VFC 67: Strict Scenes PBP Commentary
Coming up we have a heavyweight bout between Kelvin Garnett and Mauricio Overeem. Garnett comes to the cage accompanied by Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls. Kelvin Garnett has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.
Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Kelvin Garnett!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mauricio Overeem!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Richard Clark and Paul Tew.
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Overeem moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Overeem connects with a crisp jab.
Overeem misses with a hook.
Garnett tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Overeem was well out of range. Poor timing from Garnett.
Garnett looks to land a combination but Overeem avoids it well.
Overeem takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Garnett misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Overeem.
Garnett ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Overeem fails to land with a series of punches.
Overeem uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Garnett.
Overeem keeps Garnett at a distance using the push kick.
Overeem keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Garnett showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Overeem.
Garnett takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Garnett.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Overeem rushes Garnett and presses him up against the cage.
That's one minute gone in the round.
Overeem misses with a body punch.
A body shot lands from Overeem.
Overeem works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Garnett is breathing heavily.
Overeem is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
A hook to the body from Overeem.
Overeem taking a breather.
Garnett is trying to break the clinch but Overeem has him pressed against the cage.
Overeem lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
It looks like Kelvin Garnett has been cut.
Garnett has had enough of the clinch but Overeem keeps him there for the moment.
Overeem scores with a hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Overeem lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Garnett.
Overeem leaning his opponent against the cage.
Overeem presses Garnett against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Overeem lands with a left to the head.
Overeem breaks from the clinch.
Garnett throws a jab when Overeem was well out of range.
Garnett steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Overeem.
Overeem misses with a head kick.
Garnett connects with a good right hand that stumbles Overeem. Overeem circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Overeem connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Garnett's hands.
Garnett fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Overeem looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
That's two minutes gone in the round.
Overeem slips a straight right by Garnett.
Overeem lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Overeem throws a head kick but Garnett moves out of range.
Overeem chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Overeem drives through and clinches with Garnett against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Overeem.
Overeem pushes Garnett back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Overeem scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Garnett is trying to break the clinch but Overeem is controlling him.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Garnett's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Overeem lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Garnett backwards.
Garnett tries to circle away but Overeem has him pinned against the cage.
Overeem lands a damaging elbow.
Overeem pressing his opponent against the cage.
Overeem drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Garnett gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Garnett misses with a hook to the ribs.
Overeem stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Overeem throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Overeem as the two fighters clinch.
Overeem has clasped his hands together around Garnett's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Overeem looks up at the clock and then as Garnett takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Overeem smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Overeem is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Garnett's shoulder. That is not cool.
Garnett taking a bit of punishment here - Overeem scoring with strikes.
Kelvin Garnett's cut is getting worse.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Overeem wants to control but Garnett is keeping him busy.
Garnett is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Overeem is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Garnett will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
Garnett is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Overeem asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Garnett throws Overeem to one side and escapes!
Overeem scores with a head kick.
Kelvin Garnett's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
That's four minutes gone in the round.
Overeem slips a jab from Garnett.
Overeem slips under a jab.
Overeem plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Garnett ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Overeem slips under a jab from Garnett.
Overeem is looking to clinch but Garnett is avoiding it.
Overeem slips a straight right by Garnett.
Garnett avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Overeem needs to keep his hands up - Garnett had a free shot at his head there.
Overeem gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Garnett throws a shot from downtown. Overeem moves away and avoids it.
Garnett throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Overeem avoids the body shot from Garnett.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.
Mauricio Overeem dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kelvin Garnett's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
Garnett lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Overeem circles away quickly and effectively.
Garnett throws a body punch but Overeem moves out of range.
Garnett bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Overeem's head.
It looks like Mauricio Overeem has been cut.
Overeem lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Garnett scores with a jab.
Overeem tries to close the distance and clinch up but Garnett swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Garnett has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Overeem.
Overeem thows a body kick. Garnett tries to catch it but that hurt him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Overeem fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Garnett, pushing him back against the cage.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Overeem obliges.
A right hand to the body from Overeem.
A short right from Overeem.
Overeem gets through Garnett's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Overeem tries for a takedown. No joy.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Garnett blocks an uppercut.
Overeem lands a nice shot to the body.
Overeem lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Jeez, Kelvin Garnett's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
The referee calls the doctor in to look at Kelvin Garnett's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!
Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:09 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Mauricio Overeem!
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