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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Puntti Manne and Antonio Camatta. Chooooooooon! I think Manne might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Edguy - Two Out of Seven. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Puntti Manne!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Antonio Camatta!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Richard Clark and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Camatta throws a sloppy head kick and Manne moves out of range easily.
Manne takes one to the side of the head.
Manne looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Camatta will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Camatta fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Camatta lands the left hand.
Manne blocks a low kick nicely.
Camatta chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Camatta throws a low kick, looking for Manne's leg but Manne calmly moves out of range.
Manne pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Manne throws a hook to the side of Camatta's head but Camatta sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Manne lands with a thumping leg kick.
Camatta throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Manne sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Manne fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Camatta looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Manne cracks a nice hook into Camatta's ribs.
Camatta throws a front kick aimed at Manne's knee but Manne avoids it well.
Manne chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Camatta can pounce on him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manne throws a half hearted mid kick.
Manne throws a head kick but Camatta moves out of range.
Camatta with the counter takedown but Manne avoids it easily.
Manne ducks under a wild hook from Camatta.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta moves out of range of the body kick from Manne.
Camatta's coach down at DJs Locker was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Camatta's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Camatta avoids a kick to the body.
Camatta looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Camatta connects with a crisp jab.
Camatta ducks under a wild hook from Manne.
Camatta throws the left hand but Manne avoids the punch easily.
Camatta throws an off balance right hand
and Manne counters with an outside leg kick.
A combination from Manne does no damage.
Manne throws a jab but it's blocked by Camatta.
Camatta tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Camatta takes the fight into the clinch.
Camatta lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Camatta prevents Manne from breaking the clinch.
Manne lands a left hand that snaps the head of Camatta backwards.
Camatta lands a shot to the body.
Manne blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Manne breaks the clinch.
Camatta has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Manne finds it's way round the side to connect with Camatta's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Manne throws out a loose jab but Camatta uses good head movement to avoid it.
Manne pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Camatta is looking to clinch.
Manne uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Camatta has time to react.
Manne rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Camatta counters with a stiff right hand.
Manne checks a low kick from Camatta.
A little feinted left hand from Manne on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A low kick from Camatta misses

and Manne counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Camatta trying to control the position.
Manne postures up in Camatta's guard and throws a big left but Camatta blocks it.
Camatta trying to keep a closed guard but Manne is proving a slippery customer.
Camatta utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Manne wants to control from the top but Camatta keeps moving.
Manne trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Manne with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Manne throws a big right hand that misses.
Manne looking to sit in guard and control but Camatta gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Camatta sitting in guard here, content to control.

Manne working for a triangle but Camatta defends it easily.
Manne looking to hit a scissor sweep but Camatta is one step ahead there.

Camatta avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camatta makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Manne working for a triangle but Camatta defends it easily.
Camatta postures up and lands a big shot to Manne's brow.

Manne has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Camatta can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Manne can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Camatta controls the pace.
Camatta trying to control but Manne is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Puntti Manne dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Manne takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Manne. Camatta does a little dance to reset his feet.
Camatta shoots in looking for a takedown. Manne tries to sprawl out of it but Camatta keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Manne manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Manne is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Camatta fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Manne checks it well.
Camatta lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Camatta throws a nice outside leg kick.
Manne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Camatta was well out of range. Poor timing from Manne.
Manne jabs Camatta right on the nose. Camatta blinks but takes it well.
Manne misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camatta connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Camatta tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Manne manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Manne connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Camatta misses with a hook.
Camatta scoring well with a low kick there.
Manne fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta avoids the body shot from Manne.
Camatta misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Camatta lands a lovely overhand right.
Manne sizes up Camatta with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Manne throws a low kick but Camatta avoids it.
Camatta takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

Camatta moves into the clinch.
Manne lands with a left to the head.
Manne is trying to break free.
Camatta blocks an uppercut.
Manne lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Camatta.
Still in the clinch, Manne scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Manne misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Camatta swings wildly with an uppercut but Manne uses good head movement to avoid it.
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!
Manne is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Camatta is defending well.
Camatta makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Manne is trying to break free.
Manne lands a shoulder strike.
Manne misses with a hook from the clinch.
Manne blocking some punches.
Manne scores with a shot to the side of Camatta's head.
Manne wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Camatta has him pressed against the cage.
Manne is trying to break free.
Manne lands with a left to the head.
Manne throws a punch but it's blocked by Camatta.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Manne throws a punch but it's blocked by Camatta.
Manne has a couple of punches blocked by Camatta.
Manne tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Camatta misses with a punch to the body.
Manne can't find room to land a body shot as Camatta controls the action.
Manne lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

It looks like Antonio Camatta has been cut.
Camatta makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Manne is trying to drag Camatta to the mat but Camatta just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Puntti Manne. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Manne fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Manne scores with a nice hook to the head.
Camatta swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Manne breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Manne looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

Manne closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Camatta did well to prevent Manne getting side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Manne is trying to control the action in half guard but Camatta is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Camatta trying to control here.
Camatta is staying active underneath Manne, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Camatta taking some punishment here, with Manne in his half guard.
Camatta taking some punishment here, with Manne in his half guard.
Camatta wants to control but Manne is keeping busy.
Camatta is staying active underneath Manne, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Manne is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Camatta is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Manne throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Camatta blocking the ground and pound attempt from Manne.
Manne is stalling here. Camatta is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Manne seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Camatta has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Puntti Manne dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Antonio Camatta's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Camatta throws a right and a left that both miss.
Camatta slips under a jab from Manne.
A big left from Manne misses.
Camatta throws out a loose jab but Manne uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice shot by Manne.
Manne throws a left and a right that both miss
and Manne takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Camatta looks to land a left hand but Manne moved out of range nicely.
Manne half committed to a counter leg kick.
Camatta buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Camatta tests Manne's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Camatta blocks a leg kick.

Manne gets a double leg takedown into Camatta's guard.
Camatta controlling the position.
Manne has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Camatta avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

Camatta looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Manne working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Camatta's head.
Camatta keeping moving, preventing Manne from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Manne trying to move into half guard but instead Camatta has managed to sweep!

Camatta is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

Manne is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Camatta defends well.
Camatta is stalling in the full guard.

Manne working for a triangle but Camatta defends it easily.

Manne working for submissions but it's allowed Camatta to get to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is trying to control. Manne wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

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

Manne is defending against the submission attempts here by Camatta.
Manne tries to get to full guard but Camatta has control of the leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is trying to control. Manne wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Manne is trying to get back to full guard.

Manne looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Manne is in trouble now - Camatta has advanced to mount!
Camatta looking to control but Manne is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Camatta lands with some strikes.
Camatta is landing with some decent strikes but Manne is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Manne is squirming around, avoiding Camatta's attempts to control the action.
Camatta working Manne over with strikes here.
Camatta manages to capitalize on a mistake by Manne to take his back!
Manne is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Camatta.
Camatta keeps control of the position as Manne tries to break free.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Camatta tightening his grip on Manne, looking for the choke.
Manne can't escape the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Antonio Camatta really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Antonio Camatta'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.


Manne looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Camatta tries to counter by closing the distance.
Manne throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Camatta sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Camatta swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Camatta stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Manne keeps the fight on the outside.
A counter left hand to the body from Manne misses its target.
Manne circles away from the clinch attempt.
Manne throws a hook to the side of Camatta's head but Camatta sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Manne swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
letting Camatta counter with a right hand.
Camatta throws a nice outside leg kick.
Camatta throws a front kick aimed at Manne's knee but Manne avoids it well.
Manne dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camatta throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Manne stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Manne checks a leg kick nicely.
Manne throws an overhand right that lands on Camatta's shoulder, as Camatta tries to avoid the shot.
Manne closes the distance and clinches up with Camatta, looking for a takedown. Manne pushes Camatta against the cage but Camatta circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Camatta ducks under a wild hook from Manne.
Manne loads up on a big right hand but Camatta slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Manne.
An inside leg kick lands from Camatta.
Manne throws a right hand that misses
and Camatta counters with a slapping leg kick.
Manne attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Manne will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Manne loads up on a big right hand but Camatta slips the punch.
Manne pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Manne throws a poor cross that misses
and Manne takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Manne rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Camatta counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Camatta.
Manne is working Camatta over against the cage.
Manne looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Camatta lands a nice uppercut.
Camatta misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Camatta struggles to land a body shot inside as Manne controls his hands.
Puntti Manne has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camatta misses with a body punch.
Manne blocks an uppercut.
Manne looking for a takedown.
Camatta stops a takedown attempt from Manne.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Puntti Manne. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Camatta swings wildly with an uppercut but Manne uses good head movement to avoid it.
Camatta lands a right hand.
Manne is trying to force a seperation but Camatta has the dominant position.
Manne is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A left hand lands to the body for Camatta.
Manne swings wildly with an uppercut but Camatta uses good head movement to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Camatta tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Manne's elbow.

Manne has hold of one of Camatta's legs. Camatta is fighting the takedown attempt but Manne gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Camatta preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Manne pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Camatta is keeping the position for now.
Camatta has Manne pulled in close to control his posture.
Camatta keeping moving, preventing Manne from controlling successfully.
Manne stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Camatta swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Camatta has control of Manne's left arm, preventing Manne from doing any damage.
Camatta preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Manne stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Camatta swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Camatta working for a triangle but Manne defends it easily.
Manne wants to control from the top but Camatta keeps moving.
Manne looking to sit in guard and control but Camatta gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Manne escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Camatta gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Manne 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Antonio Camatta dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Antonio Camatta's cut.
That's time! Manne's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Manne looks to throw the jab but Camatta is out of range.
Manne throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Manne fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Camatta looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Decent striking displayed by Manne there.
A swing and a miss from Manne.
Camatta misses with a low kick.
Puntti Manne is winning the standup battle so far.
No luck for Manne with that takedown attempt.
Camatta connects with a solid leg kick.
Manne checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Manne thumps Camatta with a low kick.
Manne misses with a lunging right hand
and Camatta counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
An inside leg kick lands from Camatta.
Manne scores with a jab to the jaw.
Camatta throws a chopping leg kick but Manne manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Manne throws a leg kick
and Camatta counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Camatta feints and then cracks Manne's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Manne down.
Jab by Camatta.

Camatta gets a clinch.

Manne breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
A telegraphed right hand from Manne misses the target.
Camatta shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Manne defends it nicely.
Camatta keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Manne.
Camatta looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Camatta connects with a body shot that sends Manne's belly button to the back.

Camatta gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Manne to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Camatta wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Manne throws a big right hand that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camatta is trying to control the position but Manne postures up.
Manne wants to control from the top but Camatta keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Manne working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Manne throwing strikes from guard but Camatta blocks nicely.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Manne accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Camatta controls Manne momentarily but Manne frees himself.
Camatta keeping moving, preventing Manne from controlling successfully.
Camatta pulls Manne in close to prevent any damage.
Camatta bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Manne's guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.

Manne has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Camatta can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Camatta stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Manne swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Camatta wants to control from the top but Manne keeps moving.

Manne is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Camatta is aware though and is defending well.
Camatta wants to control from the top but Manne keeps moving.
Camatta looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Manne lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Camatta preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

Camatta is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Manne is aware though and is defending well.
Camatta controls Manne momentarily but Manne frees himself.
Manne looking to pass the guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Camatta looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Manne is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Puntti Manne.
I think Manne 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 48:47
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 48:47
Judge James Glass scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Puntti Manne!

In his post fight interview, Puntti Manne started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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