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HFC 182 Earthquake PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Anzor Greene and Edward Durden. Greene comes to the cage accompanied by Skindred - Nobody. Durden has chosen Monster as his entrance music. Edward Durden acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

178 cm
38
180 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
183 cm
27
178 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Experienced
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Anzor Greene!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Edward Durden!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Greene fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Durden to the ground. Greene is now in Durden's guard.
Greene postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Greene postures up.
Greene distracts Durden with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Durden working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Greene doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Greene manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Greene throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

Durden has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Greene can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Durden looking for a guillotine here but Greene defends easily.

Durden escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Greene gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Durden had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Greene defends it easily.
Greene being controlled here momentarily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Greene throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Durden works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Durden trying to keep a closed guard but Greene is proving a slippery customer.
Greene throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Durden works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

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

Durden is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Durden is trying to control the position but Greene postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Durden looking for a guillotine here but Greene defends easily.
Greene throws a big right hand that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durden looking to control.
Durden manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Greene manages to get himself to full guard.


Durden drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Durden jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Greene wants to stand up but Durden is controlling him.
Durden preventing the sweep.
Greene wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Greene striking from his own guard.
Greene keeping moving, preventing Durden from controlling successfully.
Greene tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Durden stands up over Greene, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Greene 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Greene working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Durden.
Greene is adopting a defensive guard.
Durden stands up over Greene, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Durden postures up.
Durden is fighting to break Greene's control of his arms but Greene is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Durden trying to control but Greene is working from the bottom.
Durden advances to half guard.
Durden wants to lay and pray for a moment but Greene keeps working.
Durden is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Greene moves into full guard.
Durden looking to pass the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durden throws a big right hand that misses.
Durden trying to control the position from guard on top but Greene is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Durden is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Durden working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Greene's head.
Greene keeping moving, preventing Durden from controlling successfully.
Greene can't keep his opponent in guard - Durden advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Durden wants to free his trapped foot but Greene is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Greene keeping hold of Durden's head, controlling as best he can.
Greene gets full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Durden closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Greene's guard.
Durden landing with the ground and pound.
Edward Durden has got the better of the ground game so far.
Durden wants to control from the top but Greene keeps moving.
Durden looking to pass the guard.
Durden preventing the sweep.
Durden is stalling in the full guard.
Greene keeping moving, preventing Durden from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Greene wants to sweep here but Durden controlling him for the moment.
Greene looking to control.
Greene 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden scoring with punches to the head and body.
Greene throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Durden is stalling in the full guard.
Durden makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Greene trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Durden accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Greene on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Greene tries to get out of the position.
Durden preventing the sweep.
Greene keeping moving, preventing Durden from controlling successfully.
Greene keeping full guard, as Durden tries to pass.

Durden thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Durden lands a couple of elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durden is in close to Greene's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Durden stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Greene swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Greene not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Greene preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Greene is trying to keep Durden in close.
Greene keeping moving, preventing Durden from controlling successfully.
Greene trying to keep a closed guard but Durden is proving a slippery customer.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

Durden gets caught napping as Greene dives in and scores a takedown. Durden manages to retain guard.
Greene knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Durden on the ground.
Greene tries to free his leg and advance position but Durden is retaining full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Durden holds on and takes a little breather.
Greene throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Greene tries to free his leg and advance position but Durden is retaining full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Durden is on top in guard.

Greene working a defensive guard here.
Durden working some strikes from top position.
Durden has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Durden advances position into side control!

Greene throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Durden tries for a takedown but Greene sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Durden doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Greene counters with a nice double leg into guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Greene scoring with some ground and pound.
Greene has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Greene got a little sloppy there for a moment and Durden has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Greene has managed to get both his arms back between Durden's legs - danger averted.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Greene missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Greene makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Durden is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Greene is aware though and is defending well.
Durden is breathing heavily.

Durden is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Greene postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Our spies down at at Cylon Training Academy inform us that Durden has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Greene lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Greene stopping the sweep attempt from Durden.
Greene lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Durden looking to control.

Durden had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Greene defends it easily.
Greene scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
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 Anzor Greene will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Greene falls off balance throwing a combination

and Durden counters with a takedown into side control.
Greene wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Durden in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Greene is not content to let Durden control the position.
Greene tries to buck Durden off but Durden is having none of it.

Durden tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Durden has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Greene is trying to get back to his feet.
Greene can't do much from the bottom here.
Greene is trying to get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Durden tries for a kimura but Greene is defending well.
Durden has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Durden is trying to get an arm triangle but Greene is defending well.
Greene is trying to get back to half guard.
Durden is looking to take a break and control but Greene is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Greene is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Greene is looking for a sweep.
Durden fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Durden trying to control the position but Greene is working away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Durden is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Greene is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Durden working the ground and pound.
Greene manages to get back to half guard.
Durden prevents Greene from standing back up.
Durden thows a huge punch but Greene dodges it nicely.
Greene keeping control of the position.
Greene tries to roll over but Durden keeps him under control.
Durden seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Greene does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Durden sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Greene defending well though.

Greene kicks Durden off and gets back to his feet.

Durden shoots in and gets a takedown into Greene's guard.
Durden takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

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

Greene kicks Durden off and gets to his feet.
Greene swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Greene, as that shot connected.

Greene shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
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!
Durden bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Greene's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Greene looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Durden trying to control but Greene is working from the bottom.
Durden might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Greene haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Greene looking to control.
Greene working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Durden.
Greene wants to get back to his feet but Durden is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Durden is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Durden stopping the sweep attempt from Greene.
Greene is looking to stand up but Durden isn't so interested in that idea.

And that's the end of the fight!
Edward Durden comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Durden has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Edward Durden!

During a confident post fight interview, Edward Durden thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
38%
 
 
 
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