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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jesse Blake and Bobby Tupper. Blake's entrance music is The Pretty Reckless - Take me down. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
201 lbs
12 - 10 - 0
170 cm
35
186 lbs
13 - 21 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jesse Blake!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Bobby Tupper!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Tupper instigates a clinch.
Tupper pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.

Tupper breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!

Tupper moves into the clinch.
Tupper blocks a body shot from Blake.
With the fighters up against the cage, Tupper throws an elbow but misses.
Blake keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Tupper's efforts to push away.

Tupper breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tupper tries to close the distance and clinch but Blake swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Tupper lands a jab to the nose.
Tupper moves in looking to clinch but Blake pushes him off.
Blake is looking for a counter combo.
Blake falls off balance throwing a combination
and Tupper counters with a three punch combo that has Blake backing up. Blake nods at Tupper to acknowledge the strikes.
Tupper tries to clinch but Blake moves out of range.

Tupper pushes Blake up against the cage in a clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Tupper just misses with a elbow thrown towards Blake's brow.

Blake breaks the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Tupper clinches up against the cage.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tupper tries to close the distance and clinch but Blake swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Tupper pushes Blake away with a front kick.
We've been told by Blake's head coaches at The Factory that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Blake swinging wildly here.
Tupper unleashes a big counter combination but Blake bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Blake blocks a head kick by Tupper.

Blake shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Blake was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Tupper throws Blake to one side and escapes!
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!

Tupper has managed to clinch.
Tupper is trying to break the clinch but Blake has him pressed against the cage.

Blake breaks the clinch.
Tupper avoids the head kick by Blake.

Blake decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.

Tupper has one foot on Blake's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.

Tupper takes the fight into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Blake gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Blake missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Blake 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.
Blake stops Tupper from getting back to his feet.
Blake missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Blake lands strikes from half guard.
Tupper is trying to stand up here but Blake is controlling him well.
Blake will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Blake is looking for a kimura here.
Tupper wants to get back to his feet.

Blake wants to work for an arm triangle but Tupper is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tupper wants to get back to his feet.
Blake is looking to advance position but Tupper won't allow it.
Tupper is trying to stand back up but Blake is controlling him
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blake thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Tupper's head.
Blake is taking a breather. Tupper says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Tupper throws a sloppy head kick and Blake moves out of range easily.
Blake misses with a wild body shot.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.

Blake changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Tupper looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

Blake is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Tupper is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

Blake decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Tupper cracks Blake with a right hand to the side of the head.
Tupper avoids the head kick by Blake.

Blake drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Tupper throws Blake to one side and escapes!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blake tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Tupper defends well and Blake ends up having to push Tupper into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Blake looks to throw the jab but Tupper is out of range.
Tupper has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Blake is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Blake tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tupper is looking for the big counter here.
Tupper moves to clinch but Blake breaks away
and Blake counters with a lovely shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bobby Tupper dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Blake tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Tupper defends well and Blake ends up having to push Tupper into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Blake throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Tupper gets a clinch.
Tupper lands an elbow inside that Blake shrugs off.

It looks like Jesse Blake has been cut.

Tupper manages to break the clinch.
Tupper throws a head kick but Blake moves out of range.
Tupper scores with a head kick.

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

Tupper breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tupper lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Tupper has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Blake connects with a good right hand that stumbles Tupper. Tupper circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blake fails with a takedown attempt.
Tupper defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Blake.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jesse Blake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Tupper moves in looking to clinch but Blake pushes him off.
Tupper lands with an uppercut that bounces Blake off the cage and back into range.
Tupper throws a head kick but Blake moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake circles away from the clinch attempt.
Blake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Tupper sprawls and moves away.
Jesse Blake is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Blake lands a high kick!
Tupper pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Blake gets tackled into the cage by Tupper. Tupper maintains the clinch.

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

Tupper moves into range and clinches up with Blake.
Tupper connects with a knee to the head.
Blake dodges an elbow strike from Tupper.
Tupper looking to throw knees to the head but Blake is blocking nicely.

Blake manages to break the clinch.
Good shot there by Blake.
Blake rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Tupper moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Tupper tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blake paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Blake tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tupper was well out of range. Poor timing from Blake.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blake fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Tupper is fending him off so far but Blake persists. Nope, Tupper circles away and we're back to standing.
Blake tries to work over Tupper's front leg with a kick but Tupper checks it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Tupper.
Tupper is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Blake thinks about countering with a head kick.
Tupper dips to his left and cracks Blake with an uppercut!
Tupper tries to clinch up.

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

Blake pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tupper misses with a series of wild punches.
Blake shoots in for a double leg but Tupper sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Blake tries a head kick but it misses.
Bobby Tupper is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tupper throws a nice head kick!
Tupper stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Tupper wants it to stay on the feet.
Blake tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Tupper swivels and escapes.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Some wild striking there from Tupper.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tupper tries to clinch up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Blake.
Blake does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Tupper tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blake swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Tupper forces Blake back against the cage and clinches.

Blake breaks the clinch.
Blake shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Tupper sprawls well. Tupper wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Blake gets slowly back to his feet.

Blake scores with a takedown into Tupper's guard.

Blake gets to his feet. Tupper looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Tupper throws a one two combo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blake fails with the takedown.

Tupper closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tupper taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

Tupper breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tupper looks to score with a jab to the body but Blake is just out of range.
Blake moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Blake tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Tupper is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Blake with a body shot.
Tupper just misses with a punch to the body.
Tupper wants to clinch up but Blake keeps it at a distance.
Blake shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Tupper but Tupper pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Blake motions for Tupper to come forward. Blake throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tupper sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Tupper throws an off balance right hand
and Blake counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bobby Tupper showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jesse Blake's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Blake shoots in looking for a takedown. Tupper tries to sprawl out of it but Blake keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Tupper manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Tupper clinches up with Blake and pushes him back against the cage.

Tupper escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blake circles away from the clinch attempt.
Blake fails with a takedown attempt.
Tupper fails with an attempt to clinch.
Blake cracks Tupper with a right hand to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tupper misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Tupper has managed to clinch.

Blake breaks the clinch.

Blake tries to keep at a distance but Tupper has taken the fight into the clinch.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake throws a nice looking combination but Tupper bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bobby Tupper seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tupper misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It looked like Blake was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Blake tries for a takedown but Tupper sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jesse Blake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Tupper throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tupper stuffs the takedown.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tupper tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tupper misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
And Blake counters with a quick kick to the body but Tupper blocks it.
Blake with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Blake swats away the attempt to clinch by Tupper.
Blake uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Tupper defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Blake.
Tupper with the counter takedown but Blake avoids it easily.
Tupper tries to clinch but Blake is having none of it.

Tupper gets caught napping as Blake dives in and scores a takedown. Tupper manages to retain guard.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blake shoots in for a takedown but Tupper shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Jesse Blake has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tupper doesn't manage to clinch there - Blake circles away.

Tupper has managed to clinch.

Tupper escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tupper dodges the punch combination from Blake.

Tupper has managed to clinch.

Blake breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Blake takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

Blake shoots in and gets a takedown into Tupper's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Blake stands up and waves to Tupper to follow him.

Tupper rushes Blake and presses him up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Blake fails to land.
Tupper comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

Blake manages to break the clinch.
Tupper throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

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

Blake breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Tupper takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Blake throws a quick inside leg kick.
Blake misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Blake fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Tupper avoids it really well and circles away.
Blake has a takedown stuffed.
Tupper lands a head kick. Blake smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tupper lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Tupper.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blake looks for the body kick but Tupper saw that one coming.
Blake throws a head kick that misses.
Tupper slips under a jab.
Tupper avoids the head kick by Blake.

Tupper moves into range and clinches up with Blake.

Blake turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Blake manages to end up in side control.

Tupper sneaks out the side door and pushes Blake away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Bobby Tupper is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Blake keeps the fight on the outside.

Tupper has Blake up against the cage in a clinch.

Tupper breaks the clinch.
Blake is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blake rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Tupper moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Left hook, right uppercut from Tupper.

Tupper darts in and clinches Blake up against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Bobby Tupper comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Tupper has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bobby Tupper!
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FIGHT
RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jose Cronos and Juan Santiago Sorias. Cronos comes to the cage accompanied by Sandstorm. Sorias has chosen Fight - Future World Music as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

178 cm
38
145 lbs
34 - 21 - 0
169 cm
31
146 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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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 34 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jose Cronos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Juan Santiago Sorias!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Ian Loll and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cronos misses with an uppercut.
Sorias throws out a counter right but Cronos avoids it with no problem.
Sorias throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Cronos cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Cronos circles away from the clinch attempt.
Sorias lands a head kick!
A jab from Cronos does it's job there.
Cronos gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Sorias.
Cronos scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sorias tries to clinch but Cronos is having none of it.
Cronos lands with a right hand.
Cronos closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cronos works over Sorias's head and body with a nice combination.
Cronos avoids a kick to the body.
Sorias scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cronos shoots and misses
and Sorias counters with a solid body kick.
Cronos ducks under a wild hook from Sorias.
Cronos throws a head kick that misses.
Sorias throws out a counter right but Cronos avoids it with no problem.
Cronos walks into a left hand.
Cronos shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Sorias eats them both and turns towards Cronos to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Cronos swats away the attempt to clinch by Sorias.
Sorias tries to close the distance and clinch but Cronos swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Cronos takes a kick to the side of the head.

Cronos scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cronos controls the position.
Sorias pushes Cronos away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Cronos gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here.

Cronos working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Cronos controlling the position.
Sorias is pushing Cronos's head away, looking to escape. Cronos manages to hold on to the position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Cronos goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Sorias rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Cronos's guard! Nice work there by Sorias!
Cronos not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Cronos has his foot on Sorias's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Sorias works his way back into a safe position though.
Cronos looking to control.
Sorias would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cronos lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Sorias tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Cronos connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Cronos slips a jab and a cross from Sorias.
Cronos catches Sorias with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Sorias thows a leg kick but Cronos checks it

and Cronos counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cronos is keen to just control but Sorias is a slippery customer.
Sorias wants to get back to his feet.
Cronos wants to control but Sorias is keeping him busy.

Cronos is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

Cronos is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Sorias doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cronos.
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 Jose Cronos will probably get the nod.
That's time! Cronos's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Sorias tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Cronos paws at him with a jab and circles away.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Cronos crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Sorias - the referee stops the clock and Cronos gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Sorias. Cronos manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Sorias scores with a sloppy right hand. Cronos should have avoided that one.
Cronos checks the leg kick nicely there.
It looks like Cronos has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Cronos staying out of range there.
Cronos was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sorias throws a leg kick
enabling Cronos to counter with a crisp jab.
Cronos misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cronos checks a leg kick.
Cronos is looking for a counter combo.
Cronos cracks Sorias with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cronos throws a lazy right hand but Sorias sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cronos. Sorias does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sorias throws a counter combo.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sorias.
Cronos lands with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cronos scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Sorias tries to escape but Cronos is in control.
Cronos slows the pace down.
Sorias prevents Cronos from improving position.

Cronos thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Cronos tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Cronos has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sorias is not content to let Cronos control the position.
Jose Cronos overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Sorias is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Cronos asserts his dominance and retains side control.

Cronos is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Sorias is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Sorias wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Cronos working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Sorias is trying to buck Cronos off.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Cronos.
Sorias tries to clinch but Cronos moves away
and Cronos counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cronos misses with a body shot.
A little jabbing left from Sorias on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Cronos staying out of range there.

Sorias closes the distance and pushes Cronos back into the cage.
Sorias is looking to break free of the clinch but Cronos has double underhooks.
Cronos has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Sorias avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Sorias misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sorias looking to throw knees to the head but Cronos is blocking nicely.
Sorias fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Cronos breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sorias misses with a few strikes there.
Cronos dodges the punch combination from Sorias.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cronos avoids the head kick by Sorias.
Juan Santiago Sorias is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cronos tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jose Cronos will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Sorias misses with a double jab.
Cronos throws a big counter combination but Sorias scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Cronos listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A nice combination there by Cronos.

Sorias is rocked!

It looks like Juan Santiago Sorias has been cut.
Cronos takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sorias tries to clinch up
and Cronos counters with a two punch combo.
Sorias is still on wobbly legs! Can Cronos finish him?
Sorias misses with a looping left.
A left lands for Sorias.
Cronos attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Sorias seems to have recovered his senses.
Cronos throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sorias takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sorias tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Cronos paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Cronos is looking for a counter combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cronos avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Cronos throwing a counter right hand but Sorias manages to avoid it.
Sorias throws a head kick that misses
and Cronos counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sorias thinking.
Sorias bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Cronos's head.
Juan Santiago Sorias seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circle, before Cronos throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Sorias's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Cronos lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Jose Cronos!
A very excited looking Jose Cronos 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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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Roman Yakimyuk and Eddy Maiden. Maiden has chosen Iron Maiden as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

177 cm
40
167 lbs
31 - 26 - 2
185 cm
39
166 lbs
28 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
KO power
Olympic wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 26 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Roman Yakimyuk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Eddy Maiden!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Dillan Fox and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Maiden pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Yakimyuk takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Maiden lands with a nice body kick.
Maiden misses with a body kick.
Yakimyuk tests Maiden's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Maiden tries for a takedown but Yakimyuk sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Eddy Maiden seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Maiden attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Yakimyuk throws a big counter combination but Maiden scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Yakimyuk misses with an uppercut. Maiden saw that one coming.
Maiden misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A lazy body kick from Maiden
and Yakimyuk cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The fighters circling - Yakimyuk throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yakimyuk lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Maiden looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Maiden misses with a low kick.
Yakimyuk connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Maiden momentarily.

It looks like Eddy Maiden has been cut.
Maiden throws a sloppy head kick and Yakimyuk moves out of range easily.
Yakimyuk fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Maiden uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Yakimyuk.
Maiden bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Maiden fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Yakimyuk to the ground. Maiden is now in Yakimyuk's guard.

Yakimyuk pushes Maiden off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Maiden throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Yakimyuk misses with a two punch combination.
Yakimyuk moves out of range of the body kick.

Maiden shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Maiden was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Maiden throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Maiden content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.

Maiden tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

Maiden is trying to get an arm triangle but Yakimyuk is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yakimyuk tries to improve position but can't.
Maiden wants to control but Yakimyuk is keeping him busy.
Yakimyuk trying to remain calm as Maiden controls from the top position.
An elbow from Maiden crashes against the mat.
Maiden has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Yakimyuk takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Maiden working the strikes but Yakimyuk uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Maiden working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Yakimyuk's thigh. Yakimyuk counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Maiden is working Yakimyuk over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yakimyuk looking to control but Maiden passes into half guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Maiden connects with a nice short shot to Yakimyuk's temple.

Maiden is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Yakimyuk sees it coming and defends easily.
Maiden is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Maiden working for a guillotine from mount but Yakimyuk is in no mood to give up.
Maiden content just to control the position here.
My spies in Tayne's 4d3d3d3 Gym inform me that Maiden has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yakimyuk wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
Yakimyuk wants to hold on but Maiden pushes him away.
Yakimyuk is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Maiden takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Yakimyuk's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
Yakimyuk is trying to stand but he's not in a good position to be doing that! Maiden has taken his back!
Maiden is throwing strikes from the back here. Oh that last one was to the back of the head. Maiden gets a warning from the referee. He throws another strike to the back of the head straight away though and the referee has seen enough. He breaks up the two fighters and stands them back up. Maiden gets a real talking to here and is lucky not to get a point deducted. Maiden apologises and we restart here on the feet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yakimyuk. Maiden does a little dance to reset his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Eddy Maiden will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Eddy Maiden's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Maiden tries a low kick but Yakimyuk avoids it.
Yakimyuk misses with a wild body shot.
Yakimyuk on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Maiden. Maiden obviously looking to wear him down.
Good standup being displayed there by Yakimyuk as he connects with a hook.
Roman Yakimyuk is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Yakimyuk blocks a head kick by Maiden.
Maiden fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Maiden fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Maiden lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Maiden shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Yakimyuk eats them both and turns towards Maiden to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Maiden pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Maiden misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Yakimyuk smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Maiden misses with a head kick.
Maiden showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Yakimyuk.
Maiden lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yakimyuk throws the left hand but Maiden avoids the punch easily.
Yakimyuk misses with an uppercut. Maiden saw that one coming.
Maiden tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Yakimyuk defends well and Maiden ends up having to push Yakimyuk into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Yakimyuk is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Roman Yakimyuk has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Eddy Maiden.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maiden throws a leg kick but Yakimyuk moved away.
Yakimyuk was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Maiden showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Yakimyuk.
Maiden throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Maiden fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Yakimyuk is out of range.
Maiden wants to slow Yakimyuk down by chopping away at his legs.
Maiden fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Maiden tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Maiden.
Roman Yakimyuk is winning the standup battle so far.
Yakimyuk throws a sloppy head kick and Maiden moves out of range easily.
Yakimyuk throws a wild body kick that Maiden sees coming a mile off.
Yakimyuk lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Yakimyuk.
Yakimyuk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Maiden was well out of range. Poor timing from Yakimyuk.
Yakimyuk misses with a wild body shot.

Maiden closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Yakimyuk did well to prevent Maiden getting side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Yakimyuk looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Maiden wants to take a breather but Yakimyuk is having none of it.
Maiden wants to advance to full mount but Yakimyuk doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Yakimyuk looking to hit a scissor sweep but Maiden is one step ahead there.
Maiden looking to sit in guard and control but Yakimyuk gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Yakimyuk got a little sloppy there for a moment and Maiden has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Yakimyuk has managed to get both his arms back between Maiden's legs - danger averted.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yakimyuk controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Maiden wants to sweep but no luck.
Yakimyuk throwing strikes but missing.
Yakimyuk looking to pass the guard.
Maiden trying to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Maiden wants to hit a switch here but Yakimyuk passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Maiden there!
Yakimyuk connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Yakimyuk controlling the position easily from mount.
Maiden tries to hold on but Yakimyuk pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Roman Yakimyuk dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Eddy Maiden's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Maiden lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Yakimyuk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Maiden throws a front kick that sends Yakimyuk stumbling back into the cage.
Yakimyuk blocks the body kick.
Maiden misses the jab.
Yakimyuk throws a sloppy head kick and Maiden moves out of range easily.
Maiden scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Maiden looks for the body kick but Yakimyuk saw that one coming.
Yakimyuk checks the leg kick nicely there.
Maiden misses with a kick to the body.
Maiden connects with a leg kick. Yakimyuk looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Maiden throws a leg kick but Yakimyuk sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Yakimyuk was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maiden throws out a loose jab but Yakimyuk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yakimyuk on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Yakimyuk wants to slow Maiden down by chopping away at his legs.
Maiden misses with a series of wild punches.
Maiden misses with a head kick.
Yakimyuk half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maiden swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Maiden misses with a wild combination.
Maiden throws a head kick that misses.
Yakimyuk appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Maiden throws a body kick that misses
and Yakimyuk counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Maiden thinking.
Maiden takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Maiden throws a sloppy head kick and Yakimyuk moves out of range easily.
Yakimyuk scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Maiden misses with a low kick.
Yakimyuk throws a sloppy head kick and Maiden moves out of range easily.
Maiden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yakimyuk tries to counter with a takedown but Maiden is quick to defend against it.
Roman Yakimyuk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Maiden throws a head kick but Yakimyuk moves out of range.
Maiden throws a front kick aimed at Yakimyuk's knee but Yakimyuk avoids it well.
Yakimyuk fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Yakimyuk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Maiden sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Maiden uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yakimyuk.
Maiden throws a leg kick but Yakimyuk moved away.
Yakimyuk misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yakimyuk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Maiden.
Nice defenses there by Yakimyuk.
A head kick misses from Maiden.
Yakimyuk blocks a leg kick.
Yakimyuk checks a low kick from Maiden.
Maiden jabs at Yakimyuk's body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Maiden throws a head kick that misses.
Maiden gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Maiden takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yakimyuk displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Maiden.
Maiden misses with a hook. Yakimyuk ducked under it nicely.
Maiden keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Yakimyuk.
Yakimyuk walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Maiden checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Yakimyuk chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Maiden can pounce on him.
Maiden throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Maiden scores with a three punch combo!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Maiden throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
The crowd cheers as Yakimyuk lands an impressive looking overhand right. Maiden doesn't seem phased though.
Maiden throws a low kick but Yakimyuk moves out of range easily.
Yakimyuk lands a jab to the head.
Maiden will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Maiden moves out of range of the strikes.
Maiden takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A head kick misses from Yakimyuk.
Maiden scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Yakimyuk swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Maiden misses with a low kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Maiden checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Maiden misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Yakimyuk displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Maiden.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maiden avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Maiden avoids the head kick by Yakimyuk.
An inside leg kick lands from Yakimyuk.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Maiden scores with a nice body kick.
Maiden misses with a combination
and Yakimyuk counters with a solid body kick.
Yakimyuk slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Maiden shoots in for a double leg but Yakimyuk sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Yakimyuk tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Maiden manages to circle out of the way.
Roman Yakimyuk has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Eddy Maiden.
Nice uppercut there from Yakimyuk.
Yakimyuk misses with a low kick.
Maiden misses with a head kick.
Some wild striking there from Yakimyuk.
Maiden scores with a jab.
Maiden avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Eddy Maiden.
I think Maiden has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Eddy Maiden!

After winning the bout, Eddy Maiden 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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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Shit Face and Sergey Nevzlin. Face comes into the arena with Blue clear sky blaring out of the sound system. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

176 cm
40
157 lbs
41 - 31 - 1
170 cm
22
153 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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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 41 wins, 31 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shit Face!
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 Montreal, Sergey Nevzlin!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Steve Smith and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A left and a right from Nevzlin both land. Nice combination.
Nevzlin throws a leg kick which misses Face's front leg but catches the back leg as Face tries to avoid it.
Face will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Nevzlin! But no joy.
Nevzlin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nevzlin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Face takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

It looks like Shit Face has been cut.
Nevzlin swings for the body but Face moves out of range.
Face changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nevzlin lands with a good body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nevzlin looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Face tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Nevzlin swivels and escapes.
Face keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Face's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Nevzlin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Face scrambles back to his feet.
A punch combination from Nevzlin misses.
Face changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nevzlin cracks Face with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Nevzlin finds it's way through Face's defenses.
Nevzlin tries to clinch but Face moves out of range.
A low kick from Nevzlin misses

and Face counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Nevzlin!
Face is putting a hurting on Nevzlin here, landing some big shots from side control.
Nevzlin felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Face working away.
Nevzlin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Nevzlin dodges the ground and pound from Face.
Nevzlin can't do much from the bottom here.

Face is trying to get an arm triangle but Nevzlin is defending well.
Face advances to mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Face throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Nevzlin because Face loaded up on that one.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nevzlin is desperately trying to improve his position but Face has a good base and remains in mount.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Face with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.

Face is working for a guillotine from mount but Nevzlin frees his head quite easily.
Nevzlin wants to control but Face is having none of it.

Nevzlin defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Face.

Face is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Nevzlin to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Nevzlin shrugs it off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Face jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Nevzlin manages to avoid the submission attempt.

Face tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Face wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nevzlin keeps working.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Nevzlin struggling a bit here.
Nevzlin sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Nevzlin wants to control but Face is keeping busy.

Face is looking for a kimura but Nevzlin is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Face to get the leverage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Nevzlin wants to improve his position but Face is controlling well.

Face is working for a submission of some sort.
Nevzlin is refusing to be controlled, as Face sits in half guard.
Nevzlin wants to control but Face is keeping busy.
Face is keen to just control but Nevzlin is a slippery customer.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergey Nevzlin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Shit Face's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Face takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Face appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Face ducks under a wild hook from Nevzlin.
Shit Face is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Face tries to land a leg kick but Nevzlin saw it coming and moves away.
Nevzlin throws a counter combo.
Face takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Face dives in and grabs Nevzlin's left leg, looking for a takedown. Nevzlin pushes down on Face's head and hops out.
Nevzlin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Face counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Shit Face overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Face landing some decent shots from guard.
Face trying to control but Nevzlin is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Face scoring with some ground and pound.
Face trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Face wants to control from the top but Nevzlin keeps moving.
Face looking to pass the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Face trying to control but Nevzlin is working from the bottom.
Nevzlin being controlled here, momentarily.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Nevzlin holds on and takes a little breather.
Face preventing the sweep.
Nevzlin working a defensive guard here.
Face passes easily into side control. Nice work.

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.
Nevzlin takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Nevzlin is trying to improve his position.

Face looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Face wants to control but Nevzlin is keeping him busy.
Nevzlin gets back to half guard.
Nevzlin is looking to control Face's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Nevzlin avoid being mounted?
Face wants to pass to mount but Nevzlin is defending the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Face is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Nevzlin is just riding it out for now. Face eventually gives up the hold.

Face is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Face seems like he's working for an arm triangle here. He's freed his trapped foot and he's rotating nicely. Nevzlin is in big trouble! He's tapping out! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Shit Face!
Shit Face took to the mic after the fight and begged the organizational hierarchy for a shot at the title.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Dexter Morgan and Alexander Potter. Morgan kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Johnny Cash - Hurt. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

185 cm
43
194 lbs
34 - 16 - 2
194 cm
27
190 lbs
8 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Very quick
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dexter Morgan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alexander Potter!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Potter tries a low kick but Morgan avoids it.
Morgan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Potter dips to his left and cracks Morgan with an uppercut!
Morgan defending well as Potter loads up on a big left hand.
Morgan avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Morgan swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Morgan does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

Potter shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Potter showed some decent athleticism there.
Potter takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Let's hope that Potter has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

Potter seems to be working for a kimura but Morgan defends the submission attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Potter missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Potter is taking a breather. Morgan says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Morgan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Potter is working away from the top position though.
Potter trying to pass the guard but Morgan defending well.
Potter controlling the action here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Potter looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Morgan misses with a low kick.
Potter tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Potter lands with an overhand left.

Potter looking to score a takedown here. Morgan is defending well but Potter drives through and ends up in Morgan's guard.
Morgan trying to control the position.
Potter passes Morgan's left leg - he's now in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Morgan pushes Potter off and gets back to his feet.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Morgan enables Potter to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Morgan manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Morgan keeping moving, preventing Potter from controlling successfully.
Morgan trying to keep a closed guard but Potter is proving a slippery customer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Potter content to stall in guard here.
Morgan keeping full guard, as Potter tries to pass.
Morgan keeping moving, preventing Potter from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Morgan holds on and takes a little breather.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Potter controls from within his opponent's guard.
Potter looking to sit in guard and control but Morgan gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Morgan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Potter is keeping the position for now.
Potter pulls Morgan in close to prevent any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Alexander Potter dominated that round.
That's time! Morgan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Potter feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Morgans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Morgan lands with a right hand.
Morgan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Potter was well out of range. Poor timing from Morgan.
Morgan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Morgan misses with an uppercut.
Potter shoots in but Morgan avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Potter bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Morgan walks into a straight right hand from Potter.
Potter looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Morgan is fending him off so far but Potter persists. Nope, Morgan circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Potter instigates a clinch.

Morgan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Morgan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Donk. Potter catches Morgan right on the button with a cross.
Potter ducks under a wild hook from Morgan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Potter changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Morgan tries to avoid it but Potter manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Morgan to the ground. Morgan escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Dexter Morgan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alexander Potter.
Morgan cracks Potter with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Potter fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Potter lands a nice leg kick that just misses Morgan's sensitive parts.
Morgan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Morgan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Potter with a hook.
Potter will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Morgan misses with a looping right.
Morgan lands the left hand.
Morgan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Potter moves away.
Potter misses with a low kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Potter looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Morgan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Potter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morgan looks to land a right hand but Potter moved out of range.
Morgan throws a sloppy head kick and Potter moves out of range easily.
Potter changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Alexander Potter seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Potter attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Morgan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Potter manages to avoid it.
Potter ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Potter moves out of range of the leg kick from Morgan.
Morgan throws a series of punches but Potter moves out of range.
Dexter Morgan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Morgan displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Potter.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Potter.
Morgan is looking to counter punch.

Potter closes the distance and clinches.
Morgan taking a breather.
Potter has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Morgan is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Potter blocks a punch to the side of the head.

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

Potter gets the takedown into side control.
Potter tries to advance to mount but Morgan denies him.

Potter is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Morgan knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Morgan tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Potter wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Potter is staying tight to Morgan's torso, preventing him from escaping.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Potter passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Morgan!
Morgan tries to lock up and control but Potter gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Potter sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Morgan tries to hold on but Potter pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Alexander Potter will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Morgan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Potter checks the leg kick.
Potter shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Morgan pinned against the cage. Morgan gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Morgan appears to be looking for a big counter.
Alexander Potter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Potter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Potter comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Morgan swings for the body but Potter moves out of range.
Morgan chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Potter can pounce on him.
Morgan tries to work over Potter's front leg with a kick but Potter checks it.
Potter has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Potter throws a lazy head kick
and Morgan counters with a three punch combo that has Potter backing up. Potter nods at Morgan to acknowledge the strikes.
Morgan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Potter throws a right hand that Morgan ducks under and follows up with a left that Morgan also avoids with ease.
Morgan misses with a two punch combination.
Morgan misses with a body kick.
Morgan throws a leg kick but Potter moved away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Potter shoots in for a double leg but Morgan sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Morgan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jab from Potter.
Morgan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Morgan throws a series of punches but Potter avoids them all with ease.
Morgan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Potter avoids the body shot from Morgan.
Potter swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Potter drives through with a takedown into Morgan's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Morgan scrambles and gets back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Potter avoids the body shot from Morgan.
Morgan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Potter looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Morgan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Potter.
Morgan feints a jab promting Potter to slip. Morgan then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Potter slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Nice takedown defense from Morgan. No joy for Potter on that attempt.
Alexander Potter is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Dexter Morgan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alexander Potter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morgan throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Potter steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Morgan.
Potter changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Morgan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Potter changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Morgan tries to avoid it but Potter manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Morgan to the ground. Morgan escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Morgan scores with a leg kick.
Morgan throws a leg kick but Potter checks it.
Potter misses with a wild body shot.
Potter throws a nice outside leg kick.
Morgan lands a jab-cross combination.
Potter wants to slow Morgan down by chopping away at his legs.
Morgan misses with a body shot.

Potter has Morgan up against the cage in a clinch.
Morgan misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Morgan misses with the head strike.
Morgan softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Morgan breaks the clinch.
Potter avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Morgan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Potter was well out of range. Poor timing from Morgan.

Potter shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Morgan manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Morgan has his feet on Potter's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Dexter Morgan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Morgan lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Potter has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Potter and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Morgan misses with a low kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Potter.
Morgan throws a series of strikes that have Potter backpedaling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Morgan tries to bum rush Potter with a series of wild strikes but Potter uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Morgan on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Potter uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Morgan.
Potter misses with a wild body shot.
Potter dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Potter scores with a three punch combo!
Nice shot by Potter.

Potter moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Morgan fails to land.

Potter pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Morgan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Morgan misses with a low kick.
Morgan misses with a hook

and Potter counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Potter.
Morgan misses with a hook from the clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Alexander Potter!
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RATING
56%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Karate Kid and Kalle Palikka. Kid comes into the arena with Kung Fu Fighting blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

173 cm
35
145 lbs
33 - 15 - 0
181 cm
30
159 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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 33 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Karate Kid!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kalle Palikka!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Ian Loll and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick misses from Kid.
Palikka misses with a kick to the body.
Kid went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Kid checks a low kick from Palikka.
No joy there for Kid, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kid tries to bum rush Palikka with a series of wild strikes but Palikka uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Palikka drives through with a takedown into Kid's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Palikka lands a couple of digs.
Palikka is looking to work some ground and pound but Kid has wrist control.
Palikka postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Palikka working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kid looking for a sweep. Not yet Kid, not yet.
Palikka working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Kid is controlling Palikka's posture.
Kid is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Palikka throws a strike but Kid rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


That's one minute gone in the round.

Palikka is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Palikka working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kid doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kid manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Kid tries to free his leg and advance position but Palikka is retaining full guard.
Palikka looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Palikka controls Kid momentarily but Kid frees himself.
Palikka has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kid advances to half guard.
Palikka slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Palikka looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Palikka working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kid doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kid manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Palikka keeping moving, preventing Kid from controlling successfully.
Kid looking to pass the guard.
Kid passes Palikka's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Kid trying to control the action but Palikka is working from the bottom.
Kid prevents Palikka from improving his position.

Palikka looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Kid wants to free his trapped foot but Palikka is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Palikka tries to roll over but Kid keeps him under control.

Palikka looking for submissions off his back.
Kid uses his free foot to push down on Palikka's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Palikka.
Kid tries to control but Palikka wriggling away.
Palikka has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Palikka is looking to get to half guard.
Palikka has given up his back. Will we see Kid going for some submissions?

Kid is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Palikka defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.

Kid is looking for the choke from the back position but Palikka is controlling his hands well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kid working for the choke.
Palikka wants to escape the position.
Kid is trying to stick to Palikka's back but Palikka is turning into Kid. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Kid's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Palikka.
Palikka postures up.
Kid wants to stand up but Palikka is controlling him.
Palikka working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Palikka postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Palikka throws a big right hand that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kid is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Palikka trying to control but Kid postures up.
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 Karate Kid will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Palikka throws a right hand that Kid ducks under and follows up with a left that Kid also avoids with ease.
Palikka looks to land a right hand but Kid moved out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Kid on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kid lands with a kick to the temple. Palikka shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Kid stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Palikka.
Kalle Palikka seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kid throws a jab when Palikka was well out of range.
Kid throws a head kick but Palikka moves out of range.
Palikka thumps Kid with a low kick.
Kid throws a wild body kick that Palikka sees coming a mile off.
Palikka pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kid cracks Palikka with an open hand slap.
Palikka scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kid swings for the body but Palikka moves out of range.
Palikka takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Palikka takes a head kick and keeps coming.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Palikka fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kid throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Palikka swings for the body but Kid moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kid misses with a hook. Palikka ducked under it nicely.
Palikka fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kid checks it well.
Palikka jabs at Kid's body.
Palikka misses with a straight left.
Palikka misses with a wild body shot.
Palikka lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Palikka uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kid.
Palikka moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Palikka throws a leg kick which misses Kid's front leg but catches the back leg as Kid tries to avoid it.
Kid takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kid misses with a hook.
Palikka takes a swing at Kid's ribcage but misses.
Kalle Palikka seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Palikka lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Palikka lands with a right hand.
Palikka throws out a powerful jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Palikka just misses with a punch to the body.
Palikka swings widly with a right hand
and Kid counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Palikka avoids a kick to the body.
Kid takes a jab right on the kisser.
Palikka scoring well with a low kick there.
Palikka lands a leg kick that knocks Kid off balance momentarily.
Kid throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Palikka.
Kid swings for the body but Palikka moves out of range.
Palikka lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

Kid is rocked!
Kid swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Palikka scores with a spinning back kick!
Palikka moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Oh Kid is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kid moves forwards but Palikka connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Palikka lands a front kick.
Palikka misses the shot to the body.
Kid appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Palikka lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kid's sensitive parts.
Kid seems to have got his legs back now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Palikka connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Kid throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kid scores with a head kick. Palikka tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Kid throws a sloppy head kick and Palikka moves out of range easily.
Palikka has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Palikka looks to land a body kick but Kid moved away.
Kid throws a shot from downtown. Palikka moves away and avoids it.
Kid scores with a jab.

Kid scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Palikka trying to hold on to Kid's head to control him but Kid postures up.
Kid works his way into full mount!
Karate Kid overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Kid can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Palikka is looking to escape.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Kid is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Palikka to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Palikka shrugs it off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Palikka is looking to improve his position but Kid isn't that keen on the idea.
Kid seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Palikka is holding on tight.
Palikka keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

Kid is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Palikka to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Palikka shrugs it off.
Kid is looking to work his way around to Palikka's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Palikka is working to get back to half guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Kalle Palikka will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Nice takedown defense from Palikka. No joy for Kid on that attempt.
Palikka shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Kid as he avoids it easily.
Kid cracks Palikka with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Palikka throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kid thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kid misses with a few strikes there.
Palikka avoids the head kick by Kid.

Kid gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Palikka to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Palikka is looking to work some ground and pound but Kid has wrist control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kid is trying to control the position but Palikka postures up.
Palikka throwing strikes from guard but Kid blocks nicely.
Palikka in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kid preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Palikka in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kid avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Kid keeping moving, preventing Palikka from controlling successfully.
Palikka passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Kid is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Palikka off and has taken his back!
Palikka can't escape the position.
Palikka trying to control the position but Kid manages to sink in the hooks.

Kid patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
Palikka rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Palikka is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Palikka moves into full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Palikka looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kid is one step ahead there.
Kid looking to pass the guard.
Kid trying to control but Palikka is working from the bottom.
Kid trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kid wants to control from the top but Palikka keeps moving.
Palikka looking for a sweep. Not yet Palikka, not yet.
Kid pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Palikka is keeping the position for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Palikka looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Kid has picked Palikka up and slammed him! Palikka can't keep hold of the triangle and Kid manages to pass to side control!
Palikka is looking for a sweep.

Kid wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Palikka, who protects the arm well.

Kid tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Kid has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Palikka tries to improve position but can't.
Palikka regains half guard.
Palikka is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Kid's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Kid's back!
Kid trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Kid covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Palikka struggling to land strikes to the head as Kid covers up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kid is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

Kid showing good submission defense here.
Palikka scores with strikes from the back.
Kid is trying to stand back up.
Palikka not allowing Kid to control his hands.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Palikka is looking for the choke from the back position but Kid is controlling his hands well.
Palikka somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalle Palikka comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Palikka has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalle Palikka!

After the fight, Kalle Palikka was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mayo Kermode and Slade Wilson. Kermode comes to the cage accompanied by Song of Australia. Wilson has chosen Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G. as his entrance music. Slade Wilson has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
41
220 lbs
38 - 26 - 0
184 cm
31
212 lbs
16 - 11 - 3
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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MayheM sportswear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mayo Kermode!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of London, Slade Wilson!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Elvis Blanc and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wilson is looking to land body kicks.
Kermode connects with a crisp jab.
Kermode misses with an uppercut.
Kermode takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kermode seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Kermode throws a leg kick
and Wilson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kermode misses with a shot to the body
and Wilson counters with a stiff right hand.
Wilson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kermode moves out of range of the strikes.
Kermode ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wilson moves away.
Kermode lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kermode misses with a wild body shot.
Wilson throws a jab but it's blocked by Kermode.
Wilson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wilson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kermode.
Wilson swings for the body but Kermode moves out of range.
Kermode feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kermode is looking to slow Wilson down with leg kicks.
Wilson motions for Kermode to come forward. Wilson throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kermode swings for the body but Wilson moves out of range.
Kermode misses with a low kick.
Wilson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Kermode moves into the clinch.
Kermode blocks a body shot from Wilson.
Wilson digs a right hand underneath Kermode's ribcage. Kermode let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Wilson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kermode lands a shot to the body.
Kermode misses with a knee to the head.
Kermode scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kermode lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kermode lands a right hand.
Kermode lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short right from Wilson.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wilson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Wilson lands an uppercut.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilson misses with a left hand
and Kermode makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wilson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wilson scores with a shot to the body.
Wilson moves into range and connects with a jab.
Mayo Kermode is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kermode takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Wilson misses the body punch
and Kermode counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wilson lands a jab to Kermode's midsection.
Wilson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A little jabbing left from Wilson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kermode connects with a solid leg kick.
The fighters circling - Wilson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Kermode has taken the fight to the clinch.
Wilson scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Kermode fails to land.
Kermode utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Wilson scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kermode breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wilson moves out of range of the strikes.
Good exchange - Kermode coming out on top.
Wilson throws a hook to the side of Kermode's head but Kermode sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kermode connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kermode pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wilson is out of range and Kermode settles back down.

Kermode moves into the clinch successfully.
Kermode taking a breather.
Kermode fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kermode misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wilson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kermode misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wilson.
Kermode misses with an elbow over the top.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Wilson gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Kermode regains guard.
Kermode wants to stand and escape but Wilson is having none of it.

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

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Wilson looking for a guillotine here but Kermode defends easily.
Wilson has a closed guard, preventing Kermode from standing up.

Kermode stands up from guard. Let's bang!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Kermode pushes Wilson up against the cage in a clinch.
Kermode creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Still in the clinch, Kermode scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wilson tries a body shot but Kermode blocks it.
Wilson blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wilson.
Wilson scores with a shot to the side of Kermode's head.
Kermode is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Wilson can do to turn this around?
Wilson avoiding damage as Kermode throws knees to the body.
Wilson misses with a body punch.
Kermode lands with a short shot to the head.
Wilson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
Nice elbow from Kermode.

It looks like Slade Wilson has been cut.
Kermode misses with a short punch on the inside.

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

Kermode is looking to stand back up. He's having to work hard to escape but eventually he manages it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wilson walks into a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kermode blocks a head kick by Wilson.
Kermode swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A good leg kick by Kermode.
A combination from Kermode does no damage.
Kermode is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A swing and a miss from Wilson.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wilson!
Kermode just misses with a punch to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Wilson checks a leg kick.
Wilson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kermode.
Kermode misses with a hook to the body
and Wilson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kermode uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wilson.
Kermode connects with a leg kick. Wilson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilson moves out of range of the strikes.
Wilson was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Wilson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Mayo Kermode seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kermode throws a hook but Wilson blocks it.

Kermode gets in close and instigates a clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kermode.
Wilson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kermode is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Kermode swings wildly with an uppercut but Wilson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wilson struggles to land a body shot inside as Kermode controls his hands.
Kermode has a couple of punches blocked by Wilson.
Kermode missing with knees to the body.
Kermode lands an elbow inside.
Kermode scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Wilson tries to throw a body punch but Kermode avoids it by throwing Wilson back against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Wilson.
Wilson lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kermode misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Wilson.
Wilson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kermode wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Wilson has him pressed against the cage.
Wilson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wilson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Wilson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
Kermode softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Knees in the clinch landing for Kermode.
Wilson scores with a shoulder strike.
Wilson struggles to land a body shot inside as Kermode controls his hands.
Wilson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wilson lands a nice uppercut.
Kermode working aggressively here.
Wilson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wilson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kermode gets through Wilson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kermode misses with a short punch on the inside.

Wilson has clasped his hands together around Kermode's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Wilson tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
An elbow from Wilson crashes against the mat.
Kermode manages to get back to half guard.

Wilson is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Wilson throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kermode is trying to stand back up but Wilson is controlling him
Kermode moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kermode tries to land a sweep but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mayo Kermode dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Slade Wilson's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Wilson blocks a low kick nicely.

Kermode gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Knees to the body from Kermode.
Wilson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kermode throws an elbow that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Kermode fails to land.
Wilson lands an uppercut.

Kermode breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mayo Kermode is winning the standup battle so far.

Kermode moves into range and clinches up with Wilson.
Kermode struggles to land a body shot inside as Wilson controls his hands.
Wilson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kermode misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wilson lands a nice uppercut.

Kermode breaks from the clinch.
Kermode throws a poor cross that misses
and Wilson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wilson connects with a nice looking jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kermode fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wilson.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kermode moves into the clinch successfully.
Wilson working aggressively here.
Wilson lands a left hand.
Wilson lands with a right to the head.
Wilson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wilson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kermode.
Kermode is trying to break the clinch but Wilson has him pressed against the cage.
Kermode misses with a punch on the inside.
Kermode gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Wilson.
A short right from Wilson.
Wilson lands with a left to the head.
Wilson lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wilson scores with a shoulder strike.
Wilson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kermodes head.

That's two 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!
Wilson lands a nice uppercut.

Kermode is rocked!
Wilson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Oh Kermode is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Still in the clinch, Kermode scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kermode trying to land knees to the body.
Kermode seems to have got his legs back now.
Kermode tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kermode lands a body punch in the clinch.
Wilson avoids the elbow strike from Kermode, against the cage.
Wilson lands an uppercut.
Wilson misses with a punch on the inside.
Mayo Kermode has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Kermode is fighting off a takedown attempt but Wilson is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Kermode to the mat. Kermode regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.

Kermode pushes Wilson off and scrambles back to his feet.
Kermode pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wilson is out of range and Kermode settles back down.

Kermode fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Wilson, pushing him back against the cage.
Wilson scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kermode blocks a body shot from Wilson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kermode misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wilson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wilson.
Wilson digs a right hand into Kermode's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kermode's gas tank.
Kermode misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kermode lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wilson backwards.
Mayo Kermode is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Wilson tries to throw a body punch but Kermode avoids it by throwing Wilson back against the cage.
Kermode lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Kermode tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Wilson avoids it.
Kermode misses with an elbow over the top.
Kermode tries a body shot but Wilson blocks it.
Wilson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
Kermode utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Kermode has had enough of the clinch but Wilson keeps him there for the moment.
Kermode wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Wilson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wilson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Wilson tries to throw a body punch but Kermode avoids it by throwing Wilson back against the cage.
Wilson tries to work over Kermode's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wilson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wilson blocks the elbow strike.
Wilson scores with a shoulder strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kermode is trying to maintain a safe position but Wilson gets an underhook and turns Kermode into the cage.
Wilson blocking some punches.
Kermode working hard to break the clinch.
Wilson blocks a body shot from Kermode.
Slade Wilson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Wilson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Wilson working aggressively here.
Wilson lands a left hand.
Wilson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kermode backwards.
Wilson avoids the elbow strike from Kermode, against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wilson is working Kermode over against the cage.
Wilson throws a head punch that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Slade Wilson.
Well Kermode 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 Yves DeLean scores the fight 29:28
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 29:28
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mayo Kermode!

Mayo Kermode decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Marlo Stanfield and Jeffrey Miller. Stanfield comes to the cage accompanied by Legendary. Miller comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Killers kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

173 cm
34
155 lbs
25 - 11 - 0
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32
156 lbs
22 - 19 - 4
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World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Marlo Stanfield!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 19 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeffrey Miller!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Robert Douchet and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Miller moves into the clinch successfully.
Miller misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Miller misses with a hook from the clinch.
Stanfield blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Miller swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Miller misses with the head strike.
A bit of stalling here from Miller.
Stanfield blocking some punches.

Stanfield pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Miller throws a wild body kick that Stanfield sees coming a mile off.
Stanfield is looking to counter punch.
Miller throws a hook but Stanfield blocks it.
Miller swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Stanfield to counter with a crisp jab.
Stanfield looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Stanfield tries to keep at a distance but Miller has taken the fight into the clinch.
Miller lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Miller tries to throw a body punch but Stanfield avoids it by throwing Miller back against the cage.
Stanfield wants to break free but Miller has control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller tries a body shot but Stanfield blocks it.
Stanfield tries to break free but Miller pushes him back against the cage.
Stanfield blocks an uppercut.
Miller will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Stanfield up against the cage.
Stanfield wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Miller lands a right hand that snaps the head of Stanfield backwards.
A hook to the body from Miller.
Miller goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Miller has Stanfield pressed against the cage, preventing Stanfield from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Stanfield is trying to push Miller away but Miller has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Stanfield wants to break free but Miller has control.
Stanfield is trying to push Miller away but Miller has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Miller taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Miller misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Miller.
Miller lands a left hand that snaps the head of Stanfield backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stanfield tries to break free but Miller pushes him back against the cage.
Miller pressing his opponent against the cage.
Stanfield blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Stanfield breaks the clinch.
Stanfield connects with a single shot there.
Stanfield swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Miller uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stanfield.
Miller misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Stanfield to counter with a crisp jab.
Stanfield throws a shot from downtown. Miller moves away and avoids it.
Stanfield misses with a looping right.
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!
Miller defending well as Stanfield loads up on a big left hand.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Stanfield working hard to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Miller goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Miller scores with a nice hook to the head.
Stanfield is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Miller digs a right hand underneath Stanfield's ribcage. Stanfield let out a lung full of air as it connected.

Stanfield escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice cross by Stanfield.

Miller lands a big head kick that sends Stanfield tumbling to the mat! Miller takes a step backwards and waves Stanfield back to his feet - he wants the finish!
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!
Miller digs a good body shot into Stanfield's ribs.
Stanfield lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Miller at a distance.
Stanfield works Miller's body with a nice hook.
Stanfield throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Miller doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Stanfield moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Miller tries to clinch up but Stanfield circles away and keeps his distance.
Miller scores with a sloppy right hand. Stanfield should have avoided that one.

Stanfield is rocked!
Miller misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stanfield moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.

It looks like Jeffrey Miller has been cut.
Miller tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Stanfield paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Stanfield dips to his left and cracks Miller with an uppercut!

Miller is rocked!
Stanfield changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Miller throws a series of punches but Stanfield avoids them all with ease.

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

Stanfield breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Stanfield lands a jab-cross combination.
Stanfield works the jab nicely.
Miller is still on wobbly legs! Can Stanfield finish him?
Miller loses concentration momentarily and Stanfield pounces with a three punch combo! Right, left, right! Miller crashes face first to the mat, out cold! Stanfield finishes this one with a fantastically precise combo! Great stuff.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Marlo Stanfield!
Our winner, Marlo Stanfield, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
Jeffrey Miller was interviewed post fight and said 'Hugged by a Finnfairy! I need a shower.'.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robbie Rockin and Sam Urai. Urai has chosen Sever the Wicked as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

179 cm
33
167 lbs
22 - 11 - 1
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34
170 lbs
22 - 12 - 2
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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 22 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Robbie Rockin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Sam Urai!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Trevor Gratis and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Urai lands a right hook to the body.
Urai checks a leg kick.
Urai takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Urai steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rockin.
Rockin has been working on his boxing with his coaches at MM eh Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Robbie Rockin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Urai showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rockin.
A jab from Rockin misses.
Urai takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rockin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rockin swings for the body but Urai moves out of range.
Urai counters with a body kick.
Rockin tries to land a front kick but Urai steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Urai follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice cross by Rockin.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Rockin!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rockin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It seemed like Urai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rockin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rockin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Urai swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jab, jab by Rockin - just one landing.
Urai dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rockin. That did some damage!
Rockin throws a body shot but no joy.
Rockin moves out of range of the body kick from Urai.
Rockin takes a swing at Urai's ribcage but misses.
Rockin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rockin misses with an uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Urai.
Rockin on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Urai ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Urai bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rockin throws a body punch but Urai moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Urai checks a low kick from Rockin.
Urai misses with a low kick.
Urai uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rockin.
Urai lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Urai throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rockin misses with an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Urai walks into a left hand.
Rockin throws a low kick but Urai moves out of range easily.
Urai thinks about the counter body kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Rockin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Urai misses with a series of wild punches.
Rockin misses with a wild body shot.
Rockin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rockin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Urai flicks out a counter leg kick but Rockin steps away.
Urai pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Urai on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Urai rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rockin moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Rockin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rockin looks to land a body kick but Urai moved away.
Rockin throws a head kick that misses.
Rockin is looking to score with low kicks.
Rockin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Urai uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rockin.
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Urai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rockin misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rockin throws a body punch but Urai moves out of range.
Urai throws a shot from downtown. Rockin moves away and avoids it.
Rockin connects with a solid leg kick.
Rockin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Urai looks to land a right hand but Rockin moved out of range.
It looked like Rockin was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Rockin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rockin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Urai's calf.
Urai throws a push kick but Rockin slaps the foot to one side.
A jab from Urai misses.
Rockin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Urai.
Urai tries a quick counter leg kick but Rockin is wise to it.
Urai throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

It looks like Robbie Rockin has been cut.
Rockin wants to slow Urai down by chopping away at his legs.
Urai replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rockin blocks it well.
Urai throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robbie Rockin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Robbie Rockin's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rockin.
Urai misses with a straight left.
A slow jab from Urai misses its intended target.
Urai takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Urai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rockin throws a leg kick
letting Urai counter with a right hand.

Rockin is rocked!
Urai tries a head kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Rockin misses the target.
Oh Rockin is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rockin drops his hands momentarily. Urai doesn't need a second invitation, landing a shot to the temple. Rockin staggers and falls to the mat and the ref dives in to save him from any more punishment. Rockin doesn't seem happy with the stoppage but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sam Urai!
After winning the bout, Sam Urai 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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