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Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Sean Tallon and William Blake. Blake has chosen Dead Man as his entrance music. Sean Tallon could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to William Blake's chin.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 52 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Sean Tallon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, William Blake!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tallon displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blake throws out the jab.
Blake misses with a straight left.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Tallon.
Blake throws a push kick but Tallon slaps the foot to one side.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Blake.

Tallon has Blake up against the cage in a clinch.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.

Blake lands a takedown into guard.
Blake trying to control the position from guard on top but Tallon is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Blake is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tallon is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tallon is pulling down on Blake's head. It's preventing any offense from Blake, at least for the moment.
Blake cracks Tallon with a solid left hand.
Tallon wants to stand and escape but Blake is having none of it.
Blake trying to control but Tallon is working from the bottom.
Blake postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Tallon is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Tallon keeping moving, preventing Blake from controlling successfully.
Blake stops Tallon from standing up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Tallon definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Tallon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blake manages to avoid it.
Blake digs a good hook to Tallon's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake tries to land a front kick but Tallon steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Tallon misses with a leg kick

and Blake counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Tallon is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
A short right from Tallon.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short left from Blake.
Blake presses Tallon against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short right from Tallon on the inside.
Tallon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blake.
Good body shot from Blake.
Blake tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blake lands with a left to the head.
Blake lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Blake.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blake gets through Tallon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Tallon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake lands an uppercut.
Blake prevents a body shot from Tallon.
Blake has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.

Blake breaks the clinch.
The fighters circling - Blake throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blake tries to score a power double leg takedown but Tallon sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Blake somewhat.
Sean Tallon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tallon tries to clinch
enabling Blake to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice shot by Tallon.
Blake fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Tallon is out of range.
Blake misses the jab.
Blake throws a push kick but Tallon slaps the foot to one side.
Blake throws out a powerful jab.
Blake misses with a leg kick.
Blake takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tallon looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Tallon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tallon looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tallon looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Blake changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
A slapping body kick lands there for Blake.
Blake scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Blake throws a half hearted mid kick.
Tallon misses with a body kick.
Blake takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tallon will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Tallon moves out of range as Blake strikes.
Tallon wants to land a leg kick but Blake is out of range.
Tallon blocks a jab.
Blake throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

William Blake dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Tallon wants to clinch.
Blake looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Blake misses with a hook. Tallon ducked under it nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Blake.
Blake throws a series of punches but Tallon avoids them all with ease.
Tallon tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blake manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Tallon checks the leg kick nicely there.
Blake throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Tallon throws an off balance right hand
and Blake makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blake connects with a looping right hand.
Blake throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Tallon was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Blake cracks Tallon with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Tallon on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Blake connects with a body shot that sends Tallon's belly button to the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Blake misses.
Tallon takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Blake thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Tallon if he has to take too many more of those.
William Blake seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blake throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Nice body punch from Tallon.
Tallon wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A jab from Blake finds it's way through Tallon's defenses.
Tallon misses with a body shot.
Blake looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tallon moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Tallon moves out of range of the leg kick from Blake.

Tallon clinches with his opponent.
Blake blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Blake lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tallon backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tallon throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tallon misses with some punches.
Tallon softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Blake lands with a right to the head.

Blake gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Tallon regains guard.
Tallon is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Blake working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Tallon is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Blake is controlling him.
William Blake has got the better of the ground game so far.
Blake controlling from the top position.
Tallon trying to control the position here.
Blake stops Tallon from standing up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon pulls Blake in close to prevent any damage.

Tallon is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Nice body punch from Blake - that landed with a thud.
Blake blocking some punches.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blake has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tallon lands a body punch in the clinch.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Blake controls his hands.
A left hand lands to the body for Tallon.
Tallon tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.
Blake lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tallon backwards.
Blake has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Tallon seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Blake can turn it around.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Blake fails to land.
Tallon misses with some punches.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blake changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Tallon fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Tallon moves away from the strike by Blake.
Tallon misses with an uppercut.
Blake doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Blake checks a low kick from Tallon.
Tallon throws a nice outside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blake throws the left hand but Tallon avoids the punch easily.
Tallon misses with a wild body shot.
Blake is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Tallon throws a poor cross that misses
and Blake counters with a stiff right hand.
Blake fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Tallon is out of range.
Tallon takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Blake scoring well with a low kick there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

William Blake showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Blake tries for a takedown but Tallon sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Tallon connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Tallon lands with a kick to the temple. Blake shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Tallon throws a looping overhand right but Blake ducks down to avoid it.
Blake catches Tallon with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tallon moves into range and connects with a jab.
Blake tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tallon was well out of range. Poor timing from Blake.
Blake with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Tallon tests Blake's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Blake checks the leg kick.
Blake waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tallon.
Blake throws a leg kick that is checked
and Tallon counters with a nice body shot.
A jab from Blake misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A punch lands to the side of Tallon 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake throws a poor cross that misses
and Tallon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tallon tries to clinch but Blake moves out of range.
Tallon misses with a body shot.

Tallon clinches.
Tallon misses with some punches.
Blake scores with a hook to the body.
Blake blocks an uppercut.
Blake stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Blake prevents a body shot from Tallon.
Blake tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tallon's elbow.
Blake lands an uppercut.
Blake lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tallon backwards.
Tallon blocking some punches.
Tallon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blake backwards.
Blake lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tallon tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blake's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Blake scores with a nice short uppercut.
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!
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Blake backwards.
Tallon misses with a body punch.
Blake tries to throw a body punch but Tallon avoids it by throwing Blake back against the cage.
Tallon tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A right hand to the body from Tallon.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tallon is pressed up against the cage. Blake has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Tallon down to the mat. Tallon avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Blake takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tallon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice shot lands for Tallon.
Good standup being displayed there by Tallon as he connects with a hook.

Blake is rocked!
Tallon slips a straight right by Blake.
Blake is still on wobbly legs! Can Tallon finish him?
Tallon is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Blake seems to have recovered his senses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blake. Tallon does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tallon throws a lazy right hand but Blake sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Tallon is looking to clinch.
Blake let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tallon, right into the meat.
Blake throws out a loose jab but Tallon uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tallon avoids the body shot from Blake.
Blake uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tallon.
Blake counters with a body kick.
Tallon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tallon is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Tallon throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Blake counters with a takedown into side control.
Tallon is pushing Blake's head away, looking to escape. Blake manages to hold on to the position though.
Blake scoring with punches and elbows.

Tallon explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blake throws a leg kick which misses Tallon's front leg but catches the back leg as Tallon tries to avoid it.
Tallon connects with a leg kick. Blake looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tallon takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
A swing and a miss from Blake.
Blake swings for the body but Tallon moves out of range.
Blake lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tallon lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Tallon looks to score with a jab to the body but Blake is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blake! But no joy.
Tallon misses with a body shot
and Blake connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tallon misses with a shot to the body
and Blake counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tallon is looking to land body kicks.
Blake punishes Tallon's body with a nice straight punch.
Tallon misses with a body kick.
Tallon swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tallon throws a leg kick but Blake sees it coming and moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Blake misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Sean Tallon did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
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.


Tallon throws a body punch but Blake moves out of range.
Tallon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blake takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Tallon fails in his attempt to clinch.
Tallon stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Blake.
Blake moves forwards but Tallon connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tallon lands a nice shot to the body.
Tallon walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Blake checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Tallon throws the kick towards the body but Blake avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tallon fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

Blake shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Tallon pushes Blake off and gets back to his feet.
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!
Blake throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Blake sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake throws out a leg kick but Tallon moves out of range and Blake only half commits.
Blake jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Tallon has closed the distance and engaged Blake in a clinch.
Tallon misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Tallon.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Blake controls the action.
Tallon tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Blake blocking some punches.
Blake misses with a punch to the body.

Blake pulls guard successfully.

Tallon decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Tallon takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tallon lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake blocks a jab.
Blake throws a hook but Tallon avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Blake.
Tallon moves away from the strike by Blake.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blake throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Tallon's waist but Tallon gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Blake off to one side.
Tallon fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Blake throws the left hand but Tallon avoids the punch easily.
Tallon ducks under a wild hook from Blake.
Tallon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tallon appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Blake blocks the leg kick.

Tallon instigates a clinch.
Tallon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blake fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Blake working some nice short punches in the clinch.
William Blake seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.
Tallon working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tallon working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tallon.
Tallon lands a shoulder strike.
Tallon working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
A shot in the inside from Blake.
Blake lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
Tallon blocking some punches.
Tallon lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
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!
Blake cracks Tallon with a nice body shot.
Tallon swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blake misses with the head strike.
Blake lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Blake doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tallon scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tallon blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blake misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blake cracks Tallon with a nice body shot.
Blake lands a shoulder strike.
Blake misses with a punch to the body.
Tallon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blake backwards.
Blake lands a body punch in the clinch.
Tallon scores with a hook to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blake.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Sean Tallon will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Tallon misses with a right hand
and Blake counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Blake looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Blake slips under a jab.
Blake jabs at Tallon's body.
Blake lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Blake misses with a straight left.
Blake throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Blake on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tallon paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Tallon is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tallon with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Blake keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tallon.
Tallon takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Tallon on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake moves forwards but Tallon connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tallon fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Blake has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A low kick from Tallon misses
and Blake cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tallon slips under a jab.
Blake throws a front kick aimed at Tallon's knee but Tallon avoids it well.
Tallon swings for the body but Blake moves out of range.
Tallon takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Tallon looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Blake throws a jab when Tallon was well out of range.
Tallon ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Tallon tries to clinch up.
A little jabbing left from Blake on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Tallon throws a leg kick but Blake sees it coming and moves out of range.
Blake throws an off balance right hand
and Tallon counters with a straight right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tallon misses with a wild body shot.
Blake uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tallon.
Blake takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blake pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tallon. Blake does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tallon misses with a few strikes there.
Tallon on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Good shot there by Blake.
Blake takes a swing at Tallon's ribcage but misses.
Tallon connects with a body shot.
Blake on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tallon checks a leg kick nicely.
Blake takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tallon cracks Blake with a right hand to the side of the head.
Blake checks a leg kick.
Tallon pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Blake closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Tallon takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Blake swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Tallon counters with a right hand to the body.
Blake's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Blake missing with a left hand there. Tallon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tallon takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Blake looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tallon looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Tallon throws a hook to the side of Blake's head but Blake sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blake. Tallon does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tallon feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Tallon moves to clinch but Blake breaks away
and Blake counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tallon does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Tallon avoids the head kick by Blake.
Tallon moves into range and connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blake looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Blake lands a nice shot to the body.
Blake moves into range and connects with a jab.
Blake throws a shot to the body.
Tallon throws a sloppy body shot
and Blake counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Blake cracks Tallon with a right hand to the side of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blake. Tallon does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blake misses the jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to William Blake.
I think Blake 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:48
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 47:48
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 48:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... William Blake!

After winning the bout, William Blake thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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