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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Montavious Jordan (ranked 6157 p4p, 676 weight class) and Aapo Kukkanen (ranked 6159 p4p, 677 weight class). Aapo Kukkanen will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

183 cm
21
213 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
210 cm
22
215 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid Muay Thai
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Montavious Jordan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Aapo Kukkanen!
The judges for this bout are Ben Hemmingworth, Chris Dean and Ron Honeybunn.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kukkanen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jordan tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Kukkanen manages to circle out of the way.

Jordan forces Kukkanen back against the cage and clinches.
Jordan fails to pull the fight into his guard.

Jordan successfully pulls guard.

Jordan has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Kukkanen should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Jordan has tightened it up now! Kukkanen should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Montavious Jordan!
A relieved looking Montavious Jordan thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kevin Durant (ranked 2505 p4p, 360 weight class) and Gamzat Gamzatov (ranked 3556 p4p, 485 weight class). Durant comes to the cage accompanied by Metallica - Enter Sandman. Gamzatov has chosen Entrance Song as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

208 cm
20
215 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
188 cm
20
203 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Decent wrestler
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Kevin Durant!
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, Gamzat Gamzatov!
The judges for this bout are Ben Hemmingworth, Winston Howard and Bruno Hogan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gamzatov defending well as Durant loads up on a big left hand.
Gamzatov misses with a takedown
and Durant counters with a nice uppercut.
Durant throws an overhand right that lands on Gamzatov's shoulder, as Gamzatov tries to avoid the shot.
Durant tries to close the distance and clinch up but Gamzatov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Durant tries to bum rush Gamzatov with a series of wild strikes but Gamzatov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Gamzatov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Gamzatov fails with the takedown
letting Durant counter with a right hand.
Kevin Durant has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gamzat Gamzatov.
Gamzatov tries for a takedown but Durant circles away easily
and Durant counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Durant lands.
Gamzatov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Durant as he jumps to the side.
Durant jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gamzatov misses with a takedown attempt - Durant sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Durant was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gamzatov tries for a takedown but Durant circles away easily

and Durant counters with a crisp right hand that drops Gamzatov! Durant lets Gamzatov back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Gamzatov is rocked!

Durant gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Durant doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A bit of stalling here from Durant.
Gamzatov wants to take the fight to the mat but Durant manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Durant really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Durant dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Durant makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Durant stalling the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durant struggles to land a body shot inside as Gamzatov controls his hands.
Durant is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Durant lands a left hand.
Durant tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Durant tries to throw a body punch but Gamzatov avoids it by throwing Durant back against the cage.
Gamzatov goes for a takedown in the clinch but Durant prevents it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Durant.
Gamzatov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Durant tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Durant lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Durant gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Gamzatov.
Durant lands a hook to the side of the head.
Durant works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Durant lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gamzatov backwards.

Durant's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Gamzatov fails with the takedown
and Durant counters with a nice uppercut.
Gamzatov fails to land the takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gamzatov with a poor takedown
and Durant counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gamzatov is still on wobbly legs! Can Durant finish him?
Gamzatov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Durant counters with a big left hand that crumples Gamzatov! He was out before he hit the floor! Brutal knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:16 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kevin Durant!
During a confident post fight interview, Kevin Durant thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Alexis Anderson (ranked 1626 p4p, 193 weight class) and Mickey Diaz (ranked 3115 p4p, 331 weight class). Anderson's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Pony. Diaz comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Coming For You, by The Offspring kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Mickey Diaz has the eye of the tiger tonight.

177 cm
27
190 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
185 cm
27
185 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Knockout power

IniTech Nutrition
Pit Bull Development

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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 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Alexis Anderson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Mickey Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Topper Green, Hugh Johnson and Winston Howard.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Diaz moves into the clinch successfully.
Diaz jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Anderson walks away with a smile on his face. Diaz gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Diaz throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Anderson.
Anderson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Anderson lands with an overhand left.

Diaz gets a clinch.
Diaz blocks the elbow strike.

Anderson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diaz tries to clinch up but Anderson circles away and keeps his distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Diaz looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Anderson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diaz.
Anderson staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Diaz drives through and clinches with Anderson against the cage.
Diaz tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Diaz jumps guard but Anderson stands there with Diaz around his waist. Diaz gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Alexis Anderson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mickey Diaz.
Anderson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A shot in the inside from Anderson.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Anderson breaks the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Anderson gets tackled into the cage by Diaz. Diaz maintains the clinch.
A short uppercut from Anderson.
Diaz jumps guard but Anderson turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Anderson lands an uppercut.
A short right from Anderson.
A short left from Anderson.
Anderson works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Diaz fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Diaz tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Anderson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Diaz fails to pull the fight into his guard.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Anderson.
Diaz looks winded!
Anderson cracks Diaz with a nice body shot.
Anderson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Anderson lands a left hand.
A short right from Anderson.
A shot in the inside from Anderson.

Diaz is rocked!
Anderson is pushing Diaz up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Diaz ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Diaz no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Anderson is stalling in the full guard.
Anderson trying to control but Diaz is working from the bottom.
Anderson is really struggling to control Diaz but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Anderson stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diaz swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Diaz escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Anderson gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Anderson is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at 3Band MMA ($700/week) that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Anderson controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diaz is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Anderson defends well.
Diaz being controlled here, momentarily.
Diaz keeping moving, preventing Anderson from controlling successfully.
Anderson is fighting to break Diaz's control of his arms but Diaz is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Diaz keeping moving, preventing Anderson from controlling successfully.
Anderson won't allow Diaz to sweep him here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Diaz keeping moving, preventing Anderson from controlling successfully.
Anderson sitting in guard here, content to control.
Anderson trying to control the position from guard on top but Diaz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Anderson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diaz.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Good body shot from Anderson.
Diaz tries to pull guard but Anderson forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Anderson gets a clinch.
Diaz tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Anderson just stands there and leans against the cage.
A body shot lands from Anderson.
Anderson cracks Diaz with a nice body shot.
Anderson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Anderson.
Anderson scores with a hook to the body.
Anderson is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A short uppercut from Anderson.
Diaz fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Diaz blocks an elbow strike from Anderson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz tries to pull guard but Anderson holds him up against the cage and eventually Diaz drops back down to his feet.
Alexis Anderson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mickey Diaz.
Anderson lands a shot to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Anderson.
Anderson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Diaz is breathing heavily.
Anderson lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Diaz or not.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anderson misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Diaz.
Anderson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Anderson lands a nice uppercut.
Anderson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Anderson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diaz backwards.
Diaz is still on wobbly legs! Can Anderson finish him?
Anderson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Diaz can do to turn this around?
Anderson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Anderson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Diaz avoids it.
Anderson is working Diaz over against the cage.
Anderson lands a body shot.

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

Anderson gets a clinch.
Diaz seems to have recovered his senses.
A right handed body shot lands from Anderson.
Alexis Anderson has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A body shot lands from Anderson.

Anderson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diaz fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Anderson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Diaz backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anderson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Stalling in the clinch from Anderson.
Anderson pushes Diaz back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Anderson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Anderson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Anderson fakes the body blow, causing Diaz to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Diaz goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Alexis Anderson!
A very excited looking Alexis Anderson made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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RATING
51%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Big Asznee (ranked 1499 p4p, 177 weight class) and TJ Goodard (ranked 2655 p4p, 288 weight class). Asznee comes to the cage accompanied by The Game. Goodard is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rise of the Titans by-DIMMU BORGIR. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

150 cm
27
185 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
182 cm
28
184 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Solid chin

Forge Clothing Co.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Big Asznee!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, TJ Goodard!
The judges for this bout are Steve Erwin, Ben Hemmingworth and John Mangel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Goodard manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Asznee on his heels. He'll look to pass Asznee's guard now, I'm sure.
Goodard loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

Asznee escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Goodard gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Asznee looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Asznee preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Goodard working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Goodard won't allow Asznee to sweep him here.
Goodard scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Goodard wants to control from the top but Asznee keeps moving.
Goodard won't allow Asznee to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goodard makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Goodard really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Asznee. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Goodard postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Goodard won't allow Asznee to sweep him here.
Goodard throws a strike but Asznee rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Asznee landing with the ground and pound.
Asznee advances to half guard.

Asznee is looking for a kimura here.

Goodard actively working from the bottom here.
Asznee throwing shots but Goodard is blocking nicely.
Asznee is trying to control the action in half guard but Goodard is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Goodard holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Goodard strikes from the bottom but Asznee uses the opportunity to move to side control.
Goodard is looking to reverse the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asznee moves into full mount!
Goodard bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!

Asznee looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Goodard trying to control the position from guard on top but Asznee is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Goodard must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Goodard missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
My spies in BIGISLAND BIGGUNS WARRIOR TRAINING inform me that Goodard has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Asznee lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Goodard pulls Asznee in close to prevent any damage.
Asznee makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Goodard looking to control.
Asznee wants to control from the top but Goodard keeps moving.
Goodard is trying to control the position but Asznee postures up.
Asznee might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Asznee advances position into side control!
Goodard regains half guard.

Asznee seems to be working for a kimura but Goodard defends the submission attempt.
Asznee is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Goodard is staying active underneath Asznee, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Asznee stops Goodard from getting back to his feet.

Asznee is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Goodard defends it well.
Asznee is looking to take a break and control but Goodard is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Asznee passes to side control.
Asznee throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Goodard is trying to control Asznee's posture but Asznee avoids it.
Asznee wants to control but Goodard is keeping him busy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goodard is trying to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Goodard bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Asznee is trying to get back to half guard.
Goodard works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Goodard creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Asznee takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Goodard working away.
Asznee is not content to let Goodard control the position.
Asznee regains half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Asznee gets full guard.
Asznee seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Goodard wants to control from the top but Asznee keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Goodard in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Goodard throws a big elbow that misses.
Asznee tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Asznee is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Goodard defends well.
Goodard content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Asznee tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Asznee had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Goodard defends it easily.
Goodard stopping the sweep attempt from Asznee.
Goodard is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Goodard trying to control but Asznee is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asznee looking to control.
Asznee looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Goodard postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Asznee not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Goodard throwing strikes but missing.
Goodard working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Goodard makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Asznee looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Goodard pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Asznee is keeping the position for now.
Goodard postures up and lands a big shot to Asznee's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Goodard is in close to Asznee's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Goodard scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Asznee has momentary wrist control but Goodard slips an elbow through the middle.
Asznee doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Asznee looking to control.
Goodard working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Asznee is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Goodard preventing the sweep.
Goodard trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Asznee looking to hit a scissor sweep but Goodard is one step ahead there.
Goodard scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Goodard sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Asznee's guard.
Asznee slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Asznee is looking for a triangle but Goodard pushes his legs off easily.
Goodard is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Goodard lands a couple of digs.
Goodard distracts Asznee with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Goodard preventing the sweep.
Asznee is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goodard distracts Asznee with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Goodard with a flurry of punches that miss.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

TJ Goodard showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Asznee fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Asznee is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Asznee shoots for a double leg takedown but Goodard sprawls well. He's pushed Asznee's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Big Asznee seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Goodard drives through with a takedown into Asznee's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Goodard trying to control the position from guard on top but Asznee is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Goodard postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Goodard working some strikes from top position.
Goodard lands a couple of decent looking shots.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Asznee looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Goodard landing some decent shots from guard.
Goodard chips away with some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Asznee is on top in guard.

Goodard keeping moving, preventing Asznee from controlling successfully.
TJ Goodard has got the better of the ground game so far.
Goodard lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Goodard throws a big right hand that misses.
Asznee avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Goodard is working Asznee over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Goodard throwing strikes but missing.
Asznee wants to sweep but no luck.
Goodard trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Goodard preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Goodard lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Goodard postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Goodard throws a big right hand that misses.
Goodard stands up over Asznee, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Goodard is looking to work some ground and pound but Asznee has wrist control.
Goodard with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Asznee looking for a guillotine here but Goodard defends easily.
Asznee is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Asznee is working hard here to advance position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Asznee looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Goodard trying to control the position from guard on top but Asznee is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Goodard's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Asznee wants to get back to his feet but Goodard is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Asznee looking to hit a scissor sweep but Goodard is one step ahead there.
Goodard working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Asznee's head.
Goodard scoring with punches to the head and body.
Goodard keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Asznee's head.
Asznee is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Goodard in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Goodard has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Goodard makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Asznee keeping moving, preventing Goodard from controlling successfully.

Goodard avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Goodard is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Goodard content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Asznee bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Goodard's guard.


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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steve Erwin scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ben Hemmingworth scores the fight 28:29
Judge John Mangel scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... TJ Goodard!

As TJ Goodard got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Sometimes I even surprise myself I didn't expect to win TBH BUT I'm ecstatic I did!!!'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ivashin Dmitrievich (ranked 1451 p4p, 229 weight class) and Costa Ioannou (ranked 3249 p4p, 445 weight class). Ivashin Dmitrievich has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

195 cm
21
225 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
188 cm
21
210 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ivashin Dmitrievich!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Costa Ioannou!
The judges for this bout are Topper Green, Hugh Johnson and Ben Watson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ioannou's corner calls for a 1-2. Ioannou obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Dmitrievich leaves Ioannou with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Dmitrievich misses the target.
Dmitrievich misses with a looping right.
Dmitrievich is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Dmitrievich. That snapped Ioannou's head back.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Ioannou.
Dmitrievich swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

Ioannou fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Dmitrievich to the ground. Ioannou is now in Dmitrievich's guard.
Ioannou pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Dmitrievich is keeping the position for now.
Dmitrievich wants to stand and escape but Ioannou is having none of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ioannou tries to free his leg and advance position but Dmitrievich is retaining full guard.
Dmitrievich keeping moving, preventing Ioannou from controlling successfully.
Dmitrievich wants to stand up but Ioannou is controlling him.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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


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

Dmitrievich stands up from guard. Let's bang!

Ioannou feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Ioannou tries to free his leg and advance position but Dmitrievich is retaining full guard.
Ioannou prevents Dmitrievich from getting back to his feet.

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


Dmitrievich stands up and beckons Ioannou to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dmitrievich throws a jab but it's blocked by Ioannou.
Ioannou tries for a takedown but Dmitrievich sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Ivashin Dmitrievich has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Costa Ioannou.
Dmitrievich throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ioannou chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Dmitrievich can pounce on him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Ioannou scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Dmitrievich is looking to escape.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Ioannou maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Dmitrievich could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Ioannou has cracked it and Dmitrievich is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Ioannou!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Costa Ioannou!
A very excited looking Costa Ioannou made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Iso Paa (ranked 871 p4p, 105 weight class) and Ciro Di Marzio (ranked 925 p4p, 110 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.

180 cm
20
190 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
180 cm
28
195 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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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 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Iso Paa!
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 Hilo, Ciro Di Marzio!
The judges for this bout are Skip Squint, Ron Honeybunn and Francis DeMontford.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Marzio throws a hook but Paa blocks it.
Paa lands with a good body shot.
Paa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paa is looking to land body kicks.
Marzio unleashes a big counter combination but Paa bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Marzio defending well as Paa loads up on a big left hand.
Marzio walks into a left hand.

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

Marzio is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Marzio looks to score with a jab to the body but Paa is just out of range.
Marzio is still on wobbly legs! Can Paa finish him?
Paa throws an uppercut from hell that sends Marzio clean off his feet! He's out cold! Paa stands back and admires his work as he thinks about that KO of the night award that is surely being wrapped up for him back stage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Iso Paa!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dai Zexi (ranked 1091 p4p, 161 weight class) and Mohsin Zaidi (ranked 1205 p4p, 185 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

175 cm
21
220 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
187 cm
21
220 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dai Zexi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mohsin Zaidi!
The judges for this bout are Ben Hemmingworth, Chris Dean and Eliza Hachem.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Zexi takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Mohsin Zaidi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Zaidi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Zaidi thuds a left hand into Zexi's body.
Zexi shoots in for a double leg but Zaidi sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Zexi scores with a nice right hand.
Zaidi jabs Zexi to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Zaidi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Zexi was well out of range. Poor timing from Zaidi.
No luck for Zexi with that takedown attempt.
Zaidi fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Zaidi misses with a body shot.

Zexi drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Zexi is fighting to break Zaidi's control of his arms but Zaidi is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Zexi 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.
Zexi is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Zexi landing with the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zexi with a flurry of punches that miss.
Zexi wants to control from the top but Zaidi keeps moving.
Zexi postures up in Zaidi's guard and throws a big left but Zaidi blocks it.

Zaidi looking for a guillotine here but Zexi defends easily.
Zexi throwing strikes from guard but Zaidi blocks nicely.
Zexi working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Zexi connects with a couple of short punches.

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

Zaidi working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Zexi doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Zexi manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zaidi keeping moving, preventing Zexi from controlling successfully.
Zexi working some strikes from top position.
Zexi is pushing down on Zaidi's leg trying to pass to half guard. Zaidi is fighting to maintain full guard but Zexi has managed to sneak the leg through.

Zaidi is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Zexi pulls his head out easily.
Zaidi taking some punishment here, with Zexi in his half guard.
Zexi trying to control the action but Zaidi is working from the bottom.
Zaidi wants to improve his position but Zexi is controlling well.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zaidi throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Zexi prevents Zaidi from improving his position.
Zexi stalling.
Zexi is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Zaidi moves into full guard.
Zexi works over Zaidi with some ground and pound from guard.
Zaidi is trying to keep Zexi in close.

Zaidi throws his legs up looking for a submission but Zexi uses it to pass to side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zaidi is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ground and pound from Zexi.
Zexi is nestled in close to Zaidi, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

It looks like Mohsin Zaidi has been cut.
Zaidi is not content to let Zexi control the position.
Zaidi is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Zaidi is not content to let Zexi control the position.

Zexi is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Ground and pound from Zexi.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Zaidi is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dai Zexi dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Mohsin Zaidi's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Zexi misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Zexi fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Zaidi pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Zaidi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Zexi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Zaidi avoids the body shot from Zexi.
Zexi throws a body punch but Zaidi moves out of range.
Zexi moves out of range as Zaidi strikes.
It looked like Zexi was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Zaidi.
Zexi fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dai Zexi. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zexi swings for the body but Zaidi moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Zaidi. Beautiful body shot.
Zexi misses with a hook. Zaidi ducked under it nicely.
Zaidi has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Zexi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Zaidi can do to turn this around?
A looping hook to the body misses from Zaidi. Zexi does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Zaidi is looking to clinch.
Zexi has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Zaidi.
Zexi shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Zaidi but Zaidi pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Zaidi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Zexi doesn't seem bothered though.
Zexi darts in looking for a takedown but Zaidi gets double underhooks and turns Zexi into the cage.
Zexi darts in looking for a takedown but Zaidi gets double underhooks and turns Zexi into the cage.
Zexi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Zaidi manages to avoid it.
Zexi swings for the body but Zaidi moves out of range.
Zexi tries to clinch there but Zaidi circles away.

Zexi drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Zexi trying to control but Zaidi is working from the bottom.
Zaidi tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Zaidi working for a triangle but Zexi defends it easily.
Zexi might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zaidi keeping moving, preventing Zexi from controlling successfully.
Zaidi wants to sweep here but Zexi controlling him for the moment.
Zexi cracks Zaidi with a solid left hand.
Zexi won't allow Zaidi to sweep him here.
Zaidi is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

Zaidi working for a triangle but Zexi defends it easily.
Zexi lands a couple of decent looking shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zaidi wants to sweep but no luck.
Zexi trying to control the position from guard on top but Zaidi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Zexi slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Zexi trying to control the position from guard on top but Zaidi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Zaidi wants to hit a switch here but Zexi passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Zaidi there!
Zaidi is wriggling around trying to escape.
Zexi scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Zexi lands a nice shot to the head.

Zaidi is rocked!

The cut above Mohsin Zaidi's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zexi controlling from the full mount.
Zaidi is still in real trouble! Can Zexi finish him?
Zexi lands a big elbow - Zaidi is in trouble! More strikes from the mount and Zaidi is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:23 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Dai Zexi!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Pablo Spezziale (ranked 810 p4p, 132 weight class) and Bann Harrow (ranked 1018 p4p, 155 weight class). Spezziale comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

200 cm
21
209 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
191 cm
21
213 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Pablo Spezziale!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bann Harrow!
The judges for this bout are Chris Dean, Darius Henderson and Francis DeMontford.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Spezziale misses with a looping left.
Spezziale throws a jab but it's blocked by Harrow.
Spezziale circles away from the clinch attempt.
Harrow on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Spezziale checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Spezziale waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Harrow.
Spezziale throws a good cross that connects.
Spezziale 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.
Harrow steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Spezziale.
It seemed like Harrow was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Spezziale throws a body punch but Harrow moves out of range.
Harrow throws out a counter right but Spezziale avoids it with no problem.
Spezziale throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harrow moves away from the strike by Spezziale.
Spezziale swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Harrow counters with a stiff right hand.
Spezziale catches Harrow with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Left hook, right uppercut from Harrow.
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!
Spezziale throws out a loose jab but Harrow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harrow feints a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harrow displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Spezziale throws out the jab.
Harrow throws out a counter right but Spezziale avoids it with no problem.
Spezziale throws a hook to the side of Harrow's head but Harrow sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Spezziale cracks a nice hook into Harrow's ribs.
Spezziale throws a shot from downtown. Harrow moves away and avoids it.
Spezziale swings widly with a right hand
and Harrow counters with a nice uppercut.
Spezziale misses with a combination
and Harrow counters with an outside leg kick.
Spezziale takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Spezziale thuds a left hand into Harrow's body.
Spezziale misses the jab.
A nice combination there by Spezziale.
Spezziale throws a looping overhand right but Harrow ducks down to avoid it.
Harrow blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Spezziale throws a left and a right that both miss
and Harrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harrow moves out of range of the strikes.
Spezziale scores with a jab.
Harrow doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Spezziale looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Harrow staying out of range there.
Harrow looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Spezziale pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Spezziale swings for the body but Harrow moves out of range.
Harrow replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Spezziale blocks it well.
Spezziale throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Harrow misses with a looping left.
A big right from Spezziale misses.
Pablo Spezziale seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harrow throws a body shot but no joy.
Spezziale sizes up Harrow with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harrow misses with a straight left.
A shot to the body from Spezziale misses
and Harrow counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Harrow moves away from the strike by Spezziale.
Harrow uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Spezziale.
Spezziale throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Harrow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Harrow throws a lazy right hand but Spezziale sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harrow slips a jab from Spezziale.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Harrow! But no joy.
Spezziale lands a two punch combo.
A jab from Spezziale does it's job there.
Spezziale throws a nice looking combination but Harrow bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Spezziale misses with a hook
and Harrow counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Harrow avoids a punch combination nicely.
Harrow tries a quick counter leg kick but Spezziale is wise to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Spezziale swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Harrow looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Spezziale keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Harrow slips under a jab from Spezziale.
Spezziale misses with the combination.
Harrow unleashes a big counter combination but Spezziale bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Harrow scores with a leg kick.
Harrow takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Spezziale waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Harrow.
Harrow feints a counter leg kick.
Spezziale throws a series of punches but Harrow avoids them all with ease.
Harrow throws out a counter right but Spezziale avoids it with no problem.
Spezziale throws a big shot that misses.
Spezziale ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Spezziale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Harrow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Spezziale connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Harrow's hands.
Spezziale rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Spezziale displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Spezziale avoids the head kick by Harrow.
An attempted straight right counter from Spezziale misses the target.
Spezziale connects with a right hand. Harrow shakes it off.
Spezziale lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harrow circles away quickly and effectively.
Harrow avoids the body shot from Spezziale.
Spezziale listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Harrow takes a jab right on the kisser.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harrow bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Harrow takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spezziale tries to bum rush Harrow with a series of wild strikes but Harrow uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Spezziale backing away here, and Harrow unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Spezziale misses with a lunging right hand
and Harrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Spezziale throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Harrow counters with a stiff right hand.
Spezziale misses with a lunging right hand
and Harrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harrow misses with a kick to the body.
Spezziale loads up on a big right hand but Harrow slips the punch.
Harrow looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Spezziale misses with a left hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Spezziale throws a looping overhand right but Harrow ducks down to avoid it.
Spezziale walks into a jab.
Harrow bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Spezziale rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Harrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harrow displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Spezziale throws out the jab.
Harrow feints a counter leg kick.
Spezziale misses with a right hand
enabling Harrow to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harrow throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Harrow uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Spezziale.
Spezziale takes a swing at Harrow's ribcage but misses.
Harrow counters with a body kick.
Harrow takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nice body punch from Spezziale.
Spezziale looks to land a left hand but Harrow moved out of range nicely.
Spezziale misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Harrow counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Spezziale is rocked!
A telegraphed right hand from Spezziale misses the target.
Harrow lands a really nice looking cross but Spezziale seems unphased.
Oh Spezziale is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Spezziale slips a jab from Harrow.
Spezziale misses with an uppercut
and Harrow counters with a slapping leg kick.
Spezziale misses with a right hand
and Harrow counters with a huge left! Spezziale is in big trouble! He's backing up but Harrow isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Spezziale from any more damage. A dominating finish by Harrow!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bann Harrow!
After winning the bout, Bann Harrow thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Heimo Vesa (ranked 1182 p4p, 178 weight class) and Corey Smith Jr (ranked 813 p4p, 134 weight class). Smith Jr is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by You Will Know My Name. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Corey Smith Jr was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

187 cm
20
215 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
183 cm
21
205 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Heimo Vesa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Corey Smith Jr!
The judges for this bout are Steve Erwin, Damien Edna and Darius Henderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vesa connects with a right hand. Smith Jr shakes it off.
Smith Jr works over Vesa's head and body with a nice combination.

It looks like Heimo Vesa has been cut.
Smith Jr staying out of range there.
Vesa scores with a body shot.
Smith Jr lands a really nice looking cross but Vesa seems unphased.
Heimo Vesa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vesa misses the shot to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Smith Jr! But no joy.
Vesa punishes Smith Jr's body with a nice straight punch.
Smith Jr changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Smith Jr throws a sloppy body shot
and Vesa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vesa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Smith Jr on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Vesa rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Smith Jr moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Vesa misses with a wild body shot.
Vesa thuds a left hand into Smith Jr's body.
Smith Jr misses with a straight left.
Vesa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vesa connects with a crisp jab.
Smith Jr waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vesa.
Vesa misses with the combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith Jr thuds his right hand into Vesa's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Smith Jr slips a jab and a cross from Vesa.
Vesa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A big right followed by a crushing left from Smith Jr knocks Vesa out cold! Ouch - that one's going to be featured in highlight reels for years to come!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Corey Smith Jr!
A very excited looking Corey Smith Jr rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
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Main event


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Joey Hatton (ranked 483 p4p, 56 weight class) and Wayne Benning (ranked 881 p4p, 107 weight class). Hatton kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is deadman. Wayne Benning will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

190 cm
28
190 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
182 cm
20
193 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joey Hatton!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wayne Benning!
The judges for this bout are Damien Edna, Donatello Bradman and Francis DeMontford.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hatton misses with a right hand
and Benning counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hatton misses with a lunging right hand
and Benning counters with a straight right hand.
Hatton wants to clinch.
Benning is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hatton with a body shot.
The crowd cheers as Benning lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hatton doesn't seem phased though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab from Hatton.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hatton misses with an uppercut. Benning saw that one coming.
Hatton backing away here, and Benning unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Hatton has his takedown stuffed
and Benning counters with a stiff right hand.
Hatton throws a right hand that misses
and Benning counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Benning keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hatton.
Benning dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hatton shoots and misses
and Benning counters with a stiff right hand.
Hatton tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Benning swivels and escapes.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joey Hatton. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Benning dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Benning scores with a nice right hand.
Hatton misses with a takedown attempt
and Benning connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Benning jabs at Hatton's body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hatton misses with a hook
and Benning counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hatton is breathing heavily.
Hatton throws a lazy uppercut
letting Benning counter with a right hand.
Benning has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Hatton throws a body punch but Benning moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Benning! But no joy.
Hatton swings widly with a right hand
and Benning counters with a nice body shot.
Hatton throws an off balance right hand
and Benning counters with a right hand to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benning connects with a nice looking jab.
Hatton has his takedown stuffed
and Benning finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Benning uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wayne Benning is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Benning throws a right hand that Hatton ducks under and follows up with a left that Hatton also avoids with ease.
Hatton has his takedown stuffed
and Benning counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hatton fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Benning throws a hook but Hatton avoids it easily.
Hatton changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hatton throws a sloppy body shot
and Benning counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hatton misses with a wild body shot.
Hatton throws out a loose jab but Benning uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benning scores with a kick to the midsection.
Hatton shoots and misses
and Benning counters with a nice body shot.
Benning is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hatton had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Benning uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hatton has time to react.
Benning thows a body kick. Hatton tries to catch it but that hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Benning loads up on a big right hand but Hatton slips the punch.
Hatton fails with an attempt to clinch.
A nice side step and Benning releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Benning goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Benning missing with a left hand there. Hatton was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hatton looks to clinch
and Benning counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hatton misses with a hook
and Benning counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hatton misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Benning to counter with a crisp jab.
Benning looks to throw the jab but Hatton is out of range.
Hatton half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Hatton swings widly with a right hand
and Benning counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hatton throws an off balance right hand
and Benning connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Benning bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hatton takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hatton avoids the body shot from Benning.
Hatton feinted with a counter takedown.
Hatton misses with a left hand
enabling Benning to counter with a crisp jab.
Benning swats away the attempt to clinch by Hatton.
Benning counters with a body kick.
Benning dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Benning slaps away a takedown attempt from Hatton, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Benning throws out a powerful jab.
Hatton throws a looping overhand right but Benning ducks down to avoid it.
A nice side step and Benning releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hatton connects with a single shot there.
Hatton keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Benning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hatton darts in trying to clinch
and Benning makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Benning defending well as Hatton loads up on a big left hand.
Wayne Benning seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Benning slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hatton works the jab nicely.
Benning tests Hatton's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Joey Hatton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Benning lands with a right hand.
Benning has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hatton scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hatton tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Benning counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hatton looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hatton throws a looping overhand right but Benning ducks down to avoid it.
Benning let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hatton throws a jab but it's blocked by Benning.
A countering left hand to the body from Benning misses.
Hatton misses with a body shot
letting Benning counter with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hatton tries to move into range but Benning moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hatton misses with a right hand
and Benning counters with a left to the body.
Benning takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Hatton might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Hatton throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Benning counters with a straight right hand.
A shot to the body from Hatton misses
and Benning counters with a nice uppercut.
Hatton doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Benning counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hatton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Benning to counter with a crisp jab.
Decent striking displayed by Benning there.
Hatton tries for a takedown but Benning circles away easily
and Hatton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Benning. Beautiful body shot.
Hatton takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Benning digs a good body shot into Hatton's ribs.
Benning ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hatton takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hatton takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Benning with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hatton misses with an uppercut
and Benning counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Benning punishes Hatton's body with a nice straight punch.
This is turning into a torrid day at the office for Hatton. He's trying desperately to land a takedown but he's failing miserably and getting slapped silly on the feet to compound his misery.
Benning lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hatton at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hatton misses the shot to the body.
Benning connects with a body shot that sends Hatton's belly button to the back.
Benning misses the jab.
Benning throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hatton stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Benning keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A countering left hand to the body from Benning misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Benning throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hatton changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hatton slips under a jab from Benning.
Hatton misses with a hook
and Benning counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hatton thinking.
Benning connects with the punch.
Hatton misses with a takedown attempt
and Benning makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joey Hatton. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hatton swings away with a body shot that misses
and Benning counters with a straight right hand.
Hatton misses with a hook
and Benning counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Benning slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good shot there by Benning.
Hatton misses with a jab to the body
and Benning counters with a nice body shot.
Benning connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Hatton is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Hatton is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Benning's half guard.
Benning is looking for a sweep. Hatton is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Benning makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Benning.
Benning wants to get back to his feet but Hatton is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wayne Benning really 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.


Hatton has his takedown stuffed
and Benning counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A big right from Hatton misses.
The fighters circling - Hatton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hatton throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Benning counters with a straight right hand.
Hatton throws a lazy uppercut
and Benning counters with a straight right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hatton shoots and misses
and Benning counters with a series of strikes. Hatton will be more careful next time no doubt.
Oh Hatton is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hatton slips a jab from Benning.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hatton bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hatton seems to have got his legs back now.
Benning lands the left hand.
Benning circles away from the clinch attempt
and Benning counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hatton throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hatton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Benning feints a jab promting Hatton to slip. Benning then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Hatton slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Hatton moves to clinch but Benning breaks away
and Benning counters with a stiff right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hatton throws an off balance right hand
and Benning counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hatton scores with a hook.
Hatton looks to clinch
and Benning counters with an outside leg kick.
Hatton looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Benning takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hatton digs a good body shot into Benning's ribs.
Benning works over Hatton's head and body with a nice combination.
Hatton misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benning throws a nice inside leg kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hatton looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
It seemed like Benning was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hatton wants to clinch but Benning slips to the side
and Benning counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hatton tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Benning paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Benning looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hatton takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Hatton gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Benning fails to land.
A nice right hand lands inside from Benning.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Benning.
Benning lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hatton backwards.
Hatton jumps guard but Benning stands there with Hatton around his waist. Hatton gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joey Hatton. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A nice right hand lands inside from Benning.
Benning tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Benning misses with some punches.
Benning working some nice short punches in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Benning lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hatton backwards.

Hatton pulls guard effortlessly.
Hatton being controlled here, momentarily.
Hatton is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Benning trying to stand up but can't free himself from Hatton's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wayne Benning dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Hatton with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Benning to score with a decent uppercut.
Hatton misses with a left hand
and Benning counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hatton misses with a shot to the body
enabling Benning to counter with a crisp jab.
Hatton misses with a left hand
and Benning counters with a stiff right hand.
Hatton looks to clinch
letting Benning counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hatton misses with an uppercut
and Benning counters with a nice uppercut.
Hatton has his takedown stuffed
and Benning scores with a counter punch that sends Hatton to the canvas! Benning smells blood - he's punishing Hatton with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Hatton has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Wayne Benning!
Wayne Benning is the new middleweight champion!
A relieved looking Wayne Benning thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
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