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C27: Xerxes vs Bay PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Graeme Symons (ranked 589 p4p, 94 weight class) and Frank Nada (ranked 1836 p4p, 268 weight class). 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.

170 cm
41
171 lbs
27 - 15 - 1
183 cm
34
177 lbs
19 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Graeme Symons!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Frank Nada!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Shirou Masuda and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Symons shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Nada as he jumps to the side.
Symons throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nada.
Symons takes one to the chin there.
Frank Nada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Symons slips a straight right by Nada.
Symons ducks under a wild hook from Nada.
Symons slips a straight right by Nada.

Nada gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Nada has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Tōshi. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Nada controls Symons momentarily but Symons frees himself.
Nada is controlling Symons's posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nada trying to control the position.
Symons throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Symons trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nada controls Symons momentarily but Symons frees himself.
Symons preventing the sweep.
Nada is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Symons controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Symons fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nada keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Symons has a takedown stuffed.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Graeme Symons. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Symons takes one on the chin but seems OK.

It looks like Graeme Symons has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Symons gets the takedown into side control.

Symons is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Nada is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Symons tries to advance to mount but can't.
You can see the frustration on Nada's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Symons wants to control but Nada is keeping him busy.
Nada trying to control but Symons flips him over like a cheap hooker and has his back!
Symons is trying to stick to Nada's back but Nada is turning into Symons. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Symons's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Nada.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nada missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Nada wants to control from the top but Symons keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Symons looking for a sweep. Not yet Symons, not yet.
Symons keeping full guard, as Nada tries to pass.
Nada postures up and lands a big shot to Symons's brow.
Symons preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nada trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nada cracks Symons with a solid left hand.
Symons is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Nada trying to control but Symons is working from the bottom.
Symons bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Nada's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Symons stopping the sweep attempt from Nada.
Symons looking to pass the guard.
Nada lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Nada trying to control but Symons is working from the bottom.
Nada wants to pass the guard but Symons is keeping the position.
Symons has his hands on Nada's head, controlling the position.
Nada looking to pass the guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Symons not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Frank Nada will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Graeme Symons's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Nada throws an off balance right hand
and Symons counters with a series of strikes. Nada will be more careful next time no doubt.
Nada moves into range and connects with a jab.
Symons pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Symons fails to land the takedown.
Symons avoids a punch combination nicely.
Symons slips under a jab.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Symons.
Nada misses with an uppercut. Symons saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Symons fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Graeme Symons. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Symons slips under a jab.
Frank Nada seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nada fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Symons manages to avoid it.
Symons is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Nada.
Nada misses with a jab, cross combination.
Symons has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Symons there as he acknowledges the shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Symons slips a jab from Nada.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nada lands a nice hook to Symons's body. Symons takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nada swinging wildly here.
Graeme Symons is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Symons wants to slow Nada down by chopping away at his legs.
Nada looks to score with a jab to the body but Symons is just out of range.
Nada throws a body punch but Symons moves out of range.
Symons takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Jab by Nada.
Symons throws a leg kick that misses.
Symons is looking to score with low kicks.
Symons takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Symons displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nada throws out the jab.
Nada avoids the head kick by Symons.
Symons fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Symons bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nada throws a right and a left that Symons avoids nicely.
Nada might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nada misses with a straight left.
A little feinted left hand from Symons on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nada stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nada lands a glancing blow to the side of Symons's head.
Symons staying out of range there.
Symons takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nada throws out a loose jab but Symons uses good head movement to avoid it.

Nada catches Symons napping and connects with a big right hand that sends Symons to the canvas!

Symons is rocked!
Nada has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nada lands a couple of digs.
Oh Symons is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Symons keeping full guard, as Nada tries to pass.
Nada content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Symons is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Symons seems to have got his legs back now.
Nada won't allow Symons to sweep him here.
Nada throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Symons works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Symons is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nada is fighting to break Symons's control of his arms but Symons is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Nada slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Nada scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Symons to see if he's OK.
Nada has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Symons!
Nada cracks Symons with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Nada with good strikes from the mount here!
Nada postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Symons bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Nada and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Frank Nada!
Frank Nada very nearly forgot to thank KAISER Nutrition - Q160 amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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