve his position.
Dixie Small has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Swann missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's four 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.
Swann seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Small does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Dixie Small has got the better of the ground game so far.
Small trying to control here.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Swann tries to score with a low kick but Small moves his leg out of the way.
Small dives in for a single leg takedown but Swann sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Small moves in looking to clinch but Swann pushes him off.
Small swings for the body but Swann moves out of range.

Small tries to keep at a distance but Swann has taken the fight into the clinch.
Swann swings wildly with an uppercut but Small uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Small lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Small tries to score a body lock takedown but Swann shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Ross Swann has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dixie Small.
Small scores with a shot to the side of Swann's 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 Ross Swann.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Swann, 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ross Swann!

During a confident post fight interview, Ross Swann thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Dixie Small was interviewed post fight and said 'It was a good win, but nevertheless, I'll still be bringing home my opponent's girl . Don't feel left out man. And as usual, we'll be making a pov video for all you fans out there. Sayonara'.
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RATING
47%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anders Funk and Jack Shaw. Shaw has chosen Family Force 5 - Chainsaw as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

184 cm
28
205 lbs
13 - 6 - 2
191 cm
35
214 lbs
25 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Anders Funk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jack Shaw!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shaw moves out of range of the strikes.
Shaw moves out of range as Funk throws a body kick.
Funk has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Funk throws the left hand but Shaw avoids the punch easily.
Funk slips a straight right by Shaw.
Funk was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Funk with a jab.
Funk tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Shaw tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Funk lands a really nice looking cross but Shaw seems unphased.
Shaw misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Funk blocks a jab.
Funk throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Shaw counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Funk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Funk connects with a body shot.
Shaw uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Funk.
Decent striking displayed by Shaw there.
Shaw just misses with a punch to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Funk misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Funk lands a jab to the head.
Jack Shaw seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Funk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Funk tried to counter with a leg kick but Shaw avoided it.
Funk misses the jab.
Shaw throws a jab but it's blocked by Funk.
Shaw throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Funk wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Shaw lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Funk at a distance.
Shaw misses with a body shot.
Funk connects with a nice looking jab.
Shaw misses with a double jab
and Funk counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Funk throws a body punch but Shaw moves out of range.
Funk misses with a straight right.
Shaw appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Funk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Funk throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Shaw stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Shaw throws a low kick but it's checked well by Funk.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Shaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Funk missing with a left hand there. Shaw was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Funk connects with a leg kick. Shaw looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Funk lands a leg kick that knocks Shaw off balance momentarily.
Shaw tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shaw takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Funk takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Shaw misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Funk.
It looked like Funk was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Shaw.
Shaw blocks the body kick.
Funk throws a lazy right hand but Shaw sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Despite the aggression on Shaw's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Shaw lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Funk connects with a body shot that sends Shaw's belly button to the back.
Shaw lands a nice shot that snaps Funk's head back.
Shaw throws a leg kick that is checked
and Funk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Funk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shaw ducks under a wild hook from Funk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shaw throws a nice inside leg kick.
Funk has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Funk there as he acknowledges the shot.
Shaw fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Shaw fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Funk manages to avoid it.
Funk tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Shaw is able to avoid easily.
Shaw feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Funk's calf.
Shaw displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Funk throws out the jab.
Shaw loads up on a big right hand but Funk slips the punch.
Nice uppercut there from Shaw.
A lazy left from Funk finds it's target.
A punch lands to the side of Funk 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Shaw misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Shaw avoids a kick to the body.
Shaw throws a jab but it's blocked by Funk.
Shaw throws a sloppy head kick and Funk moves out of range easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good shot there by Shaw.
Funk scores with a nice right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice combination there by Shaw.
Funk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Shaw misses with a hook.
Funk throws a body shot but no joy.
Funk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shaw scores with a jab.
Shaw throws a series of punches but Funk moves out of range.
Funk cracks Shaw with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Shaw swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shaw fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Funk misses with a double jab.
Shaw misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Funk.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shaw uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Funk.
Funk is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Funk connects with a good right hand that stumbles Shaw. Shaw circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Funk throws a shot from downtown. Shaw moves away and avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Jack Shaw will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Funk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Funk swings for the body but Shaw moves out of range.
Funk throws an overhand right that lands on Shaw's shoulder, as Shaw tries to avoid the shot.
Funk connects with a good right hand that stumbles Shaw. Shaw circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Shaw finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Good leg kick by Funk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Funk moves out of range of the strikes.
Funk appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Funk misses with a straight right.
Funk looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A solid leg kick lands there for Funk.
Funk moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shaw cracks the inside of Funk's front leg.
Shaw scores with a hook.
A decent looking cross lands there for Funk.
Funk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Funk takes a kick to the side of the head.
Funk connects with a right hand. Shaw shakes it off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Funk ducks under a wild hook from Shaw.
Shaw's jab looks to have found its range, popping Funk under the eye.
Funk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Shaw has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Shaw moves out of range of the body kick from Funk.
Shaw just misses with a punch to the body.
Funk throws the kick towards the body but Shaw avoids it.
Shaw thows a left - swing and a miss!
Shaw has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Funk lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Shaw walks into a straight right hand from Funk.
Funk throws a shot from downtown. Shaw moves away and avoids it.
A little jabbing left from Shaw on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Funk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Funk misses with a low kick as Shaw jumps back.
Shaw lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A low kick from Funk misses
and Shaw counters with a slapping leg kick.
Funk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Shaw throws a looping overhand right but Funk ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Funk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Anders Funk is winning the standup battle so far.
Shaw closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Funk connects with a looping right hand.
Funk throws a poor cross that misses
and Shaw counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Funk throws a looping overhand right but Shaw ducks down to avoid it.
Shaw ducks under a wild hook from Funk.
A shot to the body from Shaw misses
and Funk counters with a body kick.
Shaw wants to land a leg kick but Funk is out of range.
Shaw throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Funk.
Funk is looking to counter with a body kick.
Shaw throws a chopping leg kick but Funk manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Funk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Shaw looks to score with a jab to the body but Funk is just out of range.
Funk scores with a kick to the body.
Shaw is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Funk throws a chopping leg kick but Shaw manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Shaw shapes to counter with a head kick.
Shaw moves away from the strike by Funk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Funk has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Funk looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Shaw takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Shaw is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Funk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shaw.
Shaw ducks right into an uppercut from Funk.
Funk misses with a hook. Shaw ducked under it nicely.
Shaw cracks Funk with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Shaw misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Funk.
Funk misses with a wild body shot.
Funk misses with a straight right.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Shaw throws a series of punches but Funk avoids them all with ease.
Shaw checks a leg kick.
Shaw misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Funk.
Shaw lands a nice looking body shot.

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!
Funk avoids a punch combination nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Funk. Shaw does a little dance to reset his feet.
Shaw swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Shaw attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Shaw connects with a high kick.
A head kick misses from Funk.
Shaw with a hook.
Funk staying out of range there.
Funk seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
A jab from Funk does it's job there.
Funk scores with a head kick.
Funk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Funk swings for the body but Shaw moves out of range.
Funk misses with a straight right.
Funk just misses with a punch to the body.
Shaw lands with a hook. Funk tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shaw tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Funk was well out of range. Poor timing from Shaw.
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 Anders Funk will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Shaw throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Funk misses with a low kick as Shaw jumps back.
Funk stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Shaw.
A solid leg kick lands there for Funk.
Funk throws a hook but Shaw avoids it easily.
Funk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Funk throws a hook to the side of Shaw's head but Shaw sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shaw connects with a jab.
A slow jab from Shaw misses its intended target.
Shaw throws a series of strikes that have Funk backpedaling.
Funk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Shaw was well out of range. Poor timing from Funk.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Funk throws a series of punches but Shaw avoids them all with ease.
Shaw works the jab nicely.
Funk throws out a loose jab but Shaw uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Funk misses the body punch
and Shaw counters with a straight right hand.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Shaw!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Shaw.
Funk appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Funk waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Shaw.
Shaw thumps Funk with a low kick.
Funk rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Shaw moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Shaw cracks Funk with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Funk throws a predictable looking body shot
and Shaw cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Funk misses with a looping left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Shaw. Funk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Shaw swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Funk.
Shaw ducks right into an uppercut from Funk.
Shaw scores with a sloppy right hand. Funk should have avoided that one.
Funk swinging wildly here.
Funk waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Shaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Funk misses the shot to the body.
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!
Funk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shaw moves away.
Funk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shaw sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Shaw, as that shot connected.
Funk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shaw.
Funk is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Shaw misses the target.
Funk throws out a loose jab but Shaw uses good head movement to avoid it.
Funk is looking to slow Shaw down with leg kicks.
Funk delivers a nice body kick.
Funk misses with a body shot.
Funk throws a head kick that misses.
Funk misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Shaw connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Shaw avoids a kick to the body.
Shaw blocks a low kick nicely.
Funk is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Shaw misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Funk takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Funk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Shaw, as that shot connected.
Funk misses with a two punch combination.
Funk is looking to score with low kicks.
Funk throws a lazy right hand but Shaw sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shaw appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A big right from Funk misses.
Shaw waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Funk.
Funk wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A jab from Shaw finds it's way through Funk's defenses.
Shaw misses with a looping left.
Shaw scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Shaw tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Funk misses with a straight left.
Funk scores with a leg kick.
Funk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shaw.
Shaw's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Funk.
The fighters circling - Shaw throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Funk looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Funk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Funk lands a jab.
Shaw blocks the body kick.
Shaw swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Good exchange - Shaw coming out on top.
Funk uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shaw.
An attempted straight right counter from Funk misses the target.
Funk throws an off balance right hand
and Shaw cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Funk lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Shaw has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Shaw and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Funk throws a poor cross that misses
and Shaw makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Funk blocks a head kick by Shaw.
Shaw has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Funk finds it's way round the side to connect with Shaw's head.
Funk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Shaw slips under a jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jack Shaw comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Shaw 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jack Shaw!

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


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mentor Guruland and Scotty Bennet. 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.

188 cm
31
187 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
191 cm
42
187 lbs
51 - 24 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

IniTech Nutrition
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mentor Guruland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 51 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Scotty Bennet!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bennet misses with a hook. Guruland ducked under it nicely.
Bennet fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Guruland looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Bennet misses the shot to the body.
Guruland throws a leg kick but Bennet sees it coming and moves out of range.
Bennet throws a jab when Guruland was well out of range.
Bennet throws a shot to the body.
Guruland missing with a left hand there. Bennet was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Guruland misses with a hook.
Guruland throws a body punch but Bennet moves out of range.
Bennet throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Guruland throws out a loose jab but Bennet uses good head movement to avoid it.
Guruland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Guruland dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bennet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guruland.
Bennet connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bennet swings for the body but Guruland moves out of range.
Bennet is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Guruland rather than just go for the knockout.
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!
Bennet smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bennet misses the jab.
Bennet misses the shot to the body.
Guruland fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bennet just manages to avoid it.
Guruland tries to bum rush Bennet with a series of wild strikes but Bennet uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Guruland throws a shot to the body.
Guruland throws out a loose jab but Bennet uses good head movement to avoid it.
Guruland has been working on his boxing with his coaches at LOD Gym of the Gods in the buildup to the fight.
Bennet throws a hook but Guruland avoids it easily.
Guruland misses the shot to the body.
Bennet ducks under a wild hook from Guruland.
Guruland misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bennet.
Bennet swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Guruland scores with a one two! Bennet had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Bennet throws out a loose jab but Guruland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bennet ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Guruland throws a hook but Bennet blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bennet. Guruland does a little dance to reset his feet.
Guruland defending well as Bennet loads up on a big left hand.
Bennet fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Guruland manages to avoid it.
Guruland ducks under a wild hook from Bennet.
Bennet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guruland.
Guruland is looking to counter punch.
Guruland keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bennet takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Scotty Bennet seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bennet misses the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice combination there by Guruland.
Guruland waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bennet.
Bennet lands with a good body shot.
Guruland staying out of range there.
Bennet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guruland.
Guruland throws a jab but it's blocked by Bennet.
Bennet tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Guruland was well out of range. Poor timing from Bennet.
Guruland takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Bennet throws the left hand but Guruland avoids the punch easily.
Bennet rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Guruland counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bennet thinking.
Guruland lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Guruland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Guruland takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Guruland takes one to the side of the head.
Guruland is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Guruland!
Guruland lands with a shot to the body.
Bennet dips to his left and cracks Guruland with an uppercut!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guruland throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bennet misses with a right hand
and Guruland counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Guruland misses with a wild body shot.
Bennet throws a body shot but no joy.

Oh, that's a big right hand from Guruland and Bennet goes tumbling to the canvas! Guruland follows him to the ground and looks to finish from half guard.

Bennet is rocked!

Guruland is looking for a kimura but Bennet is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Guruland to get the leverage.
Bennet is still in real trouble! Can Guruland finish him?
Guruland performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Bennet controlling the position for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bennet is looking for a sweep. Guruland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Bennet seems to have recovered his senses.
Bennet is not content to let Guruland control the position.
Guruland is pressing down on Bennet's thigh, looking to free his foot. Bennet is holding on for now.
Guruland trying to control the action but Bennet is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Guruland is working for a kimura but Bennet is defending it quite comfortably.
Guruland prevents Bennet from improving his position.
Bennet keeps trying to improve his position.
Bennet wants to control but Guruland is keeping busy.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Bennet is looking for a sweep. Guruland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Guruland is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Bennet trying to control but Guruland postures up.
Bennet is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Guruland takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Bennet bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bennet scores with a body shot.
Guruland uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bennet.
Guruland lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Guruland.
Guruland takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Guruland moves out of range of the strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Guruland misses the target.
Bennet misses with a straight right.
Guruland was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bennet lands a jab to Guruland's midsection.
Bennet misses the shot to the body.
Guruland appears to be looking for a big counter.
Mentor Guruland is winning the standup battle so far.
Guruland connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bennet. Bennet circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bennet uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Guruland.
Bennet tests Guruland's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bennet throws a body shot but no joy.
Bennet cracks Guruland with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Guruland avoids the body shot from Bennet.
Guruland looks to score with a jab to the body but Bennet is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Guruland avoids the body shot from Bennet.
Bennet connects with the punch.
Bennet looks to land a left hand but Guruland moved out of range nicely.
Guruland looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bennet takes a swing at Guruland's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Guruland was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bennet.
Bennet throws a sloppy body shot
and Guruland counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Guruland avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bennet throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Guruland dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bennet. That did some damage!
Guruland walks into a jab.
Bennet throws a body punch but Guruland moves out of range.
Guruland misses with a hook. Bennet ducked under it nicely.
Bennet misses the jab.
Bennet takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Guruland displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bennet throws out the jab.
Nice straight punches there by Guruland. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Guruland.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bennet throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Guruland on the side of the head.
Bennet misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Guruland connects with a right hand. Bennet shakes it off.
Guruland swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bennet on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Guruland throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Guruland lands with an uppercut that bounces Bennet off the cage and back into range.
Bennet fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Guruland manages to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Bennet - just one landing.
Guruland throws a hook but Bennet blocks it.
Guruland uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bennet.
Bennet ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Guruland moves away.
Bennet lands with a straight right. Guruland didn't see that one coming.
Guruland tests Bennet's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Guruland scores with a punch to the head.
Bennet misses with a wild body shot.
Guruland misses with a double jab.
Bennet misses with a wild body shot.
Jab, jab by Bennet - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guruland connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Bennet scores with the left hand. Guruland knows he should have avoided that one.

It looks like Mentor Guruland has been cut.
Guruland avoids the body shot from Bennet.
Guruland misses the shot to the body.
A slow jab from Bennet misses its intended target.
Guruland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Bennet paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Guruland lands with an overhand left.
Bennet just misses with a punch to the body.
Guruland throws a series of punches but Bennet moves out of range.
Jab from Bennet.
A lazy left from Bennet finds it's target.
Bennet misses with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bennet throws a hook but Guruland avoids it easily.
Bennet tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Guruland was well out of range. Poor timing from Bennet.
Bennet throws a big shot that misses.
Guruland appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bennet looks to throw the jab but Guruland is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bennet moves out of range of the strikes.
Bennet now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Guruland lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bennet throws a hook but Guruland avoids it easily.
Bennet fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bennet throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bennet changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Bennet throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bennet just misses with a punch to the body.
Guruland tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bennet was well out of range. Poor timing from Guruland.
Guruland walks into a straight right hand from Bennet.
Guruland keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bennet uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Guruland.
Guruland defending well as Bennet loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bennet dodges the punch combination from Guruland.
Bennet throws a body punch but Guruland moves out of range.
A slow jab from Bennet misses its intended target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Scotty Bennet showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Mentor Guruland's cut.
That's time! Guruland's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Guruland throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bennet lands with a nice body punch.
Bennet avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Guruland throws a right and a left that Bennet avoids nicely.
It seemed like Bennet was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bennet lands with an uppercut that bounces Guruland off the cage and back into range.
Guruland looks to land a right hand but Bennet moved out of range.
Bennet lands a jab.
Guruland takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bennet misses the shot to the body.
Bennet looks to score with a jab to the body but Guruland is just out of range.
Guruland ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bennet moves away.
Bennet looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bennet misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guruland.
Bennet throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Guruland sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bennet lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Guruland needs to keep his hands up - Bennet had a free shot at his head there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bennet misses with a hook. Guruland ducked under it nicely.
Guruland uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bennet.
Guruland wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Bennet misses.
Guruland connects with a crisp jab.
Guruland lands a jab to the head.
Guruland waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bennet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bennet. Guruland does a little dance to reset his feet.
Guruland was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Guruland clobbers Bennet with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bennet. Guruland does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Guruland does it's job there.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bennet darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bennet stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bennet scores with a body shot.
Bennet bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Guruland's head backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bennet takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Bennet throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Guruland tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bennet was well out of range. Poor timing from Guruland.
Bennet connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Guruland jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Guruland keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bennet throws a body shot but no joy.
Guruland throws a big counter combination but Bennet scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Guruland walks into a left hand.
Guruland slips a straight right by Bennet.
Bennet throws a big shot that misses.
Bennet scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Guruland doesn't seem bothered though.
Bennet takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bennet misses the shot to the body.
Bennet looks to score with a jab to the body but Guruland is just out of range.
Guruland scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bennet doesn't seem bothered though.
Bennet misses with an uppercut
and Bennet takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bennet throws a jab but it's blocked by Guruland.
Guruland gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bennet.
Nice straight punches there by Guruland. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Guruland.
Bennet is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Guruland.
Guruland connects with a jab and follows up with a big overhand right! Oh that's hurt Bennet! He's out on his feet! Guruland rushes in and drops Bennet with another big right hand, forcing the referee to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Mentor Guruland!
Mentor Guruland was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
Scotty Bennet spoke after the fight, saying 'I want my mommy!'.
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RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jimi Powell and Gordus Clay. Powell comes to the cage accompanied by 8 Mile. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

194 cm
30
282 lbs
20 - 11 - 1
201 cm
41
272 lbs
31 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Red Light Coffeeshop
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KAISER Nutrition - Q160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jimi Powell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gordus Clay!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice sprawl there from Powell as Clay shoots in.
Clay shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Powell but Powell pushes him off and we're back to square one.
A clash of legs there as Clay blocks the low kick.
Powell backing away here, and Clay unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Clay misses with a hook.

Powell gets a clinch.
Powell swings wildly with an uppercut but Clay uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Clay.
Clay misses with some punches.
Powell misses with a punch to the body.

Clay lands a takedown into guard.
Clay throwing strikes but missing.
Clay looking to pass the guard.
Clay sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Powell's guard.
Powell is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at LOD Gym of the Gods, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Clay wants to control but Powell is keeping him busy.
Clay throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Powell trying to control from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clay wants to lay and pray for a moment but Powell keeps working.
Clay wants to pass the guard but Powell is defending well.
Clay throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Powell is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Clay's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Clay's back!
Clay turns into Powell and is now in his guard.
Clay engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Clay is in close to Powell's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Clay throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Powell works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Powell utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Clay throws a big elbow that misses.
Powell keeping moving, preventing Clay from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Powell has control of Clay's left arm, preventing Clay from doing any damage.
Clay throwing strikes but missing.
Powell has control of Clay's left arm, preventing Clay from doing any damage.
Powell preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Clay looking to sit in guard and control but Powell gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Powell showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Powell looking to pass the guard.

Powell gets to his feet. Clay looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!

Clay clinches.
Powell working aggressively here.
Clay wants a takedown but no success here.
Jimi Powell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gordus Clay.
Powell stops a takedown attempt from Clay.
Clay blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Powell misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Powell blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Clay blocking some punches.
Clay drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Powell gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Clay blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Clay is working for takedown but Powell is calmly controlling the position for now.
Clay misses with a body punch.
Clay has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Powell is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Clay gets through Powell's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Powell has a couple of punches blocked by Clay.
Powell scores with a shoulder strike.
Clay is working for takedown but Powell is calmly controlling the position for now.
Clay blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Powell lands a shot to the body.
Clay looks winded!
Powell lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Clay or not.
Clay misses with a punch to the body.
Clay misses with a body punch.
Powell working some nice short punches in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Powell throws a head punch that misses.
Powell is pressed up against the cage. Clay has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Powell down to the mat. Powell avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Clay throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Powell's waist but Powell gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Clay off to one side.

Powell gets a clinch.
Clay is working for takedown but Powell is calmly controlling the position for now.
Powell slows down the pace here.
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 Jimi Powell will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Clay walks into a jab.

It looks like Gordus Clay has been cut.

Clay shoots in and gets a takedown into Powell's guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Powell holds on and takes a little breather.
Clay works over Powell with some ground and pound from guard.
Powell looking to control.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Powell is on top in guard.

Powell pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Clay is keeping the position for now.
Powell is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Clay working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Powell doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Powell manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Powell stopping the sweep attempt from Clay.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Powell is stalling in the full guard.

Clay looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Gordus Clay has got the better of the ground game so far.
Powell preventing the sweep.
Powell is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Clay looking for a sweep. Not yet Clay, not yet.
Clay is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Powell slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
You can see the frustration on Clay's face as Powell controls the position.
Clay is trying to get back to half guard.
Powell takes a little break here. Clay wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Clay tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Powell wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Powell just content to control the position.
Clay is looking for a sweep.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Clay is looking to regain half guard here but Powell keeps moving and retains side control.
Clay keeps trying to improve his position.
Powell is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Clay tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Powell wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Powell taking a breather here.
Clay manages to work his way to half guard, despite Powell's best efforts.
Clay wants to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Powell is pressing down on Clay's thigh, looking to free his foot. Clay is holding on for now.
Powell 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.
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 Jimi Powell will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Gordus Clay's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Powell misses with a jab, cross combination.
Powell tries to clinch there but Clay circles away.
Clay shoots in but no luck this time.
Clay shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Powell but Powell pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Clay takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Clay wants to clinch.
Powell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Clay can do to turn this around?

Powell clinches with his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Clay changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Powell fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Jimi Powell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gordus Clay.
Powell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Powell doesn't manage to clinch there - Clay circles away.
Clay fails with a takedown attempt.
Powell scores with a jab. Clay acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clay pivots, looking for a leg kick but Powell is out of range and Clay settles back down.
Clay looks up at the clock. Bad move! Powell lands a right hand from hell, dropping Clay. Powell pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jimi Powell!
Jimi Powell really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Red Light Coffeeshop logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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A | B
FIGHT
RATING
42%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Darren Lamb and Randy Springs. The crowd seem to be enjoying Springs's choice of entrance music: Meltdown. Randy Springs acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

175 cm
32
160 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
178 cm
28
158 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
House of Valor

IniTech Nutrition
FORCEE



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 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Darren Lamb!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Randy Springs!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lamb ducks right into an uppercut from Springs.
Lamb looks to throw the jab but Springs is out of range.
Lamb connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Lamb feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Springs's calf.
Lamb has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Hart Family Dungeon in the buildup to the fight.
Springs lands an overhand right.
Springs will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lamb throws a hook but Springs blocks it.
Springs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Lamb lands with a good body shot.
Lamb digs a good body shot into Springs's ribs.
Lamb thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lamb digs a good body shot into Springs's ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Springs scores with a leg kick.
Lamb misses with a right hand
enabling Springs to counter with a crisp jab.
Springs walks into a left hand.
Springs's corner calls for a 1-2. Springs obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Springs tries to land a front kick but Lamb steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Springs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs scores with a kick to the body.
Springs getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Lamb shoots in looking for a takedown but Springs manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Lamb's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Springs lands with a cross.
Springs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Springs thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Lamb if he has to take too many more of those.
Springs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Lamb misses with a lunging right hand
and Springs counters with a nice body shot.
Springs connects with a looping right hand.
Springs lands a glancing blow to the side of Lamb's head.
Lamb connects with a leg kick. Springs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lamb uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Springs.
Springs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Lamb wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Lamb throws a big shot that misses.
Springs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Lamb in his tracks.
Lamb is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Springs.
Randy Springs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lamb.
Lamb scores with a punch to the head.
Lamb takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Springs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Springs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Springs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lamb.
The crowd cheers as Lamb lands an impressive looking overhand right. Springs doesn't seem phased though.
Lamb throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A big left from Springs misses.
Lamb waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Springs.
Springs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Lamb misses with a left hand
and Springs counters with a thumping low kick.
Lamb tries to close the distance and clinch up but Springs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Springs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Lamb is looking to counter punch.
Springs lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Lamb throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Springs counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

Lamb clinches up with Springs and pushes him back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Springs.
Lamb jumps guard but Springs turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Lamb blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Lamb is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Springs to keep the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darren Lamb. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A short left from Springs.
Lamb lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lamb tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Lamb lands a body punch.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Lamb lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Lamb.
Lamb blocks a body shot from Springs.
Lamb has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
A head punch on the inside from Lamb fails to land.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lamb fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Lamb is trying to stall.
Lamb tries a body shot but Springs blocks it.
Springs struggles to land a body shot inside as Lamb controls his hands.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Lamb scores with a nice short uppercut.
Springs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Springs.

Lamb has hold of one of Springs's legs. Springs is fighting the takedown attempt but Lamb gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.

Lamb has gone for a leg lock! Springs slips out almost immediately though and dives into Lamb's guard.

Lamb wants to control the position but Springs says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs tries to pass to full mount but Lamb defends it.
Lamb is trying to control but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Springs throws a head kick that misses

so Lamb counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Lamb postures up and lands a big shot to Springs's brow.
Lamb loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Springs manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Lamb manages to get himself to full guard.

Lamb trying to keep a closed guard but Springs is proving a slippery customer.

Lamb working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Springs doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Springs manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lamb wants to control the position but Springs says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Lamb trying to control from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs is controlling the pace.

Lamb looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Springs works his foot free and advances to mount.
Lamb is trying to escape the mount.
Springs blocks Lamb's feeble attempts to strike from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Lamb really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Lamb wants to hold on but Springs pushes him away.
Lamb working to try and regain half guard.
Springs looking to control but Lamb is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lamb is desperately trying to improve his position but Springs has a good base and remains in mount.
Springs has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Lamb is working hard here to advance position.
Springs looking to control but Lamb is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Lamb is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs wants to control the pace but Lamb is squirming around nicely.
Springs looking to control and managing it successfully.
Lamb is wriggling around trying to escape.
Lamb is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Springs prevents Lamb from getting the reversal.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Randy Springs showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Lamb's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. 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.


Springs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lamb misses with a straight right.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Springs! But no joy.
Springs throws a head kick but Lamb moves out of range.
Lamb shoots in for a takedown but Springs shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Lamb misses with a right hand
and Springs counters with an outside leg kick.
Springs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Lamb is out of range and Springs settles back down.
Lamb fails with a takedown attempt.
Springs only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Randy Springs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Springs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Lambs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lamb fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Springs manages to avoid it.
A leg kick checked by Springs.
Springs lands with a hook. Lamb tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Springs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lamb.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lamb.

Lamb closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Springs did well to prevent Lamb getting side control.
Lamb is trying to control. Springs wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Springs tries to get to full guard but Lamb has control of the leg.
Lamb is keen to just control but Springs is a slippery customer.
Springs keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Springs has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Springs is looking to control Lamb's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Springs avoid being mounted?
Springs keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Springs avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Lamb.
Lamb missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lamb throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Darren Lamb has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Springs keeping control of the position.
Lamb trying to control from Springs's half guard. Springs has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Lamb pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Springs is keeping the position for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lamb throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Springs works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Lamb trying to control but Springs is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lamb throws a one two combo.
Lamb takes one to the chin there.
Springs thumps Lamb with a low kick.
Springs scores with a jab.
Lamb throws a big shot that misses.
Springs swats away the attempt to clinch by Lamb.
Lamb moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Springs slips a jab from Lamb.
Springs slips a straight right by Lamb.
Springs connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lamb momentarily.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Lamb crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Springs - the referee stops the clock and Lamb gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Springs. Lamb manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Lamb has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Springs finds it's way round the side to connect with Lamb's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lamb with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lamb throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Springs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Springs lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A big right from Lamb misses.
Lamb has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Springs.
Both fighters circling a little - Springs finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Springs dips to his left and cracks Lamb with an uppercut!
Lamb tries for a takedown but Springs sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darren Lamb. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Springs scores with a push kick.
Lamb takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lamb scoring well with a low kick there.
Lamb getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A slapping body kick lands there for Springs.
Lamb is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

And that's the end of the fight!
Randy Springs comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Springs 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Randy Springs!

After winning the bout, Randy Springs thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Darren Lamb was interviewed post fight and said 'Baaaaaa... Baaaaaa... Baaaaa... Shit, someone backstage put acid in my drink. I thought I was a lamb.'.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Matt Cooke and Matt Quin. Quin has chosen Captain Jack - Iko Iko as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

185 cm
26
203 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
195 cm
33
190 lbs
25 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Aspire Clothing

IniTech Nutrition
Urban Fighter



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 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Cooke!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Quin!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Quin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cooke connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Quin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Matt Quin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cooke takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Cooke doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Good work by Quin as he checks the leg kick.
Quin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Quin swings away with a body shot that misses
and Cooke counters with a good low kick that Quin was not able to check.
A punch combination from Quin misses.
Cooke uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Quin.
Quin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cooke pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Quin misses the jab.
Cooke swinging wildly here.
Quin throws out a counter right but Cooke avoids it with no problem.
Cooke looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin throws a poor cross that misses
and Cooke counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Quin lands with a good body shot.
Quin slips a jab from Cooke.
Cooke misses with a hook
and Quin counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Cooke thinking.
Donk. Quin catches Cooke right on the button with a cross.
Quin lands a jab to the nose.
Quin misses with an uppercut.
Quin has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Cooke cracks the inside of Quin's front leg.
Cooke misses with a hook
and Quin counters with a straight right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Quin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cooke.
Cooke smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Cooke looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Quin has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Sloppy strikes from Cooke. Those never looked like landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Cooke counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Cooke steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Quin.
Quin misses with a looping left.
Cooke misses with a straight left.
Quin throws a jab but it's blocked by Cooke.
Cooke throwing a counter right hand but Quin manages to avoid it.
A jab from Cooke misses.
Quin thuds his right hand into Cooke's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Cooke misses the shot to the body.
Quin staying out of range there.
Cooke misses with a jab to the body
and Quin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Cooke's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Quin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cooke scrambles back to his feet.
Cooke blocks a jab.
Quin swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Cooke.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cooke connects with a looping right hand.
Quin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Cooke uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Quin.
Matt Cooke is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cooke throws a hook but Quin avoids it easily.
Cooke slips a jab from Quin.
Quin throws a hook but Cooke blocks it.

Quin closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Cooke is not content to let Quin control the position.
Cooke is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Quin has just dragged him back down to the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Quin wants to control but Cooke is keeping him busy.
Cooke is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Quin asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Cooke seems a little lost for a moment, as Quin dominates the positioning.
Cooke wants to get back to his feet but Quin drags him back down.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Quin throws a right hand that misses
and Cooke counters with a good low kick that Quin was not able to check.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Quin cracks Cooke with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A thudding body kick lands there by Cooke!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Quin 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.


Quin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cooke moves away.
Quin throws an overhand right that lands on Cooke's shoulder, as Cooke tries to avoid the shot.
Quin throws a shot from downtown. Cooke moves away and avoids it.
It looked like Cooke wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Cooke displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Quin throws out the jab.
Cooke feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Cooke moves out of range as Quin strikes.
Cooke was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Cooke throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cooke lands a leg kick that knocks Quin off balance momentarily.
Quin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Cooke looking to land some kicks to the body here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quin misses with a hook.
Cooke slips a jab from Quin.
Quin 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.
Quin scores with a jab. Cooke acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cooke avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Quin misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cooke is looking to score with low kicks.
Quin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A cross from Quin lands.
Quin swings widly with a right hand
and Cooke counters with an outside leg kick.
Quin throws a shot from downtown. Cooke moves away and avoids it.
Quin misses with a jab to the body
and Cooke counters with a leg kick.
Cooke avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Quin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Quin checks the leg kick.
A slow jab from Quin misses its intended target.
Cooke throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Cooke keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Quin.
Cooke keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Quin.
Cooke quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Matt Quin seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cooke avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Quin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cooke lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Quin at a distance.
Quin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Quin throws a body shot but no joy.
Cooke is looking to counter 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!
Cooke ducks under a wild hook from Quin.
It looked like Cooke wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Quin slips under a jab.
Cooke throws a solid leg kick but Quin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Cooke.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Quin! But no joy.
Cooke is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Cooke moves out of range as Quin strikes.
Quin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Quin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Cooke walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Quin misses the shot to the body.
Cooke was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Cooke finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Cooke connects with a jab.
Quin misses with a looping right.
Cooke lands a nice shot to the body.
Quin throws a poor cross that misses
and Cooke counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Cooke throws a jab when Quin was well out of range.
Cooke looks for the body kick but Quin saw that one coming.
Cooke walks into a stiff left hand from Quin.
Quin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Quin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Quin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cooke defending well as Quin loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Quin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cooke.
Cooke swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Quin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A little feinted left hand from Cooke on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Cooke defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Quin.
Quin ducks under a wild hook from Cooke.
Quin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Cooke.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Quin lands an overhand right.
Quin misses with a wild body shot.
Quin's corner calls for a 1-2. Quin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cooke tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Quin was well out of range. Poor timing from Cooke.
The fighters circling - Cooke throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Quin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cooke.
Quin bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Quin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cooke moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Quin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Cooke misses with a series of wild punches.
Cooke looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Cooke takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Quin misses the jab.
Cooke scores with a nice body kick.
Quin punishes Cooke's body with a nice straight punch.
Quin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Cooke on the side of the head.
Quin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Cooke under the eye.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cooke. Quin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Quin with the counter takedown but Cooke avoids it easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Quin misses the target.
Quin thuds a left hand into Cooke's body.
Quin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin misses with an uppercut
and Cooke counters with an inside leg kick.
Cooke swings widly with a right hand
and Quin counters with a straight right hand.
Cooke takes a swing at Quin's ribcage but misses.
Cooke swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Cooke misses with a few strikes there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cooke. Quin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Quin fails with a takedown attempt.
A quick step to the side and Cooke tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quin looks to land a right hand but Cooke moved out of range.
Quin lands a jab to the head.
Quin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Cooke stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Matt Cooke has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cooke moves away from the strike by Quin.

Quin shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Cooke is trying to defend but Quin finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cooke flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Quin looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Cooke makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Donk. Quin catches Cooke right on the button with a cross.
A swing and a miss from Quin.
Cooke takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A looping hook to the body misses from Quin. Cooke does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cooke feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cooke looks to land a left hand but Quin moved out of range nicely.
A low kick from Cooke misses
and Quin counters with a straight right hand.
Quin throws a hook but Cooke blocks it.
A little feinted left hand from Cooke on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Cooke misses with a straight right.
Cooke bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Cooke misses with a leg kick
and Quin counters with a stiff right hand.
Quin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cooke throws a nice outside leg kick.
Quin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice defenses there by Cooke.
A quick step to the side and Cooke tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quin lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Cooke on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Cooke with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Quin to score with a decent uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cooke drops his hands momentarily and Quin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Quin lands a jab to Cooke's midsection.
A shot to the body from Quin misses
and Cooke counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Quin misses the body punch
and Cooke counters with an outside leg kick.
Quin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Cooke throws a half hearted mid kick.
Cooke lands a leg kick that knocks Quin off balance momentarily.
Quin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Quin throws a lazy right hand but Cooke sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Quin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Cooke moves out of range of the strikes.
Cooke doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Quin avoids the body shot from Cooke.
Quin tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Quin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Quin 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Quin!

During a confident post fight interview, Matt Quin thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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pop
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RATING
65%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bart Bunga and Phil Arcuri. Bart Bunga could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Phil Arcuri's chin.

175 cm
36
166 lbs
25 - 6 - 1
176 cm
28
168 lbs
16 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Conviction



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 25 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Bart Bunga!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Phil Arcuri!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
An inside leg kick from Arcuri misses.
Bunga misses with a hook
and Arcuri counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Arcuri swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Arcuri connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Bunga misses with a body kick.
Arcuri was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Arcuri connects with a leg kick. Bunga looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bunga tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Arcuri paws at him with a jab and circles away.
And Arcuri tries to counter it with a takedown but Bunga pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Decent striking displayed by Arcuri there.
Arcuri getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Arcuri feints and then cracks Bunga's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bunga down.
Bunga takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Arcuri thumps Bunga with a low kick.
Arcuri lands a jab to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Arcuri swings widly with a right hand
enabling Bunga to counter with a crisp jab.

Bunga drops Arcuri with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Arcuri looks back up at him and smiles so Bunga waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

Arcuri is rocked!

It looks like Phil Arcuri has been cut.
Bunga keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Arcuri.
Arcuri is still on wobbly legs! Can Bunga finish him?
Arcuri throws a shot to the body.
Arcuri seems to have recovered his senses.
Bunga is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Arcuri ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Arcuri moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bunga is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Arcuri.
Nice shot lands for Bunga.
A slapping leg kick lands for Arcuri.
Bunga takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bunga.
Arcuri buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bunga tries a low kick but Arcuri avoids it.
Decent striking displayed by Arcuri there.
Bunga throws out a loose jab but Arcuri uses good head movement to avoid it.
Arcuri swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Arcuri throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bunga on the side of the head.
Bunga on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Arcuri. Arcuri obviously looking to wear him down.
We've been informed that Arcuri 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bunga throws a big shot that misses.
Arcuri misses with a low kick as Bunga jumps back.
Arcuri ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bunga darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Arcuri throws a leg kick but Bunga moved away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bunga throws a right hand that Arcuri ducks under and follows up with a left that Arcuri also avoids with ease.
Bunga throws a body punch but Arcuri moves out of range.
Bunga missing with a left hand there. Arcuri was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bunga fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Arcuri checks it well.
Arcuri tries a quick counter leg kick but Bunga is wise to it.
Arcuri chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bunga can pounce on him.
Arcuri lands with a straight right. Bunga didn't see that one coming.
Arcuri connects with a body shot that sends Bunga's belly button to the back.

Bunga drops Arcuri with a beautiful combination! Arcuri stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Bunga is looking for the KO!
Arcuri throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bunga sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Arcuri smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Arcuri takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A slow jab from Bunga misses its intended target.
Arcuri scores with a body shot.
Arcuri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bunga.
Arcuri scores with a nice right hand.
Arcuri walks into a left hand.
Arcuri moves out of range of the strikes.
Arcuri is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Bunga had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Arcuri lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Arcuri blocks a leg kick.
Nice body kick there by Bunga.
Arcuri fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bunga throws a sloppy head kick
and Arcuri counters with a left to the body.
Arcuri lands with an uppercut that bounces Bunga off the cage and back into range.
Arcuri swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bunga misses with a head kick.
Bunga checks a leg kick.
Arcuri looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bunga throws a half hearted mid kick.
Arcuri connects with an inside leg kick.
Bunga tries to clinch but Arcuri moves out of range.
Arcuri throws out a counter right but Bunga avoids it with no problem.
Bunga is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Bunga wants to clinch but Arcuri slips to the side

so Arcuri counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arcuri wants to control from the top but Bunga keeps moving.
Bunga looking to hit a scissor sweep but Arcuri is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bunga is adopting a defensive guard.
Arcuri won't allow Bunga to get back to his feet.

Bunga wriggles free and stands up.
Arcuri misses with a low kick.
Bart Bunga is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Bunga pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bunga checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Arcuri connects with a solid leg kick.
Bunga tries a head kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Phil Arcuri will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Phil Arcuri's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Arcuri misses with a low kick.
Arcuri throws a lazy uppercut
and Bunga counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Arcuri thinking.
Arcuri looks to land a combination. Bunga sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Bunga takes one to the side of the head.
Bunga misses with an uppercut
and Arcuri counters with a stiff right hand.
Arcuri throws a quick inside leg kick.
Bunga misses with a looping left.
Arcuri avoids a punch combination nicely.
Arcuri appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Arcuri misses with an uppercut.
Bunga takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Arcuri scores with a leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bunga throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A little jabbing left from Arcuri on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Arcuri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bunga.
Bunga slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Bunga throws a head kick but Arcuri moves out of range.
Arcuri only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Arcuri.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Arcuri tried to score with a low kick but Bunga checks it.
Bunga misses with a hook.
It seemed like Arcuri was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Phil Arcuri seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Arcuri moves out of range of the strikes.
Bunga tries a head kick but it misses.
Bunga throws a jab when Arcuri was well out of range.
Arcuri misses with a body shot.
Arcuri throws out a loose jab but Bunga uses good head movement to avoid it.
Arcuri with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Bunga throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Arcuri flicks out a counter leg kick but Bunga steps away.
Arcuri lands a jab.
Arcuri moves out of range as Bunga strikes.
A solid leg kick lands there for Arcuri.
A decent looking cross lands there for Arcuri.

Arcuri changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Bunga looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
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!
Arcuri wants to control but Bunga is keeping him busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Arcuri misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Arcuri throws an elbow but Bunga slips to the side and avoids it well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bunga is trying to improve his position.
Bunga wants to get back to his feet.
Arcuri looks up at the clock and then as Bunga takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Arcuri smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Arcuri in side control lands a decent elbow.

Arcuri is working to tighten his grip on Bunga's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Bunga has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Arcuri is really squeezing tight and eventually Bunga passes out! Arcuri breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Phil Arcuri!
Phil Arcuri was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
83%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Thorbjorn Heimendahl and HL Mencken. Mencken has chosen Circle Jerks - Question Authority as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

201 cm
28
262 lbs
13 - 5 - 0
195 cm
27
261 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Thorbjorn Heimendahl!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, HL Mencken!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Heimendahl connects with a right hand. Mencken shakes it off.
Heimendahl keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Heimendahl lands with a nice body punch.
Heimendahl misses with an uppercut.
Heimendahl throws a nice looking combination but Mencken bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Mencken takes a jab right on the kisser.
Mencken has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.

It looks like HL Mencken has been cut.
Mencken pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Heimendahl misses with a lunging right hand
and Mencken counters with a one-two to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Heimendahl looks to land a right hand but Mencken moved out of range.
A lazy body kick from Heimendahl
and Mencken counters with a right hand to the body.
Mencken throws a push kick but Heimendahl slaps the foot to one side.
Heimendahl throws a head kick that misses
and Mencken connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mencken throws a looping overhand right but Heimendahl ducks down to avoid it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Heimendahl - that will leave a mark!
Mencken takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mencken blocks a head kick by Heimendahl.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No joy there for Heimendahl, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Heimendahl just misses with a punch to the body.
We've been informed that Mencken 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.
Mencken dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mencken drops his hands momentarily and Heimendahl takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Sloppy strikes from Heimendahl. Those never looked like landing.
Heimendahl dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Heimendahl throws a wild body kick that Mencken sees coming a mile off.
Heimendahl looks to land a left hand but Mencken moved out of range nicely.
Heimendahl throws a right and a left that both miss.
Heimendahl with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Heimendahl checks a leg kick.
Heimendahl throws a quick counter kick to the body but Mencken avoids it.
Heimendahl tries to clinch there but Mencken circles away.
Mencken scoring well with a low kick there.
Heimendahl wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Heimendahl delivers a nice body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good work by Mencken as he checks the leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Mencken.
Heimendahl fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Mencken drives through and clinches with Heimendahl against the cage.
Heimendahl can't find room to land a body shot as Mencken controls the action.
Mencken tries to work over Heimendahl's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mencken throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Our sources have told us that Heimendahl has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Mencken scores with a nice hook to the head.
Heimendahl blocking some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Mencken.
Heimendahl lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Mencken backwards.
Heimendahl misses with an elbow over the top.
Heimendahl pushes off an throws an elbow but Mencken leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mencken misses with a punch to the body.
Heimendahl lands with a short shot to the head.
Heimendahl throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Mencken misses with a punch on the inside.
Mencken goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Mencken struggles to land a body shot inside as Heimendahl controls his hands.
Mencken takes an elbow to the forehead.
Heimendahl tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Heimendahl scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Heimendahl's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Mencken tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Heimendahl's elbow.
Heimendahl creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Mencken's defenses.
A nice left hand lands by Mencken.
Mencken throws a punch but it's blocked by Heimendahl.
Heimendahl struggles to land a body shot inside as Mencken controls his hands.
Heimendahl tries to work over Mencken's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mencken throws a head punch that misses.
Mencken dodges an elbow strike from Heimendahl.
Mencken dodges an elbow strike from Heimendahl.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mencken misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch on the inside from Heimendahl fails to land.
Mencken goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Heimendahl throws a head punch that misses.
Heimendahl throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Mencken can't find room to land a body shot as Heimendahl controls the action.
Heimendahl prevents a body shot from Mencken.
Mencken blocks a body shot from Heimendahl.
Heimendahl misses with some punches.
A short uppercut from Heimendahl.
Mencken tries a body shot but Heimendahl blocks it.
Mencken throws a head punch that misses.
Heimendahl struggles to land a body shot inside as Mencken controls his hands.
Mencken tries a body shot but Heimendahl blocks it.
Mencken tries to work over Heimendahl's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mencken scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Heimendahl scores with a nice hook to the head.
Mencken throws a punch but it's blocked by Heimendahl.

Mencken breaks from the clinch.
Heimendahl scores with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mencken swings for the body but Heimendahl moves out of range.
Heimendahl uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mencken.
Nice body kick there by Heimendahl.
Mencken is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Thorbjorn Heimendahl is winning the standup battle so far.
Mencken keeps Heimendahl at a distance using the push kick.
Heimendahl scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mencken doesn't seem bothered though.
Heimendahl cracks Mencken with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nice straight punches there by Heimendahl. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Heimendahl.
Heimendahl throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Mencken to counter with a crisp jab.
Mencken looks to throw a body kick
enabling Heimendahl to counter with a crisp jab.
Heimendahl throws a body kick that misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A lazy body kick from Heimendahl
and Mencken counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Heimendahl throws a body kick that misses.
Mencken tries a quick counter leg kick but Heimendahl is wise to it.
Mencken goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Mencken staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Heimendahl lands a jab to the head.
Heimendahl tries to clinch but Mencken moves out of range.
Mencken bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mencken. Heimendahl does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mencken works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Heimendahl throws a body kick that misses.
Mencken misses with a two punch combination.
Mencken keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Heimendahl tries a head kick but it misses.
Mencken was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Mencken lands with an uppercut that bounces Heimendahl off the cage and back into range.
Heimendahl throws the kick towards the body but Mencken avoids it.
Heimendahl scores with a sloppy right hand. Mencken should have avoided that one.
Heimendahl moves out of range of the strikes.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Heimendahl fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Mencken has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Heimendahl moves into the clinch successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mencken working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Heimendahl lands a nice elbow.
Heimendahl lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Mencken gets through Heimendahl's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Heimendahl.
Mencken tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Heimendahl's elbow.
Heimendahl blocks an uppercut.
With the fighters up against the cage, Heimendahl throws an elbow but misses.
Mencken lands a shot to the body.
Heimendahl swings wildly with an uppercut but Mencken uses good head movement to avoid it.
Heimendahl is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mencken can do to turn this around?
Heimendahl pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Heimendahl throws a punch but it's blocked by Mencken.
Mencken scores with a hook to the body.
Mencken blocks an elbow strike.
Mencken lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Heimendahl misses with a body punch.
Mencken tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mencken lands an uppercut.
Mencken misses with a hook to the ribs.
Mencken misses with a body punch.
Mencken misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mencken.
Heimendahl misses with an elbow strike.
Heimendahl blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Mencken blocks a body shot from Heimendahl.
Mencken scores with a shot to the side of Heimendahl's head.
Mencken tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Heimendahl lands a nice elbow.
Mencken has a couple of punches blocked by Heimendahl.
Heimendahl throws an elbow that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Mencken.
Mencken tries to throw a body punch but Heimendahl avoids it by throwing Mencken back against the cage.
Heimendahl misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mencken lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Heimendahl.
Heimendahl throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Heimendahl misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mencken can't find room to land a body shot as Heimendahl controls the action.
Mencken tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mencken lands a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Mencken scores with a nice hook to the head.
Mencken misses with a body punch.
Mencken tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Heimendahl's elbow.
Still in the clinch, Mencken scores with a nice short uppercut.
Heimendahl blocks an uppercut.
Mencken avoids the elbow strike from Heimendahl, against the cage.

Mencken's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Heimendahl misses with a body shot
and Mencken counters with a nice uppercut.
Heimendahl throws a quick inside leg kick.
Heimendahl moves out of range of the body kick from Mencken.
A head kick misses from Heimendahl.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A good leg kick by Heimendahl.
Heimendahl tries to clinch there but Mencken circles away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but HL Mencken will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on HL Mencken's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Mencken throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Heimendahl.
Heimendahl takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Heimendahl takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Mencken misses the jab.
Heimendahl throws a body shot but no joy.
Mencken moves out of range as Heimendahl strikes.
Mencken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Heimendahl moves away.
A big left from Heimendahl misses.
Nice cross by Heimendahl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mencken swats away the attempt to clinch by Heimendahl.
Heimendahl throws a lazy body kick
letting Mencken counter with a right hand.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mencken lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Heimendahl has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Heimendahl and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Heimendahl looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Mencken feints a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mencken thuds his right hand into Heimendahl's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mencken moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Mencken takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Mencken dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Heimendahl. That did some damage!
Mencken keeps the fight on the outside.
Mencken is looking to clinch.
Mencken keeps the fight on the outside.
A head kick misses from Heimendahl.
Mencken ducks under a wild hook from Heimendahl.
Mencken scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Heimendahl doesn't seem bothered though.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Heimendahl needs to keep his hands up - Mencken had a free shot at his head there.
Mencken thows a body kick. Heimendahl tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Mencken connects with a solid leg kick.
That kick from Mencken tenderised Heimendahl's leg. Heimendahl is trying to keep his angry face on.

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!
A lazy body kick from Heimendahl
and Mencken counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Mencken scores with a jab.
Heimendahl defending well as Mencken loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mencken. Heimendahl does a little dance to reset his feet.

Heimendahl darts in and clinches Mencken up against the cage.
Mencken blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Heimendahl.
Heimendahl lands a hook that snaps the head of Mencken backwards.
Mencken misses with a body punch.
A left hand lands to the body for Heimendahl.
Heimendahl pushes Mencken back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Heimendahl fails to land.

Mencken pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Heimendahl misses with the combination.
Mencken keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mencken slips under a jab from Heimendahl.
Mencken doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Mencken lands with a good body shot.
Mencken looks to throw the jab but Heimendahl is out of range.
Heimendahl is looking to clinch but Mencken is avoiding it.
Mencken throws a shot from downtown. Heimendahl moves away and avoids it.
Heimendahl throws a right hand that misses
and Mencken counters with a one-two to the body.
Heimendahl wants to clinch up but Mencken keeps it at a distance.
Mencken avoids the head kick by Heimendahl.
Heimendahl throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mencken lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Heimendahl has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Heimendahl and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Heimendahl tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Mencken manages to circle out of the way.
Mencken lands a head shot.
Heimendahl tries to clinch but Mencken is having none of it.
Heimendahl looks for the body kick but Mencken saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mencken fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Mencken blocks the body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Heimendahl shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Heimendahl swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It seemed like Mencken was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Mencken takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

Heimendahl is rocked!
A swing and a miss from Mencken.
Heimendahl fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mencken lands a nice shot to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Heimendahl crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Mencken - the referee stops the clock and Heimendahl gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Mencken. Heimendahl manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Mencken scores with a hook.
Oh Heimendahl is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Heimendahl waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mencken.
Heimendahl seems to have got his legs back now.
Mencken thows a leg kick but Heimendahl checks it

and Heimendahl moves into the clinch.
Mencken lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Mencken lands a right hand that snaps the head of Heimendahl backwards.

And that's the end of the fight!
HL Mencken comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Mencken 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... HL Mencken!

HL Mencken really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Urban Fighter logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Huell Babineaux and Gunnar Steigelmann. Chooooooooon! I think Babineaux might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
26
270 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
199 cm
39
280 lbs
42 - 21 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

FORCEE
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Huell Babineaux!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 42 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gunnar Steigelmann!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Babineaux circles away from the clinch attempt.
Babineaux throws a shot from downtown. Steigelmann moves away and avoids it.
Babineaux throws a low kick but Steigelmann avoids it.
A little jabbing left from Steigelmann on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Steigelmann throws a jab when Babineaux was well out of range.
Steigelmann tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Babineaux manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Some wild striking there from Steigelmann.
Steigelmann bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Steigelmann has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
A slow jab from Babineaux misses its intended target.
Steigelmann thinks about the counter body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steigelmann swings widly with a right hand
and Babineaux counters with a lovely straight right hand!

It looks like Gunnar Steigelmann has been cut.
Steigelmann tries to clinch up but Babineaux circles away and keeps his distance.
Steigelmann staying out of range there.
Babineaux throws a push kick but Steigelmann slaps the foot to one side.
Steigelmann missing with a left hand there. Babineaux was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steigelmann attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Steigelmann throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Babineaux finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Steigelmann ducks under a wild hook from Babineaux.
Steigelmann throws a leg kick
and Babineaux counters with a body kick.
Steigelmann scores with a body shot.
Steigelmann throws an overhand right that lands on Babineaux's shoulder, as Babineaux tries to avoid the shot.
Steigelmann throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Steigelmann throws a left and a right that both miss
and Steigelmann takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Babineaux looks for the body kick but Steigelmann saw that one coming.
Steigelmann takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A nice inside leg kick there by Steigelmann. That's going to slow Babineaux down.

Babineaux moves into the clinch.
Babineaux tries to throw a body punch but Steigelmann avoids it by throwing Babineaux back against the cage.
Steigelmann is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Babineaux is defending well for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Babineaux tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
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!
Steigelmann throws a punch but it's blocked by Babineaux.
Babineaux blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Steigelmann blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Babineaux scores with a shoulder strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Babineaux.
Steigelmann blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Babineaux throws a punch but it's blocked by Steigelmann.
Steigelmann gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

It looks like Huell Babineaux has been cut.
Steigelmann misses with an elbow over the top.
Steigelmann misses with an elbow strike.
Babineaux misses with a hook from the clinch.
Babineaux lands a right hand.
Steigelmann misses with an elbow strike.
Steigelmann using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Stalling in the clinch from Steigelmann.
Babineaux misses with a punch on the inside.
Babineaux misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Babineaux doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Babineaux is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Steigelmann is keeping busy.
Babineaux goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Babineaux dodges an elbow strike from Steigelmann.
A shot in the inside from Steigelmann.
Steigelmann throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Babineaux blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Steigelmann.
Steigelmann misses with a punch on the inside.
Babineaux blocks an elbow strike.
Babineaux gets through Steigelmann's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Babineaux lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Babineaux is pushing Steigelmann up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Steigelmann lands with a right to the head.
Steigelmann tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Babineaux avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Babineaux manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Steigelmann misses with a hook from the clinch.
Steigelmann throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Steigelmann blocking some punches.
Babineaux lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Steigelmann throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
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!
Babineaux makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Babineaux misses with a hook from the clinch.
Steigelmann tries a knee to the head but Babineaux blocks it.
Babineaux works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Steigelmann looks winded!
Babineaux misses with the head strike.
Babineaux scores with a nice hook to the head.
I was talking to Babineaux's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Steigelmann throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Babineaux lands with a short shot to the head.
Babineaux scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Steigelmann blocks a body shot from Babineaux.
Babineaux on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Huell Babineaux dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!


Steigelmann swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Babineaux tries to counter by clinching up but Steigelmann breaks away and moves out of range.
Steigelmann looks to throw the jab but Babineaux is out of range.
Steigelmann paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Steigelmann throws a right hand that misses
and Babineaux counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gunnar Steigelmann seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Steigelmann misses with a hook.
Babineaux comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

Babineaux lands a big uppercut and Steigelmann crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Steigelmann looks OK. Babineaux waves Steigelmann back to his feet!
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!
Steigelmann checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Steigelmann throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Babineaux closes the distance and pushes Steigelmann back into the cage.
Babineaux misses with a punch on the inside.
Babineaux doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Steigelmann scores with a shot to the side of Babineaux's head.
Steigelmann creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Babineaux's defenses.
Babineaux is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Steigelmann can do to turn this around?
Steigelmann using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Babineaux has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Steigelmann tries a body shot but Babineaux blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Babineaux scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Steigelmann blocks an uppercut.
Good body shot from Babineaux.
Steigelmann is breathing heavily.
Steigelmann slows down the pace here.
Babineaux misses with a body punch.
Babineaux blocks an uppercut.
Babineaux has Steigelmann pressed against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Babineaux.
Huell Babineaux has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Babineaux scores with a nice hook to the head.
Babineaux misses with a hook to the ribs.
Steigelmann tries a knee to the head but Babineaux blocks it.
Babineaux working aggressively here.
Steigelmann blocking some punches.
Steigelmann swings wildly with an uppercut but Babineaux uses good head movement to avoid it.
Babineaux lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Babineaux.
Babineaux blocks an elbow strike from Steigelmann.
Steigelmann has a couple of punches blocked by Babineaux.
Babineaux scores with a shot to the side of Steigelmann's head.

That has opened up Gunnar Steigelmann's cut even more.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Babineaux tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Babineaux is working Steigelmann over against the cage.
Babineaux lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Babineaux lands a left hand that snaps the head of Steigelmann backwards.
Babineaux works on Steigelmann's body with a couple of short punches.
Babineaux scores with a shot to the side of Steigelmann's head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Babineaux.

Steigelmann is rocked!
Babineaux dips a shoulder and cracks Steigelmann with a mighty uppercut! Steigelmann falls back against the cage and Babineaux unloads with a barrage of strikes! Steigelmann is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Babineaux screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Huell Babineaux!
After winning the bout, Huell Babineaux thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Gerbert Bryant and Sebastiaan Rutten. Bryant comes to the cage accompanied by I just wanna. Gerbert Bryant could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Sebastiaan Rutten's chin.

195 cm
31
275 lbs
27 - 8 - 0
185 cm
31
240 lbs
27 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

House of Valor
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)

Aspire Clothing
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gerbert Bryant!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sebastiaan Rutten!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good standup being displayed there by Bryant as he connects with a hook.
Bryant jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutten lands a head kick. Bryant smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like Gerbert Bryant has been cut.
Bryant throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bryant has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Xtreme MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Rutten on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rutten lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bryant catches Rutten with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Bryant lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Bryant misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bryant tries to move into range but Rutten moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rutten takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutten is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rutten misses with a head kick.
A head kick misses from Rutten.
Bryant throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutten stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bryant drops Rutten with a straight right hand, right on the button! Bryant follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gerbert Bryant!
Gerbert Bryant retains his super heavyweight title!
Gerbert Bryant thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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