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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Wooden Pencil and JR Adams. Pencil kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Full Retard. Adams comes into a darkened arena with his song building. 'Looking For The Stone' by Dry Branch Fire Squad kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

185 cm
37
193 lbs
35 - 21 - 0
177 cm
38
191 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

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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 35 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Wooden Pencil!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, JR Adams!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pencil is looking to slow Adams down with leg kicks.
Wooden Pencil seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pencil blocks a low kick nicely.
Adams swings widly with a right hand
and Pencil makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Good work by Adams as he checks the leg kick.
Adams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pencil.
Pencil rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Adams counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Adams blocks a low kick nicely.
Adams on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Adams throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pencil sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pencil fires out a quick counter leg kick but Adams just manages to avoid it.
Pencil thows a leg kick but Adams checks it
enabling Adams to counter with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pencil connects with a leg kick. Adams looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Pencil moves out of range of the strikes.
Pencil has been working on his boxing with his coaches at ICON TOP TEAM in the buildup to the fight.
Adams misses with a left hand
and Pencil makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Pencil stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

It looks like JR Adams has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Pencil finds it's way through Adams's defenses.
Pencil with a nice cross.

Adams is rocked!
Pencil buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pencil throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Adams looks to land a right hand but Pencil moved out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Pencil 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 Adams has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Adams and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Adams throws an off balance right hand
and Pencil connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Adams checks a leg kick.
Adams blocks a low kick nicely.

Pencil cracks Adams with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Pencil has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Adams to stand back up!
Adams is still on wobbly legs! Can Pencil finish him?

That has opened up JR Adams's cut even more.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pencil is stalking Adams. Adams circles to his left. Keeps circling left. Bam! Straight right from Pencil, and it's lights out! Adams really payed the price for that rookie mistake.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Wooden Pencil!
Wooden Pencil really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Spartan Nutrition logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
In defeat, JR Adams stepped up to the mic, saying 'Ain't this terrible?!'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Alton Newcastle and Jose Aldo. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

170 cm
33
148 lbs
18 - 17 - 1
175 cm
37
145 lbs
40 - 35 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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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 18 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Alton Newcastle!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 35 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Jose Aldo!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aldo wants to clinch.
Newcastle has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Tōshi in the buildup to the fight.
Newcastle bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Aldo's head backwards.
Newcastle cracks Aldo with a good jab.

It looks like Jose Aldo has been cut.
Newcastle misses with a wild body shot.
Newcastle misses with a wild body shot.
Aldo tries to clinch up but Newcastle circles away and keeps his distance.
Aldo needs to keep his hands up - Newcastle had a free shot at his head there.

Aldo moves into the clinch.
Newcastle tries to work over Aldo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Aldo jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Newcastle walks away with a smile on his face. Aldo gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newcastle just misses with a punch to the body.
Aldo is looking to clinch.

Aldo rushes Newcastle and presses him up against the cage.
Aldo tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Newcastle smiles and moves away.
Newcastle just misses with a punch to the body.
Aldo avoids the body shot from Newcastle.
Newcastle swings for the body but Aldo moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aldo tries to clinch but Newcastle is having none of it.

Newcastle moves into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Newcastle.
Aldo is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Newcastle to keep the fight standing.
Alton Newcastle has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jose Aldo.
Aldo is trying to stall.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Newcastle creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Aldo stalling against the cage.

Aldo pulls Newcastle into guard.
Aldo keeping full guard, as Newcastle tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newcastle is working hard here to advance position.

Aldo looking for a guillotine here but Newcastle defends easily.
Newcastle passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Aldo tries to buck Newcastle off but Newcastle is having none of it.
Newcastle is looking to take a break and control but Aldo is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Aldo gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newcastle looking to control and managing it successfully.
Newcastle seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Aldo is holding on tight.
Aldo throwing hammer fists to the chest of Newcastle. What's that going to do exactly?
Newcastle seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Aldo is holding on tight.
Newcastle mounts Aldo! Really nice guard pass there!
Aldo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

Newcastle is working for a guillotine from mount but Aldo frees his head quite easily.
Aldo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newcastle wants to take Aldo's back here but Aldo is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Newcastle mounts Aldo! Really nice guard pass there!
Aldo is controlling an arm, preventing Newcastle from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.

Newcastle with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Aldo is desperately trying to improve his position but Newcastle has a good base and remains in mount.
Newcastle moves to take his opponent's back.
Will Newcastle go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Newcastle is looking for the choke from the back position but Aldo is controlling his hands well.

Newcastle is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Aldo has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Alton Newcastle dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jose Aldo's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Newcastle just misses with a punch to the body.
Aldo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Newcastle sets himself, and Aldo steps forward looking for the clinch! Newcastle avoids it this time.
Aldo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aldo throws a head kick that Newcastle semi-blocks.
Newcastle throws a right and a left that Aldo avoids nicely.
Newcastle fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Aldo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Newcastle digs a good body shot into Aldo's ribs.
Aldo doesn't manage to clinch there - Newcastle circles away.
A clash of legs there as Newcastle blocks the low kick.
Newcastle fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Aldo moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Newcastle throws a body punch but Aldo moves out of range.
Aldo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Aldo throws a head kick that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Newcastle throws a body shot but no joy.
Aldo throws a sloppy head kick and Newcastle moves out of range easily.
Newcastle is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Aldo can do to turn this around?

Aldo moves into the clinch.
Newcastle digs a right hand into Aldo's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Aldo's gas tank.
Newcastle tries a body shot but Aldo blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Newcastle lands a left hand.
Newcastle tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Aldo avoids it.
Aldo blocks a body shot from Newcastle.
Newcastle goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Aldo tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Newcastle just stands there and leans against the cage.
Newcastle misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Aldo jumps guard and drags Newcastle to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Newcastle advances position into side control!
Aldo prevents Newcastle from moving into mount.
Aldo gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Newcastle wants to take Aldo's back but he can't do it this time.
Aldo wants to control but Newcastle is having none of it.
Newcastle wants to take Aldo's back here but Aldo is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newcastle trying to control but Aldo is having none of it.
Aldo tries to lock up and control but Newcastle gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Aldo is controlling an arm, preventing Newcastle from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.

Newcastle moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Aldo has worked his arm free - good work by Aldo!
Aldo manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Aldo is looking for a sweep. Newcastle is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Newcastle is looking for a kimura but Aldo is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Newcastle to get the leverage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Aldo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Newcastle pulls his head out easily.
Aldo tries to roll over but Newcastle keeps him under control.
Alton Newcastle overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Aldo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Newcastle pulls his head out easily.
Newcastle works his way into side control.

Newcastle looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Newcastle tries to move to full mount but Aldo actually manages to regain half guard.
Newcastle seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Aldo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Aldo looking for submissions off his back.
Aldo wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newcastle is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Aldo!
Newcastle avoids the attempt from Aldo to control.
Newcastle prevents Aldo from getting the reversal.
Newcastle wants to control the pace but Aldo is squirming around nicely.
Newcastle wants to take Aldo's back but he can't do it this time.
Newcastle is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Aldo is in real trouble.

Newcastle is looking for the choke from the back position but Aldo is controlling his hands well.

Newcastle working for a choke but Aldo is defending well.
Aldo staying busy and making it hard for Newcastle to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Alton Newcastle dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Jose Aldo'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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Aldo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Newcastle throws a body punch but Aldo moves out of range.
Newcastle misses with a body shot.
Aldo avoids the body shot from Newcastle.
Newcastle slips under a jab.
Aldo lands a slapping body shot.
Newcastle tried to score with a low kick but Aldo checks it.
Newcastle uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aldo.
Aldo tries to clinch up but Newcastle circles away and keeps his distance.
Aldo throws a body shot but no joy.
Newcastle ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aldo moves away.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Aldo.
Newcastle digs a good body shot into Aldo's ribs.
Alton Newcastle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newcastle looks to score with a jab to the body but Aldo is just out of range.
Newcastle ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Newcastle misses with a body shot.
Newcastle fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Aldo on the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Newcastle thuds his shin into the meat of Aldo's side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aldo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Newcastle finds it's way round the side to connect with Aldo's head.
Aldo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Aldo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Newcastle throws out the jab.
Newcastle works the jab nicely.
A leg kick checked by Newcastle.
Aldo lands with a right hand.
Newcastle avoids the head kick by Aldo.
Aldo tries to clinch but Newcastle moves out of range.
Newcastle appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Newcastle throws a body shot but no joy.
Aldo wants to counter with a clinch but Newcastle pushes him away.
Aldo fails in his attempt to clinch.
The fighters circling - Newcastle throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Newcastle misses with a body shot.
Aldo pushes Newcastle away with a front kick.
Aldo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Newcastle manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Both fighters circling a little - Aldo finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Aldo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Newcastle swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Newcastle moves out of range of the body kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Aldo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Jose Aldo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Newcastle misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aldo.
A head kick from Aldo lands but Newcastle takes it in his stride.
Aldo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Alton Newcastle is winning the standup battle so far.
Newcastle cracks a nice hook into Aldo's ribs.
Newcastle misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aldo.
Aldo misses with a head kick.
Aldo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Newcastle fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aldo manages to avoid it.
Newcastle lands a nice shot that snaps Aldo's head back.
Aldo misses with a double jab.
Newcastle moves into range and connects with a jab.
Aldo throws a head kick that misses.
Aldo doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Newcastle changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Aldo throws the kick towards the body but Newcastle avoids it.
Newcastle throws a body shot but no joy.
Newcastle misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aldo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Aldo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Newcastle misses with an attempted mid kick.
Aldo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Newcastle manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Aldo takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Newcastle 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.
Newcastle thuds a left hand into Aldo's body.
Newcastle blocks a leg kick.
Newcastle takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Newcastle ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aldo moves away.
Newcastle takes a swing at Aldo's ribcage but misses.
Newcastle swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Newcastle throws a body punch but Aldo moves out of range.
Aldo steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Newcastle.
Aldo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Newcastle paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Newcastle was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Newcastle scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Aldo doesn't seem bothered though.
The crowd cheers as Newcastle lands an impressive looking overhand right. Aldo doesn't seem phased though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aldo fails in his attempt to clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Newcastle swings for the body but Aldo moves out of range.
Newcastle sets himself, and Aldo steps forward looking for the clinch! Newcastle avoids it this time.
A telegraphed right hand from Newcastle misses the target.
Newcastle with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Newcastle throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Newcastle is looking to wear down Aldo with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Newcastle connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Aldo momentarily.
Newcastle changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Newcastle throws a body shot but no joy.
Newcastle moves out of range of the body kick.
Aldo scores with a head kick.
A jab lands there for Aldo.
Aldo tries to clinch up but Newcastle circles away and keeps his distance.
A quick step to the side and Newcastle tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aldo works the jab nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aldo takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Newcastle thuds a left hand into Aldo's body.
Aldo throws a hook to the side of Newcastle's head but Newcastle sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Alton Newcastle is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Newcastle lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Aldo at a distance.

And that's the end of the fight!
Alton Newcastle showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Newcastle 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Alton Newcastle!

Alton Newcastle seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ben Hogan and Mika Saarenpaa. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

175 cm
37
162 lbs
24 - 12 - 0
183 cm
33
170 lbs
29 - 14 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Hellbent



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 24 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ben Hogan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mika Saarenpaa!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Saarenpaa takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big right from Hogan misses.
Hogan throws a jab when Saarenpaa was well out of range.
Hogan dodges the punch combination from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa moves away from the strike by Hogan.
A countering left hand to the body from Saarenpaa misses.
Saarenpaa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hogan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hogan misses with a body shot.
Saarenpaa appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Saarenpaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Saarenpaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hogan.
Saarenpaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Hogan misses with a body shot.
Hogan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Saarenpaa is out of range and Hogan settles back down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hogan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Saarenpaa under the eye.
Ben Hogan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Saarenpaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Hogan tests Saarenpaa's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hogan avoids the body shot from Saarenpaa.
A cross from Hogan lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Saarenpaa clinches up against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Hogan working hard to break the clinch.
Saarenpaa scores with a hook to the body.
Saarenpaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Hogan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hogan is looking to break free of the clinch but Saarenpaa has double underhooks.
Saarenpaa taking a breather.
Hogan wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Hogan breaks from the clinch.
Saarenpaa checks a leg kick.
Saarenpaa throws out a powerful jab.
Saarenpaa swings for the body but Hogan moves out of range.
Hogan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hogan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hogan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Saarenpaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hogan swats away the attempt to clinch by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Saarenpaa connects with the punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hogan. Saarenpaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Saarenpaa looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Saarenpaa blocks a jab.
Hogan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hogan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Saarenpaa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Hogan defending well as Saarenpaa loads up on a big left hand.
Saarenpaa takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Saarenpaa ducks under a wild hook from Hogan.
Hogan looks to land a right hand but Saarenpaa moved out of range.
Hogan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Saarenpaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hogan throws a big counter combination but Saarenpaa scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Hogan throws a jab but it's blocked by Saarenpaa.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Saarenpaa. Hogan does a little dance to reset his feet.

Saarenpaa fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Hogan, pushing him back against the cage.
Saarenpaa throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

Hogan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Saarenpaa doesn't manage to clinch there - Hogan circles away.
Hogan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Hogan tries to break free but Saarenpaa pushes him back against the cage.
Hogan is trying to break the clinch but Saarenpaa has him pressed against the cage.

Hogan breaks from the clinch.
A low kick from Hogan misses
and Saarenpaa counters with a nice leg kick.
Hogan lands a head kick. Saarenpaa smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Hogan circles away from the clinch attempt.
Saarenpaa has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Saarenpaa lands the left hand.
Saarenpaa slips a straight right by Hogan.
Hogan throws a body kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hogan lands with a cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hogan misses with a hook.
Saarenpaa ducks under a wild hook from Hogan.
Hogan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saarenpaa manages to avoid it.
Hogan throws an overhand right that lands on Saarenpaa's shoulder, as Saarenpaa tries to avoid the shot.
A nice side step and Saarenpaa releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hogan throws a jab when Saarenpaa was well out of range.
Hogan throws a low kick but Saarenpaa avoids it.
Saarenpaa connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hogan fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Saarenpaa is out of range.
Hogan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Saarenpaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hogan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hogan looks to throw the jab but Saarenpaa is out of range.

Saarenpaa rushes Hogan and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Hogan is trying to break free.
Saarenpaa lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hogan backwards.
Saarenpaa throws a head punch that misses.
The referee is keeping an eye on Saarenpaa - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
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 Ben Hogan will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!



Saarenpaa has taken the fight to the clinch.

Hogan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Saarenpaa connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hogan momentarily.
Hogan misses with a hook. Saarenpaa ducked under it nicely.
Hogan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hogan misses with a right hand
and Saarenpaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hogan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A body shot lands from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa trying to control the position but instead, Hogan has worked for underhooks and has pushed Saarenpaa into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hogan has had enough of the clinch but Saarenpaa keeps him there for the moment.
Saarenpaa lands a body shot in the clinch.
Saarenpaa lands a left hand.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Saarenpaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hogan has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Saarenpaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hogan backwards.
Hogan wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Saarenpaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hogan has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Hogan tries to circle away but Saarenpaa has him pinned against the cage.
Saarenpaa keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Hogan's efforts to push away.
Mika Saarenpaa seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Hogan breaks the clinch.
Hogan misses with a looping left.
Ben Hogan is winning the standup battle so far.
Hogan throws the kick towards the body but Saarenpaa avoids it.
Hogan fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Saarenpaa takes the fight into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Saarenpaa.
Hogan wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Saarenpaa has him pressed against the cage.
Hogan is looking to break free of the clinch but Saarenpaa has double underhooks.
Saarenpaa lands a shoulder strike.
I was talking to Hogan's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hogan wants to break free but Saarenpaa has control.
Hogan tries to circle away but Saarenpaa has him pinned against the cage.
Hogan wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Hogan tries to circle away but Saarenpaa has him pinned against the cage.
Saarenpaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Hogan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hogan is looking to score with low kicks.
Hogan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hogan connects with a solid leg kick.
Hogan looks to throw the jab but Saarenpaa is out of range.
Hogan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Saarenpaa takes the fight into the clinch.
Hogan is trying to force a seperation but Saarenpaa has the dominant position.
Come on Saarenpaa - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Hogan wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Saarenpaa has him pressed against the cage.

Hogan manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Saarenpaa pushes Hogan up against the cage in a clinch.
A short right from Saarenpaa on the inside.
Hogan is trying to push Saarenpaa away but Saarenpaa has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Saarenpaa lands an uppercut.
Saarenpaa tries to work over Hogan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hogan tries to break free but Saarenpaa pushes him back against the cage.
Hogan is trying to break the clinch but Saarenpaa is controlling him.
Saarenpaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hogan's elbow.
Saarenpaa misses with a hook from the clinch.

Hogan manages to break the clinch.
Saarenpaa sizes up Hogan with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Saarenpaa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Saarenpaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Saarenpaa is looking to clinch but Hogan is avoiding it.
Saarenpaa misses with a body shot.
Hogan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hogan throws a leg kick but Saarenpaa checks it.
Hogan misses with a straight left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Saarenpaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hogan.
Hogan avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hogan motions for Saarenpaa to come forward. Hogan throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hogan looks to land a right hand but Saarenpaa moved out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saarenpaa moves out of range of the body kick.
Saarenpaa connects with a body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hogan. That's going to slow Saarenpaa down.
Saarenpaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hogan.
Hogan tried to counter with a leg kick but Saarenpaa avoided it.
Hogan throws out a loose jab but Saarenpaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Good leg kick by Saarenpaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Saarenpaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hogan.
Saarenpaa lands with a cross.
Hogan lands with a kick to the ribs.
Saarenpaa scores with a shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Hogan.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hogan throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Saarenpaa throws a hook but Hogan avoids it easily.
Hogan throws a jab but it's blocked by Saarenpaa.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hogan.
Saarenpaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Saarenpaa tries to clinch up but Hogan circles away and keeps his distance.
Nice uppercut lands for Hogan. That snapped Saarenpaa's head back.
That kick from Hogan tenderised Saarenpaa's leg. Saarenpaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hogan lands a head shot.

Saarenpaa rushes Hogan and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Hogan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Saarenpaa looks to land a body kick but Hogan moved away.
Hogan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nice uppercut there from Hogan.
Hogan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Saarenpaa throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hogan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Hogan takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hogan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Saarenpaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Saarenpaa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hogan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hogan looks to throw the jab but Saarenpaa is out of range.
Saarenpaa tries to clinch there but Hogan circles away.
Hogan looks to land a body kick but Saarenpaa moved away.
Hogan motions for Saarenpaa to come forward. Hogan throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Saarenpaa blocks a low kick nicely.
Hogan moves out of range of the leg kick from Saarenpaa.
Hogan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hogan misses with a right hand
and Saarenpaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hogan tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Saarenpaa throws a sloppy head kick and Hogan moves out of range easily.
Hogan swings away with a body shot that misses
and Saarenpaa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Saarenpaa is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Saarenpaa is looking to clinch but Hogan is avoiding it.
Hogan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Saarenpaa swings for the body but Hogan moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Hogan.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Saarenpaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hogan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hogan throws a big shot that misses.
Hogan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hogan manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Hogan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hogan misses with a straight right.
Saarenpaa tries to clinch there but Hogan circles away.
Hogan throws a lazy right hand but Saarenpaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saarenpaa defending well as Hogan loads up on a big left hand.
Hogan misses the shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hogan. That's going to slow Saarenpaa down.
Saarenpaa throws a wild body kick that Hogan sees coming a mile off.
Saarenpaa wants to clinch but Hogan slips to the side
and Hogan counters with a straight right hand.
Hogan avoids the body shot from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa lands a nice looking body shot.
Hogan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Saarenpaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hogan.
Hogan avoids the head kick by Saarenpaa.
A slow jab from Hogan misses its intended target.
Hogan throws a head kick that half lands.
Hogan avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hogan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Saarenpaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Saarenpaa lands a really nice looking cross but Hogan seems unphased.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hogan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Saarenpaa is able to avoid easily.
Saarenpaa is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Saarenpaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Hogan gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Saarenpaa counters with a straight right hand.
Hogan looks to throw the jab but Saarenpaa is out of range.
A good leg kick by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa wants to clinch up but Hogan keeps it at a distance.
Saarenpaa fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hogan is looking to counter punch.
A big right from Hogan misses.
Saarenpaa throws a body punch but Hogan moves out of range.
Hogan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Saarenpaa works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Saarenpaa ducks under a wild hook from Hogan.
Hogan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Saarenpaa on the side of the head.
Hogan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Saarenpaa.
Hogan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Saarenpaa under the eye.
Hogan tries to score with a low kick but Saarenpaa moves his leg out of the way.
Hogan swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Saarenpaa counters with a low kick, right behind Hogan 's knee.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ben Hogan showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Hogan has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ben Hogan!

During a confident post fight interview, Ben Hogan thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Temujin Lee and Michael Stonedberg. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

186 cm
28
185 lbs
11 - 3 - 1
197 cm
39
200 lbs
29 - 19 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction

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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 11 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Temujin Lee!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Michael Stonedberg!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lee needs to keep his hands up - Stonedberg had a free shot at his head there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Stonedberg.
Lee takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Lee moves out of range as Stonedberg strikes.
Stonedberg throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Lee takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Stonedberg throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Stonedberg swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lee has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A telegraphed right hand from Stonedberg misses the target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stonedberg. Lee does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big right from Stonedberg misses.
Stonedberg fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Stonedberg throws a lazy right hand but Lee sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Stonedberg misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Lee misses the target.
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!
Lee blocks a head kick by Stonedberg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stonedberg lands with a kick to the temple. Lee shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Stonedberg is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Stonedberg throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Stonedberg thows a left - swing and a miss!
Stonedberg might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Stonedberg is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Stonedberg throws a body punch but Lee moves out of range.
Lee tries to counter with a takedown but Stonedberg is quick to defend against it.
Stonedberg missing with a left hand there. Lee was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Michael Stonedberg seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lee walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The fighters circling - Lee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stonedberg swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Stonedberg throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lee slips under a jab from Stonedberg.
Lee swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Lee keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Stonedberg.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Stonedberg moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Stonedberg bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

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!

Stonedberg tries to keep at a distance but Lee has taken the fight into the clinch.
Lee lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Stonedberg misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lee blocks a body shot from Stonedberg.

Stonedberg breaks the clinch.
Stonedberg throws a nice head kick!
Lee slips under a jab.
Lee staying out of range there.
Stonedberg connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Stonedberg misses with an uppercut. Lee saw that one coming.
Stonedberg lands with a nice body punch.
Nice body kick there by Stonedberg.
Michael Stonedberg is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lee avoids the body shot from Stonedberg.
Stonedberg tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Lee is able to avoid easily.
Jab from Stonedberg.

Lee gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Lee pushes Stonedberg back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Lee fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Stonedberg scores with a shoulder strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Lee.
Stonedberg misses with some punches.
Stonedberg scores with a nice hook to the head.

Lee manages to break the clinch.
Stonedberg turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Stonedberg walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Lee checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Lee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stonedberg was well out of range. Poor timing from Lee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A thudding body kick lands there by Stonedberg!
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!
Lee blocks a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Lee. Those never looked like landing.
Stonedberg throws out a loose jab but Lee uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Lee lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Stonedberg throws a sloppy head kick
and Lee counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Lee on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Stonedberg throws a leg kick that is checked
and Lee counters with an inside leg kick.
Lee clobbers Stonedberg with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Lee lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Lee throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lee walks into a stiff left hand from Stonedberg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Stonedberg dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Stonedberg misses with a hook
and Lee counters with a left to the body.
Lee tries to land a leg kick but Stonedberg saw it coming and moves away.
Nice uppercut there from Stonedberg.
Stonedberg looks to land a left hand but Lee moved out of range nicely.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Lee slips under a jab.
Stonedberg scores with a leg kick.
Lee slips a jab from Stonedberg.
Lee swings for the body but Stonedberg moves out of range.
Stonedberg throws a jab when Lee was well out of range.
Lee looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stonedberg pivots, looking for a leg kick but Lee is out of range and Stonedberg settles back down.
Lee misses with a hook
and Stonedberg counters with a nice leg kick.
Stonedberg misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Lee feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Stonedbergs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's one minute gone in the round.
No luck for Lee with that takedown attempt.
Stonedberg moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Lee, right into the meat.
Stonedberg swings widly with a right hand
and Lee counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Stonedberg works Lee's body with a nice hook.
Lee avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Stonedberg lands with an uppercut that bounces Lee off the cage and back into range.
Michael Stonedberg seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Lee misses with a body shot.
Stonedberg throws a right and a left that both miss.
It looked like Lee wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Lee blocks a jab.
Stonedberg throws out a loose jab but Lee uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lee throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Stonedberg darts in and clinches Lee up against the cage.
Lee blocks a body shot from Stonedberg.

Lee breaks from the 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!
Stonedberg checks a low kick from Lee.
Stonedberg takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Stonedberg swings widly with a right hand
and Lee counters with a leg kick.
Lee moves out of range as Stonedberg throws a body kick.
Stonedberg throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Stonedberg bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Lee's head.
Stonedberg tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lee keeps Stonedberg at a distance using the push kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Stonedberg - that will leave a mark!
Lee fails with a takedown attempt.
Stonedberg bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Lee's head backwards.
Lee cracks the inside of Stonedberg's front leg.
Lee lands with a thumping leg kick.
Stonedberg throws a half hearted mid kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Lee misses the target.

Lee scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Lee not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Lee is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Stonedberg sees it coming and defends easily.
Lee throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stonedberg is trying to stand up here but Lee is controlling him well.
Stonedberg works his way to full guard. Good work.
Stonedberg keeping moving, preventing Lee from controlling successfully.
Lee stops Stonedberg from standing up.
Lee throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lee showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Lee 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.
Stonedberg trying to control the position.
Lee controlling from the top position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Michael Stonedberg will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Stonedberg takes the fight into the clinch.
Lee prevents a body shot from Stonedberg.
Stonedberg lands with a short shot to the head.
Lee doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lee throws a head punch that misses.
Stonedberg tries to work over Lee's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lee is trying to pull guard but Stonedberg has him pressed against the cage.
Stonedberg misses with some punches.
Lee effectively controlling the action here.
A head punch on the inside from Lee fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stonedberg wants to break the clinch but can't.
Stonedberg lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Lee.
Lee prevents a body shot from Stonedberg.
Stonedberg tries a body shot but Lee blocks it.
Stonedberg lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Stonedberg misses with a hook to the ribs.
Stonedberg lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Lee breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Lee swings for the body but Stonedberg moves out of range.
Lee tries to score with a low kick but Stonedberg moves his leg out of the way.
Stonedberg darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A head kick misses from Stonedberg.
Michael Stonedberg is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Lee

and Stonedberg counters by clinching up.
Lee working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Stonedberg misses with a body punch.
Lee jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Stonedberg walks away with a smile on his face. Lee gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stonedberg looks to land a right hand but Lee moved out of range.
An inside leg kick from Lee misses.
Stonedberg throws a hook but Lee blocks it.
Lee thows a left - swing and a miss!
Stonedberg throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Stonedberg throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Stonedberg throws a hook to the side of Lee's head but Lee sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Temujin Lee has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lee walks into a stiff left hand from Stonedberg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stonedberg fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Lee is out of range.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Lee slips a straight right by Stonedberg.
Stonedberg throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Lee.
Lee displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Stonedberg throws out the jab.
Lee lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Stonedberg throws a head kick that misses.
Stonedberg scores with a sloppy right hand. Lee should have avoided that one.
Stonedberg has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Lee on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A big right from Stonedberg misses.
Lee feinted with a counter takedown.
Stonedberg throws a body shot but no joy.
Lee is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Stonedberg.
Stonedberg tries to clinch there but Lee circles away.
Good exchange - Stonedberg coming out on top.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stonedberg throws a head kick but Lee moves out of range.
Stonedberg misses with a head kick.
Lee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stonedberg.
It seemed like Stonedberg was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Lee moves away from the strike by Stonedberg.
Stonedberg throws a leg kick but Lee sees it coming and moves out of range.
Stonedberg misses the jab.
Lee feinted with a counter takedown.
Stonedberg throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Lee takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Stonedberg turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Stonedberg misses with a head kick.
Lee attempts a counter takedown but Stonedberg avoids it well and moves away.
Stonedberg tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Lee throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Stonedberg!

An out of breath Michael Stonedberg thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Chris Severn and Holy War. Chris Severn is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

195 cm
33
215 lbs
25 - 20 - 1
197 cm
37
212 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
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Cardio machine
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Severn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Holy War!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
War scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
War scores with a shot to the body.
War throws a leg kick but Severn sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from War.
Severn tries to bum rush War with a series of wild strikes but War uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Severn fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. War looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Severn doesn't manage to clinch there - War circles away.
War throws a big counter head kick but Severn avoids it with no problem.
War's jab looks to have found its range, popping Severn under the eye.
Severn misses with an uppercut
and War counters with a left to the body.
War lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Severn rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and War counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
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 looping hook to the body misses from War. Severn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Severn looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
A telegraphed right hand from Severn misses the target.
War avoids the body shot from Severn.
Severn misses with a wild body shot.
Severn misses with a looping right.
Severn takes a shot to the body in his stride.
War lands a nice hook to Severn's body. Severn takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Severn takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Severn scores with a nice head shot.
War scores with a crisp jab that stopped Severn in his tracks.
Severn misses with a wild body shot.
Severn lands a really nice looking cross but War seems unphased.
Holy War seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice cross by War.
War stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and War wants it to stay on the feet.
Severn tries to move into range but War moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Severn checks a leg kick.
Severn checks the leg kick nicely there.
War takes one to the chin there.
Severn takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A looping hook to the body misses from War. Severn does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Severn closes this distance looking for a takedown but War circles away.
War throws a leg kick which misses Severn's front leg but catches the back leg as Severn tries to avoid it.
Severn feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to War's calf.
Severn checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
War throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
War misses the shot to the body.
War tried to score with a low kick but Severn checks it.
Nice shot lands for Severn.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Severn.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Chris Severn. That's going to take a lot out of him.

War moves into range and clinches up with Severn.
War misses with a hook from the clinch.
War blocks an uppercut.
War works on Severn's body with a couple of short punches.
War scores with a hook to the body.
War lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
War blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Severn blocks a body shot from War.
War tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Severn's elbow.
Severn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
War misses with a short punch on the inside.
War misses with a body punch.
Severn lands with a light punch inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Severn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Severn scores with a hook to the body.
Severn throws a punch but it's blocked by War.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for War.
War misses with a hook to the ribs.
Severn lands a left hand that snaps the head of War backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by War.
Severn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Severn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch blocked on the inside by War.
Nice body punch from War.
Severn blocking some punches.
Severn is working War over against the cage.
Severn throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Severn makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Severn throws a punch but it's blocked by War.
War doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
War can't find room to land a body shot as Severn controls the action.
Severn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Severn softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Severn misses with the head strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Severn blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Severn throws a punch but it's blocked by War.
War throws a punch but it's blocked by Severn.
War misses with a hook from the clinch.
Severn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
War lands a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Severn.
War blocking some punches.
War fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Severn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Severn misses with a short punch on the inside.
War prevents a body shot from Severn.
War blocks a body shot from Severn.
War misses with the head strike.
Severn misses with a hook to the ribs.
War swings away with an uppercut that misses.
War pushes Severn back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Severn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
War misses with a hook from the clinch.
War misses with some punches.
Severn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Severn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Good body shot from Severn.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Holy War dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


War darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

War closes the distance and pushes Severn back into the cage.
A short right from Severn.
Nice body punch from War - that landed with a thud.
War has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Severn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Severn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
War throws a punch but it's blocked by Severn.
A right hand to the body from Severn.
Severn working some nice short punches in the clinch.
War lands a hook that snaps the head of Severn backwards.
Severn lands a body punch in the clinch.
Severn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
War goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Severn lands an uppercut.
War misses with a hook to the ribs.
War misses with a punch on the inside.
Severn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Severn fails to land.
War goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Severn.
Severn lands a left hand that snaps the head of War backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
War misses with a hook to the ribs.
War works on Severn's body with a couple of short punches.
War misses with the head strike.
War tries a body shot but Severn blocks it.
War throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Severns head.
Severn blocks an uppercut.
Severn tries to throw a body punch but War avoids it by throwing Severn back against the cage.
War throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Severns head.
Severn blocking some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Severn creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A short right from Severn.
War blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by War.
Severn can't find room to land a body shot as War controls the action.
Chris Severn has scored more points in the clinch so far.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Severn creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
War scores with a shoulder strike.
Severn blocks a body shot from War.
A head punch on the inside from War fails to land.
War takes a shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Severn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
War swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
War misses with a punch on the inside.
War has a couple of punches blocked by Severn.
Severn fails to pull guard.
War misses with some punches.
Severn tries to work over War's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
War struggles to land a body shot inside as Severn controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for War.
Severn swings wildly with an uppercut but War uses good head movement to avoid it.
Severn lands an uppercut.
Severn gets through War's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Severn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Severn struggles to land a body shot inside as War controls his hands.
Severn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from War fails to land.
War misses with a body punch.
War lands a left hand.
War tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Severn lands a nice uppercut.
War blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from War.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Severn.
Severn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
War tries to throw a body punch but Severn avoids it by throwing War back against the cage.
War blocks a punch to the side of the head.
War makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
War lands a left hand that snaps the head of Severn backwards.
Severn blocks an uppercut.
War goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
War throws a head punch that misses.
Severn prevents a body shot from War.
A head punch on the inside from War fails to land.
Severn lands a body punch.
Severn misses with the head strike.
Severn blocks an uppercut.
War prevents a body shot from Severn.
War tries a body shot but Severn blocks it.
War scores with a shoulder strike.
Severn tries for a takedown. No joy.
Severn lands a shoulder strike.
Severn blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for War.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Severn trying to control the position but instead, War has worked for underhooks and has pushed Severn into the cage.
War has a couple of punches blocked by Severn.
Severn blocks an uppercut.
War scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Severn misses with a punch on the inside.
Severn blocking some punches.
War is working Severn over against the cage.
War throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Nice body punch from War.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
War lands a left hand that snaps the head of Severn backwards.
War lands a nice uppercut.
War working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A short uppercut from War.
War lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
War makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short body shot lands from War as the two fighters clinch.
War tries to throw a body punch but Severn avoids it by throwing War back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Holy War showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


War takes a swing at Severn's ribcage but misses.
Severn thuds his right hand into War's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
War gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
War is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Severn.
War throws out a loose jab but Severn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Severn shoots in looking for a takedown but War manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Severn's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Severn takes a body punch but keeps moving.
War connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
War throws a body shot but no joy.
War fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Severn.
Severn cracks War 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.
War lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
War lands the left hand.
Severn on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Severn throws a jab but it's blocked by War.
War scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
War connects with a jab.
War throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Severn blocks a leg kick.
Severn throws a lazy uppercut
and War counters with an outside leg kick.
Severn is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
War wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Severn misses with an uppercut. War saw that one coming.
War fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
War misses with a looping left.
War tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Severn was well out of range. Poor timing from War.
Severn is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from War.
Severn takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
War throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
War throws a low kick but it's checked well by Severn.
Severn throws a jab but it's blocked by War.
War throws a sloppy head kick and Severn moves out of range easily.
War lands with a straight right. Severn didn't see that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
War throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Severn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
War lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
War tries to clinch there but Severn circles away.
War tries to clinch up.
Severn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract War.
Severn blocks a jab.
War takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
War looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
War throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Severn checks a leg kick.
Severn tried to counter with a leg kick but War avoided it.
A big right from Severn misses.
Severn cracks War with a good jab.
Severn gets cracked there but stands up to it.

War has closed the distance and engaged Severn in a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Severn.
War misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
War tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Severn goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
War misses with a hook from the clinch.
War misses with a punch on the inside.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from War in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
War misses with some punches.
War prevents a body shot from Severn.
War takes a shot to the head.
War creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
War misses with a hook from the clinch.
Severn tries to work over War's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Chris Severn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, War creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
War goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
War lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Severn backwards.
War is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Holy War is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
War gets through Severn's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
War misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Severn.
War working Severn over with knees to the body.
Severn throws a punch but it's blocked by War.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
War scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Severn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Severn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
War lands a body punch.
War lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A shot in the inside from War.
Severn working aggressively here.
Severn tries to work over War's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Severn.
War tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
War misses with a short punch on the inside.
War gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Severn.
War throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Severn blocks it with crossed arms.
Severn tries to throw a body punch but War avoids it by throwing Severn back against the cage.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Holy War!

In his post fight interview, Holy War started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
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A | B
FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Federico Manta and Sean Juan. Manta comes to the cage accompanied by Ultima Corsa by Mondo Marcio. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

177 cm
34
162 lbs
27 - 10 - 1
179 cm
38
168 lbs
22 - 20 - 1
Good wrestling
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 lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Federico Manta!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Sean Juan!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Juan throws an overhand right that lands on Manta's shoulder, as Manta tries to avoid the shot.
A punch lands to the side of Juan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Juan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Juan lands a right hook to the body.
Juan throws a body punch but Manta moves out of range.
Juan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

It looks like Federico Manta has been cut.
Juan's coach down at Tōshi was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Juan's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Manta tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Juan manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A big right from Juan misses.
A big left from Juan misses.
Manta misses with a double jab.
Manta misses with a straight left.
Juan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Juan lands a really nice looking cross but Manta seems unphased.
Juan tries to close the distance and clinch but Manta swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Manta with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Juan to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Juan throws a body punch but Manta moves out of range.
Manta blocks a jab.
Manta with a nice cross.
Juan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Juan.
Federico Manta is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Manta moves out of range of the leg kick from Juan.
Manta throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Manta.
Juan closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Manta slips a straight right by Juan.
As Juan tries to get set, Manta tries to push him back and clinch up but Juan manages to avoid the attempt.
Juan needs to keep his hands up - Manta had a free shot at his head there.

Juan darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.

Manta looking for submissions off his back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Juan is thwarting Manta's attempts to control the position.
Juan sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Manta defending well though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Manta tries to get to full guard but Juan has control of the leg.
Juan is pressing down on Manta's thigh, looking to free his foot. Manta is holding on for now.
Juan seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Manta does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Juan wants to pass to mount but Manta is defending the position.
Juan is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Manta reverses the position - he's now on top in Juan's guard.
Manta cracks Juan with a solid left hand.
Manta sitting in guard here, content to control.

Juan is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Juan is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Manta won't allow Juan to pass to mount.
Manta trying to hold on to Juan's head to control him but Juan postures up.
Manta works his way to full guard. Good work.
Juan advances position into side control!
Juan is looking to take a break and control but Manta is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Manta is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Juan tries to advance to mount but Manta denies him.
Juan tries to move to full mount but Manta actually manages to regain half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Manta wants to improve his position but Juan is controlling well.
Manta slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Juan stands and throws Manta's legs to the side, diving into side control.
You can see the frustration on Manta's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Manta is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Juan is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Manta tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Manta manages to work his way to half guard, despite Juan's best efforts.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sean Juan dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Federico Manta'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.


Manta moves out of range of the strikes.
Juan throws a leg kick but Manta checks it.
Manta throws a head kick that misses.
Manta avoids the body shot from Juan.
Juan throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Manta connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Juan throws a leg kick which misses Manta's front leg but catches the back leg as Manta tries to avoid it.
Manta goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Manta connects with a nice looking jab.
Juan walks into a jab.
Manta chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Juan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manta scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Manta connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Manta closes the distance looking to clinch
and Juan counters with a stiff right hand.
Juan tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Manta defends well and Juan ends up having to push Manta into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Federico Manta is winning the standup battle so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Manta lands an impressive looking overhand right. Juan doesn't seem phased though.
Manta throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sean Juan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Manta lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Juan misses with a wild body shot.
Manta uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Juan.
Juan throws a push kick but Manta slaps the foot to one side.
Juan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Juan.
Manta walks forward, straight into a front kick from Juan.
Juan throws a big shot that misses.
A low kick from Manta misses
and Juan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A big left from Manta misses.
Juan tries a quick counter leg kick but Manta is wise to it.
Manta slips a jab from Juan.
Manta bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Manta darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Manta avoids the head kick by Juan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Manta throws out a powerful jab.
Manta scores with a nice strike.

Juan is rocked!

Manta gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Juan is still on wobbly legs! Can Manta finish him?
A short right from Manta on the inside.
Manta pushes Juan against the cage. Manta is working some dirty boxing. Manta pushes off with a quick right hook! Juan goes down! Juan tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Manta moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Federico Manta!
A victorious Federico Manta thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
The defeated Sean Juan had this to say: 'Thanks for all the support. It's time for me to retire.'.
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FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Hunt and Jack Hoffman. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
35
180 lbs
35 - 12 - 0
165 cm
37
184 lbs
33 - 22 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hellbent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Hunt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jack Hoffman!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoffman moves out of range of the body kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hoffman darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoffman. Hunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoffman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sloppy strikes from Hoffman. Those never looked like landing.
Hoffman throws out a loose jab but Hunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hunt walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hunt pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hoffman throws a hook but Hunt blocks it.
Hunt swings for the body but Hoffman moves out of range.
Hunt scores with a shot to the body.
Hoffman scores with a jab to the body.
Hoffman's coach down at was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Hoffman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Hunt digs a good body shot into Hoffman's ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoffman misses with a combination
and Hunt counters with a good, hard body kick but Hoffman shrugs it off.
Hoffman's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Hoffman duly obliges.
Hoffman takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Hoffman avoids a kick to the body.
Hoffman connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hunt's hands.
Hoffman lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Hunt backs up against the cage.
Hunt attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoffman takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hunt throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoffman.
Hunt misses with a wild body shot.
Hoffman scores with a three punch combo!
Hunt dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoffman. That did some damage!
Hoffman bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hunt's head backwards.
Hoffman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hunt scores with a decent looking hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hunt, as that shot connected.
A swing and a miss from Hoffman.
Hoffman misses the jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoffman throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A jab lands there for Hunt.
Hoffman walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Hunt with a jab.
Hunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoffman.
Hunt is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hoffman scores with a punch to the head.
Hoffman throws a body punch but Hunt moves out of range.
Hunt's corner calls for a 1-2. Hunt obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Hoffman throws a shot from downtown. Hunt moves away and avoids it.
Hoffman misses the shot to the body.
Hoffman throws a looping overhand right but Hunt ducks down to avoid it.
Hunt shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Despite the aggression on Hoffman's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Hunt slips a straight right by Hoffman.
Hoffman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Hunt misses the target.
Hunt throws the left hand but Hoffman avoids the punch easily.
Hunt walks into a straight right hand from Hoffman.
Hoffman takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Hoffman throws the left hand but Hunt avoids the punch easily.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Hunt.
Hoffman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hunt.
Hoffman slips under a jab from Hunt.
A shot to the body from Hoffman misses
letting Hunt counter with a right hand.
Hunt scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hunt is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Hoffman misses the shot to the body.
Jack Hoffman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hunt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoffman was well out of range. Poor timing from Hunt.
Hunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt connects with a body shot that sends Hoffman's belly button to the back.
Hunt throws a hook but Hoffman blocks it.
A little jabbing left from Hoffman on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoffman throws a hook but Hunt avoids it easily.
And Hunt counters with a quick kick to the body but Hoffman blocks it.
Hunt uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoffman.
Hunt is looking to land body kicks.
Hoffman scores with a jab. Hunt acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hunt throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hunt throws a front kick that sends Hoffman stumbling back into the cage.
A shot to the liver by Hoffman. Beautiful body shot.
Hoffman cracks Hunt with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A slow jab from Hoffman misses its intended target.
Hoffman uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hunt has time to react.
Hoffman just misses with a punch to the body.

Hunt closes the distance and pushes Hoffman back into the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A frustrated look appears on Hoffman's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Hunt blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Hunt.
A frustrated look appears on Hoffman's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Hunt stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Hoffman can't break the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hoffman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman scores with a hook.
Hunt dips to his left and cracks Hoffman with an uppercut!
Hoffman throws a right hand that misses
letting Hunt counter with a right hand.
Hoffman lands a jab.
Hoffman stalks Hunt and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Hunt's face. Hunt staggers backwards, shaken.
Hunt fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hunt scores with a leg kick.

Hunt rushes Hoffman and presses him up against the cage.
Hoffman wants to get back to striking at distance but Hunt won't allow it.
Hoffman wants to break free but Hunt has control.
A frustrated look appears on Hoffman's face as he tries to break the clinch.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hoffman is trying to break the clinch but Hunt has him pressed against the cage.
Hoffman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Our sources have told us that Hunt has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Hunt with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Jack Hoffman has been cut.
Hunt lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoffman backwards.
Hoffman looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
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 Phol Hunt will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jack Hoffman'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.


A big left from Hoffman misses.
Hunt half committed to a counter leg kick.
Hoffman connects with the punch.
Hoffman slips under a jab from Hunt.
Hoffman swings widly with a right hand
and Hunt connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A lazy left from Hoffman finds it's target.
Jack Hoffman seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hunt turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hunt, right into the meat.
Hoffman throws a jab when Hunt was well out of range.
That kick from Hunt tenderised Hoffman's leg. Hoffman is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hunt doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Hunt slips under a jab from Hoffman.
Hunt throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Hunt moves out of range as Hoffman strikes.
Hunt feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Hoffman takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hunt is looking to land body kicks.
Hunt tries to land a front kick but Hoffman steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hoffman rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hunt counters with an outside leg kick.
Hunt wants to land a leg kick but Hoffman is out of range.
Hoffman misses with a right hand
and Hunt counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoffman swings for the body but Hunt moves out of range.
Hoffman's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoffman has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Hunt.
Hoffman misses with an uppercut.
Hunt moves away from the strike by Hoffman.
Hoffman works over Hunt's head and body with a nice combination.
Hoffman looks to throw the jab but Hunt is out of range.
Hunt is looking to counter with a body kick.
Hunt scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hoffman looks to score with a jab to the body but Hunt is just out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Hoffman there.
Hoffman takes a swing at Hunt's ribcage but misses.
Hunt thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hunt wants to slow Hoffman down by chopping away at his legs.
Hunt slips a jab from Hoffman.
Hunt lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoffman misses with a straight right.
Hoffman throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A punch combination from Hoffman misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoffman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hunt has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoffman checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Hunt scores with a punch to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hunt lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hoffman dips to his left and cracks Hunt with an uppercut!
Hunt is looking to clinch.
Hoffman throws a shot from downtown. Hunt moves away and avoids it.
Hoffman thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoffman scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hunt looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hunt looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hunt lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoffman's sensitive parts.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Hunt - that will leave a mark!
Hunt takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoffman looks to land a left hand but Hunt moved out of range nicely.
Hunt steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoffman.
A slapping leg kick lands for Hunt.
Hoffman throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hunt connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hunt dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoffman. That did some damage!
Hunt scores with a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hunt misses with a straight right.
Hunt slips under a jab.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Hoffman misses with some punches.
Hunt tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoffman is trying to break the clinch but Hunt has him pressed against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Hoffman.
Hoffman swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Hoffman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Hunt lands a body shot.
Hunt on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Hoffman's corner calls for a 1-2. Hoffman obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

Hunt has managed to clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Hoffman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoffman throws a body punch but Hunt moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman misses with a few strikes there.

Hunt clinches up against the cage.
Hoffman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hoffman lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hunt with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
A short right from Hunt.
Knees to the body from Hunt.

Hoffman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hunt is looking to clinch but Hoffman is avoiding it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Hunt. Hoffman shrugs it off though.
Hoffman avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hunt feints and then cracks Hoffman's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoffman down.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Hunt.
Hoffman just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoffman scores with the left hand. Hunt knows he should have avoided that one.
Hoffman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoffman throws a big shot that misses.
Hunt scores with a nice strike.
A punch combination from Hoffman misses.
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 Phol Hunt will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jack Hoffman's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


The fight stays on the outside here - Hunt looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hunt lands with a nice body kick.
Hunt throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hunt.
Hoffman throws a poor cross that misses
and Hunt counters with a nice kick to the body.
Hoffman throws a lazy right hand but Hunt sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoffman looks to score with a jab to the body but Hunt is just out of range.
Hunt bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hunt throws a wild body kick that Hoffman sees coming a mile off.
Hunt is looking to slow Hoffman down with leg kicks.
Hoffman misses with a lunging right hand
and Hunt counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt is looking to clinch.
Hunt turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Hunt throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hoffman misses with a hook
and Hunt counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoffman's knee momentarily.
Hoffman on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hoffman takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hunt throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Hunt. Hoffman shrugs it off though.
Hunt drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hunt takes one to the chin there.
Hoffman takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Hunt thumps Hoffman with a low kick.
Hunt lunges at Hoffman with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hoffman's hand.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hoffman crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Hunt - the referee stops the clock and Hoffman gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Hunt. Hoffman manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Hoffman misses with a hook.
As Hoffman tries to get set, Hunt tries to push him back and clinch up but Hoffman manages to avoid the attempt.

Hoffman gets tackled into the cage by Hunt. Hunt maintains the clinch.
Hunt stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Hunt scores with a shoulder strike.
Good body shot from Hunt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoffman wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Hunt has him pressed against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hunt creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Hoffman swings wildly with an uppercut but Hunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoffman is trying to break the clinch but Hunt has him pressed against the cage.
Jack Hoffman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt with a knee to the head.
Hunt lands a knee to the head.
Hoffman is trying to break the clinch but Hunt is controlling him.
Hoffman tries to break the clinch but Hunt is controlling the position.
Hunt digs a right hand underneath Hoffman's ribcage. Hoffman let out a lung full of air as it connected.

Hoffman breaks the clinch.
Hunt lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hoffman misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoffman takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoffman.
Hunt goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Hunt delivers a nice body kick.
Hunt tests Hoffman's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Hunt gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Hunt stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Hoffman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hoffman misses with a two punch combination.
Hunt fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoffman on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hunt. That's going to slow Hoffman down.
Hunt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoffman sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Hoffman walks into a straight right hand from Hunt.
Hoffman missing with a left hand there. Hunt was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoffman connects with a body shot that sends Hunt's belly button to the back.
Nice body kick from Hunt.
Hunt slips a jab from Hoffman.
Hunt looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hunt misses with a body shot.
Hoffman throws out a counter right but Hunt avoids it with no problem.
Hoffman throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
An inside leg kick lands from Hunt.
Hunt lands a glancing blow to the side of Hoffman's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hunt displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoffman throws out the jab.
Hunt connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hunt staying out of range there.
Hunt lands with a kick to the ribs.
Hunt throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hoffman lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoffman looks to throw the jab but Hunt is out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Hunt. That snapped Hoffman's head back.
Hoffman misses with a straight right.
Hoffman misses with a series of wild punches.
Hunt is looking to counter punch.
Hunt is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoffman can do to turn this around?
Hunt scores with a hook.
Hoffman stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hunt.
Hoffman throws a jab when Hunt was well out of range.
Hunt throws a front kick that sends Hoffman stumbling back into the cage.
Hunt ducks under a wild hook from Hoffman.
Hoffman misses with a double jab
and Hunt counters with a body kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hunt connects with a single shot there.
Hoffman throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoffman takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hunt throws out a powerful jab.
Hunt feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoffman's calf.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Hunt showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Hunt 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Hunt!

A pretty intense looking Phol Hunt took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Espo Jaksinen. Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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171 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
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30
185 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Espo Jaksinen!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Jaksinen counters with a one-two to the body.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Jaksinen.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jaksinen doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero clobbers Jaksinen with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Jaksinen pushes Romero up against the cage in a clinch.
Romero lands with a light punch inside.
Jaksinen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Romero breaks from the clinch.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero throws out a powerful jab.
Jaksinen on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Romero lands with a hook. Jaksinen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Jaksinen takes a kick to the side of the head.
Jaksinen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Romero connects with a crisp jab.

Romero moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero lands with a short shot to the head.
Jaksinen scores with a shot to the side of Romero's head.
Romero tries to work over Jaksinen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A frustrated look appears on Romero's face as he tries to break the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Romero.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Romero.
Jaksinen throws a head punch that misses.
A right hook to the body lands for Romero.
Jaksinen can't find room to land a body shot as Romero controls the action.
Jaksinen scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jaksinen.
Romero takes an elbow to the temple.
Romero misses with a short punch on the inside.
Romero takes an elbow to the forehead.
Romero doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Romero digs a right hand underneath Jaksinen's ribcage. Jaksinen let out a lung full of air as it connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero struggles to land a body shot inside as Jaksinen controls his hands.
Romero digs a right hand underneath Jaksinen's ribcage. Jaksinen let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Romero scores with a shot to the side of Jaksinen's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jaksinen lands with a light punch inside.
Romero goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jaksinen prevents a body shot from Romero.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero misses with a punch to the body.
Romero tries to break the clinch but Jaksinen is controlling the position.

Romero breaks the clinch.
Jaksinen misses with a leg kick.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with a jab.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
As Jaksinen tries to get set, Romero tries to push him back and clinch up but Jaksinen manages to avoid the attempt.
Romero lands a jab to Jaksinen's midsection.
Romero throws the left hand but Jaksinen avoids the punch easily.
Jaksinen lands with a slapping head kick.

Romero scores with a takedown into Jaksinen's guard.
Jaksinen is pulling down on Romero's head to control his posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero won't allow Jaksinen to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Jaksinen is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Jaksinen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Jaksinen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Jaksinen pulls Romero in close to prevent any damage.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Jaksinen looking for a sweep. Not yet Jaksinen, not yet.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Jaksinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jaksinen is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Jaksinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jaksinen seems keen to control Romero's posture.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Jaksinen wants to get back to his feet but Romero is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Jaksinen keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Jaksinen blocks nicely.
Romero looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Romero distracts Jaksinen with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Romero 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.
Romero passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Romero is looking to take a break and control but Jaksinen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Jaksinen tries to bench press Romero off him but Romero keeps the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero 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.


Jaksinen misses with a hook.
Romero blocks a jab.
No joy there for Jaksinen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jaksinen throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Romero.
Jaksinen takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero shoots in for a double leg but Jaksinen sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Jaksinen throws a fast counter high kick but Romero manages to duck under it in time.

Romero moves into the clinch.
Jaksinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero working aggressively here.
Romero digs a right hand into Jaksinen's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jaksinen's gas tank.
Jaksinen lands a nice elbow.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Jaksinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Romero gets through Jaksinen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Romero lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jaksinen's elbow.
Romero misses with a punch on the inside.
Jaksinen gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Jaksinen swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hector Romero has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Jaksinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jaksinen throws an elbow but it misses.
Romero misses with the head strike.
Jaksinen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jaksinen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Romero's elbow.
Romero misses with some punches.
Jaksinen prevents a body shot from Romero.
A head punch on the inside from Romero fails to land.
Romero throws a punch but it's blocked by Jaksinen.
A short uppercut from Romero.
Romero lands with a short shot to the head.
Romero throws a head punch that misses.
Jaksinen working aggressively here.

Romero pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jaksinen on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Romero connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Jaksinen momentarily.
Jaksinen takes one to the chin there.
Romero scores with a jab. Jaksinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Jaksinen.

Romero clinches with his opponent.
Jaksinen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Romero's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Jaksinen makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Romero lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jaksinen can do to turn this around?
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jaksinen misses with a series of wild punches.
Romero blocks a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero scores with a crisp jab that stopped Jaksinen in his tracks.
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Romero lands a really nice looking cross but Jaksinen seems unphased.
Romero fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jaksinen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Romero throws a leg kick but Jaksinen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero misses with a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Jaksinen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Romero gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Romero.
Jaksinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
Romero swings wildly with an uppercut but Jaksinen uses good head movement to avoid it.

Romero escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jaksinen throws a right and a left that Romero avoids nicely.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero lands a head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero defending well as Jaksinen loads up on a big left hand.
Romero with a poor takedown
letting Jaksinen counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A punch lands to the side of Jaksinen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jaksinen looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Romero rushes Jaksinen and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Jaksinen throws a head punch that misses.
Romero fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Romero is working Jaksinen over against the cage.
Romero has a couple of punches blocked by Jaksinen.
Romero misses with a short punch on the inside.
Romero gets through Jaksinen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Romero lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jaksinen lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jaksinen throws an elbow but it misses.
Romero tries a body shot but Jaksinen blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Jaksinen's front leg but catches the back leg as Jaksinen tries to avoid it.
Romero thumps Jaksinen with a low kick.
A punch combination from Jaksinen misses.
Jaksinen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jaksinen fails in his attempt to clinch.
Romero lands with a straight right. Jaksinen didn't see that one coming.
Jaksinen avoids the head kick by Romero.
Romero throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Jaksinen's waist but Jaksinen gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Romero off to one side.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A jab from Romero misses.
Jaksinen let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Horrible takedown attempt by Romero or perhaps it was just good defense by Jaksinen, which made it look bad.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jaksinen.
Jaksinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Jaksinen.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Jaksinen gets caught flat footed, as Romero shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Jaksinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jaksinen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Jaksinen looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Jaksinen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Romero trying to control but Jaksinen is working from the bottom.
Jaksinen trying to control the position.
Romero connects with a couple of short punches.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero postures up and lands a big shot to Jaksinen's brow.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Romero with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Romero working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Jaksinen not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Romero chips away with some ground and pound.
Jaksinen trying to keep a closed guard but Romero is proving a slippery customer.
Jaksinen is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Romero is controlling him.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Jaksinen trying to control the position.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Jaksinen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.
Jaksinen is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
Jaksinen controls Romero momentarily but Romero frees himself.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Jaksinen has wrist control.
Jaksinen keeping full guard, as Romero tries to pass.
Romero advances position into side control!
Romero scores with punches from side control.
Romero landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Jaksinen is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Romero misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero working the ground and pound but Jaksinen is defending the strikes.
Jaksinen is trying to buck Romero off.
Jaksinen tries to improve position but can't.
Jaksinen dodges the ground and pound from Romero.
Romero tries to advance to mount but Jaksinen denies him.
Romero working away.

Romero is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Jaksinen knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Romero is putting a hurting on Jaksinen here, landing some big shots from side control.
Espo Jaksinen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jaksinen tries to improve position but can't.

Romero wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Jaksinen, who protects the arm well.
Romero in side control lands a decent elbow.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Romero 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero 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 Gunter Vogler and Euphegen Doubdtfire. Vogler comes to the cage accompanied by Durchblick - Mach Dich Locker. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

172 cm
35
153 lbs
24 - 10 - 1
169 cm
27
141 lbs
17 - 7 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
Bullet Proof System

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Gunter Vogler!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Euphegen Doubdtfire!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vogler.
Vogler misses with an uppercut.
Doubdtfire has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Vogler swings away with a body shot that misses

and Doubdtfire counters by clinching up.
Vogler fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Vogler uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vogler misses with a body punch.
Vogler scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Doubdtfire tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vogler struggles to land a body shot inside as Doubdtfire controls his hands.
Vogler pushes Doubdtfire back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vogler tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doubdtfire's elbow.
Doubdtfire lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Vogler misses with a punch to the body.
Vogler blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vogler wants a takedown but no success here.
Vogler throws a head punch that misses.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Doubdtfire digs a right hand into Vogler's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Vogler's gas tank.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Vogler misses with the head strike.
Vogler tries to work over Doubdtfire's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Doubdtfire misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Vogler.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vogler.
Doubdtfire fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Doubdtfire lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vogler backwards.
Vogler blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vogler digs a right hand into Doubdtfire's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Doubdtfire's gas tank.
A right hand to the body from Doubdtfire.

Doubdtfire breaks from the clinch.
Doubdtfire bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vogler throws a leg kick that misses.
Vogler lands a lovely overhand right.
Doubdtfire loads up on a big right hand but Vogler slips the punch.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab to the body.
Doubdtfire throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vogler throws a body punch but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Jab by Vogler.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Doubdtfire ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vogler moves away.
Doubdtfire throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looked like Vogler was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vogler moves away.
Vogler scores with a punch to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vogler shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Doubdtfire sprawls well. Doubdtfire wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vogler gets slowly back to his feet.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vogler.
Doubdtfire checks a leg kick nicely.
Doubdtfire ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Doubdtfire just misses with a punch to the body.
Doubdtfire lands a nice shot to the body.
Doubdtfire throws a hook but Vogler avoids it easily.
Doubdtfire wants to land a leg kick but Vogler is out of range.
Vogler lands a nice leg kick that just misses Doubdtfire's sensitive parts.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vogler, right into the meat.
Vogler throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vogler seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Doubdtfire.
Vogler circles away from the clinch attempt.
Vogler scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Doubdtfire punishes Vogler's body with a nice straight punch.
Doubdtfire moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Vogler throws a leg kick but Doubdtfire sees it coming and moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice cross by Vogler.
Doubdtfire takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Vogler misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Doubdtfire.
Vogler misses with a leg kick
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice low kick that buckles Vogler's knee momentarily.
Doubdtfire wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Vogler.
A jab from Vogler misses.
Vogler takes one on the button.
Doubdtfire avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doubdtfire appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Vogler uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doubdtfire.
Vogler takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vogler throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Doubdtfire fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vogler has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Doubdtfire takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Euphegen Doubdtfire is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vogler moves out of range of the strikes.
Vogler tries to clinch there but Doubdtfire circles away.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Vogler throws a body punch but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire throws out a leg kick but Vogler moves out of range and Doubdtfire only half commits.
Vogler waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doubdtfire.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vogler throws a body kick that misses.
Doubdtfire lands a nice looking body shot.
Vogler ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Doubdtfire connects with a crisp jab.
Doubdtfire throws out a powerful jab.
Vogler throws a head kick but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Doubdtfire takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Doubdtfire is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Vogler rather than just go for the knockout.
Doubdtfire fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Vogler on the side of the head.
Crunch! Doubdtfire slams his shin into Vogler's torso.
Doubdtfire takes a jab right on the kisser.
Vogler stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vogler.
A big left from Vogler misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Good leg kick by Doubdtfire there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vogler throws a jab but it's blocked by Doubdtfire.
Vogler misses with a two punch combination.
Doubdtfire bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Euphegen Doubdtfire will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Doubdtfire throws a hook but Vogler blocks it.
Doubdtfire scoring well with a low kick there.
Doubdtfire misses with a body kick.
Doubdtfire throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doubdtfire bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vogler misses with a straight left.
Nice cross by Doubdtfire.
Decent striking displayed by Doubdtfire there.
Vogler throws a push kick but Doubdtfire slaps the foot to one side.
Doubdtfire looks to score with a jab to the body but Vogler is just out of range.
Vogler swings for the body but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Vogler is able to avoid easily.
Doubdtfire misses with a shot to the body
and Vogler counters with an inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire takes one to the side of the head.
Vogler throws a looping overhand right but Doubdtfire ducks down to avoid it.
Vogler misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vogler clobbers Doubdtfire with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doubdtfire goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Vogler connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vogler throws a sloppy head kick and Doubdtfire moves out of range easily.
Doubdtfire fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Vogler checks it well.
Vogler is looking to counter the offense by Doubdtfire and move into the clinch.
Vogler throws a looping overhand right but Doubdtfire ducks down to avoid it.
Vogler takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Doubdtfire shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Vogler jabs at Doubdtfire's body.
Euphegen Doubdtfire seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Doubdtfire gets caught napping as Vogler dives in and scores a takedown. Doubdtfire manages to retain guard.
Doubdtfire working a defensive guard here.

Doubdtfire is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vogler is aware though and is defending well.

Vogler avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Doubdtfire is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Doubdtfire isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Vogler stacks Doubdtfire on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Vogler!
Doubdtfire is looking to regain half guard here but Vogler keeps moving and retains side control.
Doubdtfire regains half guard.
Doubdtfire trying to control but Vogler postures up.
Doubdtfire is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Vogler is staying active.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire is looking to improve his position.
Vogler tries to pass the half guard into mount. Doubdtfire knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Vogler is looking to take a break and control but Doubdtfire is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vogler is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Doubdtfire!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Doubdtfire regains half guard.
Vogler passes into side control, despite Doubdtfire's attempt to control the position.
Vogler controls the position from side control.
Doubdtfire is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Vogler's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Doubdtfire is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big left from Vogler misses.
Jab from Doubdtfire.
Good leg kick by Vogler there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Doubdtfire throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Vogler pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Doubdtfire feints a counter leg kick.
A big right from Vogler misses.
Doubdtfire lands a slapping body shot.
Doubdtfire explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Doubdtfire lands a jab.
Doubdtfire avoids the body shot from Vogler.

Vogler has Doubdtfire up against the cage in a clinch.
Vogler blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Vogler misses with some punches.
Vogler tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vogler lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Doubdtfire backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire prevents a body shot from Vogler.
Vogler blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gunter Vogler has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Still in the clinch, Doubdtfire scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vogler tries a body shot but Doubdtfire blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Doubdtfire fails to land.
Doubdtfire working aggressively here.
Doubdtfire makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Doubdtfire blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire misses with a punch to the body.
Vogler lands a body shot in the clinch.

Vogler lands a takedown into guard.

Doubdtfire is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Doubdtfire looking to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vogler wants to control from the top but Doubdtfire keeps moving.
Vogler trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire trying to keep a closed guard but Vogler is proving a slippery customer.

Doubdtfire is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Vogler trying to control the position from guard on top but Doubdtfire is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Vogler postures up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vogler blocks a leg kick.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doubdtfire uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vogler.
Doubdtfire throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vogler counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vogler.
Vogler ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Doubdtfire misses with a kick to the body

and Vogler moves into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Doubdtfire.
Vogler tries to work over Doubdtfire's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vogler lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Doubdtfire.
Vogler lands a left hand.
Vogler misses with the head strike.
Vogler scores with a shoulder strike.
Vogler lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Doubdtfire backwards.
Vogler blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vogler struggles to land a body shot inside as Doubdtfire controls his hands.
Doubdtfire lands a hook to the side of the head.
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!
Vogler blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doubdtfire tries a body shot but Vogler blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire working aggressively here.
Vogler lands a shot to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Doubdtfire.
Vogler lands a right hand.
Doubdtfire wants to stall.
Doubdtfire tries to throw a body punch but Vogler avoids it by throwing Doubdtfire back against the cage.
Vogler misses with a body punch.
A short right from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire has a couple of punches blocked by Vogler.
Vogler is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Doubdtfire is working Vogler over against the cage.
Vogler gets through Doubdtfire's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Vogler lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doubdtfire misses with a punch on the inside.
Doubdtfire works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Vogler swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Doubdtfire doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Doubdtfire misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gunter Vogler clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Doubdtfire dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vogler uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire looks to throw the jab but Vogler is out of range.
Vogler lands with a nice body punch.
A slow jab from Vogler misses its intended target.
Vogler attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A head kick misses from Vogler.
Doubdtfire misses with a body kick.
Doubdtfire attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vogler.
Doubdtfire slips under a jab.
Vogler swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good work by Doubdtfire as he checks the leg kick.
Vogler lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The fighters circling - Doubdtfire throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vogler takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vogler changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice defenses there by Vogler.
Vogler was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doubdtfire digs a good body shot into Vogler's ribs.
Vogler throws a leg kick that is checked

and Doubdtfire counters with a nice double leg into side control. Vogler won't be happy with that.
Vogler can't do much from the bottom here.
Doubdtfire controlling the position.

Doubdtfire tries for a kimura but Vogler is defending well.
Vogler is trying to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vogler prevents Doubdtfire from improving position.

Doubdtfire swings around for an armbar but Vogler sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Doubdtfire's guard.

Doubdtfire had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vogler defends it easily.

Doubdtfire working for a triangle but Vogler defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire trying to keep a closed guard but Vogler is proving a slippery customer.
Vogler slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Vogler wants to pass the guard but Doubdtfire is keeping the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Doubdtfire looking to control.
Vogler is fighting to break Doubdtfire's control of his arms but Doubdtfire is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

Doubdtfire isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Vogler stacks Doubdtfire on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Vogler!
Doubdtfire manages to work his way to half guard, despite Vogler's best efforts.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Doubdtfire is looking for a sweep. Vogler is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Vogler is looking for a kimura here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Euphegen Doubdtfire will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Vogler misses with a hook
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice body shot.
Vogler fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Vogler misses with a low kick as Doubdtfire jumps back.
A head kick misses from Vogler.
Vogler misses with a hook. Doubdtfire ducked under it nicely.
Vogler swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vogler looks to throw the jab but Doubdtfire is out of range.
Vogler stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Doubdtfire.
Vogler looks to land a body kick but Doubdtfire moved away.
Doubdtfire just misses with a punch to the body.
Vogler takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Vogler changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Doubdtfire looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Doubdtfire is trying to get back to half guard.
Doubdtfire manages to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vogler controlling the pace.
Doubdtfire is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Vogler's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Vogler's back!

Doubdtfire looking for the RNC.
Vogler breaks Doubdtfire's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.

Doubdtfire looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Vogler passes into half guard.
Doubdtfire is looking to control Vogler's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Doubdtfire avoid being mounted?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Gunter Vogler overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vogler is thwarting Doubdtfire's attempts to control the position.
Doubdtfire is looking to improve his position.
Vogler trying to mount his opponent but Doubdtfire defends it.
Doubdtfire wants to control but Vogler is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire tries to get to full guard but Vogler has control of the leg.

Doubdtfire is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vogler pulls his head out easily.
Doubdtfire is looking to control Vogler's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Doubdtfire avoid being mounted?

Doubdtfire is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vogler pulls his head out easily.
Doubdtfire is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Vogler's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Vogler's back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vogler trying to control the position but Doubdtfire manages to sink in the hooks.
Doubdtfire struggling to keep hold of the position.
Doubdtfire is trying to stick to Vogler's back but Vogler is turning into Doubdtfire. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Doubdtfire's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Vogler.

Doubdtfire is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Vogler trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Doubdtfire looking for a guillotine here but Vogler defends easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Gunter Vogler.
Well Vogler has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Gunter Vogler!

Gunter Vogler retains his featherweight title!
Gunter Vogler took some time post fight to say the following; 'Wunderbar! ha ha ha'.
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Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between MC Wisk and Alex John Conor Burns . Burns has chosen Body Head Bangerz feat. Lil' Boosie & Young Bleed - I Smoke, I Drank as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

191 cm
36
213 lbs
33 - 18 - 0
190 cm
32
215 lbs
19 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Bullet Proof System
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, MC Wisk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Alex John Conor Burns !
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wisk lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Burns scores with a nice head shot.
Burns throws a leg kick but Wisk moved away.
Wisk shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A big right from Burns misses.

Burns moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Burns .
Burns lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wisk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wisk lands with a left to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Burns .
Burns misses with the head strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Burns creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Burns working aggressively here.
Burns digs a right hand underneath Wisk's ribcage. Wisk let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Burns misses with a body punch.
Wisk blocking some punches.
Wisk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Burns lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Burns lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Wisk misses with a punch to the body.
Wisk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wisk is working Burns over against the cage.
Burns works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Wisk is breathing heavily.
Burns gets through Wisk's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wisk.
Wisk throws a punch but it's blocked by Burns .
A nice left hand lands by Burns .
Burns misses with some punches.
Wisk struggles to land a body shot inside as Burns controls his hands.
Burns tries to throw a body punch but Wisk avoids it by throwing Burns back against the cage.
Burns misses with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Burns creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Wisk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wisk misses with the head strike.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
I was talking to Wisk's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Nice body punch from Burns .
Burns tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Burns struggles to land a body shot inside as Wisk controls his hands.
Burns misses with the head strike.
A short body shot lands from Burns as the two fighters clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burns tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Burns has a couple of punches blocked by Wisk.
A body shot lands from Burns .
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!
Burns digs a right hand underneath Wisk's ribcage. Wisk let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Burns goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Burns fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Burns lands with a short shot to the head.
Burns scores with a shot to the side of Wisk's head.
Burns misses with the head strike.
Burns lands a nice uppercut.
Burns works on Wisk's body with a couple of short punches.
Burns scores with a shoulder strike.
Burns lands with a left to the head.
Wisk lands with a short shot to the head.
Burns blocks an uppercut.
Wisk misses with some punches.
Burns pushes Wisk back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wisk prevents a body shot from Burns .
A quick uppercut on the inside from Burns .
Burns softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Wisk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wisk gets through Burns 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wisk lands with a left to the head.
Wisk working aggressively here.
Wisk pushes Burns back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wisk lands a left hand.
Burns struggles to land a body shot inside as Wisk controls his hands.
Burns misses with some punches.
Wisk misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice left hand lands by Burns .
Burns tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Burns has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Wisk seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Burns can turn it around.
Wisk misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Burns .
Burns tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wisk has a couple of punches blocked by Burns .
Wisk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wisk blocks an uppercut.
Wisk struggles to land a body shot inside as Burns controls his hands.
Wisk misses with some punches.
Burns goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Burns lands an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Burns lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Burns tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wisk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A body shot lands from Burns .
Burns lands a shoulder strike.
Burns pushes Wisk back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Burns .
Burns is leaning against Wisk and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Burns lands a left hand.
Burns scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Wisk is rocked!
Burns cracks Wisk with a nice body shot.
Oh Wisk is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Burns digs a right hand underneath Wisk's ribcage. Wisk let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Burns swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wisk seems to have got his legs back now.
Wisk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Burns lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Burns pushes Wisk against the cage. Burns is working some dirty boxing. Burns pushes off with a quick right hook! Wisk goes down! Wisk tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Burns moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alex John Conor Burns !
Alex John Conor Burns is the new light heavyweight champion!
A victorious Alex John Conor Burns thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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