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IFL 1- Pettis vs Pablo PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Daniello Pablo. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

167 cm
28
144 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
175 cm
35
143 lbs
18 - 28 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 18 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Daniello Pablo!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Edson Gomes and Matheus Silva.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pablo fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Pablo shoots for a takedown but Pettis saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Pettis attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Pablo closes this distance looking for a takedown but Pettis circles away.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
Pablo shoots in but no luck this time.

Pablo gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Pettis to score an easy takedown into full guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

Pablo working for a triangle but Pettis defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo working a defensive guard but Pettis passes into half guard.
Pettis tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pablo knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Pettis thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pablo's head.
Pettis landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pablo wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis sitting and controlling from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is pressing down on Pettis's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Pablo keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Pettis passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Pablo tries to buck Pettis off but Pettis is having none of it.
Pablo trying to remain calm as Pettis controls from the top position.
Pettis misses with the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controls the position.
Pettis trying to control the position but Pablo is working away.
Pablo is trying to get back to half guard.
Pablo seems a little lost for a moment, as Pettis dominates the positioning.
Pablo avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Pettis.
Pablo parries the strikes from Pettis easily there. Pettis is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Pablo to escape.
Pablo tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Pettis trying to control but Pablo is having none of it.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pablo tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis wants to control the pace but Pablo is squirming around nicely.
Pettis throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Pablo because Pettis loaded up on that one.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pablo holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Pettis tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Pettis thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Pettis gets a takedown into half guard.

Pablo has one foot on Pettis's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Nice sprawl there from Pettis as Pablo shoots in.

Pettis closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Pettis lands in his opponent's guard.

Pablo scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pablo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Pettis tried to counter with a leg kick but Pablo avoided it.
Pablo fails to land the takedown.
A combination from Pablo does no damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Daniello Pablo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pablo misses with a takedown
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
Some bone on bone action there as Pablo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
It seemed like Pablo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Pablo gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Pablo keeps moving.
Pablo is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Pettis is controlling him.
Pettis postures up in Pablo's guard and throws a big left but Pablo blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Anthony Pettis overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis works over Pablo with some ground and pound from guard.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Pablo.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pablo can do to turn this around?

Pettis avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pablo manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pettis manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to keep a closed guard but Pablo is proving a slippery customer.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pablo defends it easily.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pablo defends it easily.
Pablo trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Pablo distracts Pettis with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pablo defends it easily.
Pablo landing some decent shots from guard.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pettis manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pablo manages to get himself to full guard.

Pettis postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Daniello Pablo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Pablo moves to clinch but Pettis breaks away
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pettis displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pablo.
Pettis scores with a jab to the jaw.
Pablo darts in looking for a takedown but Pettis gets double underhooks and turns Pablo into the cage.
Pettis appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Pablo is trying hard to land a takedown here. Pettis sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Pablo does a little dance to reset his feet.

Pettis closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Pablo quickly recovers to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Pettis is keen to just control but Pablo is a slippery customer.
Still in half guard, Pettis seems content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pettis.
Pettis throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pablo tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Pettis manages to move to mount!
Pettis scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Pettis thowing shots but they're missing.
Pettis tries to control but Pablo wriggling away.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Pablo to control.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo working to try and regain half guard.
Pablo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pettis looking to ground and pound but Pablo is blocking nicely.
Pablo working to try and regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control the pace but Pablo is squirming around nicely.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Pablo tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pettis lands a big elbow.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
Pablo really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pablo regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Pettis throwing shots but Pablo is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis clearly takes 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.


Pettis shoots in but no luck this time.
Pettis throws a leg kick that is checked

and Pablo counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Pettis!
Pablo looks up at the clock and then as Pettis takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Pablo smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis is trying to control Pablo's posture but Pablo avoids it.
Pablo controlling from side mount.
Pettis takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo is working Pettis over with some ground and pound from side control.
My spies in Barbell Brigade - $1000 inform me that Pablo has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Pettis tries to buck Pablo off but Pablo is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is not content to let Pablo control the position.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Pettis is trying to improve his position.
Pablo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pettis to see if he's OK.
Pablo trying to control the action but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Pettis tries to buck Pablo off but Pablo is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pablo controls the position.
Pettis is looking to regain half guard here but Pablo keeps moving and retains side control.
Pettis is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Pablo wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.
Pablo scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Pablo seems to be working for a kimura but Pettis defends the submission attempt.
Pablo lands with a punch from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Pablo throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pettis tries to kick Pablo off but Pablo keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pablo takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pablo lands a nice short elbow.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Pablo is controlling well.
Pettis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pablo trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Pablo doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Pablo manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Pablo wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniello Pablo dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Pettis ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

Pablo looking to score a takedown here. Pettis is defending well but Pablo drives through and ends up in Pettis's guard.

Pettis has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Pablo has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.

Pettis pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Pablo looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Pettis!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pablo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pettis to see if he's OK.

Pablo is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Pettis knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Pettis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo working away.
Pettis manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Pettis is trying to get back to full guard.
Pettis is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Pablo prevents Pettis from standing back up.

Pettis is trying to control Pablo's posture. Pablo takes advantage of the lull and advances to side control. He also appears to have an arm triangle here! Uh oh, big trouble for Pettis! Pablo is rotating here... this could be the end... Pettis is out! Pablo has ended this one emphatically! Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Daniello Pablo!
Daniello Pablo is the new bantamweight champion!
An out of breath Daniello Pablo 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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