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RFLFN-23 Bartoli Vs. Snowdon PBP Commentary


Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Valerio Bartoli (ranked 122 p4p, 17 weight class) and William Snowdon (ranked 206 p4p, 30 weight class). Bartoli kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Modulate - Bass Alert. Valerio Bartoli had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Valerio Bartoli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, William Snowdon!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Snowdon has taken the fight to the clinch.
Snowdon digs a right hand underneath Bartoli's ribcage. Bartoli let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Snowdon scores with a nice hook to the head.
Snowdon swings wildly with an uppercut but Bartoli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bartoli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Snowdon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bartoli swings wildly with an uppercut but Snowdon uses good head movement to avoid it.

Bartoli manages to break the clinch.
Snowdon wants to clinch up but Bartoli keeps it at a distance.
Bartoli throws a leg kick but Snowdon checks it.
Snowdon tries a quick counter leg kick but Bartoli is wise to it.

Snowdon rushes Bartoli and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Bartoli.
Bartoli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Bartoli manages to break the clinch.
Bartoli takes one to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bartoli scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Snowdon misses with a body punch
and Bartoli counters with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Snowdon blocks a head kick by Bartoli.
Snowdon tries to close the distance and clinch but Bartoli swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Bartoli slaps away a takedown attempt from Snowdon, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Bartoli looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Bartoli walks into a straight right hand from Snowdon.
Snowdon cracks Bartoli with a good jab.
Bartoli keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Snowdon looks to clinch
letting Bartoli counter with a right hand.
Snowdon scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bartoli doesn't seem bothered though.
Bartoli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at AK Beasties in the buildup to the fight.
Snowdon tries to close the distance and clinch but Bartoli swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice shot by Snowdon.
Valerio Bartoli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon connects with a crisp jab.
Bartoli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Snowdon.
Snowdon staying out of range there.
Nice body kick from Bartoli.
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!
Snowdon throws a head kick but Bartoli moves out of range.
Bartoli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Bartoli tries to keep at a distance but Snowdon has taken the fight into the clinch.
Snowdon tries for a takedown. No joy.
Valerio Bartoli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of William Snowdon.
Snowdon misses with a punch to the body.
Snowdon struggles to land a body shot inside as Bartoli controls his hands.
Bartoli wants to break the clinch but can't.
A nice left hand lands by Bartoli.
Snowdon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bartoli backwards.
Snowdon tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Bartoli smiles and moves away.
Jab by Snowdon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli throws a good cross that connects.
Bartoli walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bartoli connects with a single shot there.

Snowdon is rocked!
Jab from Snowdon.
Snowdon misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bartoli.
It looked like Bartoli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Snowdon.
Snowdon looks to score with a jab to the body but Bartoli is just out of range.
Snowdon throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bartoli throwing a counter right hand but Snowdon manages to avoid it.
Bartoli takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A nice combination there by Bartoli.
Snowdon is still on wobbly legs! Can Bartoli finish him?
Snowdon cracks Bartoli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Snowdon is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Bartoli had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Snowdon misses with a lunging right hand
and Bartoli counters with a straight right hand.
Bartoli takes a jab right on the kisser.
Snowdon throws a leg kick which misses Bartoli's front leg but catches the back leg as Bartoli tries to avoid it.
Snowdon has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Snowdon gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Snowdon takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bartoli tries a low kick but Snowdon avoids it.
Snowdon seems to have recovered his senses.
Bartoli lets loose with a powerful body kick. Snowdon will feel that in the morning.

Snowdon takes the fight into the clinch.
Bartoli gets through Snowdon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Snowdon.
A hook to the body from Bartoli.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Snowdon lands with a short punch from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but William Snowdon will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Bartoli throws a big shot that misses.
Snowdon throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bartoli stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bartoli just misses with a punch to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bartoli.

Snowdon rushes Bartoli and presses him up against the cage.
Snowdon drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Snowdon tries for a takedown but Bartoli manages to get underhooks.
Snowdon takes a shot to the head.
Snowdon lands a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bartoli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Snowdon successfully pulls guard.

Snowdon throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Bartoli sitting in guard here, content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bartoli slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Snowdon sneaks back into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Snowdon trying to control here.

Snowdon looking for submissions off his back.
Snowdon tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Bartoli has advanced to mount. Uh oh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon is working to get back to half guard.
Bartoli trying to control but Snowdon is having none of it.
Snowdon is in all sorts of trouble here.
Bartoli looking to control but Snowdon is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Bartoli content just to control the position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Snowdon wants to control from the top but Bartoli keeps moving.
Snowdon looking to pass the guard.
Snowdon forces his way into half guard.
Bartoli is holding on to half guard well.
Snowdon wants to free his trapped foot but Bartoli is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon stalling away here and it's allowed Bartoli to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Snowdon trying to control the position from guard on top but Bartoli is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Snowdon pushing down on Bartoli's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Bartoli is holding on to half guard well.
Bartoli moves into full guard.
Snowdon stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bartoli swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Snowdon is fighting to break Bartoli's control of his arms but Bartoli is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but William Snowdon will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bartoli moves away from the strike by Snowdon.
An inside leg kick lands from Snowdon.

Snowdon dives in and scores a takedown into Bartoli's guard.
Snowdon stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bartoli swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Bartoli keeping moving, preventing Snowdon from controlling successfully.

Snowdon has gone for a leg lock! Bartoli slips out almost immediately though and dives into Snowdon's guard.


Snowdon has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Bartoli can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bartoli stays in close to Snowdon's body and controls the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bartoli tries to free his leg and advance position but Snowdon is retaining full guard.
Bartoli advances to half guard.
Bartoli controlling the pace.

Snowdon actively working from the bottom here.

Bartoli moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Snowdon.
Snowdon struggling a bit here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Snowdon looks to move to half guard but instead Bartoli has passed into mount! Damn!
Snowdon is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Snowdon is hanging on here. He's in a desperate position.
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli pushes him away.
Bartoli content just to control the position here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Snowdon really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Snowdon keeps trying to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli looking to control and managing it successfully.
Snowdon is trying to escape the mount.
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli pushes him away.
Bartoli can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Snowdon is looking to escape.
Snowdon is desperately trying to improve his position but Bartoli has a good base and remains in mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Snowdon wants to control but Bartoli is having none of it.
Snowdon keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Bartoli controlling from mount.
Snowdon sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bartoli stalling.
Bartoli prevents Snowdon from improving his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Valerio Bartoli clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Snowdon lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Snowdon tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bartoli was well out of range. Poor timing from Snowdon.
Snowdon looks to score with a jab to the body but Bartoli is just out of range.

Snowdon scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Snowdon passes the guard and advances to mount!

Snowdon has control of Bartoli's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Bartoli regains control of the situation pretty easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Snowdon looking for a guillotine from mount but Bartoli is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Snowdon moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Bartoli has worked his arm free - good work by Bartoli!
Bartoli manages to work his way to half guard, despite Snowdon's best efforts.
Snowdon wants to take a breather but Bartoli is having none of it.
Snowdon wants to free his trapped foot but Bartoli is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Bartoli keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Snowdon wants to pass to mount but Bartoli is defending the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Snowdon stalling away here and it's allowed Bartoli to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Valerio Bartoli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bartoli is pulling down on Snowdon's head to control his posture.
Snowdon trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Snowdon trying to control the position from guard on top but Bartoli is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bartoli is keeping the position for now.
Snowdon looking to sit in guard and control but Bartoli gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Snowdon has his foot on Bartoli's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Bartoli works his way back into a safe position though.
Bartoli pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Snowdon is keeping the position for now.
Snowdon wants to control the position but Bartoli says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Snowdon wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Snowdon looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Snowdon slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Bartoli sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Snowdon's guard.
Bartoli performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Snowdon wants to control but Bartoli is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Snowdon actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Snowdon wants to improve his position but Bartoli is controlling well.
Snowdon is still trying to improve position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

William Snowdon dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Bartoli's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Snowdon misses with an uppercut.
Bartoli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Snowdon lands with a good body shot.
Bartoli swings for the body but Snowdon moves out of range.
Snowdon misses with a hook
and Bartoli counters with a three punch combo that has Snowdon backing up. Snowdon nods at Bartoli to acknowledge the strikes.
That kick from Bartoli tenderised Snowdon's leg. Snowdon is trying to keep his angry face on.
Snowdon misses with a straight left.
Bartoli tried to counter with a leg kick but Snowdon avoided it.
Snowdon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Snowdon looks to throw the jab but Bartoli is out of range.
Bartoli appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Snowdon has closed the distance and engaged Bartoli in a clinch.
Snowdon tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Bartoli smiles and moves away.
Nice jab there from Snowdon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bartoli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Snowdon was well out of range. Poor timing from Bartoli.
Bartoli looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Snowdon tries to clinch
and Bartoli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Snowdon has his takedown stuffed
and Bartoli counters with a left to the body.
Bartoli changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Snowdon is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Snowdon staying out of range there.
Bartoli looks to land a left hand but Snowdon moved out of range nicely.
Bartoli misses the shot to the body.
Snowdon wants to counter the offense by Bartoli and move into the clinch position.
Snowdon tries to clinch up but Bartoli circles away and keeps his distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Snowdon dives in for a single leg takedown but Bartoli sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Valerio Bartoli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of William Snowdon.

Bartoli gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Snowdon tries to free his leg and advance position but Bartoli is retaining full guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bartoli is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bartoli is trying to control. Snowdon wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Snowdon looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Bartoli passes the guard and advances to mount!
Valerio Bartoli overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bartoli goes for an armbar but Snowdon turns quickly into his guard - lovely anticipation from Snowdon.
Snowdon is looking to advance position but Bartoli has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Bartoli looking to control but Snowdon is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli postures up.
Bartoli sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bartoli avoids the attempt from Snowdon to control.
Bartoli misses with a head shot.
Snowdon tries to lock up and control but Bartoli gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
The referee warns Snowdon that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Snowdon tries to hold on but Bartoli pushes him away.
Bartoli thowing shots but they're missing.
Bartoli looking to finish with strikes here!

And that's the end of the fight!
Valerio Bartoli showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Snowdon has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. 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 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... William Snowdon!

William Snowdon is the new welterweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, William Snowdon thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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