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Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ruben Rivera (ranked 1157 p4p, 132 weight class) and Anton Poirier (ranked 2149 p4p, 219 weight class). Anton Poirier will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

157 cm
26
145 lbs
8 - 4 - 2
173 cm
29
146 lbs
8 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Ruben Rivera!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Anton Poirier!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Poirier scores with the left hand. Rivera knows he should have avoided that one.
Rivera misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ruben Rivera seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Rivera misses.
Poirier flicks out a counter leg kick but Rivera steps away.
Rivera throws a leg kick which misses Poirier's front leg but catches the back leg as Poirier tries to avoid it.
Poirier scores with a sloppy right hand. Rivera should have avoided that one.
Rivera throws a hook but Poirier blocks it.
Rivera is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Poirier! But no joy.
Rivera chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Poirier can pounce on him.
Rivera throws out a leg kick but Poirier moves out of range and Rivera only half commits.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rivera scoring well with a low kick there.
Jab by Poirier.
Poirier blocks a low kick nicely.
Poirier throws a hook but Rivera avoids it easily.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Poirier.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Poirier there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rivera tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Poirier manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rivera pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rivera takes a jab right on the kisser.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Poirier has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Poirier misses the shot to the body.
Rivera throws a leg kick but Poirier checks it.
Poirier has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A head kick misses from Poirier.
Rivera has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Poirier.
A decent looking cross lands there for Poirier.
Poirier blocks a head kick by Rivera.
Rivera is looking to clinch but Poirier is avoiding it.
Poirier counters with a body kick.
An inside leg kick from Rivera misses.
Rivera misses with a head kick.
Poirier throws a one two combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rivera throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rivera pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ruben Rivera is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Poirier on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Poirier swats away the attempt to clinch by Rivera.
Rivera closes the distance looking to clinch
and Poirier counters with a nice uppercut.
Rivera wants to clinch.
Rivera tries to clinch up.
Poirier misses with a two punch combination.
Rivera looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
The crowd cheers as Poirier lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rivera doesn't seem phased though.
Rivera looks for the body kick but Poirier saw that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rivera moves into the clinch.
Poirier is struggling to control the position.
With the fighters up against the cage, Rivera throws an elbow but misses.
Rivera lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

It looks like Anton Poirier has been cut.
Rivera being controlled against the cage.
Rivera misses with a knee strike.
Rivera lands an elbow that stopped Poirier in his tracks for a moment.
Rivera is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Poirier is defending well for now.
Rivera is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Poirier is defending well for now.
Rivera misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Poirier.
Rivera slowing the pace effectively.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rivera lands a nice elbow.
Poirier avoids the elbow strike from Rivera, against the cage.
Rivera throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Poirier blocks it with crossed arms.
Poirier blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Poirier controlling the action here for a moment.
Rivera misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Poirier.
Rivera pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Rivera is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Poirier is defending well for now.
Rivera creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rivera lands an elbow just above Poirier 's eye.

Poirier has hold of one of Rivera's legs. Rivera is fighting the takedown attempt but Poirier gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Poirier wants to pass the guard but Rivera is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anton Poirier will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Anton Poirier's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rivera throws the kick towards the body but Poirier avoids it.
Poirier moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Rivera pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rivera throws a body kick that misses.
Rivera throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Poirier cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Poirier throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rivera moves to clinch but Poirier breaks away
enabling Poirier to counter with a crisp jab.
Rivera looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rivera moves in looking to clinch but Poirier pushes him off.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rivera avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nice defenses there by Rivera.
A head kick by Rivera misses
and Poirier counters with a body kick that stops Rivera in his tracks momentarily.

Rivera moves into range and clinches up with Poirier.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poirier blocks an elbow strike from Rivera.
Rivera misses with an elbow over the top.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Rivera just misses with a elbow thrown towards Poirier's brow.
Rivera using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Poirier has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Rivera is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Poirier is defending well for now.
Rivera lands an elbow inside that Poirier shrugs off.
Rivera throws a knee to the head but misses.
Poirier avoids a wild elbow strike from Rivera.
Poirier effectively controlling the action here.
Rivera lands an elbow that stopped Poirier in his tracks for a moment.
Rivera missing with knees to the body.
Rivera trying to land knees to the body.
Poirier avoids the elbow strike from Rivera, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Poirier breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rivera tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Poirier paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Poirier is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Poirier misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rivera.
Rivera wants to clinch up but Poirier keeps it at a distance.
Rivera closes the distance but Poirier moves to the side
and Poirier counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rivera slips a jab and a cross from Poirier.
Poirier misses with a wild combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rivera tries to close the distance and clinch up but Poirier swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Poirier! But no joy.
Poirier scores with the left hand. Rivera knows he should have avoided that one.
Rivera dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Poirier. That did some damage!
Poirier checks a low kick from Rivera.
Poirier is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Poirier lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rivera checks a low kick from Poirier.
Poirier lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Poirier. Rivera does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rivera fails with an attempt to clinch.
It seemed like Poirier was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rivera is looking to clinch.
Poirier moves out of range as Rivera throws a body kick.
Nice jab there from Poirier.
Rivera tries to clinch but Poirier is having none of it.
It seemed like Poirier was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rivera tries to close the distance and clinch but Poirier swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Poirier looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rivera gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Some wild striking there from Poirier.
Rivera fires out a quick counter leg kick but Poirier just manages to avoid it.
Rivera throws a nice head kick!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rivera moves out of range of the body kick from Poirier.
Poirier lands a high kick!
Rivera wants to clinch but Poirier slips to the side
enabling Poirier to counter with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Poirier connects with the punch.
Poirier swats away the attempt to clinch by Rivera.
Anton Poirier is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rivera tries to clinch but Poirier moves out of range.
Rivera tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Poirier manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Poirier throws a big shot that misses.
Rivera tried to counter with a leg kick but Poirier avoided it.
Rivera gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Poirier lands the left hand.
Rivera takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rivera fails with an attempt to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anton Poirier showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anton Poirier's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rivera misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Poirier throws out a counter right but Rivera avoids it with no problem.
Poirier dives in for a single leg takedown but Rivera sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Poirier crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rivera - the referee stops the clock and Poirier gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rivera. Poirier manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Rivera lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rivera misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Poirier.
Poirier connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rivera motions for Poirier to come forward. Rivera throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rivera is looking to slow Poirier down with leg kicks.
Rivera's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Rivera has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Poirier.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rivera with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rivera misses with a head kick.
Rivera doesn't manage to clinch there - Poirier circles away.
Rivera looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rivera scores with a leg kick.
Poirier has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rivera tries to clinch up
and Poirier connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rivera tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Poirier counters with a left and a right that stings Rivera.
A head kick misses from Rivera.
Poirier takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Poirier moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Poirier.
Rivera tries to clinch up.

Rivera clinches.
Poirier blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Poirier dodges an elbow strike from Rivera.
Poirier managing to block the knees to the body from Rivera.
Knees to the body from Rivera.
Ruben Rivera has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters up against the cage, Rivera throws an elbow but misses.
Rivera missing with knees to the body.
Rivera missing with knees to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rivera misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Poirier.
Poirier avoids a wild elbow strike from Rivera.

Poirier breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rivera throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Poirier connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rivera tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Poirier paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Poirier tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rivera is able to avoid easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Rivera looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rivera doesn't manage to clinch there - Poirier circles away.
Poirier scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rivera tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rivera tries to close the distance and clinch up but Poirier swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rivera tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Poirier manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Poirier shapes to counter with a head kick.
Rivera tries to clinch there but Poirier circles away.
A head kick misses from Rivera.
Poirier looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Poirier lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

Rivera gets a clinch.
Rivera tries to land a knee to the head but Poirier blocks with his arms.
Rivera throws an elbow that misses.
Poirier goes for a takedown in the clinch but Rivera prevents it.
Rivera misses with a knee to the head.
Anton Poirier is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Rivera tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Poirier avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Poirier's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A shot to the body from Poirier misses
and Rivera counters with a good low kick that Poirier was not able to check.
Poirier avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rivera takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Rivera gets a clinch.

Poirier breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
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!
Rivera fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rivera throws a head kick that misses
and Poirier counters with a nice body kick.
Poirier takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Poirier's corner calls for a 1-2. Poirier obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A nice combination there by Poirier.
Poirier explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Poirier lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Anton Poirier.
I've got Poirier winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anton Poirier!

Anton Poirier tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%
 
 
 
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