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SPARTA 23 PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Marcus Ribeiro (ranked 1419 p4p, 168 weight class) and Chris Buchanan (ranked 1909 p4p, 225 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

164 cm
25
178 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
167 cm
25
178 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Very quick
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Granite chin

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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 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Marcus Ribeiro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Chris Buchanan!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Santiago Holmes and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Buchanan fails with a takedown attempt.
Ribeiro fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Buchanan avoids it really well and circles away.
Buchanan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fighters circling - Ribeiro throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Buchanan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ribeiro.
Ribeiro has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Yaw-Yan Ardigma in the buildup to the fight.
Buchanan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A jab from Ribeiro misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A swing and a miss from Buchanan.
Ribeiro half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Buchanan looks to throw the jab but Ribeiro is out of range.
Ribeiro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Buchanan manages to avoid it.
Buchanan's coach down at Yaw-Yan Ardigma was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Buchanan's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Buchanan throws a lazy right hand but Ribeiro sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Buchanan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Buchanan throws a jab but it's blocked by Ribeiro.
Nice defenses there by Buchanan.
Ribeiro shoots in but no luck this time.
Ribeiro fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcus Ribeiro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A slow jab from Buchanan misses its intended target.
Ribeiro shoots in and drives through. Buchanan sprawls well.
Buchanan misses with a body shot.

Buchanan shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Ribeiro napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Ribeiro tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Buchanan wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Ribeiro takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Buchanan controls the position.
Ribeiro is trying to control Buchanan's posture but Buchanan avoids it.
Ribeiro gets back to half guard.

Ribeiro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Buchanan pulls his head out easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ribeiro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Buchanan pulls his head out easily.
Ribeiro is trying to get back to full guard.
Buchanan working over Ribeiro with some ground and pound. Ribeiro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Buchanan is nestled in close to Ribeiro, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Ribeiro is pressing down on Buchanan's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

Ribeiro is looking for a triangle but Buchanan pushes his legs off easily.
Buchanan wants to control from the top but Ribeiro keeps moving.

Ribeiro working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Buchanan doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Buchanan manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Ribeiro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Buchanan connects with a couple of short punches.

Ribeiro working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Buchanan doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Buchanan manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Buchanan wants to control from the top but Ribeiro keeps moving.
Ribeiro is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Buchanan lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Buchanan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Ribeiro is keeping the position for now.

Ribeiro working for a triangle but Buchanan defends it easily.

Ribeiro is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Buchanan defends well.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Ribeiro is on top in guard.


Ribeiro drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Buchanan manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Ribeiro has Buchanan in his guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ribeiro trying to control the position.

Ribeiro pushes a forearm under Buchanan's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Buchanan is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Marcus Ribeiro!
After winning the bout, Marcus Ribeiro 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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RATING
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