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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Geronimo Apache and Paul McCann. Apache comes to the cage accompanied by Eye of the Tiger. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

179 cm
25
164 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
176 cm
22
165 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Good chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Geronimo Apache!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Paul McCann!
The judges for this bout are Damien Edna, Francis DeMontford and John Mangel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McCann scores with a shot to the body.
McCann throws a looping overhand right but Apache ducks down to avoid it.
Apache shoots and misses
and McCann counters with a nice uppercut.
McCann avoids the head kick by Apache.
McCann appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Apache fakes a jab and throws a low kick but McCann checks it well.
McCann lands with a shot to the body.
Nice shot lands for McCann.
McCann lands a body shot.
Apache is breathing heavily.
Apache tries for a takedown but McCann circles away easily
and McCann counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Apache takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Apache is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
McCann fakes the body blow, causing Apache to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Apache goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Paul McCann!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sergei Kharitonov and Tim Ortiz. The key to victory for Sergei Kharitonov has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

183 cm
21
255 lbs
2 - 4 - 0
200 cm
22
276 lbs
8 - 11 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

Voodoo Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sergei Kharitonov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Tim Ortiz!
The judges for this bout are Summer Carpenter, Donatello Bradman and Chris Dean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kharitonov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Kharitonov waves his right hand out in front of him, looking to distract Ortiz. Oh, he's unloaded a beast of a left hand - it worked! He's dropped Ortiz to the canvas! Can he finish him!?
Ortiz can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kharitonov controls the pace.
Ortiz wants to get back to his feet but Kharitonov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Kharitonov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ortiz wants to stand and escape but Kharitonov is having none of it.
Ortiz being controlled here, momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kharitonov stands and steps away. Ortiz gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Ortiz takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kharitonov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ortiz.
Ortiz throws a head kick that misses.

Kharitonov instigates a clinch.
Kharitonov is pressed up against the cage. Ortiz has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Kharitonov down to the mat. Kharitonov avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ortiz. Kharitonov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kharitonov connects with a body shot that sends Ortiz's belly button to the back.
Ortiz has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Ortiz has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kharitonov.
Ortiz walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kharitonov drops Ortiz with a naaaaasty hook - Ortiz is in real trouble here! Kharitonov dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Kharitonov!
A very excited looking Sergei Kharitonov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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53%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Chase Xeno and Kaleo Castell. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
26
165 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
170 cm
25
160 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Basic striking
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Chase Xeno!
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 Sydney, Kaleo Castell!
The judges for this bout are Donatello Bradman, Topper Green and Darius Henderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Castell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Castell wants to clinch up but Xeno keeps it at a distance.
Xeno definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Castell tries to score a power double leg takedown but Xeno sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Castell somewhat.
Xeno misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Castell is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Xeno is trying hard to land a takedown here. Castell sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Xeno tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Castell fails with a takedown attempt.
Xeno displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Castell.
Chase Xeno has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaleo Castell.
Castell tries to clinch there but Xeno circles away.

Xeno has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Xeno gets control of Castell's arms and successfully pulls guard. Xeno will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Castell wants to stand but Xeno has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Xeno pulls Castell in close to prevent any damage.

Castell thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Castell passes into half guard.

Castell looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Xeno is doing well to control the position and prevent Castell from advancing to side control.

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.

Castell is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Castell is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Xeno still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Xeno has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Xeno happy to just control the position for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Xeno decides to take the fight back to the feet.

Castell tries to keep at a distance but Xeno has taken the fight into the clinch.
Castell working aggressively here.
Xeno lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Castell backwards.

Castell has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Xeno clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!

Xeno manages to escape to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Castell tries to close the distance and clinch up but Xeno swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Castell on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Xeno scores with a nice right hand.

Xeno gets a clinch.
Xeno working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Xeno - that landed with a thud.
Xeno dodges an elbow strike from Castell.
Castell is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Xeno pulls him back up using the underhooks.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Castell misses with the head strike.
Xeno is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Xeno is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Castell pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Xeno is trying to push Castell away but Castell has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Xeno working hard to break the clinch.
Castell misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Chase Xeno dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Xeno catches Castell with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Castell takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Xeno lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

It looks like Kaleo Castell has been cut.
Nice takedown defense from Castell. No joy for Xeno on that attempt.

Castell has closed the distance and engaged Xeno in a clinch.
Xeno wants to get back to striking at distance but Castell won't allow it.
Xeno looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Castell tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Xeno avoids it.
Xeno wants to get back to striking at distance but Castell won't allow it.
Xeno lands a right hand.
Castell tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Xeno lands with a right to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castell throws a head punch that misses.
Castell tries for a takedown but Xeno manages to get underhooks.
Xeno blocks an uppercut.
Castell blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Xeno takes a shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Castell misses with a punch on the inside.
Xeno tries to pull guard but Castell won't allow it.
A right hand to the body from Xeno.

Castell manages to break the clinch.
Xeno will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Castell is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chase Xeno. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Castell wants to clinch but Xeno slips to the side
and Xeno cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Xeno shoots in and drives through. Castell sprawls well.
Castell changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Castell gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Castell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Xeno works the jab nicely.
Castell shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Xeno pinned against the cage. Xeno gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Castell is breathing heavily.
Castell tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Xeno paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Xeno tries to counter with a takedown but Castell is quick to defend against it.
Xeno throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Castell's waist but Castell gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Xeno off to one side.
Xeno tries to land a leg kick but Castell saw it coming and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Xeno bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Castell's head backwards.
Xeno is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Castell can do to turn this around?
Xeno circles away from the clinch attempt
letting Xeno counter with a right hand.
Nice cross by Xeno.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Xeno scores with a nice strike.
Xeno swats away the attempt to clinch by Castell.
Good shot there by Xeno.
Castell closes the distance looking to clinch
and Xeno counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Xeno is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Castell tries to land a body kick
and Xeno counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Castell shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Xeno pinned against the cage. Xeno gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castell walks into a stiff left hand from Xeno.
Xeno stuffs the takedown attempt from Castell. Castell gets slowly back to his feet.
Castell drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

Castell is rocked!
Castell tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Castell moves forwards but Xeno connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Castell is still on wobbly legs! Can Xeno finish him?
Castell walks into a stiff left hand from Xeno.
Castell shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Xeno sprawls well. Xeno wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Castell gets slowly back to his feet.
Chase Xeno is winning the standup battle so far.
Castell throws the left hand but Xeno avoids the punch easily.
Castell seems to have recovered his senses.
Castell tries to clinch up but Xeno circles away and keeps his distance.
Xeno throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Castell stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Xeno scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Xeno clinches with his opponent.
Castell fails to pull the fight into his guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Xeno is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Castell wants to break the clinch but can't.
Castell has Xeno pressed against the cage, preventing Xeno from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Xeno is trying to break free.
Xeno softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Xeno is trying to break the clinch but Castell has him pressed against the cage.
Xeno tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Castell avoids it.
Xeno has had enough of the clinch but Castell keeps him there for the moment.
Castell lands with a short shot to the head.
Castell tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Xeno pushes Castell back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Castell tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Xeno presses Castell against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

Xeno manages to break the clinch.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Chase Xeno dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Kaleo Castell's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!



Castell tries to keep at a distance but Xeno has taken the fight into the clinch.
Castell wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Xeno wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Castell can't get the takedown.
Castell tries to circle away but Xeno has him pinned against the cage.

Xeno's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Castell gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Xeno cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Castell walks into a straight right hand from Xeno.
Castell tries for a takedown but Xeno circles away easily

and Xeno moves into the clinch.
Chase Xeno has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaleo Castell.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Xeno is trying to break free.
Castell swings wildly with an uppercut but Xeno uses good head movement to avoid it.
Xeno has Castell pushed against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Castell fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Castell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Xeno wants to get back to striking at distance but Castell won't allow it.
Xeno is trying to push Castell away but Castell has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

Castell gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.

Xeno makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Xeno connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Xeno lands a jab to the nose.
Castell fails with an attempt to clinch.
Castell shoots and misses
and Xeno counters with a stiff right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Xeno getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Xeno tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Castell swivels and escapes.

Xeno has Castell up against the cage in a clinch.
Castell misses with the head strike.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castell throws a series of punches but Xeno moves out of range.
Xeno connects with a body shot that sends Castell's belly button to the back.
Castell leaves Xeno with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

Xeno has managed to clinch.
Xeno has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Castell is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Xeno avoiding damage as Castell throws knees to the body.
Castell looking for a takedown.
A short right from Xeno.
Castell keeps control of Xeno as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

Xeno pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Castell wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castell changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Xeno tries to avoid it but Castell manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Xeno to the ground. Xeno escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Kaleo Castell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Castell throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Xeno's waist but Xeno gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Castell off to one side.

Castell gets tackled into the cage by Xeno. Xeno maintains the clinch.

Xeno escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Xeno displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Castell.
Chase Xeno is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Xeno shoots in but no luck this time.
Castell wants to clinch but Xeno slips to the side
and Xeno counters with a lovely shot to the body.

Xeno closes the distance and clinches.

Xeno has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Castell uses from the top position.

Castell thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Xeno controlling the position.
Chase Xeno overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Xeno is working an open guard so Castell takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Xeno tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Castell defends well and Xeno ends up having to push Castell into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Xeno shoots in for a double leg but Castell sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Castell doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Xeno counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Xeno tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Castell defends well and Xeno ends up having to push Castell into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Castell moves in looking to clinch but Xeno pushes him off.
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!
Xeno looks for a takedown but Castell sprawls well.
Castell steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Xeno.
Castell misses with a takedown attempt - Xeno sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

Xeno moves into the clinch successfully.
Kaleo Castell has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Xeno working hard to break the clinch.
Castell misses with some punches.
Chase Xeno has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Xeno avoids the elbow strike from Castell, against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Chase Xeno showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Xeno 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 Donatello Bradman scores the fight 30:27
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 30:27
Judge Darius Henderson scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Chase Xeno!

During a confident post fight interview, Chase Xeno thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
53%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Steve Sanchez and Callum Welsh. Sanchez comes into the arena with Where is My Mind? by Pixies blaring out of the sound system. Callum Welsh will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

178 cm
21
158 lbs
6 - 9 - 0
198 cm
25
155 lbs
5 - 9 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent elbows
Very quick
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
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 6 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Steve Sanchez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Callum Welsh!
The judges for this bout are Chris Dean, Damien Edna and Steve Erwin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Welsh misses with a kick to the body.
Welsh keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sanchez.
Sanchez catches Welsh with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Welsh throws a push kick but Sanchez slaps the foot to one side.
Welsh throws a low kick, looking for Sanchez's leg but Sanchez calmly moves out of range.

Sanchez gets the takedown into side control.
Check out the look on Sanchez's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Welsh is looking for a sweep.
Welsh dodges the ground and pound from Sanchez.
Welsh is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Welsh is looking for a sweep.
Sanchez is looking to take a break and control but Welsh is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Welsh is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Welsh is looking for a sweep.
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!
Welsh is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Sanchez trying to control the action but Welsh is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Welsh stops Sanchez from passing to mount.
Welsh is looking for a sweep.
Welsh wants to control but Sanchez postures up.
Welsh tries to bench press Sanchez off him but Sanchez keeps the position.
Sanchez working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Sanchez scores with a couple of short elbows.
Sanchez 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.
Welsh tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Welsh takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.

Welsh is rocked!
Sanchez lands a strong strike to the head of Welsh. That's dazed him! Sanchez looking to finish here. Welsh is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Sanchez lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steve Sanchez!
Steve Sanchez 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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RATING
46%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mr Joshua and John Dio. Mr Joshua has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

193 cm
22
255 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
190 cm
24
245 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very quick
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Mr Joshua!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, John Dio!
The judges for this bout are Donatello Bradman, Ben Watson and Topper Green.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dio misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Joshua was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joshua.
Joshua dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Joshua connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Dio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Joshua jabs Dio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Joshua throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Dio gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Joshua gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mr Joshua!
Mr Joshua opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.
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pop
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RATING
88%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between George Smith and Jenean Garafallo. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

163 cm
26
140 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
152 cm
27
141 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Basic striking
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, George Smith!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jenean Garafallo!
The judges for this bout are Skip Squint, Steve Erwin and Hugh Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith tries to close the distance and clinch but Garafallo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Garafallo misses with a series of wild punches.
Smith throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Garafallo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jenean Garafallo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Garafallo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Garafallo avoids the head kick by Smith.
Smith keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Garafallo takes a kick to the side of the head.

Garafallo rushes Smith and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Garafallo drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Garafallo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Smith gets tackled into the cage by Garafallo. Garafallo maintains the clinch.

Garafallo turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smith is trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garafallo lands a decent elbow from side control.
Smith tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Garafallo presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Smith tries to get back to half guard but can't.
We've been hearing good reports from Smith's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Smith tries to hold on but Garafallo postures up.
Smith is wriggling around trying to escape.
Garafallo lands a nice shot to the head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Garafallo controlling his opponent.
Garafallo raining down hammerfists from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith is trying to escape the mount.
Smith is working hard here to advance position.
Garafallo controlling his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Garafallo is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Smith can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Garafallo looking to finish Smith with some ground and pound. This is bad for Smith!
Smith wants to control but Garafallo is having none of it.
Smith tries to get back to half guard but can't.
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!
Garafallo working Smith over with strikes here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Garafallo controlling the position easily from mount.
Smith is trying desperately to improve position.
Garafallo tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Smith regains half guard.
Smith tries to get to full guard but Garafallo has control of the leg.
Garafallo seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Garafallo working the head and body with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Garafallo content to control rather than advance.
Smith is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Garafallo jumps into side control!
Smith tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Garafallo tries for a kimura but Smith is defending well.
Smith can't do much from the bottom here.
Garafallo is looking to take a break and control but Smith is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Garafallo scoring with punches and elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jenean Garafallo dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Garafallo shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Smith defends it nicely.
Smith checks a leg kick nicely.
Smith was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A head kick misses from Smith.
Smith showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Garafallo.
It looked like Smith was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

Garafallo shoots in and bounces Smith off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Smith wants to sweep here but Garafallo controlling him for the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garafallo seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garafallo trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Smith has his foot on Garafallo's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Garafallo works his way back into a safe position though.
Garafallo is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Garafallo wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.

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

Garafallo drives through and clinches with Smith against the cage.
Smith gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Garafallo.
Garafallo has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Smith misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Garafallo.
Garafallo taking a breather.

Smith pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Garafallo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Garafallo tries to bum rush Smith with a series of wild strikes but Smith uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Smith lands a jab to the nose.

Garafallo instigates a clinch.
Garafallo tries to land knees in the clinch but Smith avoids the damage to the body.
Smith prevents a takedown attempt there.
George Smith has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jenean Garafallo.

Garafallo breaks the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Smith throws a head kick that half lands.
Garafallo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A punch combination from Smith misses.
Smith swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Smith connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Garafallo's hands.

Garafallo is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Smith's half guard.
Garafallo wants to free his trapped foot but Smith is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Garafallo wants to take a breather but Smith is having none of it.
Smith wants to improve his position but Garafallo is controlling well.
Smith regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith 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.
Garafallo content to stall in guard here.
Smith wants to sweep but no luck.
Smith controls Garafallo momentarily but Garafallo frees himself.
Garafallo passes easily into side control. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Smith wants to control but Garafallo postures up.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Smith is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Garafallo is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jenean Garafallo showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Garafallo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Smith.
Smith tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Garafallo tries to counter with a clinch but Smith shakes him off and moves away.
Smith darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Garafallo closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Smith's guard.
Garafallo is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

Smith had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Garafallo defends it easily.
Smith will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Garafallo thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Garafallo lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Garafallo wants to pass the guard but Smith is keeping the position.
Smith looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Garafallo puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

Garafallo is trying to work for a kimura but Smith is defending well.
Smith is in trouble now - Garafallo has advanced to mount!
Smith is working to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garafallo tries to control but Smith wriggling away.
Garafallo putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Smith tries to lock up and control but Garafallo gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Smith is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Garafallo is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Smith tries to reverse the position but Garafallo maintains control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Garafallo landing shots from mount.
Jenean Garafallo has got the better of the ground game so far.
Garafallo looking to control and managing it successfully.
Garafallo postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Smith looks a forlorn figure.
Smith is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Garafallo breaks from Smith's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Smith takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith tries to reverse the position but Garafallo maintains control.
Garafallo wants to control the pace but Smith is squirming around nicely.

Smith defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Garafallo.
Garafallo looking to control and managing it successfully.
Smith keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Smith is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
George Smith has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jenean Garafallo is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Garafallo scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Smith?

And that's the end of the fight!
Jenean Garafallo comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Garafallo 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 Skip Squint scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Erwin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Hugh Johnson scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jenean Garafallo!
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FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Cody Dillabrandt and Sean Jones. Dillabrandt kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is We Will Rock You. Sean Jones acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

170 cm
26
135 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
170 cm
26
145 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ White Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Cody Dillabrandt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Sean Jones!
The judges for this bout are Darius Henderson, Chris Dean and Summer Carpenter.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dillabrandt punishes Jones's body with a nice straight punch.
Dillabrandt swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Dillabrandt shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Jones sprawls well. Jones wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Dillabrandt gets slowly back to his feet.
A countering left hand to the body from Jones misses.
Good exchange - Jones coming out on top.
Jones looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Nice straight punches there by Jones. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Jones.
Jones closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Dillabrandt's shoulder, as Dillabrandt tries to avoid the shot.
Dillabrandt has been working on his balance at Kangaroo's MMA, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Jones.
Jones cracks Dillabrandt with a right hand to the side of the head.
Jones throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Dillabrandt stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Dillabrandt uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jones.
No luck for Dillabrandt with that takedown attempt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jones blocks a jab.
Dillabrandt misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Jones.
Jones looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Jones loads up on a big right hand but Dillabrandt slips the punch.

Dillabrandt moves into the clinch.
Dillabrandt fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Cody Dillabrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dillabrandt is trying to pull guard but Jones turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Dillabrandt letting Jones take a breather here.

Jones manages to break the clinch.
Jones misses with a left hand
and Dillabrandt counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Jones thinking.
Jones throws a looping overhand right but Dillabrandt ducks down to avoid it.
Dillabrandt dips to his left and cracks Jones with an uppercut!
A combination from Dillabrandt does no damage.
Dillabrandt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jones manages to avoid it.
Jones throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillabrandt throws a jab when Jones was well out of range.
Dillabrandt tries to score a power double leg takedown but Jones sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Dillabrandt somewhat.
Dillabrandt fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Dillabrandt walks into a straight right hand from Jones.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Jones throws a one two combo.
Danga de danga de dang - Jones scores with a four punch combination!
Dillabrandt uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jones.
Dillabrandt takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jones displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dillabrandt throws out the jab.
Jones misses with a wild body shot.
Dillabrandt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sean Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Dillabrandt drops down looking for a counter takedown but Jones sprawls and moves away.
Jones listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Jones lands with a straight right. Dillabrandt didn't see that one coming.
Dillabrandt keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Jones walks into a straight right hand from Dillabrandt.
Dillabrandt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Dillabrandt gets a double leg takedown into Jones's guard.
Dillabrandt throwing strikes but missing.
Dillabrandt lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Dillabrandt prevents Jones from getting back to his feet.
Dillabrandt 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.
Jones controlling Dillabrandt's posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dillabrandt postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Dillabrandt trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Jones keeping moving, preventing Dillabrandt from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
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!

Dillabrandt stands up from Jones's guard - Dillabrandt perhaps looking for a knockout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dillabrandt. Jones does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jones rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dillabrandt moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Dillabrandt takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Jones swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jones slips under a jab from Dillabrandt.
Dillabrandt throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jones scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sean Jones dominated that round.
That's time! Dillabrandt's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Dillabrandt wants to clinch.
Jones follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Dillabrandt throws a hook to the side of Jones's head but Jones sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dillabrandt with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Jones to score with a decent uppercut.
Dillabrandt with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Jones to score with a decent uppercut.
Dillabrandt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Dillabrandt throws a right hand that misses
and Jones counters with a nice uppercut.
Jones connects with a jab.
Jones throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dillabrandt sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dillabrandt throwing a counter right hand but Jones manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones misses with a combination

and Dillabrandt counters by clinching up.
Dillabrandt fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Dillabrandt tries to pull guard but Jones holds him up against the cage and eventually Dillabrandt drops back down to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillabrandt tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Cody Dillabrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dillabrandt tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Jones just stands there and leans against the cage.
Dillabrandt tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Jones just stands there and leans against the cage.
Dillabrandt is trying to pull guard but Jones turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Dillabrandt jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Jones walks away with a smile on his face. Dillabrandt gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Jones throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Dillabrandt misses with a left hand
and Jones makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Dillabrandt misses with an uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jones. Dillabrandt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jones throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Dillabrandt to counter with a crisp jab.
Dillabrandt misses the shot to the body.
Jones lands a nice hook to Dillabrandt's body. Dillabrandt takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Dillabrandt swings for the body but Jones moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillabrandt takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Dillabrandt throws an overhand right that lands on Jones's shoulder, as Jones tries to avoid the shot.
Jones displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jab from Dillabrandt.
A big left from Dillabrandt misses.
Jones misses with a left hand
and Dillabrandt counters with a stiff right hand.
Jones lands with a right hand.
Jones moves out of range of the strikes.
Dillabrandt misses with an uppercut.
Jones lands a lovely overhand right.
Jones misses with a lunging right hand
and Dillabrandt cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jones looks to land a right hand but Dillabrandt moved out of range.
Dillabrandt loads up on a big right hand but Jones slips the punch.
Jones connects with a right hand. Dillabrandt shakes it off.
Jones connects with the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillabrandt ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A punch combination from Dillabrandt misses.
Dillabrandt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones misses with an uppercut.
As Jones tries to get set, Dillabrandt tries to push him back and clinch up but Jones manages to avoid the attempt.
Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Dillabrandt appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jones misses with a hook. Dillabrandt ducked under it nicely.
Dillabrandt throws a combination that misses
and Jones counters with a stiff right hand.
Jones has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dillabrandt misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jones swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Dillabrandt staying out of range there.
Dillabrandt ducks under a wild hook from Jones.

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

Dillabrandt is trying to work for a kimura but Jones is defending well.
Dillabrandt is trying to control the action in half guard but Jones is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillabrandt thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Jones's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Well, if Dillabrandt is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Dillabrandt not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Dillabrandt is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Jones has managed to free his arm - good work.
Jones is staying active underneath Dillabrandt, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sean Jones showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. 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.


Dillabrandt has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Jones finds it's way round the side to connect with Dillabrandt's head.
Jones stuffs the takedown.
Dillabrandt darts in trying to clinch
and Jones counters with a stiff right hand.
Dillabrandt moves out of range as Jones strikes.
Jones lands a lovely overhand right.
Jones misses with a two punch combination.
Jones looks to land a right hand but Dillabrandt moved out of range.
Dillabrandt went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Dillabrandt works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Dillabrandt takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones scores with a three punch combo!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jones missing with a left hand there. Dillabrandt was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jones throws a nice looking combination but Dillabrandt bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Dillabrandt misses with a straight left.
Jones takes a swing at Dillabrandt's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillabrandt lands a jab to Jones's midsection.
Jones misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Dillabrandt wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The crowd cheers as Dillabrandt lands an impressive looking overhand right. Jones doesn't seem phased though.
Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dillabrandt misses with a body shot.
Dillabrandt lands a jab to Jones's midsection.
Dillabrandt misses with a wild body shot.
Jones thuds his right hand into Dillabrandt's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Jones falls off balance throwing a combination
and Dillabrandt counters with a nice body shot.
Jones misses with a hook.
Dillabrandt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dillabrandt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jones looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Dillabrandt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jones manages to avoid it.
Jones lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones throws a hook but Dillabrandt blocks it.
Jones slips under a jab from Dillabrandt.
Dillabrandt tries to clinch there but Jones circles away.
Jones swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Jones lands with a right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Dillabrandt throws a hook but Jones blocks it.
Jones is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Dillabrandt on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Jones ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jones misses with a few strikes there.
Jones ducks under a wild hook from Dillabrandt.
Jab by Jones.
Dillabrandt misses the jab.
Dillabrandt throws the left hand but Jones avoids the punch easily.
Dillabrandt stuns Jones with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jab, jab by Dillabrandt - just one landing.
Dillabrandt looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Dillabrandt throws a body punch but Jones moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillabrandt slips a straight right by Jones.
Jones lands a glancing blow to the side of Dillabrandt's head.
Dillabrandt fails with a takedown attempt.
Dillabrandt looks to throw the jab but Jones is out of range.
Jones looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Jones throws an off balance right hand
and Dillabrandt counters with a stiff right hand.
Dillabrandt slips under a jab.
Jones lands with a hook. Dillabrandt tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Jones connects with a good right hand that stumbles Dillabrandt. Dillabrandt circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jones cracks Dillabrandt with a right hand to the side of the head.
Dillabrandt walks into a straight right hand from Jones.
Dillabrandt wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Jones moves out of range of the strikes.
Dillabrandt avoids the body shot from Jones.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones throws a jab when Dillabrandt was well out of range.
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!
Dillabrandt defending well as Jones loads up on a big left hand.
Jones throws a hook but Dillabrandt avoids it easily.
Dillabrandt moves forwards but Jones connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Jones scores with a jab. Dillabrandt acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dillabrandt lands with a cross.
Jones misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Dillabrandt counters by moving into the clinch.
Jones leaning against his opponent.
Dillabrandt tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Jones smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Cody Dillabrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dillabrandt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dillabrandt avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jones is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sean Jones comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Jones 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 Darius Henderson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Dean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sean Jones!

In defeat, Cody Dillabrandt stepped up to the mic, saying 'Props to the other guy. We trained hard for this fight. The win didn't come today, but I'll be back. '.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Marc Dutroux and Dimitrious Cruz. Dimitrious Cruz has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

165 cm
20
140 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
180 cm
26
144 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Marc Dutroux!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Dimitrious Cruz!
The judges for this bout are Winston Howard, Darius Henderson and Topper Green.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good standup being displayed there by Dutroux as he connects with a hook.
Cruz takes one to the chin there.
A jab from Dutroux misses.
Dutroux cracks Cruz with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Cruz ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dutroux scores with a hook.
Cruz shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Dutroux looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cruz uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dutroux.
And Cruz tries to counter it with a takedown but Dutroux pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Cruz takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Cruz moves forwards but Dutroux connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dutroux scores with a jab. Cruz acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cruz with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Dutroux to score with a decent uppercut.
Cruz displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dutroux throws out the jab.
Cruz with the counter takedown but Dutroux avoids it easily.
Dutroux lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dutroux throws a nice looking combination but Cruz bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Cruz is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Dutroux jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Dutroux looks to throw the jab but Cruz is out of range.
Cruz tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Dutroux cracks Cruz with a right hand to the side of the head.
Dutroux looks to throw the jab but Cruz is out of range.
Cruz looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Marc Dutroux is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cruz avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Cruz tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A left lands for Dutroux.
Dutroux darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Dutroux scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

Cruz is rocked!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Good standup being displayed there by Dutroux as he connects with a hook.
Cruz is still on wobbly legs! Can Dutroux finish him?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dutroux looks to land a right hand but Cruz moved out of range.
Cruz is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Cruz seems to have recovered his senses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Dutroux.
Marc Dutroux seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dutroux lands with an uppercut that bounces Cruz off the cage and back into range.
Dutroux listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Dutroux misses with a straight right.
Dutroux throws a hook but Cruz avoids it easily.
Cruz changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Dutroux scores with a punch to the head.
Dutroux thuds his right hand into Cruz's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Dutroux cracks Cruz with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Dutroux has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Cruz to stand back up!
Dutroux throws an overhand right that lands on Cruz's shoulder, as Cruz tries to avoid the shot.
Cruz feints the counter takedown.
Dutroux throws a big shot that misses.
Cruz changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dutroux scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Dutroux thows a left - swing and a miss!
Cruz with the counter takedown but Dutroux avoids it easily.
Cruz on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Dutroux scores with a jab. Cruz acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cruz has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Cruz takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Dutroux lands a jab.
Cruz walks into a jab.
Dutroux fakes the body blow, causing Cruz to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Cruz goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Marc Dutroux!
In his post fight interview, Marc Dutroux started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Aaron McGinnis and Dom Cruz. McGinnis comes to the cage accompanied by Star.One - Original Badman Feat. Takura & Assassin. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

179 cm
22
148 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
172 cm
22
144 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Aaron McGinnis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dom Cruz!
The judges for this bout are Ben Watson, Eliza Hachem and Chris Dean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cruz doesn't manage to clinch there - McGinnis circles away.
Cruz throws a body punch but McGinnis moves out of range.
McGinnis swings for the body but Cruz moves out of range.
McGinnis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
McGinnis looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Cruz has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from McGinnis.
Cruz scores with a jab to the body.
McGinnis misses with a straight right.
Cruz drops his hands momentarily and McGinnis takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
McGinnis has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
McGinnis misses with a hook.
McGinnis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cruz.
Cruz throws a nice looking combination but McGinnis bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
McGinnis appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A jab lands there for McGinnis.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cruz. McGinnis does a little dance to reset his feet.
McGinnis doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Cruz throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. McGinnis was covering up waiting for the punch and Cruz finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McGinnis managing to control the position.
Cruz won't allow McGinnis to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGinnis is pulling down on Cruz's head to control his posture.
Cruz throws a big right hand that misses.
Cruz chips away with some ground and pound.
Cruz postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Cruz is in close to McGinnis's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Cruz trying to control the position from guard on top but McGinnis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cruz sitting in guard here, content to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cruz is looking to work some ground and pound but McGinnis has wrist control.
Cruz stays in close to McGinnis's body and controls the position.
Cruz scoring with some ground and pound.

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.
McGinnis seems keen to control Cruz's posture.
Cruz throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Cruz throwing strikes from guard but McGinnis blocks nicely.
Cruz wants to control from the top but McGinnis keeps moving.
Cruz is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Cruz comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
McGinnis checks the leg kick.
Cruz avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
McGinnis takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
McGinnis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Cruz is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down McGinnis rather than just go for the knockout.
Cruz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
That kick from Cruz tenderised McGinnis's leg. McGinnis is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from McGinnis misses.
McGinnis thuds a left hand into Cruz's body.
Cruz fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. McGinnis looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sloppy strikes from Cruz. Those never looked like landing.
McGinnis is looking to counter punch.
McGinnis bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Cruz's head.
McGinnis misses with a low kick.
McGinnis lands a leg kick that knocks Cruz off balance momentarily.
McGinnis lands a slapping body shot.
Cruz staying out of range there.
Cruz bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

Cruz moves into range and clinches up with McGinnis.
Still in the clinch, McGinnis scores with a nice short uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cruz tries to work over McGinnis's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
McGinnis swings wildly with an uppercut but Cruz uses good head movement to avoid it.

Cruz jumps into guard, dragging McGinnis to the mat.

McGinnis avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
McGinnis wants to control from the top but Cruz keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
McGinnis sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Cruz 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.
McGinnis controlling from the top position.
Cruz is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
McGinnis slips nicely into half guard.
Cruz is looking to control McGinnis's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Cruz avoid being mounted?
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Dom Cruz will probably get the nod.
That's time! McGinnis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Cruz tries to land a front kick but McGinnis steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Cruz defending well as McGinnis loads up on a big left hand.
A combination from McGinnis does no damage.
Cruz fails with the takedown.
McGinnis looks to land a right hand but Cruz moved out of range.
A little jabbing left from Cruz on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A bone on bone clash there as McGinnis blocks the leg kick.
McGinnis misses with a straight left.
Cruz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cruz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fighters circling - Cruz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Cruz lands with a nice body punch.
McGinnis throws a big shot that misses.
It seemed like Cruz was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGinnis misses with a hook to the body
and Cruz counters with a three punch combo that has McGinnis backing up. McGinnis nods at Cruz to acknowledge the strikes.
Dom Cruz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by McGinnis.
McGinnis will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Cruz fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cruz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Dom Cruz seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cruz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
McGinnis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Cruz's calf.
McGinnis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cruz.
McGinnis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Cruz shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts McGinnis as he jumps to the side.
Horrible takedown attempt by Cruz or perhaps it was just good defense by McGinnis, which made it look bad.
Aaron McGinnis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dom Cruz.
Cruz scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. McGinnis doesn't seem bothered though.
McGinnis scores with a nice right hand.
McGinnis takes a swing at Cruz's ribcage but misses.
Cruz ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Cruz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cruz throws a head kick that misses.
McGinnis misses with a straight left.
Cruz throws a head kick but McGinnis moves out of range.
Cruz misses with a hook
and McGinnis counters with a nice body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGinnis throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
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!
McGinnis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
McGinnis tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
The fighters circle momentarily. McGinnis darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
McGinnis misses with a looping left.
Cruz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like McGinnis wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Cruz takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Cruz works McGinnis's body with a nice hook.
Cruz misses with a few strikes there.
A shot to the liver by McGinnis. Beautiful body shot.
McGinnis lands with a nice body kick.
Cruz fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
McGinnis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
McGinnis scores with a jab to the jaw.
McGinnis lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Cruz is rocked!
McGinnis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cruz is still on wobbly legs! Can McGinnis finish him?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cruz throws a leg kick that is checked
and McGinnis counters with a nice uppercut.
Cruz takes a swing at McGinnis's ribcage but misses.
Cruz is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
McGinnis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cruz.
A swing and a miss from Cruz.
Cruz ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
McGinnis takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
McGinnis checks a low kick from Cruz.
Cruz seems to have recovered his senses.
McGinnis takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A left lands for McGinnis.
Cruz just misses with a punch to the body.
Cruz misses with a hook
and McGinnis counters with a straight right hand.
McGinnis drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Cruz right on the button. Cruz goes down! McGinnis follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! McGinnis gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Aaron McGinnis!
After winning the bout, Aaron McGinnis thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nick Dalton and King Phol. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

180 cm
22
169 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
188 cm
22
187 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nick Dalton!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, King Phol!
The judges for this bout are Summer Carpenter, Topper Green and Hugh Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Phol throws out a loose jab but Dalton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Phol throws a body shot but no joy.
Dalton throws a left and a right that both miss
and Phol counters with a nice uppercut.
Dalton throws a hook but Phol avoids it easily.
Phol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dalton tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Dalton misses with the combination.
Phol misses with a kick to the body.
Phol scores with a nice head shot.
Phol has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Dalton is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Phol misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dalton.
Dalton lands a jab to the head.
Dalton avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dalton drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Phol throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Dalton tries to clinch there but Phol circles away.
Phol looks to land a right hand but Dalton moved out of range.
Phol misses with a straight left.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Phol swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
As Phol looks to move away, Dalton throws a big counter combo but Phol just gets out of the way.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dalton rushes Phol and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Phol being controlled against the cage.
Dalton struggles to land a body shot inside as Phol controls his hands.
Dalton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Phol swings wildly with an uppercut but Dalton uses good head movement to avoid it.
A hook to the body from Dalton.
Dalton blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Phol scores with a nice short uppercut.
Phol misses with a hook from the clinch.
Phol slowing the pace effectively.
Phol working aggressively here.
Dalton cracks Phol with a nice body shot.
Dalton doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good body shot from Dalton.
Dalton scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dalton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Phol stalling against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dalton.
Dalton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Phol's elbow.
Dalton lands a body shot in the clinch.
Dalton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Phol as Dalton tries to tie him up.
Phol pressing his opponent against the cage.
Phol scores with a shoulder strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Phol tries to throw a body punch but Dalton avoids it by throwing Phol back against the cage.
Dalton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dalton lands with a left to the head.
Phol stalls.
Phol avoiding damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Phol has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Dalton works on Phol's body with a couple of short punches.
Dalton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Dalton working aggressively here.
Dalton dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Phol misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Dalton.

Dalton breaks from the clinch.
Dalton moves out of range of the body kick.
Phol takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Phol throws a hook but Dalton blocks it.
Dalton lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice defenses there by Dalton.
Dalton tried to counter with a leg kick but Phol avoided it.
Dalton lands a body shot.
Dalton will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Phol unleashes a big counter combination but Dalton bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Phol lands a jab to the head.
Phol pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dalton takes a swing at Phol's ribcage but misses.
Phol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dalton swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Phol throws out a counter right but Dalton avoids it with no problem.
Phol throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Phol attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Dalton throws a low kick but Phol avoids it.
Dalton takes a swing at Phol's ribcage but misses.
Phol throws a body shot but no joy.
Phol swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Dalton counters with a left and a right that stings Phol.
Dalton lands a nice leg kick that just misses Phol's sensitive parts.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dalton. Phol does a little dance to reset his feet.
Phol has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Phol there as he acknowledges the shot.
A big left from Phol misses.
Dalton tries to counter by clinching up but Phol breaks away and moves out of range.
Phol fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Dalton.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Nick Dalton will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Dalton just misses with a punch to the body.
Dalton uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Phol.
That kick from Dalton tenderised Phol's leg. Phol is trying to keep his angry face on.
Phol tests Dalton's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Phol throws a right hand that misses
and Dalton counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Phol thinking.
Phol throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Nick Dalton is winning the standup battle so far.
Dalton swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A lazy left from Phol finds it's target.
Phol throws out a loose jab but Dalton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dalton half committed to a counter leg kick.
Dalton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dalton gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Phol makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Phol throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Phol looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Danga de danga de dang - Phol scores with a four punch combination!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Phol throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dalton sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Phol throws a hook to the side of Dalton's head but Dalton sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dalton slips under a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A thudding body kick lands there by Phol!
Dalton is looking to wear down Phol with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Dalton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Phol.
Dalton takes a swing at Phol's ribcage but misses.
Dalton moves out of range of the strikes.
Phol fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dalton manages to avoid it.
Phol throws the kick towards the body but Dalton avoids it.
Phol throws the kick towards the body but Dalton avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Phol. Dalton does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dalton steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Phol. That one must have hurt.
Dalton will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Phol misses with a shot to the body
and Dalton counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Phol blocks a jab.
Phol throws out a counter right but Dalton avoids it with no problem.
Dalton takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Phol slips a straight right by Dalton.
Crunch! Phol slams his shin into Dalton's torso.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Good standup being displayed there by Dalton as he connects with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Phol works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Dalton ducks under a wild hook from Phol.
Phol misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dalton.
Dalton throws the kick towards the body but Phol avoids it.
Crunch! Dalton slams his shin into Phol's torso.
Dalton misses with a kick to the body.
Dalton scores with a hook.
Phol blocks a jab.
Dalton misses with a body punch
and Phol counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Phol swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Dalton counters with a slapping leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Dalton.
Phol throws the kick towards the body but Dalton avoids it.
Phol blocks the body kick.
Phol doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Dalton lands a jab to the head.
Dalton misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Phol throws a body punch but Dalton moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Phol throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Phol connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Phol lands a jab to Dalton's midsection.
Dalton connects with a solid leg kick.
Phol keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dalton.
Dalton moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dalton.

Dalton has managed to clinch.
Phol tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dalton stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Nick Dalton has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Phol tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Phol misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Phol's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dalton tries to clinch but Phol moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Dalton.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Phol misses its intended target.
Phol's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Phol takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Dalton just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dalton. Phol does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dalton throws a low kick but Phol moves out of range easily.
Dalton throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dalton scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Phol with a nice cross.
Dalton moves out of range of the strikes.
Phol lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Phol keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dalton.
Phol misses with a combination
and Dalton counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Phol takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Dalton tried to score with a low kick but Phol checks it.
Dalton takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but King Phol will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Dalton's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Dalton thuds a left hand into Phol's body.
Dalton is looking to clinch.
Dalton tries to close the distance and clinch up but Phol swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Dalton throws a body punch but Phol moves out of range.
As Dalton backs off Phol throws a huge counter combo but Dalton manages to avoid it all.
Dalton moves out of range as Phol strikes.
Phol throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice defenses there by Dalton.
Nice body kick from Dalton.
Dalton throws a body punch but Phol moves out of range.
Phol swinging wildly here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Phol misses with a wild body shot.
Phol throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Dalton throws a big counter combination but Phol scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Dalton throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Dalton dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Phol throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dalton counters with a good, hard body kick but Phol shrugs it off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dalton looking to land some kicks to the body here.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Dalton doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dalton misses with a body punch.
Phol misses with a punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Dalton - that landed with a thud.
Nice body punch from Dalton.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Dalton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Phol's elbow.
Dalton lands with a left to the head.
Dalton scores with a shot to the side of Phol's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Phol.
Dalton tries to throw a body punch but Phol avoids it by throwing Dalton back against the cage.
Dalton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Phol's elbow.
Phol blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Phol fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dalton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Phol just leaning against Dalton, taking a breather.
Dalton blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dalton lands a nice uppercut.
Phol working aggressively here.

Phol escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Dalton is looking to land body kicks.
Phol uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dalton.
Dalton tries to clinch
enabling Phol to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dalton misses with a low kick as Phol jumps back.
Phol sizes up Dalton with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Phol thows a left - swing and a miss!
Phol lands with an overhand left.
Nice body punch from Phol.
Phol throws a shot from downtown. Dalton moves away and avoids it.
Phol throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dalton swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dalton throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Phol counter with a right hand.
Phol takes one to the chin there.
Dalton throws a leg kick but Phol checks it.
Dalton swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Dalton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Phol takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Phol throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dalton counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dalton fails in his attempt to clinch.
Phol ducks right into an uppercut from Dalton.
Dalton scores with a kick to the midsection.
Dalton is looking to clinch but Phol is avoiding it.
Dalton fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Phol ducks under a wild hook from Dalton.
Dalton tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dalton thows a body kick. Phol tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Dalton lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Phol has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Dalton.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Phol ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dalton moves away.
As Phol backs away, Dalton returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Dalton lands a nice hook to Phol's body. Phol takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Phol digs a good hook to Dalton's body.
Dalton takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Good standup being displayed there by Phol as he connects with a hook.
Dalton swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Phol scores with a jab. Dalton acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Phol misses with a hook. Dalton ducked under it nicely.
Phol tries to land a leg kick but Dalton saw it coming and moves away.
Dalton throws a push kick but Phol slaps the foot to one side.

Dalton darts in and clinches Phol up against the cage.
Dalton swings wildly with an uppercut but Phol uses good head movement to avoid it.

Phol's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dalton fails with an attempt to clinch.
Phol steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Nick Dalton did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Good work by Dalton as he checks the leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dalton.
Phol throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Dalton counters with a thumping low kick.
Phol takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Dalton connects with a good right hand that stumbles Phol. Phol circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Phol takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Phol looks to land a right hand but Dalton moved out of range.
Dalton ducks under a wild hook from Phol.
Phol throws a jab but it's blocked by Dalton.
Phol displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dalton throws out the jab.
Phol misses with a hook. Dalton ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot lands for Dalton.
Phol throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dalton tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Phol paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Phol avoids the body shot from Dalton.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Phol makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Dalton misses with some punches.
Phol is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Dalton is keeping busy.
Dalton lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Phol backwards.
Phol tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dalton tries a body shot but Phol blocks it.
Phol's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Phol manages to break the clinch.
Dalton looks to throw the jab but Phol is out of range.
Phol looks for the body kick but Dalton saw that one coming.
Dalton throws a head kick but Phol moves out of range.
Dalton goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dalton misses with a right hand
and Phol counters with a nice low kick that buckles Dalton's knee momentarily.
Dalton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dalton avoids the body shot from Phol.
Phol swings for the body but Dalton moves out of range.
Dalton finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Phol throws out a counter right but Dalton avoids it with no problem.
Phol swings widly with a right hand
and Dalton counters with an inside leg kick.
Phol drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Dalton.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dalton throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Phol uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dalton.
Phol swings widly with a right hand
and Dalton counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Phol, as that shot connected.
Dalton lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Dalton rushes Phol and presses him up against the cage.
Phol stalling in the clinch but Dalton improves position.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Dalton.
A short body shot lands from Phol as the two fighters clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Phol lands a left hand that snaps the head of Dalton backwards.
Dalton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Phol's elbow.
Phol works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Dalton is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Phol is leaning against Dalton and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Phol just leaning against Dalton, taking a breather.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dalton.

Phol breaks from the clinch.
Both fighters circling a little - Dalton finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Dalton misses with a hook.
Phol throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Dalton throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Phol misses with an uppercut. Dalton saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dalton.
Phol is looking to land body kicks.
Dalton tries to clinch but Phol moves out of range.
Dalton defending well as Phol loads up on a big left hand.
Dalton is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Phol tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dalton moves in looking to clinch but Phol pushes him off.
Phol has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Phol there as he acknowledges the shot.
Phol ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dalton moves away.
Dalton throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Phol counters with a straight right hand.
Dalton moves out of range of the body kick.
Dalton pivots, looking for a leg kick but Phol is out of range and Dalton settles back down.
Phol swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dalton tries a head kick but it misses.
Phol takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Nice body punch from Phol.
Dalton swings for the body but Phol moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nick Dalton had his way with King Phol in that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Dalton moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Phol lands a nice shot to the body.
Dalton is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dalton misses with a hook.
Phol throws the left hand but Dalton avoids the punch easily.
Dalton tried to counter with a leg kick but Phol avoided it.
Phol misses with a body shot.
Dalton on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Phol moves forwards but Dalton connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Dalton throws a series of punches but Phol moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dalton swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Phol counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Dalton tries to clinch up but Phol circles away and keeps his distance.
Phol dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Phol throws a shot to the body.
Dalton jabs Phol right on the nose. Phol blinks but takes it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dalton paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Dalton drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dalton.
Phol has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A nice leg kick lands there from Phol.
Sloppy strikes from Dalton. Those never looked like landing.
Dalton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Phol manages to avoid it.
Dalton swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Phol counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Phol swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dalton closes the distance but Phol moves to the side
and Phol counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dalton looks to land a body kick but Phol moved away.
Dalton displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Phol circles away from the clinch attempt.
Phol follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Phol misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dalton explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Dalton throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Phol throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A counter left hand to the body from Dalton misses its target.
Phol swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Dalton fails with an attempt to clinch.
Phol misses with a hook.
Phol moves out of range of the leg kick from Dalton.
Phol is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Phol looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Dalton misses with a low kick.
Phol thows a left - swing and a miss!
Phol is looking to score with low kicks.
Phol blocks a jab.
Dalton tries to clinch but Phol is having none of it.
Dalton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Phol 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.
Dalton lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Phol misses with a hook.
Dalton lands with a good body shot.
Dalton misses with an uppercut. Phol saw that one coming.

Dalton gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Phol pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Phol stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dalton.
Phol tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dalton was well out of range. Poor timing from Phol.
Dalton is looking to counter with a body kick.
Dalton lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dalton tries to clinch there but Phol circles away.
Phol throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Dalton counters with a nice body kick.
Dalton lands a nice leg kick that just misses Phol's sensitive parts.
Dalton throws a big shot that misses.
Dalton takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A low kick from Dalton misses
enabling Phol to counter with a crisp jab.
King Phol has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dalton misses with a body shot.
Dalton throws a leg kick
and Phol counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Phol throws a body kick that misses.
Phol takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Phol ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Phol showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Dalton.
Dalton lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Phol throws a looping overhand right but Dalton ducks down to avoid it.
Phol misses the jab.
Dalton throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Phol throws a predictable looking body shot
and Dalton counters with a big head kick but Phol shrugs it off.

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 Nick Dalton.
Well Dalton 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 49:46
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 49:46
Judge Hugh Johnson scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nick Dalton!

Nick Dalton retains his welterweight title!
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