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IFC 13: Jones vs Ribeiro PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Luther Jones (ranked 779 p4p, 109 weight class) and Edson Ribeiro (ranked 410 p4p, 59 weight class). Both these fighters are unbeaten, so somebody's 0 has got to go!Edson Ribeiro has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

184 cm
25
197 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
180 cm
26
185 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
KO power
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Luther Jones!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Edson Ribeiro!
The judges for this bout are Santiago Holmes, Peter Branson and Sandra Marshall.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Ribeiro manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jones lands with a straight right. Ribeiro didn't see that one coming.

Jones drives through and clinches with Ribeiro against the cage.
Ribeiro jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Jones walks away with a smile on his face. Ribeiro gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Ribeiro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jones moves away.

Jones clinches up against the cage.
A body shot lands from Ribeiro.
Jones can't find room to land a body shot as Ribeiro controls the action.
Jones lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ribeiro lands with a right to the head.
Ribeiro struggles to land a body shot inside as Jones controls his hands.

Ribeiro's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jones closes the distance looking to clinch
and Ribeiro connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jones moves in looking to clinch but Ribeiro pushes him off.
We've been told by Jones's head coaches at Gizmo's Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Jones slips a straight right by Ribeiro.
Luther Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jones moves to clinch but Ribeiro breaks away
and Jones takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Ribeiro gets tackled into the cage by Jones. Jones maintains the clinch.
Ribeiro lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jones backwards.
Ribeiro has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Jones misses with a punch to the body.
Ribeiro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ribeiro tries to throw a body punch but Jones avoids it by throwing Ribeiro back against the cage.
Jones blocks a body shot from Ribeiro.
Ribeiro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jones blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ribeiro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ribeiro throws a punch but it's blocked by Jones.
Ribeiro is pushing Jones up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Ribeiro misses with a punch to the body.
Ribeiro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jones prevents a body shot from Ribeiro.
Ribeiro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jones swings wildly with an uppercut but Ribeiro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ribeiro misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jones lands a body shot.
Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ribeiros head.
Ribeiro looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Jones swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jones lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Jones throws a punch but it's blocked by Ribeiro.
Jones doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Ribeiro drags the fight down to the ground.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jones trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Ribeiro working a defensive guard but Jones passes into half guard.
Jones looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Ribeiro is trying to maintain the position but Jones is very close to passing his half guard.
Ribeiro tries to roll over but Jones keeps him under control.
Ribeiro is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Jones trying to control but Ribeiro is having none of it.
Jones wants to control the action but instead Ribeiro gets a body lock and reverses into Jones's guard! Nice work!
Jones has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Ribeiro has passed into side control.

Ribeiro tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Jones regains half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Jones tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ribeiro passes Jones's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

Ribeiro is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Jones is staying active underneath Ribeiro, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Jones is looking to improve his position.

Ribeiro is looking for a kimura here.
Jones slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Edson Ribeiro will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Ribeiro looks to score with a jab to the body but Jones is just out of range.
Jones tries to clinch but Ribeiro moves away
and Ribeiro counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jones tries to clinch
and Ribeiro connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Jones fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Ribeiro, pushing him back against the cage.
A short right from Ribeiro.
Jones misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ribeiro misses with a body punch.
Jones prevents a body shot from Ribeiro.
A left hand lands to the body for Jones.
Jones blocking some punches.
Jones blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ribeiro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Ribeiro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ribeiro has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Jones uses from the top position.
Ribeiro looking to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jones trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Jones with a flurry of punches that miss.
Jones throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ribeiro looking to control.
Jones passes into half guard.
Ribeiro is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Ribeiro is not content to let Jones control the position.
Jones is stalling here. Ribeiro is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Jones seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Ribeiro has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Jones is trying to get back to half guard.

Ribeiro looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ribeiro is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Jones knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Jones knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Ribeiro on the ground.
Jones is looking to reverse the position.
Jones on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Jones tries to get out of the position.
Jones struggling a bit here.
Jones tries to buck Ribeiro off but Ribeiro is having none of it.
Jones sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Jones is trying to get back to full guard.
Jones is trying to control but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Ribeiro seems to be looking for submissions.
Jones tries to roll over but Ribeiro keeps him under control.
Ribeiro frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

Jones tries to improve his position but Ribeiro has taken his back! Ribeiro has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Jones tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Ribeiro pushes Jones away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Edson Ribeiro!
Edson Ribeiro is the new middleweight champion!
Edson Ribeiro decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
38%
 
 
 
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