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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Dallas Winston (ranked 1691 p4p, 189 weight class) and Pedro Changggg (ranked 3814 p4p, 378 weight class). This should be fireworks!

178 cm
31
165 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
177 cm
31
157 lbs
7 - 9 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Experienced
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Dallas Winston!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Pedro Changggg!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Changggg throws a shot from downtown. Winston moves away and avoids it.
Changggg ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Winston tests Changggg's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Winston takes one to the chin there.
Winston throws a lazy right hand but Changggg sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Changggg swings widly with a right hand

and Winston counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Changggg told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Winston wants to pass the guard but Changggg is keeping the position.
Changggg wants to stand but Winston is controlling the position.

Winston has gone for a leg lock! Changggg slips out almost immediately though and dives into Winston's guard.


Winston throws his legs up looking for a submission but Changggg uses it to pass to side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Winston is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Winston's coaches at RWB GYM 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.
Winston looking for a sweep but Changggg has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Winston is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Winston is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Changggg can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Winston is looking to escape.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Winston is working to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Changggg controlling his opponent.
Winston is looking to get to half guard.

Changggg stands up from mount. Strange move.
Changggg throws a one two combo.
Changggg's corner calls for a 1-2. Changggg obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Changggg lands a right hook to the body.
Changggg misses with a straight right.
Winston feinted with a counter takedown.
Winston doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Winston misses the jab.
Changggg swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
The fighters circling - Winston throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Winston takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Changggg scores with a decent looking hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Changggg ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Winston moves away from the strike by Changggg.
Changggg ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Winston moves away.
Pedro Changggg is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Winston misses with a hook.
Changggg misses with a series of wild punches.
Changggg slips under a jab from Winston.
Changggg throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Changggg just misses with a punch to the body.
Changggg misses with a hook.
Winston takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Changggg swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Changggg throws a shot from downtown. Winston moves away and avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A telegraphed right hand from Winston misses the target.
Changggg just misses with a punch to the body.
Winston attempts a counter takedown but Changggg avoids it well and moves away.
Winston on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Winston throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Changggg has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Changggg lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Changggg swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Winston changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Winston shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Pedro Changggg seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Changggg throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Changggg takes a swing at Winston's ribcage but misses.
Winston changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Changggg is looking to land body kicks.
Changggg misses with an uppercut. Winston saw that one coming.
Changggg waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Winston.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Changggg blocks a jab.
Changggg slips a jab from Winston.
Changggg scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Some bone on bone action there as Winston checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Changggg stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Winston's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Changggg connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Winston scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Changggg scores with a jab to the body.
Changggg just misses with a punch to the body.
Changggg wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Winston slips under a jab.
Winston cracks Changggg with a right hand to the side of the head.
Winston shoots in for a double leg but Changggg sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Changggg swings for the body but Winston moves out of range.
Winston changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Changggg getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Winston throws a lazy right hand but Changggg sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Winston lands with a hook. Changggg tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Changggg misses with a low kick.
Winston missing with a left hand there. Changggg was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Changggg connects with a jab.
Winston throws a looping overhand right but Changggg ducks down to avoid it.
Changggg lands a slapping body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Winston jabs at Changggg's body.
Changggg lands with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Changggg uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Winston.
Changggg throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Winston scores with a nice right hand.
Changggg showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Winston.
Winston jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Changggg lands a nice looking body shot.
Changggg throws a body punch but Winston moves out of range.
Winston connects with a right hand. Changggg shakes it off.
The crowd cheers as Changggg lands an impressive looking overhand right. Winston doesn't seem phased though.
Changggg looks to land a left hand but Winston moved out of range nicely.
Winston is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Changggg fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Changggg lands a really nice looking cross but Winston seems unphased.
Winston uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Changggg.
A big left from Winston misses.
Changggg ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Winston throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Changggg ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Winston throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Winston fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Winston drops his hands momentarily and Changggg takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Winston keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Changggg ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Changggg doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A looping hook to the body misses from Changggg. Winston does a little dance to reset his feet.
Changggg scores with a hook to the body. Winston takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Changggg takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Changggg connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Winston shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Changggg looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Changggg throws a nice inside leg kick.
Changggg misses with a body kick.
Changggg fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Changggg connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Winston momentarily.
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!
Changggg digs a good body shot into Winston's ribs.
Changggg fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Winston looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Changggg 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.
Changggg throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Winston stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Winston shoots in for a takedown but Changggg shows good takedown defense.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dallas Winston. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Winston slips a straight right by Changggg.
Changggg scores with a punch to the head.
A combination from Winston does no damage.
Changggg drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Changggg scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Winston takes a jab right on the kisser.
Winston throws a big shot that misses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Changggg!
Winston shoots in but Changggg avoids the takedown attempt easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Changggg fails to land with a series of punches.
Winston attempts a counter takedown but Changggg avoids it well and moves away.
Winston misses with a hook.
Winston throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Winston misses the shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Winston takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

Winston shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Changggg napping and manages to drive through into side control!

Changggg bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Changggg throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Winston stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Changggg throws out a loose jab but Winston uses good head movement to avoid it.
A swing and a miss from Winston.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Changggg with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Winston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Changggg.
Winston misses with a double jab
and Changggg counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Winston thinking.
A telegraphed right hand from Winston misses the target.
Changggg scores with a one two! Winston had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A jab from Changggg misses.
Changggg ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Winston takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Changggg is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Winston rather than just go for the knockout.
Changggg cracks a nice hook into Winston's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Winston scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Changggg looks to score with a jab to the body but Winston is just out of range.
Pedro Changggg seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Winston misses with a straight left.
Changggg looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Winston throws a body shot but no joy.
Winston walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Changggg throws a hook but Winston avoids it easily.
Winston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Changggg.
A telegraphed right hand from Changggg misses the target.
Changggg misses with an uppercut.
Changggg throws a body shot but no joy.
Winston throws out a loose jab but Changggg uses good head movement to avoid it.
Changggg scores with a nice strike.
Winston uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Changggg.
Winston changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
The fighters circle momentarily. Winston darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Changggg lands a nice looking kick to the body. Winston takes a step back to recover.
Winston loads up on a big right hand but Changggg slips the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Winston misses the shot to the body.
Winston thows a left - swing and a miss!
Winston throws a hook to the side of Changggg's head but Changggg sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Changggg comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Changggg with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Winston to score with a decent uppercut.
A decent looking cross lands there for Winston.
Changggg lands a slapping body shot.
Changggg moves away from the strike by Winston.
Winston looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Changggg throws out a powerful jab.
Changggg throws a wild body kick that Winston sees coming a mile off.
Winston misses with a wild body shot.
Changggg appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Changggg thows a left - swing and a miss!
Winston feinted with a counter takedown.
Winston ducks right into an uppercut from Changggg.
Changggg scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Winston is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Changggg.
Changggg looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Changggg with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Dallas Winston has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Changggg throws out a leg kick but Winston moves out of range and Changggg only half commits.
Winston misses with a body punch
and Changggg counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Changggg ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Winston throws a lazy right hand but Changggg sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Winston looks to score with a jab to the body but Changggg is just out of range.
Changggg lands a right hook to the body.
Winston is trying hard to land a takedown here. Changggg sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Winston takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Winston walks into a straight right hand from Changggg.
Changggg dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Changggg feints and then cracks Winston's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Winston down.
Changggg misses with a looping right.
Winston drops down looking for a counter takedown but Changggg sprawls and moves away.
Changggg comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Changggg moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Winston ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Changggg looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Changggg ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A punch combination from Winston misses.
Changggg ducks under a wild hook from Winston.
A shot to the liver by Changggg. Beautiful body shot.
Changggg changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Changggg has Winston up against the cage in a clinch.
Winston lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Winston managing to block the knees to the body from Changggg.
Changggg lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Winston blocks an elbow strike from Changggg.
Changggg with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Winston tries to score a body lock takedown but Changggg shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Winston throws a punch but it's blocked by Changggg.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Changggg lands a knee to the body.
Winston wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dallas Winston. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A left hand lands to the body for Changggg.
Winston lands a hook that snaps the head of Changggg backwards.
Changggg lands a body shot in the clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pedro Changggg comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Changggg 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pedro Changggg!

After the big win, Pedro Changggg made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Organic Nutrition and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
Dallas Winston was interviewed post fight and said 'Fuck it'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Kisada Hida (ranked 1523 p4p, 82 weight class) and Leo Kovarov (ranked 1814 p4p, 90 weight class). Hida comes to the cage accompanied by Noisestorm - Crab Rave. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

160 cm
23
140 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
167 cm
24
146 lbs
8 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Kisada Hida!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Leo Kovarov!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hida throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kovarov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hida was well out of range. Poor timing from Kovarov.
Kovarov misses with a body shot.
Hida scores with a jab to the body.
Hida scores with a body shot.
Kovarov scores with a body shot.
Kovarov lands with a shot to the body.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Hida enables Kovarov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Hida manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.

Kovarov 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.
Kovarov with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kovarov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Hida looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kovarov is one step ahead there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hida has momentary wrist control but Kovarov slips an elbow through the middle.

Kovarov thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Hida is trying to keep Kovarov in close.
Hida avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Hida looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kovarov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hida works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Hida wants to sweep here but Kovarov controlling him for the moment.
Kovarov throwing strikes but missing.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hida is pulling down on Kovarov's head to control his posture.
Kovarov is looking to stand up but Hida won't let him.
Kovarov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Hida on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Hida tries to get out of the position.
Hida controls Kovarov momentarily but Kovarov frees himself.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Kovarov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Hida throws a body shot but no joy.
We've been told by Hida's head coaches at Rokugan that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kovarov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hida's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kovarov.
A shot to the liver by Hida. Beautiful body shot.
Hida is looking to wear down Kovarov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Hida throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kovarov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kovarov misses with a takedown attempt
enabling Hida to counter with a crisp jab.
Kisada Hida is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kovarov throws a shot to the body.
Hida misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kovarov.
Hida is looking to chop away at Kovarov's legs.
Kovarov with the counter takedown but Hida avoids it easily.
Hida fails to land with a series of punches.

Kovarov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kovarov trying to control the action but Hida is working from the bottom.
Kovarov prevents Hida from escaping the position.
Kovarov wants to control but Hida is keeping him busy.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kovarov creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Hida is trying to control Kovarov's posture but Kovarov avoids it.
Kovarov working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Kovarov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
You can see the frustration on Hida's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Hida is working to avoid the ground and pound but Kovarov connects with a decent elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leo Kovarov dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Kovarov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kovarov. Hida does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hida swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hida takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kovarov scores with a hook.
Hida throws a hook but Kovarov avoids it easily.
Hida lands a slapping body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hida throws a body shot but no joy.
Leo Kovarov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A shot to the body from Hida misses
and Kovarov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kovarov lunges at Hida with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hida's hand.
Kovarov tries to clinch up but Hida circles away and keeps his distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kovarov throws a good cross that connects.
Kovarov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hida appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kovarov misses with a wild combination.
Kovarov scores with a body shot.
Kovarov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Kovarov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kovarov cracks a nice hook into Hida's ribs.
Hida looks to score with a jab to the body but Kovarov is just out of range.
Kovarov wants to counter with a clinch but Hida pushes him away.
Kovarov just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Hida wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hida. Kovarov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kovarov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kovarov throws a hook to the side of Hida's head but Hida sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kovarov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Kovarov lands a body shot.
Hida throws a right hand that Kovarov ducks under and follows up with a left that Kovarov also avoids with ease.
Kovarov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Hida throws a body punch but Kovarov moves out of range.
Kovarov feints the counter takedown.
Kovarov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hida throws a body shot but no joy.
Kovarov misses with a series of wild punches.
Hida appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kovarov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kovarov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Hida misses the shot to the body.
Kovarov shoots in looking for a takedown but Hida manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kovarov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kisada Hida has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Leo Kovarov.
Hida throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kovarov misses with an uppercut.
Hida throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kovarov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice uppercut lands for Hida. That snapped Kovarov's head back.

It looks like Leo Kovarov has been cut.
Hida takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kovarov misses with a leg kick
and Hida counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hida listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kovarov tries to bum rush Hida with a series of wild strikes but Hida uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the body from Hida misses
and Kovarov counters with a left to the body.
Hida lunges at Kovarov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kovarov's hand.
Leo Kovarov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kovarov looks to land a combination but Hida avoids it well.
Hida looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Hida swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Kovarov as he connects with a hook.
Kovarov feints and then cracks Hida's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hida down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Leo Kovarov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Leo Kovarov's cut.
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!


Kovarov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kovarov ducks under a wild hook from Hida.
Kovarov missing with a left hand there. Hida was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kovarov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kovarov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hida fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kovarov manages to avoid it.
Hida misses with a wild body shot.
A little jabbing left from Kovarov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hida on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kovarov throws an off balance right hand
and Hida counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hida misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hida fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kovarov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hida drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hida throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kovarov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hida is able to avoid easily.
Kovarov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kovarov darts in looking for a takedown but Hida gets double underhooks and turns Kovarov into the cage.
Kovarov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kovarov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hida fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kovarov manages to avoid it.
Kovarov avoids the body shot from Hida.
Hida misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hida lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Hida swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kovarov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Hida was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Kovarov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hida momentarily.

Kovarov pushes Hida up against the cage in a clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Hida escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kovarov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kovarov lands a glancing blow to the side of Hida's head.
Kovarov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kovarov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Kisada Hida has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Leo Kovarov.
Kovarov slips a jab and a cross from Hida.
Kovarov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
No joy there for Kovarov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kovarov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hida lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hida fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kovarov manages to avoid it.
Kovarov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kovarov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kovarov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hida manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kovarov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hida manages to avoid it.
Kisada Hida has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hida misses with a double jab.
Hida is looking to chop away at Kovarov's legs.
Kovarov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hida misses with a body shot.
Hida misses the jab.
Kovarov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hida takes one to the chin there.
Kovarov throws a one two combo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Kovarov rushes Hida and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Good body shot from Hida.
Hida lands an uppercut.
Leo Kovarov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Kovarov scores a nice knee to the body.
A short right from Hida.

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 Kisada Hida.
Well Kovarov 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 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leo Kovarov!

Kisada Hida spoke after the fight, saying 'I wonder why his fists keeps getting bigger until I got hit.'.
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50%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ruslan Danilov (ranked 2084 p4p, 251 weight class) and Yokuni Togashi (ranked 1125 p4p, 144 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Togashi's choice of entrance music: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

185 cm
22
180 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
181 cm
23
177 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Ruslan Danilov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Yokuni Togashi!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Togashi takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Danilov slips a straight right by Togashi.
Togashi takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Togashi takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Danilov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Togashi.
Danilov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Togashi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Togashi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Togashi avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Togashi looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Danilov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Danilov throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Togashi's head.
Danilov misses with a kick to the body.
Togashi throws out a counter right but Danilov avoids it with no problem.

Danilov drives through and clinches with Togashi against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Togashi creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Danilov wants to stall.
Togashi makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Danilov swings wildly with an uppercut but Togashi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Togashi digs a right hand into Danilov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Danilov's gas tank.
Togashi is trying to break the clinch but Danilov is controlling him.
Danilov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Danilov misses with a punch on the inside.
Danilov looking to slow down the pace here.
Togashi lands a body shot in the clinch.

Togashi breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Togashi checks a leg kick.
Togashi throws out a loose jab but Danilov uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Danilov throws a chopping leg kick but Togashi manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Danilov dives in for a single leg takedown but Togashi sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Danilov throws a poor cross that misses
and Togashi counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ruslan Danilov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Togashi misses with a hook.
Danilov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Danilov with a nice cross.
A looping hook to the body misses from Danilov. Togashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Danilov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Danilov misses with a body kick.
Togashi appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Danilov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Danilov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Togashi's sensitive parts.
Danilov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Danilov misses with a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Danilov. That's going to slow Togashi down.
Danilov misses with a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Togashi! But no joy.
Danilov fails with a takedown attempt.
It seemed like Togashi was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ruslan Danilov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Danilov lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Togashi misses with an uppercut.
A head kick misses from Danilov.
Danilov throws a head kick but Togashi moves out of range.
Togashi stuffs the takedown.
A head kick misses from Danilov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Danilov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Danilov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Togashi but Togashi pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Togashi looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Danilov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Togashi's head.
Danilov throws a jab when Togashi was well out of range.
Danilov throws out a loose jab but Togashi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Togashi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Danilov.
Danilov misses the jab.
Togashi has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Danilov tries a head kick but it misses.
A leg kick checked by Togashi.
Togashi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Danilov moves out of range of the body kick.
Danilov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Togashi's hands.
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 Ruslan Danilov will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Danilov misses with a low kick as Togashi jumps back.
Togashi throws a shot from downtown. Danilov moves away and avoids it.
Danilov defending well as Togashi loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Togashi misses the target.
Togashi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Danilov.
Togashi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Togashi scores with a decent looking hook.
Danilov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Danilov misses with a low kick.
Togashi keeps the fight on the outside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Danilov tries to score with a low kick but Togashi moves his leg out of the way.
Nice defenses there by Togashi.
Togashi looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Danilov moves in looking to clinch but Togashi pushes him off.
Danilov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Togashi stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Danilov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Danilov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Danilov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A big left from Danilov misses.
Togashi scores with a shot to the body.
Danilov misses the shot to the body.
Togashi loads up on a big right hand but Danilov slips the punch.
Togashi punishes Danilov's body with a nice straight punch.
Togashi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Danilov.
Danilov misses with a body shot
and Togashi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Togashi lands with a nice body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A low kick from Danilov is predictable there
and Togashi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Danilov is rocked!
Togashi takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Ruslan Danilov is winning the standup battle so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Togashi misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Togashi dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Togashi throws a series of punches but Danilov moves out of range.
Danilov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A looping hook to the body misses from Togashi. Danilov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Togashi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Danilov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Danilov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Danilov wants to slow Togashi down by chopping away at his legs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Danilov.
Danilov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Danilov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Togashi looks to throw the jab but Danilov is out of range.
Danilov tries to counter with a takedown but Togashi is quick to defend against it.
Togashi throws a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Togashi coming out on top.
Danilov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Togashi.
Danilov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Togashi is fending him off so far but Danilov persists. Nope, Togashi circles away and we're back to standing.
Danilov misses with a combination
and Togashi counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Danilov jabs Togashi to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Togashi misses the shot to the body.
Togashi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Danilov.
Danilov changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Togashi avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Danilov moves out of range of the strikes.
Togashi misses with a body shot.
Danilov throws a head kick that half lands.
A head kick misses from Danilov.
Togashi looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Danilov misses with an uppercut
and Togashi cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Danilov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Togashi defends it nicely.
Togashi throws a counter combo.
Togashi lands with a nice body punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Danilov misses with a left hand
and Togashi counters with a left to the body.
Danilov misses the body punch
and Togashi counters with a right hand to the body.
Togashi looks to score with a jab to the body but Danilov is just out of range.
Togashi scores with a nice head shot.
Oh Danilov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Yokuni Togashi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Togashi 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.

Yokuni Togashi showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Danilov throws a wild body kick that Togashi sees coming a mile off.
Togashi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Danilov seems to have got his legs back now.
Togashi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Danilov.
Danilov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Danilov.
Danilov ducks under a wild hook from Togashi.
Togashi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice body punch from Togashi.
Togashi changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Togashi stuffs the takedown.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Togashi punishes Danilov's body with a nice straight punch.

Togashi cracks Danilov with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Togashi has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Danilov to stand back up!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Togashi lands with a shot to the body.
Danilov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Danilov misses.
Danilov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
and Togashi counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crack! Togashi connects with the perfect overhand right and Danilov falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Togashi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Yokuni Togashi!
Our winner, Yokuni Togashi, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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pop
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RATING
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Undercard bout


Black Alligator really struggled with his weight cut for this fight. After coming in at 140.5, he had two hours to cut the additional weight. He was unable to do so and as a result, his fight with Hiroki Tomori was cancelled.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Scott Smith (ranked 1428 p4p, 161 weight class) and Joshua Brown (ranked 3351 p4p, 341 weight class). Brown has chosen Hail Mary Tupac as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Scott Smith could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joshua Brown's chin.

175 cm
30
160 lbs
14 - 9 - 0
176 cm
23
166 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Good gas tank

Groove Gear

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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 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Scott Smith!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Joshua Brown!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Smith shoots in and gets a takedown into Brown's guard.
Smith pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Brown is keeping the position for now.
Brown controls Smith momentarily but Smith frees himself.
Smith preventing the sweep.
Smith wants to control from the top but Brown keeps moving.
Smith tries to free his leg and advance position but Brown is retaining full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brown trying to control the position.
Brown keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Brown swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Brown is looking for a triangle but Smith pushes his legs off easily.
Brown has control of Smith's left arm, preventing Smith from doing any damage.
Smith trying to control the position from guard on top but Brown is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Smith tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Brown swivels and escapes.
Scott Smith seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Smith gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Brown gets caught flat footed, as Smith shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Smith seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith trying to control but Brown is working from the bottom.
Smith passes Brown's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Brown is looking for a sweep. Smith is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Brown looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Brown is staying active underneath Smith, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Smith seems to be looking for submissions.
Smith wants to free his trapped foot but Brown is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Brown looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith tries to pass the half guard into mount. Brown knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Smith is thwarting Brown's attempts to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Brown is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Smith scores with a couple of nice shots.
Smith is trying to control the action in half guard but Brown is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Smith performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Brown gets back to full guard.
Smith trying to control but Brown is working from the bottom.

That's four 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.
Brown lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Scott Smith!
Joshua Brown spoke after the fight, saying 'I will learn from this!!'.
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RATING
28%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rich Silva Jr (ranked 1086 p4p, 140 weight class) and Liam James (ranked 2190 p4p, 269 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Silva Jr might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Sleeping Giant. James is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Come To Daddy by Aphex Twin. Liam James has the eye of the tiger tonight.

198 cm
24
225 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
190 cm
23
215 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rich Silva Jr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Liam James!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
James throws a poor cross that misses

and Silva Jr counters by clinching up.

Silva Jr has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics James uses from the top position.
James must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
James wanted to stand there but Silva Jr had control of the position.

James is posturing up here but Silva Jr has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! James tries to roll out but it's too tight and James has to tap! Slick submission there by Silva Jr!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Rich Silva Jr!
A victorious Rich Silva Jr thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
The defeated Liam James had this to say: 'No one likes seeing their opponent's hand raised, but that just means that they were the better man today. My team at 3Band MMA and I will break down this match and make the proper changes for my next camp.'.
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RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Allan Kurma (ranked 885 p4p, 117 weight class) and Matteo Boretti (ranked 350 p4p, 45 weight class). Boretti has chosen Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
24
195 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
188 cm
24
203 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
RESISTANCE

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Allan Kurma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Matteo Boretti!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good leg kick by Boretti there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Boretti 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.

It looks like Allan Kurma has been cut.
Boretti fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kurma looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Boretti connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Horrible takedown attempt by Kurma or perhaps it was just good defense by Boretti, which made it look bad.
Boretti now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Boretti cracks a nice hook into Kurma's ribs.
Kurma misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kurma looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kurma throws a head kick but Boretti moves out of range.
Kurma cracks Boretti with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boretti throws a big shot that misses.
Kurma swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A punch lands to the side of Kurma 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Boretti jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kurma throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Boretti wants to clinch.
Kurma loads up on a big right hand but Boretti slips the punch.
Kurma misses with a head kick.
Boretti looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kurma throws a head kick that misses
letting Boretti counter with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kurma looks to land a left hand but Boretti moved out of range nicely.
Kurma walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Boretti paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kurma misses with a straight left.
Boretti scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kurma in his tracks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boretti lands a head kick!
Boretti lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Matteo Boretti is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kurma blocks a jab.
Kurma throws a head kick that misses.

Kurma is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Boretti's half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurma prevents Boretti from standing back up.
Kurma is pressing down on Boretti's thigh, looking to free his foot. Boretti is holding on for now.
Kurma throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kurma is stalling here. Boretti is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Kurma seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Boretti has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Kurma 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.
Kurma manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kurma is looking for a kimura but Boretti is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kurma to get the leverage.
Boretti is holding on to half guard well.
Kurma thows a huge punch but Boretti dodges it nicely.
Kurma missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Boretti looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Boretti wants to control but Kurma is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Kurma throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kurma missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Kurma throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Boretti avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Kurma.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matteo Boretti dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Allan Kurma's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Boretti takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Boretti scores with a decent looking hook.
Kurma swats away the attempt to clinch by Boretti.
Kurma swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Matteo Boretti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kurma tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Boretti counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kurma displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boretti throws out the jab.
Boretti with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boretti lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kurma circles away quickly and effectively.
Kurma wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Kurma fails with a takedown attempt.
Kurma avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
As Boretti backs away, Kurma returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kurma is looking to clinch but Boretti is avoiding it.
Kurma blocks a head kick by Boretti.
Kurma dodges the punch combination from Boretti.
Allan Kurma is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A slow jab from Boretti misses its intended target.
An attempted straight right counter from Kurma misses the target.
Boretti misses with an uppercut
and Kurma counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boretti throws a shot to the body.
Kurma needs to keep his hands up - Boretti had a free shot at his head there.
That kick from Kurma tenderised Boretti's leg. Boretti is trying to keep his angry face on.
Matteo Boretti seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Kurma. Boretti shrugs it off though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kurma closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Kurma lands in his opponent's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boretti trying to keep a closed guard but Kurma is proving a slippery customer.
Kurma throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Boretti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kurma in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kurma trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kurma trying to move into half guard but instead Boretti has managed to sweep!

Boretti trying to control the position from guard on top but Kurma is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Boretti wants to stand but Kurma has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Allan Kurma overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurma looking to hit a scissor sweep but Boretti is one step ahead there.
Kurma trying to control the position.

Kurma has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Boretti can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kurma looking for a sweep. Not yet Kurma, not yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Boretti wants to control from the top but Kurma keeps moving.
Boretti wants to stand but Kurma is controlling his posture from full guard.

Kurma has his foot on Boretti's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Boretti works his way back into a safe position though.
Kurma throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Boretti looking to sit in guard and control but Kurma gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kurma looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Matteo Boretti will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Allan Kurma's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Boretti lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kurma shoots and misses
and Kurma takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Allan Kurma's cut is getting worse.
Kurma wants to clinch up but Boretti keeps it at a distance.
Boretti throws a head kick that misses.
Kurma pivots, looking for a leg kick but Boretti is out of range and Kurma settles back down.
Boretti has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Boretti checks the leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boretti swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boretti rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kurma moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Decent striking displayed by Boretti there.
Boretti throws a looping overhand right but Kurma ducks down to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Kurma on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kurma avoids a punch combination nicely.

Boretti rushes Kurma and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Boretti throws a punch but it's blocked by Kurma.
Kurma misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kurma blocks an uppercut.
Boretti fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Boretti throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boretti.
Kurma blocks an uppercut.
Boretti blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Boretti working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Boretti misses with a body punch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Boretti.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kurma blocks a body shot from Boretti.
Boretti throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Boretti creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kurma lands with a left to the head.
Kurma lands a left hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Boretti misses with a hook from the clinch.
Boretti tries to throw a body punch but Kurma avoids it by throwing Boretti back against the cage.
Boretti has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Kurma seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Boretti can turn it around.

Kurma manages to break the clinch.
Kurma has his takedown stuffed
and Boretti counters with a head kick. That will keep Kurma thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Kurma stalks Boretti and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Boretti's face. Boretti staggers backwards, shaken.
Boretti getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Boretti fails in his attempt to clinch.
Boretti just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromKurma.
Boretti shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Matteo Boretti is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kurma takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Boretti misses with a hook. Kurma ducked under it nicely.
Kurma is looking to counter with head kicks.
Kurma lands with a slapping head kick.
No joy there for Kurma, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Boretti scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Allan Kurma has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kurma lands with an uppercut that bounces Boretti off the cage and back into range.
Kurma gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Boretti cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kurma checks the leg kick nicely there.
It looked like Kurma wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Boretti.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kurma throws a head kick that misses
and Boretti counters with a good low kick that Kurma was not able to check.
Kurma defending well as Boretti loads up on a big left hand.
Kurma throws a big counter combination but Boretti scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Boretti ducks under a wild hook from Kurma.
Boretti lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Boretti misses with a few strikes there.
Kurma drops his hands momentarily and Boretti takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kurma takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kurma throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Boretti fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kurma fires out a quick counter leg kick but Boretti just manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Boretti, as that shot connected.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matteo Boretti!

Matteo Boretti decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Fedor Emelianegro (ranked 372 p4p, 57 weight class) and Jose Canseco (ranked 1591 p4p, 180 weight class). Emelianegro comes to the cage accompanied by Penis Siciliano. Canseco is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Lisa Gerrard, Peter Bourke - Meltdown. Jose Canseco told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

197 cm
24
265 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
193 cm
24
240 lbs
8 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Fedor Emelianegro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jose Canseco !
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelianegro. Canseco does a little dance to reset his feet.
Canseco is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Emelianegro misses with a left hand
and Canseco counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Jab by Emelianegro.

Emelianegro has Canseco up against the cage in a clinch.
Emelianegro working aggressively here.
Emelianegro misses with some punches.
Emelianegro prevents a body shot from Canseco .
Emelianegro lands with a right to the head.
Emelianegro digs a right hand into Canseco 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Canseco 's gas tank.
Canseco doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelianegro lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Emelianegro lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Canseco or not.
Emelianegro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Canseco 's elbow.
Emelianegro lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Canseco .
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Canseco throws a punch but it's blocked by Emelianegro.
Emelianegro lands a body punch in the clinch.
Canseco looks winded!
Emelianegro scores with a shoulder strike.
Canseco misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelianegro lands a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelianegro throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Emelianegro lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Canseco backwards.
A body shot lands from Emelianegro.
Canseco has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Emelianegro seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Canseco can turn it around.
Still in the clinch, Emelianegro scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Emelianegro.
Emelianegro lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Emelianegro lands with a short shot to the head.
Emelianegro lands a right hand.
Emelianegro gets through Canseco 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Emelianegro lands an uppercut.

Canseco is rocked!
Emelianegro lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Canseco 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Canseco is still on wobbly legs! Can Emelianegro finish him?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelianegro lands a nice uppercut.
Emelianegro throws a big uppercut that drops Canseco ! More strikes from Emelianegro and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Canseco lies dazed against the cage as Emelianegro celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Fedor Emelianegro!
An intense looking Fedor Emelianegro took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'I DO'.
The defeated Jose Canseco had this to say: 'I DO Then runs down to the courthouse and files for divorce.'.
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Co-main event


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Naoyuki Nakano (ranked 155 p4p, 21 weight class) and Henrique Gusmao (ranked 215 p4p, 29 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

172 cm
23
155 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
179 cm
24
155 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KOMBAT KLOTHING

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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 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Naoyuki Nakano!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Henrique Gusmao!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nakano looks to land a body kick but Gusmao moved away.
Nakano takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gusmao throws a hook to the side of Nakano's head but Nakano sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gusmao misses with a wild body shot.
Gusmao misses with an uppercut.
Gusmao uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nakano has time to react.
Gusmao throws a hook but Nakano blocks it.
Nakano fires out a quick counter leg kick but Gusmao just manages to avoid it.
Gusmao has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Nakano.
Gusmao rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nakano makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gusmao swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gusmao misses with a hook.
Gusmao misses with an uppercut.
Nakano thuds his shin into the meat of Gusmao's side.
A clash of legs there as Gusmao blocks the low kick.
Nakano throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Nakano.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A swing and a miss from Gusmao.
Nakano ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nakano looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nakano lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gusmao's sensitive parts.
Nakano catches Gusmao with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nakano throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Gusmao.

Gusmao moves into the clinch.
Gusmao tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nakano working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Gusmao fails to land.
Gusmao tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nakano blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gusmao tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nakano blocks an uppercut.

Nakano breaks the clinch.
Gusmao misses with an uppercut.
Nakano lands a glancing blow to the side of Gusmao's head.
Gusmao scores with a hook.
Nakano misses with an uppercut.
Gusmao moves out of range of the body kick.
Nakano moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gusmao looks to land a right hand but Nakano moved out of range.
Gusmao scores with a crisp jab that stopped Nakano in his tracks.
Nakano fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nakano throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
It seemed like Gusmao was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Nakano. That's going to slow Gusmao down.
Nakano takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Gusmao tries to clinch but Nakano is having none of it.
Nakano tried to counter with a leg kick but Gusmao avoided it.
Gusmao swings widly with a right hand
enabling Nakano to counter with a crisp jab.
Nakano looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nakano thuds a left hand into Gusmao's body.
Henrique Gusmao seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Gusmao misses its intended target.
Gusmao 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.
Nakano slips under a jab.
As Gusmao backs away, Nakano returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Gusmao throws out a loose jab but Nakano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gusmao throws a right and a left that Nakano avoids nicely.
Nakano misses with a low kick.
Nakano connects with an inside leg kick.
Good work by Gusmao as he checks the leg kick.
Gusmao checks the leg kick nicely there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Nakano.
Nakano misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gusmao throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gusmao takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nakano fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Nakano.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gusmao, as that shot connected.
Nakano slips a straight right by Gusmao.
Gusmao misses with a straight left.
Gusmao throws a looping overhand right but Nakano ducks down to avoid it.
Gusmao's jab looks to have found its range, popping Nakano under the eye.

Nakano is rocked!

It looks like Naoyuki Nakano has been cut.
Nakano misses with a kick to the body.
Oh Nakano is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Gusmao circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Nakano to the canvas! Nakano doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Gusmao keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henrique Gusmao!
Henrique Gusmao is the new featherweight champion!
Henrique Gusmao 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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Main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between William Snowdon (ranked 98 p4p, 15 weight class) and Valerio Bartoli (ranked 269 p4p, 37 weight class). Bartoli has chosen Modulate - Bass Alert as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

189 cm
23
185 lbs
15 - 3 - 0
180 cm
24
170 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, William Snowdon!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Valerio Bartoli!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Snowdon tests Bartoli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Snowdon blocks a leg kick.
Bartoli throws an overhand right that lands on Snowdon's shoulder, as Snowdon tries to avoid the shot.

Snowdon rushes Bartoli and presses him up against the cage.
Bartoli lands a nice shot to the body.
Bartoli swings wildly with an uppercut but Snowdon uses good head movement to avoid it.

Snowdon is trying to trip Bartoli. He has hold of a leg but Bartoli is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Snowdon persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Snowdon is fighting to break Bartoli's control of his arms but Bartoli is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Bartoli wants to sweep but no luck.
Snowdon is looking to pass into half guard but Bartoli pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Bartoli is in guard.


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

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

Snowdon working for a triangle but Bartoli defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bartoli won't allow Snowdon to sweep him here.

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

Snowdon looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Snowdon has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Bartoli is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Snowdon.
A control attempt from Snowdon but he's now mounted!
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon is in all sorts of trouble here.
Bartoli sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Snowdon is looking to get to half guard.
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli postures up.
Snowdon tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Bartoli takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Snowdon working to try and regain half guard.
Snowdon is working hard here to advance position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon tries to lock up and control but Bartoli gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Snowdon is working to get back to half guard.
Bartoli controlling the position easily from mount.
Bartoli trying to control but Snowdon is having none of it.
Snowdon is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Valhalla MMA, so we'll see if he gets out of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon working to try and regain half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Snowdon sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Snowdon is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bartoli trying to control from half guard but Snowdon is working away.
Snowdon trying to control here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Snowdon is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Valerio Bartoli will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Bartoli lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bartoli staying out of range there.
Snowdon looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Bartoli is fending him off so far but Snowdon persists. Nope, Bartoli circles away and we're back to standing.
Snowdon scores with the left hand. Bartoli knows he should have avoided that one.
A cross from Snowdon lands.
Bartoli tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Snowdon connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bartoli momentarily.
Bartoli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Snowdon shoots in and drives through. Bartoli sprawls well.
Bartoli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Bartoli misses with a right hand
and Snowdon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Snowdon throws a lazy right hand but Bartoli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bartoli flicks out a counter leg kick but Snowdon steps away.
Snowdon fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for William Snowdon. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Snowdon takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bartoli scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Snowdon throws a leg kick that misses.
A big left from Snowdon misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Snowdon connects with a body shot that sends Bartoli's belly button to the back.
Bartoli lands an overhand right.
Bartoli moves forwards but Snowdon connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bartoli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Bartoli there as he acknowledges the shot.
Bartoli throws a hook to the side of Snowdon's head but Snowdon sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Bartoli backs away, Snowdon returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Bartoli moves out of range as Snowdon strikes.
Bartoli feints a counter leg kick.
Bartoli misses with a low kick.
Snowdon tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Bartoli swivels and escapes.
Snowdon looks to score with a jab to the body but Bartoli is just out of range.
Snowdon throws a big shot that misses.
Bartoli changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Bartoli ducks right into an uppercut from Snowdon.
Bartoli fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Bartoli punishes Snowdon's body with a nice straight punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Snowdon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bartoli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bartoli 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Snowdon.
A little jabbing left from Bartoli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bartoli misses the jab.
Bartoli throws a good cross that connects.
Snowdon shoots for a takedown but Bartoli saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Snowdon cracks a nice hook into Bartoli's ribs.
Snowdon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A big right from Snowdon misses.
Snowdon throws a lazy body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Snowdon misses with a hook. Bartoli ducked under it nicely.
Bartoli stuffs the takedown attempt from Snowdon. Snowdon gets slowly back to his feet.
Bartoli lands with a hook. Snowdon tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Bartoli misses with a body shot.
Snowdon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bartoli.
Bartoli lands a lovely overhand right.
A big right from Bartoli misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon cracks Bartoli with a good jab.
Snowdon tries to work over Bartoli's front leg with a kick but Bartoli checks it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Bartoli.
Bartoli moves out of range as Snowdon strikes.

Bartoli fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Snowdon, pushing him back against the cage.
Bartoli prevents a takedown attempt there.
Snowdon has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Bartoli avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Snowdon jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Bartoli walks away with a smile on his face. Snowdon gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Valerio Bartoli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bartoli. Snowdon does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bartoli ducks under a wild hook from Snowdon.
Bartoli throws a leg kick but Snowdon checks it.
Snowdon was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Bartoli checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Snowdon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Bartoli closes the distance and pushes Snowdon back into the cage.
Bartoli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Snowdon misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Snowdon backwards.
Bartoli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Bartoli.
Snowdon is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Snowdon tries to pull guard but Bartoli forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Bartoli tries to throw a body punch but Snowdon avoids it by throwing Bartoli back against the cage.
Bartoli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Snowdon jumps guard but Bartoli stands there with Snowdon around his waist. Snowdon gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Snowdon is trying to trip Bartoli. He has hold of a leg but Bartoli is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Snowdon persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Snowdon trying to control but Bartoli is working from the bottom.
Bartoli looking to hit a scissor sweep but Snowdon is one step ahead there.
Bartoli keeping moving, preventing Snowdon from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Valerio Bartoli will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Snowdon moves into the clinch.
Bartoli scores with a nice hook to the head.
Snowdon blocking some punches.
A short right from Bartoli.
Bartoli misses with a punch on the inside.
Snowdon is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Bartoli to keep the fight standing.
Snowdon tries for a takedown but Bartoli manages to get underhooks.
Valerio Bartoli seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Snowdon decides to pull guard.

Snowdon looking for a guillotine here but Bartoli defends easily.
Snowdon looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bartoli is one step ahead there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Snowdon has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Bartoli can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Valerio Bartoli has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Snowdon throws his legs up looking for a submission but Bartoli uses it to pass to side control.
Snowdon being controlled for a moment.
Snowdon tries to buck Bartoli off but Bartoli is having none of it.
Bartoli wants to lay and pray for a moment but Snowdon keeps working.
Bartoli staying calm.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Snowdon tries to bench press Bartoli off him but Bartoli keeps the position.
Snowdon manages to work his way to half guard, despite Bartoli's best efforts.
Snowdon is pressing down on Bartoli's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Snowdon looking for a sweep. Not yet Snowdon, not yet.
Bartoli trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Snowdon has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Bartoli is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Snowdon.
Snowdon manages to work his way to half guard, despite Bartoli's best efforts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli is thwarting Snowdon's attempts to control the position.
Snowdon is looking to improve his position.
Bartoli is taking a breather. Snowdon says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Snowdon tries to get to full guard but Bartoli has control of the leg.
Bartoli slows the pace down in half guard.
Bartoli passes to side control.
Bartoli working away.

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.
Bartoli taking a breather here.
Snowdon tries to buck Bartoli off but Bartoli is having none of it.
Bartoli wants to lay and pray for a moment but Snowdon keeps working.
Snowdon is looking to reverse the position.
Snowdon wants to control but Bartoli postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bartoli is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Snowdon is trying to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bartoli takes a swing at Snowdon's ribcage but misses.
Snowdon lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Snowdon keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bartoli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Snowdon.
The fighters circle momentarily. Snowdon darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Snowdon lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Snowdon throws a body shot but no joy.
Bartoli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A little feinted left hand from Snowdon on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
No luck for Snowdon with that takedown attempt.
William Snowdon is winning the standup battle so far.

Snowdon throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Bartoli was covering up waiting for the punch and Snowdon finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Snowdon wants to pass the guard but Bartoli is keeping the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bartoli keeping moving, preventing Snowdon from controlling successfully.
Snowdon trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bartoli is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Snowdon slips nicely into half guard.
Snowdon wants to pass the guard but Bartoli is defending well.

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

Snowdon is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Bartoli is pressing down on Snowdon's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Snowdon postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Snowdon is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Bartoli is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Bartoli has escaped and now he's on top!

Bartoli seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bartoli pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Snowdon is keeping the position for now.
Snowdon trying to control the position.

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

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.

Snowdon looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Snowdon being controlled here, momentarily.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bartoli throws a good cross that connects.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Snowdon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bartoli moves away.

Bartoli pushes Snowdon up against the cage in a clinch.
Bartoli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Bartoli lands a body punch.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
A short right from Bartoli.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that William Snowdon will probably get the nod.
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.


Good work by Snowdon as he checks the leg kick.

Snowdon forces Bartoli back against the cage and clinches.
Bartoli prevents a takedown attempt there.
Snowdon fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Bartoli scores with a shoulder strike.
Bartoli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bartoli lands a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bartoli.
Nice body punch from Bartoli.
Bartoli throws a head punch that misses.
Bartoli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bartoli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bartoli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Snowdons head.
Bartoli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Snowdon seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Bartoli can turn it around.
Snowdon lands a nice shot to the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Bartoli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bartoli swings wildly with an uppercut but Snowdon uses good head movement to avoid it.
Snowdon tries to pull guard but Bartoli won't allow it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for William Snowdon. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Snowdon is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Bartoli is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Snowdon is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Bartoli is defending well.
Bartoli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Snowdon backwards.
Snowdon struggles to land a body shot inside as Bartoli controls his hands.
A short right from Bartoli on the inside.
Bartoli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Snowdons head.
Bartoli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Bartoli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Snowdon is rocked!
Still in the clinch, Bartoli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Oh Snowdon is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Bartoli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Snowdon is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Snowdon blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bartoli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bartoli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bartoli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bartoli lands a right hand.
Bartoli stops a takedown attempt from Snowdon.
Bartoli throws a punch but it's blocked by Snowdon.
Bartoli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
William Snowdon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Bartoli fails to land.
Snowdon is trying to pull guard but Bartoli has him pressed against the cage.
Snowdon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bartoli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bartoli swings wildly with an uppercut but Snowdon uses good head movement to avoid it.
Snowdon tries to pull guard but Bartoli holds him up against the cage and eventually Snowdon drops back down to his feet.
Bartoli misses with the head strike.
Snowdon seems to have got his legs back now.
A head punch on the inside from Bartoli fails to land.
Snowdon is trying to pull guard but Bartoli has him pressed against the cage.
Bartoli scores with a shoulder strike.
Bartoli lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Bartoli fails to land.
Bartoli lands an uppercut.
Snowdon jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Bartoli walks away with a smile on his face. Snowdon gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Snowdon throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Snowdon has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Snowdon there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bartoli throws a hook but Snowdon avoids it easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bartoli.

Bartoli instigates a clinch.
Snowdon has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Bartoli avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Bartoli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch on the inside from Bartoli fails to land.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bartoli.
Snowdon tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Bartoli smiles and moves away.
Bartoli feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Snowdons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bartoli throws a series of strikes that have Snowdon backpedaling.
Snowdon misses with a left hand
and Bartoli counters with a nice leg kick.
Bartoli scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Snowdon doesn't seem bothered though.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Snowdon with a poor takedown
and Bartoli connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Snowdon misses the target.
Snowdon drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Snowdon takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Snowdon takes a swing at Bartoli's ribcage but misses.
Snowdon takes one on the button.
Snowdon with a lazy takedown attempt
and Snowdon takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Snowdon shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Bartoli defends it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bartoli! But no joy.
Snowdon takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Snowdon wants to slow Bartoli down by chopping away at his legs.
Bartoli getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Bartoli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Snowdon.

And that's the end of the fight!
Valerio Bartoli comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bartoli 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Valerio Bartoli!

Valerio Bartoli is the new welterweight champion!
Valerio Bartoli bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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