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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sven Kristian Nielsen (ranked 5230 p4p, 179 weight class) and Abioye Nazari (ranked 5069 p4p, 176 weight class). Nielsen comes to the cage accompanied by Wardruna - Fehu. Nazari has chosen Do You Call My Name by Ra as his entrance music. Abioye Nazari looks lathargic as he enters the arena. Wake up son, you're about to have a fight!

191 cm
34
275 lbs
11 - 15 - 0
204 cm
33
298 lbs
10 - 15 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sven Kristian Nielsen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Abioye Nazari !
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Chad Campbell and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nazari digs a good hook to Nielsen's body.
A telegraphed right hand from Nielsen misses the target.
Nazari tries to land a leg kick but Nielsen saw it coming and moves away.
A lazy body kick from Nazari

and Nielsen counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

Nazari is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Nielsen defends well.
Nazari is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nielsen scoring with some ground and pound.
Nielsen lands a couple of elbows.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nielsen advances position into side control!
Nazari is trying to improve his position.
Nielsen working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nielsen connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Nazari some visible discomfort.
Nielsen in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Nielsen trying to control the action but Nazari is working from the bottom.
Nazari taking a bit of punishment here - Nielsen scoring with strikes.
Nielsen controlling from side mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nazari tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Nielsen wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nielsen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nazari keeps working.
Nazari is working to avoid the ground and pound but Nielsen connects with a decent elbow.
Nazari struggling a bit here.
Nielsen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nazari keeps working.
Nazari manages to work his way to half guard, despite Nielsen's best efforts.
Nielsen looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Nielsen is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nazari is in trouble now - Nielsen has advanced to mount!
Nielsen looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Nazari is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Nielsen is in the full mount, landing strikes.

Nazari is rocked!
Nielsen controlling the position easily from mount.
We've been informed that Nazari has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Nazari holds on for dear life.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nazari is squirming around, avoiding Nielsen's attempts to control the action.
Nielsen controlling his opponent.
Nielsen avoids the attempt from Nazari to control.
Nazari is trying to escape the mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nielsen avoids the attempt from Nazari to control.
Nielsen tries to control but Nazari wriggling away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Kristian Nielsen dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Nazari tries a head kick but it misses.
Nazari misses with a kick to the body

and Nielsen counters with a big slam followed by a series of strikes - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:10 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Slam). Sven Kristian Nielsen!
After winning the bout, Sven Kristian Nielsen thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
26%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Damien Redman (ranked 4799 p4p, 505 weight class) and Evgeni Elkemenchi (ranked 3492 p4p, 399 weight class). Redman kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Put Your Lights On . Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
33
169 lbs
25 - 21 - 0
172 cm
28
168 lbs
6 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



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 25 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Damien Redman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Evgeni Elkemenchi!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, David Schapiro and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Redman connects with a leg kick. Elkemenchi looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Redman. Elkemenchi shrugs it off though.
Redman with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Elkemenchi to score with a decent uppercut.
Elkemenchi lands a jab to Redman's midsection.
Elkemenchi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Redman misses with a wild body shot.

Elkemenchi tries to keep at a distance but Redman has taken the fight into the clinch.
Redman has Elkemenchi pushed against the cage.
Redman misses with an elbow over the top.
Elkemenchi has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Redman after a bit of a struggle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Elkemenchi blocks an elbow strike.
Elkemenchi goes for a takedown in the clinch but Redman prevents it.
Elkemenchi changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Redman fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Damien Redman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
Redman looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Redman stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Redman wants it to stay on the feet.
Damien Redman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Redman closes the distance and pushes Elkemenchi back into the cage.
Redman keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Elkemenchi's efforts to push away.
Nice body punch from Redman - that landed with a thud.
Redman blocks a body shot from Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi wants to take the fight to the mat but Redman manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Redman misses with an elbow over the top.
Redman has Elkemenchi pushed against the cage.
Redman misses with an elbow strike.
Elkemenchi dodges an elbow strike from Redman.
Redman taking a breather.
Elkemenchi blocks an elbow strike from Redman.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Redman struggles to land a body shot inside as Elkemenchi controls his hands.
Redman lands an elbow inside that Elkemenchi shrugs off.

It looks like Evgeni Elkemenchi has been cut.

Elkemenchi breaks from the clinch.
We've been told by Redman's head coaches at Kalashnikov ELITE MMA Gym (ALL ELITE COACHES) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Redman fails with an attempt to clinch.
Elkemenchi walks into a left hand.
Elkemenchi doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Redman counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Elkemenchi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Redman defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Elkemenchi.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Elkemenchi cracks a nice hook into Redman's ribs.

Elkemenchi bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

Elkemenchi tries for a kimura but Redman is defending well.
Elkemenchi prevents Redman from escaping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Elkemenchi tries for a kimura but Redman is defending well.
The strikes coming from Elkemenchi are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Elkemenchi trying to control the position but Redman is working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Elkemenchi tries to move into full mount but can't pass Redman's legs.
Redman tries to buck Elkemenchi off but Elkemenchi is having none of it.
Elkemenchi wants to lay and pray for a moment but Redman keeps working.
Elkemenchi advances nicely into full mount.
Elkemenchi takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Redman is squirming around, avoiding Elkemenchi's attempts to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Redman wants to get back to his feet.
Elkemenchi tries to control but Redman wriggling away.

Elkemenchi looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Elkemenchi wants to control the pace but Redman is squirming around nicely.
Redman is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Elkemenchi sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Damien Redman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Evgeni Elkemenchi's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Elkemenchi shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Redman throws a wild body kick that Elkemenchi sees coming a mile off.

Elkemenchi has closed the distance and engaged Redman in a clinch.
Elkemenchi is looking for a takedown.
Elkemenchi avoids the elbow strike from Redman, against the cage.
Elkemenchi is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Redman pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Damien Redman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgeni Elkemenchi.
Redman creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Redman is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Redman looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Redman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Elkemenchi can do to turn this around?
A nice glancing elbow lands by Redman.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Elkemenchi is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Redman gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Elkemenchi has had enough of the clinch but Redman keeps him there for the moment.
Elkemenchi wants a takedown.
Nice body punch from Redman.
Damien Redman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Redman gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Elkemenchi has Redman pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Redman manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Elkemenchi is looking for a takedown.
Redman lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Elkemenchi wants to take the fight to the mat but Redman manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Redman throws an elbow that misses.
Elkemenchi changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Redman fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Elkemenchi works Redman's body with a nice hook.
Elkemenchi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Redman moves away.
Redman lands a front kick.
Redman scores with a kick to the body.
Elkemenchi is breathing heavily.
Elkemenchi takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Redman scores with a leg kick.

Elkemenchi moves into the clinch.
Redman lands a nice elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Redman lands a damaging elbow.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Redman pushes off an throws an elbow but Elkemenchi leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Redman scores with a nice short uppercut.
Elkemenchi blocks an elbow strike.
Redman lands an elbow inside.
A nice left hand lands by Redman.
Elkemenchi being controlled against the cage.
Elkemenchi goes for a takedown in the clinch but Redman prevents it.
Redman pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Redman throws an elbow but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Redman looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Elkemenchi pressing his opponent against the cage.
Redman lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

That has opened up Evgeni Elkemenchi's cut even more.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Elkemenchi is working for takedown but Redman is calmly controlling the position for now.
Nice elbow from Redman.
Redman is pressed up against the cage. Elkemenchi has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Redman down to the mat. Redman avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Redman throws a shot to the body.
An inside leg kick from Redman misses.
Nice sprawl there from Redman as Elkemenchi shoots in.
Elkemenchi fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Redman is out of range.
Both fighters circling a little - Redman finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Redman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Elkemenchi moves out of range of the body kick.
Redman scores with a body shot.
Redman buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
That kick from Redman tenderised Elkemenchi's leg. Elkemenchi is trying to keep his angry face on.

Elkemenchi clinches with his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Elkemenchi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Redman connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Redman throws a nice looking combination but Elkemenchi bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Redman misses with a kick to the body.
Redman looks to land a body kick but Elkemenchi moved away.

Redman has Elkemenchi up against the cage in a clinch.
Redman misses with an elbow strike.
Redman pushes off an throws an elbow but Elkemenchi leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Damien Redman dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Evgeni Elkemenchi's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Redman throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Redman looks to land a body kick but Elkemenchi moved away.
Elkemenchi moves out of range of the body kick from Redman.
Elkemenchi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Redman lands a head kick!
Elkemenchi fails with a takedown attempt.
A quick step to the side and Redman tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Elkemenchi moves out of range of the body kick from Redman.

Elkemenchi instigates a clinch.
Elkemenchi blocks a body shot from Redman.
Redman throws an elbow that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Elkemenchi blocks an elbow strike from Redman.
Redman throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Elkemenchi avoids a wild elbow strike from Redman.
Redman is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Elkemenchi drops down looking for an ankle pick but Redman pulls his leg out and moves away.

Elkemenchi shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Elkemenchi was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Redman is looking to reverse the position.
Redman prevents Elkemenchi from moving into mount.
Elkemenchi working away.
Redman is trying to improve his position.
Elkemenchi scores with punches from side control.
Redman wants to control but Elkemenchi postures up.
Redman sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Elkemenchi is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Redman doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Elkemenchi.
Elkemenchi not doing much here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Redman tries to get to full guard but Elkemenchi has control of the leg.
Evgeni Elkemenchi has got the better of the ground game so far.
Elkemenchi is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Redman is working to get back to half guard.
Evgeni Elkemenchi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Elkemenchi wants to control the pace but Redman is squirming around nicely.
Elkemenchi landing strikes from the mount.
Redman is trying to stand up.
Redman manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Redman is not content to let Elkemenchi control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Elkemenchi is just content to waste time from the top position. Redman takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Elkemenchi controlling from the top position.
Elkemenchi prevents Redman from getting back to his feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Elkemenchi postures up in Redman's guard and throws a big left but Redman blocks it.

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 Damien Redman.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Redman, 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 Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 30:27
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 30:27
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Damien Redman!

Damien Redman decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rikkard Hanson (ranked 2294 p4p, 286 weight class) and Sisu Okunaba (ranked 2602 p4p, 318 weight class). This should be a great matchup!

185 cm
31
191 lbs
17 - 14 - 2
175 cm
39
186 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

KOMBAT KLOTHING

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rikkard Hanson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sisu Okunaba!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Jonathan Paton and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hanson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Hanson fails with a takedown attempt.
Hanson fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Okunaba scores with a jab.
Hanson takes one on the button.
Hanson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Okunaba.
A left lands for Okunaba.
A big left from Okunaba misses.
Hanson is looking to chop away at Okunaba's legs.
Hanson shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rikkard Hanson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Okunaba lands with a cross.
Hanson looks to land a right hand but Okunaba moved out of range.
Hanson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Okunaba scores with a jab to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Okunaba connects with a high kick.
Hanson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Okunaba throws a jab but it's blocked by Hanson.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Hanson is defended easily by Okunaba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okunaba moves away from the strike by Hanson.
Okunaba scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Okunaba misses with a looping right.
Hanson seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Okunaba throws a sloppy head kick and Hanson moves out of range easily.
Okunaba uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hanson.
Okunaba lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Hanson misses with a head kick.
Okunaba throws a nice head kick!
Hanson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A head kick from Okunaba lands but Hanson takes it in his stride.
No luck for Hanson with that takedown attempt.
Sisu Okunaba is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hanson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hanson throws an overhand right that lands on Okunaba's shoulder, as Okunaba tries to avoid the shot.
Okunaba goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Hanson takes one to the side of the head.
Okunaba scores with a nice head shot.
Hanson lands with a straight right. Okunaba didn't see that one coming.
Okunaba throws a jab when Hanson was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hanson looks to land a left hand but Okunaba moved out of range nicely.
Hanson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Okunaba throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Okunaba throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hanson shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Okunaba sprawls well. Okunaba wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Hanson gets slowly back to his feet.
Hanson missing with a left hand there. Okunaba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Okunaba is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hanson had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Okunaba waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hanson.
Hanson misses with a series of wild punches.
Hanson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Okunaba throws out the jab.
A little feinted left hand from Hanson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Okunaba connects with a crisp jab.
Okunaba takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Okunaba scores with a nice strike.
Okunaba throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Okunaba scores with a nice strike.
Hanson misses with a straight left.
Okunaba listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okunaba cracks Hanson with a good jab.
Hanson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Okunaba moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Okunaba throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hanson misses with a hook. Okunaba ducked under it nicely.
Hanson throws a series of strikes that have Okunaba backpedaling.
Hanson throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Okunaba's waist but Okunaba gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Hanson off to one side.
Okunaba defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Hanson.
Okunaba avoids the body shot from Hanson.
A jab from Okunaba misses.
Okunaba stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Okunaba connects with the punch.
A jab from Okunaba finds it's way through Hanson's defenses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Okunaba lands a glancing blow to the side of Hanson's head.
Okunaba lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Okunaba bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hanson's head.

Hanson gets the takedown into side control.
Okunaba can't do much from the bottom here.
We've been informed that Okunaba has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.

Hanson working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hanson tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Okunaba is looking for a sweep.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hanson is looking to take a break and control but Okunaba is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We've been hearing good reports from Hanson'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.
Hanson in side control, just content to control the action for now.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hanson working away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sisu Okunaba dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Hanson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Okunaba finds it's way round the side to connect with Hanson's head.
Okunaba cracks a nice hook into Hanson's ribs.
Hanson will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Hanson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hanson shoots in and drives through. Okunaba sprawls well.
It seemed like Okunaba was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Okunaba blocks a jab.
Okunaba fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hanson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hanson avoids the head kick by Okunaba.
Sisu Okunaba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Okunaba throws a head kick that misses.
Okunaba misses with a head kick.
Okunaba throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice takedown defense from Okunaba. No joy for Hanson on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rikkard Hanson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hanson misses with a takedown attempt - Okunaba sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Hanson tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Okunaba swivels and escapes.
Hanson tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Okunaba defends well and Hanson ends up having to push Okunaba into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Hanson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Okunaba connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hanson scrambles back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Okunaba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hanson.
Okunaba cracks Hanson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Okunaba dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okunaba pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Okunaba lands with a right hand.
Okunaba throws a head kick that half lands.
Okunaba scores with a nice head shot.
Hanson swings for the body but Okunaba moves out of range.
Hanson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hanson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Okunaba tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hanson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hanson takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hanson looks to land a right hand but Okunaba moved out of range.
Hanson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Okunaba manages to avoid it.
Hanson wants to clinch up but Okunaba keeps it at a distance.
Okunaba with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hanson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Okunaba lands with a right hand.
A cross from Okunaba lands.
Hanson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Okunaba scores with a head kick. Hanson tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

Hanson is rocked!
A jab from Hanson misses.
Oh Hanson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Okunaba tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Okunaba slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hanson shoots in looking for a takedown. Okunaba tries to sprawl out of it but Hanson keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Okunaba manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Okunaba lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hanson is looking to score with low kicks.
Hanson seems to have got his legs back now.
Okunaba lands with an overhand left.
Hanson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hanson blocks a head kick by Okunaba.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hanson. Okunaba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Okunaba might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Good standup being displayed there by Okunaba as he connects with a hook.
Okunaba uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hanson.
Okunaba pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hanson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Okunaba throws out the jab.
Okunaba misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A jab from Okunaba misses.
Hanson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okunaba looks to land a body kick but Hanson moved away.
Hanson is looking to counter punch.
Hanson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A good leg kick by Hanson.
Decent striking displayed by Okunaba there.
Okunaba scores with a head kick. Hanson tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Okunaba on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Hanson. Hanson obviously looking to wear him down.
Okunaba walks into a stiff left hand from Hanson.
Hanson throws a hook but Okunaba blocks it.
A telegraphed right hand from Okunaba misses the target.

Hanson is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Okunaba's half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hanson sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Okunaba defending well though.
Hanson scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Okunaba has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Okunaba is looking for a sweep. Hanson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Okunaba looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hanson seems to be looking for submissions.
Hanson trying to control the pace.

Hanson is trying a forearm chokeÖ I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hanson is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Okunaba reverses the position - he's now on top in Hanson's guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sisu Okunaba showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Okunaba throws a sloppy head kick and Hanson moves out of range easily.
Okunaba scores with a punch to the head.
Okunaba throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hanson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hanson scores with a nice strike.
Hanson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Okunaba keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Okunaba connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hanson blocks a head kick by Okunaba.
Hanson tries for a takedown but Okunaba sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Okunaba throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Hanson.

Hanson looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Okunaba!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Okunaba is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The strikes coming from Hanson are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hanson is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Okunaba has escaped the position, nice work there.
Okunaba on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Hanson wants to control for a moment but Okunaba uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Rikkard Hanson overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Okunaba is looking for a sweep. Hanson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Okunaba keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hanson is trying to control. Okunaba wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Hanson blocks the strikes from Okunaba.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.

Okunaba looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Hanson is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Okunaba has managed to free his arm - good work.
Okunaba is looking to improve his position.
Okunaba is looking to control Hanson's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Okunaba avoid being mounted?
Rikkard Hanson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Okunaba tries to kick Hanson off but Hanson keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Hanson is working for a submission of some sort.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okunaba blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hanson.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Hanson takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Okunaba fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Okunaba connects with a crisp jab.
Hanson blocks a head kick by Okunaba.
Okunaba lands a head shot.
A lazy left from Okunaba finds it's target.
Hanson shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Okunaba but Okunaba pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Okunaba throws a head kick that misses.

Hanson scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hanson cracks Okunaba with a big right hand but Okunaba just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Okunaba is trying to buck Hanson off.
Okunaba gets back to half guard.
Hanson has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Okunaba is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Hanson's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Hanson's back!
Okunaba controlling from the back.
Hanson wants to escape the position but for the time being he's just trying to control the pace.
Will Okunaba go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 27:30
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sisu Okunaba!

Sisu Okunaba spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Roko Tiili (ranked 1657 p4p, 84 weight class) and Sebastian Shot (ranked 2139 p4p, 111 weight class). Tiili comes to the cage accompanied by Antti Railio - Halla ja etelštuuli. Roko Tiili could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Sebastian Shot's chin.

168 cm
38
137 lbs
25 - 14 - 2
162 cm
36
145 lbs
21 - 17 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Pit Bull Development



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 25 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Roko Tiili!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Sebastian Shot!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Lou da Vinci and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shot closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Tiili throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tiili throws a head kick that half lands.
Shot lands a nice shot to the body.
Tiili moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Tiili throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Shot to counter with a crisp jab.
Shot moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Shot has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Tiili throws a jab but it's blocked by Shot.
Shot looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Tiili throws a jab but it's blocked by Shot.
Tiili cracks Shot with a right hand to the side of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A telegraphed right hand from Shot misses the target.
Shot looks to score with a jab to the body but Tiili is just out of range.
Tiili looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Tiili defending well as Shot loads up on a big left hand.
A jab from Tiili misses.
Shot paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Tiili lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Shot takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tiili throws a looping overhand right but Shot ducks down to avoid it.
Shot misses with an uppercut. Tiili saw that one coming.
Shot fails to land with a series of punches.

Shot drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Tiili tries to bench press Shot off him but Shot keeps the position.

Shot tries for a kimura but Tiili is defending well.
Shot is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Tiili's shoulder. That is not cool.
Shot wants to lay and pray for a moment but Tiili keeps working.
Shot in the domination position with Tiili hanging on.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tiili is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shot controlling the position.
Tiili is not content to let Shot control the position.
Shot lands an elbow.
Tiili is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Shot's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Tiili is trying to get back to full guard.
Shot working over Tiili with some ground and pound. Tiili looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tiili is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tiili gets back to full guard.
Tiili is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Shot wants to control from the top but Tiili keeps moving.
Shot preventing the sweep.
Shot throws a strike but Tiili rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Shot looking for a guillotine here but Tiili defends easily.
Shot pulls Tiili in close to prevent any damage.
Shot keeping moving, preventing Tiili from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tiili won't allow Shot to sweep him here.
Shot lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Tiili looking for a sweep. Not yet Tiili, not yet.
Tiili controlling Shot's posture.
Shot controlling from the top position.
Shot throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Tiili works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Tiili is on top in guard.


Shot is looking for a triangle but Tiili pushes his legs off easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The fighters circling - Tiili throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Shot throws a counter combo.
Shot moves out of range of the strikes.
Donk. Shot catches Tiili right on the button with a cross.
Tiili missing with a left hand there. Shot was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tiili throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tiili misses the shot to the body.
Shot swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Tiili misses with a jab to the body
and Shot counters with a stiff right hand.
Tiili lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Tiili throws a jab when Shot was well out of range.
Tiili comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Tiili misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shot uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tiili.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Shot! But no joy.
Shot moves out of range as Tiili strikes.
Shot misses with an uppercut.
Shot might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Tiili pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Shot throws a low kick, looking for Tiili's leg but Tiili calmly moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tiili throws the left hand but Shot avoids the punch easily.
Tiili lands with a cross.
Shot throws a combination that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Tiili throws a hook but Shot avoids it easily.

Tiili closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Tiili scores with a shoulder strike.
Tiili lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Tiili tries to throw a body punch but Shot avoids it by throwing Tiili back against the cage.
Shot stalling in the clinch.
Shot drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Shot pulls guard.
Shot keeping full guard, as Tiili tries to pass.
Tiili loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Shot working a defensive guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tiili trying to control the position from guard on top but Shot is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tiili stopping the sweep attempt from Shot.
Tiili keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Shot's head.
Shot keeping moving, preventing Tiili from controlling successfully.

Shot looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Shot keeping moving, preventing Tiili from controlling successfully.

Shot is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tiili postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Sebastian Shot has got the better of the ground game so far.
Tiili wants to control from the top but Shot keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tiili working some strikes from top position.
Tiili wants to control from the top but Shot keeps moving.
Tiili is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Shot is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Tiili with a nice head shot there.
Tiili trying to control but Shot is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shot lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Tiili is pulling down on Shot's head to control his posture.
Shot wants to control from the top but Tiili keeps moving.
Shot scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tiili tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Shot wants to control from the top but Tiili keeps moving.
Tiili wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

Tiili working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Shot doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Shot manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Shot throwing strikes but missing.
Tiili 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.
Shot sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Tiili controlling Shot's posture.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Roko Tiili dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Shot missing with a left hand there. Tiili was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Shot ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tiili uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shot.
Tiili misses with a straight left.
Shot throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Tiili connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Shot's hands.
Tiili slips under a jab from Shot.
Shot on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Tiili. Tiili obviously looking to wear him down.
Shot uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tiili.
Shot swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shot checks a low kick from Tiili.
Shot is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shot loads up on a big right hand but Tiili slips the punch.
Tiili fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shot manages to avoid it.
Tiili scoring well with a low kick there.
Shot chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tiili can pounce on him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shot's jab looks to have found its range, popping Tiili under the eye.
Shot moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Tiili wants to clinch
and Shot counters with a nice uppercut.
Shot looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Tiili is fending him off so far but Shot persists. Nope, Tiili circles away and we're back to standing.
Tiili lands a really nice looking cross but Shot seems unphased.
Tiili moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A low kick from Tiili is predictable there
and Shot counters with a nice uppercut.
Tiili tries to clinch up but Shot circles away and keeps his distance.
Shot looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Shot on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Shot walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Shot throws a hook but Tiili avoids it easily.
Roko Tiili seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shot throws out a loose jab but Tiili uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head kick by Tiili misses
and Shot connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tiili connects with a solid leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shot slips under a jab from Tiili.
Tiili is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shot.
Shot gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Tiili.
Shot shoots in for a takedown but Tiili shows good takedown defense.
Shot throws a right and a left that Tiili avoids nicely.
Tiili throwing a counter right hand but Shot manages to avoid it.
Tiili avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A combination from Shot does no damage.
Shot takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Shot connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Tiili lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tiili misses the shot to the body.

Shot tries to keep at a distance but Tiili has taken the fight into the clinch.
A hook to the body from Shot.
Shot misses with an elbow over the top.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shot is trying to maintain a safe position but Tiili gets an underhook and turns Shot into the cage.
Shot pushes off an throws an elbow but Tiili leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Tiili lands an uppercut.
Tiili throws a punch but it's blocked by Shot.
Tiili has a couple of punches blocked by Shot.
Shot goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tiili dodges an elbow strike from Shot.
Shot can't find room to land a body shot as Tiili controls the action.
Shot wants a takedown.
Roko Tiili has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sebastian Shot.
Shot tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Shot misses with a body punch.
Tiili lands a right hand.
Tiili lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Tiili.
Tiili misses with a punch on the inside.
Tiili can't find room to land a body shot as Shot controls the action.
Shot pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Tiili.
Shot is struggling to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Shot fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shot.
Shot has Tiili pressed against the cage.
Shot softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shot pushes Tiili back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shot misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tiili scores with a shot to the side of Shot's head.
Tiili lands a right hand that snaps the head of Shot backwards.
Tiili fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tiili lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Shot or not.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Tiili.
Tiili throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Shots head.

Shot is rocked!
Tiili misses with the head strike.
Tiili lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shot is still on wobbly legs! Can Tiili finish him?

Shot gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Shot seems to have recovered his senses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tiili looking to hit a scissor sweep but Shot is one step ahead there.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 29:28
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Roko Tiili!

Roko Tiili bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Billy Bush (ranked 2663 p4p, 315 weight class) and Jack Hanma (ranked 1597 p4p, 201 weight class). Hanma has chosen Sadie - Burst Zero as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

170 cm
32
170 lbs
21 - 19 - 2
175 cm
30
165 lbs
15 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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BuriedAlive// Fight Gear



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 21 wins, 19 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Billy Bush!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Jack Hanma!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Steve Montenegro and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Hanma misses.
Hanma jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bush uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hanma.

Hanma gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Hanma tries to throw a body punch but Bush avoids it by throwing Hanma back against the cage.
Bush lands a left hand.
Bush blocks a body shot from Hanma.
Bush misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hanma working aggressively here.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Bush just misses with a elbow thrown towards Hanma's brow.
Hanma is working Bush over against the cage.
Hanma lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Bush misses with the head strike.
Bush doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bush swings wildly with an uppercut but Hanma uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hanma misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hanma tries to work over Bush's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bush tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bush misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hanma pushes Bush back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hanma tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bush.
A short body shot lands from Hanma as the two fighters clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bush.
A shot in the inside from Bush.
Hanma looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Hanma makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hanma misses with a body punch.
Hanma blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bush lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hanma backwards.
Hanma misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hanma dodges an elbow strike from Bush.
Bush has a couple of punches blocked by Hanma.
Hanma misses with a hook from the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Hanma scores with a nice short uppercut.
A short uppercut from Bush.
Hanma blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bush can't break the clinch.

Bush escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Hanma throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Bush was covering up waiting for the punch and Hanma finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Hanma throwing strikes from guard but Bush blocks nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hanma wants to control from the top but Bush keeps moving.
Hanma wants to pass the guard but Bush is keeping the position.

Bush had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Hanma defends it easily.
Hanma wants to pass the guard but Bush is keeping the position.
Hanma is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Bush bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Hanma's guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bush with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bush cracks Hanma with a solid left hand.
Hanma throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Bush preventing the sweep.
Bush being controlled here momentarily.
Hanma trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Bush trying to control but Hanma is working from the bottom.
Hanma wants to sweep but no luck.
Hanma manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bush manages to get himself to full guard.


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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Billy Bush!
Billy Bush gave a mention to Cartel Elite Supps in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Starling Silva (ranked 1339 p4p, 182 weight class) and Lance Legstrong (ranked 956 p4p, 130 weight class). Legstrong has chosen Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

191 cm
31
192 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
188 cm
38
196 lbs
26 - 24 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Starling Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Lance Legstrong!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Alyssa Summers and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Silva fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Silva moves away from the strike by Legstrong.
Legstrong jabs Silva right on the nose. Silva blinks but takes it well.
Silva misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Legstrong swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Silva throws a half hearted mid kick.
Silva throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Silva moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Silva misses with a leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Legstrong! But no joy.
Legstrong throws a big shot that misses.
Legstrong throws a hook but Silva blocks it.
Legstrong keeps the fight on the outside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Legstrong is just out of range.
Legstrong throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Silva on the side of the head.
Legstrong walks into a stiff left hand from Silva.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Legstrong moves out of range as Silva strikes.
Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Silva's jab looks to have found its range, popping Legstrong under the eye.
Silva gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Legstrong.
Silva thuds his right hand into Legstrong's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Legstrong throws a hook to the side of Silva's head but Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Silva appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Legstrong avoids the head kick by Silva.
Silva scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Silva throws the left hand but Legstrong avoids the punch easily.
Legstrong lands a jab to the head.
Silva is looking to chop away at Legstrong's legs.
Silva takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

Silva is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Legstrong missing with a left hand there. Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Silva is looking for a counter combo.
Oh Silva is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Silva misses with a low kick as Legstrong jumps back.

Legstrong shoots in and bounces Silva off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Legstrong pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Silva is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Legstrong wants to control from the top but Silva keeps moving.
Legstrong wants to pass the guard but Silva is keeping the position.
Silva seems to have got his legs back now.
Silva pulls Legstrong in close to prevent any damage.
Legstrong wants to control from the top but Silva keeps moving.
Legstrong sitting in guard here, content to control.
Legstrong preventing the sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Legstrong trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Legstrong is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Legstrong shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Silva is looking to control Legstrong's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Silva avoid being mounted?
Legstrong not doing much here.
It looks like Legstrong might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silva is not content to let Legstrong control the position.
Legstrong tries to pass to full mount but Silva defends it.
Silva has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Legstrong is working away from the top position though.
Legstrong controlling the action here.
Legstrong passes to full mount!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lance Legstrong dominated that round.
That's time! Silva's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Silva throws a combination. Legstrong tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Silva lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Legstrong circles away quickly and effectively.
Silva needs to keep his hands up - Legstrong had a free shot at his head there.
Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Legstrong sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Silva connects with a jab.
Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little jabbing left from Legstrong on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Silva ducks under a wild hook from Legstrong.
Legstrong throws a hook but Silva blocks it.
Silva doesn't manage to clinch there - Legstrong circles away.
Starling Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Silva throws out a loose jab but Legstrong uses good head movement to avoid it.
Silva lands with a thumping leg kick.
Silva misses with a hook.
Legstrong swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Legstrong circles away from the clinch attempt
and Legstrong counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Legstrong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Legstrong moves out of range as Silva strikes.
Legstrong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A clash of legs there as Legstrong blocks the low kick.
Silva looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Silva has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Legstrong finds it's way round the side to connect with Silva's head.
Silva lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Legstrong keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Silva defending well as Legstrong loads up on a big left hand.
Legstrong pounces like a tiger and cracks Silva with a vicious hook! Silva is down but not out! Legstrong follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Lance Legstrong!
During a confident post fight interview, Lance Legstrong thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Saul Tigh (ranked 2050 p4p, 78 weight class) and Milktoast Diddlybottom (ranked 2255 p4p, 93 weight class). Diddlybottom has chosen Milquetoast as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Milktoast Diddlybottom told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

198 cm
33
280 lbs
23 - 13 - 0
213 cm
30
287 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Saul Tigh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Milktoast Diddlybottom!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Alyssa Summers and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diddlybottom will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Tigh throws a right and a left that both miss.
Tigh gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Diddlybottom throws a big shot that misses.
Nice jab there from Diddlybottom.
Diddlybottom tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Tigh manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Diddlybottom with a lazy takedown attempt
and Tigh counters with a nice uppercut.
Diddlybottom turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tigh throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tigh throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diddlybottom slips under a jab from Tigh.
Diddlybottom looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Tigh is fending him off so far but Diddlybottom persists. Nope, Tigh circles away and we're back to standing.
Saul Tigh has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Milktoast Diddlybottom.
Tigh on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tigh fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diddlybottom is out of range.
Tigh swings for the body but Diddlybottom moves out of range.
Tigh jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A jab from Diddlybottom finds it's way through Tigh's defenses.
Tigh throws a hook to the side of Diddlybottom's head but Diddlybottom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Milktoast Diddlybottom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tigh has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diddlybottom finds it's way round the side to connect with Tigh's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Diddlybottom.
Diddlybottom misses the jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Diddlybottom.

Diddlybottom gets a double leg takedown into Tigh's guard.
Diddlybottom controls from within his opponent's guard.
It looks like Diddlybottom might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Diddlybottom looking to pass the guard.
Diddlybottom looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Tigh knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Diddlybottom on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diddlybottom trying to control but Tigh is working from the bottom.
Tigh can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Diddlybottom controls the pace.
Let's hope that Diddlybottom has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Tigh swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Tigh smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

It looks like Milktoast Diddlybottom has been cut.

Diddlybottom decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diddlybottom trying to mount his opponent but Tigh defends it.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diddlybottom tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Diddlybottom is still trying to improve position.
Diddlybottom manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Diddlybottom seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Tigh does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Diddlybottom moves into full mount! Tigh won't be happy about that!
Tigh might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Diddlybottom throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tigh really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Diddlybottom wants to control the pace but Tigh is squirming around nicely.
Diddlybottom prevents Tigh from getting the reversal.
Diddlybottom controlling the position easily from mount.
Diddlybottom thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Tigh is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Diddlybottom unloads with some shots from mount but Tigh bucks and avoids them well.
Diddlybottom controlling from the full mount.

Diddlybottom jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Tigh manages to avoid the submission attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diddlybottom fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diddlybottom looks for a takedown but Tigh sprawls well.
An attempted straight right counter from Tigh misses the target.
Diddlybottom throws a leg kick but Tigh checks it.
Diddlybottom wants to clinch but Tigh slips to the side
and Tigh counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tigh connects with a right hand. Diddlybottom shakes it off.
Tigh throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diddlybottom lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

Diddlybottom closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Tigh to the mat! Tigh manages to get full guard.
Diddlybottom wants to control from the top but Tigh keeps moving.
Diddlybottom might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Tigh haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Diddlybottom controlling from the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diddlybottom postures up.
Diddlybottom trying to control but Tigh is working from the bottom.
Tigh has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Diddlybottom controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Diddlybottom trying to control the position from guard on top but Tigh 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.
Diddlybottom takes a swing at Tigh's ribcage but misses.
Tigh throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diddlybottom lands the left hand.

That's two 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.
Tigh takes a kick to the side of the head.
Tigh throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diddlybottom staying out of range there.
Diddlybottom feints the counter takedown.
Diddlybottom has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Diddlybottom is looking to land body kicks.
Tigh throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Tigh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Tigh throws a head kick that half lands.
Tigh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diddlybottom manages to avoid it.
Tigh takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Tigh takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Diddlybottom tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tigh swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Tigh swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diddlybottom connects with a high kick.
Tigh looks to land a left hand but Diddlybottom moved out of range nicely.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Diddlybottom.
Diddlybottom defending well as Tigh loads up on a big left hand.
Diddlybottom with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diddlybottom moves out of range of the body kick.
And Diddlybottom tries to counter it with a takedown but Tigh pushes his down on his head and steps out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diddlybottom has managed to clinch.
Tigh wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Tigh tries to throw a body punch but Diddlybottom avoids it by throwing Tigh back against the cage.
Diddlybottom tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Diddlybottom misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right from Diddlybottom.
Diddlybottom lands a body punch.
Diddlybottom tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tigh's elbow.
Diddlybottom tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tigh misses with a punch on the inside.
Diddlybottom working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Tigh misses with some punches.
Tigh throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tigh.
Tigh effectively controlling the action here.
Diddlybottom gets through Tigh's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Tigh breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Good shot there by Tigh.
Diddlybottom blocks the body kick.
Diddlybottom jabs at Tigh's body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diddlybottom scores with a nice strike.
Diddlybottom smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Diddlybottom tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Tigh counters with a two punch combo.
Diddlybottom tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Tigh is able to avoid easily.
Milktoast Diddlybottom seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tigh throws a wild body kick that Diddlybottom sees coming a mile off.
Diddlybottom throws a nice outside leg kick.
Tigh lands a nice looking body shot.
Diddlybottom tries to clinch up but Tigh circles away and keeps his distance.
Diddlybottom misses with a shot to the body
and Tigh counters with a straight right hand.
Tigh throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Diddlybottom tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Diddlybottom slips under a jab.
And Diddlybottom tries to counter it with a takedown but Tigh pushes his down on his head and steps out.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Milktoast Diddlybottom will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Milktoast Diddlybottom's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Diddlybottom misses with a body shot.
Diddlybottom misses with a jab to the body
and Tigh counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Diddlybottom rushes Tigh and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Tigh lands a body punch.
Tigh is looking to break free of the clinch but Diddlybottom has double underhooks.
Tigh lands a body shot in the clinch.
Tigh wants to get back to striking at distance but Diddlybottom won't allow it.
Tigh tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diddlybottom takes a shot to the head.
Tigh can't find room to land a body shot as Diddlybottom controls the action.
Tigh leaning against his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diddlybottom misses with the head strike.
Tigh blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Tigh breaks from the clinch.
Saul Tigh is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Diddlybottom tries to clinch but Tigh moves out of range.

Diddlybottom rushes Tigh and presses him up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tigh is trying to break the clinch but Diddlybottom has him pressed against the cage.
Tigh misses with some punches.

Tigh breaks the clinch.
Diddlybottom cracks a nice hook into Tigh's ribs.
Saul Tigh is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tigh moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diddlybottom tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Tigh paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Diddlybottom fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A head kick by Diddlybottom misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Diddlybottom takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diddlybottom shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Tigh pinned against the cage. Tigh gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Diddlybottom takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Tigh works Diddlybottom's body with a nice hook.
Diddlybottom has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Tigh.
Milktoast Diddlybottom is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diddlybottom misses with an attempted mid kick.
Tigh swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Diddlybottom drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Tigh defends it well.
Diddlybottom looks to clinch
and Tigh counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tigh stuns Diddlybottom with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tigh misses with a few strikes there.
Tigh throws out a loose jab but Diddlybottom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tigh swings for the body but Diddlybottom moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Tigh misses the target.
Tigh on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Diddlybottom shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Tigh pinned against the cage. Tigh gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Tigh misses with an uppercut.
Tigh lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Diddlybottom circles away quickly and effectively.
Tigh displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tigh pushes Diddlybottom back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Diddlybottom blocking some punches.

Tigh escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Saul Tigh has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tigh throws a hook to the side of Diddlybottom's head but Diddlybottom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diddlybottom uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tigh.
Tigh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diddlybottom manages to avoid it.
Tigh checks the leg kick nicely there.

Diddlybottom clinches up against the cage.
Tigh wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Diddlybottom has him pressed against the cage.
Tigh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diddlybottom's elbow.
A right handed body shot lands from Tigh.
A head punch on the inside from Tigh fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tigh content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Diddlybottom wants to take the fight to the mat but Tigh manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Saul Tigh has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Milktoast Diddlybottom.

Tigh breaks the clinch.
Diddlybottom avoids the body shot from Tigh.
Diddlybottom lands with a good body shot.
Diddlybottom looks to score with a jab to the body but Tigh is just out of range.
Tigh misses with an uppercut. Diddlybottom saw that one coming.
Diddlybottom changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Tigh checks a leg kick.
Diddlybottom throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Tigh stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Tigh throws a head kick that misses.
Diddlybottom is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A telegraphed right hand from Tigh misses the target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tigh misses with a two punch combination.

Diddlybottom rushes Tigh and presses him up against the cage.
Tigh misses with a punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
Saul Tigh showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Diddlybottom 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 Jonathan Paton scores the fight 28:29
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 28:29
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Milktoast Diddlybottom!

A less than humble Milktoast Diddlybottom misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
59%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hannibal Lyons (ranked 1698 p4p, 68 weight class) and George Patton (ranked 2052 p4p, 79 weight class). Patton has chosen Keep your hands to yourself- Georgia Satellites as his entrance music. Hannibal Lyons has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

209 cm
41
300 lbs
30 - 11 - 0
193 cm
36
287 lbs
26 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hannibal Lyons!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, George Patton!
The judges for this bout are Chad Campbell, Dean Styles and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lyons connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

It looks like George Patton has been cut.
Lyons slips a jab from Patton.
Lyons feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Danga de danga de dang - Patton scores with a four punch combination!
Lyons tries a head kick but it misses.
Patton moves out of range of the strikes.
Patton scores with a decent looking hook.
Patton throws a nice looking combination but Lyons bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A lazy body kick from Patton
and Patton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Lyons thumps Patton with a low kick.
Patton staying out of range there.
Lyons throws a leg kick
and Patton counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lyons gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Patton clobbers Lyons with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

Lyons gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Patton missing with knees to the body.
Lyons lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Patton.
Patton tries to land knees in the clinch but Lyons avoids the damage to the body.
Lyons misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Patton prevents a body shot from Lyons.
Lyons tries to throw a body punch but Patton avoids it by throwing Lyons back against the cage.
Lyons looking for a takedown.

Patton breaks from the clinch.
Patton tries a head kick but it misses.
Lyons half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Lyons takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Lyons lands a glancing blow to the side of Patton's head.
Lyons shoots in and drives through. Patton sprawls well.
Patton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lyons manages to avoid it.
Patton throws a looping overhand right but Lyons ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Patton dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Patton swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Patton checks a leg kick.
Patton unleashes a big counter combination but Lyons bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A punch combination from Lyons misses.
Lyons scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Patton tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Lyons manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Lyons is looking to counter punch.
Lyons is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
No joy there for Patton, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Lyons is looking to counter with head kicks.
Patton lands a jab to the head.
Patton connects with a good right hand that stumbles Lyons. Lyons circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Lyons stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That has opened up George Patton's cut even more.
Patton looks to land a combination but Lyons avoids it well.
Lyons tries for a takedown but Patton sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hannibal Lyons. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Patton misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
It looked like Lyons was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Patton throws a series of punches but Lyons moves out of range.
Patton throws a nice looking combination but Lyons bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Patton throws a lazy uppercut
and Lyons counters with a stiff right hand.

Lyons gets tackled into the cage by Patton. Patton maintains the clinch.
Lyons struggles to land a body shot inside as Patton controls his hands.
Lyons swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Patton's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Patton with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Patton will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lyons feinted there with a counter leg kick.
George Patton is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Lyons keeps the fight on the outside.
Lyons attempts a counter takedown but Patton avoids it well and moves away.
Patton throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lyons throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
George Patton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Patton scores with a jab to the head.

Patton clinches.
Patton with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Lyons can't find room to land a body shot as Patton controls the action.
Patton misses with a body punch.
A left hand lands to the body for Patton.
Lyons tries to work over Patton's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Patton breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Patton throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Lyons on the side of the head.
Lyons scores with a decent looking hook.
Patton throws a low kick but Lyons moves out of range easily.

Patton moves into the clinch successfully.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

George Patton dominated that round.
The cut man is working on George Patton's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!



Patton rushes Lyons and presses him up against the cage.
Patton blocking some punches.
Lyons tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Patton's elbow.
Lyons goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Patton's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Lyons tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Lyons working aggressively here.
Still in the clinch, Patton scores with a nice short uppercut.

Patton drops Lyons onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Lyons is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

It looks like Hannibal Lyons has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lyons lands with a right to the head.
Lyons misses with a punch on the inside.
Patton throws an elbow but it misses.
Lyons misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lyons avoiding damage as Patton throws knees to the body.
Patton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lyons tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
George Patton seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Patton.
Patton is trying to break the clinch but Lyons has him pressed against the cage.
Lyons tries a body shot but Patton blocks it.
Patton misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lyons tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Patton breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Patton cracks Lyons with a right hand to the side of the head.
Patton throws a jab but it's blocked by Lyons.
Patton has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
George Patton seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Patton tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lyons circles away from the clinch attempt.
Lyons uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Patton.
Lyons swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A telegraphed right hand from Lyons misses the target.
Patton scores with a jab. Lyons acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Patton defending well as Lyons loads up on a big left hand.
Patton throws out a counter right but Lyons avoids it with no problem.
Patton throws a hook to the side of Lyons's head but Lyons sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Patton displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Lyons avoids a punch combination nicely.

Patton lands a left and a right that send Lyons crashing to the mat, dazed. Patton thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Lyons is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Patton misses with a jab, cross combination.
Lyons feinted with a counter takedown.
Lyons throws a sloppy head kick and Patton moves out of range easily.
Lyons doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Patton counters with a crisp one two that drops Lyons! Patton thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Lyons to his feet! Lyons is in big trouble!
Oh Lyons is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
You can follow us on Twitter at...Ooooooh Lyons got wobbled bad by a big combination! Patton presses forward with punches and knees until Lyons stumbles to the ground! The ref watches Lyons closely before deciding to step in and end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Patton!
George Patton decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Ori Jokinen (ranked 1452 p4p, 73 weight class) and Dado Mata (ranked 949 p4p, 53 weight class). Mata has chosen 和楽器バンド / 千本桜 as his entrance music. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

164 cm
43
141 lbs
28 - 19 - 1
172 cm
35
145 lbs
16 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Perkele!
Bullet Proof System



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 28 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Ori Jokinen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Dado Mata!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, David Schapiro and Lou da Vinci.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mata thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mata tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jokinen attempts a counter takedown but Mata avoids it well and moves away.
Mata lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Mata scores with a jab. Jokinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dado Mata seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mata cracks the inside of Jokinen's front leg.
Jokinen shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Mata as he jumps to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mata with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Mata throws a body punch but Jokinen moves out of range.
Jokinen appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jokinen loads up on a big right hand but Mata slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mata throws a head kick that Jokinen semi-blocks.
Mata ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jokinen moves away.
Jokinen thinks about countering with a head kick.
Jokinen slips a straight right by Mata.
Jokinen appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Mata cracks the inside of Jokinen's front leg.
A cross from Mata lands.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Mata has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Mata misses the jab.
Jokinen half committed to a counter leg kick.
Mata throws a right hand that misses
and Mata takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Mata connects with a solid leg kick.
Mata misses the shot to the body.
Jokinen is looking to counter punch.

Jokinen tries to sprawl but Mata drives through with a takedown into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

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

Jokinen looking for submissions off his back.
Mata is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

Mata is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Jokinen has managed to free his arm - good work.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mata is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Jokinen doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Mata.
Jokinen slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Jokinen seems keen to control Mata's posture.
Mata stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jokinen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Mata wants to control from the top but Jokinen keeps moving.
Jokinen keeping full guard, as Mata tries to pass.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jokinen keeping moving, preventing Mata from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mata is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Mata gets a double leg takedown into Jokinen's guard.
Mata wants to pass the guard but Jokinen is keeping the position.
We've been hearing good reports from Jokinen'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.
Mata not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Jokinen keeping moving, preventing Mata from controlling successfully.

Jokinen is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Mata defends well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jokinen has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mata trying to control but Jokinen is working from the bottom.
Mata trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mata looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mata misses with a looping left.
Jokinen slips under a jab.
Jokinen changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Jokinen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Mata can pounce on him.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Mata, right into the meat.

Mata closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Jokinen to the mat! Jokinen manages to get full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen controlling the position.
Jokinen is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Mata pushing down on Jokinen's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Mata is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Jokinen is just riding it out for now. Mata eventually gives up the hold.
Mata passes the guard and advances to mount!
Jokinen is looking to get to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mata looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mata trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Mata looking to control and managing it successfully.
Jokinen is desperately trying to improve his position but Mata has a good base and remains in mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Jokinen is hanging on here. He's in a desperate position.
Jokinen wants to hold on but Mata pushes him away.
Mata looking to control and managing it successfully.

Mata has control of Jokinen's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Jokinen regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Mata looking to control but Jokinen is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Dado Mata showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Mata throws a front kick aimed at Jokinen's knee but Jokinen avoids it well.
Mata misses with a straight right.
Jokinen feinted with a counter takedown.
Mata has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mata digs a good hook to Jokinen's body.
A leg kick checked by Jokinen.
Mata throws a body shot but no joy.
Mata's corner calls for a 1-2. Mata obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Mata misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Jokinen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jokinen avoids the head kick by Mata.
Nice uppercut there from Mata.
Mata misses with an uppercut
and Jokinen counters with a one-two to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mata throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Mata dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A shot to the body from Mata misses
and Jokinen counters with a stiff right hand.
Mata lands a nice shot to the body.
Mata throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dado Mata seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jokinen shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Mata as he avoids it easily.
A cross from Mata lands.
Jokinen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mata.
Mata attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mata stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Mata wants it to stay on the feet.
Mata ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Jokinen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mata throws a good cross that connects.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mata throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Jokinen shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Mata as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ori Jokinen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mata lands a really nice looking cross but Jokinen seems unphased.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jokinen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Jokinen gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Mata.
A big left from Mata misses.
Mata looks to throw a body kick
and Jokinen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mata lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Jokinen circles away quickly and effectively.
Jokinen throwing a counter right hand but Mata manages to avoid it.
Jokinen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mata.
Mata throws a body punch but Jokinen moves out of range.
Mata throws a hook to the side of Jokinen's head but Jokinen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And Jokinen counters with a quick kick to the body but Mata blocks it.
A jab from Mata finds it's way through Jokinen's defenses.
Jokinen walks into a left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mata scores with a jab to the jaw.
Jokinen closes the distance and clinches up with Mata, looking for a takedown. Jokinen pushes Mata against the cage but Mata circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Jokinen fails with a takedown attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A solid leg kick lands there for Mata.
Ori Jokinen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dado Mata is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Mata scores with a jab to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dado Mata comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Mata 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 Steve Montenegro scores the fight 27:30
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 27:30
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dado Mata!

Dado Mata seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Esko Marttinen (ranked 438 p4p, 56 weight class) and Cholo Van Gaal (ranked 632 p4p, 81 weight class). Marttinen comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Esko Marttinen has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
31
162 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
177 cm
36
158 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Esko Marttinen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Cholo Van Gaal!
The judges for this bout are Chad Campbell, Jonathan Paton and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Marttinen 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.
Marttinen throws a shot from downtown. Van Gaal moves away and avoids it.
Van Gaal leaves Marttinen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Marttinen.
Marttinen throws a chopping leg kick but Van Gaal manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
An inside leg kick from Marttinen misses.
Marttinen moves away from the strike by Van Gaal.
Nice defenses there by Marttinen.
Marttinen throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Van Gaal on the side of the head.
Marttinen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Van Gaal's calf.
Van Gaal throws a big shot that misses.
Marttinen misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Gaal throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Van Gaal looks to land a right hand but Marttinen moved out of range.
Van Gaal takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Marttinen throws a big shot that misses.
Esko Marttinen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed right hand from Van Gaal misses the target.
Van Gaal cracks Marttinen with a good jab.

It looks like Esko Marttinen has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marttinen moves out of range of the strikes.
Marttinen lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Van Gaal at a distance.
Van Gaal lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Marttinen connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Van Gaal's hands.
Van Gaal misses with a looping left.
Marttinen moves out of range of the strikes.
A big right from Marttinen misses.
Marttinen tries a low kick but Van Gaal avoids it.
Van Gaal steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Marttinen.
Van Gaal misses with an uppercut. Marttinen saw that one coming.
Van Gaal looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Van Gaal takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Van Gaal feints and then cracks Marttinen's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Marttinen down.
Van Gaal tries to clinch but Marttinen moves out of range.
Cholo Van Gaal is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Marttinen lands a head shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Marttinen throws a hook but Van Gaal blocks it.
Van Gaal slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Marttinen with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Van Gaal to score with a decent uppercut.
Van Gaal moves away from the strike by Marttinen.
It seemed like Van Gaal was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Van Gaal rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Marttinen counters with a nice kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen moves out of range of the leg kick from Van Gaal.
Van Gaal tries to clinch there but Marttinen circles away.
Van Gaal slaps away a takedown attempt from Marttinen, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Van Gaal wants to counter with a clinch but Marttinen pushes him away.
A big right from Van Gaal misses.
Van Gaal takes a jab right on the kisser.
Van Gaal tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Marttinen manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Van Gaal scores with a jab to the jaw.
Van Gaal misses with a straight left.
Van Gaal thows a left - swing and a miss!
Marttinen lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Marttinen walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Van Gaal checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Van Gaal throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Marttinen misses with a takedown
and Van Gaal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Esko Marttinen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Van Gaal scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Van Gaal avoids the body shot from Marttinen.
Marttinen clobbers Van Gaal with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal tries to close the distance and clinch but Marttinen swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Marttinen lands a leg kick that knocks Van Gaal off balance momentarily.
Marttinen shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Marttinen misses with a low kick.
Marttinen is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Van Gaal.
Van Gaal misses with a hook.
Marttinen staying out of range there.
Marttinen lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Van Gaal throws a nice outside leg kick.
Marttinen doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Van Gaal moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
A solid leg kick lands there for Van Gaal.
Van Gaal pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Van Gaal blocks a head kick by Marttinen.
Van Gaal tries to clinch but Marttinen moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Marttinen tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Marttinen finds it's way through Van Gaal's defenses.
Van Gaal scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Marttinen fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen misses the jab.
Van Gaal fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Marttinen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Van Gaal fails with an attempt to clinch.
Marttinen looks to throw the jab but Van Gaal is out of range.
Marttinen throws a jab but it's blocked by Van Gaal.
It looks like Marttinen has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Marttinen takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Van Gaal throws a jab but it's blocked by Marttinen.
A jab from Van Gaal misses.
Marttinen throwing a counter right hand but Van Gaal manages to avoid it.
Van Gaal connects with a jab.
Marttinen looks to land a left hand but Van Gaal moved out of range nicely.
Marttinen misses with a left hand
and Van Gaal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Van Gaal stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Van Gaal wants it to stay on the feet.
Van Gaal clobbers Marttinen with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Marttinen misses with a left hand
and Van Gaal counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Marttinen is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Van Gaal misses with a hook. Marttinen ducked under it nicely.
Marttinen tries a head kick but it misses.
Marttinen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Van Gaal.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cholo Van Gaal will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Esko Marttinen's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Van Gaal looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Marttinen goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Marttinen lands a jab.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Marttinen lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Van Gaal has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Van Gaal and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Marttinen lands a nice looking body shot.
Van Gaal lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Van Gaal tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Marttinen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Van Gaal.
Van Gaal lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A lazy left from Marttinen finds it's target.
Marttinen scores with a head kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Van Gaal throws an overhand right that lands on Marttinen's shoulder, as Marttinen tries to avoid the shot.
Danga de danga de dang - Van Gaal scores with a four punch combination!
Van Gaal misses with a looping left.
That kick from Marttinen tenderised Van Gaal's leg. Van Gaal is trying to keep his angry face on.
Van Gaal takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A jab from Van Gaal finds it's way through Marttinen's defenses.
Marttinen throws an overhand right that lands on Van Gaal's shoulder, as Van Gaal tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Gaal misses with a straight left.
Van Gaal has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Marttinen.
Marttinen misses the shot to the body.

Marttinen shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Marttinen was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Van Gaal is not content to let Marttinen control the position.
Van Gaal can't do much from the bottom here.
Marttinen trying to control the action but Van Gaal is working from the bottom.
Marttinen controlling the position from side mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Van Gaal felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Marttinen taking a break here but Van Gaal is having none of it and regains half guard.

Marttinen is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Van Gaal has managed to free his arm - good work.
Marttinen trying to pass the guard but Van Gaal defending well.
Marttinen missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Van Gaal can't escape the position.
You get the feeling that Van Gaal really doesn't like being in this position too much.
Van Gaal tries to lock up and control but Marttinen gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Marttinen wants to take Van Gaal's back but he can't do it this time.
Van Gaal is looking to improve his position but Marttinen isn't that keen on the idea.
Marttinen working the ground and pound effectively.

Marttinen is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Van Gaal has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Van Gaal!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Marttinen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Van Gaal not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

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

Marttinen looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Van Gaal passes into half guard.
Marttinen is pressing down on Van Gaal's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Esko Marttinen will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Esko Marttinen's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Marttinen digs a good hook to Van Gaal's body.
Marttinen misses with a takedown
and Van Gaal cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Van Gaal misses with a wild combination.
Van Gaal's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Some bone on bone action there as Marttinen checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Van Gaal takes a swing at Marttinen's ribcage but misses.
Marttinen scores with a jab to the jaw.
Van Gaal throws out a powerful jab.
Van Gaal misses with a wild combination.
Van Gaal lands with a slapping head kick.
Marttinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Van Gaal moves away.
Marttinen tries a low kick but Van Gaal avoids it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Marttinen. That's going to slow Van Gaal down.
Marttinen throws a head kick that misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Marttinen fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Van Gaal is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marttinen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Van Gaal swings for the body but Marttinen moves out of range.
Van Gaal missing with a left hand there. Marttinen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Van Gaal jabbing away but nothing is landing.
It looked like Marttinen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Van Gaal throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Marttinen on the side of the head.
Nice defenses there by Marttinen.
Van Gaal pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Van Gaal displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Marttinen throws out the jab.
Van Gaal wants to counter the offense by Marttinen and move into the clinch position.
Marttinen misses with a straight left.
Van Gaal moves forwards but Marttinen connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Marttinen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Van Gaal lands a head shot.
Van Gaal connects with a crisp jab.
Cholo Van Gaal seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A big left from Van Gaal misses.
Marttinen misses with a left hand
and Van Gaal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Van Gaal gets caught napping as Marttinen dives in and scores a takedown. Van Gaal manages to retain guard.

Van Gaal scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Marttinen looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Van Gaal throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Marttinen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Van Gaal's calf.
Van Gaal scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Van Gaal on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Marttinen throws a head kick that Van Gaal semi-blocks.
Sloppy strikes from Marttinen. Those never looked like landing.
Marttinen checks the leg kick nicely there.
Marttinen throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Van Gaal.
Marttinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Van Gaal moves away.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Marttinen!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Marttinen slips a jab and a cross from Van Gaal.
Marttinen lands with a hook. Van Gaal tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Van Gaal lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Van Gaal moves forwards but Marttinen connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Van Gaal lands a right hook to the body.
Van Gaal blocks the body kick.
Marttinen has a takedown stuffed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Van Gaal throws a lazy right hand but Marttinen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A jab from Van Gaal finds it's way through Marttinen's defenses.
A left lands for Van Gaal.
Van Gaal wants to clinch up but Marttinen keeps it at a distance.
Van Gaal uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Marttinen.
Van Gaal with a nice cross.

Marttinen shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Van Gaal is trying to defend but Marttinen finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.

Marttinen is looking for a kimura but Van Gaal is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Marttinen to get the leverage.
Van Gaal trying to hold on to Marttinen's head to control him but Marttinen postures up.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Van Gaal's head.
Van Gaal is trying is best to control the position here.
Marttinen stops Van Gaal from getting back to his feet.
Van Gaal wants to get back to full guard.
Marttinen throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Marttinen wants to take a breather but Van Gaal is having none of it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Van Gaal is trying to stand back up but Marttinen is controlling him

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Cholo Van Gaal just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Esko Marttinen's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


A jab from Van Gaal does it's job there.
Marttinen misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Marttinen throws a leg kick that is checked

and Van Gaal moves into the clinch.
Marttinen goes for a takedown in the clinch but Van Gaal prevents it.
Van Gaal lands a shoulder strike.
Marttinen misses with the head strike.
Marttinen tries to break free but Van Gaal pushes him back against the cage.
Van Gaal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Marttinen.
Marttinen can't get the takedown.
Still in the clinch, Van Gaal scores with a nice short uppercut.
Van Gaal is trying to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Marttinen looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Marttinen breaks the clinch.
Van Gaal misses with a looping right.
Van Gaal walks into a straight right hand from Marttinen.
Van Gaal moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Gaal uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Marttinen.
Marttinen misses with a looping left.
Marttinen misses with a leg kick
and Van Gaal counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Van Gaal throws a hook but Marttinen avoids it easily.
Marttinen staying out of range there.
Marttinen throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Van Gaal stuns Marttinen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Marttinen has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Van Gaal fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Marttinen manages to avoid it.
Marttinen tries to bum rush Van Gaal with a series of wild strikes but Van Gaal uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Van Gaal wants to clinch.
Marttinen takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
The fighters circling - Van Gaal throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It looked like Marttinen wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Good shot there by Marttinen.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Van Gaal throws a jab but it's blocked by Marttinen.
Marttinen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Van Gaal checks a leg kick nicely.
Van Gaal pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A head kick from Marttinen lands but Van Gaal takes it in his stride.
Van Gaal drops his hands momentarily and Marttinen takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Marttinen jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Van Gaal throws a head kick that misses.
Marttinen misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Van Gaal chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Van Gaal dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Marttinen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Marttinen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Van Gaal throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Van Gaal takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Marttinen pivots, looking for a leg kick but Van Gaal is out of range and Marttinen settles back down.
Van Gaal swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Van Gaal walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Marttinen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Van Gaal waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Marttinen.
Van Gaal's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Marttinen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Van Gaal scrambles back to his feet.
Van Gaal misses with a body kick.
Marttinen slips under a jab.
And Marttinen counters with a quick kick to the body but Van Gaal blocks it.
Van Gaal keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Van Gaal throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Marttinen fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Marttinen lands a leg kick that knocks Van Gaal off balance momentarily.
Van Gaal connects with a nice looking jab.
Marttinen throws a wild body kick that Van Gaal sees coming a mile off.
A nice side step and Van Gaal releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Marttinen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It seemed like Van Gaal was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Van Gaal throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Marttinen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Marttinen misses its target.
Marttinen tries to bum rush Van Gaal with a series of wild strikes but Van Gaal uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head kick misses from Marttinen.
Van Gaal lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Marttinen circles away quickly and effectively.
Marttinen stalks Van Gaal and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Van Gaal's face. Van Gaal staggers backwards, shaken.
Van Gaal misses with a straight left.
Marttinen moves out of range as Van Gaal strikes.
Van Gaal moves to clinch but Marttinen breaks away

and Marttinen counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Van Gaal!
Van Gaal tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Marttinen wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Marttinen thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Van Gaal tries to buck Marttinen off but Marttinen is having none of it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Cholo Van Gaal will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Esko Marttinen's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Van Gaal pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Marttinen lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Marttinen's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Marttinen duly obliges.
Marttinen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Van Gaal with a hook.
Van Gaal waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Marttinen.
Marttinen slips under a jab.
Van Gaal throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A lazy left from Marttinen finds it's target.
Van Gaal scores with a hook.
Marttinen blocks a jab.
Marttinen takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Van Gaal takes one to the side of the head.
Marttinen tries to move into range but Van Gaal moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Marttinen misses with an uppercut. Van Gaal saw that one coming.
Van Gaal tries to counter by closing the distance.
Marttinen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Van Gaal takes one to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marttinen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Marttinen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Van Gaal.
Marttinen tries to bum rush Van Gaal with a series of wild strikes but Van Gaal uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Van Gaal scores with a punch to the head.
Marttinen buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Marttinen scores with a punch to the head.
Van Gaal lands a nice hook to Marttinen's body. Marttinen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Van Gaal moves into range and clinches up with Marttinen.
Marttinen lands an uppercut.
Van Gaal effectively controlling the action here.
Van Gaal has a couple of punches blocked by Marttinen.
Van Gaal blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Marttinen breaks from the clinch.
Marttinen misses with a low kick.
Marttinen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Van Gaal.
Marttinen tries to counter with a takedown but Van Gaal is quick to defend against it.
Marttinen throws a good cross that connects.
Esko Marttinen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Van Gaal walks into a left hand.
Marttinen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Marttinen steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Van Gaal.
Van Gaal lands a jab to the nose.
Van Gaal tests Marttinen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Marttinen slips a jab from Van Gaal.
Marttinen dives in and grabs Van Gaal's left leg, looking for a takedown. Van Gaal pushes down on Marttinen's head and hops out.
Van Gaal waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Marttinen.
Sloppy strikes from Marttinen. Those never looked like landing.
Van Gaal misses with a straight left.
Marttinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Van Gaal was well out of range. Poor timing from Marttinen.
Despite the aggression on Van Gaal's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Van Gaal missing with a left hand there. Marttinen was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
An attempted straight right counter from Marttinen misses the target.
Van Gaal throws the left hand but Marttinen avoids the punch easily.
Van Gaal misses with an uppercut.
Van Gaal throws a big shot that misses.
Marttinen wants to slow Van Gaal down by chopping away at his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Marttinen, right into the meat.
Van Gaal misses with a wild body shot.
Van Gaal slips under a jab.
Van Gaal with a jab.

Marttinen throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Van Gaal tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Marttinen is in Van Gaal's guard.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Van Gaal keeping moving, preventing Marttinen from controlling successfully.
Van Gaal is pulling down on Marttinen's head to control his posture.
Marttinen with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Van Gaal looking to control.
Cholo Van Gaal is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Van Gaal utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen trying to control the position from guard on top but Van Gaal is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Van Gaal is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Marttinen looking to pass the guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Marttinen tests Van Gaal's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Marttinen misses the jab.
Marttinen tries to move into range but Van Gaal moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A punch combination from Van Gaal misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Marttinen shoots in and bounces Van Gaal off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Van Gaal has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Marttinen is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Cholo Van Gaal comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Van Gaal 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 46:49
Judge Joseph Jones scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cholo Van Gaal!

Cholo Van Gaal decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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