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GKNY 121-Mencken/Gumption III PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between HL Mencken and Bubba Gumption. Chooooooooon! I think Mencken might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Circle Jerks - Question Authority. Bubba Gumption is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

195 cm
25
265 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
192 cm
25
260 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, HL Mencken!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bubba Gumption!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Chad Campbell and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gumption throws a body punch but Mencken moves out of range.
Gumption throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Gumption defending well as Mencken loads up on a big left hand.
HL Mencken seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gumption wants to slow Mencken down by chopping away at his legs.
Mencken lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gumption circles away quickly and effectively.
Mencken has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Mencken there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gumption sizes up Mencken with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Gumption tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mencken was well out of range. Poor timing from Gumption.
Mencken takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mencken cracks Gumption with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gumption scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

It looks like HL Mencken has been cut.
Gumption lands with a straight right. Mencken didn't see that one coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mencken tries to close the distance and clinch but Gumption swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Gumption is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Gumption slips a straight right by Mencken.
Mencken has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Mencken displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gumption throws out the jab.
Mencken swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Mencken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mencken fails in his attempt to clinch.
Gumption misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gumption takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Mencken smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A jab from Mencken finds it's way through Gumption's defenses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Gumption. Those never looked like landing.
It looked like Mencken was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Mencken throws a body punch but Gumption moves out of range.
Gumption scores with a leg kick.
Gumption fails to land with a series of punches.
Gumption swats away the attempt to clinch by Mencken.
Gumption misses the jab.
Mencken wants to clinch.
Gumption chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gumption throws a head kick that misses.
Gumption connects with a body shot.
Gumption walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Mencken checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gumption takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Nice cross by Mencken.
Gumption tests Mencken's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gumption looks to land a body kick but Mencken moved away.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gumption misses with a wild body shot.
Mencken uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gumption.
Mencken lands with a straight right. Gumption didn't see that one coming.
Mencken throws a jab when Gumption was well out of range.
Gumption connects with a body shot that sends Mencken's belly button to the back.
Gumption throws a head kick that misses.
Mencken misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Gumption.
Gumption uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mencken.
Gumption takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mencken moves away from the strike by Gumption.
Mencken looks to land a left hand but Gumption moved out of range nicely.
Gumption moves out of range as Mencken throws a body kick.
Mencken with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gumption to score with a decent uppercut.
Mencken misses with an uppercut.
Mencken connects with a nice looking jab.
Gumption attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Mencken lands with a straight right. Gumption didn't see that one coming.
Gumption looks to land a left hand but Mencken moved out of range nicely.
Mencken is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption throws a body shot but no joy.
Gumption attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gumption throws a front kick aimed at Mencken's knee but Mencken avoids it well.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gumption checks a leg kick.
Gumption with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Mencken to score with a decent uppercut.
Gumption misses with a low kick.
Gumption lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Mencken circles away quickly and effectively.
Mencken scores with a leg kick.
Mencken takes one on the button.
Mencken changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Mencken cracks Gumption with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gumption misses with a straight left.
Mencken seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Mencken moves out of range of the leg kick from Gumption.
Mencken lands with a shot to the body.
Jab from Mencken.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A telegraphed right hand from Mencken misses the target.
Gumption blocks a low kick nicely.

Mencken closes the distance and clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Gumption fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mencken misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gumption prevents a body shot from Mencken.
Mencken misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gumption misses with a hook from the clinch.
Mencken doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Mencken lands a nice uppercut.
Gumption working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A hook to the body from Mencken.
Mencken misses with a body punch.
Mencken blocks a body shot from Gumption.
Mencken makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gumption misses with some punches.
Gumption lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gumption struggles to land a body shot inside as Mencken controls his hands.
Gumption goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Mencken blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gumption lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Mencken backwards.
Gumption misses with a hook from the clinch.
Mencken lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Mencken blocks an uppercut.
Gumption misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Bubba Gumption will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on HL Mencken's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Gumption displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mencken throws out the jab.
Mencken jabs at Gumption's body.
Mencken throws a sloppy head kick and Gumption moves out of range easily.
Mencken misses with a series of wild punches.
Mencken fails in his attempt to clinch.
Gumption connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gumption misses with a head kick.
Good leg kick by Gumption there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Gumption throws a low kick, looking for Mencken's leg but Mencken calmly moves out of range.
Mencken throws a big counter combination but Gumption scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Gumption tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Mencken is able to avoid easily.
Gumption gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Mencken.
Mencken throws a hook to the side of Gumption's head but Gumption sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mencken misses with a jab to the body
and Gumption counters with a leg kick.
A slow jab from Gumption misses its intended target.
Gumption is looking to slow Mencken down with leg kicks.
Nice body punch from Gumption.
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!
Mencken clobbers Gumption with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

Mencken moves into range and clinches up with Gumption.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gumption makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gumption lands a shoulder strike.
Mencken prevents a body shot from Gumption.
Gumption misses with a punch on the inside.

Gumption's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The fighters circling - Gumption throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gumption is looking to land body kicks.
Mencken quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Mencken lands an overhand right.
Mencken throws a shot to the body.
Mencken dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gumption. That did some damage!
Gumption swinging wildly here.
Gumption dodges the punch combination from Mencken.
Gumption pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gumption throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Gumption cracks the inside of Mencken's front leg.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gumption throws a body punch but Mencken moves out of range.
Mencken checks a low kick from Gumption.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gumption connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Good work by Mencken as he checks the leg kick.
Mencken chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gumption can pounce on him.
Mencken steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gumption.
Mencken throws a lazy right hand but Gumption sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gumption.
Gumption throws a low kick but it's checked well by Mencken.
Gumption lands a leg kick that knocks Mencken off balance momentarily.
Mencken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gumption was well out of range. Poor timing from Mencken.
Mencken swings for the body but Gumption moves out of range.
Mencken throws a jab when Gumption was well out of range.
Mencken pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mencken walks into a stiff left hand from Gumption.
Mencken throws a big shot that misses.
Gumption throws a push kick but Mencken slaps the foot to one side.
Gumption throws a sloppy head kick and Mencken moves out of range easily.
Gumption blocks the body kick.
Gumption looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Mencken throws a combination. Gumption tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mencken.
Mencken on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Gumption avoids the head kick by Mencken.
Bubba Gumption seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gumption moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Mencken tries a head kick but it misses.
Gumption lands a body shot.
Mencken showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gumption.
Mencken moves out of range of the body kick.
A swing and a miss from Mencken.
Nice body punch from Mencken.
Mencken takes one to the chin there.
Gumption tries a head kick but it misses.
As Gumption tries to get set, Mencken tries to push him back and clinch up but Gumption manages to avoid the attempt.
Mencken throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mencken looks to score with a jab to the body but Gumption is just out of range.
Mencken misses with a looping left.
Gumption tries to land a front kick but Mencken steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gumption is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gumption throws a leg kick but Mencken sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gumption looks to land a right hand but Mencken moved out of range.
Mencken misses with an uppercut. Gumption saw that one coming.
Mencken ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Mencken 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.
Good leg kick by Gumption there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Gumption ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Mencken loads up on a big right hand but Gumption slips the punch.
Gumption misses with a wild body shot.
Mencken thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gumption throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Mencken moves in looking to clinch but Gumption pushes him off.
A head kick misses from Gumption.
Gumption looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gumption looks for the body kick but Mencken saw that one coming.
Nice shot by Gumption.
Mencken moves out of range of the body kick.
Mencken moves away from the strike by Gumption.
Mencken loads up on a big right hand but Gumption slips the punch.
Gumption is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bubba Gumption showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on HL Mencken's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Mencken just misses with a punch to the body.
Gumption punishes Mencken's body with a nice straight punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Mencken misses the target.
Mencken jabs Gumption right on the nose. Gumption blinks but takes it well.
Mencken avoids the head kick by Gumption.
As Gumption tries to get set, Mencken tries to push him back and clinch up but Gumption manages to avoid the attempt.
Gumption looks for the body kick but Mencken saw that one coming.
Mencken stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gumption.
Mencken takes a swing at Gumption's ribcage but misses.
Mencken connects with a jab.
Gumption misses with a low kick.
Mencken checks the leg kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Mencken misses its target.
Gumption throws a push kick but Mencken slaps the foot to one side.
Mencken is looking to counter punch.
Gumption circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mencken misses the jab.
Gumption throws out a counter right but Mencken avoids it with no problem.
Mencken is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gumption has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Mencken.
Mencken looks to score with a jab to the body but Gumption is just out of range.
Gumption lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Gumption takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mencken throws a looping overhand right but Gumption ducks down to avoid it.
Gumption throws a right and a left that Mencken avoids nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mencken swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gumption connects with a solid leg kick.
Gumption waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mencken.
Gumption takes one on the button.
Gumption pivots, looking for a leg kick but Mencken is out of range and Gumption settles back down.
Gumption has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gumption there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gumption scores with a jab.
Gumption on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gumption throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Mencken throws a good cross that connects.
Gumption tries a head kick but it misses.
Gumption misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mencken.
A leg kick checked by Mencken.
Gumption needs to keep his hands up - Mencken had a free shot at his head there.
The crowd cheers as Mencken lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gumption doesn't seem phased though.
Gumption has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gumption gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gumption connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mencken scores with a hook.
Mencken slips a jab from Gumption.
Mencken takes a swing at Gumption's ribcage but misses.
Gumption misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gumption lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Mencken at a distance.
Gumption tries to move into range but Mencken moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gumption takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Gumption staying out of range there.
Gumption moves out of range of the body kick.
Mencken throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gumption sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mencken tries to close the distance and clinch up but Gumption swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Gumption! But no joy.
Mencken doesn't manage to clinch there - Gumption circles away.
Mencken moves out of range of the body kick from Gumption.
Mencken takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Gumption waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mencken.
Gumption lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Mencken chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gumption can pounce on him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mencken stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gumption.
Mencken misses with a looping left.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gumption.
Gumption throws a big shot that misses.
Mencken was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Mencken throws a right and a left that Gumption avoids nicely.
Mencken walks forward, straight into a front kick from Gumption.
Both fighters circling a little - Gumption finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gumption tries a head kick but it misses.
Sloppy strikes from Mencken. Those never looked like landing.
Mencken feints a jab promting Gumption to slip. Mencken then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Gumption slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Gumption throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mencken throws a body punch but Gumption moves out of range.
Gumption connects with a high kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mencken throws a hook but Gumption blocks it.
Mencken fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gumption checks it well.
Gumption throws a fast counter high kick but Mencken manages to duck under it in time.
Nice defenses there by Mencken.
Mencken misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gumption.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mencken avoids the head kick by Gumption.
Mencken was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gumption lands a front kick.
Mencken uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gumption.
Gumption takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gumption loads up on a big right hand but Mencken slips the punch.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gumption 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 Mencken has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Mencken and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gumption takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gumption is looking to land body kicks.
Mencken lands with a hook. Gumption tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gumption on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Mencken closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Mencken throws a right hand that Gumption ducks under and follows up with a left that Gumption also avoids with ease.
Mencken misses the shot to the body.
Gumption moves forwards but Mencken connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gumption clobbers Mencken with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Mencken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gumption was well out of range. Poor timing from Mencken.
Gumption swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Mencken checks a leg kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but HL Mencken did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on HL Mencken's cut.
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.


Gumption looks to land a left hand but Mencken moved out of range nicely.
Mencken lands a jab.

Mencken instigates a clinch.
Gumption lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mencken tries a body shot but Gumption blocks it.
Mencken tries to throw a body punch but Gumption avoids it by throwing Mencken back against the cage.
Gumption lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gumption swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gumption tries to throw a body punch but Mencken avoids it by throwing Gumption back against the cage.
Mencken lands a body shot in the clinch.
Gumption misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Mencken.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Mencken.
Mencken misses with the head strike.
Gumption misses with some punches.
Gumption lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Mencken backwards.
Mencken takes a shot to the head.
Good body shot from Gumption.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gumption prevents a body shot from Mencken.
Mencken lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gumption backwards.
Mencken lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Mencken throws a punch but it's blocked by Gumption.
A head punch on the inside from Mencken fails to land.
Mencken tries to work over Gumption's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mencken swings wildly with an uppercut but Gumption uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mencken lands a nice uppercut.
Gumption lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gumption takes a shot to the head.
Mencken swings wildly with an uppercut but Gumption uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mencken stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Mencken has Gumption pressed against the cage, preventing Gumption from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Gumption lands a right hand.
Mencken fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gumption misses with the head strike.
Mencken softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gumption lands with a light punch inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mencken lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gumption or not.
Gumption is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Mencken blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Gumption.
Gumption is leaning against Mencken and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gumption lands with a light punch inside.
Gumption scores with a nice hook to the head.
Mencken misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Mencken misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gumption is leaning against Mencken and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Nice body punch from Gumption - that landed with a thud.
Mencken's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Gumption breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Gumption lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Mencken misses with a hook
and Gumption counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Mencken moves forwards but Gumption connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Gumption bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Mencken's head backwards.

Mencken is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Oh Mencken is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Mencken gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Gumption tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mencken's elbow.
Mencken tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mencken seems to have got his legs back now.
Gumption leaning his opponent against the cage.
Mencken tries to throw a body punch but Gumption avoids it by throwing Mencken back against the cage.
Gumption pushes Mencken back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mencken misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Mencken can't find room to land a body shot as Gumption controls the action.
Gumption misses with a body punch.

Gumption breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Gumption misses with a two punch combination.
A big right from Mencken misses.
Sloppy strikes from Mencken. Those never looked like landing.
Mencken throws a lazy right hand but Gumption sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gumption looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gumption looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Gumption throws a leg kick but Mencken sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Mencken throws a jab but it's blocked by Gumption.
Mencken walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Mencken takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A counter left hand to the body from Mencken misses its target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A telegraphed right hand from Gumption misses the target.
Mencken is looking to counter punch.
Gumption scores with a leg kick.
Mencken swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mencken scores with a nice strike.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gumption, right into the meat.
Mencken tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gumption manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gumption turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Mencken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gumption looks to score with a jab to the body but Mencken is just out of range.
Gumption feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Mencken's calf.
Mencken throws a poor cross that misses
and Gumption counters with a good, hard body kick but Mencken shrugs it off.
Mencken lands with a straight right. Gumption didn't see that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mencken throws a shot to the body.
Gumption throws a half hearted mid kick.
Mencken throws a hook to the side of Gumption's head but Gumption sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gumption pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mencken was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Mencken's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Gumption missing with a left hand there. Mencken was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mencken keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gumption feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Mencken's calf.
Mencken bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mencken appears to be looking for a big counter.
Gumption motions for Mencken to come forward. Gumption throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gumption misses with an uppercut.
Mencken waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gumption.
Mencken connects with a looping right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mencken moves out of range as Gumption strikes.
Gumption throws a head kick that misses.
Mencken will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Gumption tries to score with a low kick but Mencken moves his leg out of the way.
Mencken connects with a high kick.
Mencken takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Mencken tries to clinch there but Gumption circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Mencken checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mencken misses with a body shot.
Gumption just misses with a punch to the body.
Gumption tries a head kick but it misses.
Gumption throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Mencken misses with an uppercut. Gumption saw that one coming.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Gumption prevents a body shot from Mencken.
Gumption tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Gumption manages to break the clinch.
Gumption on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Mencken throws a right and a left that Gumption avoids nicely.
Gumption lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Gumption looks to land a left hand but Mencken moved out of range nicely.
Mencken was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gumption scores with a decent looking hook.
Mencken connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gumption. Gumption circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Gumption.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gumption slips a straight right by Mencken.
A good leg kick by Gumption.
Gumption walks into a jab.
Mencken goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Mencken missing with a left hand there. Gumption was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gumption missing with a left hand there. Mencken was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gumption takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Mencken lands a slapping body shot.
A head kick misses from Mencken.
Mencken tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Gumption paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Gumption appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
That kick from Gumption tenderised Mencken's leg. Mencken is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mencken is looking to clinch.
Gumption connects with a single shot there.
Gumption scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gumption staying out of range there.
Gumption connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gumption throws a shot from downtown. Mencken moves away and avoids it.
Gumption misses with a wild body shot.
Mencken thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mencken misses with a wild body shot.
Jab from Gumption.
Gumption misses with a straight right.
Gumption throws a quick inside leg kick.
Mencken throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A jab from Gumption finds it's way through Mencken's defenses.
Mencken checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Mencken thuds a left hand into Gumption's body.
Gumption scores with a nice head shot.
A solid body kick from Gumption.
Gumption throws a body kick that misses.
Gumption keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice body punch from Gumption.
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!
Nice straight punches there by Gumption. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gumption.
Bubba Gumption is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Mencken. Beautiful body shot.
Gumption throws a head kick but Mencken moves out of range.
Gumption misses with a looping right.
Mencken misses with a hook. Gumption ducked under it nicely.
Mencken misses with a hook. Gumption ducked under it nicely.
Gumption throws a chopping leg kick but Mencken manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Mencken crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gumption - the referee stops the clock and Mencken gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gumption. Mencken manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gumption fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Gumption changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Gumption on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gumption walks into a jab.
Gumption uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mencken.
Mencken tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Gumption counters with a lovely straight right hand!
HL Mencken has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Gumption lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gumption scores with a spinning back kick!

And that's the end of the fight!
Bubba Gumption comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Gumption has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 46:49
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bubba Gumption!

Bubba Gumption is the new super heavyweight champion!
Bubba Gumption gave a mention to ON TAP 160Q Nutrition in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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