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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Max Paddy (ranked 1535 p4p, 194 weight class) and Osiris Egyptian (ranked 1247 p4p, 154 weight class). Max Paddy has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

185 cm
21
170 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
185 cm
23
160 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Max Paddy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Osiris Egyptian!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Andrew Berry and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paddy throws a combination that misses
and Egyptian counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've been hearing reports that Paddy has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Paddy misses with a combination
letting Egyptian counter with a right hand.
Paddy looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Egyptian is fending him off so far but Paddy persists. Nope, Egyptian circles away and we're back to standing.
Paddy chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Egyptian can pounce on him.
Paddy swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Egyptian counter with a right hand.
Paddy tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Egyptian was well out of range. Poor timing from Paddy.
Egyptian throws a leg kick which misses Paddy's front leg but catches the back leg as Paddy tries to avoid it.
Paddy lands a nice shot to the body.
Paddy walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Egyptian enables Paddy to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Egyptian manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paddy stopping the sweep attempt from Egyptian.

Egyptian has his foot on Paddy's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Paddy works his way back into a safe position though.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Paddy accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Egyptian controlling the position.
Paddy preventing the sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Egyptian wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Egyptian wants to sweep but no luck.
Paddy trying to control but Egyptian is working from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Max Paddy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paddy falls off balance throwing a combination
enabling Egyptian to counter with a crisp jab.
Paddy 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.
Egyptian feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Paddy's calf.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Egyptian fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Egyptian getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Egyptian will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Egyptian throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Egyptian.
Paddy changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Paddy throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the liver by Paddy. Beautiful body shot.
Good leg kick by Egyptian there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Paddy checks a low kick from Egyptian.
Paddy ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A telegraphed right hand from Paddy misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paddy takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Egyptian fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paddy has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paddy pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Egyptian avoids the head kick by Paddy.
A little jabbing left from Egyptian on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Paddy throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Egyptian was covering up waiting for the punch and Paddy finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Egyptian tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Paddy trying to control but Egyptian is working from the bottom.
Egyptian has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Paddy has passed into side control.

Paddy 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.

Paddy working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Egyptian is trying to control Paddy's posture but Paddy avoids it.

Paddy is trying to get an arm triangle but Egyptian is defending well.
Egyptian is trying to control Paddy's posture but Paddy avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Osiris Egyptian dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Egyptian avoids the head kick by Paddy.
Paddy closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Egyptian connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
No joy there for Paddy, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A punch lands to the side of Paddy 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Egyptian has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Egyptian jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Paddy throws a right and a left that Egyptian avoids nicely.
Egyptian blocks a head kick by Paddy.
Paddy throws a sloppy head kick and Egyptian moves out of range easily.
Egyptian bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Paddy's head.
Paddy throws a lazy head kick
and Egyptian counters with a stiff right hand.

Paddy is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paddy takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Oh Paddy is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Egyptian blocks a low kick nicely.
Egyptian will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Egyptian feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Paddy sprawling to the canvas! Paddy rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Egyptian finish him?!
Paddy misses with a takedown
and Egyptian counters with a huge left! Paddy is in big trouble! He's backing up but Egyptian isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Paddy from any more damage. A dominating finish by Egyptian!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Osiris Egyptian!
Osiris Egyptian decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
53%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Corey Clark (ranked 1219 p4p, 135 weight class) and Demitrious Johnson (ranked 22186 p4p, 513 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

170 cm
19
150 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
156 cm
27
140 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin

Pit Bull Development

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Corey Clark !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Steven Brown and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Clark stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Clark wants it to stay on the feet.
As Johnson looks to move away, Clark throws a big counter combo but Johnson just gets out of the way.
Clark keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnson.
Clark feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Johnsons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Clark lands with a hook. Johnson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

It looks like Demitrious Johnson has been cut.

Clark shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

Johnson looking for submissions off his back.
Clark lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Clark stalling.
Clark working over Johnson with some ground and pound. Johnson looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Clark lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Clark drops an elbow to the side of Johnson's head.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

Johnson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark is nestled in close to Johnson, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Johnson tries to roll over but Clark keeps him under control.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Clark lands a nice short elbow.
Clark working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Clark works his way into full mount!
Clark cracks Johnson with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.

That has opened up Demitrious Johnson's cut even more.
Clark in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.

Johnson is rocked!

The cut above Demitrious Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Demitrious Johnson's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Corey Clark !
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RATING
35%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Allan Kurma (ranked 1779 p4p, 241 weight class) and Yukimura Gomi (ranked 5984 p4p, 578 weight class). Gomi has chosen Peak Times by Switch as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
19
195 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
185 cm
28
190 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Solid chin

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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 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Allan Kurma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Yukimura Gomi!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Richard Clark and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kurma throws a head kick but Gomi moves out of range.
It seemed like Gomi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gomi avoids a kick to the body.
Kurma with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kurma scores with a kick to the body.
Kurma moves out of range of the leg kick from Gomi.

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

Kurma breaks the clinch.
Kurma fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nice body kick there by Kurma.
Kurma lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gomi throws a wild body kick that Kurma sees coming a mile off.
Kurma throws a head kick that misses.
Kurma tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kurma 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 Gomi has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Gomi and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gomi tries to counter with a clinch but Kurma shakes him off and moves away.
A punch combination from Gomi misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gomi throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Kurma breaks the clinch.
Kurma looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gomi steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kurma. That one must have hurt.
Kurma with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kurma is looking to slow Gomi down with leg kicks.
Kurma scores with a kick to the midsection.
Nice body kick from Kurma.
Gomi looks winded!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kurma.
Kurma thumps Gomi with a low kick.
Kurma thumps Gomi with a low kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kurma throws a leg kick which misses Gomi's front leg but catches the back leg as Gomi tries to avoid it.
Kurma lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kurma.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kurma lands a front kick.
Kurma throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Gomi.
Kurma bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Kurma lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Gomi takes a head kick and keeps coming.
That kick from Kurma tenderised Gomi's leg. Gomi is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gomi's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice body kick from Kurma.
Allan Kurma seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gomi takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kurma lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gomi's sensitive parts.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Kurma.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kurma.
Gomi takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Both fighters circling slowly here as the pace drops. Hopefully one of them does someth.. OOOHHHH!!!! Kurma throws an absolute beast of a head kick! Gomi is done! He's out cold, twisted and contorted up against the cage! Wow!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Allan Kurma!
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FIGHT
RATING
66%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Vilkas Nuutti (ranked 2848 p4p, 342 weight class) and Ayn Rand (ranked 3384 p4p, 402 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

182 cm
20
188 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
190 cm
26
199 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Solid boxing
Very strong
Good takedowns
Brawler
Solid chin

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FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)



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 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Vilkas Nuutti!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ayn Rand!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Sam Margolis and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rand has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Nuutti.

Rand drives through with a takedown into guard.

Rand drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Rand jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Rand stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nuutti swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Rand drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Rand jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Nuutti has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

Rand drops back looking for a leg! Nuutti is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Nuutti manages to kick Rand off! Rand jumps back into Nuutti's guard.

Rand is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nuutti is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

Rand drops back looking for a leg! Nuutti is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Nuutti manages to kick Rand off! Rand jumps back into Nuutti's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rand thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Nuutti is looking to stand up but Rand isn't so interested in that idea.
Nuutti knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Rand on the ground.
Rand looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Rand is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Nuutti has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Rand has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.

Nuutti's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Nuutti throws a head kick but Rand moves out of range.
Rand is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nuutti throws a body kick that misses

and Rand counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Rand.
Nuutti keeping full guard, as Rand tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rand drops back looking for a leg! Nuutti is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Nuutti manages to kick Rand off! Rand jumps back into Nuutti's guard.

Rand drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Rand jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Rand pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nuutti is keeping the position for now.
Rand prevents Nuutti from getting back to his feet.
Rand won't allow Nuutti to sweep him here.
Nuutti wants to stand and escape but Rand is having none of it.

Rand drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Rand jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Rand wants to control from the top but Nuutti keeps moving.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Rand drops back looking for a leg! Nuutti is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Nuutti manages to kick Rand off! Rand jumps back into Nuutti's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Rand drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Nuutti manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Rand has Nuutti in his guard.


Rand is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Nuutti defends well.
Nuutti controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Rand has a closed guard, preventing Nuutti from standing up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rand looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Nuutti wanted to stand there but Rand had control of the position.

Rand looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Nuutti got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rand has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Nuutti has managed to get both his arms back between Rand's legs - danger averted.
Nuutti controlling from the top position.
Nuutti wants to control from the top but Rand keeps moving.

Rand escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Nuutti gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ayn Rand dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Rand takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Nuutti connects with a single shot there.
Nuutti keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
The crowd cheers as Nuutti lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rand doesn't seem phased though.
Nuutti lands with an overhand left.
Nuutti lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

It looks like Ayn Rand has been cut.
Nuutti goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Rand shoots in for a takedown but Nuutti shows good takedown defense.
Nuutti tests Rand's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nuutti pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vilkas Nuutti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rand takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Nuutti moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Nuutti scores with a decent looking hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rand shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Nuutti sprawls well. Nuutti wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Rand gets slowly back to his feet.
Vilkas Nuutti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ayn Rand.
A head kick misses from Nuutti.
Rand takes a kick to the side of the head.
Nuutti pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rand takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Rand is rocked!
Nuutti thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rand feints the counter takedown.

Rand dives in and scores a takedown into Nuutti's guard.
Rand pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nuutti is keeping the position for now.

Rand thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Rand stops Nuutti from standing up.

Rand postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Nuutti is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Rand, into his guard.

Ayn Rand has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Nuutti got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rand has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Nuutti has managed to get both his arms back between Rand's legs - danger averted.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Rand looking for a guillotine here but Nuutti defends easily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:44 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ayn Rand!
A victorious Ayn Rand thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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RATING
50%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Mateusz Biernat (ranked 2350 p4p, 127 weight class) and Freddie Mercury (ranked 1511 p4p, 76 weight class). Biernat comes to the cage accompanied by Someday. Mercury has chosen Imperial March (L.O.D. Rage Mix) as his entrance music. Freddie Mercury has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

177 cm
25
146 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
170 cm
22
135 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big right hand
BJJ Blue Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mateusz Biernat!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Freddie Mercury!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Glass and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Biernat shoots in looking for a takedown but Mercury manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Biernat's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
An inside leg kick lands from Mercury.
A right-left combo lands from Mercury.
Biernat swinging wildly here.
Biernat tries to clinch but Mercury moves out of range.
Mercury throws a counter combo.
Mercury throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Mercury misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mercury scores with a head kick. Biernat tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

Biernat is rocked!
Mercury looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Oh Biernat is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Biernat shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Mercury defends it nicely.
Biernat seems to have got his legs back now.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Biernat tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Mercury defends well and Biernat ends up having to push Mercury into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateusz Biernat. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Biernat fails with the takedown.
Mercury doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Biernat fails with the takedown.

Mercury lands a big head kick that sends Biernat tumbling to the mat! Mercury takes a step backwards and waves Biernat back to his feet - he wants the finish!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mercury misses with the combination.
Biernat seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Mercury misses with a head kick.
Freddie Mercury is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Biernat misses with a takedown attempt - Mercury sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Whack! Mercury lands a heavy head kick that drops Biernat. The ref tackles Mercury to stop the fight - a great save by the referee because Biernat was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Head Kick). Freddie Mercury!
Freddie Mercury bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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72%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Holt Dennis (ranked 1197 p4p, 132 weight class) and Dominick Bruise (ranked 5367 p4p, 409 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

175 cm
23
155 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
173 cm
24
142 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Holt Dennis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dominick Bruise!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Atkins and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Bruise tries to keep at a distance but Dennis has taken the fight into the clinch.

Dennis breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Bruise connects with a nice looking jab.
Dennis tries to clinch up but Bruise circles away and keeps his distance.
Bruise misses with an uppercut.
Bruise looks to score with a jab to the body but Dennis is just out of range.
Dennis appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bruise misses with a double jab.
Bruise lands a nice looking body shot.
Bruise swats away the attempt to clinch by Dennis.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Bruise closes the distance and clinches.
Dennis is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Bruise connects with a knee to the head.

It looks like Holt Dennis has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dennis stalling.
Bruise taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Bruise throws a knee to the head but misses.

Dennis pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Dennis slips a straight right by Bruise.
Bruise waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dennis.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bruise.

Dennis moves into the clinch.
Bruise looking to slow down the pace here.
Bruise tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Bruise misses with a knee strike.
Dennis leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruise trying to land knees to the body.
Bruise missing with knees to the body.
Bruise stalling the fight.
Bruise managing to block the knees to the body from Dennis.

Dennis breaks from the clinch.
Bruise is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dennis darts in trying to clinch
and Bruise counters with a nice uppercut.
Bruise slips a jab and a cross from Dennis.
Bruise looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

Dennis moves into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dennis managing to block the knees to the body from Bruise.
Dennis avoiding damage as Bruise throws knees to the body.
Bruise tries to land a knee to the head but Dennis blocks with his arms.
Dennis on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Bruise keeps control of Dennis as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bruise just leaning against Dennis, taking a breather.

Dennis's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dennis moves away from the strike by Bruise.
Nice shot lands for Bruise.
Bruise throws the left hand but Dennis avoids the punch easily.
Bruise pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dennis fails to land with a series of punches.
A jab from Bruise misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dennis tries to clinch up.
Dennis tries to clinch but Bruise is having none of it.
Bruise lunges at Dennis with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Dennis's hand.

Dennis instigates a clinch.
Bruise stalling against the cage.
Bruise just leaning against Dennis, taking a breather.
Dennis with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Bruise throws a knee to the head but misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bruise will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Dennis up against the cage.
Bruise throws an elbow that misses.
Dennis stalling in the clinch but Bruise improves position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dominick Bruise dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Holt Dennis's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Dennis misses with an uppercut
and Bruise counters with a nice uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bruise. Dennis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dennis tries to clinch but Bruise moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Bruise misses.
Bruise circles away from the clinch attempt.

Bruise closes the distance and pushes Dennis back into the cage.
Bruise pressing his opponent against the cage.
Bruise tries a knee to the head but Dennis blocks it.
Dennis blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bruise with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Bruise is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Dennis is defending well for now.
Bruise has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Bruise escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Bruise connects with a looping right hand.
Holt Dennis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dennis instigates a clinch.
Bruise with an attempt at a knee that misses.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Bruise takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Bruise trying to stall but Dennis improves his position.
Dennis is looking to break free of the clinch but Bruise has double underhooks.
Bruise misses with a knee to the head.
Dennis wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Bruise using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Dennis has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

Dennis pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Dennis clinches up against the cage.
Dennis is looking to break free of the clinch but Bruise has double underhooks.
Bruise tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Dennis avoids it.
Bruise is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Bruise looking to stall.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dennis tries to stall but Bruise uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Bruise using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Dennis has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Bruise misses with an elbow strike.
Dennis avoiding damage.
Bruise looking to throw knees to the head but Dennis is blocking nicely.
Dennis has had enough of the clinch but Bruise keeps him there for the moment.
Bruise dodges an elbow strike from Dennis.
Bruise misses with a knee strike.
Bruise tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Dennis blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Dennis trying to stall but Bruise improves his position.
Bruise misses with a knee to the head.

Dennis breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Dennis misses with a lunging right hand
and Bruise counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Holt Dennis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dennis on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Dennis fails in his attempt to clinch.
Dennis closes the distance but Bruise moves to the side
and Bruise counters with a straight right hand.
A big right from Bruise misses.
Dennis connects with the punch.
Dennis throws a body kick that misses

and Bruise counters with a takedown into side control.
Dennis is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Dennis bucks up and tries to throw Bruise off but instead Bruise has got his back!
Dennis wants to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dennis is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dominick Bruise showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Holt Dennis's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Dennis tries to clinch up.
Dennis tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bruise paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bruise 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.
Dennis gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Bruise counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dennis tries to clinch but Bruise moves away
letting Bruise counter with a right hand.
Dennis misses the shot to the body.
Dennis tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Bruise manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bruise shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Dennis but Dennis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dennis moves out of range of the strikes.
Bruise misses with the combination.
Dennis tries to clinch up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dennis is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bruise swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dennis throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bruise is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dennis.
Bruise jabbing away but nothing is landing.
It looked like Dennis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Dennis fails with an attempt to clinch.
Bruise swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dennis dodges the punch combination from Bruise.
Bruise misses with a looping right.
Dennis moves out of range as Bruise strikes.
Holt Dennis is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dennis moves to clinch but Bruise breaks away
and Bruise counters with a nice uppercut.
Dominick Bruise 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.
Dennis tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Bruise gets tackled into the cage by Dennis. Dennis maintains the clinch.
Bruise displaying some good clinch control by pressing Dennis up against the cage.
Dennis wants to get back to striking at distance but Bruise won't allow it.

Bruise's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dennis steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bruise.

Dennis has managed to clinch.
Bruise misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Dennis.
Dennis has Bruise pushed against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dennis softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bruise misses with a knee strike.
Dominick Bruise seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Bruise keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Dennis's efforts to push away.
Dennis looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Dennis.
Dennis stalling in the clinch.
Dennis taking a breather.
Dennis can't break the clinch.
Bruise's coach down at VEGAS Top Team [$699/week] was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Bruise's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Dennis blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A knee to the head by Bruise.
Bruise blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Dennis is trying to push Bruise away but Bruise has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Bruise misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Dennis.
Dennis is trying to stall.
A knee to the head by Bruise.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bruise leaning against his opponent.
A frustrated look appears on Dennis's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Holt Dennis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Knees in the clinch landing for Bruise.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dominick Bruise comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bruise 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dominick Bruise!
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Derek Pappalardo (ranked 21001 p4p, 734 weight class) and Tiago Franco (ranked 4073 p4p, 450 weight class). Tiago Franco struggled to make weight for this fight. He only made it down to 157.1lbs at the first attempt and had to take the additional two hours to make the official bout weight. Let's see how much it's taken out of him. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
32
167 lbs
13 - 14 - 0
180 cm
22
170 lbs
3 - 8 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Derek Pappalardo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Tiago Franco!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Sam Margolis and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Franco moves into the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pappalardo.
Pappalardo blocking some punches.
Franco's coach down at Big Price MMA was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Franco's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Pappalardo throws a punch but it's blocked by Franco.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pappalardo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Franco lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Franco has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Pappalardo after a bit of a struggle.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pappalardo.
Franco jumps guard but Pappalardo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pappalardo.
Franco wants to take the fight to the mat but Pappalardo manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Derek Pappalardo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tiago Franco.
Pappalardo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Franco backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pappalardo.
Franco tries for a takedown. No joy.
Franco misses with a hook from the clinch.
Pappalardo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Franco breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Franco fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Franco tries for a takedown but Pappalardo circles away easily
letting Pappalardo counter with a right hand.

Franco is rocked!
Franco looks winded!

Pappalardo has Franco up against the cage in a clinch.
Franco is still on wobbly legs! Can Pappalardo finish him?
Pappalardo dips a shoulder and cracks Franco with a mighty uppercut! Franco falls back against the cage and Pappalardo unloads with a barrage of strikes! Franco is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Pappalardo screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:08 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Derek Pappalardo!
Derek Pappalardo bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Shino Kanihara (ranked 6522 p4p, 598 weight class) and Valentino Silfversvanz (ranked 6544 p4p, 600 weight class). Kanihara comes to the cage accompanied by Onlap's "Whispers in my Head". Valentino Silfversvanz has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
26
160 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
178 cm
27
160 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Big heart
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Shino Kanihara!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Valentino Silfversvanz!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Sam Margolis and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kanihara swinging wildly here.

Silfversvanz clinches up with Kanihara and pushes him back against the cage.
Silfversvanz lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Silfversvanz blocks an uppercut.
Silfversvanz tries a body shot but Kanihara blocks it.
Silfversvanz tries a body shot but Kanihara blocks it.
Kanihara is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Silfversvanz is keeping busy.
Silfversvanz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
Kanihara wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Silfversvanz has him pressed against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kanihara tries to break the clinch but Silfversvanz is controlling the position.
Kanihara is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Silfversvanz gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Silfversvanz softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Silfversvanz as the two fighters clinch.
Silfversvanz can't find room to land a body shot as Kanihara controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Silfversvanz.
Kanihara wants a takedown but no success here.
Silfversvanz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Silfversvanz's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A head kick misses from Silfversvanz.

Silfversvanz moves into the clinch.
Silfversvanz softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Silfversvanz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Silfversvanz lands a hook that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Silfversvanz as Kanihara tries to tie him up.
A short right from Silfversvanz on the inside.
Kanihara tries to pull guard but Silfversvanz won't allow it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Shino Kanihara. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz misses with an elbow over the top.
Silfversvanz scores with a shoulder strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kanihara tries to score a body lock takedown but Silfversvanz shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Kanihara wants to break the clinch but can't.
Silfversvanz cracks Kanihara with a nice body shot.
Silfversvanz creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Silfversvanz gets through Kanihara's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Silfversvanz as the two fighters clinch.
Kanihara is breathing heavily.
Silfversvanz lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Silfversvanz slows down the pace here.
Silfversvanz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kanihara is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Silfversvanz is defending well for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kanihara has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A shot in the inside from Silfversvanz.

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

Silfversvanz moves into the clinch successfully.
Silfversvanz prevents the takedown attempt.
Silfversvanz digs a right hand underneath Kanihara's ribcage. Kanihara let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A hook to the body from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a body shot in the clinch.
Silfversvanz missing with knees to the body.

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

Silfversvanz has closed the distance and engaged Kanihara in a clinch.
Silfversvanz keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Kanihara's efforts to push away.
Silfversvanz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
Kanihara blocks an elbow strike from Silfversvanz.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silfversvanz scores with a hook to the body.
A hook to the body from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a hook that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Silfversvanz gets through Kanihara's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Silfversvanz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kanihara or not.
Silfversvanz works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kanihara.
Silfversvanz scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short left from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch in the clinch.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kanihara.
Silfversvanz lands a body shot in the clinch.
Silfversvanz lands an uppercut.
Silfversvanz works on Kanihara's body with a couple of short punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Silfversvanz moves into the clinch successfully.
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Silfversvanz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kanihara or not.
Kanihara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Kanihara is looking to control Silfversvanz's arms but Silfversvanz gets an underhook and turns him. Now Kanihara has his back to the cage.
Still in the clinch, Silfversvanz scores with a nice short uppercut.
Silfversvanz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Silfversvanz has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Silfversvanz breaks from the clinch.

Silfversvanz moves into the clinch successfully.
Kanihara is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Silfversvanz to keep the fight standing.
Silfversvanz gets through Kanihara's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kanihara takes a shot to the head.
Silfversvanz scores with a nice hook to the head.

Kanihara is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Silfversvanz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Oh Kanihara is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Silfversvanz pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Kanihara seems to have got his legs back now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kanihara misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nice body punch from Silfversvanz.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Silfversvanz takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Kanihara wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Silfversvanz has him pressed against the cage.
Silfversvanz scores with a shot to the side of Kanihara's head.
Silfversvanz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Silfversvanz creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kanihara looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Silfversvanz prevents Kanihara from breaking the clinch.
Nice body punch from Silfversvanz - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Silfversvanz avoiding damage.
Kanihara wants to take the fight to the mat but Silfversvanz manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Silfversvanz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Silfversvanz throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Silfversvanz scores with a shot to the side of Kanihara's head.
Kanihara tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Shino Kanihara. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A nice left hand lands by Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz presses Kanihara against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Silfversvanz lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Silfversvanz looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Silfversvanz cracks Kanihara with a nice body shot.
Silfversvanz working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Silfversvanz lands with a right to the head.
Silfversvanz lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz is working Kanihara over against the cage.
Silfversvanz cracks Kanihara with a nice body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Silfversvanz lands a body punch in the clinch.
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Silfversvanz works on Kanihara's body with a couple of short punches.
Silfversvanz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kanihara or not.
Silfversvanz is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Valentino Silfversvanz seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Silfversvanz scores with a nice hook to the head.
Silfversvanz gets through Kanihara's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Silfversvanz breaks the clinch.

Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara up against the cage in a clinch.
Silfversvanz will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Kanihara up against the cage.
Silfversvanz is working Kanihara over against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Silfversvanz.
Kanihara drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Silfversvanz gets the underhooks and prevents it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kanihara's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Silfversvanz scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Silfversvanz scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Silfversvanz lands a body shot.
Silfversvanz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Silfversvanz works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Nice body punch from Silfversvanz.
Kanihara's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Silfversvanz lands a shot to the body.
Silfversvanz stalling the fight.
A short body shot lands from Silfversvanz as the two fighters clinch.
Silfversvanz throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Valentino Silfversvanz showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Kanihara tries to keep at a distance but Silfversvanz has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kanihara wants to take the fight to the mat but Silfversvanz manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
A short right from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
Silfversvanz tries to work over Kanihara's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Silfversvanz.
Nice body punch from Silfversvanz - that landed with a thud.
Silfversvanz is working Kanihara over against the cage.
Silfversvanz lands a nice shot to the body.
Silfversvanz will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Kanihara up against the cage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Kanihara is trying to drag Silfversvanz to the mat but Silfversvanz just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Silfversvanz gets underhooks to prevent Kanihara's takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Shino Kanihara. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Silfversvanz misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz misses with a body punch.
Kanihara is working for takedown but Silfversvanz is calmly controlling the position for now.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Silfversvanz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Silfversvanz.
A short right from Silfversvanz on the inside.
Silfversvanz is leaning against Kanihara and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kanihara on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz digs a right hand underneath Kanihara's ribcage. Kanihara let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right from Silfversvanz on the inside.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Silfversvanz lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Silfversvanz throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaniharas head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Silfversvanz.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Silfversvanz throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Silfversvanz lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz presses Kanihara against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short body shot lands from Silfversvanz as the two fighters clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a nice shot to the body.
Valentino Silfversvanz is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Silfversvanz cracks Kanihara with a nice body shot.
A body shot lands from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz is leaning against Kanihara and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Silfversvanz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Silfversvanz.
A nice right hand lands inside from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silfversvanz is leaning against Kanihara and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Silfversvanz lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kanihara or not.
A right handed body shot lands from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Shino Kanihara has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A short body shot lands from Silfversvanz as the two fighters clinch.
A shot in the inside from Silfversvanz.
Silfversvanz lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kanihara backwards.
Kanihara wants to break the clinch but can't.
Silfversvanz lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Silfversvanz softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kanihara's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Silfversvanz pushes Kanihara back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kanihara jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Silfversvanz walks away with a smile on his face. Kanihara gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Silfversvanz closes the distance and lands a brutal uppercut that knocks Kanihara out! We're looking at the replay now - he was out before he hit the floor!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Valentino Silfversvanz!
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Takeru Kubota (ranked 666 p4p, 34 weight class) and Pekka Pikkarainen (ranked 2509 p4p, 138 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Kubota might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Devilman No Uta. Pikkarainen has chosen Nikopol - City of Victory as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

170 cm
21
140 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
162 cm
20
147 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Takeru Kubota!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pekka Pikkarainen!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Chris Edwards and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kubota scores with a nice body kick.
Pikkarainen throws a body punch but Kubota moves out of range.
A solid body kick from Kubota.
A good leg kick by Kubota.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kubota connects with a solid leg kick.
A solid body kick from Kubota.
Kubota connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pikkarainen tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kubota sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Pikkarainen somewhat.
Kubota comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pikkarainen scores with a nice head shot.
Takeru Kubota seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pikkarainen tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Kubota swivels and escapes.
Kubota looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pikkarainen throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Kubota's waist but Kubota gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Pikkarainen off to one side.
Kubota swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Takeru Kubota has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pekka Pikkarainen.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kubota scores with a push kick.
Kubota scores with a jab to the body.
Pikkarainen throws a body punch but Kubota moves out of range.
A solid body kick from Kubota.

Pikkarainen dives in and scores a takedown into Kubota's guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pikkarainen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pikkarainen trying to control the position from guard on top but Kubota is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pikkarainen works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Kubota keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pikkarainen throwing shots but Kubota is blocking nicely.
Kubota keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pikkarainen trying to control from half guard but Kubota is working away.
Kubota gets back to full guard.
Pikkarainen postures up in Kubota's guard and throws a big left but Kubota blocks it.
Pikkarainen works over Kubota with some ground and pound from guard.

Kubota manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kubota gets underhooks to prevent Pikkarainen's takedown attempt.
Pikkarainen has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Kubota after a bit of a struggle.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kubota creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kubota lands a right hand.
Kubota lands an uppercut.
Kubota lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short body shot lands from Kubota as the two fighters clinch.
Pikkarainen is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Kubota gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Pikkarainen is looking to take this one to the mat.

Kubota's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kubota lands a head kick!
Good standup being displayed there by Kubota as he connects with a hook.
Pikkarainen on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kubota fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pikkarainen has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kubota lands with a straight right. Pikkarainen didn't see that one coming.
No luck for Pikkarainen with that takedown attempt.
A jab from Pikkarainen misses.
Kubota turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Pikkarainen misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A head kick from Kubota lands but Pikkarainen takes it in his stride.
Kubota comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pikkarainen misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Pikkarainen takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Pikkarainen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kubota manages to avoid it.
Kubota is looking to counter with a body kick.
Kubota fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kubota.
Kubota is looking to wear down Pikkarainen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pikkarainen steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kubota. That one must have hurt.
Pikkarainen misses with a body shot.
Kubota dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pikkarainen. That did some damage!
Kubota bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Pikkarainen's head backwards.
Kubota scoring well with a low kick there.
Kubota throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kubota.

Pikkarainen feints and as Kubota raises his hands in defense, Pikkarainen changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pikkarainen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pikkarainen throws a big right hand that misses.
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.
Kubota keeping moving, preventing Pikkarainen from controlling successfully.
Pikkarainen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pikkarainen throws an elbow that misses. Kubota uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Pikkarainen's guard. Nice move by Kubota!

Kubota is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Pikkarainen lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pikkarainen throwing strikes from guard but Kubota blocks nicely.
Pikkarainen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pikkarainen throws a big elbow that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pikkarainen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kubota lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pikkarainen will feel that in the morning.
Pikkarainen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Pikkarainen misses with a wild body shot.
Kubota thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pikkarainen if he has to take too many more of those.
Takeru Kubota is winning the standup battle so far.
Pikkarainen throws a hook but Kubota blocks it.
Good exchange - Kubota coming out on top.
A telegraphed right hand from Pikkarainen misses the target.
Pikkarainen tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kubota defends well and Pikkarainen ends up having to push Kubota into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Pikkarainen takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Pikkarainen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pikkarainen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kubota.
The fighters circling - Pikkarainen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pikkarainen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kubota blocks a jab.
Kubota throws a front kick that sends Pikkarainen stumbling back into the cage.
Kubota connects with an inside leg kick.
Pikkarainen closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kubota circles away.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kubota buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pikkarainen is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kubota.
Pikkarainen shoots in but Kubota avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Takeru Kubota has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pekka Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kubota.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pikkarainen takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kubota looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kubota thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pikkarainen if he has to take too many more of those.
Pikkarainen jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kubota lands with a kick to the ribs.
Pikkarainen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kubota.
Pikkarainen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Pikkarainen drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Kubota is looking for a sweep.
Kubota wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Kubota dodges the ground and pound from Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen throwing shots but missing, from side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kubota parries the strikes from Pikkarainen easily there. Pikkarainen is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Kubota to escape.
Kubota takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen prevents Kubota from escaping the position.
Pikkarainen creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Kubota sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Kubota managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Pikkarainen.
Kubota is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Pikkarainen misses with the ground and pound.
Pikkarainen tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Pekka Pikkarainen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Kubota is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen throws an elbow but Kubota slips to the side and avoids it well.
Pikkarainen working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Pikkarainen misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Pikkarainen happy to just control the position for now.
Pikkarainen trying to control the action but Kubota is working from the bottom.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Pikkarainen in side control, throwing shots but Kubota defends.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pikkarainen wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kubota keeps working.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Kubota is looking to slow Pikkarainen down with leg kicks.
Pikkarainen misses with a wild body shot.
Kubota scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kubota ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kubota tried to counter with a leg kick but Pikkarainen avoided it.
Kubota slips under a jab from Pikkarainen.
Kubota stuffs the takedown attempt from Pikkarainen. Pikkarainen gets slowly back to his feet.
Pikkarainen misses with a hook. Kubota ducked under it nicely.
Both fighters circling a little - Kubota finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Pikkarainen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pikkarainen walks forward, straight into a front kick from Kubota.
Kubota lands a high kick!
A chopping leg kick lands by Kubota.
A jab from Pikkarainen misses.
Kubota jabs Pikkarainen right on the nose. Pikkarainen blinks but takes it well.
Both fighters circling a little - Kubota finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Crunch! Kubota slams his shin into Pikkarainen's torso.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Takeru Kubota dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Pikkarainen dives in and grabs Kubota's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kubota pushes down on Pikkarainen's head and hops out.
Pikkarainen closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kubota circles away.
Pikkarainen shoots for a double leg takedown but Kubota sprawls well. He's pushed Pikkarainen's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Takeru Kubota has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pekka Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Pikkarainen takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Pikkarainen dives in and grabs Kubota's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kubota pushes down on Pikkarainen's head and hops out.
A solid body kick from Kubota.
Pikkarainen shoots in looking for a takedown but Kubota manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Pikkarainen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Pikkarainen misses with a body shot.
Kubota lands a front kick.
Kubota throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Kubota feints and then cracks Pikkarainen's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pikkarainen down.
Kubota throws a nice head kick!
Kubota scores with a spinning back kick!
Kubota is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pikkarainen can do to turn this around?
Pikkarainen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
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 jab lands there for Pikkarainen.
Kubota lands with a kick to the temple. Pikkarainen shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Kubota slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kubota changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kubota uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pikkarainen.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Kubota.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kubota.
Kubota chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pikkarainen takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Pikkarainen throws a hook to the side of Kubota's head but Kubota sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kubota scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pikkarainen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kubota. Kubota obviously looking to wear him down.
Pikkarainen misses with a double jab.
Kubota is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Kubota lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kubota lands a front kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Kubota.
Nice defenses there by Kubota.
Kubota with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Nice defenses there by Kubota.
Kubota slips a jab from Pikkarainen.
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!
Pikkarainen misses with an uppercut.
Pikkarainen blocks a head kick by Kubota.
A lazy left from Kubota finds it's target.
Pikkarainen misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen throws a hook but Kubota avoids it easily.
Kubota throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kubota fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pikkarainen.
Kubota scoring well with a low kick there.
Kubota throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kubota lands a right hook to the body.
Pikkarainen throws a body punch but Kubota moves out of range.
Pikkarainen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kubota ducks under a wild hook from Pikkarainen.
Kubota throws a leg kick which misses Pikkarainen's front leg but catches the back leg as Pikkarainen tries to avoid it.
Pikkarainen steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kubota. That one must have hurt.
Kubota leaves Pikkarainen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A jab lands there for Kubota.
Kubota keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kubota scores with a head kick. Pikkarainen tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Kubota works over Pikkarainen's head and body with a nice combination.
Kubota fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pikkarainen has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kubota turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pikkarainen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kubota lands a nice looking body shot.
Pikkarainen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kubota looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kubota.
Kubota scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kubota throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nice shot by Kubota.
Pikkarainen misses with an uppercut. Kubota saw that one coming.
Kubota defending well as Pikkarainen loads up on a big left hand.
Pikkarainen swings for the body but Kubota moves out of range.
Kubota throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pikkarainen stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kubota uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen swings for the body but Kubota moves out of range.
Kubota lands with a kick to the temple. Pikkarainen shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Pikkarainen walks into a left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kubota turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kubota lands a nice hook to Pikkarainen's body. Pikkarainen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Pikkarainen shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Kubota manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Pikkarainen drops down looking for an ankle pick but Kubota pulls his leg out and moves away.
Kubota lands a head kick!
Pikkarainen lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kubota circles away quickly and effectively.
Pikkarainen 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.
Kubota scores with a head kick. Pikkarainen tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Pikkarainen fails with the takedown.
Kubota ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pikkarainen throws a body shot but no joy.
Kubota half committed to a counter leg kick.
A jab lands there for Kubota.
Kubota throws a quick inside leg kick.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Kubota dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pikkarainen. That did some damage!
Pikkarainen tries to score a power double leg takedown but Kubota sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Pikkarainen somewhat.
Kubota lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Takeru Kubota clearly takes that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Kubota moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pikkarainen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kubota cracks the inside of Pikkarainen's front leg.
Kubota thuds his shin into the meat of Pikkarainen's side.
Pikkarainen throws out a loose jab but Kubota uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pikkarainen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pikkarainen darts in looking for a takedown but Kubota gets double underhooks and turns Pikkarainen into the cage.
Pikkarainen has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Kubota.
An inside leg kick lands from Kubota.
Kubota lands an overhand right.
Kubota connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kubota connects with a solid leg kick.
Pikkarainen just misses with a punch to the body.
Kubota throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Pikkarainen closes the distance and clinches up with Kubota, looking for a takedown. Pikkarainen pushes Kubota against the cage but Kubota circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kubota fakes the leg kick and cracks Pikkarainen in the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pikkarainen is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Pikkarainen misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pikkarainen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kubota moves away.
Pikkarainen takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Pikkarainen is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Kubota connects with a body shot that sends Pikkarainen's belly button to the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pikkarainen 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.
Pikkarainen takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Pikkarainen shoots in looking for a takedown. Kubota tries to sprawl out of it but Pikkarainen keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Kubota manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Takeru Kubota has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pekka Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pikkarainen just misses with a punch to the body.
Pikkarainen takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Pikkarainen drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Kubota is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Pikkarainen throws an elbow that misses. Kubota uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Pikkarainen's guard. Nice move by Kubota!

Pikkarainen looking for a sweep. Not yet Pikkarainen, not yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen being controlled here, momentarily.
Pikkarainen wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Kubota sitting in guard, not really doing much.

Kubota decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Pikkarainen, up you get!
Kubota staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kubota is looking to slow Pikkarainen down with leg kicks.
Pikkarainen misses with a wild body shot.
Kubota throws a leg kick which misses Pikkarainen's front leg but catches the back leg as Pikkarainen tries to avoid it.
Kubota stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Kubota wants it to stay on the feet.
Kubota thuds a left hand into Pikkarainen's body.
Pikkarainen throws a jab when Kubota was well out of range.
Kubota lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kubota buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kubota fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Pikkarainen looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Kubota misses with a few strikes there.
Pikkarainen scores with a jab to the body.
Kubota bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Pikkarainen's head.
Kubota steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pikkarainen.
Kubota lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pikkarainen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kubota moves away.
Kubota swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A slow jab from Pikkarainen misses its intended target.
Kubota blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pikkarainen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kubota chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Pikkarainen.
Kubota scores with a crisp jab that stopped Pikkarainen in his tracks.
Pikkarainen shoots in looking for a takedown but Kubota manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Pikkarainen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kubota lands with a good body shot.
Kubota chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kubota. That's going to slow Pikkarainen down.
Kubota throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Pikkarainen.
Kubota tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice takedown defense from Kubota. No joy for Pikkarainen on that attempt.
Kubota lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kubota scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Pikkarainen has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Pikkarainen fails with the takedown.
Pikkarainen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Takeru Kubota had his way with Pekka Pikkarainen in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


A big right from Pikkarainen misses.
Pikkarainen throws a body punch but Kubota moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kubota.
Kubota wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kubota defending well as Pikkarainen loads up on a big left hand.
Pikkarainen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Kubota is looking to slow Pikkarainen down with leg kicks.
Nice uppercut lands for Kubota. That snapped Pikkarainen's head back.
Pikkarainen dives in and grabs Kubota's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kubota pushes down on Pikkarainen's head and hops out.
Pikkarainen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Pikkarainen tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kubota defends well and Pikkarainen ends up having to push Kubota into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Kubota throws a head kick that half lands.
Jab by Kubota.
Pikkarainen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kubota. Kubota obviously looking to wear him down.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pikkarainen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pikkarainen is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Kubota lands with a right hand.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Kubota.
Kubota throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pikkarainen throws a body shot but no joy.
Pikkarainen walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pikkarainen shoots in but Kubota avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Kubota appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Takeru Kubota has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pekka Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kubota thuds his shin into the meat of Pikkarainen's side.
Pikkarainen fails with a takedown attempt.
Kubota throws a good cross that connects.
Kubota avoids the body shot from Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pikkarainen sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kubota fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kubota feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Pikkarainen's calf.
Pikkarainen misses with a wild body shot.
Pikkarainen has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Kubota.
Pekka Pikkarainen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kubota.
Kubota lands a front kick.
Kubota lands a leg kick that knocks Pikkarainen off balance momentarily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kubota moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A good leg kick by Kubota.
Kubota lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pikkarainen shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Kubota but Kubota pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Kubota thinks about countering with a body kick.
Pikkarainen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kubota can pounce on him.
Kubota stuffs the takedown attempt from Pikkarainen. Pikkarainen gets slowly back to his feet.
Pikkarainen just misses with a punch to the body.
Kubota lands a front kick.
Kubota connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pikkarainen on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pikkarainen walks forward, straight into a front kick from Kubota.
Pikkarainen is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kubota sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Pikkarainen tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Kubota swivels and escapes.
Pikkarainen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kubota dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pikkarainen. That did some damage!
Kubota lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kubota avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kubota.
Kubota throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Kubota lands with a slapping head kick.
Pikkarainen takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kubota uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pikkarainen.
Kubota scores with a leg kick.
Kubota keeps Pikkarainen at a distance using the push kick.
Kubota fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pikkarainen has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pikkarainen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kubota throws a head kick that Pikkarainen semi-blocks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pikkarainen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pikkarainen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kubota was well out of range. Poor timing from Pikkarainen.
Pikkarainen jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kubota lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Pikkarainen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A big right from Pikkarainen misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kubota thuds a left hand into Pikkarainen's body.
Kubota scores with a kick to the body.
Kubota throws a good cross that connects.
Kubota darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kubota turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Crunch! Kubota slams his shin into Pikkarainen's torso.
Pikkarainen throws a body shot but no joy.
Kubota lands a leg kick that knocks Pikkarainen off balance momentarily.
Pikkarainen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kubota.
Kubota takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Pikkarainen takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Pikkarainen fails with a takedown attempt.
Kubota displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pikkarainen throws out the jab.
Takeru Kubota is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kubota changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kubota jabs Pikkarainen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kubota scores with a leg kick.
Pikkarainen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

And that's the end of the fight!
Takeru Kubota showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Kubota, 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 50:45
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Takeru Kubota!

Takeru Kubota retains his bantamweight title!
Takeru Kubota decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Elgin Turner (ranked 682 p4p, 85 weight class) and Edvard Grieg (ranked 1644 p4p, 206 weight class). Turner comes to the cage accompanied by wu-tang clan - da mystery of chessboxin'. Edvard Grieg has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

176 cm
23
163 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
167 cm
23
165 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Pit Bull Development

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Elgin Turner!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Edvard Grieg!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Paul Tew and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grieg avoids the body shot from Turner.
Grieg lands a head kick!

It looks like Elgin Turner has been cut.
Turner throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Turner scores with a jab to the head.
Elgin Turner seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Turner on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Grieg. Grieg obviously looking to wear him down.
Turner misses with a wild body shot.
Grieg looks to land a combination. Turner sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Turner dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Turner stuffs the takedown.
Turner ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grieg moves away.
We've been hearing reports that Turner has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Grieg ducks under a wild hook from Turner.
Grieg takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Grieg takes a jab right on the kisser.
Turner keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turner thows a left - swing and a miss!
Turner lands a right hook to the body.
Turner throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Grieg is looking to land body kicks.

Grieg forces Turner back against the cage and clinches.
Turner misses with a body punch.
Turner lands with a light punch inside.
Grieg doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Turner swings wildly with an uppercut but Grieg uses good head movement to avoid it.
Turner doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Turner works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Grieg working aggressively here.
Grieg blocks a body shot from Turner.
Grieg blocks a body shot from Turner.
Nice body punch from Turner.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Turner.
Turner works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Grieg misses with a hook to the ribs.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turner scores with a jab to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Turner lands a jab to the nose.
Grieg takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Turner. Grieg does a little dance to reset his feet.
Grieg with a lazy takedown attempt
and Turner counters with a nice uppercut.
Turner comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Turner connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Grieg uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Turner.
Grieg uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Turner.
Turner fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Grieg on the side of the head.
Turner thows a left - swing and a miss!
Grieg counters with a body kick.
Turner is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Grieg throws out a leg kick but Turner moves out of range and Grieg only half commits.
Grieg avoids the body shot from Turner.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grieg avoids the body shot from Turner.
Turner misses with a lunging right hand
and Grieg counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Decent striking displayed by Turner there.
That kick from Turner tenderised Grieg's leg. Grieg is trying to keep his angry face on.
Grieg throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Turner swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Turner uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Grieg.
Grieg throws a sloppy head kick and Turner moves out of range easily.
Turner was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Elgin Turner is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Grieg throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Turner slaps away a takedown attempt from Grieg, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Elgin Turner has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Edvard Grieg.
Turner scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Turner throws a poor cross that misses
and Grieg cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Turner wants to clinch
and Grieg counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Turner thinking.
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!
Grieg misses the shot to the body.
Turner sizes up Grieg with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Turner swings for the body but Grieg moves out of range.
Turner throws a hook but Grieg blocks it.
Grieg is trying to counter with his kicks.
Turner looks to score with a jab to the body but Grieg is just out of range.
Turner swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Grieg lands a head shot.
Turner misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Grieg.
Grieg lands a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Turner connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A jab from Grieg does it's job there.
Grieg ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Turner moves away.
Turner misses the shot to the body.
Turner throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Turner scores with the left hand. Grieg knows he should have avoided that one.
Grieg wants to clinch up but Turner keeps it at a distance.
Turner swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Grieg throws a head kick that misses.
Turner swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot by Turner.

Turner cracks Grieg with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Turner has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Grieg to stand back up!

Grieg is rocked!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Turner drops Grieg with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Grieg! Turner dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Elgin Turner!
Elgin Turner retains his lightweight title!
Elgin Turner decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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