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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan (ranked 57 p4p, 5 weight class) and Cullen Castrello (ranked 169 p4p, 16 weight class). Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

179 cm
29
150 lbs
15 - 2 - 3
185 cm
34
148 lbs
30 - 13 - 3
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Cullen Castrello!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Castrello tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Castrello uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Castrello tries a head kick but it misses.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
Crunch! Keenan slams his shin into Castrello's torso.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
We've been informed that Castrello has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Keenan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Castrello is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan slips under a jab from Castrello.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
Keenan looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Castrello moved out of range.
Castrello is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves away
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Castrello gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Castrello misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Castrello moves away.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Castrello sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Castrello misses the jab.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Castrello pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Castrello scoring well with a low kick there.
Castrello misses with the combination.
Keenan slips a straight right by Castrello.
Castrello avoids a kick to the body.
Castrello throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan thinks about countering with a body kick.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Castrello.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello blocks a jab.
Castrello lands with a nice body punch.
Castrello misses with a jab, cross combination.
Keenan cracks Castrello with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castrello keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Castrello uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Castrello moved out of range.
Castrello looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Castrello's calf.
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!
A punch combination from Castrello misses.
Castrello rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Keenan moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Castrello. Castrello circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Castrello takes a kick to the side of the head.
Castrello throws a nice inside leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a lunging right hand
and Castrello cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a nice body kick.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is looking to slow Castrello down with leg kicks.
Castrello slips a straight right by Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello avoids it easily.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello misses with an uppercut.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Castrello counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Castrello on the side of the head.
Castrello throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Castrello.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Castrello uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Some wild striking there from Castrello.
Castrello looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Castrello swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Castrello.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
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!
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a decent looking hook.
Castrello lands with a cross.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Castrello looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Castrello walks into a left hand.
Castrello slips under a jab.
Castrello comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Good exchange - Castrello coming out on top.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan lets loose with a powerful body kick. Castrello will feel that in the morning.
A swing and a miss from Castrello.
Castrello swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Keenan scores with a crisp jab that stopped Castrello in his tracks.
Castrello misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Castrello off balance momentarily.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
Nice defenses there by Castrello.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Castrello might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Keenan has got the better of the exchanges.
Castrello throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Castrello steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Keenan.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw.
Keenan with a jab.
Keenan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Castrello counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Castrello. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Castrello.
Castrello on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Castrello misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Castrello misses.
Cullen Castrello seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello throws a big shot that misses.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Castrello tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan looks for the body kick but Castrello saw that one coming.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Castrello.
Castrello lands a front kick.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Castrello looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Castrello scores with a jab to the body.
Castrello wants to land a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Castrello moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Castrello throws a sloppy body shot
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Castrello moves away.
Keenan misses with a low kick as Castrello jumps back.
Castrello uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Castrello checks a leg kick nicely.
Castrello takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Castrello knows he should have avoided that one.
Castrello lands a right hook to the body.
Castrello misses with a body kick.
Keenan throws the left hand but Castrello avoids the punch easily.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Castrello misses with a head kick.
Keenan thinks about countering with a body kick.
Castrello ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Castrello connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Castrello looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan defending well as Castrello loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Castrello wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Keenan digs a good hook to Castrello's body.
Castrello bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Castrello smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Castrello tries to counter by closing the distance.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Castrello's shoulder, as Castrello tries to avoid the shot.
Castrello wants to counter with a clinch but Keenan pushes him away.
Castrello connects with a high kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Castrello throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Castrello lands the left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan thuds his shin into the meat of Castrello's side.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
Castrello lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Castrello throws out a counter right but Keenan avoids it with no problem.
Castrello has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Keenan.
Castrello is looking to clinch.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Castrello throws a leg kick
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Castrello's body.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Castrello's head but Castrello sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Nice shot by Keenan.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Castrello lands a right hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Castrello's head but Castrello sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello blocks it.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jab by Castrello.
Castrello tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Castrello throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan moves out of range of the leg kick from Castrello.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
Castrello rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Castrello lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Castrello.
Keenan avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Castrello if he has to take too many more of those.
A clash of legs there as Castrello blocks the low kick.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
Castrello misses with a hook.
Castrello's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Castrello lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Castrello swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Castrello takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Castrello walks into a straight right hand from Keenan.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Castrello on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Castrello ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Castrello lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a head kick but Castrello moves out of range.
Castrello misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Castrello is out of range.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Castrello's hands.
Castrello will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Castrello was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Some wild striking there from Castrello.
Castrello waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Castrello throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
Castrello blocks a jab.
Castrello feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Castrello was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Castrello doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello scores with a jab.
Keenan lands with a right hand.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Castrello throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
A little jabbing left from Castrello on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Keenan blocks a head kick by Castrello.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Castrello looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Castrello.
Castrello lands with a thumping leg kick.
Castrello throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Castrello fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws a counter high kick but Castrello was just alert enough to avoid it.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Castrello's head.
Keenan takes one to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Castrello misses with a leg kick.
Castrello slips a jab from Keenan.
Castrello gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Castrello misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Castrello's hands.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Castrello scores with a three punch combo!
Castrello scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan tests Castrello's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Gareth Keenan did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!


Castrello feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Castrello has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A jab from Castrello misses.
Castrello lands a glancing blow to the side of Keenan's head.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Castrello now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Castrello is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Castrello missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Castrello connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
A punch lands to the side of Keenan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Castrello is looking to chop away at Keenan's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castrello takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Castrello connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Keenan's hands.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Castrello has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Castrello tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan misses with a few strikes there.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Castrello is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Keenan with a body shot.
Castrello throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Castrello lands with a nice body punch.
Keenan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A slow jab from Castrello misses its intended target.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Castrello connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A swing and a miss from Castrello.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan connects with a jab.
Castrello tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Castrello is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan is looking to slow Castrello down with leg kicks.
Castrello keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Castrello wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Nice shot by Keenan.
Keenan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sloppy strikes from Castrello. Those never looked like landing.
Castrello fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Castrello takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Castrello 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.
A head kick misses from Castrello.
Keenan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Castrello stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Castrello was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Keenan connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
A lazy left from Castrello finds it's target.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Castrello takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Castrello swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan tries to move into range but Castrello moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
Castrello displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Castrello throws an off balance right hand
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Castrello slips a jab from Keenan.
Castrello swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Castrello fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Castrello counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Castrello.
Keenan throws a body kick that misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Keenan.
Castrello throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Castrello.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Castrello is able to avoid easily.
Castrello throws a nice inside leg kick.
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 Gareth Keenan 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!


Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Keenan throws a head kick that half lands.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Castrello ducks down to avoid it.
Castrello slips under a jab.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Castrello off balance momentarily.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Castrello steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Castrello connects with a looping right hand.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello avoids it easily.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castrello looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan blocks a jab.
The fighters circling - Castrello throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Keenan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping body kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Castrello.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan throws a wild body kick that Castrello sees coming a mile off.
Keenan misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Castrello is just out of range.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
No joy there for Castrello, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Castrello 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.
Castrello uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Castrello throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Castrello takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Castrello slips the punch.
Cullen Castrello has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a right and a left that Castrello avoids nicely.
A decent looking cross lands there for Castrello.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Keenan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Castrello looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello moves into range and connects with a jab.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Keenan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello throws a predictable looking body shot
and Keenan counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Castrello looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Castrello throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Keenan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
An inside leg kick from Castrello misses.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Castrello lands with a slapping head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello avoids a kick to the body.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
Castrello cracks Keenan with a good jab.
Castrello misses with a left hand
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Castrello throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Castrello steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Keenan.
Castrello pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A shot to the liver by Keenan. Beautiful body shot.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Castrello.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan lands a jab.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Castrello. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello blocks it.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Keenan misses.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Castrello avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
Castrello throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A punch combination from Castrello misses.
Castrello throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

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 Gareth Keenan.
Well Keenan has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan retains his featherweight title!
A victorious Gareth Keenan thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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