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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marcin Vanna (ranked 21076 p4p, 587 weight class) and Casper Alvbris (ranked 4218 p4p, 414 weight class). Alvbris comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Slayer - Bloodline kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Marcin Vanna could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Casper Alvbris's chin.

180 cm
32
155 lbs
8 - 11 - 0
173 cm
30
155 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Determined

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Urban Fighter



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, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Marcin Vanna!
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 Tokyo, Casper Alvbris!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Anni Minnemäki and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Alvbris shoots in looking for a takedown. Vanna tries to sprawl out of it but Alvbris keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vanna manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Alvbris scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Vanna isn't going anywhere.
Alvbris grinds an elbow into Vanna's temple.
Alvbris trying to control the position but Vanna is working away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alvbris working the head and body with strikes.
Vanna being controlled for a moment.

Alvbris stands up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvbris fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Alvbris 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 Vanna has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Vanna and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Vanna fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Alvbris shoots for a takedown but Vanna saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Marcin Vanna has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Casper Alvbris.
Alvbris tries to grapple but his opponent circles

and Vanna counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Vanna is working for a submission of some sort.

Alvbris looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vanna wants to lay and pray for a moment but Alvbris keeps working.
Alvbris tries to get to full guard but Vanna has control of the leg.

Alvbris looking for submissions off his back.

Vanna is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Alvbris is just riding it out for now. Vanna eventually gives up the hold.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Alvbris looking for submissions off his back.
Vanna sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Alvbris is trying to control but can't.
Alvbris felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.

Alvbris is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vanna pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Vanna is taking a breather. Alvbris says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Vanna's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Alvbris shoots and misses

and Vanna moves into the clinch.
Vanna avoiding damage as Alvbris throws knees to the body.
Alvbris trying to control the position but instead, Vanna has worked for underhooks and has pushed Alvbris into the cage.
Alvbris tries for a takedown but Vanna manages to get underhooks.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Alvbris is looking to control Vanna's arms but Vanna gets an underhook and turns him. Now Alvbris has his back to the cage.

Vanna ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Vanna no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Marcin Vanna will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Alvbris misses with a takedown
and Vanna counters with a one-two to the body.
Alvbris fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Alvbris throws a right hand that Vanna ducks under and follows up with a left that Vanna also avoids with ease.
Vanna pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A slapping leg kick lands for Alvbris.
Alvbris misses with a head kick.
Vanna appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Marcin Vanna is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Danga de danga de dang - Alvbris scores with a four punch combination!
Casper Alvbris seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vanna fails with an attempt to clinch.
Alvbris fails with a takedown attempt.
Marcin Vanna has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Casper Alvbris.
Alvbris shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Vanna but Vanna pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Vanna appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Vanna swats away the attempt to clinch by Alvbris.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvbris tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Vanna defends well and Alvbris ends up having to push Vanna into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Alvbris looks for a takedown but Vanna sprawls well.
Vanna shoots in looking for a takedown. Alvbris tries to sprawl out of it but Vanna keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Alvbris manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Alvbris loads up on a big right hand but Vanna slips the punch.
Alvbris misses with a takedown attempt - Vanna sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Alvbris throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Vanna's waist but Vanna gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Alvbris off to one side.
Alvbris darts in looking for a takedown but Vanna gets double underhooks and turns Alvbris into the cage.
As Alvbris tries to get set, Vanna tries to push him back and clinch up but Alvbris manages to avoid the attempt.
Alvbris tries a head kick but it misses.
Vanna feinted with a counter takedown.
Decent striking displayed by Alvbris there.

Alvbris darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Vanna wants to control but Alvbris is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vanna works his way to full guard. Good work.

Vanna working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Alvbris doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Alvbris manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Vanna is controlling Alvbris's posture.
Alvbris postures up.
Alvbris is looking to work some ground and pound but Vanna has wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vanna is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Alvbris with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Vanna utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Casper Alvbris has got the better of the ground game so far.
Alvbris pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vanna is keeping the position for now.
Alvbris wants to control from the top but Vanna keeps moving.

Alvbris got a little sloppy there for a moment and Vanna has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Alvbris has managed to get both his arms back between Vanna's legs - danger averted.
Vanna keeping full guard, as Alvbris tries to pass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Vanna controls Alvbris momentarily but Alvbris frees himself.

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

Vanna tries to sprawl but Alvbris drives through with a takedown into half guard.

Alvbris stands, ready to strike. The ref makes him back up and allows Vanna to get to his feet.
Vanna blocks a jab.
Vanna feinted with a counter takedown.

Vanna instigates a clinch.
A knee to the head by Alvbris.
Vanna is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

Alvbris escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vanna takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Alvbris misses with a takedown attempt

and Vanna counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Alvbris!
Alvbris is looking to regain half guard here but Vanna keeps moving and retains side control.
Alvbris wants to control but Vanna postures up.
Vanna blocks the strikes from Alvbris.
You can see the frustration on Alvbris's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Alvbris is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Vanna is staying active.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Vanna wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Alvbris, who protects the arm well.
Alvbris manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vanna wants to lay and pray for a moment but Alvbris keeps working.
Alvbris tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Vanna has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Alvbris is flailing around like a fish out of water, trying to land strikes.
Vanna moves to the back.
Vanna controls the position.

Vanna has his arm under Alvbris's chin here. Game over son! Vanna squeezes tightly and Alvbris is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Marcin Vanna!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Marcin Vanna waved his t-shirt featuring KAISER Nutrition - Q160's logo in front of the cameras.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Alexander White (ranked 21585 p4p, 576 weight class) and Henryk Tymonowicz (ranked 3948 p4p, 383 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

200 cm
32
275 lbs
2 - 10 - 0
192 cm
28
253 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Experienced
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alexander White!
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 London, Henryk Tymonowicz!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Arvi Lind and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tymonowicz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tymonowicz lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Alexander White has been cut.
White throws a head kick that misses

and Tymonowicz counters with a crisp one two that drops White! Tymonowicz thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves White to his feet! White is in big trouble!

White is rocked!
Tymonowicz feints with a left and delivers a massive head kick! White collapses like a ragdoll! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Henryk Tymonowicz!
A relieved looking Henryk Tymonowicz 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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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Billy Hope (ranked 3327 p4p, 440 weight class) and Tupa Halloo (ranked 4259 p4p, 509 weight class). Hope comes to the cage accompanied by Welcome to the Jungle. Billy Hope has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

189 cm
24
216 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
188 cm
25
220 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Freebok (85% Laundry)

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Billy Hope!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tupa Halloo!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Roosa Järviläinen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Halloo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Halloo misses with a body shot.
Halloo is looking to score with low kicks.
Hope blocks a low kick nicely.
Hope throws a head kick but Halloo moves out of range.
Hope misses with a body shot.
Hope has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Fight Hard in the buildup to the fight.
Billy Hope seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hope throws an off balance right hand
and Halloo counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hope's knee momentarily.
Halloo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Halloo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hope steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Halloo.
Hope looks to land a right hand but Halloo moved out of range.
Halloo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Hope slips a jab from Halloo.
Good exchange - Hope coming out on top.
Halloo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Halloo throws a head kick that misses.
Hope appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hope misses with a looping right.
Halloo thinks about the counter body kick.
Halloo moves out of range of the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Halloo connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Halloo rushes Hope and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Halloo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hope backwards.
Hope is trying to stall.
Halloo prevents Hope from breaking the clinch.
Halloo misses with some punches.
Hope wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Halloo has him pressed against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hope.

Hope breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hope throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Halloo counters with an outside leg kick.
Halloo fails with a takedown attempt.
Halloo misses with a looping left.
A head kick by Hope misses
and Halloo counters with a leg kick.
Halloo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Hope swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Halloo scores with a nice right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hope tries a head kick but it misses.
Hope misses with a straight right.
Hope scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hope moves out of range as Halloo strikes.
Hope connects with a jab.
The fighters circling - Hope throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Halloo throws a body kick that misses
and Hope counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hope scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Halloo doesn't seem bothered though.
Halloo throws a body shot but no joy.
Hope has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hope there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hope misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hope ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Halloo moves away.
Halloo feints a counter leg kick.
Halloo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

Halloo drives through and clinches with Hope against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hope pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Halloo rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hope connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hope is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Hope on the wrong end of a nice jab.
That kick from Halloo tenderised Hope's leg. Hope is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hope pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Halloo pushes Hope up against the cage in a clinch.
Halloo blocks an uppercut.
Halloo makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Halloo.

Hope is rocked!
Halloo throws a head punch that misses.
Oh Hope is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Halloo has a couple of punches blocked by Hope.
Halloo misses with some punches.
Halloo misses with a punch on the inside.
Hope seems to have got his legs back now.
Halloo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
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!
Hope tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Halloo tries a body shot but Hope blocks it.
Halloo keeps control of Hope as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

Halloo breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hope ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Halloo moves away.
Halloo defending well as Hope loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Halloo misses.
A shot to the body from Hope misses
and Halloo counters with a huge left! Hope is in big trouble! He's backing up but Halloo isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Hope from any more damage. A dominating finish by Halloo!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:11 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tupa Halloo!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Tupa Halloo waved his t-shirt featuring Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing's logo in front of the cameras.
The defeated Billy Hope had this to say: 'I want to thank Freebok for sponsoring me. Buy there the have cool stuff!!! FREEBOK!!!'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jakub Trabowski (ranked 3040 p4p, 305 weight class) and Stefano Skubini (ranked 3774 p4p, 367 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.

189 cm
27
252 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
193 cm
25
255 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jakub Trabowski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Stefano Skubini!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Roosa Järviläinen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

A big head kick from Skubini and Trabowski is sent sprawling to the canvas!

It looks like Jakub Trabowski has been cut.
Skubini loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Trabowski trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Trabowski preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Skubini throws a strike but Trabowski rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Skubini looking for a sweep. Not yet Skubini, not yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Skubini is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Skubini is looking for a triangle but Trabowski pushes his legs off easily.
Trabowski throwing strikes but missing.
Trabowski throws a strike but Skubini rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Skubini throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Trabowski works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

Skubini got a little sloppy there for a moment and Trabowski has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Skubini has managed to get both his arms back between Trabowski's legs - danger averted.
Skubini with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trabowski is pulling down on Skubini's head. It's preventing any offense from Skubini, at least for the moment.
Skubini throwing strikes but missing.
Trabowski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Trabowski avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Skubini postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Trabowski controls Skubini momentarily but Skubini frees himself.
Skubini trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
My spies in London MMA Club inform me that Skubini has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Trabowski looking to hit a scissor sweep but Skubini is one step ahead there.
Trabowski is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Skubini wants to control from the top but Trabowski keeps moving.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Trabowski goes for a double leg but Skubini avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Skubini continues to drive forward.
Skubini tries a head kick but it misses.
Trabowski feinted with a counter takedown.
Skubini throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Skubini as he connects with a hook.
Skubini throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Skubini defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Trabowski.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Skubini misses with a head kick.
Skubini connects with a body shot.
Skubini lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Skubini misses with the combination.
Trabowski looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Skubini misses with a wild body shot.
A jab from Skubini misses.
Skubini ducks under a wild hook from Trabowski.
Trabowski looks to land a combination but Skubini avoids it well.
Skubini is looking for the big counter here.
Skubini throws a sloppy head kick and Trabowski moves out of range easily.
Trabowski scores with a kick to the midsection.
Skubini throws a head kick that misses.
Sloppy strikes from Trabowski. Those never looked like landing.
Skubini cracks Trabowski with a right hand to the side of the head.
Skubini feints and then cracks Trabowski's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Trabowski down.
Stefano Skubini is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Skubini changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Skubini fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Skubini swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Skubini is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Trabowski rather than just go for the knockout.
Skubini wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Trabowski staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Skubini chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Trabowski can pounce on him.
Skubini goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Trabowski tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Skubini paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Trabowski tests Skubini's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Skubini lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

Trabowski moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Skubini.
Skubini misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Trabowski.
Skubini managing to block the knees to the body from Trabowski.
Skubini's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Trabowski blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Skubini is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Trabowski is breathing heavily.
Skubini tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Trabowski's elbow.
A nice right hand lands inside from Skubini.
Trabowski tries to throw a body punch but Skubini avoids it by throwing Trabowski back against the cage.
Trabowski avoiding damage as Skubini throws knees to the body.
Skubini is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Trabowski is defending well for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Skubini bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Trabowski's head backwards.
Trabowski looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Trabowski steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Skubini.
Trabowski tries to move into range but Skubini moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Skubini throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Trabowski fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Skubini, pushing him back against the cage.
Skubini landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Skubini trying to land knees to the body.
Trabowski misses with a body punch.
Trabowski throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Skubini blocks it with crossed arms.
Trabowski managing to block the knees to the body from Skubini.
Skubini is leaning against Trabowski and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A shot in the inside from Skubini.
Skubini trying to land knees to the body.
Trabowski blocking some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Trabowski lands a shoulder strike.
Trabowski lands a good knee to the midsection. Skubini won't want to take too many of those.
Trabowski misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Skubini.
Trabowski takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Skubini gets through Trabowski's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Skubini missing with knees to the body.
Skubini blocks a body shot from Trabowski.
Trabowski tries to work over Skubini's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Skubini makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Skubini lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Skubini unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Skubini tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Skubini has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Skubini lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Skubini scores with a nice hook to the head.
Skubini is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Trabowski is defending well for now.
Skubini lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Skubini lands a left hand that snaps the head of Trabowski backwards.
Trabowski has a couple of punches blocked by Skubini.
Stefano Skubini seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Skubini lands with a light punch inside.
Knees to the body from Skubini.
Knees to the body from Skubini.
Trabowski missing with knees to the body.
Skubini missing with knees to the body.
Trabowski misses with a body punch.
Trabowski tries to work over Skubini's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Skubini throws a head punch that misses.
Trabowski on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Trabowski.
Trabowski digs a right hand into Skubini's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Skubini's gas tank.
Skubini missing with knees to the body.
Trabowski misses with a body punch.
A nice left hand lands by Skubini.
Skubini swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Skubini with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Still in the clinch, Skubini scores with a nice short uppercut.
Skubini landing knees to the body.
Trabowski tries to land knees in the clinch but Skubini avoids the damage to the body.
Knees to the body from Skubini.
Skubini landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Skubini crunches a lovely knee into Trabowski's ribcage.
Skubini lands a knee to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Skubini obliges.
Skubini lands a shoulder strike.
Skubini misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Trabowski.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Skubini.
Trabowski blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Skubini lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Trabowski lands a hook that snaps the head of Skubini backwards.
Skubini lands a knee to the body.
Skubini can't find room to land a body shot as Trabowski controls the action.
Trabowski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Skubini utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Trabowski takes a knee to the side of the body.
Skubini misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Trabowski.
Trabowski misses with the head strike.
Skubini unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Skubini lands with a short shot to the head.
Trabowski can't find room to land a body shot as Skubini controls the action.
Skubini lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Trabowski takes a shot to the head.
Trabowski avoiding damage as Skubini throws knees to the body.
Skubini tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Trabowski avoids it.
Skubini blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trabowski struggles to land a body shot inside as Skubini controls his hands.
Skubini lands a right hand.
Trabowski avoiding damage as Skubini throws knees to the body.
Trabowski softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Skubini missing with knees to the body.
A short uppercut from Skubini.
Trabowski tries to land knees in the clinch but Skubini avoids the damage to the body.
Skubini lands a left hand.
Skubini crunches a lovely knee into Trabowski's ribcage.
Trabowski lands a body shot.
Skubini throws a punch but it's blocked by Trabowski.
Skubini lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Skubini lands a nice uppercut.
Trabowski on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Skubini avoiding damage as Trabowski throws knees to the body.
Trabowski swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Trabowski with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Skubini doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Skubini lands a left hand that snaps the head of Trabowski backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Stefano Skubini showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jakub Trabowski's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Skubini throws a head kick that misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Skubini.
Skubini pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Trabowski uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Skubini.
Skubini throws an overhand right that lands on Trabowski's shoulder, as Trabowski tries to avoid the shot.
Skubini pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A telegraphed right hand from Skubini misses the target.
Skubini misses with a double jab.
Trabowski tries to close the distance and clinch but Skubini swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice sprawl there from Skubini as Trabowski shoots in.
Skubini looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot by Skubini.

Trabowski shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Skubini's guard.
Skubini wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Trabowski manages to pass to side control.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Trabowski is trying to control. Skubini wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trabowski missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Trabowski landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Skubini on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Skubini manages to get to full guard.

Skubini looking for a guillotine here but Trabowski defends easily.
Skubini is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Trabowski lands a couple of digs.
Trabowski is looking to work some ground and pound but Skubini has wrist control.

Skubini is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Trabowski trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Trabowski passes Skubini's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Trabowski slips a nice elbow through Skubini's hands, connecting with Skubini's forehead.
Jakub Trabowski overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Trabowski prevents Skubini from standing back up.
Skubini regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Trabowski.
Skubini has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Skubini lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Trabowski 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.
Skubini missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Skubini throws a strike but Trabowski rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Trabowski throwing strikes from guard but Skubini blocks nicely.
Skubini has momentary wrist control but Trabowski slips an elbow through the middle.
Skubini trying to keep a closed guard but Trabowski is proving a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Skubini working for a triangle but Trabowski defends it easily.
Trabowski lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Trabowski throwing strikes from guard but Skubini blocks nicely.
Skubini is trying to control the position but Trabowski postures up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Trabowski throws a big elbow that misses.

Skubini is looking for a triangle but Trabowski pushes his legs off easily.
Jakub Trabowski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Stefano Skubini is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Trabowski in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Stefano Skubini.
I've got Skubini winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 28:29
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Stefano Skubini!

Stefano Skubini decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
Jakub Trabowski was interviewed post fight and said 'i want re-match'.
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FIGHT
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Bruno Niedzwiedzinski (ranked 3997 p4p, 458 weight class) and Bruno Niedzwiedzki (ranked 2551 p4p, 335 weight class). Bruno Niedzwiedzinski has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
23
201 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
190 cm
26
199 lbs
9 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Urban Fighter



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 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Bruno Niedzwiedzinski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Bruno Niedzwiedzki!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Roosa Järviläinen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Niedzwiedzinski shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Niedzwiedzki's guard.
Niedzwiedzinski 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.

Niedzwiedzinski gets to his feet. Niedzwiedzki looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Niedzwiedzinski lands a nice looking body kick.
Niedzwiedzki throws a half hearted mid kick.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Nice takedown defense from Niedzwiedzki. No joy for Niedzwiedzinski on that attempt.
Niedzwiedzki lands with a slapping head kick.
Niedzwiedzki throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Niedzwiedzki pivots, looking for a leg kick but Niedzwiedzinski is out of range and Niedzwiedzki settles back down.
Niedzwiedzki blocks a head kick by Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a kick to the body.
A head kick misses from Niedzwiedzki.
We've been informed that Niedzwiedzki has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
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!
Niedzwiedzki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a series of punches but Niedzwiedzki avoids them all with ease.
A little jabbing left from Niedzwiedzki on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
No joy there for Niedzwiedzinski, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Niedzwiedzinski misses the shot to the body.
Niedzwiedzinski scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Niedzwiedzki attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a head kick.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a right and a left that Niedzwiedzki avoids nicely.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a few strikes there.
Niedzwiedzki is looking for the big counter here.
Niedzwiedzki delivers a nice body kick.
Niedzwiedzki fakes the leg kick and cracks Niedzwiedzinski in the body.
Good exchange - Niedzwiedzinski coming out on top.
Niedzwiedzinski lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Niedzwiedzinski shoots in for a double leg but Niedzwiedzki sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Niedzwiedzinski shoots in looking for a takedown but Niedzwiedzki manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Niedzwiedzinski's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bruno Niedzwiedzinski. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Niedzwiedzinski is breathing heavily.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with the combination.
Niedzwiedzki throws a right and a left that Niedzwiedzinski avoids nicely.
Niedzwiedzinski looks to land a combination. Niedzwiedzki sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
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!
Niedzwiedzinski fails with the takedown
and Niedzwiedzki cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzki lands a body shot.
Niedzwiedzinski scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a series of punches but Niedzwiedzki moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzki shapes to counter with a head kick.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a low kick, looking for Niedzwiedzki's leg but Niedzwiedzki calmly moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzki pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Niedzwiedzinski steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Niedzwiedzki. That one must have hurt.
Niedzwiedzki thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Niedzwiedzinski if he has to take too many more of those.
Niedzwiedzki scoring well with a low kick there.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a series of wild punches.
Niedzwiedzinski closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Niedzwiedzinski fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Niedzwiedzinski tries to bum rush Niedzwiedzki with a series of wild strikes but Niedzwiedzki uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Niedzwiedzki swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Niedzwiedzinski takes a swing at Niedzwiedzki's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzinski fails to land with a series of punches.
Niedzwiedzinski ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Niedzwiedzki throws a sloppy head kick and Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range easily.
Niedzwiedzinski with a nice cross.
Niedzwiedzki looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Niedzwiedzki shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a jab but it's blocked by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzki thows a left - swing and a miss!
Niedzwiedzki misses with a body kick.
Niedzwiedzki showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzinski lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A right-left combo lands from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzki scores with a nice right hand.

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!
Niedzwiedzinski tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Niedzwiedzki stuffs the takedown.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a two punch combination.
Niedzwiedzinski tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Niedzwiedzki lands with a nice body punch.
Niedzwiedzinski takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Niedzwiedzki lands with a nice body punch.
Niedzwiedzki scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Niedzwiedzki is looking to land body kicks.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzki looks to land a body kick but Niedzwiedzinski moved away.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A little jabbing left from Niedzwiedzki on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Niedzwiedzki lands a body shot.
Niedzwiedzki shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Niedzwiedzinski eats them both and turns towards Niedzwiedzki to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Niedzwiedzinski fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Bruno Niedzwiedzki will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Niedzwiedzinski on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Niedzwiedzki. Niedzwiedzki obviously looking to wear him down.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a jab, cross combination.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick that misses.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick that misses.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a double jab.
Niedzwiedzki lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Bruno Niedzwiedzinski is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Niedzwiedzinski displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Niedzwiedzki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a head kick.
Niedzwiedzki throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Bruno Niedzwiedzki seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Niedzwiedzinski lands with an uppercut that bounces Niedzwiedzki off the cage and back into range.
Niedzwiedzki is breathing heavily.
Sloppy strikes from Niedzwiedzinski. Those never looked like landing.
Niedzwiedzki feints a counter leg kick.
Niedzwiedzinski fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Niedzwiedzki on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzinski ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Niedzwiedzki throws a sloppy head kick and Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range easily.
Niedzwiedzinski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Niedzwiedzinski shoots in but Niedzwiedzki avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Niedzwiedzinski avoids the head kick by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzinski looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Niedzwiedzki throws a shot from downtown. Niedzwiedzinski moves away and avoids it.
It looked like Niedzwiedzinski was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Niedzwiedzinski shoots in for a takedown but Niedzwiedzki shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a few strikes there.
Niedzwiedzki throws a front kick that sends Niedzwiedzinski stumbling back into the cage.
Niedzwiedzki throws a leg kick but Niedzwiedzinski sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Niedzwiedzinski looks to land a left hand but Niedzwiedzki moved out of range nicely.
Niedzwiedzki shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Niedzwiedzinski eats them both and turns towards Niedzwiedzki to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Niedzwiedzinski blocks a low kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzinski tries to land a front kick but Niedzwiedzki steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Niedzwiedzki pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a kick to the body.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a head kick.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bruno Niedzwiedzinski. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head kick from Niedzwiedzki lands but Niedzwiedzinski takes it in his stride.
Niedzwiedzki takes one to the side of the head.
Niedzwiedzinski avoids the head kick by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Niedzwiedzinski seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Niedzwiedzinski will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a right and a left that Niedzwiedzki avoids nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzki tries to score with a low kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves his leg out of the way.
Niedzwiedzinski stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Niedzwiedzinski tries to bum rush Niedzwiedzki with a series of wild strikes but Niedzwiedzki uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Niedzwiedzki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bruno Niedzwiedzki is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Niedzwiedzki moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Niedzwiedzki thuds his right hand into Niedzwiedzinski's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A right-left combo lands from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzki misses with an attempted mid kick.
Niedzwiedzinski went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzinski avoids a punch combination nicely.
Niedzwiedzki jabs Niedzwiedzinski to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Niedzwiedzinski swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Niedzwiedzki slips a jab and a cross from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a two punch combination.
Niedzwiedzinski looks to land a combination but Niedzwiedzki avoids it well.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a body kick that misses.
Niedzwiedzki tries to score with a low kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves his leg out of the way.
Both fighters circling a little - Niedzwiedzki finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
No joy there for Niedzwiedzinski, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Niedzwiedzki connects with an inside leg kick.
Niedzwiedzinski avoids the head kick by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzinski digs a good body shot into Niedzwiedzki's ribs.
Niedzwiedzki looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Niedzwiedzinski appears to be looking for a big counter.
Niedzwiedzinski lands a slapping body shot.
Niedzwiedzki ducks under a wild hook from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzinski blocks a leg kick.
Niedzwiedzinski scores with a head kick. Niedzwiedzki tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Bruno Niedzwiedzinski will probably get the nod.
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!


Niedzwiedzki misses with a head kick.
Niedzwiedzki will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a big counter combination but Niedzwiedzki scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Niedzwiedzki takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A looping hook to the body misses from Niedzwiedzki. Niedzwiedzinski does a little dance to reset his feet.
Niedzwiedzinski lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

Niedzwiedzki is rocked!
Niedzwiedzinski will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Niedzwiedzinski scores with a spinning back kick!
Niedzwiedzki is still on wobbly legs! Can Niedzwiedzinski finish him?
Niedzwiedzki pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Nice takedown defense from Niedzwiedzki. No joy for Niedzwiedzinski on that attempt.
Niedzwiedzki slips a jab and a cross from Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Niedzwiedzinski was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Niedzwiedzki seems to have recovered his senses.
Niedzwiedzinski moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Niedzwiedzki throws the kick towards the body but Niedzwiedzinski avoids it.
Some wild striking there from Niedzwiedzinski.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzki swings for the body but Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Niedzwiedzinski ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Niedzwiedzki is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Niedzwiedzinski rather than just go for the knockout.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Niedzwiedzinski appears to be looking for a big counter.
Niedzwiedzinski misses with a series of wild punches.
Nice cross by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzinski connects with a jab.
Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range as Niedzwiedzki throws a body kick.
Niedzwiedzinski ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Niedzwiedzki avoids a punch combination nicely.
Niedzwiedzinski stuns Niedzwiedzki with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzki swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Niedzwiedzinski.
Niedzwiedzinski pushes Niedzwiedzki away with a front kick.
Niedzwiedzinski throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
As Niedzwiedzinski backs off Niedzwiedzki throws a huge counter combo but Niedzwiedzinski manages to avoid it all.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Niedzwiedzinski connects with a single shot there.
Donk. Niedzwiedzinski catches Niedzwiedzki right on the button with a cross.
Niedzwiedzinski rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Niedzwiedzki moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Niedzwiedzki flicks out a counter leg kick but Niedzwiedzinski steps away.
Niedzwiedzinski avoids the body shot from Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzki tries a head kick but it misses.
Niedzwiedzki lands a body shot.
Niedzwiedzki throws a sloppy head kick and Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range easily.
Niedzwiedzki misses with a body kick.
Niedzwiedzinski blocks a head kick by Niedzwiedzki.
Niedzwiedzinski defending well as Niedzwiedzki loads up on a big left hand.
Niedzwiedzki throws a head kick but Niedzwiedzinski moves out of range.
Niedzwiedzinski fakes the leg kick and cracks Niedzwiedzki in the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Niedzwiedzinski will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Niedzwiedzki swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Niedzwiedzinski counters with a series of strikes. Niedzwiedzki will be more careful next time no doubt.
Niedzwiedzki throws a push kick but Niedzwiedzinski slaps the foot to one side.
A combination from Niedzwiedzinski does no damage.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Niedzwiedzinski - that will leave a mark!
Niedzwiedzinski lets his hands go wild with a nice combination. Left! Right! Uppercut! Spinning backfist! Niedzwiedzki goes down and covers up as Niedzwiedzinski starts wailing on him! The ref watches the action closely before stepping in and putting a stop to the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bruno Niedzwiedzinski!
Bruno Niedzwiedzinski decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
95%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Rich Wood (ranked 1778 p4p, 208 weight class) and Tom McGettigan (ranked 2495 p4p, 271 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.

187 cm
24
185 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
188 cm
32
175 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rich Wood!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Tom McGettigan!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGettigan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wood connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wood misses the jab.
McGettigan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wood manages to avoid it.
Wood throws the left hand but McGettigan avoids the punch easily.
A shot to the body from McGettigan misses
and Wood counters with a nice uppercut.
McGettigan wants to clinch up but Wood keeps it at a distance.
Wood staying out of range there.
Wood with a hook.
McGettigan misses with a hook.

McGettigan gets a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGettigan has a couple of punches blocked by Wood.
Wood has a couple of punches blocked by McGettigan.
Wood trying to land knees to the body.
Wood misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wood is working for takedown but McGettigan is calmly controlling the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wood working aggressively here.
Wood working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wood.
A head punch on the inside from McGettigan fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wood.
Wood misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wood has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A quick uppercut on the inside from McGettigan.
Wood fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McGettigan misses with the head strike.
Wood blocking some punches.
McGettigan misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wood tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
McGettigan blocking some punches.
Wood blocking some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wood.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGettigan misses with a hook from the clinch.
McGettigan lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
McGettigan lands a body shot.
McGettigan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Wood.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McGettigan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wood throws a punch but it's blocked by McGettigan.
Wood misses with the head strike.
McGettigan misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McGettigan.
Wood lands a left hand.
McGettigan scores with a shoulder strike.
McGettigan misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wood.
McGettigan tries to work over Wood's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from McGettigan fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wood makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Wood lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of McGettigan backwards.
Wood fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McGettigan throws a punch but it's blocked by Wood.
Wood misses with a punch on the inside.
Wood lands with a right to the head.
Wood fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wood with a knee to the head.
McGettigan takes a knee to the side of the body.
Wood blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wood swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wood blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wood blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wood blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
McGettigan swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wood fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wood gets through McGettigan's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wood working aggressively here.
McGettigan misses with a hook from the clinch.
McGettigan lands an uppercut.
McGettigan blocking some punches.
McGettigan swings wildly with an uppercut but Wood uses good head movement to avoid it.
McGettigan misses with the head strike.
Wood is working for takedown but McGettigan is calmly controlling the position for now.
McGettigan throws a punch but it's blocked by Wood.
McGettigan blocks an uppercut.
McGettigan throws a punch but it's blocked by Wood.
Wood lands a shoulder strike.
Wood lands with a short shot to the head.
Wood tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wood walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
McGettigan misses with a lunging right hand
and Wood counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McGettigan tries to close the distance and clinch but Wood swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A little feinted left hand from Wood on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
McGettigan swings widly with a right hand
and Wood counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
McGettigan tries to clinch there but Wood circles away.
Wood takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

McGettigan closes the distance and clinches.
Rich Wood has scored more points in the clinch so far.

McGettigan lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Wood looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wood is looking for a sweep. McGettigan is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
McGettigan is trying to control. Wood wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
McGettigan really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Wood. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Wood is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wood makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Wood.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Wood is on top in guard.

McGettigan can't keep his opponent in guard - Wood advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Wood looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Wood missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
McGettigan on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Wood missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Wood is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McGettigan can do to turn this around?
McGettigan blocking the ground and pound attempt from Wood.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:23 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Rich Wood!
Rich Wood took his opportunity to call for a title shot in his post fight interview.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cyborg Silva (ranked 857 p4p, 136 weight class) and Isaiah Sturridge (ranked 2034 p4p, 298 weight class). Sturridge has chosen 0 Eight - By: Sap as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
23
220 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
188 cm
25
220 lbs
7 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Great elbows
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 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cyborg Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Isaiah Sturridge!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sturridge throws a leg kick but Silva moved away.
A jab from Sturridge misses.
Sturridge ducks under a wild hook from Silva.
Silva misses with a wild body shot.

Sturridge looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Sturridge throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Silva works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Silva looking for a sweep. Not yet Silva, not yet.
Silva controlling Sturridge's posture.
Sturridge throwing strikes from guard but Silva blocks nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sturridge throwing strikes from guard but Silva blocks nicely.
Silva utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sturridge stopping the sweep attempt from Silva.
Sturridge is looking to work some ground and pound but Silva has wrist control.
Sturridge loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Sturridge loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Sturridge wants to control from the top but Silva keeps moving.
Sturridge throws a strike but Silva rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Sturridge is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Sturridge looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Sturridge trying to keep a closed guard but Silva is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Sturridge has his foot on Silva's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Silva works his way back into a safe position though.
Silva looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Sturridge escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Silva gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Silva trying to control but Sturridge is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturridge keeping full guard, as Silva tries to pass.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

Sturridge has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Silva can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Silva controls from within his opponent's guard.
Sturridge trying to keep a closed guard but Silva is proving a slippery customer.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Silva lands with a straight right. Sturridge didn't see that one coming.
Silva misses with a lunging right hand
letting Sturridge counter with a right hand.
Sturridge throws a head kick that misses.
Silva moves away from the strike by Sturridge.
Silva gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Sturridge.
Silva lands with a good body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silva throws out a loose jab but Sturridge uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturridge keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A thudding body kick lands there by Silva!
Silva slips under a jab from Sturridge.
Isaiah Sturridge seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sturridge looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Silva was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sturridge misses with a straight right.
Silva takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

It looks like Isaiah Sturridge has been cut.
We've been told by Silva's head coaches at Samran Muay Thai that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Sturridge misses with a low kick.
Silva displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Sturridge.

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

Sturridge is rocked!
Silva lands a jab and follows it up with a massive straight that knocks Sturridge out cold! Sturridge is crumpled in the corner, his head only propped up by the cage! That's one for the organiziational promos right there! Wow, what a finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Cyborg Silva!
Cyborg Silva bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Rustam Shakhbulatov (ranked 3495 p4p, 371 weight class) and Jesse Point (ranked 1669 p4p, 198 weight class). Shakhbulatov kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Sabina Saidova - Dagestan. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

178 cm
31
170 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
170 cm
25
162 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rustam Shakhbulatov!
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 Los Angeles, Jesse Point!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Matti Vanhoillinen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shakhbulatov looks for a takedown but Point sprawls well.
Shakhbulatov walks into a straight right hand from Point.

It looks like Rustam Shakhbulatov has been cut.
Point throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shakhbulatov fails with a takedown attempt.
Point replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Shakhbulatov blocks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Point scores with a one two! Shakhbulatov had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shakhbulatov shoots in but no luck this time.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rustam Shakhbulatov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Shakhbulatov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Shakhbulatov dives in and scores a takedown into Point's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Point keeping full guard, as Shakhbulatov tries to pass.
Shakhbulatov slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Shakhbulatov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Point tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Shakhbulatov tries to free his leg and advance position but Point is retaining full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Point keeping moving, preventing Shakhbulatov from controlling successfully.
Shakhbulatov passes easily into side control. Nice work.

Shakhbulatov is trying to get an arm triangle but Point is defending well.
Point felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Point is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Shakhbulatov off and has taken his back!
Shakhbulatov wants to control his opponent's hands but Point gets his hands free.
Point keeps control of the position as Shakhbulatov tries to break free.
Good control from Point.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shakhbulatov breaks Point's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Point 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.
Shakhbulatov wants to control from the top but Point keeps moving.
Shakhbulatov throws a strike but Point rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Shakhbulatov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Point can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Point preventing the sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Point controlling from the top position.
Point stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Shakhbulatov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Point controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesse Point dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rustam Shakhbulatov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Shakhbulatov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Point does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Point has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Shakhbulatov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Point tries to avoid it but Shakhbulatov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Point to the ground. Point escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Point only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Shakhbulatov tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Point swivels and escapes.
Shakhbulatov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Point sizes up Shakhbulatov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Point connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shakhbulatov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Point counters with a stiff right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rustam Shakhbulatov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Point throws a shot to the body.
Shakhbulatov tries for a takedown but Point sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Point scores with a body shot.
Shakhbulatov tries for a takedown but Point sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Point looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Shakhbulatov doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Point counters with a nice right hand that sends Shakhbulatov toppling to the canvas! Shakhbulatov scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Point finish him?!

Shakhbulatov is rocked!

Rustam Shakhbulatov's cut is getting worse.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Shakhbulatov misses with a takedown
and Point scores with a counter punch that sends Shakhbulatov to the canvas! Point smells blood - he's punishing Shakhbulatov with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Shakhbulatov has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jesse Point!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nate Lopez (ranked 270 p4p, 41 weight class) and Mee Vattalles (ranked 1360 p4p, 161 weight class). Vattalles has chosen JVG - Matti & Teppo as his entrance music. Mee Vattalles has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

183 cm
25
175 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
178 cm
26
181 lbs
13 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nate Lopez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mee Vattalles!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Anni Minnemäki and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Vattalles manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Lopez on his heels. He'll look to pass Lopez's guard now, I'm sure.
Lopez keeping moving, preventing Vattalles from controlling successfully.
Vattalles is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Lopez looking for a sweep. Not yet Lopez, not yet.
Lopez utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lopez 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.
Vattalles is looking to work some ground and pound but Lopez has wrist control.
Vattalles working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Vattalles's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vattalles pushes down on Lopez's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Lopez is defending against the submission attempts here by Vattalles.
Vattalles looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Vattalles in particular looking to stall.

Vattalles is trying to work for a kimura but Lopez is defending well.
Lopez is pressing down on Vattalles's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

Vattalles is sitting in close to Lopez's body. Lopez has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Vattalles is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Vattalles is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Lopez.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Nate Lopez!
Nate Lopez tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
34%

 

Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Steve Cusumano (ranked 1607 p4p, 181 weight class) and Elgin Turner (ranked 725 p4p, 92 weight class). Cusumano's entrance music is Gamefire. A fine choice. Turner comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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
28
180 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
176 cm
26
173 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Steve Cusumano!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Elgin Turner!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Anni Minnemäki and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Turner looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Cusumano tries to kick Turner off but Turner keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Turner not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Cusumano regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Turner.
Cusumano being controlled here, momentarily.
Cusumano keeping moving, preventing Turner from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cusumano bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Turner's guard.

Turner is trying to control the position but Cusumano postures up.
Cusumano trying to control the position from guard on top but Turner is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Turner controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Turner 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.

Turner has his foot on Cusumano's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Cusumano works his way back into a safe position though.
Cusumano would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Cusumano advances position into side control!

Cusumano decides to stand back up.
A nice inside leg kick there by Turner. That's going to slow Cusumano down.
Turner lands a leg kick that knocks Cusumano off balance momentarily.
Turner avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Turner throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cusumano is looking to counter punch.
Nice body punch from Turner.
Turner's corner calls for a 1-2. Turner obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Turner has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Turner misses with a left hand
and Cusumano counters with a stiff right hand.
Steve Cusumano is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cusumano digs a good hook to Turner's body.
Turner tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cusumano was well out of range. Poor timing from Turner.
Cusumano is looking for a counter combo.
Cusumano fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Turner manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cusumano swings for the body but Turner moves out of range.
Turner throws a nice inside leg kick.
No joy there for Cusumano, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Turner looks to score with a jab to the body but Cusumano is just out of range.
As Turner looks to move away, Cusumano throws a big counter combo but Turner just gets out of the way.
Turner lands with a cross.

It looks like Steve Cusumano has been cut.
Elgin Turner seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cusumano misses with a body shot.
Cusumano smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Turner looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Cusumano!
Cusumano wants to control but Turner postures up.
Turner tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Turner is still trying to improve position.
Turner cracks Cusumano with a big elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Turner passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Cusumano!
Turner throwing strikes here but Cusumano is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Turner thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Cusumano wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Turner.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cusumano slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Cusumano blocking the ground and pound attempt from Turner.
Turner keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cusumano wants to get back to his feet.
Turner is looking to take a break and control but Cusumano is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Cusumano trying to control from the bottom.
Turner throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Cusumano is looking for a sweep. Turner is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Turner controlling the action here.
Cusumano is looking to improve his position.
Turner passes to side control.
Turner is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Cusumano's shoulder. That is not cool.
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 Steve Cusumano's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Turner just misses with a punch to the body.
Cusumano slips under a jab.
Cusumano throws a nice looking combination but Turner bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Turner misses with an uppercut. Cusumano saw that one coming.
Cusumano looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cusumano has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Turner.
Turner looks to throw the jab but Cusumano is out of range.
Cusumano seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Turner misses with a straight right.
Cusumano lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Turner circles away quickly and effectively.
Turner is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Cusumano misses with a double jab.
Turner falls off balance throwing a combination
and Cusumano counters with a left and a right that stings Turner.
Cusumano slips under a jab from Turner.
Cusumano half committed to a counter leg kick.
Turner checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Cusumano looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Turner scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Turner.
Cusumano throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Cusumano looks to land a combination but Turner avoids it well.
Cusumano throws a body shot but no joy.
Cusumano throws out a leg kick but Turner moves out of range and Cusumano only half commits.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turner darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Cusumano tries to keep at a distance but Turner has taken the fight into the clinch.
Cusumano has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A frustrated look appears on Cusumano's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Cusumano takes a shot to the head.
Cusumano tries to break free but Turner pushes him back against the cage.

Cusumano breaks the clinch.
Cusumano misses with a double jab.
Turner moves in looking to clinch but Cusumano pushes him off.
Cusumano stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Cusumano wants it to stay on the feet.
Turner works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Turner moves forwards but Cusumano connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Turner lands the left hand.
Cusumano has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Turner finds it's way round the side to connect with Cusumano's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Turner fails with the takedown.

Turner gets a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turner lands a nice uppercut.
Turner is looking to control Cusumano's arms but Cusumano gets an underhook and turns him. Now Turner has his back to the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Turner fails to land.
Turner misses with a punch on the inside.
Cusumano wants to break free but Turner has control.
Turner prevents Cusumano from breaking the clinch.
Cusumano tries to break the clinch but Turner is controlling the position.
Turner misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cusumano wants to break the clinch but can't.
Cusumano wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Turner has a couple of punches blocked by Cusumano.
Turner lands a body punch.
Turner tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cusumano's elbow.
Turner misses with a body punch.
Turner lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Turner has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Turner.
Turner working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turner has Cusumano pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Cusumano manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Steve Cusumano has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Elgin Turner.
Cusumano is trying to force a seperation but Turner has the dominant position.
A hook to the body from Turner.
Turner lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Cusumano is trying to break the clinch but Turner has him pressed against the cage.
Cusumano tries to break the clinch but Turner is controlling the position.
Turner lands a left hand that snaps the head of Cusumano backwards.
Turner lands a left hand.
Still in the clinch, Turner scores with a nice short uppercut.
Turner digs a right hand underneath Cusumano's ribcage. Cusumano let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Turner tries a body shot but Cusumano blocks it.
Turner lands a right hand.
Turner tries to throw a body punch but Cusumano avoids it by throwing Turner back against the cage.
Turner misses with a body punch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Turner.
Turner scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Turner.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Turner as the two fighters clinch.
Cusumano prevents a body shot from Turner.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A hook to the body from Turner.
Cusumano's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cusumano has had enough of the clinch but Turner keeps him there for the moment.
Turner softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Turner lands a shoulder strike.
Turner lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Turner working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Turner.
Turner working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Turner lands a body punch.
Turner tries for a takedown but Cusumano manages to get underhooks.
Turner lands with a short shot to the head.
Turner goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Turner can't find room to land a body shot as Cusumano controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Turner softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Elgin Turner showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Steve Cusumano's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Cusumano moves out of range of the body kick.
Steve Cusumano is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Cusumano uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Turner.
Cusumano slips a jab from Turner.
Cusumano throws a chopping leg kick but Turner manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Turner tries to counter by closing the distance.
Turner throws a body punch but Cusumano moves out of range.
Turner scores with the left hand. Cusumano knows he should have avoided that one.
Turner attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Cusumano misses with a body shot.
Turner throws a jab but it's blocked by Cusumano.
Cusumano staying out of range there.
Turner showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cusumano.
Turner smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cusumano misses with a body shot.
Cusumano needs to keep his hands up - Turner had a free shot at his head there.
Turner ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Turner wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Turner lands with a right hand.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cusumano takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

Cusumano is rocked!
A punch combination from Cusumano misses.
Oh Cusumano is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Turner.
A solid leg kick lands there for Turner.
Turner fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops Cusumano to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! Cusumano looks to clinch but Turner throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! Cusumano taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:17 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Elgin Turner!
Elgin Turner was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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