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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ace Rob (ranked 680 p4p, 84 weight class) and Brian Jones (ranked 1295 p4p, 145 weight class). Jones has chosen Take my hand as his entrance music. 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.

170 cm
30
143 lbs
15 - 14 - 0
165 cm
37
146 lbs
26 - 23 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ace Rob!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Brian Jones!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones slips under a jab.
Ace Rob seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rob is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jones.

Jones tries to sprawl but Rob drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Rob is looking to take a break and control but Jones is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Jones is defending against the submission attempts here by Rob.

Jones looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jones taking some punishment here, with Rob in his half guard.

Jones actively working from the bottom here.
Rob scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rob is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Rob has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

Jones looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Jones looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

Rob is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Jones is just riding it out for now. Rob eventually gives up the hold.
Rob missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Jones is looking for a sweep. Rob is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Rob is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Jones has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rob performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Jones actively working from the bottom here.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jones looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Rob is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Rob seems to be looking for submissions.

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

Rob is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones works his way to full guard. Good work.
Rob looking to sit in guard and control but Jones gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Rob keeping moving, preventing Jones from controlling successfully.
Rob not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Jones passes Rob's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Rob is looking to improve his position.
Rob is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at UnderGround Training Facility that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Jones is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Rob doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Jones.
Jones wants to free his trapped foot but Rob is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Rob is looking for a sweep. Jones is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Jones is trying to work for a kimura but Rob is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rob scores with a takedown into Jones's guard.
Rob missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rob stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jones swivels though and keeps the full guard.

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

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

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rob is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rob is looking for a sweep.

Jones is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Rob has escaped the position, nice work there.
Rob can't do much from the bottom here.
Rob manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Ace Rob overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jones is looking to advance position but Rob won't allow it.

Jones is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Rob doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Jones.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Jones is trying to control the action in half guard but Rob is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Jones passes to side control.
Rob tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Jones wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Jones goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Rob rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Jones's guard! Nice work there by Rob!
Jones looking for a sweep. Not yet Jones, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rob advances to half guard.

Rob is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Jones defends it well.
Rob slows the pace down in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jones keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Rob is controlling the pace.

Rob is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's four 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.
Rob seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Jones does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Rob is thwarting Jones's attempts to control the position.

Jones looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Jones is refusing to be controlled, as Rob sits in half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Jones looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ace Rob dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Rob throws a jab when Jones was well out of range.

Rob tries to sprawl but Jones drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Jones prevents Rob from improving his position.

Jones is trying to work for a kimura but Rob is defending well.
Rob slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Rob trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Jones is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Rob defends well.
Rob trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rob passes into half guard.
Jones trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Jones manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Rob is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jones can do to turn this around?

Jones working for a triangle but Rob defends it easily.
Rob wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Rob is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Jones trying to keep a closed guard but Rob is proving a slippery customer.
Rob trying to control but Jones is working from the bottom.
Rob content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rob slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rob swings around for an armbar but Jones sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Rob's guard.
Brian Jones has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rob manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Jones manages to get himself to full guard.

Rob trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rob wants to pass the guard but Jones is keeping the position.
Ace Rob is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Rob wants to control from the top but Jones keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rob accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rob is pushing down on Jones's leg trying to pass to half guard. Jones is fighting to maintain full guard but Rob has managed to sneak the leg through.

Jones is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Rob pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rob with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Rob trying to control from half guard but Jones is working away.

Jones looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Well, if Rob is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Jones gets back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rob trying to control the position from guard on top but Jones is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ace Rob.
Well Rob has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ace Rob!

A relieved looking Ace Rob thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
23%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 471 p4p, 68 weight class) and Project Doom (ranked 627 p4p, 88 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baba might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nation Arabic Orchestra. Doom has chosen Battle Beast - Touch in the Night as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
35
172 lbs
15 - 4 - 1
195 cm
35
179 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



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 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Project Doom!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doom with a hook.
A shot to the body from Doom misses
and Baba counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

Baba moves into the clinch.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doom's elbow.
I was talking to Baba's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Baba has a couple of punches blocked by Doom.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Doom prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba misses with some punches.
Doom misses with some punches.
Baba managing to block the knees to the body from Doom.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Baba lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Doom blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Doom looking to throw knees to the head but Baba is blocking nicely.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doom's elbow.
Doom throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Doom lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Doom throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Doom breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Doom wants to slow Baba down by chopping away at his legs.
Doom is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Doom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Doom takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Baba is looking to counter punch.
A jab from Doom misses.
Baba seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A jab from Doom misses.
Doom connects with a solid leg kick.
Baba scores with a nice head shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Doom misses the target.
Baba throws a push kick but Doom slaps the foot to one side.
Doom throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Baba fails with an attempt to clinch.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doom throws a shot from downtown. Baba moves away and avoids it.
Baba throws a wild body kick that Doom sees coming a mile off.
Doom lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Baba circles away quickly and effectively.
A big left from Baba misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Doom misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba checks a low kick from Doom.
Baba takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Doom lands with an overhand left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Doom wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Doom avoids a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Baba. Doom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Doom lands with a right hand.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Doom takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Baba on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Doom throws a series of punches but Baba moves out of range.
Baba on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Baba scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Doom. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Baba throws a series of punches but Doom moves out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Doom.
Baba connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Baba uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doom connects with an inside leg kick.
Doom lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Doom moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Doom throws a wild body kick that Baba sees coming a mile off.
Doom's corner calls for a 1-2. Doom obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Doom thows a left - swing and a miss!
Doom throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Doom misses with a looping left.
Doom is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
Baba moves away from the strike by Doom.
Baba tried to counter with a leg kick but Doom avoided it.

Baba fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Doom, pushing him back against the cage.
Doom tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.
Doom misses with a knee to the head.
Doom misses with some punches.
Doom tries to land knees in the clinch but Baba avoids the damage to the body.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.

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!
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Doom lands a left hand.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Doom lands a right hand.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Doom tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Doom prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Doom.
Baba lands an uppercut.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Baba digs a right hand underneath Doom's ribcage. Doom let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right from Doom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Project Doom will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Doom misses with a left hand
and Baba counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Doom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba wants to clinch.
Doom doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Baba scores with a leg kick.
Baba checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Doom scores with a head kick. Baba tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Baba throws a front kick aimed at Doom's knee but Doom avoids it well.
Doom connects with a good right hand that stumbles Baba. Baba circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom swings away with a body shot that misses
and Baba counters with a good, hard body kick but Doom shrugs it off.
Baba lands a jab.
Baba fails in his attempt to clinch.
Baba throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Left hook, right uppercut from Doom.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doom throws a lazy head kick
and Baba counters with a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Doom.
Doom looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.

Baba forces Doom back against the cage and clinches.
Doom lands a shoulder strike.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Doom misses with the head strike.
Baba lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Doom.
A left hand lands to the body for Doom.
Baba is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
Doom tries to land a knee to the head but Baba blocks with his arms.
Baba prevents a body shot from Doom.
Baba has Doom pressed against the cage, preventing Doom from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Baba can't find room to land a body shot as Doom controls the action.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Doom controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba tries to work over Doom's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Doom throws a head punch that misses.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom tries to break the clinch but Baba is controlling the position.
Baba scores with a shoulder strike.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Doom wants to get back to striking at distance but Baba won't allow it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Doom.
Doom misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Baba.
Doom scores with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.

Doom escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Baba fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Doom is breathing heavily.

Baba clinches.
Baba digs a right hand into Doom's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Doom's gas tank.
Baba works on Doom's body with a couple of short punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baba creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Baba pushes Doom back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Baba lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doom doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
Doom misses with a body punch.
Baba lands a right hand.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short right from Doom.
Doom blocks a body shot from Baba.
Doom misses with some punches.
Doom using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Baba has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Baba gets through Doom's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Doom swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Baba lands with a right to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doom lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Doom swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Baba working aggressively here.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Doom using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Baba has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Doom swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.

Doom pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Baba tests Doom's chin there with a solid looking shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Doom misses with a hook to the body
and Baba counters with a leg kick.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba checks a low kick from Doom.
Doom misses with a low kick.
Baba lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Baba tries to clinch up but Doom circles away and keeps his distance.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Doom's front leg but catches the back leg as Doom tries to avoid it.
Baba misses with a wild body shot.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doom.
Doom misses with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Doom.
Doom shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Baba avoids the head kick by Doom.
Baba connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Doom takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Baba's jab looks to have found its range, popping Doom under the eye.

Doom is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doom is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doom misses with a looping right.
Doom seems to have recovered his senses.
Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Baba ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Doom throws an overhand right that lands on Baba's shoulder, as Baba tries to avoid the shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Baba misses its target.
Doom cracks Baba with a good jab.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Doom.
Doom throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba connects with a good straight punch right through the guard and follows up with a right hook and a left hook! That last one sent Doom tumbling to the canvas! Baba pours on the pressure with more strikes and the referee has no hesitation diving in to stop the fight! Doom was done - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:33 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
87%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Taran Chula (ranked 332 p4p, 43 weight class) and Hans Hermann Hoppe (ranked 316 p4p, 40 weight class). Hoppe is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Wind of Change. The key to victory for Taran Chula has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

175 cm
34
155 lbs
22 - 12 - 1
173 cm
28
161 lbs
17 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent boxer
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 22 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Taran Chula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hans Hermann Hoppe!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoppe swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Chula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Chula throws a leg kick

and Hoppe counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Hoppe not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hoppe thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Hoppe landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Hoppe scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Hoppe is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Chula defends it well.
Hoppe stalling away here and it's allowed Chula to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Hoppe postures up in Chula's guard and throws a big left but Chula blocks it.
Hoppe throws a big right hand that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoppe trying to control but Chula is working from the bottom.
Hoppe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hoppe controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Chula preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Hoppe wants to control from the top but Chula keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Chula utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hoppe throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Chula works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Hoppe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Hoppe throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Chula working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hoppe.
Hoppe trying to control the position from guard on top but Chula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Hoppe fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Hoppe 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.
A good leg kick by Chula.
No luck for Hoppe with that takedown attempt.
Hoppe tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Chula paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Hoppe rushes Chula and presses him up against the cage.

Hoppe has Chula pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Hoppe pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Chula tumbling to the mat - Hoppe dives into Chula's guard.
Hoppe sitting in guard, not really doing much.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Chula holds on and takes a little breather.
Hoppe postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Chula has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Hoppe throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hoppe thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Chula working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hoppe.
Hoppe lands a couple of digs.
Chula working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hoppe.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Hoppe working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Chula keeping moving, preventing Hoppe from controlling successfully.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hoppe tries to free his leg and advance position but Chula is retaining full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoppe throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Chula misses with a looping right.
Chula seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Chula.
Chula sets himself, and Hoppe steps forward looking for the clinch! Chula avoids it this time.
Hoppe shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Chula but Chula pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Chula tries a low kick but Hoppe avoids it.
Hoppe tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Chula lands an overhand right.
Hoppe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Chula.
Chula throws a lazy head kick

and Hoppe counters with a nice double leg into side control. Chula won't be happy with that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoppe trying to control the position but Chula is working away.
Hoppe working the ground and pound but Chula is defending the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoppe wants to control but Chula is keeping him busy.

Hoppe working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Hans Hermann Hoppe has got the better of the ground game so far.
Chula managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Hoppe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Hoppe working the ground and pound.
Hoppe throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Chula defending against the ground and pound.
Chula is being controlled here.
An elbow from Hoppe crashes against the mat.
Hoppe in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Hoppe working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Hoppe cracks Chula with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Hoppe working the body and head with strikes.
Hoppe lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Chula down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoppe grinds an elbow into Chula's temple.
Hoppe throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Hoppe fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Hoppe looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Chula is avoiding damage well.
An elbow from Hoppe crashes against the mat.
Chula is not content to let Hoppe control the position.

Hoppe is trying to get an arm triangle but Chula is defending well.
Hoppe tries to score with some ground and pound. Chula controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoppe throwing strikes but Chula manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Hoppe manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Hoppe is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hoppe is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hans Hermann Hoppe showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


A head kick misses from Hoppe.
Hoppe staying out of range there.
Hoppe feints the counter takedown.
Chula misses with a jab, cross combination.
A lazy body kick from Chula

and Hoppe counters with a single leg into guard. Chula didn't expect that.
Hoppe looking to pass the guard.
Hoppe trying to control but Chula is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoppe pushing down on Chula's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Hoppe in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. Chula tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from Hoppe!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Hans Hermann Hoppe!
Hans Hermann Hoppe 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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A | B
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A | B
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FIGHT
RATING
39%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Dao Sonnen (ranked 227 p4p, 34 weight class) and Jesus Sanchez (ranked 340 p4p, 46 weight class). Sonnen kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is The Devil's Doorbell. Sanchez has chosen Duele El Carazon as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

183 cm
35
170 lbs
31 - 15 - 1
180 cm
26
180 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class 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 31 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Dao Sonnen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jesus Sanchez!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
That kick from Sonnen tenderised Sanchez's leg. Sanchez is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sanchez walks into a stiff left hand from Sonnen.
Sanchez throws a chopping leg kick but Sonnen manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sonnen slips a jab from Sanchez.
Sonnen throws a body shot but no joy.
Sonnen walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Sonnen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sonnen appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A lazy left from Sonnen finds it's target.
Sonnen throws a low kick, looking for Sanchez's leg but Sanchez calmly moves out of range.
Sonnen lands with a nice body kick.

Sanchez looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Sonnen!
This has been an exciting period of action!

Sanchez tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Sonnen is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Sonnen's coaches at Temple of Cloud Warriors-youth have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanchez is looking to take a break and control but Sonnen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sonnen is looking for a sweep.
Sanchez working the ground and pound from side control.

Sanchez tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Sonnen tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sonnen is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Sonnen regains half guard.
Sonnen is trying to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sonnen is trying to control but can't.
Sonnen is refusing to be controlled, as Sanchez sits in half guard.
Sanchez working Sonnen over with strikes.
Sanchez has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Sonnen actively working from the bottom here.
Sonnen wants to control but Sanchez is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Sanchez passes to full mount!
Sonnen regains half guard.

Sonnen is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Sanchez pulls his head out easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sanchez is working for a kimura but Sonnen is defending it quite comfortably.
Sanchez is looking to advance position but Sonnen won't allow it.
Sanchez prevents Sonnen from improving his position.

Sanchez is looking for a kimura here.
The fighters are battling for position here. Sonnen manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Sonnen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Sanchez is aware though and is defending well.
Sanchez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sonnen swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Sanchez won't allow Sonnen to sweep him here.
Sanchez scoring with some ground and pound.
Sanchez trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Sanchez wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Sonnen looking to control.
Sonnen lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Sonnen is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Sanchez is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Sonnen trying to control the position from guard on top but Sanchez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sonnen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice shot by Sonnen.
Sanchez shoots in looking for a takedown. Sonnen tries to sprawl out of it but Sanchez keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Sonnen manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Nice body kick from Sonnen.
Sonnen throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Sonnen lands with a hook. Sanchez tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sanchez tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanchez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice shot by Sanchez.
Sonnen throws a sloppy head kick and Sanchez moves out of range easily.
Dao Sonnen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sonnen moves into range and connects with a jab.

Sonnen gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sonnen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Sanchez.
Sanchez stopping the sweep attempt from Sonnen.
Sonnen controlling Sanchez's posture.
Sanchez wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
Sanchez showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Sanchez postures up and lands a big shot to Sonnen's brow.
Sanchez lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Sonnen is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Sanchez is aware though and is defending well.
Sonnen keeping moving, preventing Sanchez from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Sonnen wants to sweep here but Sanchez controlling him for the moment.
Sonnen controlling the position.
Sanchez sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Sanchez won't allow Sonnen to sweep him here.
Sanchez is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

Sonnen looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Sonnen looking to hit a scissor sweep but Sanchez is one step ahead there.
Sanchez stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sonnen swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanchez is working Sonnen over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Sanchez pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sonnen is keeping the position for now.
Sanchez connects with a couple of short punches.
Sonnen looking to control.

Sonnen escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Sanchez gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Sanchez wants to pass the guard but Sonnen is keeping the position.
Sonnen pulls Sanchez in close to prevent any damage.
Sanchez scoring with punches to the head and body.
Sonnen pulls Sanchez in close to prevent any damage.
Sanchez engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Sonnen pulls Sanchez in close to prevent any damage.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Sanchez's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Sonnen trying to keep a closed guard but Sanchez is proving a slippery customer.
Sanchez controls from within his opponent's guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Sanchez has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Sonnen to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Sanchez is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Sonnen pulls down on the head and he's put Sanchez to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Dao Sonnen!
Dao Sonnen 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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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Elric Wolfsbruder (ranked 355 p4p, 18 weight class) and Zdravko Saric (ranked 599 p4p, 29 weight class). Wolfsbruder's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Cradel to the grave. Zdravko Saric has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

186 cm
33
271 lbs
17 - 9 - 0
195 cm
33
267 lbs
23 - 15 - 0
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Elric Wolfsbruder!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Zdravko Saric!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wolfsbruder throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Saric looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Saric scores with a jab to the body.
Wolfsbruder goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Saric moves away from the strike by Wolfsbruder.
Saric appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Wolfsbruder lands a nice shot that snaps Saric's head back.
Wolfsbruder misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Saric.
Saric dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wolfsbruder will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Saric looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Wolfsbruder misses with an uppercut.
Saric is trying to counter with his kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolfsbruder swings for the body but Saric moves out of range.
Wolfsbruder loads up on a big right hand but Saric slips the punch.

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

It looks like Elric Wolfsbruder has been cut.
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!
Wolfsbruder lands a nice looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolfsbruder lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Wolfsbruder walks forward, straight into a front kick from Saric.
Saric dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wolfsbruder. That did some damage!
Saric drops Wolfsbruder with a straight right hand, right on the button! Saric follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zdravko Saric!
Zdravko Saric thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Sala Barbo (ranked 327 p4p, 37 weight class) and Felix Legions (ranked 119 p4p, 16 weight class). Barbo's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Nissim. Legions has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

172 cm
32
147 lbs
20 - 10 - 1
166 cm
35
148 lbs
27 - 12 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Sala Barbo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Felix Legions!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Barbo misses with an uppercut.
Barbo moves out of range as Legions strikes.
Barbo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Legions has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Barbo lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A solid body kick from Barbo.
Legions ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Barbo moves away.
Barbo quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Legions throws a poor cross that misses
and Barbo counters with a nice uppercut.
Barbo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Legions with the counter takedown but Barbo avoids it easily.
Legions finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Some wild striking there from Legions.
Legions is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Barbo.
An attempted straight right counter from Barbo misses the target.
Legions lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Legions throws a right hand that misses
and Barbo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Legions misses with an uppercut.
Barbo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Legions misses the jab.
Barbo misses with a kick to the body.
Barbo scores with a body shot.
Barbo on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Barbo has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Dr Hatsumi's Clinic in the buildup to the fight.
Legions lands with a nice body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Legions jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Barbo scores with a crisp jab that stopped Legions in his tracks.
Legions misses the shot to the body.
Legions slips under a jab.
Barbo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Barbo throws a shot from downtown. Legions moves away and avoids it.
Legions missing with a left hand there. Barbo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Legions shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Barbo defends it nicely.
Barbo thinks about countering with a body kick.
Legions fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Barbo manages to avoid it.
Barbo tries to land a front kick but Legions steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Barbo stuffs the takedown.
Legions throws a solid leg kick but Barbo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Legions.
Legions falls off balance throwing a combination
and Barbo counters with a body kick that stops Legions in his tracks momentarily.

Barbo drives through and clinches with Legions against the cage.
Barbo struggles to land a body shot inside as Legions controls his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Legions pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Barbo staying out of range there.
A little feinted left hand from Barbo on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Barbo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Legions can pounce on him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Barbo lands a front kick.
Legions throws a big shot that misses.
Barbo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Barbo pushes Legions away with a front kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Legions. That snapped Barbo's head back.
Sala Barbo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Barbo misses with a body kick.
Barbo bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Legions's head.
Legions connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A left lands for Legions.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Legions 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 Barbo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Barbo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Legions on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Felix Legions seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Legions swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Barbo counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Barbo.

Legions breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Legions takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Barbo misses the shot to the body.
Legions waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Barbo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Legions fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
No luck for Legions with that takedown attempt.
Sala Barbo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Felix Legions.
Barbo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Barbo misses with a straight left.
Legions is looking to slow Barbo down with leg kicks.
Legions throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A clash of legs there as Legions blocks the low kick.
Legions thumps Barbo with a low kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Legions darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Barbo cracks a nice hook into Legions's ribs.
Barbo fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Legions manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Barbo on his heels. He'll look to pass Barbo's guard now, I'm sure.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Legions trying to control the position from guard on top but Barbo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Legions won't allow Barbo to sweep him here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Legions connects with a couple of short punches.
Legions trying to control the position from guard on top but Barbo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Legions with a nice head shot there.
Legions is looking to work some ground and pound but Barbo has wrist control.
Legions connects with a couple of short punches.
Legions throws a strike but Barbo rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Barbo controls from within his opponent's guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Legions is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

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 Sala Barbo will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Legions with a hook.
Legions missing with a left hand there. Barbo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Some wild striking there from Barbo.
A telegraphed right hand from Legions misses the target.
Barbo jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Barbo is looking to score with low kicks.
Legions misses with a leg kick.
Barbo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Barbo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Legions.
Barbo avoids the head kick by Legions.
Barbo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Legions scores with a decent looking hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Legions tries a low kick but Barbo avoids it.
Barbo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Barbo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Barbo scores with the left hand. Legions knows he should have avoided that one.
Sala Barbo is winning the standup battle so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Legions throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Legions swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Legions looks to land a right hand but Barbo moved out of range.
Legions throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A nice leg kick lands there from Legions.
Legions throws a big shot that misses.
Barbo quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Legions takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Barbo buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Barbo blocks a jab.
Barbo on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Barbo with a jab.
Legions misses with a looping left.
A jab from Legions does it's job there.
Barbo slips under a jab from Legions.
Legions misses the jab.
Legions attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Barbo connects with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Barbo throws a leg kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Barbo. Legions does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Barbo, as that shot connected.
Barbo lands a jab to Legions's midsection.
Barbo throws a body shot but no joy.
Legions throws a right hand that misses
and Barbo counters with a nice uppercut.
Legions has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Barbo.
Legions misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Barbo.
Barbo throws a shot from downtown. Legions moves away and avoids it.
Legions avoids the body shot from Barbo.
Barbo with a nice cross.
Barbo connects with a jab.
Legions missing with a left hand there. Barbo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Legions tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Barbo ducks under a wild hook from Legions.
Barbo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Barbo misses with a leg kick.
Barbo moves out of range of the strikes.
Legions is looking to chop away at Barbo's legs.
Legions throws a low kick but Barbo avoids it.
Legions misses the shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Legions throws the left hand but Barbo avoids the punch easily.
Barbo changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Legions throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Legions pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Legions pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Barbo ducks under a wild hook from Legions.
Legions is looking to chop away at Barbo's legs.
Barbo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Legions dives in and grabs Barbo's left leg, looking for a takedown. Barbo pushes down on Legions's head and hops out.
Barbo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Legions manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Barbo throws a body shot but no joy.
Legions swings widly with a right hand
and Barbo counters with a body kick.
Legions throws a shot from downtown. Barbo moves away and avoids it.
Barbo throws a good cross that connects.
Barbo takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Barbo changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Legions looks to land a left hand but Barbo moved out of range nicely.
Barbo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Barbo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Barbo is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Legions throws a low kick but Barbo moves out of range easily.
Barbo looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Legions throws a nice head kick!
Barbo misses with a body shot.
Barbo feints and then cracks Legions's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Legions down.
Legions throws a head kick but Barbo moves out of range.
Nice sprawl there from Barbo as Legions shoots in.
Legions is breathing heavily.

Legions tries to keep at a distance but Barbo has taken the fight into the clinch.

Legions breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Barbo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Legions tries for a takedown but Barbo circles away easily
and Barbo counters with a nice body shot.
Sala Barbo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Felix Legions.
Barbo is looking to slow Legions down with leg kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Barbo looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Barbo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Legions manages to avoid it.
Legions throws a leg kick but Barbo checks it.
Barbo looks to throw a body kick
and Legions counters with a good low kick that Barbo was not able to check.
Barbo lands a jab to the head.
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 Sala Barbo will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Legions blocks a leg kick.
Legions tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Legions misses with a straight right.
Legions looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A jab from Legions finds it's way through Barbo's defenses.
Barbo blocks a jab.
Barbo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Barbo lands a nice shot that snaps Legions's head back.
Barbo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Legions.
Legions throws out a leg kick but Barbo moves out of range and Legions only half commits.
Legions throws a leg kick that is checked
and Barbo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Barbo looks to land a right hand but Legions moved out of range.
Legions throws a jab but it's blocked by Barbo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barbo scores with a crisp jab that stopped Legions in his tracks.
Legions misses with a wild body shot.
Barbo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Legions takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Legions throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Legions misses with a hook
and Barbo counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barbo swings for the body but Legions moves out of range.
Legions misses with a jab, cross combination.
It looked like Barbo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Barbo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Barbo defending well as Legions loads up on a big left hand.
A little feinted left hand from Barbo on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Barbo scores with a nice head shot.
Barbo tries to clinch but Legions moves away
enabling Legions to counter with a crisp jab.
Legions tries to land a leg kick but Barbo saw it coming and moves away.
Legions lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Barbo circles away quickly and effectively.

Legions closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Legions takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Legions throws a strike aimed at the side of Barbo's head but Barbo avoids it well.
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!
Barbo is trying to get back to half guard.
Barbo wants to control but Legions postures up.
Felix Legions has got the better of the ground game so far.
Barbo takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Felix Legions has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barbo takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Barbo regains half guard.
Legions misses with a head shot. Barbo uses the momentum to regain guard.
Barbo is looking to stand up but Legions isn't so interested in that idea.
Barbo wants to sweep here but Legions controlling him for the moment.
Barbo not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Legions throws a big right hand that misses.
Legions being controlled here momentarily.
Barbo continues to stall.
Legions has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Legions stopping the sweep attempt from Barbo.
Legions wants to control from the top but Barbo keeps moving.
Legions looking to pass the guard.
Legions preventing the sweep.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Legions trying to control but Barbo is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Legions throws a nice outside leg kick.
Legions walks into a stiff left hand from Barbo.
Legions on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Legions misses with a right hand
and Barbo counters with an inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Barbo tries to move into range but Legions moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Legions has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Legions throws a hook to the side of Barbo's head but Barbo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Legions swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Barbo.
Barbo misses with a body shot.
Legions is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Barbo with a body shot.
Legions walks into a left hand.
Legions throws a half hearted mid kick.
Legions misses the shot to the body.
Legions on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
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!
Barbo explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Legions on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Legions swings widly with a right hand
and Barbo counters with a body kick.
Barbo lands a lovely overhand right.
Barbo lands a nice shot that snaps Legions's head back.
Barbo lands a lovely overhand right.
Barbo throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Legions stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Legions tests Barbo's chin there with a solid looking shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sala Barbo showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Barbo, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sala Barbo!

An out of breath Sala Barbo thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Buster Napoleon (ranked 270 p4p, 15 weight class) and Brandon Vee (ranked 184 p4p, 12 weight class). Vee has chosen Da Mystery of Chessboxin by Wu-Tang Clan as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

195 cm
35
265 lbs
32 - 15 - 1
190 cm
34
249 lbs
28 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Buster Napoleon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Brandon Vee!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Napoleon shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vee.
Vee jabs at Napoleon's body.
A clash of legs there as Vee blocks the low kick.
Vee waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Napoleon.
We've been informed that Vee 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.
Napoleon throws a leg kick which misses Vee's front leg but catches the back leg as Vee tries to avoid it.
Vee doesn't manage to clinch there - Napoleon circles away.
Napoleon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vee.
Napoleon misses with the combination.
Vee avoids the head kick by Napoleon.
Napoleon scores with a sloppy right hand. Vee should have avoided that one.

It looks like Brandon Vee has been cut.
Napoleon tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A low kick from Vee is predictable there
and Napoleon counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Napoleon scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Napoleon looks to throw the jab but Vee is out of range.
Napoleon avoids the body shot from Vee.
Vee avoids a kick to the body.
Vee fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Napoleon.
Vee's corner calls for a 1-2. Vee obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Napoleon tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Vee is able to avoid easily.
Vee takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Napoleon checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Napoleon lands a lovely overhand right.
Vee comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vee throws a body shot but no joy.
Vee stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Vee attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Napoleon was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Napoleon ducks under a wild hook from Vee.
Napoleon is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Vee lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vee checks a leg kick.
Vee connects with a single shot there.
Vee avoids the body shot from Napoleon.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vee connects with a body shot that sends Napoleon's belly button to the back.
Napoleon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vee.
Vee throws a hook but Napoleon avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vee scores with the left hand. Napoleon knows he should have avoided that one.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vee.
Napoleon shoots for a double leg takedown but Vee sprawls well. He's pushed Napoleon's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Brandon Vee seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vee misses the shot to the body.
Napoleon looks to land a body kick but Vee moved away.
Vee scores with a sloppy right hand. Napoleon should have avoided that one.
Vee scores with a decent looking hook.
Brandon Vee is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A jab from Napoleon misses.
The fighters circling - Vee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Napoleon walks into a jab.
Vee rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Napoleon counters with a nice body shot.
A big right from Napoleon misses.
Napoleon moves out of range of the strikes.
Vee scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Vee ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Napoleon jabs Vee to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vee misses with a body punch
and Napoleon counters with a straight right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Napoleon tries to bum rush Vee with a series of wild strikes but Vee uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Napoleon tests Vee's chin there with a solid looking shot.
That kick from Vee tenderised Napoleon's leg. Napoleon is trying to keep his angry face on.
Napoleon lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Vee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Napoleon.
Napoleon lands a jab.
It looks like Napoleon has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Vee throws a hook but Napoleon blocks it.
Napoleon moves into range and connects with a jab.
The fighters circling - Vee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vee clobbers Napoleon with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Napoleon thumps Vee with a low kick.
Vee misses with an uppercut.
Vee throws a looping overhand right but Napoleon ducks down to avoid it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Napoleon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Napoleon is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Vee works Napoleon's body with a nice hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vee digs a good hook to Napoleon's body.
Vee slips under a jab from Napoleon.
Vee fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Napoleon missing with a left hand there. Vee was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vee takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vee scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Napoleon doesn't seem bothered though.
Vee looks to throw the jab but Napoleon is out of range.
Vee checks a leg kick.
Vee lands with a cross.
Vee tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Napoleon was well out of range. Poor timing from Vee.
Napoleon takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Vee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Napoleon.
Napoleon swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vee cracks Napoleon with a right hand to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vee misses the shot to the body.
Napoleon throwing a counter right hand but Vee manages to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vee.
Vee fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Napoleon pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Brandon Vee dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Brandon Vee's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Napoleon gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Vee throws a right hand that misses
and Napoleon counters with a nice body shot.
Napoleon connects with a nice looking jab.
Napoleon throws a sloppy head kick and Vee moves out of range easily.
Vee listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Napoleon misses with a body shot.
Brandon Vee seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vee bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Napoleon's head backwards.
Napoleon jabs Vee right on the nose. Vee blinks but takes it well.
Vee throws a low kick, looking for Napoleon's leg but Napoleon calmly moves out of range.
Vee ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Napoleon moves away.
Napoleon throws a big shot that misses.
Napoleon throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vee scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vee is looking to clinch but Napoleon is avoiding it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vee scores with a nice right hand.
Vee misses with a hook. Napoleon ducked under it nicely.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Napoleon throwing shots but Vee is blocking nicely.
Vee is trying to stand.
Napoleon is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Vee is looking to escape.
Napoleon not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Napoleon drops an elbow to the side of Vee's head.

Vee manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Vee misses with a hook.
Vee throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vee. Napoleon does a little dance to reset his feet.
An attempted straight right counter from Napoleon misses the target.
Napoleon swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vee lands a jab to Napoleon's midsection.
Vee takes a swing at Napoleon's ribcage but misses.
Napoleon appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vee tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Napoleon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vee misses with a body shot.
Napoleon swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vee throws a jab but it's blocked by Napoleon.
Vee lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vee fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Napoleon manages to avoid it.
Vee misses with a straight right.
A shot to the body from Vee misses
letting Napoleon counter with a right hand.
The fighters circling - Vee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vee.
Napoleon is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Vee looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vee throws a quick inside leg kick.
Napoleon fails with a takedown attempt.
The fighters circling - Vee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vee lands a nice shot that snaps Napoleon's head back.
Napoleon walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Vee has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vee lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Vee misses with a looping right.
Napoleon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vee manages to avoid it.
Napoleon misses with an uppercut.
Vee missing with a left hand there. Napoleon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vee uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Napoleon has time to react.
Napoleon slips a straight right by Vee.
Napoleon missing with a left hand there. Vee was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Napoleon lands a leg kick that knocks Vee off balance momentarily.
Vee throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Napoleon on the side of the head.
Napoleon swats away the attempt to clinch by Vee.
Vee throws a lazy right hand but Napoleon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Napoleon looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Vee throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Napoleon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vee moves away.
Vee lands a body shot.
Vee misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Napoleon digs a good hook to Vee's body.
The fighters circling - Napoleon throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vee tries to counter with a clinch but Napoleon shakes him off and moves away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Napoleon looks to throw the jab but Vee is out of range.
Vee scores with a jab to the head.
Napoleon misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vee lands with a hook. Napoleon tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Vee ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Napoleon moves away.
Vee moves forwards but Napoleon connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Napoleon lands a head kick. Vee smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Vee throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Napoleon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vee.
Vee connects with a right hand. Napoleon shakes it off.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Vee rushes Napoleon and presses him up against the cage.
Vee doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Napoleon throws an elbow but it misses.
Vee throws a head punch that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Brandon Vee showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Brandon Vee's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Napoleon steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vee.
Vee defending well as Napoleon loads up on a big left hand.
Vee avoids the body shot from Napoleon.
Vee misses with an uppercut
and Napoleon counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Vee bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Vee tries to clinch but Napoleon moves away
and Napoleon counters with a nice uppercut.
Vee fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Napoleon is out of range.
Napoleon on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vee takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Vee misses the target.
Napoleon misses with a wild body shot.
Vee looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Napoleon uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vee.
Vee misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Napoleon counters with a straight right hand.
A slow jab from Napoleon misses its intended target.
Napoleon moves out of range of the strikes.
Vee avoids a kick to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Napoleon misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vee throws a series of punches but Napoleon avoids them all with ease.
Napoleon steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vee.
Vee throws a body shot but no joy.
Napoleon lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Vee lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Napoleon staying out of range there.
Vee tries to clinch there but Napoleon circles away.
Napoleon looks to throw the jab but Vee is out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Napoleon.
Vee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It looked like Napoleon was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vee.
Napoleon just misses with a punch to the body.
Vee swings for the body but Napoleon moves out of range.
Napoleon tries to move into range but Vee moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Napoleon takes one to the side of the head.
Vee throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Napoleon fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Vee takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Napoleon.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Napoleon listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Vee looks to throw a body kick
and Napoleon counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Napoleon. Vee does a little dance to reset his feet.
Napoleon misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vee.
Vee throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vee connects with a right hand. Napoleon shakes it off.
Napoleon looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Vee is fending him off so far but Napoleon persists. Nope, Vee circles away and we're back to standing.
Napoleon stuns Vee with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vee throws a low kick but it's checked well by Napoleon.
Napoleon tried to counter with a leg kick but Vee avoided it.
A jab from Napoleon does it's job there.
Napoleon with a hook.
Napoleon connects with an inside leg kick.
Buster Napoleon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Napoleon checks the leg kick nicely there.
Vee misses with a lunging right hand
and Napoleon counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Vee misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Napoleon misses its target.
Napoleon scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vee misses with a series of wild punches.
Napoleon misses the jab.
Vee throws a hook but Napoleon blocks it.
Vee scores with a punch to the head.
Napoleon thows a left - swing and a miss!
A slow jab from Napoleon misses its intended target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vee.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vee.
Vee works Napoleon's body with a nice hook.
Napoleon fails with a takedown attempt.
Vee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Napoleon.
Napoleon swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vee stuffs the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Buster Napoleon. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vee feints and then cracks Napoleon's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Napoleon down.
Vee lands a jab to Napoleon's midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vee lands a lovely overhand right.
A swing and a miss from Napoleon.
The fighters circling - Vee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Napoleon walks into a straight right hand from Vee.
Napoleon throws out a leg kick but Vee moves out of range and Napoleon only half commits.
Vee is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vee misses with a looping left.
An attempted straight right counter from Napoleon misses the target.
Vee lands a jab to the nose.
Good exchange - Vee coming out on top.
Vee takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Napoleon throws a looping overhand right but Vee ducks down to avoid it.
Vee stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Napoleon.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Buster Napoleon.
I think Vee has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Brandon Vee!

Post fight, an emotional Brandon Vee said 'You are looking at one of the most dangerous weapons on earth, a black man who don't give a shit. And no one can stop me. Can you dig it? CAN YOU DIG IT!?'.
The defeated Buster Napoleon had this to say: 'Holy shit you hit hard. I will go do some neck exercises and come back to MACAW YOU!'.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Lee Sin (ranked 30 p4p, 5 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 221 p4p, 33 weight class). Sin comes to the cage accompanied by Original Nuttah. Imbula is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: ~Apache~. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

182 cm
35
171 lbs
27 - 11 - 3
185 cm
32
180 lbs
27 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula thuds a left hand into Sin's body.
Sin throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sin.
Sin walks into a stiff left hand from Imbula.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Sin counters with a stiff right hand.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Sin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sin moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sin's shoulder, as Sin tries to avoid the shot.
Sin takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Imbula keeps the fight on the outside.
Sin has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Imbula.
A jab from Imbula finds it's way through Sin's defenses.
Sin wants to slow Imbula down by chopping away at his legs.
Imbula looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Sin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Sin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Imbula looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A bone on bone clash there as Imbula blocks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Imbula throws a wild body kick that Sin sees coming a mile off.
Imbula lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sin is out of range.
And Sin counters with a quick kick to the body but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula throws a body punch but Sin moves out of range.
Sin has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Dr Hatsumi's Clinic in the buildup to the fight.
Sin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Imbula is out of range.
Sin lands a jab to the nose.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
An inside leg kick from Sin misses.
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sin throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
We've been informed that Imbula 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.
Imbula blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
Imbula tries to clinch but Sin is having none of it.
Imbula takes a kick to the side of the head.
Sin staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula throws a body punch but Sin moves out of range.
Sin scores with a shot to the body.
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!
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Sin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Sin.
Sin walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Imbula checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Imbula only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Sin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sin tried to counter with a leg kick but Imbula avoided it.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Sin's head but Sin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sin fails with an attempt to clinch.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sin.
A slapping body kick lands there for Imbula.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Sin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin misses with an uppercut. Imbula saw that one coming.
Imbula throws a looping overhand right but Sin ducks down to avoid it.
Sin 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.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sin's sensitive parts.
Sin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin takes a kick to the side of the head.
Imbula cracks Sin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Sin ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
Sin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sin moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Sin tries to land a leg kick but Imbula saw it coming and moves away.
Sin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Sin swings away with a body shot that misses
and Imbula counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sin's knee momentarily.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
Sin throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
Imbula scores with a punch to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sin missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin walks into a jab.
Imbula scores with a head kick.
Sin throws a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Sin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula slips a jab from Sin.
Imbula turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula darts in looking for a takedown but Sin gets double underhooks and turns Imbula into the cage.
Sin darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Imbula feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sin's calf.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sin avoids the body shot from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a leg kick.
Imbula slips under a jab from Sin.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cheik Imbula 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.


Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Sin.
Sin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Sin.
Sin is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sin scores with a sloppy right hand. Imbula should have avoided that one.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Sin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Imbula takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

Sin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Imbula, pushing him back against the cage.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Sin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sin.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Sin controls his hands.

Imbula manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Imbula keeping moving, preventing Sin from controlling successfully.
Sin is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Sin stands and throws Imbula's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Sin is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Imbula sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin wants to lay and pray for a moment but Imbula keeps working.
Imbula gets full guard.
Sin looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Sin wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.
Sin won't allow Imbula to sweep him here.

Imbula is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Sin defends well.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sin stands up and beckons Imbula to his feet.
Sin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sin thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Sin misses with a low kick.
Sin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Imbula looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Imbula slips a jab from Sin.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Sin moves away and avoids it.
Sin misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with an outside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
Sin digs a good hook to Imbula's body.
Imbula cracks Sin with a right hand to the side of the head.
A low kick from Sin misses
and Imbula connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Sin thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sin throws a wild body kick that Imbula sees coming a mile off.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula takes a kick to the side of the head.
Sin lands with a good body shot.
Sin throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Sin throws a leg kick but Imbula sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Imbula.
Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Sin moves out of range easily.
Sin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Sin sets himself, and Imbula steps forward looking for the clinch! Sin avoids it this time.
Sin is looking to chop away at Imbula's legs.
Sin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Imbula fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Sin wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula throws a front kick that sends Sin stumbling back into the cage.
Sin connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Sin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sin.
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Sin's front leg but catches the back leg as Sin tries to avoid it.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sin misses with a head kick.
Imbula steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Sin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Imbula's calf.
Jab from Imbula.
Sin misses with a body kick.
Sin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Imbula throws a lazy body kick
and Sin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula throws a hook but Sin blocks it.
Sin lands a nice looking kick to the body. Imbula takes a step back to recover.
Sin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
A big right from Imbula misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin blocks the body kick.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Sin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sin lands with a nice body punch.
Sin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Imbula slips under a jab.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
and Sin makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Imbula loads up on a big right hand but Sin slips the punch.
Sin swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin throws a series of punches but Imbula avoids them all with ease.
Imbula pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Nice defenses there by Sin.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Sin misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula checks the leg kick nicely there.
Imbula keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Sin counters with a left to the body.
A cross from Sin lands.
Sin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sin punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula moves out of range as Sin strikes.
Sin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Imbula looks to land a body kick but Sin moved away.
Sin moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sin. That's going to slow Imbula down.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Sin appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sin. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin tried to score with a low kick but Imbula checks it.
Sin slips under a jab from Imbula.
Sin feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Sin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Sin off balance momentarily.
Imbula lands a slapping body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin cracks Imbula with a good jab.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Sin scores with a jab to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sin.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Sin's head but Sin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sin.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Lee Sin did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sin throws a hook to the side of Imbula's head but Imbula sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Imbula walks into a jab.
Imbula throws a jab but it's blocked by Sin.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Sin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula throws a leg kick that is checked
and Sin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sin throws a wild body kick that Imbula sees coming a mile off.
Sin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sin misses with a body kick.
Sin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula throws a chopping leg kick but Sin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Imbula waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sin.
Sin with a hook.
Imbula tries to work over Sin's front leg with a kick but Sin checks it.
Imbula scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with an uppercut.
Sin slips under a jab from Imbula.
An attempted straight right counter from Sin misses the target.
Imbula takes one to the chin there.
Sin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sin throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
A lazy left from Sin finds it's target.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
It looked like Sin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Imbula misses with an attempted mid kick.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula throws out a counter right but Sin avoids it with no problem.
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Sin's knee but Sin avoids it well.
Some bone on bone action there as Imbula checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Sin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Imbula doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Sin is out of range.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
Sin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Sin takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sin looks to throw a body kick

and Imbula counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Imbula tries to free his leg and advance position but Sin is retaining full guard.
Imbula with a nice head shot there.
Imbula wants to control from the top but Sin keeps moving.
Imbula won't allow Sin to get back to his feet.
Imbula looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula postures up.
Sin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Sin keeping full guard, as Imbula tries to pass.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Imbula has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Imbula is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sin.
Imbula throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Sin.
Sin digs a good hook to Imbula's body.
Sin scores with a nice head shot.
Sin avoids a kick to the body.
Sin throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sin.
Sin throws a low kick but Imbula moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands with a right hand.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Sin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
Imbula is trying to counter with his kicks.
A solid body kick from Sin.
Imbula lands the left hand.
Imbula getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sin throws a big shot that misses.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Imbula throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Imbula lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
and Sin counters with a thumping low kick.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sin lands a right hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


A slapping leg kick lands for Sin.
Sin misses with a kick to the body

so Imbula counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Imbula stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Sin seems keen to control Imbula's posture.
Sin is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Imbula wants to control from the top but Sin keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula throwing strikes but missing.
Sin looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Imbula in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Sin misses with a low kick as Imbula jumps back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Sin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sin throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Sin checks it.
Imbula is looking to chop away at Sin's legs.
A slow jab from Sin misses its intended target.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sin throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
Sin connects with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sin is out of range and Imbula settles back down.
Sin loads up on a big right hand but Imbula slips the punch.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
Imbula throws a sloppy body shot
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Imbula listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Sin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sin throws a leg kick but Imbula checks it.
Sin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Imbula cracks the inside of Sin's front leg.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin slips a jab from Imbula.
Imbula swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Imbula throws a hook but Sin blocks it.
Imbula misses with a left hand
and Sin makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Imbula really felt that one!
Sin misses with a shot to the body
and Imbula counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sin looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula misses with a few strikes there.
Sin quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Sin.
Sin will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Sin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sin moves away.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sin's shoulder, as Sin tries to avoid the shot.
Sin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin moves away from the strike by Imbula.
Sin throws a hook but Imbula avoids it easily.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Sin looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula connects with the punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin lands a lovely overhand right.
Sin takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sin was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sin moves forwards but Imbula connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Imbula throws a jab when Sin was well out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Lee Sin.
I think Sin has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lee Sin!

Lee Sin retains his welterweight title!
Lee Sin thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dustin Kruger (ranked 220 p4p, 14 weight class) and Sunray Spike (ranked 140 p4p, 10 weight class). Kruger's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Enter The Spingbok Ninja. Spike has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Sunray Spike has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Dustin Kruger's chin.

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263 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dustin Kruger!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sunray Spike!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kruger swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kruger staying out of range there.
Kruger with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Spike to score with a decent uppercut.
A shot to the liver by Spike. Beautiful body shot.
Kruger throws out a loose jab but Spike uses good head movement to avoid it.
Spike ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Spike uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kruger.
Spike is trying to counter with his kicks.
Kruger ducks under a wild hook from Spike.
Spike throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Spike scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Spike walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kruger checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Kruger pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A clash of legs there as Spike blocks the low kick.
Spike swings for the body but Kruger moves out of range.
Kruger throws a leg kick but Spike sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Spike throws a push kick but Kruger slaps the foot to one side.
Kruger throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Spike counters with a left to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kruger misses the shot to the body.
Spike misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kruger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spike cracks Kruger with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Spike scores with a jab.
Kruger thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice cross by Kruger.
Spike ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Spike lands a nice looking body shot.
Spike throws a lazy head kick
and Kruger counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Spike throws a body shot but no joy.
Spike throws the left hand but Kruger avoids the punch easily.
Spike misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kruger ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Spike moves away.
Kruger checks a leg kick nicely.
Spike ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Spike lands a nice looking body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kruger staying out of range there.
Some bone on bone action there as Kruger checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Spike loads up on a big right hand but Kruger slips the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spike scores with a nice body kick.
Kruger looks to land a combination but Spike avoids it well.
It seemed like Spike was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Spike throws a front kick that sends Kruger stumbling back into the cage.
Kruger has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Spike.
Spike lands a head kick. Kruger smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Kruger swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab from Spike.
A leg kick checked by Kruger.
Spike throws a nice head kick!
Spike throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kruger.
Spike closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A big right from Spike misses.
Kruger misses with a shot to the body
letting Spike counter with a right hand.
Kruger on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Spike throws a looping overhand right but Kruger ducks down to avoid it.
A big right from Kruger misses.
Spike connects with a nice looking jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spike misses with a body kick.
Kruger feints and then cracks Spike's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Spike down.
Spike's coach down at Heavy Metal was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Spike's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Spike checks the leg kick nicely there.
Spike looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Spike is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Kruger had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Kruger throws a low kick but Spike avoids it.
Kruger throws a shot to the body.
Kruger misses with a right hand
and Kruger takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kruger tries to work over Spike's front leg with a kick but Spike checks it.
Spike scores with a nice head shot.
Spike throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kruger throws a jab but it's blocked by Spike.
Kruger pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Spike back to the cage. Kruger follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Kruger moves out of range of the strikes.
Spike moves out of range of the strikes.
Spike lands a nice looking body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Spike looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Spike misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kruger blocks a head kick by Spike.
Spike lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Spike uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kruger.
Kruger dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Spike. That did some damage!
Kruger feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Spike's calf.
Kruger throws a shot from downtown. Spike moves away and avoids it.
Kruger avoids the head kick by Spike.
Spike throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sloppy strikes from Spike. Those never looked like landing.
Kruger appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Spike misses with a hook. Kruger ducked under it nicely.
Kruger lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Spike keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kruger throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kruger scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kruger throws a sloppy head kick and Spike moves out of range easily.
Spike shapes to counter with a head kick.
Spike avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Spike throws a body kick that misses
and Kruger counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Kruger might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Spike misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kruger.
An attempted straight right counter from Kruger misses the target.
An inside leg kick from Kruger misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Spike checks a leg kick.
Kruger 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.
Spike has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kruger.
Spike wants to land a leg kick but Kruger is out of range.
Spike scoring well with a low kick there.
Spike misses with a body kick.
Spike takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Spike moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Spike throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spike avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Spike tests Kruger's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Spike avoids the body shot from Kruger.
Spike throws out a counter right but Kruger avoids it with no problem.
Sunray Spike seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Spike lands an overhand right.
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!
Spike pushes Kruger away with a front kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kruger misses with a looping left.
Kruger throws a body shot but no joy.
Spike throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kruger.
Kruger misses with a body kick.
Spike lands a leg kick that knocks Kruger off balance momentarily.
Spike pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Spike.
Spike throws a hook to the side of Kruger's head but Kruger sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Spike blocks a jab.
Spike throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Spike uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Kruger blocks a head kick by Spike.
Spike throws the kick towards the body but Kruger avoids it.
Kruger swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kruger lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Spike scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Spike throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kruger lands a head shot.

That's two 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!
Kruger swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Spike swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Spike throws a leg kick but Kruger sees it coming and moves out of range.
Spike dodges the punch combination from Kruger.
Kruger swings for the body but Spike moves out of range.
Kruger thows a left - swing and a miss!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Spike checks a leg kick.
Spike looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Spike misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kruger.
Spike lands a lovely overhand right.
Spike fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kruger has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A low kick from Spike is predictable there
and Kruger counters with a nice leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Kruger misses.
Kruger pivots, looking for a leg kick but Spike is out of range and Kruger settles back down.
Spike fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kruger.
Kruger throws a leg kick
and Spike cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kruger is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kruger blocks a low kick nicely.
Good leg kick by Kruger there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kruger throws a leg kick
and Kruger takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kruger throws a chopping leg kick but Spike manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Spike misses the shot to the body.
Kruger throws a leg kick but Spike sees it coming and moves out of range.
A punch combination from Spike misses.
Spike turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Spike takes one to the side of the head.
Kruger throws a leg kick but Spike checks it.
Spike has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kruger throws a hook to the side of Spike's head but Spike sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kruger lands a jab to Spike's midsection.
Spike scores with a nice right hand.
A clash of legs there as Kruger blocks the low kick.
Kruger walks into a stiff left hand from Spike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kruger avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
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!
Kruger blocks a head kick by Spike.
Spike throws a head kick that Kruger semi-blocks.
Kruger throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Spike misses the jab.
Kruger throws a shot from downtown. Spike moves away and avoids it.
Spike displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kruger throws out the jab.
Kruger takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kruger misses with a body shot.
Spike takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Spike thuds a left hand into Kruger's body.
Kruger displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Spike throws out the jab.
Kruger clobbers Spike with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A head kick from Spike lands but Kruger takes it in his stride.
Spike with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kruger tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kruger misses with a looping left.
Kruger getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Spike is looking to land body kicks.
Kruger on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Spike getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Spike tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Spike thows a left - swing and a miss!
It looked like Kruger was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Spike.
Kruger throws a body punch but Spike moves out of range.
Spike looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kruger feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Spike pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kruger has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Spike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kruger jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kruger on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Spike connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kruger lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Spike backs up against the cage.
Spike fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kruger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spike misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kruger.
The fighters circling - Spike throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kruger takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Spike misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kruger.
Kruger was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Spike throws out a leg kick but Kruger moves out of range and Spike only half commits.
Spike lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kruger at a distance.
Spike clobbers Kruger with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kruger throws a series of punches but Spike moves out of range.
Spike ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Spike misses with a head kick.
Spike lands with a straight right. Kruger didn't see that one coming.
Spike dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kruger takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kruger lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Spike backs up against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Spike throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spike lands a jab.
Kruger rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Spike cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Spike throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Kruger.
Kruger takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kruger looks to land a right hand but Spike moved out of range.
Spike looks to land a left hand but Kruger moved out of range nicely.
Kruger blocks the body kick.
Kruger throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kruger moves out of range of the body kick from Spike.
Spike goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Kruger ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Spike moves away.
Kruger will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kruger. Spike does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kruger throws a quick inside leg kick.
Spike swings for the body but Kruger moves out of range.
Jab by Spike.

Kruger is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kruger.
Spike blocks a jab.
Kruger ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Spike moves away.
Kruger misses with a low kick as Spike jumps back.
Spike looks to land a body kick but Kruger moved away.
A quick step to the side and Kruger tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kruger takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Spike fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kruger has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Spike fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kruger.
Dustin Kruger has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Spike tests Kruger's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Oh Kruger is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kruger feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Spikes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Kruger seems to have got his legs back now.
Kruger pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Spike looks to score with a jab to the body but Kruger is just out of range.
Spike goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kruger throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kruger.
Spike lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kruger misses with a shot to the body
and Spike counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kruger fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kruger sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Spike with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kruger checks the leg kick.
Spike misses with a kick to the body.
Kruger waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Spike.
Kruger tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Spike was well out of range. Poor timing from Kruger.
Spike steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kruger.
Spike appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kruger blocks a head kick by Spike.
A nice leg kick lands there from Spike.
Kruger ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Spike moves away.
Spike throws a sloppy head kick and Kruger moves out of range easily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sunray Spike!

Sunray Spike bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bunt Jernit (ranked 16 p4p, 4 weight class) and Maxim Jericho (ranked 73 p4p, 12 weight class). Jernit comes to the cage accompanied by Sail - Awolnation. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bunt Jernit!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Maxim Jericho!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jericho throws a shot from downtown. Jernit moves away and avoids it.
Jericho on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Jericho is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jernit.
Jernit fires out a quick counter leg kick but Jericho just manages to avoid it.
Jericho connects with a good right hand that stumbles Jernit. Jernit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jernit lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Jericho at a distance.
Jericho avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

Jernit closes the distance and pushes Jericho back into the cage.
Jernit gets through Jericho's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jericho works on Jernit's body with a couple of short punches.
Jericho lands a right hand that snaps the head of Jernit backwards.
Jernit throws a head punch that misses.
Jernit misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jericho misses with a body punch.
Jericho doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jernit lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jericho has had enough of the clinch but Jernit keeps him there for the moment.
Jernit keeps control of Jericho as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
With the fighters up against the cage, Jernit throws an elbow but misses.
Jericho working aggressively here.
Jericho can't find room to land a body shot as Jernit controls the action.
Jernit misses with a punch to the body.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jernit tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jernit lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jericho lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Jericho on the inside.
Jericho tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jernit's elbow.
Jernit lands a nice elbow.
Jernit blocks an uppercut.
Jernit lands a nice elbow.
Jericho lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jernit lands a body shot in the clinch.
Jericho gets through Jernit's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Jericho.
Jernit misses with an elbow over the top.
A hook to the body from Jericho.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jernit creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Jericho's defenses.
Jericho digs a right hand underneath Jernit's ribcage. Jernit let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jericho misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jernit lands a nice shot to the body.
Jericho tries to work over Jernit's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jernit pushes off an throws an elbow but Jericho leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Jericho.
Jericho tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Jericho.
Jericho tries to throw a body punch but Jernit avoids it by throwing Jericho back against the cage.
Jericho scores with a shoulder strike.
Jernit throws an elbow but it misses.
Jernit misses with an elbow over the top.
Jericho working aggressively here.
Jernit misses with a knee to the head.
Jericho lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jericho tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jernit tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Jernit just misses with a elbow thrown towards Jericho's brow.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Jernit.
Jericho lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jernit backwards.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jernit working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Jericho pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jernit lands with a nice body kick.
Jernit moves out of range as Jericho strikes.
A slow jab from Jernit misses its intended target.
Jernit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jericho scores with a nice strike.
Jernit jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jernit throws a head kick that misses.
A jab from Jernit does it's job there.
Maxim Jericho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Jernit gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Jericho misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jernit lands a damaging elbow.
A short right from Jericho.
Jericho blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jericho misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jernit creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Jericho's defenses.
Jericho digs a right hand into Jernit's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jernit's gas tank.
Jericho struggles to land a body shot inside as Jernit controls his hands.
Jernit working aggressively here.
Jericho lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jericho takes an elbow to the temple.
Jericho misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jericho tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jernit prevents a body shot from Jericho.
Jericho struggles to land a body shot inside as Jernit controls his hands.
Jernit tries a knee to the head but Jericho blocks it.
Jericho swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jericho lands a body shot in the clinch.
Jericho lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jernit throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Jericho has a couple of punches blocked by Jernit.
Jernit can't find room to land a body shot as Jericho controls the action.
Jernit lands with a right to the head.
Jericho doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jericho dodges an elbow strike from Jernit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jericho tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jernit's elbow.
Jernit lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short right from Jericho on the inside.
Jericho on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Jernit throws an elbow but it misses.
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 Bunt Jernit will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Jernit takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jericho throws a series of strikes that have Jernit backpedaling.
Jericho misses with a right hand
and Jernit counters with a nice uppercut.

Jernit takes the fight into the clinch.
Jernit cracks Jericho with a nice body shot.
Jericho has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Jernit seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Jericho can turn it around.
Jericho blocks an uppercut.
Jericho misses with a body punch.
Jernit lands with a left to the head.
A right hand to the body from Jernit.
Jericho can't find room to land a body shot as Jernit controls the action.
Jericho tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jernit's elbow.
Jericho working hard to break the clinch.
A hook to the body from Jericho.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Jericho in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Jernit misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Jericho on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jericho throws a punch but it's blocked by Jernit.
A short right from Jernit.
Jernit scores a nice knee to the body.
Jericho tries to work over Jernit's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jericho blocks the elbow strike.
Jericho struggles to land a body shot inside as Jernit controls his hands.
Jernit tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jericho's elbow.
Jernit lands a nice elbow.
Jernit misses with an elbow over the top.
Jernit blocks a body shot from Jericho.
Jericho misses with some punches.
Jericho lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jernit or not.
Jernit lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jericho struggles to land a body shot inside as Jernit controls his hands.
Jernit is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Jericho is defending well for now.
Jernit lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Jernit creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Jericho's defenses.
A left hand lands to the body for Jericho.
Jernit tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jernit throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jernit.
Jericho has had enough of the clinch but Jernit keeps him there for the moment.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jericho.
Bunt Jernit has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Jernit misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jericho tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jernit's elbow.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Jericho manages to break the clinch.
Jernit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jericho throws a jab when Jernit was well out of range.
Jericho waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jernit.
Jericho looks to land a right hand but Jernit moved out of range.
Jericho throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jericho takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jericho rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jernit moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Jericho's jab looks to have found its range, popping Jernit under the eye.
Jericho misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Jernit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jericho.
Jernit shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Jericho moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Jernit attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A head kick by Jericho misses
and Jernit counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jernit is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jericho is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jernit.
Some bone on bone action there as Jericho checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jericho swats away the attempt to clinch by Jernit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jericho works the jab nicely.
Jericho pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jernit fires out a quick counter leg kick but Jericho just manages to avoid it.
Jernit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Jericho throws a nice looking combination but Jernit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jernit lands with a hook. Jericho tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Jericho looks to land a right hand but Jernit moved out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Jernit.
Jernit thumps Jericho with a low kick.
Jernit defending well as Jericho loads up on a big left hand.

Jernit instigates a clinch.
Jericho lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jericho lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jericho throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jernits head.
Jericho tries a body shot but Jernit blocks it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice body punch from Jericho - that landed with a thud.
Jernit swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jericho struggles to land a body shot inside as Jernit controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jernit lands a nice elbow.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jericho.
Jernit misses with some punches.
With the fighters up against the cage, Jernit throws an elbow but misses.
Nice body punch from Jericho - that landed with a thud.
Jernit misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jericho can't find room to land a body shot as Jernit controls the action.
Jericho goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jericho blocks a body shot from Jernit.
Jericho lands a body shot in the clinch.

Jericho's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jernit throws a chopping leg kick but Jericho manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Jernit tries to land a leg kick but Jericho saw it coming and moves away.
Jericho keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Jericho scores with the left hand. Jernit knows he should have avoided that one.
Jericho might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jernit lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jernit misses with a wild body shot.
It looks like Jernit has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Jericho misses with the combination.
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 Bunt Jernit will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Jericho throws out a loose jab but Jernit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jericho looks to land a left hand but Jernit moved out of range nicely.
Jericho misses with an uppercut.
Jernit misses the shot to the body.
Jericho scores with a nice strike.
Jericho uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jernit.
Jernit rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jericho moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A leg kick checked by Jericho.
Jericho misses with a series of wild punches.
Jericho lands an overhand right.
Maxim Jericho seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jericho swings for the body but Jernit moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jericho throws an overhand right that lands on Jernit's shoulder, as Jernit tries to avoid the shot.
Jericho misses with an uppercut.
A big left from Jericho misses.
A little feinted left hand from Jernit on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice jab there from Jericho.
Jericho lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Jernit circles away quickly and effectively.
Jericho checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jericho misses with a hook
and Jernit counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jernit finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nice shot lands for Jericho.
A slow jab from Jericho misses its intended target.
Jericho throws a hook but Jernit blocks it.
Jernit throws a front kick aimed at Jericho's knee but Jericho avoids it well.
Jernit walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jernit ducks right into an uppercut from Jericho.
Jericho scores with a head kick. Jernit tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Jernit rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Jericho to counter with a crisp jab.
Jernit lands a leg kick that knocks Jericho off balance momentarily.
Jericho scores with a nice strike.
Jernit dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Jericho. That did some damage!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jernit ducks under a wild hook from Jericho.
Jernit half committed to a counter leg kick.
Jericho throws the left hand but Jernit avoids the punch easily.
A jab from Jericho misses.
A good leg kick by Jernit.
Jericho connects with a single shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jericho avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Jernit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jernit darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Jernit throws a leg kick that misses.
A big left from Jericho misses.
Jernit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jericho jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jericho ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jernit lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jericho throws a head kick that misses.
Jernit tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Jericho is able to avoid easily.
Jernit explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Jernit tries a head kick but it misses.
Jernit moves in looking to clinch but Jericho pushes him off.
Jernit misses with a low kick.
Jericho's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jericho on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jericho takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jernit misses with a wild body shot.
Jernit moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromJericho.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jernit lands with a straight right. Jericho didn't see that one coming.
Jernit slips a jab and a cross from Jericho.
Jernit throws a solid leg kick but Jericho takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Jernit.
Jernit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jericho throws out the jab.
Jernit connects with a solid leg kick.
Jernit pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jericho is out of range and Jernit settles back down.
Jernit moves out of range of the strikes.
Jernit tests Jericho's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jernit throws a leg kick but Jericho moved away.

Jernit moves into the clinch.
Jernit tries to land a knee to the head but Jericho blocks with his arms.
Jericho misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Jericho breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Jericho throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Jernit counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Jernit misses the jab.
Jernit throws a head kick but Jericho moves out of range.
Jericho swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jericho lands a two punch combo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jericho misses with a body punch
and Jernit counters with a stiff right hand.
Jericho misses with a hook.
Jericho throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Jericho.
Nice shot by Jericho.
Jernit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jericho tries a head kick but it misses.
Jernit scores with a sloppy right hand. Jericho should have avoided that one.
Jernit tries to close the distance and clinch up but Jericho swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Jernit looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Jernit connects with a leg kick. Jericho looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jericho digs a good hook to Jernit's body.
Jernit looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Jericho rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jernit moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Jernit.
Jericho connects with a crisp jab.
Jericho is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jernit.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Maxim Jericho just about did enough to take it.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Jericho tries to move into range but Jernit moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jernit misses the shot to the body.
Jernit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jericho misses with a body shot.
Jernit is looking to counter punch.
Jernit catches Jericho with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jericho throws a hook but Jernit blocks it.
Jernit feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Jericho throws a shot from downtown. Jernit moves away and avoids it.
Jernit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jernit misses with a low kick as Jericho jumps back.
Jernit misses with a head kick.
Jernit fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Jericho on the side of the head.
Jernit misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jernit tried to score with a low kick but Jericho checks it.
Jericho looks to land a left hand but Jernit moved out of range nicely.
Jericho drops his hands momentarily and Jernit takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Jericho swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Jernit.
Jernit misses with a body shot.
Jernit throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jericho looks to score with a jab to the body but Jernit is just out of range.
Jernit avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jericho takes a swing at Jernit's ribcage but misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Jericho misses the target.
Jernit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jericho.
Jericho misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Jernit half committed to a counter leg kick.
Jericho takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Jernit throws a quick inside leg kick.
That kick from Jernit tenderised Jericho's leg. Jericho is trying to keep his angry face on.
Jericho scores with a jab to the jaw.
Jericho scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jernit doesn't seem bothered though.
Jericho jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Jericho takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Jernit looks for the body kick but Jericho saw that one coming.
Jernit tries to move into range but Jericho moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jernit looks to throw the jab but Jericho is out of range.
The fighters circling - Jernit throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jericho fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jernit misses the shot to the body.
Jericho checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jernit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jericho.
Jernit looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Jericho swats away the attempt to clinch by Jernit.
Jernit misses with a low kick.
A big right from Jernit misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jernit.
Jericho walks into a jab.
Jericho connects with a good right hand that stumbles Jernit. Jernit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jernit scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Jericho looks to land a combination. Jernit sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Jernit throws a good cross that connects.
Jernit with a nice cross.
Jernit misses with an uppercut
and Jericho counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jernit throws a chopping leg kick but Jericho manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Jericho clobbers Jernit with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Jericho fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jernit manages to avoid it.
Jernit misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jericho jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jernit avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jericho plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Jernit takes one to the chin there.
Jernit blocks a jab.
Jericho fails to land with a series of punches.
Jernit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jericho.
Jernit tried to score with a low kick but Jericho checks it.
Jericho works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Jernit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jericho throws an overhand right that lands on Jernit's shoulder, as Jernit tries to avoid the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jericho lands with a nice combination. Jernit backs away looking to recover.
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!
Jernit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Jernit cracks Jericho with an open hand slap.
Jericho lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Jericho lands a right hook to the body.
A slow jab from Jericho misses its intended target.
Jericho chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jernit can pounce on him.
A good leg kick by Jernit.
Jericho keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jernit.
Jericho throws a hook but Jernit blocks it.
Jericho throws a shot from downtown. Jernit moves away and avoids it.
A jab from Jericho misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Jernit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jericho falls off balance throwing a combination
letting Jernit counter with a right hand.
Donk. Jernit catches Jericho right on the button with a cross.
Jericho keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Maxim Jericho will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Jernit thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Jericho if he has to take too many more of those.
A decent looking cross lands there for Jericho.
Jernit pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jericho misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Jericho blocks a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Jernit.
Jericho takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Jericho stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jernit.
Jernit is looking to clinch but Jericho is avoiding it.
Jernit is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Jericho keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jericho throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jernit scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jericho digs a good body shot into Jernit's ribs.
Jericho throws a sloppy head kick and Jernit moves out of range easily.
A combination from Jericho does no damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jernit throws a leg kick
and Jericho counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jernit showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Jericho.
Jericho takes one to the side of the head.
Jernit fails to land with a series of punches.
Jericho looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jericho listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Jernit shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Jericho stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jernit.
Jernit lands with a thumping leg kick.
Jernit 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.
Jericho checks the leg kick.
Jernit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jernit on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Jericho fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jernit looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Jernit takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Jernit misses with a wild body shot.
Jernit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jernit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jericho sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jernit misses with a body shot.
Jernit takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Jernit takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Jericho takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jericho misses the shot to the body.
Jericho misses with an uppercut. Jernit saw that one coming.
Jernit scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Good standup being displayed there by Jernit as he connects with a hook.
Jernit connects with a leg kick. Jericho looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jernit moves in looking to clinch but Jericho pushes him off.
Jernit will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Jericho throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Jernit.
Jernit moves away from the strike by Jericho.
A slow jab from Jernit misses its intended target.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jernit.
Jernit lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jericho's sensitive parts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jericho moves out of range as Jernit strikes.
Jernit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jericho.
Jericho throws a sloppy head kick and Jernit moves out of range easily.
Jernit 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.
Jericho blocks a head kick by Jernit.
Jernit throws a body shot but no joy.
Jericho lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Jernit circles away quickly and effectively.
Jernit on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jernit lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jernit avoids the head kick by Jericho.
Jericho works Jernit's body with a nice hook.
A jab from Jernit misses.
Jericho throws a counter combo.
Jericho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jernit connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Jericho lands a two punch combo.
Jericho tries a head kick but it misses.
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!
Jericho pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jernit has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Jericho is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Jernit throws a leg kick but Jericho checks it.
It seemed like Jericho was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jernit throws a leg kick but Jericho checks it.
Jernit swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jericho throws a hook to the side of Jernit's head but Jernit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Jericho throws the left hand but Jernit avoids the punch easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Jernit misses the target.
Jericho is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Jernit misses with a leg kick
and Jericho counters with a stiff right hand.
Jericho avoids the body shot from Jernit.
Jericho checks the leg kick.
Jernit is looking to clinch but Jericho is avoiding it.
Jericho misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Jericho scores with a jab. Jernit acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jernit misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jernit moves forwards but Jericho connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jernit looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Maxim Jericho.
I think Jericho has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Maxim Jericho!

Maxim Jericho is the new featherweight champion!
After the fight, Maxim Jericho was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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pop
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