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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Don Bronson (ranked 6020 p4p, 457 weight class) and Kensei Tanagawa (ranked 5988 p4p, 456 weight class). Bronson comes to the cage accompanied by Glass Candy. Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

189 cm
20
185 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
183 cm
20
187 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Don Bronson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kensei Tanagawa!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Anthony Taglia and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bronson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Tanagawa on the side of the head.

It looks like Kensei Tanagawa has been cut.
Bronson misses the jab.
Bronson thuds a left hand into Tanagawa's body.
Bronson misses with a looping left.
Tanagawa throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Bronson counter with a right hand.
A big left from Bronson misses.
Tanagawa takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Tanagawa throws a hook but Bronson blocks it.
Bronson walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Tanagawa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bronson connects with a single shot there.
Tanagawa has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bronson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tanagawa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Tanagawa misses.
Bronson misses with a wild body shot.
Tanagawa is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Bronson has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Chakuriki LA Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Bronson misses with a leg kick.
Tanagawa wants to counter with a clinch but Bronson pushes him away.
Bronson fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bronson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tanagawa throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bronson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bronson throws a leg kick
and Tanagawa counters with a straight right hand.
Bronson lands a leg kick that knocks Tanagawa off balance momentarily.
Bronson throws a leg kick which misses Tanagawa's front leg but catches the back leg as Tanagawa tries to avoid it.
Bronson looks to throw a body kick

and Tanagawa counters with a shoot takedown. Bronson fights it but they end up in guard.
Tanagawa trying to control the position from guard on top but Bronson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Bronson working for a triangle but Tanagawa defends it easily.
Bronson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Bronson working for a triangle but Tanagawa defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bronson looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Tanagawa wants to control from the top but Bronson keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tanagawa looking to pass the guard.
Bronson working a defensive guard here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bronson connects with a leg kick. Tanagawa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bronson misses with an uppercut.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Bronson.
Bronson thumps Tanagawa with a low kick.
Bronson scores with a body shot.
Bronson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tanagawa.
Tanagawa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bronson was well out of range. Poor timing from Tanagawa.
Bronson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Tanagawa throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bronson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Tanagawa moves out of range of the body kick.
Tanagawa wants to counter with a clinch but Bronson pushes him away.
Tanagawa tries a low kick but Bronson avoids it.
Bronson misses with a wild combination.
Tanagawa feints a counter leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tanagawa misses with a leg kick
and Bronson makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Tanagawa really felt that one!
Don Bronson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tanagawa throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Bronson counters with a nice uppercut.
A nice inside leg kick there by Bronson. That's going to slow Tanagawa down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bronson throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bronson looks to score with a jab to the body but Tanagawa is just out of range.
Bronson lands a glancing blow to the side of Tanagawa's head.
Bronson throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Tanagawa slips under a jab.
Bronson checks the leg kick.
Bronson slips a jab from Tanagawa.
Bronson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Tanagawa momentarily.
Bronson lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bronson. Tanagawa does a little dance to reset his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Don Bronson dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kensei Tanagawa's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Bronson throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Tanagawa misses with a straight left.
Tanagawa takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bronson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bronson with a jab.
Tanagawa works the jab nicely.
Bronson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Tanagawa tries to land a front kick but Bronson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Tanagawa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Tanagawa fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bronson feinted there with a counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bronson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Tanagawa.
Tanagawa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bronson.
Tanagawa doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bronson thuds his right hand into Tanagawa's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Don Bronson is winning the standup battle so far.
Bronson misses with an uppercut. Tanagawa saw that one coming.
Bronson has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Tanagawa avoids the body shot from Bronson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bronson ducks under a wild hook from Tanagawa.
Tanagawa paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bronson scores with a nice strike.
A solid body kick from Bronson.
Tanagawa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bronson lands a nice looking body kick.
Bronson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Tanagawa tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bronson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bronson lands a right hook to the body.
Bronson lands a nice hook to Tanagawa's body. Tanagawa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Tanagawa shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Bronson but Bronson pushes him off and we're back to square one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tanagawa has his takedown stuffed
and Bronson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tanagawa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bronson. Bronson obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice shot by Bronson.
Bronson scores with a jab.
A lazy body kick from Tanagawa
and Bronson counters with a thumping low kick.
Bronson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tanagawa takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Tanagawa checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Bronson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bronson lands with a cross.
Bronson moves away from the strike by Tanagawa.
Bronson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Tanagawa's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tanagawa fails with a takedown attempt.
Don Bronson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kensei Tanagawa.
Bronson lands a nice looking kick to the body. Tanagawa takes a step back to recover.
Bronson misses the jab.
Tanagawa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bronson cracks Tanagawa with a good jab.
Tanagawa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bronson. Bronson obviously looking to wear him down.
Tanagawa slips under a jab from Bronson.
Bronson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bronson feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Tanagawa's calf.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bronson misses with a hook
and Tanagawa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bronson swings widly with a right hand
and Tanagawa counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bronson tests Tanagawa's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bronson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tanagawa can do to turn this around?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tanagawa tries for a takedown but Bronson circles away easily
and Bronson counters with a stiff right hand.
Bronson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Tanagawa throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Bronson to counter with a crisp jab.
A left lands for Bronson.
A jab from Bronson finds it's way through Tanagawa's defenses.
Tanagawa defending well as Bronson loads up on a big left hand.
Bronson tests Tanagawa's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bronson looking to land some kicks to the body here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Don Bronson dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Kensei Tanagawa's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Tanagawa misses with a body shot.
Bronson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Tanagawa throws out a counter right but Bronson avoids it with no problem.
Bronson scoring well with a low kick there.
Bronson with a nice cross.
Bronson lunges at Tanagawa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Tanagawa's hand.
Tanagawa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bronson misses with a body shot.
Tanagawa digs a good hook to Bronson's body.
A jab from Bronson misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bronson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bronson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tanagawa.
Kensei Tanagawa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
An inside leg kick lands from Bronson.
Don Bronson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tanagawa misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tanagawa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tanagawa shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Bronson but Bronson pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Bronson thinks about countering with a body kick.
Bronson throws an off balance right hand
and Tanagawa counters with a nice body shot.
Tanagawa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tanagawa throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Bronson to counter with a crisp jab.
Bronson cracks the inside of Tanagawa's front leg.
Tanagawa jabs Bronson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Nice uppercut lands for Bronson. That snapped Tanagawa's head back.
Tanagawa misses with a hook
enabling Bronson to counter with a crisp jab.
Bronson throws a jab but it's blocked by Tanagawa.
Tanagawa tries to clinch up but Bronson circles away and keeps his distance.
Bronson keeps Tanagawa at a distance using the push kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bronson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Tanagawa's hands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tanagawa misses with a body kick.
Tanagawa misses with a looping right.
A nice inside leg kick there by Bronson. That's going to slow Tanagawa down.
Bronson scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
An inside leg kick lands from Bronson.
Tanagawa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bronson.
Bronson misses with a wild combination.
Tanagawa swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Tanagawa slips a jab from Bronson.
Tanagawa doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bronson lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Bronson moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Don Bronson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Tanagawa misses with a wild body shot.
Bronson throwing a counter right hand but Tanagawa manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tanagawa just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Bronson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bronson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Tanagawa's hands.
Tanagawa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tanagawa misses with a low kick.
Tanagawa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Tanagawa tries to clinch but Bronson is having none of it.
Tanagawa shoots in for a takedown but Bronson shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bronson thumps Tanagawa with a low kick.
Bronson is looking to slow Tanagawa down with leg kicks.
Bronson thuds a left hand into Tanagawa's body.
Tanagawa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bronson throws a front kick that sends Tanagawa stumbling back into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bronson throws a quick inside leg kick.
Tanagawa jabs Bronson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bronson scores with a hook to the body. Tanagawa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bronson connects with an inside leg kick.
Bronson connects with a looping right hand.
Tanagawa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bronson.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bronson.
Tanagawa takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Tanagawa throws a body punch but Bronson moves out of range.
Tanagawa on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A swing and a miss from Tanagawa.
Bronson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tanagawa manages to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dean Styles scores the fight 30:27
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Don Bronson!
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Valar Dohaeris (ranked 5784 p4p, 501 weight class) and Shane Raffington (ranked 6215 p4p, 515 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

191 cm
18
209 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
182 cm
20
190 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Valar Dohaeris!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Shane Raffington!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, David Schapiro and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raffington misses with a low kick.
A swing and a miss from Raffington.
Raffington throws a shot from downtown. Dohaeris moves away and avoids it.
Raffington has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Raffington misses with a body kick.
Dohaeris stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Raffington.
Dohaeris digs a good body shot into Raffington's ribs.
Raffington takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Dohaeris connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Raffington throws a body shot but no joy.
Dohaeris steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Raffington. That one must have hurt.
Raffington scores with a nice body kick.
Nice shot lands for Raffington.
A head kick misses from Raffington.
Raffington misses with a low kick.
Raffington scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dohaeris 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.
Raffington appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Raffington swings for the body but Dohaeris moves out of range.
Dohaeris takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Raffington with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raffington moves out of range of the leg kick from Dohaeris.
Dohaeris fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Raffington checks it well.
Dohaeris misses the shot to the body.
Raffington slips under a jab.
Raffington connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Dohaeris swings for the body but Raffington moves out of range.
Raffington pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raffington thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Dohaeris if he has to take too many more of those.
Raffington is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dohaeris.
Raffington misses with an uppercut. Dohaeris saw that one coming.
Raffington 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.
Raffington doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Dohaeris looks to land a right hand but Raffington moved out of range.
Dohaeris moves out of range of the body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dohaeris. Raffington does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raffington looks to land a body kick but Dohaeris moved away.
Dohaeris has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Chakuriki LA Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Dohaeris is looking to wear down Raffington with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Dohaeris tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Dohaeris checks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Dohaeris misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris avoids the body shot from Raffington.
Raffington throws a jab but it's blocked by Dohaeris.
Shane Raffington is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Raffington swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dohaeris tries to clinch up but Raffington circles away and keeps his distance.
Raffington checks a leg kick.
Dohaeris takes a swing at Raffington's ribcage but misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raffington throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Dohaeris tries to counter by clinching up but Raffington breaks away and moves out of range.
Dohaeris throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raffington closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Dohaeris checks the leg kick.
Dohaeris bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raffington digs a good body shot into Dohaeris's ribs.
Raffington drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Dohaeris changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Raffington throws a head kick but Dohaeris moves out of range.
Raffington blocks a leg kick.
Raffington throws a low kick, looking for Dohaeris's leg but Dohaeris calmly moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raffington explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Raffington connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Raffington misses with a head kick.
Dohaeris moves out of range of the leg kick from Raffington.
Dohaeris blocks a jab.
Dohaeris throws a leg kick but Raffington checks it.
Raffington scores with a leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Dohaeris lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Raffington has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Raffington and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Raffington misses the jab.
Dohaeris scores with a jab. Raffington acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dohaeris tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Raffington was well out of range. Poor timing from Dohaeris.
Raffington lands with a cross.
Dohaeris tries to land a front kick but Raffington steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Raffington looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Raffington keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dohaeris throws a poor cross that misses
and Raffington counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dohaeris throws a lazy uppercut
and Raffington counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
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!
Dohaeris looks to land a right hand but Raffington moved out of range.
It seemed like Raffington was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dohaeris looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Raffington blocks a jab.
Dohaeris throws an overhand right that lands on Raffington's shoulder, as Raffington tries to avoid the shot.
Raffington misses the shot to the body.
Dohaeris tries to close the distance and clinch but Raffington swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Raffington ducks under a wild hook from Dohaeris.
Dohaeris connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Shane Raffington seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circling - Raffington throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dohaeris drops down looking for a counter takedown but Raffington sprawls and moves away.
Raffington has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Raffington there as he acknowledges the shot.
Dohaeris tries to close the distance and clinch up but Raffington swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Raffington misses with a leg kick

and Dohaeris moves into the clinch.
Dohaeris is trying to break the clinch but Raffington has him pressed against the cage.
Raffington tries a body shot but Dohaeris blocks it.
Dohaeris is leaning against Raffington and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Dohaeris.
Raffington lands with a right to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raffington lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Shane Raffington 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.


Dohaeris throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Raffington, right into the meat.
Dohaeris throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Dohaeris throws a body punch but Raffington moves out of range.
Dohaeris moves to clinch but Raffington breaks away
and Raffington cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A left lands for Dohaeris.
Dohaeris looks to land a left hand but Raffington moved out of range nicely.
Dohaeris throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dohaeris tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Raffington paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Dohaeris misses with a shot to the body
and Raffington counters with a nice body shot.
Raffington misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dohaeris avoids a kick to the body.
Dohaeris moves out of range of the leg kick from Raffington.
A solid leg kick lands there for Raffington.
Raffington scores with a decent looking hook.
A jab from Raffington does it's job there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dohaeris is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Raffington.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dohaeris fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raffington manages to avoid it.
Dohaeris tries to score a power double leg takedown but Raffington sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Dohaeris somewhat.
Dohaeris throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dohaeris throws the kick towards the body but Raffington avoids it.
Dohaeris finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Raffington connects with a crisp jab.
Raffington throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dohaeris sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Raffington misses with a looping left.
Dohaeris takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Dohaeris digs a good hook to Raffington's body.
A jab from Raffington misses.
Dohaeris moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Dohaeris tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Raffington is able to avoid easily.
Raffington uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dohaeris.
Dohaeris doesn't manage to clinch there - Raffington circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raffington throws an off balance right hand
and Dohaeris makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raffington lands a head kick!
A jab from Dohaeris finds it's way through Raffington's defenses.
Dohaeris takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Dohaeris avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dohaeris swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dohaeris connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Dohaeris avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raffington. Dohaeris does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raffington throws a low kick, looking for Dohaeris's leg but Dohaeris calmly moves out of range.
Raffington scores with a jab to the jaw.
Raffington dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dohaeris avoids the body shot from Raffington.
Raffington scoring well with a low kick there.
The fighters circling - Raffington throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dohaeris moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A bone on bone clash there as Raffington blocks the leg kick.
Shane Raffington seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dohaeris throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Raffington sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dohaeris looks to land a left hand but Raffington moved out of range nicely.
And Raffington responds with a good body kick, but Dohaeris manages to step out the way in time.
Dohaeris scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Raffington. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Dohaeris throws a sloppy body shot
and Dohaeris takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Raffington looks to land a left hand but Dohaeris moved out of range nicely.
Dohaeris loads up on a big right hand but Raffington slips the punch.
Raffington scores with a leg kick.
Raffington lands with an uppercut that bounces Dohaeris off the cage and back into range.
Dohaeris uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raffington.
Dohaeris swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Dohaeris misses with a hook.
Raffington fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dohaeris has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Dohaeris checks a leg kick.
Dohaeris goes for a double leg but Raffington avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Raffington continues to drive forward.
Raffington misses with an uppercut. Dohaeris saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris misses with a body shot.
Raffington fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Dohaeris.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dohaeris misses with a looping left.
Raffington goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Raffington tries to work over Dohaeris's front leg with a kick but Dohaeris checks it.
Raffington keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Raffington counters with a body kick.
Raffington circles away from the clinch attempt.
Dohaeris cracks Raffington with a right hand to the side of the head.
Raffington throws a low kick but Dohaeris avoids it.
Raffington scores with a punch to the head.
Raffington moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Dohaeris with a lazy takedown attempt
and Raffington counters with a thumping low kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Valar Dohaeris. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raffington fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dohaeris on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raffington scores with a jab to the body.
Raffington moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Raffington scores with a nice body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raffington is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dohaeris.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Raffington checks a leg kick.
Raffington uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dohaeris.
Dohaeris throws a body punch but Raffington moves out of range.
Raffington throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Raffington lands a nice hook to Dohaeris's body. Dohaeris takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Raffington throws a half hearted mid kick.
Dohaeris misses with a straight left.
Raffington is looking for the big counter here.
Dohaeris is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Raffington scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Raffington swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Raffington keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dohaeris.
Raffington scores with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raffington uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Dohaeris has time to react.
Raffington throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dohaeris sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Valar Dohaeris has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dohaeris tries to close the distance and clinch but Raffington swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Dohaeris misses with a kick to the body.
Raffington tries to counter by closing the distance.
Raffington tries to land a leg kick but Dohaeris saw it coming and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dohaeris ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raffington moves away.
Dohaeris takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Raffington 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.
Dohaeris misses with a leg kick.
Dohaeris jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dohaeris connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Raffington's hands.
Dohaeris throws a big shot that misses.
Raffington lands with a shot to the body.
Raffington throws a body punch but Dohaeris moves out of range.
Dohaeris is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Dohaeris throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A jab from Raffington misses.
Dohaeris fires out a quick counter leg kick but Raffington just manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Raffington.
Raffington feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Dohaeris's calf.
Raffington has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dohaeris misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raffington.
Raffington throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dohaeris will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Dohaeris throws a body shot but no joy.
Dohaeris throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Raffington. Beautiful body shot.
Raffington 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.
Raffington with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Raffington moves out of range as Dohaeris strikes.
Dohaeris takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Raffington scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Dohaeris looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Dohaeris moves out of range as Raffington throws a body kick.
Dohaeris tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Raffington manages to circle out of the way.
Raffington connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dohaeris moves out of range of the body kick from Raffington.
Dohaeris takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Raffington tries a head kick but it misses.
Dohaeris keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Raffington fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Dohaeris on the side of the head.
Dohaeris throws an overhand right that lands on Raffington's shoulder, as Raffington tries to avoid the shot.
Raffington dips to his left and cracks Dohaeris with an uppercut!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raffington manages to avoid it.
Nice cross by Raffington.
Raffington sizes up Dohaeris with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Raffington misses with an uppercut
and Dohaeris counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Dohaeris swings widly with a right hand
and Raffington counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dohaeris fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raffington manages to avoid it.
Raffington feints a counter leg kick.
Raffington lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nice shot lands for Raffington.
Dohaeris tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Raffington manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Raffington uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dohaeris.
Dohaeris closes the distance but Raffington moves to the side
and Dohaeris takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dohaeris looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Dohaeris throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raffington moves out of range of the leg kick from Dohaeris.
Raffington keeps Dohaeris at a distance using the push kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raffington dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dohaeris takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Dohaeris tries to clinch up.
A nice side step and Raffington releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
That kick from Raffington tenderised Dohaeris's leg. Dohaeris is trying to keep his angry face on.
Dohaeris pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raffington avoids the body shot from Dohaeris.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Raffington clinches with his opponent.
Dohaeris tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Raffington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Raffington lands a body shot in the clinch.
A short right from Raffington.
Raffington tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raffington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Raffington goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Dohaeris throws a punch but it's blocked by Raffington.
Good body shot from Raffington.
Dohaeris tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shane Raffington is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Raffington doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Shane Raffington comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Raffington 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 Jorge Garcia scores the fight 27:30
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Shane Raffington!
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Michael Brakeley (ranked 424 p4p, 58 weight class) and Machiavelli Vecellio (ranked 1594 p4p, 194 weight class). Brakeley comes into the arena with Woke up this Morning blaring out of the sound system. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

201 cm
38
271 lbs
23 - 13 - 0
200 cm
23
270 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

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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 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Michael Brakeley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Machiavelli Vecellio!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Columbo Gatti and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brakeley clobbers Vecellio with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

It looks like Machiavelli Vecellio has been cut.
Brakeley lands a jab to the head.
Vecellio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Brakeley.
Vecellio walks straight into a right hand from Brakeley - that's dropped him! Brakeley jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Vecellio from any more punishment! Vecellio complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Michael Brakeley!
An out of breath Michael Brakeley thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between David McCarthy (ranked 2032 p4p, 234 weight class) and Gap Turner (ranked 2031 p4p, 233 weight class). McCarthy's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Chamillionaire - Ridin' ft. Krayzie Bone. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

180 cm
42
165 lbs
35 - 23 - 0
177 cm
36
166 lbs
13 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Powerful

Sully's Bar & Grill

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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 35 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, David McCarthy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gap Turner!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, John Kavanagh and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Turner takes a swing at McCarthy's ribcage but misses.
David McCarthy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Turner lands a nice hook to McCarthy's body. McCarthy takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
McCarthy tries for a takedown but Turner circles away easily
and Turner counters with a lovely straight right hand!
McCarthy avoids a punch combination nicely.
McCarthy throws a big counter combination but Turner scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
McCarthy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Turner.
Turner cracks McCarthy with a right hand to the side of the head.
Turner throws a nice inside leg kick.
Turner lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but McCarthy circles away quickly and effectively.
Turner misses with a looping right.
McCarthy throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Turner counters with a right hand to the body.
Turner is looking to slow McCarthy down with leg kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Turner connects with a leg kick. McCarthy looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Turner falls off balance throwing a combination

and McCarthy counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
McCarthy misses with a head shot. Turner uses the momentum to regain guard.
Turner wants to get back to his feet but McCarthy is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McCarthy wants to control from the top but Turner keeps moving.
Turner looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
McCarthy trying to control the position from guard on top but Turner is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Turner preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
McCarthy trying to stand up but can't free himself from Turner's guard.
Turner looking to hit a scissor sweep but McCarthy is one step ahead there.
Turner managing to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Turner keeping moving, preventing McCarthy from controlling successfully.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
McCarthy takes one on the button.
Turner stuffs the takedown attempt from McCarthy. McCarthy gets slowly back to his feet.
McCarthy is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Turner scores with a jab to the body.
Turner swats away the attempt to clinch by McCarthy.
Turner tries to bum rush McCarthy with a series of wild strikes but McCarthy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turner connects with an inside leg kick.
A combination from McCarthy does no damage.
Turner just misses with a punch to the body.
Horrible takedown attempt by McCarthy or perhaps it was just good defense by Turner, which made it look bad.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for David McCarthy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
McCarthy is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Turner lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
McCarthy closes this distance looking for a takedown but Turner circles away.
Good leg kick by Turner there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A jab lands there for Turner.
Turner throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
McCarthy ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Good work by McCarthy as he checks the leg kick.
Turner lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as McCarthy backs up against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Turner misses the shot to the body.
Turner misses with a few strikes there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Turner sprawls well. Turner wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. McCarthy gets slowly back to his feet.
McCarthy on the wrong end of a nice jab.
McCarthy shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Turner as he jumps to the side.
McCarthy shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Turner as he avoids it easily.
McCarthy misses with a takedown attempt - Turner sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Turner lands a right hook to the body.
McCarthy tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Turner paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Turner connects with a body shot.
McCarthy tries to move into range but Turner moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gap Turner is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Turner lands a nice hook to McCarthy's body. McCarthy takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
McCarthy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Turner.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McCarthy shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Turner as he jumps to the side.
David McCarthy is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Turner circles away from the clinch attempt.
McCarthy connects with a single shot there.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
McCarthy throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Turner is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Turner tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McCarthy was well out of range. Poor timing from Turner.
A punch combination from Turner misses.
Turner is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down McCarthy rather than just go for the knockout.
Good standup being displayed there by Turner as he connects with a hook.
Turner jabs at McCarthy's body.
Turner scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice straight punches there by Turner. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Turner.
McCarthy throws a sloppy head kick and Turner moves out of range easily.
Turner lands a nice shot that snaps McCarthy's head back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Turner lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as McCarthy backs up against the cage.
McCarthy looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Turner throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
McCarthy takes one to the side of the head.
McCarthy takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Turner wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McCarthy moves out of range of the strikes.
McCarthy swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
No luck for McCarthy with that takedown attempt.
McCarthy shoots in looking for a takedown. Turner tries to sprawl out of it but McCarthy keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Turner manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for David McCarthy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
McCarthy takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Turner tries to bum rush McCarthy with a series of wild strikes but McCarthy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Turner has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
McCarthy is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Turner! But no joy.
Turner lands with a good body shot.
McCarthy fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy tries to score a power double leg takedown but Turner sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten McCarthy somewhat.
Decent striking displayed by Turner there.
Danga de danga de dang - Turner scores with a four punch combination!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Turner connects with a nice looking jab.
McCarthy closes the distance but Turner moves to the side
and Turner counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
McCarthy shoots for a double leg takedown but Turner sprawls well. He's pushed McCarthy's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Turner throws a series of punches but McCarthy avoids them all with ease.
Turner jabs at McCarthy's body.
McCarthy moves forwards but Turner connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Turner fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McCarthy manages to avoid it.
Turner throws a body shot but no joy.
McCarthy on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
McCarthy shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Turner as he jumps to the side.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy shoots for a takedown but Turner saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Turner.
Turner stuffs the takedown.
No joy there for Turner, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Nice shot lands for Turner.
McCarthy misses with a looping right.
A decent looking cross lands there for Turner.
The fight stays on the outside here - McCarthy looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Turner swinging wildly here.
Turner lands a nice shot to the body.
McCarthy closes this distance looking for a takedown but Turner circles away.
It seemed like Turner was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nice straight punches there by Turner. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Turner.
Turner connects with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McCarthy takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
McCarthy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
McCarthy chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Turner can pounce on him.
Turner works over McCarthy's head and body with a nice combination.
Turner connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between McCarthy's hands.
Turner jabs McCarthy to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Turner punishes McCarthy's body with a nice straight punch.
Turner works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
McCarthy takes a shot right to the bread basket.
McCarthy tries to clinch up but Turner circles away and keeps his distance.

McCarthy looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Turner wants to sweep but no luck.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Turner utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
McCarthy is fighting to break Turner's control of his arms but Turner is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Turner ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
McCarthy looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
McCarthy on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Turner fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. McCarthy looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Turner swinging wildly here.
Turner lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
McCarthy gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Turner.
Gap Turner seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

McCarthy looking to score a takedown here. Turner is defending well but McCarthy drives through and ends up in Turner's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Turner is trying to control the position but McCarthy postures up.
McCarthy wants to get up but he can't break Turner's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Turner looking to hit a scissor sweep but McCarthy is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turner is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

McCarthy won't allow Turner to pass to mount.
Turner keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
McCarthy is trying to stand.
Turner is taking a breather. McCarthy 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.
McCarthy is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turner stalling.
McCarthy trying to control but Turner postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turner is trying to control the action in half guard but McCarthy is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
McCarthy takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Turner looks to land a combination but McCarthy avoids it well.
McCarthy attempts a counter takedown but Turner avoids it well and moves away.
Turner swings for the body but McCarthy moves out of range.
McCarthy uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Turner.
Turner scores with a jab. McCarthy acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Turner swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
McCarthy is looking to clinch but Turner is avoiding it.
Turner takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Turner just misses with a punch to the body.
Turner pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
McCarthy is trying hard to land a takedown here. Turner sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
McCarthy is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Turner changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
McCarthy pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McCarthy takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Turner rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but McCarthy moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
McCarthy looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McCarthy throws a chopping leg kick but Turner manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Turner digs a good hook to McCarthy's body.
McCarthy feints and then cracks Turner's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Turner down.
Turner looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
McCarthy has his takedown stuffed
and Turner cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for David McCarthy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Turner scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A slapping leg kick lands for Turner.
Turner scoring well with a low kick there.
Turner works McCarthy's body with a nice hook.
David McCarthy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
McCarthy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Turner.
Turner throws a low kick, looking for McCarthy's leg but McCarthy calmly moves out of range.
McCarthy appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Gap Turner is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
McCarthy tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gap Turner comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Turner 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 Jonathan Paton scores the fight 27:30
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 27:30
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gap Turner!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jako Day (ranked 1737 p4p, 226 weight class) and Joey Diaz (ranked 1881 p4p, 245 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

189 cm
37
210 lbs
23 - 16 - 0
197 cm
26
213 lbs
11 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
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 23 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jako Day!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joey Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, John Kavanagh and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diaz throws a right and a left that both miss.
Day looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Day looks to score with a jab to the body but Diaz is just out of range.
Day misses with a series of wild punches.
Diaz lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Day on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diaz. Diaz obviously looking to wear him down.
Diaz lands with a hook. Day tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
No joy there for Day, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Day tried to score with a low kick but Diaz checks it.
Some wild striking there from Day.
A solid leg kick lands there for Day.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Day. That did some damage!
Diaz keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Day.
Day chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diaz can pounce on him.
Day misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz tried to score with a low kick but Day checks it.
Day misses with an uppercut. Diaz saw that one coming.
Joey Diaz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Day swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Some bone on bone action there as Day checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Day ducks under a wild hook from Diaz.
Day showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Diaz.
Day jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diaz flicks out a counter leg kick but Day steps away.
Day swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Day misses with a two punch combination.
Diaz let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Diaz will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Some wild striking there from Day.
A combination from Day does no damage.
Some wild striking there from Day.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Day will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A decent looking cross lands there for Day.
Day thows a leg kick but Diaz checks it
and Diaz counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diaz connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A jab from Diaz finds it's way through Day's defenses.

It looks like Jako Day has been cut.
Diaz throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Diaz throws a low kick but it's checked well by Day.
Day misses with a double jab.
Day swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Day avoids the head kick by Diaz.
Diaz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diaz scores with a kick to the body.
Day throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diaz looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz slips a jab from Day.
Diaz takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diaz throws a sloppy head kick and Day moves out of range easily.
Day sizes up Diaz with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
An inside leg kick from Diaz misses.
Diaz cracks the inside of Day's front leg.
Diaz chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diaz lands a head kick!
Day is looking to score with low kicks.
Diaz dodges the punch combination from Day.
Day uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diaz.
Diaz fails to land with a series of punches.
Day swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Diaz wants to land a leg kick but Day is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diaz throws the kick towards the body but Day avoids it.
Day changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diaz turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Day throws a right hand that Diaz ducks under and follows up with a left that Diaz also avoids with ease.
Diaz slips a jab and a cross from Day.
Diaz cracks the inside of Day's front leg.
Day rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Diaz pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Day is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Day pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Diaz lands with a nice body kick.
Day swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diaz lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diaz jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Day checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Diaz throws a lazy head kick
enabling Day to counter with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Joey Diaz will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jako Day's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Diaz lands with a slapping head kick.
Day throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Day throws a low kick, looking for Diaz's leg but Diaz calmly moves out of range.
Day attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Day jabs at Diaz's body.
Day misses with a jab, cross combination.
Diaz lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Day misses with a shot to the body
and Diaz counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Diaz tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Day is able to avoid easily.
Day paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Joey Diaz seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diaz's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Diaz duly obliges.
Day misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Diaz has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Diaz throws a quick inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diaz's jab looks to have found its range, popping Day under the eye.
Diaz throws out a leg kick but Day moves out of range and Diaz only half commits.
Day throws a right and a left that Diaz avoids nicely.
Diaz misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Day is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Day fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diaz looks to land a body kick but Day moved away.
Diaz avoids a punch combination nicely.
Day throws a body punch but Diaz moves out of range.
Day rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Day checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Diaz connects with the punch.
Diaz throws a sloppy head kick and Day moves out of range easily.
Diaz throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diaz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Diaz tried to score with a low kick but Day checks it.
Day catches Diaz with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Day avoids the head kick by Diaz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Day checks a leg kick nicely.
Diaz misses with the combination.
Day avoids the head kick by Diaz.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diaz lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Day attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diaz slips a jab from Day.
Nice shot lands for Diaz.
Day fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diaz has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diaz looks to land a right hand but Day moved out of range.
Jako Day is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Diaz tries to land a front kick but Day steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Day scores with a jab to the head.
Day checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diaz scores with a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Day cracks Diaz with an open hand slap.
Diaz with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diaz walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Day checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diaz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Day.
Diaz misses with a few strikes there.
Diaz misses with a wild combination.
Diaz throws a sloppy head kick and Day moves out of range easily.
Day keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Day thuds his right hand into Diaz's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Day rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Diaz throws a right hand that Day ducks under and follows up with a left that Day also avoids with ease.
Day is looking for a counter combo.
Diaz takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Day throws a good cross that connects.
Diaz throws a low kick but Day moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diaz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Day slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Diaz scores with a leg kick.
No joy there for Day, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Day slips under a jab.
Day checks a low kick from Diaz.
Day lands with a nice combination. Diaz backs away looking to recover.
Diaz misses with the combination.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Day lands a nice looking body shot.
Day lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Day.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diaz.
Diaz avoids a punch combination nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Joey Diaz will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Jako Day's cut.
That's time! Day's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Day rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Diaz lands with a slapping head kick.
Day misses with a few strikes there.
Day lands a leg kick that knocks Diaz off balance momentarily.
Diaz turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Diaz misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diaz closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diaz dodges the punch combination from Day.
Day rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Diaz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Diaz. Day shrugs it off though.
Day gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diaz.
Day drops his hands momentarily and Diaz takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diaz looks to land a left hand but Day moved out of range nicely.
Day throws a body punch but Diaz moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Day misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diaz.
Diaz throws a nice inside leg kick.
Day cracks Diaz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Diaz misses with a series of wild punches.
Day throws a hook but Diaz blocks it.
Some bone on bone action there as Day checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Day appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Day lands with a nice body punch.
Diaz clobbers Day with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A slow jab from Day misses its intended target.
Diaz misses with a low kick.
Day throws a big shot that misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diaz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Day misses the target.
Diaz attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
An inside leg kick lands from Diaz.
Day scores with a nice right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diaz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Diaz lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Day swinging wildly here.
Diaz lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Diaz pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Day fires out a quick counter leg kick but Diaz just manages to avoid it.
Day scores with a jab to the head.
Day needs to keep his hands up - Diaz had a free shot at his head there.
Day misses with a two punch combination.
Diaz lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Day works Diaz's body with a nice hook.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diaz.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diaz throws a series of punches but Day moves out of range.
Day lands a nice looking body kick.
Day lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Day misses with a hook.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Day checks a leg kick.
Day seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Nice straight punches there by Diaz. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Diaz.
Diaz scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Day misses with an uppercut.
Day tries to score with a low kick but Diaz moves his leg out of the way.
Day throws a lazy right hand but Diaz sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diaz fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Day has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diaz throws the kick towards the body but Day avoids it.
A low kick from Diaz misses
and Day counters with a nice uppercut.
Day is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diaz.
Diaz tries a quick counter leg kick but Day is wise to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diaz ducks under a wild hook from Day.
Diaz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diaz thumps Day with a low kick.
Diaz wants to land a leg kick but Day is out of range.
Day takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Day moves away from the strike by Diaz.
Diaz misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Day takes a jab right on the kisser.
Diaz lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Diaz throws a sloppy head kick and Day moves out of range easily.
Day swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Diaz lands a leg kick that knocks Day off balance momentarily.
Day looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jako Day has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diaz throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Joey Diaz is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Diaz throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joey Diaz comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Diaz 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 Jorge Garcia scores the fight 27:30
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 27:30
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joey Diaz!

Jumping up and down and very excited, Joey Diaz waved his t-shirt featuring Riner Clothing Everything for 50$ only's logo in front of the cameras.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Zed Baby! (ranked 1668 p4p, 219 weight class) and Junior Dos Santos (ranked 4416 p4p, 437 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baby! might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Rage Against The Machine: Know Your Enemy. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

176 cm
27
181 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
196 cm
32
172 lbs
19 - 24 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Brawler
Granite chin

Sully's Bar & Grill

Sully's Bar & Grill



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 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zed Baby!!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Junior Dos Santos!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Eddie Farnsworth and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Dos Santos rushes Baby! and presses him up against the cage.

Baby! pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Dos Santos.
Dos Santos shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Baby! as he jumps to the side.

Dos Santos closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Baby! quickly recovers to half guard.
Baby! pushes Dos Santos off looking to stand but Dos Santos dives back in and keeps control.

Dos Santos is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Baby! defends it well.

Dos Santos is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Baby! defends it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baby! is pressing down on Dos Santos's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Dos Santos wants to pass the guard but Baby! is keeping the position.

Baby! is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Baby! lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Dos Santos gets full guard.

Dos Santos throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Baby! escapes and throws Dos Santos's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Dos Santos is looking for a sweep.

Baby! decides to stand back up.

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

Baby! manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dos Santos tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Baby! defends well and Dos Santos ends up having to push Baby! into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Zed Baby! has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Junior Dos Santos.
Baby! takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

It looks like Junior Dos Santos has been cut.
Dos Santos tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Baby! defends well and Dos Santos ends up having to push Baby! into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Dos Santos is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Baby! connects with a good right hand that stumbles Dos Santos. Dos Santos circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baby! displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Dos Santos.
Baby! connects with a right hand. Dos Santos shakes it off.
Dos Santos on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Dos Santos is rocked!
Dos Santos shoots in but no luck this time.
and Baby! counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Dos Santos! He's just covering up as Baby! starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zed Baby!!
During a confident post fight interview, Zed Baby! thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Greg Bundy (ranked 1960 p4p, 248 weight class) and Bornas Lopette (ranked 2328 p4p, 291 weight class). Lopette comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Root Of All Evil kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
31
181 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
190 cm
45
183 lbs
43 - 34 - 3
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Solid chin

Sully's Bar & Grill

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Greg Bundy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 34 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Bornas Lopette!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Chad Campbell and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
No joy there for Lopette, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bundy throws a hook but Lopette avoids it easily.
Lopette fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bundy looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Bundy misses with a straight left.
Lopette lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Bundy throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Lopette on the side of the head.
Bundy misses with a jab, cross combination.
The fighters circling - Bundy throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bundy jabs at Lopette's body.
Sloppy strikes from Bundy. Those never looked like landing.
Bundy fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lopette manages to avoid it.
Lopette scores with a spinning back kick!
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!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Bundy lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Lopette has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Lopette and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Lopette tries to counter with a clinch but Bundy shakes him off and moves away.
Bundy misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Lopette looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bundy looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Lopette swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
An attempted straight right counter from Bundy misses the target.
Decent striking displayed by Bundy there.
Bundy dodges the punch combination from Lopette.
Jab by Bundy.
Sloppy strikes from Bundy. Those never looked like landing.
A big left from Bundy misses.
Lopette closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Lopette is rocked!
Bundy connects with a picture perfect right hand that knocks Lopette out cold! This one is over in a flash!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Greg Bundy!
Greg Bundy thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Bornas Lopette stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'll Train Harder And Win My Next Fight Fans, Sorry For My Loss. '.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Main event


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Nomor Gai (ranked 1250 p4p, 147 weight class) and John Brown (ranked 1582 p4p, 187 weight class). Gai comes to the cage accompanied by Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy. Brown has chosen Somebody Gonna Get It as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
39
166 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
180 cm
40
166 lbs
31 - 37 - 3
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nomor Gai!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 37 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Hilo, John Brown!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Jonathan Paton and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gai cracks the inside of Brown's front leg.
Gai is looking to score with low kicks.
Brown looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Brown's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Brown duly obliges.
Brown lands with a kick to the temple. Gai shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Nomor Gai seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gai misses with a looping right.
Gai throws a leg kick but Brown moved away.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Brown checks a leg kick.
Gai scores with a jab to the jaw.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gai.
Gai jabs Brown right on the nose. Brown blinks but takes it well.
Gai lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Brown swinging wildly here.
Gai throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Brown counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Gai connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Brown keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Brown! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brown throws a leg kick
and Gai counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Brown shoots in for a double leg but Gai sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Gai throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gai bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Gai tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brown was well out of range. Poor timing from Gai.
Gai throws a right hand that misses
and Gai takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gai misses with a straight left.
Gai cracks Brown with an open hand slap.
Brown tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Gai lands a head kick. Brown smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like John Brown has been cut.
Gai with a nice cross.
Gai lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Brown circles away quickly and effectively.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gai throws the left hand but Brown avoids the punch easily.
Brown is looking for the big counter here.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Brown has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Gai throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brown misses with a body kick.
Gai tries to land a leg kick but Brown saw it coming and moves away.
Brown pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Gai back to the cage. Brown follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Brown blocks a head kick by Gai.
Brown checks a low kick from Gai.
Gai backing away here, and Brown unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Brown shoots in but Gai avoids the takedown attempt easily.

Brown closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

Brown seems to be working for a kimura but Gai defends the submission attempt.
Brown trying to advance position but Gai counters by regaining guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brown is stalling in the full guard.
Brown trying to control but Gai is working from the bottom.
Brown looking to pass the guard.
Brown trying to control the position from guard on top but Gai is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Brown is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Brown stays in close to Gai's body and controls the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Brown getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Gai throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gai walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Brown checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gai throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gai swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Gai throws a low kick but Brown avoids it.
Gai misses with an uppercut.
Brown is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Gai bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

Brown gets a takedown into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nomor Gai dominated that round.
The cut man is working on John Brown's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


A combination from Brown does no damage.
A low kick from Brown is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Gai throws a series of strikes that have Brown backpedaling.
Brown ducks under a wild hook from Gai.
Brown throws a counter combo.
Gai swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Brown let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Gai looks to land a left hand but Brown moved out of range nicely.
Brown moves out of range of the strikes.

Brown drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Brown stands and throws Gai's legs to the side, diving into side control.

Brown is trying to get an arm triangle but Gai is defending well.
Brown wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gai keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Brown working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Gai is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Brown's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Gai is refusing to be controlled, as Brown sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gai has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Brown is working away from the top position though.

Brown is looking for a kimura here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Brown is looking for a kimura here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gai is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

Brown is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Gai has managed to free his arm - good work.

Brown is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Gai has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Brown is working for a submission of some sort.

Brown wants to work for an arm triangle but Gai is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Brown stalling away here and it's allowed Gai to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

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


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brown tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Gai being controlled here momentarily.
Gai content to stall in guard here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Brown pulls Gai in close to his closed guard and prevents Gai from doing any damage or advancing position.
Gai postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Nomor Gai will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on John Brown'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.


Gai with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gai cracks Brown with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gai scores with a kick to the midsection.
Gai looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gai misses with a looping left.
Brown throws a sloppy head kick and Gai moves out of range easily.
A slow jab from Gai misses its intended target.
Brown misses with a body shot.
Brown moves out of range as Gai strikes.
Brown lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Brown throws a head kick but Gai moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gai has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Gai looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
An inside leg kick lands from Gai.

Brown closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Brown tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brown is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Brown wants to control but Gai is keeping him busy.
Gai is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Brown tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Gai prevents Brown from moving into mount.
Brown passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Gai!
Brown tries to push Gai's head away but Gai is holding on tight.

Brown is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Gai has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Gai!
Gai being controlled here momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gai preventing the sweep.
Brown controls Gai momentarily but Gai frees himself.
Gai is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Brown is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Brown controlling the position.
Brown working a defensive guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Brown is on top in guard.

Brown looking to pass the guard.
Brown stands and throws Gai's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Gai is looking for a sweep.

Brown wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Gai, who protects the arm well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Brown trying to control the position but Gai is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but John Brown just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on John Brown's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Gai with a hook.
Gai chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gai throws the left hand but Brown avoids the punch easily.
Gai sets himself, and Brown steps forward looking for the clinch! Gai avoids it this time.
Gai looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Brown's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gai jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Gai jabs Brown to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Gai throws a hook but Brown avoids it easily.
Gai wants to slow Brown down by chopping away at his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brown checks a leg kick.
Brown scores with a head kick. Gai tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Nice defenses there by Brown.
Brown throws a fast counter high kick but Gai manages to duck under it in time.
Brown throws a sloppy head kick and Gai moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Brown does no damage.
Gai fires out a quick counter leg kick but Brown just manages to avoid it.
Gai bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Brown's head backwards.
Brown tries a head kick but it misses.
Gai lands the left hand.
Brown misses with a jab, cross combination.
Brown misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gai takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gai dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Brown. That did some damage!
Gai throws a body shot but no joy.
Brown looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Brown stalks Gai and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Gai's face. Gai staggers backwards, shaken.
Brown avoids the body shot from Gai.
Gai is looking to slow Brown down with leg kicks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gai throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gai throws a body kick that misses.
Gai misses with a looping right.
Brown uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gai.
Gai fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Brown moves out of range as Gai throws a body kick.
Gai pushes Brown away with a front kick.
Brown misses with a wild body shot.
Gai throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gai leaves Brown with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Gai throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Brown is looking for the big counter here.

Brown shoots in and gets a takedown into Gai's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brown looking to pass the guard.
Brown is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Gai managing to control the position.
Brown pushing down on Gai's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Brown is looking for a kimura here.

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 is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Gai has managed to free his arm - good work.

Brown seems to be working for a kimura but Gai defends the submission attempt.
Brown is looking to advance position but Gai won't allow it.

Brown wants to work for an arm triangle but Gai is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nomor Gai had his way with John Brown in that round.
The cut man is working on John Brown's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Brown throws a sloppy head kick and Gai moves out of range easily.
Gai throws a sloppy head kick and Brown moves out of range easily.
Gai misses with an uppercut. Brown saw that one coming.
Brown throws a counter combo.
Gai pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Nomor Gai is winning the standup battle so far.
Gai displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Brown.

Brown shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Brown trying to control the position from guard on top but Gai is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brown works a leg free and moves into half guard.

Brown is working for a submission of some sort.

Brown is looking for submissions but instead, Gai has regained full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brown trying to control the position from guard on top but Gai is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gai is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
John Brown has got the better of the ground game so far.
Brown trying to control but Gai is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Gai being controlled here, momentarily.
Brown slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

Brown tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Brown has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Brown controlling the position.
Gai is trying to control Brown's posture but Brown avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Brown looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Gai is not content to let Brown control the position.

Brown is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Gai has escaped the position, nice work there.
Gai is not content to let Brown control the position.

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.
Brown wants to control for a moment but Gai uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Brown trying to pass the guard but Gai defending well.
John Brown has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Brown is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Brown fails with a takedown attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
John Brown comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Gai has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 48:47
Judge Joseph Jones scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nomor Gai!

Nomor Gai retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Nomor Gai thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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