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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Klay Dee and Derek Bones. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

175 cm
18
150 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
175 cm
18
150 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Big right hand
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Klay Dee!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Derek Bones!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bones throws a sloppy head kick and Dee moves out of range easily.
Bones tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Dee shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Bones pinned against the ropes. Bones gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Bones shoots in looking for a takedown but Dee manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bones's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Bones takes the fight into the clinch.
Come on Dee - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Bones goes for a takedown in the clinch but Dee prevents it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Bones manages to break the clinch.
Dee scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bones doesn't seem bothered though.
Dee scores with a sloppy right hand. Bones should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bones leaves Dee with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Bones is looking for the big counter here.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Bones.
Klay Dee has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Derek Bones.
Nice takedown defense from Bones. No joy for Dee on that attempt.
Bones shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Dee defends it nicely.
The fight stays on the outside here - Dee looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Dee misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Dee shoots in for a double leg but Bones sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bones changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Dee tries to avoid it but Bones manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Dee to the ground. Dee escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Bones checks a low kick from Dee.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bones.
Bones has a takedown stuffed.

Dee darts in and clinches Bones up against the ropes.

Bones breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Dee throws a one two combo.
Bones shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Bones tries for a takedown but Dee sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dee stuffs the takedown.
Dee appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dee goes for a double leg but Bones avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the ropes as Bones continues to drive forward.
Dee looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
As Dee backs off Bones throws a huge counter combo but Dee manages to avoid it all.
Dee keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Bones shoots in but Dee avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Dee has his takedown stuffed
and Bones counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bones wants to clinch.
Dee tests Bones's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bones keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A nice side step and Bones releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Bones throws a head kick but Dee moves out of range.
Horrible takedown attempt by Dee or perhaps it was just good defense by Bones, which made it look bad.
Bones shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Dee as he jumps to the side.
Bones closes this distance looking for a takedown but Dee circles away.
Dee fails to land the takedown.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bones throws a leg kick but Dee checks it.

Dee moves into range and clinches up with Bones.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Klay Dee dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Dee fails to land the takedown.
Bones is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Bones.
Dee tries to clinch but Bones moves out of range.
Bones changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bones tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Dee defends well and Bones ends up having to push Dee into the ropes where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Bones throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Dee's waist but Dee gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bones off to one side.
Dee closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bones circles away.
Dee displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Bones.
Klay Dee has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Derek Bones.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Bones misses
and Dee counters with a straight right hand.
Dee has his takedown stuffed
and Bones counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bones shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Dee counters with a left and a right that stings Bones.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bones fails with a takedown attempt.
Dee changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

Dee moves into range and clinches up with Bones.
Dee tries to pull guard but Bones forces him back to his feet, against the ropes.
Bones is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Dee pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Dee's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Dee looking for a takedown.
Dee prevents the takedown attempt.

Dee breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dee throws a head kick that misses.
Dee lands a jab to Bones's midsection.
Bones misses with a takedown attempt - Dee sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Dee fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Bones fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Bones just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromDee.
Dee shoots in for a double leg but Bones sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Dee shoots in but Bones avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Dee slaps away a takedown attempt from Bones, before circling back to the center of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bones tries a head kick but it misses.

Dee closes the distance and clinches.

Dee pulls guard effortlessly.
Dee not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bones wants to stand but Dee has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Dee is looking to stand up but Bones isn't so interested in that idea.
Bones won't allow Dee to sweep him here.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dee is wriggling around but Bones manages to pass to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dee is trying to get back to full guard.
Bones moves into full mount! Dee won't be happy about that!
Dee tries to lock up and control but Bones gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Bones thowing shots but they're missing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bones controlling from the full mount.
Dee avoids a series of strikes thrown by Bones.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Klay Dee dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!



Bones drives through and clinches with Dee against the ropes.
Dee tries to pull guard but Bones won't allow it.
Bones tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Dee is trying to pull guard but Bones turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.

Bones's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Bones.
Dee shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Bones pinned against the ropes. Bones gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Klay Dee. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Horrible takedown attempt by Dee or perhaps it was just good defense by Bones, which made it look bad.
Dee looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bones unleashes a big counter combination but Dee bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Bones goes for a double leg but Dee avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the ropes as Dee continues to drive forward.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dee gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Bones jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Dee walks away with a smile on his face. Bones gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Bones dives in and grabs Dee's left leg, looking for a takedown. Dee pushes down on Bones's head and hops out.
Dee tries to counter by clinching up but Bones breaks away and moves out of range.
Bones fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Klay Dee is winning the standup battle so far.

Dee closes the distance and clinches.

Dee's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bones shoots in looking for a takedown but Dee manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bones's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Dee moves in looking to clinch but Bones pushes him off.
Bones is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dee tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Bones defends well and Dee ends up having to push Bones into the ropes where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Bones throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Dee's waist but Dee gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bones off to one side.
Dee tries to land a front kick but Bones steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Bones misses with a leg kick
and Dee counters with a nice uppercut.
Dee gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Bones counters by clinching up.
Bones looking for a takedown.
Bones is trying to force a seperation but Dee has the dominant position.
Dee is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Bones pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Dee tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Bones tries to break free but Dee pushes him back against the ropes.
Bones tries to pull guard but Dee won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bones manages to break the clinch.
Bones slaps away a takedown attempt from Dee, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Bones gets tackled into the ropes by Dee. Dee maintains the clinch.
Dee is looking for a takedown up against the ropes. Bones gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Bones tries to break free but Dee pushes him back against the ropes.
Bones tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Dee smiles and moves away.
Dee dives in and grabs Bones's left leg, looking for a takedown. Bones pushes down on Dee's head and hops out.
Bones fails with the takedown.
Dee tries to clinch but Bones moves out of range.
Klay Dee is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Dee has managed to clinch.
Dee tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Dee looking to slow down the pace here.
Dee is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Maybe Dee would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
Dee tries to break free but Bones pushes him back against the ropes.
Bones looking to stall.
Bones is trying to pull guard but Dee turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Bones successfully pulls guard.
Derek Bones has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Klay Dee is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Dee trying to control the position from guard on top but Bones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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 Klay Dee.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Dee, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight for Klay Dee!
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight for Klay Dee!
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight for Klay Dee!

Klay Dee wins by unanimous decision!
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Victor Blackfyre and Ed Killer. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

180 cm
18
190 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
187 cm
23
210 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Big heart
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Tends to cut

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Victor Blackfyre!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ed Killer!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Blackfyre shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Blackfyre scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Blackfyre lands strikes from half guard.
Killer makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Killer.
Killer looking to control.
Killer bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Blackfyre's guard.

Blackfyre looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Blackfyre looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackfyre is trying to control the position but Killer postures up.
Blackfyre looking to hit a scissor sweep but Killer is one step ahead there.
Killer throws a big right hand that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Killer wants to get up but he can't break Blackfyre's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Blackfyre trying to control the position.
Killer preventing the sweep.
Blackfyre working a defensive guard here.
Blackfyre looking for a sweep. Not yet Blackfyre, not yet.
Blackfyre is working hard here to advance position.
Killer is pushing down on Blackfyre's leg trying to pass to half guard. Blackfyre is fighting to maintain full guard but Killer has managed to sneak the leg through.
Killer is trying to control the action in half guard but Blackfyre is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Blackfyre wants to control but Killer passes into side.
Killer is looking to take a break and control but Blackfyre is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackfyre tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Killer wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Blackfyre is not content to let Killer control the position.
Blackfyre wants to control but Killer postures up.
Blackfyre is looking for a sweep.
Blackfyre manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Blackfyre is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Blackfyre wants to sweep but Killer has passed to side control!
Blackfyre on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Blackfyre tries to get out of the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackfyre is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Killer looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Blackfyre is avoiding damage well.
Killer wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackfyre keeps working.
Blackfyre tries to bench press Killer off him but Killer keeps the position.

Killer is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Blackfyre is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
You can see the frustration on Blackfyre's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Blackfyre is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Killer has knee on belly and moves into mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ed Killer dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.



Oooooh!!! Killer has knocked Blackfyre down with a huge combo! Killer steps away and waves a wobbly Blackfyre back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

It looks like Victor Blackfyre has been cut.
Killer steps into range and unloads a brutal right left combo! Blackfyre is out on his feet! Killer sets himself and nearly takes Blackfyre's head off with a straight right, sending him crashing to the mat! Wow, that was nasty... but awesome! Wooo!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Ed Killer!
S C
A
G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
32%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Eugene Peavris and Bjorn Wallstrom. Eugene Peavris has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

198 cm
20
265 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
200 cm
22
250 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Eugene Peavris!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bjorn Wallstrom!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Shimada and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wallstrom tries to bum rush Peavris with a series of wild strikes but Peavris uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A shot to the body from Wallstrom misses
and Peavris counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Wallstrom throws a shot from downtown. Peavris moves away and avoids it.
Wallstrom 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.
Peavris misses with a takedown attempt - Wallstrom sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Peavris misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wallstrom with a hook.

Wallstrom gets a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Peavris has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Peavris trying to stall but Wallstrom improves his position.
Wallstrom lands with a left to the head.
Peavris throws a head punch that misses.
Wallstrom tries to stall but Peavris uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Wallstrom swings wildly with an uppercut but Peavris uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallstrom cracks Peavris with a nice body shot.
Wallstrom gets underhooks to prevent Peavris's takedown attempt.
Wallstrom is working Peavris over against the ropes.
Wallstrom doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wallstrom can't find room to land a body shot as Peavris controls the action.
Wallstrom working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Peavris fails to land.

Peavris pulls guard effortlessly.
Peavris being controlled here, momentarily.
Peavris wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wallstrom trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Peavris trying to keep a closed guard but Wallstrom is proving a slippery customer.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Peavris manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Wallstrom manages to get himself to full guard.

Wallstrom can't keep his opponent in guard - Peavris advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Peavris throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wallstrom is doing well to control the position and prevent Peavris from advancing to side control.
Wallstrom tries to get to full guard but Peavris has control of the leg.
Peavris is trying to control. Wallstrom wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Peavris tries to pass to full mount but Wallstrom defends it.
Peavris thows a huge punch but Wallstrom dodges it nicely.
Wallstrom tries to roll over but Peavris keeps him under control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Peavris scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Peavris wants to pass to mount but Wallstrom is defending the position.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Peavris wants to control but Wallstrom is keeping him busy.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Wallstrom lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Peavris looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A shot to the liver by Wallstrom. Beautiful body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Bjorn Wallstrom will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Peavris scores with a jab to the head.

Wallstrom closes the distance and pushes Peavris back into the ropes.
Wallstrom stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Wallstrom lands a body punch in the clinch.
Peavris takes a shot to the head.
Wallstrom cracks Peavris with a nice body shot.
Wallstrom has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wallstrom works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A nice left hand lands by Wallstrom.
Nice body punch from Wallstrom - that landed with a thud.

Wallstrom drops Peavris onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Peavris is propped up by the ropes and works his way back to his feet!

Peavris is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fighters are playing wrist control here with Peavris pressed against the ropes. Wallstrom frees himself up and cracks Peavris with an uppercut straight from the bowels of hell! Peavris crumples to the floor, out cold! Wallstrom jumps on to the ropes and takes in the roar of the crowd! That was nasty!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:47 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Bjorn Wallstrom!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hirusho Matasaki and Karl Nerlinger. The key to victory for Hirusho Matasaki has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

182 cm
21
178 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
178 cm
22
180 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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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 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Hirusho Matasaki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Karl Nerlinger!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nerlinger fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Matasaki takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Nerlinger shoots in for a takedown but Matasaki shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Nerlinger throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Matasaki throws a right and a left that both miss.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Nerlinger! But no joy.

Nerlinger closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Matasaki blocks a body shot from Nerlinger.
Matasaki blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nerlinger working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Matasaki scores with a shoulder strike.
Matasaki 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.
Nerlinger's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Matasaki trying to stall but Nerlinger improves his position.
Matasaki is trying to stall.
Good body shot from Nerlinger.
Matasaki blocking some punches.

Nerlinger turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Nerlinger manages to end up in side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Matasaki manages to get back to half guard.
Nerlinger wants to advance to full mount but Matasaki doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nerlinger loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nerlinger advances position into side control!
Matasaki is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Nerlinger in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.

Nerlinger is trying to get an arm triangle but Matasaki is defending well.
Matasaki tries to strike from the bottom but misses.
Nerlinger tries to score with some ground and pound. Matasaki controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Nerlinger throwing strikes but Matasaki manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Nerlinger tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Matasaki wants to control but Nerlinger is keeping him busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Matasaki remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Nerlinger is looking for a sweep.

Matasaki wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Nerlinger, who protects the arm well.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Matasaki throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Matasaki working the ground and pound but Nerlinger is defending the strikes.
Matasaki trying to control the action but Nerlinger is working from the bottom.
Nerlinger is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Matasaki trying to control the position but Nerlinger is working away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nerlinger manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Nerlinger is looking for a sweep. Matasaki is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Nerlinger looking for subs from the bottom but Matasaki mounts him!
Matasaki manages to capitalize on a mistake by Nerlinger to take his back!
What can Nerlinger do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Nerlinger tries to escape the position.
Nerlinger is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Matasaki doesn't have the hooks in and Nerlinger manages to turn into his guard.
Matasaki preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Matasaki 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.
Nerlinger chips away with some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Matasaki is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nerlinger trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Matasaki is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Nerlinger is aware though and is defending well.
Nerlinger throws an elbow that misses. Matasaki uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nerlinger's guard. Nice move by Matasaki!

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nerlinger 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.

Nerlinger escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Matasaki gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Matasaki wants to control from the top but Nerlinger keeps moving.
Nerlinger tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Nerlinger looking for subs off his back but Matasaki has passed one foot through into half guard.
Nerlinger tries to get to full guard but Matasaki has control of the leg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Karl Nerlinger will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Nerlinger closes the distance and clinches up with Matasaki, looking for a takedown. Nerlinger pushes Matasaki against the ropes but Matasaki circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Matasaki throws a big counter combination but Nerlinger scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Matasaki misses with a jab to the body
and Nerlinger counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Nerlinger on the wrong end of a nice jab.

It looks like Karl Nerlinger has been cut.
Matasaki lands a jab to the nose.
Matasaki looks to score with a jab to the body but Nerlinger is just out of range.
Nerlinger throws a hook to the side of Matasaki's head but Matasaki sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nerlinger misses with a lunging right hand
and Matasaki counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Matasaki defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Nerlinger.
Nerlinger closes this distance looking for a takedown but Matasaki circles away.
Hirusho Matasaki has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karl Nerlinger.
Nerlinger lands with a thumping leg kick.
Matasaki with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A clash of legs there as Matasaki blocks the low kick.
Nerlinger jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Matasaki misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nerlinger loads up on a big right hand but Matasaki slips the punch.
Nerlinger throws a big shot that misses.
Nerlinger jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Matasaki scores with a sloppy right hand. Nerlinger should have avoided that one.
Nerlinger shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Matasaki is looking for a counter combo.

Matasaki tries to sprawl but Nerlinger drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Matasaki slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Matasaki working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nerlinger.
Nerlinger working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Matasaki avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nerlinger must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Matasaki not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Nerlinger pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Matasaki is keeping the position for now.
Nerlinger missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nerlinger looking to pass the guard.
Matasaki pulls Nerlinger in close to prevent any damage.
Nerlinger is looking to work some ground and pound but Matasaki has wrist control.

Matasaki throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Matasaki has control of Nerlinger's left arm, preventing Nerlinger from doing any damage.
Matasaki trying to control the position.
Nerlinger is in close to Matasaki's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Nerlinger drops back, looking for a kneebar! Matasaki looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Matasaki looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Matasaki!


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nerlinger sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Matasaki prevents Nerlinger from improving his position.
Matasaki is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Nerlinger tries to roll over but Matasaki keeps him under control.
Nerlinger regains full guard. Nicely done.
Our spies down at at Helsinki Athletics Club inform us that Nerlinger has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Matasaki controls from within his opponent's guard.

Nerlinger working for a triangle but Matasaki defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Nerlinger wants to sweep here but Matasaki controlling him for the moment.
Matasaki wants to control from the top but Nerlinger keeps moving.
Nerlinger working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Matasaki.
Nerlinger 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.

Nerlinger looking for a guillotine here but Matasaki defends easily.
Matasaki preventing the sweep.
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 Hirusho Matasaki will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Karl Nerlinger's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Sloppy strikes from Matasaki. Those never looked like landing.
Nice uppercut lands for Matasaki. That snapped Nerlinger's head back.
Matasaki falls off balance throwing a combination

and Nerlinger counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Nerlinger.
Nerlinger keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Matasaki's head.
Nerlinger lands a couple of elbows.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nerlinger accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Matasaki is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nerlinger stopping the sweep attempt from Matasaki.
Matasaki keeping full guard, as Nerlinger tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Matasaki looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Nerlinger forces his way into half guard.

Nerlinger is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Matasaki defends it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matasaki trying to control here.
Matasaki tries to get to full guard but Nerlinger has control of the leg.
Nerlinger winds up and cracks Matasaki with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Nerlinger thows a huge punch but Matasaki dodges it nicely.
Matasaki trying to control but Nerlinger postures up.

Nerlinger is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Matasaki manages to get to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nerlinger stands up over Matasaki, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Matasaki looking to control.
Nerlinger is in close to Matasaki's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Nerlinger working some strikes from top position.
Matasaki trying to keep a closed guard but Nerlinger is proving a slippery customer.
Nerlinger working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nerlinger chips away with some ground and pound.

Matasaki is rocked!
Matasaki utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Oh Matasaki is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nerlinger working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Matasaki's head.
Nerlinger landing some decent shots from guard.
Nerlinger working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Matasaki is trying to control the position but Nerlinger postures up.
Nerlinger in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Matasaki is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Matasaki is really struggling to control Nerlinger but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Nerlinger tries to free his leg and advance position but Matasaki is retaining full guard.
Matasaki 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.
Hirusho Matasaki has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Matasaki seems to have got his legs back now.
Matasaki bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Nerlinger's guard.

Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Matasaki seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Matasaki stopping the sweep attempt from Nerlinger.
Nerlinger looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Matasaki puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Nerlinger is looking to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Matasaki is keen to just control but Nerlinger is a slippery customer.
Matasaki prevents Nerlinger from improving his position.

Matasaki is trying to work for a kimura but Nerlinger is defending well.
Nerlinger is trying to get back to full guard.
Nerlinger is pressing down on Matasaki's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Nerlinger looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Nerlinger tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight for Karl Nerlinger!
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight for Karl Nerlinger!
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight for Karl Nerlinger!

Karl Nerlinger wins by unanimous decision!
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Isamu Yamada and Ao Ki. Yamada comes into the arena with Yoshida Brothers - Ibuki blaring out of the sound system. Ao Ki has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Isamu Yamada's chin.

179 cm
23
162 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
181 cm
24
163 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Good gas tank

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RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Isamu Yamada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Ao Ki!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Tatsuya Matsuyama and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamada shoots in and drives through. Ki sprawls well.
Yamada looks exhausted already! Oh dear, he should have come in in better shape than this!
Yamada shoots in for a takedown but Ki shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Ki tries to counter by closing the distance.
Ki connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

Ki throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Yamada was covering up waiting for the punch and Ki finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Ki wants to control from the top but Yamada keeps moving.
Ki is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ki not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Ki trying to control the position from guard on top but Yamada is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamada can't keep his opponent in guard - Ki advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Ki is looking to advance position but Yamada won't allow it.
Ki not doing much here.
We've been hearing good reports from Yamada's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Yamada is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Ki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yamada keeps working.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

Ki looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Yamada missing with punches from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ki content to control rather than advance.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Ki trying to pass the guard but Yamada defending well.
Ki controlling the action here.

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

Ki throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Yamada tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Ki is in Yamada's guard.
Yamada is looking to stand back up but Ki counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Yamada.


Ki is working for a kimura but Yamada is defending it quite comfortably.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamada is refusing to be controlled, as Ki sits in half guard.

Ki is working for a submission of some sort.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Ki tries to pass the half guard into mount. Yamada knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ao Ki dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Ki misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ki throws a head kick that Yamada semi-blocks.
Yamada tries a head kick but it misses.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Ki.
Ki throws a head kick that half lands.
Nice takedown defense from Yamada. No joy for Ki on that attempt.
Yamada goes for a double leg but Ki avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the ropes as Ki continues to drive forward.

Yamada closes the distance and clinches.
Yamada has Ki pressed up against the ropes and is working for takedown. Ki manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Ki has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Yamada tries to score a body lock takedown but Ki shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Isamu Yamada. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ki pulls guard successfully.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Ki is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Ki has his hands on Yamada's head, controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ki trying to keep a closed guard but Yamada is proving a slippery customer.

Ki looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Yamada is defending well. Ki quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Yamada has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Ki celebrates on the ropes, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ao Ki!
Ao Ki took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, RAGS of a RONIN for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
29%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Joseph Jostrzebski and David Dickinson. Jostrzebski comes to the ring accompanied by Sucker For Pain. Dickinson has chosen Aint No Sunshine as his entrance music. Joseph Jostrzebski could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to David Dickinson's chin.

172 cm
23
143 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
165 cm
22
143 lbs
10 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN

Bullet Proof System
Aspire Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joseph Jostrzebski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, David Dickinson!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Ren Mimura and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut lands for Jostrzebski. That snapped Dickinson's head back.
Jostrzebski blocks a head kick by Dickinson.
Jostrzebski looks to land a right hand but Dickinson moved out of range.
A jab from Jostrzebski misses.
Jostrzebski throws a body punch but Dickinson moves out of range.
Dickinson throws a series of punches but Jostrzebski avoids them all with ease.
Jostrzebski throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jostrzebski misses with an uppercut. Dickinson saw that one coming.
Dickinson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Jostrzebski throws a body shot but no joy.
Dickinson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jostrzebski bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Dickinson's head.
Jostrzebski swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A jab from Jostrzebski misses.
Jostrzebski throws an overhand right that lands on Dickinson's shoulder, as Dickinson tries to avoid the shot.
Jostrzebski tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dickinson was well out of range. Poor timing from Jostrzebski.
Dickinson thuds a left hand into Jostrzebski's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jostrzebski blocks a jab.
Jostrzebski is looking to counter punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Jostrzebski.
Jab by Jostrzebski.
Jostrzebski scores with a jab to the head.
Jostrzebski rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dickinson counters with a straight right hand.
Dickinson tries to clinch there but Jostrzebski circles away.
Dickinson misses with a head kick.
Jostrzebski misses with a hook.
Joseph Jostrzebski is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jostrzebski on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Good standup being displayed there by Jostrzebski as he connects with a hook.
Dickinson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jostrzebski.
Jostrzebski jabs Dickinson right on the nose. Dickinson blinks but takes it well.

Dickinson is rocked!
Joseph Jostrzebski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jostrzebski misses with a straight right.
Dickinson is still on wobbly legs! Can Jostrzebski finish him?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dickinson misses with a combination
and Jostrzebski makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Jostrzebski blocks a head kick by Dickinson.
Dickinson slips a jab from Jostrzebski.
Dickinson seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jostrzebski cracks Dickinson with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Jostrzebski throws a body shot but no joy.
Jostrzebski 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.
Dickinson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jostrzebski's sensitive parts.
Dickinson blocks a jab.
Jostrzebski cracks Dickinson on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Dickinson falls backwards against the ropes. Jostrzebski follows up with more strikes that drop Dickinson to his knees. Jostrzebski keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Dickinson! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joseph Jostrzebski!
An out of breath and clearly excited Joseph Jostrzebski thanked RAGS of a RONIN for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ryu Aokison and Seung-Jin Bailey. Bailey has chosen Zombie Juice - Lava as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Seung-Jin Bailey was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

192 cm
22
208 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
189 cm
21
210 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Aspire Nutrition
Aspire Clothing



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 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ryu Aokison!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Seung-Jin Bailey!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Ren Mimura and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aokison takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Aokison slips a straight right by Bailey.
Bailey misses with a lunging right hand
and Aokison makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bailey thuds a left hand into Aokison's body.
Aokison has his takedown stuffed
and Bailey connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bailey throws a looping overhand right but Aokison ducks down to avoid it.
Bailey looks to land a left hand but Aokison moved out of range nicely.
Bailey cracks Aokison with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.

It looks like Ryu Aokison has been cut.
Aokison walks into a straight right hand from Bailey.
The fighters circling - Aokison throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A swing and a miss from Bailey.
Bailey with a nice cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bailey misses with a body shot.
Bailey lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Aokison falls backwards - clearly groggy! Bailey dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Seung-Jin Bailey!
Seung-Jin Bailey made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'I'm back'.
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lee Date and Ralph Gardner. Gardner is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Thug Luv. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

194 cm
23
215 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
188 cm
22
210 lbs
9 - 2 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN

RAGS of a RONIN



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 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Lee Date!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Ralph Gardner!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gardner misses with a looping right.
Gardner walks into a jab.
Date shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Date scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gardner doesn't seem bothered though.
Date bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Date misses the target.
Date tests Gardner's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A shot to the liver by Date. Beautiful body shot.
Gardner is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Date.
Gardner throws a hook but Date avoids it easily.
Gardner takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Gardner scores with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gardner throws a big shot that misses.
Date ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gardner moves away.
Gardner looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Date scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Date throws a shot to the body.
Gardner misses with a hook
and Date connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A shot to the body from Gardner misses
and Date cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Date pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gardner looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Date throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gardner slips a straight right by Date.
Date lands with a nice body punch.
Gardner getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Date works Gardner's body with a nice hook.
A decent looking cross lands there for Date.
A lazy left from Gardner finds it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Date lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Date lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Gardner falls backwards - clearly groggy! Date dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lee Date!
Lee Date bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jaxon Quinn and Bryan Mayhem. Jaxon Quinn has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

195 cm
29
217 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
180 cm
30
224 lbs
16 - 2 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Aspire Nutrition

RAGS of a RONIN



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 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jaxon Quinn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bryan Mayhem!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Yuuki Gou and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mayhem doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Mayhem has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Quinn fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Mayhem is out of range.
A nice side step and Mayhem releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Mayhem moves out of range of the leg kick from Quinn.
Quinn throws a series of punches but Mayhem moves out of range.
Mayhem swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Quinn has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Private Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Mayhem connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Quinn misses with a jab, cross combination.
Mayhem dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Quinn swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Mayhem counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Quinn will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Mayhem stuns Quinn with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Quinn throws the left hand but Mayhem avoids the punch easily.
Quinn thows a leg kick but Mayhem checks it
and Mayhem counters with a nice uppercut.
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!
Quinn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quinn swings away with a body shot that misses
and Mayhem counters with a stiff right hand.
Mayhem fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Quinn looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Quinn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mayhem.
Quinn appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A shot to the body from Quinn misses
and Mayhem counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Quinn thinking.
Quinn misses the body punch
and Mayhem counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Quinn misses with a low kick as Mayhem jumps back.
Jaxon Quinn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Quinn throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Mayhem counters with a shoot takedown. Quinn fights it but they end up in guard.
Mayhem trying to control but Quinn is working from the bottom.
Mayhem throwing strikes but missing.
Mayhem throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quinn keeping moving, preventing Mayhem from controlling successfully.
Mayhem with a nice head shot there.
Quinn keeping moving, preventing Mayhem from controlling successfully.
Mayhem is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Mayhem lands a couple of elbows.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Quinn keeping full guard, as Mayhem tries to pass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mayhem showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Mayhem slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Mayhem throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Mayhem fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Mayhem postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Quinn managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Mayhem.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mayhem sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Quinn is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Mayhem wants to lay and pray for a moment but Quinn keeps working.
Mayhem fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Quinn tries to bench press Mayhem off him but Mayhem keeps the position.
Mayhem postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Quinn is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Quinn managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Mayhem.
Quinn on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Quinn tries to get out of the position.
Mayhem working the ground and pound but Quinn is defending the strikes.
Quinn is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Mayhem working the body and head with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Quinn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mayhem manages to avoid it.
A nice side step and Mayhem releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Quinn misses with a series of wild punches.
And Mayhem tries to counter it with a takedown but Quinn pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Quinn throws a right and a left that Mayhem avoids nicely.
Quinn throws a lazy uppercut
and Mayhem counters with a nice body shot.
Quinn lands a really nice looking cross but Mayhem seems unphased.
Quinn tries to clinch but Mayhem moves out of range.
Mayhem is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Quinn with a body shot.
Quinn tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Mayhem manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mayhem circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quinn scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Mayhem takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Quinn misses with the combination.
Quinn is looking to wear down Mayhem with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Mayhem circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quinn swings widly with a right hand
letting Mayhem counter with a right hand.
Quinn takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Quinn throws a nice looking combination but Mayhem bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Quinn throws a body shot but no joy.
Mayhem misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Quinn.
Quinn throws a nice looking combination but Mayhem bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Quinn throws a body shot but no joy.
Mayhem throws out a counter right but Quinn avoids it with no problem.
Quinn swinging wildly here.
Quinn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mayhem manages to avoid it.
Mayhem throws out a powerful jab.
Mayhem connects with a single shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Mayhem clinches with his opponent.
Mayhem digs a right hand underneath Quinn's ribcage. Quinn let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Mayhem lands a left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Quinn lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mayhem or not.
A head punch on the inside from Mayhem fails to land.
Quinn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Quinn doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Quinn swings wildly with an uppercut but Mayhem uses good head movement to avoid it.
Quinn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Quinn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Quinn gets underhooks to prevent Mayhem's takedown attempt.
Mayhem digs a right hand into Quinn's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Quinn's gas tank.
Quinn throws a head punch that misses.
Mayhem lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quinn misses with the head strike.
Quinn tries to work over Mayhem's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mayhem lands a body punch in the clinch.
Mayhem lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Quinn or not.
Quinn misses with a body punch.

Mayhem is working on a single leg takedown against the ropes. Quinn can't fight it off and eventually Mayhem manages to take the fight to the floor. Quinn looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mayhem accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mayhem is working Quinn over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Quinn utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Mayhem postures up and lands a big shot to Quinn's brow.
Mayhem throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Quinn works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mayhem trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mayhem trying to control the position from guard on top but Quinn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mayhem throws a big elbow that misses.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Mayhem loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Quinn keeping moving, preventing Mayhem from controlling successfully.
Mayhem throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Quinn works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mayhem has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mayhem passes into half guard.
Mayhem is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bryan Mayhem showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!


Quinn lands with a nice body punch.
Mayhem fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Quinn is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Mayhem feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Quinns jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Quinn throws a series of punches but Mayhem moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Quinn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mayhem appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quinn misses with a jab to the body
and Mayhem counters with a series of strikes. Quinn will be more careful next time no doubt.
Quinn works Mayhem's body with a nice hook.
Quinn throws a hook but Mayhem avoids it easily.
Quinn connects with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quinn throws a left and a right that both miss
and Mayhem counters with a straight right hand.

Mayhem dives in and scores a takedown into Quinn's guard.
Mayhem throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Mayhem throwing strikes but missing.
Mayhem wants to control from the top but Quinn keeps moving.
Mayhem postures up in Quinn's guard and throws a big left but Quinn blocks it.
Mayhem controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Mayhem throws a big right hand that misses.
Jaxon Quinn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quinn looking to control.
Bryan Mayhem has got the better of the ground game so far.
Mayhem trying to control the position from guard on top but Quinn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Quinn is looking to clinch.
Bryan Mayhem seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Quinn throws a left and a right that both miss
and Mayhem counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Mayhem gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Quinn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mayhem's elbow.
Well,Quinn is on his way to losing a decision here. Can he use his experience to pull something off in the closing minutes?
Mayhem misses with a hook to the ribs.
Mayhem is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Quinn pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Quinn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mayhem's elbow.
Quinn tries a body shot but Mayhem blocks it.
Quinn can't find room to land a body shot as Mayhem controls the action.
Quinn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Mayhem lands a shot to the body.
Quinn can't find room to land a body shot as Mayhem controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Mayhem on the inside.

Mayhem is working on a single leg takedown against the ropes. Quinn can't fight it off and eventually Mayhem manages to take the fight to the floor. Quinn looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Mayhem's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Mayhem throwing strikes from guard but Quinn blocks nicely.

Mayhem got a little sloppy there for a moment and Quinn has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Mayhem has managed to get both his arms back between Quinn's legs - danger averted.
Mayhem trying to control the position from guard on top but Quinn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mayhem works over Quinn with some ground and pound from guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mayhem working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Quinn's head.
Quinn keeping moving, preventing Mayhem from controlling successfully.
Mayhem working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mayhem cracks Quinn with a solid left hand.
Mayhem postures up and lands a big shot to Quinn's brow.
Mayhem wants to control from the top but Quinn keeps moving.

Mayhem avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Bryan Mayhem comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Mayhem 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 Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight for Bryan Mayhem!
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight for Bryan Mayhem!
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight for Bryan Mayhem!

Bryan Mayhem wins by unanimous decision!

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


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Krystian Soszynski and Ghazi Okah. Soszynski comes to the ring accompanied by Sabaton - 40 : 1. Okah is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rock Stone. This should be fireworks!

188 cm
23
207 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
195 cm
23
212 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

RAGS of a RONIN
Pit Bull Development

FORCEE
Urban Fighter



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 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Krystian Soszynski!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ghazi Okah!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Soszynski tries to land a front kick but Okah steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Okah on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Okah throws a shot from downtown. Soszynski moves away and avoids it.
A big right from Soszynski misses.
Soszynski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Soszynski throwing a counter right hand but Okah manages to avoid it.
Soszynski moves out of range of the body kick from Okah.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Soszynski - that will leave a mark!
Soszynski throws out a loose jab but Okah uses good head movement to avoid it.
Soszynski takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Okah throws a leg kick but Soszynski moved away.
Okah fakes the leg kick and cracks Soszynski in the body.
Soszynski swings for the body but Okah moves out of range.
Okah throws a front kick that sends Soszynski stumbling back into the ropes.
Okah just misses with a punch to the body.
Okah on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Soszynski. Soszynski obviously looking to wear him down.
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!
Okah cracks the inside of Soszynski's front leg.
A big left from Soszynski misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okah pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Soszynski slips a jab from Okah.
Soszynski throws a shot to the body.
Okah takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Okah connects with the punch.
A big left from Okah misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Soszynski. Okah does a little dance to reset his feet.
Okah lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Okah 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.
Okah attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Okah takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Okah uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Soszynski.
Soszynski misses with a straight right.
Soszynski throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Okah takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Soszynski connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Soszynski tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski lands with a cross.
Soszynski ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Okah moves away.
Okah swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Okah staying out of range there.
Okah fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Soszynski is out of range.
Soszynski looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Okah pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Soszynski appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Soszynski will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Okah uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Soszynski.
Okah bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Okah on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Okah misses with a low kick.
Soszynski chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Okah can pounce on him.
A big right from Okah misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Soszynski. Okah does a little dance to reset his feet.
Okah follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Nice shot by Okah.
Okah throws the kick towards the body but Soszynski avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Soszynski blocks a jab.
Okah thuds a left hand into Soszynski's body.
Okah throws a poor cross that misses
and Soszynski counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Soszynski misses with a left hand
and Okah counters with a stiff right hand.
Soszynski checks a leg kick.
Soszynski scores with the left hand. Okah knows he should have avoided that one.
Okah connects with a body shot that sends Soszynski's belly button to the back.
Okah attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Soszynski throws the kick towards the body but Okah avoids it.
Soszynski moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Soszynski works Okah's body with a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Okah lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Okah throws a body punch but Soszynski moves out of range.
Soszynski avoids a kick to the body.
It looked like Soszynski wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Okah lands a front kick.
Okah scores with a leg kick.
Okah is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Okah connects with a solid leg kick.
Okah throws a jab when Soszynski was well out of range.
Soszynski is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Okah slips a jab from Soszynski.
Soszynski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A nice leg kick lands there from Okah.
Okah staying out of range there.
Soszynski looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Soszynski stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Okah ducks under a wild hook from Soszynski.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Okah fakes the leg kick and cracks Soszynski in the body.
Okah tries a low kick but Soszynski avoids it.
Okah uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Soszynski.
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 Krystian Soszynski will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Soszynski takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A solid body kick from Okah.
Okah looks for the body kick but Soszynski saw that one coming.
Okah scores with a leg kick.
Soszynski misses with an uppercut.
Soszynski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Soszynski moves forwards but Okah connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Okah.
Soszynski misses with a few strikes there.
Okah throws a wild body kick that Soszynski sees coming a mile off.
Okah uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Soszynski.
Okah fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Soszynski has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Okah throws a jab but it's blocked by Soszynski.
Okah tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Soszynski was well out of range. Poor timing from Okah.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Soszynski throws a jab but it's blocked by Okah.
Okah was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Soszynski has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Okah.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okah explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Okah fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Okah scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ghazi Okah seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Soszynski ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Okah moves away.
Soszynski is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Soszynski, as that shot connected.
Okah is looking to clinch.
Okah scores with a kick to the midsection.
Soszynski throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Okah looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Okah throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Okah scores with a jab to the head.
Soszynski swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Soszynski throws out a loose jab but Okah uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head kick misses from Okah.
A big right from Soszynski misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Okah thows a body kick. Soszynski tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Okah throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Soszynski will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Okah swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Okah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Soszynski lands with a straight right. Okah didn't see that one coming.
Soszynski throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Soszynski misses with a looping right.
Soszynski just misses with a punch to the body.
Okah fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Soszynski on the side of the head.
Soszynski misses with a kick to the body.
Nice cross by Soszynski.
Soszynski blocks the body kick.
Okah fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Soszynski looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Soszynski throws out a loose jab but Okah uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Okah misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Soszynski counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Soszynski takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Okah lands a leg kick that knocks Soszynski off balance momentarily.
Soszynski uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Okah throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Okah attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Okah misses with a body kick.
Okah scores with a push kick.
Okah throws a solid leg kick but Soszynski takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Okah.
Soszynski ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Okah moves away.
Okah avoids a kick to the body.
Soszynski throws a body punch but Okah moves out of range.
Okah darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Okah 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.
Okah scores with a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A right-left combo lands from Okah.
Okah just misses with a punch to the body.
Soszynski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Okah misses with a low kick.
Okah fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Soszynski.
Okah swinging wildly here.
Soszynski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Soszynski misses with a right hand
enabling Okah to counter with a crisp jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Okah.
Soszynski throws a head kick but Okah moves out of range.
Soszynski scores with a kick to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Soszynski cracks a nice hook into Okah's ribs.
Okah throws the left hand but Soszynski avoids the punch easily.
Okah has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Okah there as he acknowledges the shot.
Soszynski misses with a wild body shot.
Soszynski connects with a solid leg kick.
Okah throws a solid leg kick but Soszynski takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Okah.
A little feinted left hand from Soszynski on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Okah with a nice cross.
Soszynski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fighters circling - Okah throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Okah misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Soszynski throws a low kick, looking for Okah's leg but Okah calmly moves out of range.
Okah fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Soszynski.
Soszynski fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Okah is looking to land body kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okah lands a head kick. Soszynski smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like Krystian Soszynski has been cut.
Okah buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Okah lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Soszynski at a distance.
Okah tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Soszynski was well out of range. Poor timing from Okah.
Okah lands with a straight right. Soszynski didn't see that one coming.
Okah throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Okah misses with a hook
and Soszynski counters with a straight right hand.
Soszynski misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Okah takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Okah attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Okah throws a front kick aimed at Soszynski's knee but Soszynski avoids it well.
Soszynski misses with a hook. Okah ducked under it nicely.
Soszynski fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Okah has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Okah fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Soszynski checks it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski misses with an attempted mid kick.
Soszynski scores with a decent looking hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Both fighters circling a little - Soszynski finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Soszynski is looking to chop away at Okah's legs.
Soszynski throws a push kick but Okah slaps the foot to one side.
Nice defenses there by Okah.
Okah is looking to score with low kicks.
Okah misses with a hook
and Soszynski counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Okah misses with a hook. Soszynski ducked under it nicely.
Okah bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Soszynski's head.
Okah throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Good exchange - Soszynski coming out on top.
Soszynski ducks under a wild hook from Okah.
Soszynski looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Okah tries a quick counter leg kick but Soszynski is wise to it.
Soszynski scores with a push kick.
Okah lands a nice leg kick that just misses Soszynski's sensitive parts.
Soszynski takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Okah moves away from the strike by Soszynski.
Soszynski backing away here, and Okah unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Soszynski blocks the body kick.
Okah takes a swing at Soszynski's ribcage but misses.
Okah paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Soszynski looks to land a body kick but Okah moved away.
Okah misses with a leg kick.
Okah lands a high kick!
A clash of legs there as Okah blocks the low kick.
Okah tries a quick counter leg kick but Soszynski is wise to it.
Okah has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Soszynski.
Okah looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Okah back to the ropes. Soszynski follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Soszynski.
Soszynski scoring well with a low kick there.
Soszynski throws a half hearted mid kick.
Okah throws a head kick that half lands.
Okah defending well as Soszynski loads up on a big left hand.
Soszynski connects with a body shot that sends Okah's belly button to the back.
Okah avoids a kick to the body.
Soszynski lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Okah at a distance.
Okah misses the shot to the body.
Okah fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Soszynski has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Okah tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Soszynski is able to avoid easily.
Soszynski looks to score with a jab to the body but Okah is just out of range.
Okah shapes to counter with a head kick.
Okah walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Soszynski checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Krystian Soszynski did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Krystian Soszynski's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Soszynski lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Soszynski throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Soszynski wants to slow Okah down by chopping away at his legs.
Soszynski misses the shot to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Soszynski.
Soszynski blocks the body kick.
Okah lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Soszynski swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Soszynski on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Okah is looking to land body kicks.
An attempted straight right counter from Soszynski misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab lands there for Soszynski.
Okah throws a nice inside leg kick.
Soszynski misses with an attempted mid kick.
A little jabbing left from Okah on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crunch! Soszynski slams his shin into Okah's torso.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okah staying out of range there.
Okah throws a right hand that misses
and Soszynski counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Okah throws a nice outside leg kick.
A good leg kick by Soszynski.
Okah throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A counter left hand to the body from Soszynski misses its target.
Soszynski throws an overhand right that lands on Okah's shoulder, as Okah tries to avoid the shot.
Okah lands a nice leg kick that just misses Soszynski's sensitive parts.
Okah fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Soszynski.
Okah throws a leg kick but Soszynski checks it.
Okah on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Soszynski keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Soszynski swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Okah lets loose with a powerful body kick. Soszynski will feel that in the morning.
Okah looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Okah throws a head kick that Soszynski semi-blocks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski throws the left hand but Okah avoids the punch easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A decent looking body kick lands there for Soszynski.
Soszynski pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Okah has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Soszynski connects with an inside leg kick.
Soszynski throws a hook but Okah avoids it easily.
Soszynski throws a head kick but Okah moves out of range.
Soszynski throws a head kick but Okah moves out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Soszynski blocks the leg kick.
Okah throws a front kick that sends Soszynski stumbling back into the ropes.
Okah misses with a low kick as Soszynski jumps back.
Okah thuds his shin into the meat of Soszynski's side.
Soszynski throws a big shot that misses.
Soszynski just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okah avoids the body shot from Soszynski.

Okah instigates a clinch.

Okah manages to break the clinch.
Okah 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.
Soszynski looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Soszynski avoids the body shot from Okah.
Soszynski lands a jab to Okah's midsection.
A jab from Soszynski misses.
Soszynski backing away here, and Okah unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Okah thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Soszynski if he has to take too many more of those.
Soszynski throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Okah stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Soszynski throws a body punch but Okah moves out of range.
A big right from Okah misses.
Soszynski misses with a straight left.
Soszynski throws a leg kick but Okah checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Okah scores with a kick to the midsection.
Soszynski throws a lazy right hand but Okah sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Okah throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Okah is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
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!
Okah jabs Soszynski right on the nose. Soszynski blinks but takes it well.
Okah fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Soszynski is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Okah.
A slapping body kick lands there for Soszynski.
Good exchange - Okah coming out on top.
Okah steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Soszynski.
Soszynski throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Okah on the side of the head.
Soszynski misses with a wild body shot.
Okah takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Okah throws a nice inside leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Krystian Soszynski will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Krystian Soszynski's cut.
That's time! Soszynski's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Soszynski misses with a leg kick.
Soszynski sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Soszynski takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Okah displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Soszynski throws out the jab.
Soszynski displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Okah throws out the jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Soszynski. Okah does a little dance to reset his feet.
Okah tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Soszynski checks the leg kick.
Soszynski finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
And Okah responds with a good body kick, but Soszynski manages to step out the way in time.
Soszynski connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Okah steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Soszynski. That one must have hurt.
Decent striking displayed by Soszynski there.
Soszynski throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Soszynski misses with a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Soszynski misses with a looping right.
Soszynski has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Soszynski there as he acknowledges the shot.
Okah throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Soszynski connects with a body shot that sends Okah's belly button to the back.
Soszynski avoids the body shot from Okah.
Soszynski looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Okah scores with a kick to the midsection.
Okah throws a sloppy head kick and Soszynski moves out of range easily.
Okah tries a head kick but it misses.
Okah lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Okah connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Soszynski's hands.
Soszynski ducks right into an uppercut from Okah.
Soszynski fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Okah.
Okah throws a lazy right hand but Soszynski sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soszynski wants to land a leg kick but Okah is out of range.
Okah steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Soszynski.
Soszynski misses with a body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Okah throws a head kick that misses.
Soszynski jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Okah! But no joy.
Okah with a jab.
Okah with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Okah looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Okah misses with an attempted mid kick.
Okah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Soszynski scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Soszynski slips under a jab.
Soszynski slips under a jab from Okah.
Soszynski connects with a high kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okah bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
An inside leg kick from Okah misses.
Soszynski is looking to counter with a body kick.
Okah moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Soszynski is looking to land body kicks.
Okah throws a body punch but Soszynski moves out of range.
Soszynski connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Okah throws a poor cross that misses
and Soszynski counters with a thumping low kick.
Soszynski scores with a crisp jab that stopped Okah in his tracks.
Okah misses with a lunging right hand
and Soszynski counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Soszynski connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Okah wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Okah misses with a left hand
and Soszynski counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Okah thinking.
Soszynski throws a jab but it's blocked by Okah.
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!
Okah lands with a hook. Soszynski tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Okah moves out of range of the strikes.
Soszynski lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Okah moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Soszynski fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Okah on the side of the head.
Nice shot lands for Soszynski.
Okah lands a nice shot to the body.
Okah misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Soszynski counter with a right hand.
Soszynski blocks the body kick.
Okah attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nice body kick there by Okah.
Okah takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Soszynski throws a lazy right hand but Okah sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Soszynski throws a quick inside leg kick.

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 Krystian Soszynski.
I think Soszynski 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight for Ghazi Okah!
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight for Krystian Soszynski!
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight for Ghazi Okah!

Ghazi Okah wins by split decision!

Ghazi Okah is the new light heavyweight champion!
A victorious Ghazi Okah thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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