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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Havard Batern and Morgan Vrinceanu. Morgan Vrinceanu has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

173 cm
18
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
179 cm
20
145 lbs
2 - 7 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
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 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Havard Batern!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Morgan Vrinceanu!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Peter Branson and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vrinceanu avoids the head kick by Batern.
Batern dives in and grabs Vrinceanu's left leg, looking for a takedown. Vrinceanu pushes down on Batern's head and hops out.

Batern closes the distance and pushes Vrinceanu back into the cage.
Batern leaning his opponent against the cage.

Batern drags the fight down to the ground.
Vrinceanu preventing the sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern controls Vrinceanu momentarily but Vrinceanu frees himself.
Vrinceanu prevents Batern from getting back to his feet.
Batern 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.
Batern is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Vrinceanu keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

Vrinceanu looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Batern prevents Vrinceanu from improving his position.
Batern tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Vrinceanu.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Batern scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Batern not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vrinceanu trying to hold on to Batern's head to control him but Batern postures up.
Batern controlling the action here.
Vrinceanu wants to control but Batern is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern tries to stand but can't do so whilst Vrinceanu controls his leg.
Vrinceanu tries to get to full guard but Batern has control of the leg.
Still in half guard, Batern seems content to control.

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

Batern closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Batern is trying to break the clinch but Vrinceanu is controlling him.
Vrinceanu prevents Batern from breaking the clinch.
Batern is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Vrinceanu has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Batern is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Vrinceanu tries to pull guard but Batern won't allow it.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Havard Batern has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Morgan Vrinceanu.
Batern wants to break the clinch but can't.
Vrinceanu stops a takedown attempt from Batern.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vrinceanu is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Batern is trying to force a seperation but Vrinceanu has the dominant position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Havard Batern dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Batern shoots in for a double leg but Vrinceanu sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Batern throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Vrinceanu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Batern misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Vrinceanu scores with a leg kick.
Batern misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern with a poor takedown
and Vrinceanu counters with a left and a right that stings Batern.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Havard Batern. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Batern is defended easily by Vrinceanu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Batern shoots in for a double leg but Vrinceanu sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Batern moves into range and clinches up with Vrinceanu.
Batern wants to break free but Vrinceanu has control.
Vrinceanu is looking for a takedown.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.
Vrinceanu can't get the takedown.
Vrinceanu drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Batern stops a takedown attempt from Vrinceanu.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Batern is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vrinceanu pulls him back up using the underhooks.

Batern pulls guard.

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


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

Vrinceanu is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Batern controlling from the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Vrinceanu escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Batern gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Vrinceanu is trying to control the position but Batern postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Vrinceanu preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Batern not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vrinceanu not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Batern stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Batern is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vrinceanu can do to turn this around?
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Batern slaps away a takedown attempt from Vrinceanu, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Batern has Vrinceanu up against the cage in a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Havard Batern dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Batern takes the fight into the clinch.
Batern lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vrinceanu tries for a takedown. No joy.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Batern jumps guard but Vrinceanu turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batern working hard to break the clinch.
Batern tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Havard Batern. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Batern pulls guard successfully.
Havard Batern overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Vrinceanu is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Batern is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vrinceanu is aware though and is defending well.
Vrinceanu is fighting to break Batern's control of his arms but Batern is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Vrinceanu missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Batern wants to sweep but no luck.
Batern preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Vrinceanu thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Vrinceanu is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Vrinceanu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Batern throwing strikes but missing.
Batern trying to control the position from guard on top but Vrinceanu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batern wants to pass the guard but Vrinceanu is keeping the position.
Batern has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Vrinceanu is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Batern wants to stand but Vrinceanu is controlling his posture from full guard.
Batern is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

Vrinceanu throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Batern was covering up waiting for the punch and Vrinceanu finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Batern is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Batern misses with a punch to the body.
Batern drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vrinceanu drops down looking for an ankle pick but Batern pulls his leg out and moves away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Havard Batern showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Batern, 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 Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Havard Batern!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Havard Batern!
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Havard Batern!

Havard Batern wins by unanimous decision!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
23%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Fatey Ahmad and Denis Cutesic Junior. Denis Cutesic Junior looks lathargic as he enters the arena. Wake up son, you're about to have a fight!

163 cm
19
131 lbs
5 - 5 - 1
215 cm
18
140 lbs
1 - 7 - 1
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Good chin
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Knockout power

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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 5 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of The Island, Fatey Ahmad!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of The Island, Denis Cutesic Junior!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Dirk Anderson and Bart Greer.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ahmad throws a combination. Cutesic Junior tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Cutesic Junior looks really tired already! That doesn't bode well for a good, competitive fight!

Cutesic Junior closes the distance and pushes Ahmad back into the cage.

Cutesic Junior's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Ahmad misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Cutesic Junior lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Ahmad throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A lazy left from Ahmad finds it's target.
Denis Cutesic Junior seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ahmad fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cutesic Junior avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Cutesic Junior misses with a takedown
and Ahmad counters with a straight right hand.
Ahmad throws a jab but it's blocked by Cutesic Junior.
Ahmad leaves Cutesic Junior with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cutesic Junior avoids a punch combination nicely.
Cutesic Junior with the counter takedown but Ahmad avoids it easily.
Ahmad lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Cutesic Junior backs up against the cage.
Ahmad throws a series of strikes that have Cutesic Junior backpedaling.
Fatey Ahmad is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cutesic Junior tries to clinch there but Ahmad circles away.
Ahmad comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Ahmad digs a good hook to Cutesic Junior's body.
Ahmad misses with a few strikes there.
Ahmad lands the left hand.
Cutesic Junior takes a swing at Ahmad's ribcage but misses.
Ahmad swats away the attempt to clinch by Cutesic Junior.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ahmad shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Cutesic Junior eats them both and turns towards Ahmad to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Ahmad fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ahmad fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Cutesic Junior looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Ahmad looks to land a combination but Cutesic Junior avoids it well.
Cutesic Junior feints a counter leg kick.
Ahmad stuns Cutesic Junior with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Cutesic Junior closes the distance but Ahmad moves to the side
and Ahmad counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cutesic Junior on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ahmad throws a series of punches but Cutesic Junior avoids them all with ease.
Cutesic Junior goes for a double leg but Ahmad avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Ahmad continues to drive forward.
Fatey Ahmad has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Denis Cutesic Junior.
Left hook, right uppercut from Ahmad.
A cross from Ahmad lands.

Cutesic Junior is rocked!
Cutesic Junior wants to clinch
and Ahmad counters with a series of strikes. Cutesic Junior will be more careful next time no doubt.
Cutesic Junior is still on wobbly legs! Can Ahmad finish him?
You can follow us on Twitter at...Ooooooh Cutesic Junior got wobbled bad by a big combination! Ahmad presses forward with punches and knees until Cutesic Junior stumbles to the ground! The ref watches Cutesic Junior closely before deciding to step in and end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Fatey Ahmad!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Edward Foilayoung and Misha Pilsudski. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
18
145 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
156 cm
18
130 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Edward Foilayoung!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Misha Pilsudski!
The judges for this bout are Bart Greer, David Hoff and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Foilayoung throws a head kick but Pilsudski moves out of range.
Pilsudski fails with a takedown attempt.
Foilayoung dives in for a single leg takedown but Pilsudski sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Pilsudski misses with a body kick.
Edward Foilayoung seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Pilsudski sprawls well. Pilsudski wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Foilayoung gets slowly back to his feet.
Foilayoung lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Pilsudski backs up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Foilayoung fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Pilsudski, pushing him back against the cage.
Pilsudski misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Foilayoung.
Pilsudski has had enough of the clinch but Foilayoung keeps him there for the moment.

Foilayoung gets control of Pilsudski's arms and successfully pulls guard. Foilayoung will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pilsudski throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Foilayoung works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pilsudski prevents Foilayoung from getting back to his feet.
Pilsudski pushes down on Foilayoung's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Pilsudski passes to side control.

Pilsudski tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Pilsudski wants to control but Foilayoung is keeping him busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Pilsudski in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Foilayoung tries to escape but Pilsudski is in control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Pilsudski goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Foilayoung rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Pilsudski's guard! Nice work there by Foilayoung!

Pilsudski is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Foilayoung is aware though and is defending well.
Pilsudski keeping moving, preventing Foilayoung from controlling successfully.
Foilayoung won't allow Pilsudski to sweep him here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pilsudski is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Foilayoung defends well.
Foilayoung is stalling in the full guard.
Pilsudski seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Foilayoung throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Pilsudski is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Pilsudski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Foilayoung forces Pilsudski back against the cage and clinches.
Pilsudski is trying to drag Foilayoung to the mat but Foilayoung just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Pilsudski is looking to control Foilayoung's arms but Foilayoung gets an underhook and turns him. Now Pilsudski has his back to the cage.
Pilsudski is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Foilayoung to keep the fight standing.
Foilayoung has been working on his balance at Harambe Remembrance Hall, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Pilsudski.
Edward Foilayoung has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Misha Pilsudski.
Foilayoung keeps control of Pilsudski as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

Foilayoung manages to break the clinch.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Foilayoung fails with the takedown.
Pilsudski follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Pilsudski tries for a takedown but Foilayoung sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Foilayoung clinches up against the cage.
Pilsudski slowing the pace effectively.
Pilsudski is trying to maintain a safe position but Foilayoung gets an underhook and turns Pilsudski into the cage.
Pilsudski tries to pull guard but Foilayoung won't allow it.
Pilsudski gets underhooks to prevent Foilayoung's takedown attempt.

Foilayoung breaks from the clinch.
Foilayoung avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Foilayoung appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Pilsudski slaps away a takedown attempt from Foilayoung, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pilsudski shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Foilayoung scores with a head kick.
Foilayoung misses with a takedown attempt

and Pilsudski holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Edward Foilayoung. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Foilayoung jumps guard but Pilsudski stands there with Foilayoung around his waist. Foilayoung gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pilsudski is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Foilayoung gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Foilayoung throws a knee to the head but misses.
Pilsudski tries to circle away but Foilayoung has him pinned against the cage.
Foilayoung prevents Pilsudski from breaking the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Foilayoung.

Foilayoung has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Pilsudski uses from the top position.
Foilayoung pulls Pilsudski in close to prevent any damage.
Foilayoung is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pilsudski can do to turn this around?
Pilsudski wants to pass the guard but Foilayoung is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Foilayoung working a defensive guard here.
Foilayoung preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Foilayoung is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pilsudski slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

Pilsudski drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Foilayoung dives on top into guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pilsudski pulls Foilayoung in close to his closed guard and prevents Foilayoung from doing any damage or advancing position.
Foilayoung engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

Pilsudski has his foot on Foilayoung's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Foilayoung works his way back into a safe position though.
Foilayoung engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Foilayoung avoids a kick to the body.
Foilayoung displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pilsudski.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown but Pilsudski shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pilsudski will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Edward Foilayoung is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pilsudski defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Foilayoung.

Foilayoung has closed the distance and engaged Pilsudski in a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice sprawl there from Pilsudski as Foilayoung shoots in.
Pilsudski moves in looking to clinch but Foilayoung pushes him off.
Pilsudski misses with a jab, cross combination.
A head kick misses from Foilayoung.
Pilsudski shoots in for a takedown but Foilayoung shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Foilayoung fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Foilayoung shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Foilayoung sets himself, and Pilsudski steps forward looking for the clinch! Foilayoung avoids it this time.
Foilayoung fails in his attempt to clinch.
Foilayoung fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Edward Foilayoung. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Foilayoung shoots in for a double leg but Pilsudski sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Pilsudski throws a body kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pilsudski keeps the fight on the outside.
Pilsudski fails with a takedown attempt.
Pilsudski displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Foilayoung.
Pilsudski tries to land a front kick but Foilayoung steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pilsudski swats away the attempt to clinch by Foilayoung.
Nice takedown defense from Foilayoung. No joy for Pilsudski on that attempt.

Foilayoung instigates a clinch.
Pilsudski stalling against the cage.
Pilsudski gets underhooks to prevent Foilayoung's takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Foilayoung stops a takedown attempt from Pilsudski.

Foilayoung's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Foilayoung stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Foilayoung wants it to stay on the feet.
Pilsudski shoots in but Foilayoung avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Foilayoung misses with a takedown

and Pilsudski holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Pilsudski is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Foilayoung just leaning against Pilsudski, taking a breather.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pilsudski.
Pilsudski tries to break free but Foilayoung pushes him back against the cage.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Foilayoung tries to pull guard but Pilsudski holds him up against the cage and eventually Foilayoung drops back down to his feet.
A frustrated look appears on Pilsudski's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Foilayoung's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Foilayoung pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pilsudski misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Pilsudski misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Pilsudski fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Foilayoung shoots in but Pilsudski avoids the takedown attempt easily.
As Foilayoung backs off Pilsudski throws a huge counter combo but Foilayoung manages to avoid it all.
Foilayoung throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Pilsudski's head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Foilayoung fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Pilsudski to the ground. Foilayoung is now in Pilsudski's guard.
Pilsudski avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Edward Foilayoung!
Judge David Hoff scores the fight for Edward Foilayoung!
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Edward Foilayoung!

Edward Foilayoung wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
29%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mason Kim and Stacey Poole. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

175 cm
25
155 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
165 cm
25
141 lbs
2 - 7 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Good in bed
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mason Kim!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Stacey Poole!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Michael Johnstone and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

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

It looks like Stacey Poole has been cut.
Kim gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Poole lands with a big left! Kim is wobbled badly! Poole comes in with a flurry of punches and drops Kim to the floor. The ref jumps in to save him from unneccessary punishment.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:09 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Stacey Poole!
In his post fight interview, Stacey Poole started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Yamamoto Takashi and Richard Park. The crowd seem to be enjoying Park's choice of entrance music: Nightmare. Richard Park has the eye of the tiger tonight.

169 cm
25
152 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
190 cm
25
147 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Yamamoto Takashi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Richard Park!
The judges for this bout are Winston Alpacca, Santiago Holmes and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Takashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Takashi misses with a wild combination.
Park now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Park has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Takashi.
Park scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Park comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Park dives in and grabs Takashi's left leg, looking for a takedown. Takashi pushes down on Park's head and hops out.
Takashi throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Takashi on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Takashi takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Takashi throws a head kick but Park moves out of range.
Yamamoto Takashi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Park scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Park shoots in for a double leg but Takashi sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Takashi tries to keep at a distance but Park has taken the fight into the clinch.
Takashi effectively controlling the action here.
Park taking a breather.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Takashi manages to break the clinch.
Takashi drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Takashi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Park is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Park blocks a head kick by Takashi.
Yamamoto Takashi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Takashi thumps Park with a low kick.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick and Park moves out of range easily.
Park connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Takashi momentarily.
Takashi looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Park scores with a hook to the body. Takashi takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
That kick from Takashi tenderised Park's leg. Park is trying to keep his angry face on.
Park is looking to clinch but Takashi is avoiding it.
Park just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromTakashi.
Takashi misses with a low kick.
Takashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Takashi lands with a kick to the temple. Park shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Park appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Park's coach down at KING OF PAIN was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Park's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Park lands with a shot to the body.

Park takes the fight into the clinch.
Takashi missing with knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Takashi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Takashi fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Takashi takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Takashi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Takashi misses with a few strikes there.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Takashi throws a lazy head kick
and Park counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Takashi thinking.
Takashi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Park closes the distance and clinches.
Takashi misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Park.
Takashi is looking to control Park's arms but Park gets an underhook and turns him. Now Takashi has his back to the cage.

Takashi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Park is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Park wants to clinch up but Takashi keeps it at a distance.
Park works Takashi's body with a nice hook.
Park fails to land the takedown.
Takashi changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Yamamoto Takashi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Richard Park.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Park is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Takashi misses with a low kick.
Park is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Takashi with a body shot.

Park clinches.

Takashi breaks the clinch.
Takashi misses with a head kick.
Park swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Takashi.
Park staying out of range there.
A head kick misses from Takashi.
Decent striking displayed by Park there.
Takashi circles away from the clinch attempt.
Park misses with a takedown attempt - Takashi sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Park uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Takashi.
Takashi throws a head kick that misses.
Park jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Takashi avoids the head kick by Park.
Takashi throws a head kick but Park moves out of range.
Park is looking to clinch.
Takashi throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Takashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Park scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Takashi misses with a low kick.
Park fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Takashi looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Park throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

Park has managed to clinch.

Park pulls guard.
Park looks winded!

Takashi gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Takashi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Park moves into the clinch.

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

A close round but Richard Park will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Takashi throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Takashi misses with a head kick.
Park lands a body shot.
Park tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Park scores with a jab to the body.
Park avoids the head kick by Takashi.
Takashi takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Park misses with a body kick.
Park moves in looking to clinch but Takashi pushes him off.
Park connects with a body shot that sends Takashi's belly button to the back.
Takashi slaps away a takedown attempt from Park, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Takashi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick and Park moves out of range easily.
Park let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Takashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Park is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Takashi rather than just go for the knockout.
Park misses with a low kick as Takashi jumps back.
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!
Park lands with a nice body punch.
Park has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The fight stays on the outside here - Park looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Park is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Park throws a right hand that Takashi ducks under and follows up with a left that Takashi also avoids with ease.
Takashi leaves Park with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Park is breathing heavily.
Park shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Takashi pinned against the cage. Takashi gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Yamamoto Takashi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Richard Park.
A good leg kick by Takashi.
Park looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Takashi is fending him off so far but Park persists. Nope, Takashi circles away and we're back to standing.
Takashi fires out a quick counter leg kick but Park just manages to avoid it.
Takashi throws a head kick but Park moves out of range.
Park now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Park tries to close the distance and clinch but Takashi swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A head kick misses from Takashi.
Park misses with a head kick.
A head kick misses from Takashi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Takashi.
Takashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Takashi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Takashi lands a high kick!
Park lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick
and Park counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Yamamoto Takashi is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Takashi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Takashi keeps the fight on the outside.
Takashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Park's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Park pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A chopping leg kick lands by Takashi.
Park slips a jab and a cross from Takashi.

Park darts in and clinches Takashi up against the cage.

Takashi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Park tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Takashi paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Takashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Park works Takashi's body with a nice hook.

Park has taken the fight to the clinch.

Takashi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Park is looking to clinch.
Park doesn't manage to clinch there - Takashi circles away.
Takashi throws a head kick but Park moves out of range.
Takashi stuffs the takedown attempt from Park. Park gets slowly back to his feet.
Takashi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Takashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Takashi throws a combination that misses

and Park moves into the clinch.
Takashi is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Park is keeping busy.
Park tries to pull guard but Takashi holds him up against the cage and eventually Park drops back down to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Takashi manages to break the clinch.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.

Park has closed the distance and engaged Takashi in a clinch.

Takashi breaks the clinch.

Park has closed the distance and engaged Takashi in a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Takashi breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Takashi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Park.
Takashi feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Park fails in his attempt to clinch.
Park lands a nice hook to Takashi's body. Takashi takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Takashi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Park blocks a head kick by Takashi.
Takashi has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Park tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yamamoto Takashi dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Takashi throws a sloppy head kick
and Park counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Good work by Park as he checks the leg kick.
Takashi avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Park gets a clinch.

Takashi breaks the clinch.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Park looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Park lands with a cross.
A good leg kick by Takashi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Takashi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Park checks a low kick from Takashi.

Park instigates a clinch.

Takashi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Park tries to clinch up but Takashi circles away and keeps his distance.
Yamamoto Takashi is winning the standup battle so far.
A head kick misses from Takashi.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takashi lands a leg kick that knocks Park off balance momentarily.
Park shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Takashi as he jumps to the side.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick
letting Park counter with a right hand.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick and Park moves out of range easily.
As Takashi backs off Park throws a huge counter combo but Takashi manages to avoid it all.

Park has taken the fight to the clinch.

Takashi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Takashi is looking to chop away at Park's legs.
Park checks a low kick from Takashi.

Park takes the fight into the clinch.

Takashi breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Takashi misses with a shot to the body
enabling Park to counter with a crisp jab.

Park rushes Takashi and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Takashi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Park fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Park gets a clinch.
Park has Takashi pushed against the cage.

Takashi breaks the clinch.
Park stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Takashi.
Park digs a good body shot into Takashi's ribs.
Takashi connects with a high kick.
Takashi throws out a leg kick but Park moves out of range and Takashi only half commits.
Park cracks Takashi with a good jab.
Park comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Jab, jab by Park - just one landing.
Park scores with a punch to the head.
Park fails to land the takedown.
Yamamoto Takashi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Richard Park.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Takashi.
Park tries to clinch up.
A nice leg kick lands there from Takashi.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Park looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Takashi is fending him off so far but Park persists. Nope, Takashi circles away and we're back to standing.
Park just misses with a punch to the body.
Takashi throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Park ducks under a wild hook from Takashi.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Park throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Takashi keeps the fight on the outside.
Takashi throws a sloppy head kick and Park moves out of range easily.
Takashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Park changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Takashi.

Park has closed the distance and engaged Takashi in a clinch.
Takashi scores a nice knee to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Takashi's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Park tries to clinch but Takashi moves out of range.
Takashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Park throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Park is looking to clinch.
Takashi goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Takashi misses with a body shot
letting Park counter with a right hand.
Park is looking to clinch but Takashi is avoiding it.
Park fails to land the takedown.
Park wants to clinch up but Takashi keeps it at a distance.
Park fails with an attempt to clinch.

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 Yamamoto Takashi.
I think Takashi has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Yamamoto Takashi!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Yamamoto Takashi!
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight for Yamamoto Takashi!

Yamamoto Takashi wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Eduardo Batista and Roger Rydell. Roger Rydell will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

200 cm
18
155 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
164 cm
20
139 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Eduardo Batista!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Roger Rydell!
The judges for this bout are Sandra Marshall, Michael Johnstone and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rydell moves into the clinch.
Batista is looking for a takedown.
Batista is trying to pull guard but Rydell has him pressed against the cage.
Rydell tries to pull guard but Batista forces him back to his feet, against the cage.

Rydell gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Rydell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Batista keeps working.
Batista controlling the position well.
Batista is looking for a sweep. Rydell is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rydell thows a huge punch but Batista dodges it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batista is staying active underneath Rydell, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Batista is trying to get back to full guard.
Rydell is keen to just control but Batista is a slippery customer.
Rydell winds up and cracks Batista with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rydell trying to pass the guard but Batista defending well.
Batista desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Rydell passes to full mount!
Batista sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Nice strikes from Rydell there.
Batista is looking to control Rydell's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Batista avoid being mounted?
Batista really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Batista pushes Rydell off looking to stand but Rydell dives back in and keeps control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Batista keeping control of the position.
Rydell wants to pass to mount but Batista is defending the position.
Batista is trying to maintain the position but Rydell is very close to passing his half guard.
Rydell looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Rydell tries to stand and escape but Batista is controlling the position.
Batista tries to roll over but Rydell keeps him under control.

Batista looking for submissions off his back.
Batista looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Rydell seems to be looking for submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rydell is trying to control the action in half guard but Batista is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rydell doesn't manage to clinch there - Batista circles away.
Rydell fails to land the takedown.

Rydell has Batista up against the cage in a clinch.

Batista manages to pull guard.

Batista has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rydell can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Batista working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rydell.
Rydell works over Batista with some ground and pound from guard.
Rydell looking to pass the guard.

Rydell gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Rydell wants to clinch up but Batista keeps it at a distance.
Batista changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Rydell tries to avoid it but Batista manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Rydell to the ground. Rydell escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Eduardo Batista. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Batista is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Rydell.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Batista tries to keep at a distance but Rydell has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rydell prevents a takedown attempt there.
Batista tries to work over Rydell's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Batista gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Rydell lands a right hand that snaps the head of Batista backwards.
Rydell tries a body shot but Batista blocks it.

Rydell manages to pull guard.

Rydell looking for a guillotine here but Batista defends easily.
Batista distracts Rydell with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Rydell manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Batista manages to get himself to full guard.

Batista is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Batista is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Batista holds on and takes a little breather.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rydell wants to control from the top but Batista keeps moving.
Batista has a closed guard, preventing Rydell from standing up.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Batista holds on and takes a little breather.
Batista lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Batista stays in close to Rydell's body and controls the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

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

Batista trying to strike off his back.
Batista pulls Rydell in close to prevent any damage.
Rydell wants to control from the top but Batista keeps moving.
Rydell throws a big elbow that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Batista working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rydell.
Rydell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Batista is trying to keep Rydell in close.
Batista controlling the position.
Rydell throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Batista works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Batista keeping moving, preventing Rydell from controlling successfully.

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

Excellent takedown into side control there by Rydell.
Batista gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Rydell wants to control the pace but Batista is squirming around nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Batista doing his best to control the position. Can he escape?

Rydell is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Batista to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Batista shrugs it off.
Rydell landing strikes, looking to finish!
Rydell lands a nice shot to the head.
Batista is looking to get to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Batista looks out of his depth in this position - he's holding on tight.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Roger Rydell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!



Rydell gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Rydell is trying to pull guard but Batista has him pressed against the cage.
Rydell goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Batista has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rydell avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Batista drops down looking for an ankle pick but Rydell pulls his leg out and moves away.
Rydell is looking to clinch.
Rydell tries to close the distance and clinch but Batista swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Batista appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Rydell. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.

Rydell rushes Batista and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Batista drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Eduardo Batista. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Batista's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rydell throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Rydell is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Batista is keeping busy.
Batista managing to block the knees to the body from Rydell.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Batista tries for a takedown. No joy.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Rydell.

Rydell successfully pulls guard.
Rydell keeping moving, preventing Batista from controlling successfully.
Rydell is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Rydell is trying to control the position but Batista postures up.

Batista gets to his feet. Rydell looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Batista has his takedown stuffed
and Rydell counters with a series of strikes. Batista will be more careful next time no doubt.

Batista clinches.
Rydell tries a body shot but Batista blocks it.
Rydell can't get the takedown.
Rydell leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Batista has had enough of the clinch but Rydell keeps him there for the moment.
Batista on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Roger Rydell seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Batista swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Batista takes an elbow to the forehead.
Rydell avoiding damage as Batista throws knees to the body.

Rydell pulls guard successfully.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Batista wants to control from the top but Rydell keeps moving.
Rydell will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.

Rydell wriggles free and stands up.

Rydell has Batista up against the cage in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rydell tries to pull guard but Batista won't allow it.

Rydell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
No luck for Rydell with that takedown attempt.
Batista leaves Rydell with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Rydell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Rydell.

Rydell gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Batista preventing the sweep.
Batista trying to control but Rydell is working from the bottom.

Batista gets to his feet - Rydell follows without any prompting.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Batista swats away the attempt to clinch by Rydell.

Rydell darts in and clinches Batista up against the cage.

Rydell pulls guard effortlessly.

Batista gets to his feet - Rydell follows without any prompting.

Rydell darts in and clinches Batista up against the cage.
Rydell fails to pull guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Batista tightens his grip and picks Rydell up, before dumping him to the ground. Rydell manages to land in guard.
Rydell wants to get back to his feet but Batista passes into half guard.

Rydell is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Eduardo Batista has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Roger Rydell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Rydell is defending against the submission attempts here by Batista.

And that's the end of the fight!
Roger Rydell comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rydell 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 Sandra Marshall scores the fight for Roger Rydell!
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight for Roger Rydell!
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Roger Rydell!

Roger Rydell wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Xavior Reo and Robert Stone. Stone has chosen Chill Bill as his entrance music. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

150 cm
25
130 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
175 cm
18
150 lbs
3 - 0 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Good chin
BJJ White Belt
Counter fighter
Solid 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 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Xavior Reo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of The Island, Robert Stone!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Dirk Anderson and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stone thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Reo if he has to take too many more of those.
Reo swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Stone counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Reo slips a jab from Stone.
Stone is looking to land body kicks.
Stone thuds his shin into the meat of Reo's side.
Good leg kick by Stone there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Reo definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Reo lands a head shot.

It looks like Robert Stone has been cut.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Stone. Reo shrugs it off though.
A punch combination from Reo misses.
Stone thuds his shin into the meat of Reo's side.
Reo on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Stone swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Reo looks for the body kick but Stone saw that one coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Reo scores with a nice head shot.
Reo throws a hook but Stone avoids it easily.
Reo's corner calls for a 1-2. Reo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Stone feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Reo's calf.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reo is looking to clinch.

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

Stone is rocked!
Nice defenses there by Stone.
Stone slips under a jab.
Stone connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Reo's hands.
Stone fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Reo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Reo will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Stone lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Stone displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Reo throws out the jab.
Stone has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Reo checks a leg kick.
Reo tries to land a body kick
and Stone counters with a good low kick that Reo was not able to check.
A jab lands there for Stone.
Reo looks to score with a jab to the body but Stone is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reo throws a body shot but no joy.
Stone lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Stone misses with a head kick.
Stone throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
A swing and a miss from Reo.
Stone throws a low kick but Reo moves out of range easily.
Stone tries a head kick but it misses.
Reo misses with a two punch combination.
Stone steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Reo.
Reo swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Stone slips a jab and a cross from Reo.
The fighters circle momentarily. Reo darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Stone.

Reo has taken the fight to the clinch.
Stone lands an elbow inside that Reo shrugs off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reo tries to break free but Stone pushes him back against the cage.
Stone missing with knees to the body.

Stone breaks the clinch.
Stone ducks under a wild hook from Reo.
Stone throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Stone lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Reo wants to clinch but Stone slips to the side
and Stone counters with an inside leg kick.
Reo misses with a head kick.
Stone tries a quick counter leg kick but Reo is wise to it.
Stone wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Stone lets loose with a powerful body kick. Reo will feel that in the morning.
Reo throws a head kick but Stone moves out of range.
Stone dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Stone connects with an inside leg kick.
Reo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stone lands with a few short shots to the body.

Reo is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Stone wants to improve his position but Reo is controlling well.

Reo is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Stone slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Stone lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

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

A close round but Robert Stone will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Robert Stone's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Reo moves out of range of the leg kick from Stone.
Reo misses with a head kick.
Reo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Reo throws a shot from downtown. Stone moves away and avoids it.
Reo throws a looping overhand right but Stone ducks down to avoid it.
Reo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Stone.
Stone lands with a thumping leg kick.
Reo connects with a crisp jab.
Stone moves away from the strike by Reo.
Stone uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Reo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stone checks the leg kick.
Reo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Reo throws a head kick that misses.
Stone only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Reo misses with a two punch combination.
Reo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Stone avoids the head kick by Reo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reo throws a right hand that Stone ducks under and follows up with a left that Stone also avoids with ease.

Stone instigates a clinch.
Reo is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Stone to keep the fight standing.
Stone with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Reo jumps guard but Stone turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Stone with a knee to the head.
Stone is stalling here.
Reo managing to block the knees to the body from Stone.
Stone trying to land knees to the body.
Stone lands a knee to the head.
Stone with a knee to the head.
Reo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Stone breaks the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stone misses with a kick to the body.
Stone avoids a punch combination nicely.
It seemed like Stone was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reo lands a slapping body shot.
Reo misses with a right hand
and Stone makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Reo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stone.
Stone appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Stone lands with a shot to the body.
Stone looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Stone fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A chopping leg kick lands by Stone.
Reo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Stone looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Reo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Reo is looking to clinch but Stone is avoiding it.
Reo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Stone. Stone obviously looking to wear him down.
Stone lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Reo. Those never looked like landing.
Reo swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Stone counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Reo misses with a hook
and Stone counters with a low kick, right behind Reo 's knee.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Stone.
Stone walks forward, straight into a front kick from Reo.
A left and a right from Reo both land. Nice combination.
Reo throws a poor cross that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Reo throws a sloppy head kick and Stone moves out of range easily.
A cross from Stone lands.
Stone is looking to score with low kicks.
Robert Stone is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Reo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Stone swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Stone only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Reo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stone manages to avoid it.
Stone has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Stone delivers a nice body kick.
Reo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks 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!
Reo misses with a kick to the body

and Stone moves into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stone connects with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Reo fails to land.
Stone lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Stone using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Reo tries to pull guard but Stone holds him up against the cage and eventually Reo drops back down to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Xavior Reo. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Stone lands a knee to the head.
Reo is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Robert Stone seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Reo takes an elbow to the temple.
Reo being controlled against the cage.
Stone lands a good knee to the midsection. Reo won't want to take too many of those.
Stone lands a knee to the body.
Reo on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robert Stone showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Robert Stone's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Stone tries a low kick but Reo avoids it.
Reo uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Stone has time to react.
Stone fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Reo misses with a hook
and Stone makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Reo really felt that one!
A looping hook to the body misses from Stone. Reo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Stone scores with a jab to the body.
Stone is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Reo rather than just go for the knockout.
Stone throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Stone jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Stone blocks a head kick by Reo.
Robert Stone seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Reo throws a shot to the body.
Reo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Xavior Reo is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Reo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Stone circles away quickly and effectively.
Reo throws a right and a left that Stone avoids nicely.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stone checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reo throws a left and a right that both miss
and Stone counters with a nice leg kick.
Reo misses with a looping left.
Reo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Stone can pounce on him.
Reo throws a head kick but Stone moves out of range.
Reo misses with a wild body shot.
Reo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Reo misses with the combination.
Stone only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Reo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Stone.

Stone instigates a clinch.

Stone breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Stone thuds his shin into the meat of Reo's side.
Reo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Reo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Xavior Reo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reo throws out a leg kick but Stone moves out of range and Reo only half commits.
Stone swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Reo misses with a lunging right hand
and Stone counters with a thumping low kick.
Stone listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stone lands a leg kick that knocks Reo off balance momentarily.
Reo misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Stone makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Reo looks to land a left hand but Stone moved out of range nicely.
Stone is trying to counter with his kicks.
Reo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Reo tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Stone counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Stone blocks a low kick nicely.
Stone fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Reo on the side of the head.
Stone scores with a nice body kick.
Stone connects with a leg kick. Reo looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Reo tries to clinch but Stone moves away
enabling Stone to counter with a crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Reo
and Stone makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Reo really felt that one!
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Stone - that will leave a mark!
Reo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Reo throws a body punch but Stone moves out of range.
Stone lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Reo thows a left - swing and a miss!
A little jabbing left from Stone on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stone stuns Reo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Stone moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A lazy left from Reo finds it's target.
Reo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stone manages to avoid it.
Reo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Reo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stone was well out of range. Poor timing from Reo.
Nice body kick from Stone.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stone blocks a head kick by Reo.
Reo misses with a jab to the body
and Stone counters with a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stone fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Reo needs to keep his hands up - Stone had a free shot at his head there.
Reo misses with a lunging right hand
and Stone counters with a good low kick that Reo was not able to check.
Stone lands with a thumping leg kick.
Stone avoids a punch combination nicely.
Reo throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Stone counters with a good, hard body kick but Reo shrugs it off.
Reo swings for the body but Stone moves out of range.

Stone moves into the clinch.
Reo tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Stone avoids it.

Stone breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Robert Stone is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
That kick from Stone tenderised Reo's leg. Reo is trying to keep his angry face on.

And that's the end of the fight!
Robert Stone comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Stone 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 Peter Branson scores the fight for Robert Stone!
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Robert Stone!
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Robert Stone!

Robert Stone wins by unanimous decision!

Robert Stone thanked the fans post fight for their support.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
76%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Yevgeni Kozlov and Jesse Kshymensky . Kozlov kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is For those about to Rock. Jesse Kshymensky struggled to make weight for this fight. He only made it down to 146.2lbs at the first attempt and had to take the additional two hours to make the official bout weight. Let's see how much it's taken out of him. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

168 cm
25
155 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
175 cm
27
155 lbs
2 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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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 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Yevgeni Kozlov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jesse Kshymensky !
The judges for this bout are Santiago Holmes, Sandra Marshall and Peter Branson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kozlov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kshymensky sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Kozlov somewhat.

Kshymensky moves into the clinch successfully.
Kshymensky fails to pull guard.
Kshymensky stops a takedown attempt from Kozlov.
Kozlov missing with knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kozlov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Kshymensky is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Yevgeni Kozlov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kozlov drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Kshymensky breaks the clinch.
Kozlov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kshymensky .

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kozlov fails with the takedown
and Kshymensky counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kshymensky thumps Kozlov with a low kick.
Kshymensky lands with a kick to the temple. Kozlov shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Kozlov has been working on his balance at Harambe Remembrance Hall, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Kshymensky .
Kozlov misses with a takedown attempt - Kshymensky sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Kozlov shoots in for a takedown but Kshymensky shows good takedown defense.
Kshymensky fails to land the takedown.
Horrible takedown attempt by Kshymensky or perhaps it was just good defense by Kozlov, which made it look bad.
Kozlov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kshymensky slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kozlov is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Kshymensky .
The crowd cheers as Kshymensky lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kozlov doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Kozlov dives in and scores a takedown into Kshymensky 's guard.
Kshymensky trying to keep a closed guard but Kozlov is proving a slippery customer.
Kozlov sitting in guard here, content to control.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kozlov throws a big right hand that misses.
Kozlov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Kozlov throws a big elbow that misses.
Kozlov trying to control the position from guard on top but Kshymensky is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kshymensky wants to get back to his feet but Kozlov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Kozlov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

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

That's four 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.
Kshymensky lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Kshymensky connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kshymensky lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Kozlov shoots in but no luck this time.

Kozlov manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Kshymensky on his heels. He'll look to pass Kshymensky 's guard now, I'm sure.
Kozlov trying to control the position from guard on top but Kshymensky is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kshymensky shoots in for a takedown but Kozlov shows good takedown defense.
Kshymensky dives in and grabs Kozlov's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kozlov pushes down on Kshymensky 's head and hops out.
Kozlov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Kshymensky sprawls and moves away.
Kshymensky lands a two punch combo.
Kshymensky looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Kshymensky pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Kshymensky drives through and clinches with Kozlov against the cage.
Kshymensky is trying to push Kozlov away but Kozlov has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Kozlov is trying to pull guard but Kshymensky turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Kozlov manages to break the clinch.
Kshymensky lands with a nice combination. Kozlov backs away looking to recover.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kshymensky fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Yevgeni Kozlov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jesse Kshymensky .
Kozlov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kshymensky is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kozlov fails with a takedown attempt.
A cross from Kshymensky lands.
Kshymensky darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kshymensky has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kshymensky tries a head kick but it misses.
Kozlov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kshymensky defends well and Kozlov ends up having to push Kshymensky into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A head kick misses from Kshymensky .
Kozlov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kozlov lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kshymensky keeps Kozlov at a distance using the push kick.
Kshymensky scores with a shot to the body.
Kshymensky lands a slapping body shot.
Jesse Kshymensky seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Kozlov closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Kshymensky quickly recovers to half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kshymensky wants to get back to full guard.

Kozlov is working for a submission of some sort.
Kozlov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Kozlov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kozlov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kozlov working Kshymensky over with strikes.
Kshymensky pushes Kozlov off but Kozlov dives into side control.
Kozlov trying to control the action but Kshymensky is working from the bottom.
Kozlov just content to control the position.

Kozlov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Kshymensky is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Kozlov is working Kshymensky over with some ground and pound from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kshymensky is not content to let Kozlov control the position.
Kshymensky tries to improve position but can't.
Kozlov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kshymensky keeps working.

Kozlov is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Kshymensky knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Kozlov is chipping away with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesse Kshymensky showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Kozlov fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Kshymensky shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Kozlov feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kozlov fails to land the takedown.
Kshymensky catches Kozlov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kshymensky goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Kshymensky shoots in and gets a takedown into Kozlov's guard.
Kshymensky trying to control the position from guard on top but Kozlov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kshymensky won't allow Kozlov to sweep him here.
Kshymensky takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kozlov has his feet on Kshymensky 's thighs here. He's pushed Kshymensky off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Kshymensky screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:23 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Yevgeni Kozlov!
Yevgeni Kozlov 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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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between James Mitchell and Alexander Reynolds. Alexander Reynolds has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

187 cm
20
137 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
162 cm
26
145 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, James Mitchell!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Alexander Reynolds!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Sandra Marshall and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Reynolds - just one landing.
Mitchell is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

Mitchell is rocked!
Mitchell really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Reynolds throws a lazy uppercut
and Mitchell counters with a nice body kick.
Oh Mitchell is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Reynolds drops Mitchell with a naaaaasty hook - Mitchell is in real trouble here! Reynolds dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alexander Reynolds!
Alexander Reynolds is the new featherweight champion!
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