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Event: Syn 504 - Rocker vs Cabrera II     
Date:   Feb 08, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Helix Cabrera. Rocker's entrance music is Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. A fine choice. The crowd seem to be enjoying Cabrera's choice of entrance music: Security! Mean muggin Helix is about to assault the whole opposing camp!. Ricky Rocker has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

180 cm
38
165 lbs
46 - 13 - 0
169 cm
32
158 lbs
30 - 10 - 1
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 46 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Helix Cabrera!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Andrew Berry and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cabrera takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rocker misses with a hook. Cabrera ducked under it nicely.
Rocker misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Cabrera.
Rocker checks a low kick from Cabrera.
Cabrera lands a slapping body shot.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Cabrera off balance momentarily.
Cabrera lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
Rocker gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Cabrera lands with a hook. Rocker tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rocker cracks Cabrera with an open hand slap.
Cabrera staying out of range there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cabrera.
Cabrera throws a front kick aimed at Rocker's knee but Rocker avoids it well.
Cabrera stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Rocker misses the jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cabrera throws a hook to the side of Rocker's head but Rocker sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rocker shoots in looking for a takedown but Cabrera manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Rocker's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Rocker is looking to slow Cabrera down with leg kicks.
Cabrera throws a nice inside leg kick.
Cabrera chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
Cabrera tries to clinch but Rocker moves out of range.
A nice combination there by Rocker.
Cabrera comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Cabrera pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cabrera throws a nice outside leg kick.
A combination from Rocker does no damage.
Cabrera was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Cabrera fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rocker looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Cabrera with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cabrera avoids the head kick by Rocker.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cabrera was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Cabrera on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Cabrera lands a leg kick that knocks Rocker off balance momentarily.
Cabrera moves out of range of the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cabrera throws a quick inside leg kick.
Cabrera ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Cabrera buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Cabrera avoids a kick to the body.
Rocker lands a glancing blow to the side of Cabrera's head.
Rocker swings for the body but Cabrera moves out of range.
And Cabrera tries to counter it with a takedown but Rocker pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rocker misses with a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Cabrera on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Rocker looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Cabrera works his way to full guard. Good work.

Cabrera looking for a guillotine here but Rocker defends easily.
Cabrera working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throwing strikes from guard but Cabrera blocks nicely.

Cabrera looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Rocker engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Cabrera has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Rocker has passed into side control.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rocker misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Cabrera tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cabrera is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Rocker wants to take a breather but Cabrera is having none of it.
Rocker drops an elbow to the side of Cabrera's head.
Cabrera regains full guard. Nicely done.
Cabrera has his hands on Rocker's head, controlling the position.
Rocker content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ricky Rocker 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.



Cabrera takes the fight into the clinch.
Cabrera misses with the head strike.
A shot in the inside from Rocker.
Rocker lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Cabrera throws a punch but it's blocked by Rocker.
Cabrera lands with a light punch inside.
Cabrera swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short uppercut from Rocker.
Cabrera lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Cabrera turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cabrera in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Helix Cabrera has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rocker is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker prevents Cabrera from moving into mount.
Rocker tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Cabrera wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Cabrera.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cabrera scoring with punches and elbows.
Rocker is trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Cabrera sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Rocker defending well though.

Cabrera is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Rocker defends it well.
Cabrera throws a strike but Rocker avoids it easily and moves to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cabrera trying to control but Rocker is working from the bottom.
Cabrera slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Rocker is looking for a sweep.
Cabrera lands an elbow.
Cabrera wants to take a breather but Rocker manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Cabrera.
Cabrera looking to pass the guard.
Cabrera throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cabrera scoring with some ground and pound.
Cabrera looking to pass the guard.
Rocker will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Rocker wants to sweep but no luck.
Cabrera postures up.
Cabrera stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rocker swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Cabrera gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Rocker is on top in guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cabrera escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rocker gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Cabrera wants to improve his position but instead Rocker has moved into half guard.
Cabrera is looking to improve his position.
Cabrera felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Rocker is looking to stall here but Cabrera recovers full guard.
Cabrera not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Helix Cabrera showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Cabrera tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Cabrera clinches with his opponent.
Cabrera working aggressively here.
Cabrera working aggressively here.

Rocker's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cabrera closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rocker throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
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Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Cabrera.
Rocker attempts a counter takedown but Cabrera avoids it well and moves away.
Cabrera throws a lazy right hand but Rocker sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Cabrera avoids a punch combination nicely.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Rocker.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker throws an elbow but Cabrera slips to the side and avoids it well.
Cabrera is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cabrera has hold of Rocker's hands but Rocker slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Cabrera is defending against the submission attempts here by Rocker.
Cabrera moves into full guard.

Cabrera escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rocker gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rocker working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Cabrera is on top in guard.

Rocker is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Cabrera got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rocker has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Cabrera has managed to get both his arms back between Rocker's legs - danger averted.

Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Cabrera gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Cabrera landing with the ground and pound.
Rocker controls Cabrera momentarily but Cabrera frees himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rocker looking for a guillotine here but Cabrera defends easily.
Rocker is trying to control the position but Cabrera postures up.

Rocker had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Cabrera defends it easily.
Cabrera landing with the ground and pound.
Cabrera sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Cabrera wants to pass the guard but Rocker is keeping the position.
Cabrera cracks Rocker with a solid left hand.

Rocker looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Cabrera passes into half guard.
Cabrera slips a nice elbow through Rocker's hands, connecting with Rocker's forehead.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cabrera wants to take a breather but Rocker is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Ricky Rocker did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rocker throws a body punch but Cabrera moves out of range.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Rocker tries to score with a low kick but Cabrera moves his leg out of the way.
Jab by Rocker.
Rocker throws a series of punches but Cabrera moves out of range.
Rocker fails to land the takedown.
Rocker looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Cabrera.
Cabrera throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Cabrera throws a shot from downtown. Rocker moves away and avoids it.

Cabrera closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Rocker quickly recovers to half guard.
Rocker makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Rocker.
Rocker working a defensive guard here.
Cabrera distracts Rocker with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cabrera trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Cabrera postures up in Rocker's guard and throws a big left but Rocker blocks it.

Rocker is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Cabrera rolls with it to try and escape but Rocker cranks on the arm and Cabrera is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 4, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker is the new lightweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Ricky Rocker gave a big smile as he said 'Howdy mates... I think this is it for me. Thanks to all my opponents for sharing the cage with me and Syn for all these great years. Also, MIKE FIX THE DAMN ESCAPE SPAMMING ALREADY. Cheers, I'm out!'.
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Event: Syn 500 - Cabrera vs Rocker     
Date:   Jan 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Helix Cabrera and Ricky Rocker. Cabrera comes to the cage accompanied by Security! Mean muggin Helix is about to assault the whole opposing camp!. The crowd seem to be enjoying Rocker's choice of entrance music: Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

169 cm
31
158 lbs
30 - 9 - 1
180 cm
38
170 lbs
45 - 13 - 0
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Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Helix Cabrera!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Richard Clark and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Cabrera finds it's way round the side to connect with Rocker's head.
Rocker takes one to the chin there.

Cabrera takes the fight into the clinch.
Rocker scores with a hook to the body.
Rocker blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cabrera is looking for a takedown.
Cabrera tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cabrera scores with a hook to the body.
Still in the clinch, Cabrera scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cabrera struggles to land a body shot inside as Rocker controls his hands.
Rocker jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Cabrera walks away with a smile on his face. Rocker gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Rocker fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Cabrera looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Cabrera throws a solid leg kick but Rocker takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Cabrera.

Rocker gets the takedown into side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker cracks Cabrera with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Cabrera wants to control but Rocker postures up.

Cabrera is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rocker's leg. Oh but that's left an opportunity for Rocker! He's got an arm triangle... it looks tight! He's rotating and Cabrera has tapped! This one is allllll over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 496 - Wein vs Rocker II     
Date:   Jan 05, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Wilder Wein. Rocker comes to the cage accompanied by Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Wein has chosen Wilder Wein as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

180 cm
38
170 lbs
44 - 13 - 0
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30
187 lbs
27 - 6 - 3
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 44 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wein lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Wein drops his hands momentarily and Rocker takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Wein appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Wein looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Wein's ribs.
Rocker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker throws out a leg kick but Wein moves out of range and Rocker only half commits.
Rocker takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein connects with a body shot that sends Rocker's belly button to the back.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein motions for Rocker to come forward. Wein throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rocker has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein throws a shot from downtown. Rocker moves away and avoids it.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Rocker connects with a crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Wein on the side of the head.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Wein's ribs.
Wein wants to land a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Wein throws a solid leg kick but Rocker takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wein.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Wein cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Wein throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rocker counters with a straight right hand.
Wein lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker misses with a combination
and Wein counters with a leg kick.
A jab from Rocker does it's job there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick that misses.
Wein throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rocker swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Rocker checks a low kick from Wein.
Rocker lands a nice shot to the body.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wein's calf.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Rocker throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Wein looks for the body kick but Rocker saw that one coming.
Wein throws a shot to the body.
Wein tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rocker swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Wein is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Wein moved out of range nicely.
Wein misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker swings for the body but Wein moves out of range.
Wein looks to throw a body kick
and Rocker counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wilder Wein is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker blocks the body kick.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rocker's front leg but catches the back leg as Rocker tries to avoid it.
Wein moves into range and connects with a jab.
Wein looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wein with a nice cross.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Wein counters with a good low kick that Rocker was not able to check.
Rocker is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wein tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Wein shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Wein is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Rocker rather than just go for the knockout.
Rocker scores with a nice head shot.
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!
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Wein waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Wein sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Wein tries to land a front kick but Rocker steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rocker throws a leg kick which misses Wein's front leg but catches the back leg as Wein tries to avoid it.
Rocker jabs Wein to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker swings for the body but Wein moves out of range.
Wein scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker moves away from the strike by Wein.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Rocker lands a jab to Wein's midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rocker misses with a right hand
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wein takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Wein on the side of the head.
Rocker lands with an overhand left.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rocker. That did some damage!
Rocker takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Jab from Rocker.
Rocker swings widly with a right hand
enabling Wein to counter with a crisp jab.
Wein throws a sloppy head kick and Rocker moves out of range easily.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Wein shows good takedown defense.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab from Rocker finds it's way through Wein's defenses.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Wein checks it.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Wein swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wein is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Rocker with a hook.
Wein avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Rocker checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Wein lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein lands a nice looking body kick.
Wein feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rocker's calf.
Rocker misses with a right hand
and Wein counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wein misses with a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wein counters with a good low kick that Rocker was not able to check.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wein does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Rocker scores with a leg kick.
A low kick from Wein is predictable there
and Rocker counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Wein shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rocker throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Good work by Rocker as he checks the leg kick.
Wein throws a front kick that sends Rocker stumbling back into the cage.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Rocker takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Wein to counter with a crisp jab.
Wein swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Wein sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt - Wein sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Rocker lands a nice hook to Wein's body. Wein takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wein thumps Rocker with a low kick.
Wein lands a right hook to the body.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker lands a nice shot to the body.
Rocker ducks right into an uppercut from Wein.
Rocker takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Wein has time to react.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Wein darts in and clinches Rocker up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
Rocker misses with a punch to the body.
Wein misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rocker.
Wein tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Wein back against the cage.
Wein misses with some punches.

Rocker breaks the clinch.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Rocker throws a nice looking combination but Wein bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wein gets through Rocker's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
A right handed body shot lands from Wein.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rocker fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker attempts a counter takedown but Wein avoids it well and moves away.
Rocker wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Rocker wants to land a leg kick but Wein is out of range.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Wein stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rocker cracks Wein with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
A nice side step and Wein releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rocker swings for the body but Wein moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Wein scores with a jab.
Rocker throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wein is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Wein takes one on the button.
Wein scores with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wein lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Rocker has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rocker and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Wein throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rocker on the side of the head.
Wein lands a head shot.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rocker takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A swing and a miss from Wein.
Rocker on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Wein lands a nice shot that snaps Rocker's head back.
Wein fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wein throws out a powerful jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses the jab.
Wein buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Wein takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Wein connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wein takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wein has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocker takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rocker's front leg but catches the back leg as Rocker tries to avoid it.
Rocker connects with a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein throws a head kick that misses.
Rocker throws a big counter combination but Wein scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A countering left hand to the body from Wein misses.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Rocker scores with a jab to the body.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rocker.
A leg kick checked by Wein.
Wein wants to clinch.
Wein throws a good cross that connects.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Wein avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Rocker avoids it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein jabs Rocker to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wein slips under a jab from Rocker.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein feints a counter leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Wein's guard.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
Rocker tries to free his leg and advance position but Wein is retaining full guard.
Rocker advances to half guard.
Wein trying to control from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein really dominated 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.



Rocker looking to score a takedown here. Wein is defending well but Rocker drives through and ends up in Wein's guard.
Rocker lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Wein pulls Rocker in close to his closed guard and prevents Rocker from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rocker connects with a couple of short punches.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wein works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Wein working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rocker.
Rocker looking to pass the guard.
Wein is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein keeping full guard, as Rocker tries to pass.
Wein pulls Rocker in close to his closed guard and prevents Rocker from doing any damage or advancing position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Wein keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Rocker scoring with punches to the head and body.
Rocker stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wein swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Wein is controlling Rocker's posture.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rocker misses with a leg kick.
Wein feints a counter leg kick.
Wein goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Wein looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Wein but Wein pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Rocker connects with a right hand. Wein shakes it off.
Rocker takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Rocker looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rocker looks for a takedown but Wein sprawls well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Wein is out of range.
It seemed like Wein was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Rocker swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Wein throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Wein throws a leg kick
and Rocker makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rocker feints and then cracks Wein's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wein down.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wein's calf.
Wein scores with the left hand. Rocker knows he should have avoided that one.
Rocker throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wein appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker throws a good cross that connects.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Rocker looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Wein takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wein avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Left hook, right uppercut from Rocker.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker slips a straight right by Wein.
Rocker feinted with a counter takedown.
Wein smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker motions for Wein to come forward. Rocker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker closes this distance looking for a takedown but Wein circles away.
Wein let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wein has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein misses with a hook.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Wein looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker had his way with Wilder Wein in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Rocker will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Wein flicks out a counter leg kick but Rocker steps away.
Wein has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wein tries a head kick but it misses.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Nice straight punches there by Rocker. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rocker.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein walks into a straight right hand from Rocker.
Rocker tries to score a power double leg takedown but Wein sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Rocker somewhat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws the left hand but Wein avoids the punch easily.
Wein pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wein keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Wein scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rocker tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wein is able to avoid easily.
Rocker lands a jab to the nose.
Rocker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rocker moved away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker misses with a leg kick.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Wein lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Wein's head.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Wein takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Rocker goes for a double leg but Wein avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Wein continues to drive forward.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Wein was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rocker checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Rocker throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Wein counter with a right hand.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
Rocker has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wein is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Rocker scores with a body shot.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Wein's legs.
Rocker lands with a nice body punch.
Rocker tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Wein swivels and escapes.
Wein scores with a spinning back kick!
Rocker closes this distance looking for a takedown but Wein circles away.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein doesn't manage to clinch there - Rocker circles away.
Wein takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Rocker stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
A leg kick checked by Rocker.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.

Wein drives through and clinches with Rocker against the cage.
Rocker is working Wein over against the cage.
Rocker struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.

Rocker pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Wein scores with a nice head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wein avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Wein slips under a jab from Rocker.
Rocker looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rocker lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Wein misses with a body punch
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A clash of legs there as Wein blocks the low kick.
Rocker cracks Wein with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rocker fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Wein on the side of the head.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker throws a shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ricky Rocker.
I think Rocker has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Ricky Rocker!

In his post fight interview, Ricky Rocker started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Syn 489 - Rocker v Wein     
Date:   Dec 04, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Wilder Wein. Rocker's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Wein has chosen Wilder Wein as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

180 cm
38
170 lbs
44 - 12 - 0
187 cm
30
187 lbs
25 - 6 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 44 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Wein lands with a nice body punch.
Rocker lands with a nice body punch.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Wein.
Rocker definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Rocker blocks a jab.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rocker swings for the body but Wein moves out of range.
Wein wants to counter with a clinch but Rocker pushes him away.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Wein throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Rocker takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wein lands a head shot.
Wein looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wein scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rocker doesn't seem bothered though.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick
and Wein counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
No joy there for Wein, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rocker works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wilder Wein is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Wein connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rocker's hands.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Rocker tries to land a leg kick but Wein saw it coming and moves away.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wein staying out of range there.
Rocker keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Wein staying out of range there.
Rocker walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wein checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The fight stays on the outside here - Wein looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rocker drops his hands momentarily and Wein takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wein is able to avoid easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Wein misses.
Wein scores with a spinning back kick!
Rocker misses with a straight right.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wein has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
Wein throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rocker stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Wein jumps back.
The fight stays on the outside here - Wein looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rocker throws out the jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rocker.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A telegraphed right hand from Rocker misses the target.
Wein scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rocker misses with a leg kick.
Wein scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Wein defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Wein steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rocker.
Wein throws a poor cross that misses

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Wein's guard.

Wein pushes Rocker off and scrambles back to his feet.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker feints a jab promting Wein to slip. Rocker then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Wein slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Rocker fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Rocker misses with a series of wild punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

Wein takes the fight into the clinch.

Rocker breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Wein slips under a jab from Rocker.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein lands a nice looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Wein sees it coming and moves out of range.
Wein wants to land a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Wein with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rocker to score with a decent uppercut.
Some bone on bone action there as Wein checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wein flicks out a counter leg kick but Rocker steps away.
Wein slips a jab from Rocker.
Some bone on bone action there as Wein checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Rocker.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rocker is trying hard to land a takedown here. Wein sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Wein tries to land a front kick but Rocker steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wein tests Rocker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Wein takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Wein lands with a kick to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Wilder Wein will probably get the nod.
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.


Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Wein.
Rocker moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Rocker takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Rocker takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein tries to land a leg kick but Rocker saw it coming and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein scores with a push kick.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rocker misses with a head kick.
Wein scores with a jab. Rocker acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rocker swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rocker closes this distance looking for a takedown but Wein circles away.
It seemed like Wein was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wein lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rocker circles away quickly and effectively.
Wein blocks a jab.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Rocker feinted with a counter takedown.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wein takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Wein throws a counter combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Wein gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

Wein uses the cage to get back to his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wein tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Rocker fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wein looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wein pushes Rocker away with a front kick.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Rocker misses with a body kick.
Rocker will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Wein lands an overhand right.
Rocker lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wein defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Rocker lands a lovely overhand right.
Wein feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rocker has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker with a hook.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rocker.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Wein tries to clinch but Rocker is having none of it.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Rocker's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wein. That's going to slow Rocker down.
Rocker scores with a hook to the body. Wein takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rocker moves out of range of the leg kick from Wein.
Wein avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Rocker throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Wein's head.
Wein stuffs the takedown attempt from Rocker. Rocker gets slowly back to his feet.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Wein sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rocker needs to keep his hands up - Wein had a free shot at his head there.
Rocker tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wein is able to avoid easily.
Rocker sets himself, and Wein steps forward looking for the clinch! Rocker avoids it this time.
Rocker fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Wein jumps back.
Rocker lands with a thumping leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Wilder Wein will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action!


A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
A low kick from Rocker is predictable there
and Wein counters with a leg kick.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker scores with a nice right hand.
Rocker tries to land a front kick but Wein steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wein takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker misses the jab.
Wein scores with a decent looking hook.
Wein blocks a jab.
Rocker lands with a hook. Wein tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rocker.
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!
Wein fails in his attempt to clinch.
Wein misses with a kick to the body.
Rocker is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rocker sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rocker has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Wein dips to his left and cracks Rocker with an uppercut!
Rocker keeps the fight on the outside.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Wein tries to clinch
and Rocker counters with a slapping leg kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rocker checks a leg kick.
Rocker dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Wein has closed the distance and engaged Rocker in a clinch.
A body shot lands from Rocker.
Wein tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein prevents the takedown attempt.
Wein works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Wein lands a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands a nice shot to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Rocker jumps guard and drags Wein to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.

Wein stands and steps away. Rocker gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Rocker throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rocker off balance momentarily.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rocker checks it.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rocker takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wein uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker motions for Wein to come forward. Rocker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Wein misses with an attempted mid kick.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Rocker attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wein lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Rocker has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rocker and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rocker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

Rocker looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Wein is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein is controlling Rocker's posture.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Wein keeps moving.
Rocker postures up.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Wein keeps moving.
Rocker is really struggling to control Wein but he's trying to hold on to the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Ricky Rocker did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.



Rocker tries to keep at a distance but Wein has taken the fight into the clinch.
Wein misses with a body punch.
Rocker misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein misses with the head strike.
Rocker blocking some punches.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Rocker lands an uppercut.
Rocker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rocker fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wein misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein throws a punch but it's blocked by Rocker.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Wein lands a nice shot to the body.
Wein lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rocker blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Wein.

Rocker breaks the clinch.
Rocker throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Wein takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein's corner calls for a 1-2. Wein obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Rocker tries to score with a low kick but Wein moves his leg out of the way.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Wein misses the jab.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wein.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries to land a leg kick but Wein saw it coming and moves away.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wein slips a straight right by Rocker.
Rocker avoids a kick to the body.
Wein connects with the punch.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Both fighters circling a little - Wein finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Rocker walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wein.
Rocker takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wein throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Rocker scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wein doesn't seem bothered though.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker throws a push kick but Wein slaps the foot to one side.
Rocker pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Wein 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rocker works the jab nicely.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Wein down.
Rocker smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wein throws a leg kick that misses.
Wein connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rocker throws out the jab.
Rocker on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wein. Wein obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wein. That's going to slow Rocker down.
Rocker misses with a left hand

and Wein counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Wein.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Wein lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wein has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Wein replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rocker blocks it well.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker cracks Wein with an open hand slap.
Wein cracks a nice hook into Rocker's ribs.
Rocker moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Rocker feinted with a counter takedown.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wein is trying to counter with his kicks.
Rocker throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Wein steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wein connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein throws a good cross that connects.
Wein throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wein scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Rocker scores with a crisp jab that stopped Wein in his tracks.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker misses with a right hand
and Wein counters with a slapping leg kick.
Wein walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rocker checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Wein sprawls well. Wein wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Rocker gets slowly back to his feet.
Wein is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Rocker clobbers Wein with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ricky Rocker has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rocker sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Crunch! Rocker slams his shin into Wein's torso.
Rocker misses with a shot to the body
enabling Wein to counter with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker misses with a double jab
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rocker looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Rocker takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A jab from Rocker misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Wein cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick that is checked
and Wein counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rocker takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wein scores with a kick to the midsection.
Wein walks into a stiff left hand from Rocker.

Wein closes the distance and pushes Rocker back into the cage.
Wein scores with a shoulder strike.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Wein lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rocker tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wein's elbow.
Wein blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rocker lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wein stops a takedown attempt from Rocker.
Wein goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Rocker controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rocker.
Rocker throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Weins head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot in the inside from Rocker.
Wilder Wein is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Wein.
Wein lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
Rocker lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rocker lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Rocker makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Wein working aggressively here.
Rocker tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein gets through Rocker's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rocker swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot in the inside from Wein.
Rocker misses with a punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Wilder Wein.
Well Wein has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Wilder Wein!

Wilder Wein is the new welterweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Wilder Wein thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 484 - Rocker vs Alvado     
Date:   Nov 13, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Pablo Alvado and Ricky Rocker. Alvado's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Royce da 5'9 - Hard. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
38
170 lbs
38 - 16 - 1
180 cm
37
170 lbs
43 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 38 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Pablo Alvado!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 43 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
Alvado throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rocker unleashes a big counter combination but Alvado bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Rocker avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Alvado throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Alvado moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker lands with a nice body punch.
Alvado misses with a body kick.
Alvado misses with the body kick

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Alvado is keeping the position.
Alvado keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker advances position into side control!
Alvado is trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws a strike aimed at the side of Alvado's head but Alvado avoids it well.
Rocker trying to control the position but Alvado is working away.
Rocker postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Rocker working the ground and pound.
Rocker controlling the position from side mount.
Rocker working the body and head with strikes.
Alvado wants to get back to his feet but Rocker drags him back down.
Rocker trying to control the action but Alvado is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rocker swings around for an armbar but Alvado sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Rocker's guard.
Rocker looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Rocker can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Alvado controls the pace.

Alvado avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Alvado stands and steps away. Rocker gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Alvado.
Alvado lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rocker at a distance.
Alvado waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Rocker feints the counter takedown.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A quick step to the side and Alvado tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Rocker is defended easily by Alvado.
Pablo Alvado seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Alvado walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Donk. Alvado catches Rocker right on the button with a cross.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Alvado.
Alvado swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rocker is looking for the big counter here.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Pablo Alvado is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.

Rocker gets the takedown into side control.

Alvado explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Alvado lands with a shot to the body.
Alvado seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Rocker cracks the inside of Alvado's front leg.
Alvado moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rocker scores with a jab. Alvado acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Alvado with a hook.

Alvado moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Alvado.
Alvado blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Alvado.
Alvado blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rocker takes a shot to the head.
Alvado has Rocker pressed against the cage, preventing Rocker from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Rocker is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Alvado to keep the fight standing.
Rocker swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rocker lands a right hand that snaps the head of Alvado backwards.
Rocker misses with some punches.
Alvado tries a body shot but Rocker blocks it.
Rocker tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Alvado goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
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.


Alvado ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Alvado lands a nice shot to the body.
Alvado wants to clinch but Rocker slips to the side
and Alvado takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker blocks the body kick.
Alvado lands a head shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Alvado does a little dance to reset his feet.
Alvado goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.
Alvado avoids a kick to the body.
Alvado misses the jab.
Alvado looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker swats away the attempt to clinch by Alvado.

Alvado takes the fight into the clinch.
Alvado tries a body shot but Rocker blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker tries to work over Alvado's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rocker working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Alvado goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Alvado tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Alvado back against the cage.
Alvado can't find room to land a body shot as Rocker controls the action.
Rocker misses with some punches.
A short right from Rocker.
Rocker tries to throw a body punch but Alvado avoids it by throwing Rocker back against the cage.
Rocker softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Alvado tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Rocker lands a body punch in the clinch.
Alvado tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Rocker is trying to force a seperation but Alvado has the dominant position.
Alvado misses with a short punch on the inside.

Rocker escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rocker.
Alvado takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The fight stays on the outside here - Alvado looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A nice side step and Rocker releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Rocker.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Alvado swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Rocker lands with an uppercut that bounces Alvado off the cage and back into range.
Rocker has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Alvado pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Alvado ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Alvado jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Alvado keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As Rocker looks to move away, Alvado throws a big counter combo but Rocker just gets out of the way.
Alvado looks to land a body kick but Rocker moved away.
Alvado throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker feints the counter takedown.
Alvado misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Alvado checks a low kick from Rocker.
Alvado keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Alvado moves out of range of the body kick from Rocker.
Alvado scores with a decent looking hook.
Alvado scores with a jab.
Alvado lands with a good body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado throws a hook but Rocker blocks it.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Alvado.
Alvado lands a jab to the nose.
Alvado throws a body kick that misses.
Alvado walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Alvado lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
Alvado throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker swings for the body but Alvado moves out of range.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Alvado.
Rocker fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Alvado checks it well.
Rocker takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Alvado throws an off balance right hand
and Rocker counters with an outside leg kick.
Alvado blocks the body kick.
Rocker fails to land with a series of punches.
A lazy body kick from Alvado
and Rocker counters with a solid body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Alvado.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nice shot by Rocker.
Alvado cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.
Alvado moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Alvado takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rocker! But no joy.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Alvado throws a shot from downtown. Rocker moves away and avoids it.
Alvado tries to land a front kick but Rocker steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Alvado lands a nice looking body kick.
Alvado throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Alvado connects with a solid leg kick.
Rocker takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker lands a nice hook to Alvado's body. Alvado takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Alvado throws a nice outside leg kick.
Alvado on the wrong end of a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Pablo Alvado will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Alvado's head.
Alvado scores with a leg kick.
Alvado wants to clinch up but Rocker keeps it at a distance.
Alvado misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Alvado tries to land a body kick
and Rocker counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jab, jab by Rocker - just one landing.

Alvado gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Rocker postures up and lands a big shot to Alvado's brow.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Alvado keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Rocker throws a big right hand that misses.
Alvado pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Rocker throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Alvado works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Rocker content to stall in guard here.
Alvado preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rocker with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Rocker throwing strikes from guard but Alvado blocks nicely.
Alvado pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.
Alvado is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Alvado blocks the body kick.
Alvado swings widly with a right hand
and Rocker counters with a low kick, right behind Alvado 's knee.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Alvado throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Alvado is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Alvado.
Alvado throws out a powerful jab.
Rocker pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Alvado misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Alvado walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rocker.
Alvado closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Alvado throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Alvado.
Alvado tries to clinch but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Alvado walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Alvado cracks Rocker with a good jab.
A big left from Alvado misses.
Alvado on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

Alvado forces Rocker back against the cage and clinches.
Alvado works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Alvado misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker can't find room to land a body shot as Alvado controls the action.

Rocker breaks the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Alvado comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Alvado takes one to the chin there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Alvado clobbers Rocker with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rocker drops his hands momentarily and Alvado takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Alvado uses good head movement to avoid it.
Alvado slips a straight right by Rocker.
Alvado throws out a powerful jab.
Alvado tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rocker swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Alvado tries to clinch up.
Rocker flicks out a counter leg kick but Alvado steps away.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alvado throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Alvado keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
An inside leg kick lands from Alvado.
Rocker looks for the body kick but Alvado saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Rocker misses the target.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Alvado lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A chopping leg kick lands by Alvado.
A solid leg kick lands there for Alvado.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rocker lands with a straight right. Alvado didn't see that one coming.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Alvado thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Alvado manages to avoid it.
Alvado seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Alvado has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Alvado there as he acknowledges the shot.
Alvado ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Alvado tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Alvado.
Alvado swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Alvado fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker scores with a decent looking hook.
Alvado's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rocker connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Alvado scrambles back to his feet.
Alvado throws a head kick that misses.
Alvado looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker fails with the takedown.
Rocker throws a jab when Alvado was well out of range.
Alvado throws a push kick but Rocker slaps the foot to one side.
Rocker throws out a counter right but Alvado avoids it with no problem.
Alvado takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Alvado staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Alvado punishes Rocker's body with a nice straight punch.
Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Rocker takes a swing at Alvado's ribcage but misses.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Alvado moves away.
Alvado throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Rocker gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Alvado.
Alvado tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rocker throws a hook but Alvado blocks it.
Alvado takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Alvado throws an off balance right hand

and Rocker counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Rocker.
Alvado keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rocker throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Alvado works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rocker trying to control but Alvado is working from the bottom.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rocker sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Alvado's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Rocker throwing shots but Alvado is blocking nicely.
Rocker with the ground and pound but Alvado uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Rocker is in close to Alvado's body, working some short punches and elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker with a nice head shot there.
Rocker postures up in Alvado's guard and throws a big left but Alvado blocks it.

Rocker drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Alvado dives on top into guard.

Rocker has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Alvado has passed into side control.
Rocker looks to move to half guard but instead Alvado has passed into mount! Damn!
Rocker wants to control but Alvado is having none of it.
Rocker is trying to escape the mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Alvado avoids the attempt from Rocker to control.
Rocker regains half guard.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Alvado performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Rocker works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Alvado tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Alvado.
Alvado lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
A little jabbing left from Rocker on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rocker looks for a takedown but Alvado sprawls well.
Alvado defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Alvado takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Alvado's leg. Alvado is trying to keep his angry face on.
Alvado fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Alvado was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alvado missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Alvado moves out of range of the body kick.
Alvado doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Rocker moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rocker swats away the attempt to clinch by Alvado.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvado dodges the punch combination from Rocker.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Alvado takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker drops his hands momentarily and Alvado takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Alvado swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker scores with a jab to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Alvado checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rocker will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Alvado misses with a left hand
and Rocker counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Alvado misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Rocker bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Alvado's head backwards.
Rocker jabs Alvado right on the nose. Alvado blinks but takes it well.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt - Alvado sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Pablo Alvado has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alvado fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Alvado just misses with a punch to the body.
Alvado looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Rocker takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Alvado ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Rocker thuds his right hand into Alvado's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rocker fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Sloppy strikes from Alvado. Those never looked like landing.
Alvado uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker is looking to slow Alvado down with leg kicks.
Rocker moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Alvado tries to clinch
and Rocker counters with a right hand to the body.
A cross from Rocker lands.
Rocker sizes up Alvado with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado misses with a body shot.

Alvado gets a clinch.
Alvado lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
Rocker lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Rocker.
Rocker softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Rocker scores with a nice short uppercut.
Alvado tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Alvado misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Alvado keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Rocker's efforts to push away.

Rocker escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Alvado. That did some damage!
Alvado misses with the combination.
Alvado gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Alvado scores with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Alvado. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Alvado takes one on the button.
Alvado takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Alvado misses with a double jab.
Rocker throws a shot to the body.
Alvado swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rocker avoids the head kick by Alvado.
Rocker throws a wild body kick that Alvado sees coming a mile off.
Rocker moves away from the strike by Alvado.
Rocker changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Alvado tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Alvado.
Alvado swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker feints the counter takedown.
Alvado throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Alvado's head.
Nice body punch from Rocker.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rocker has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker retains his welterweight title!
Ricky Rocker spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 480 - Rocker vs Hale     
Date:   Oct 30, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Brandon Hale. Rocker comes to the cage accompanied by Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Hale has chosen Dead Sara - Weatherman as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Ricky Rocker had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

180 cm
37
170 lbs
42 - 12 - 0
174 cm
34
177 lbs
35 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sully's Bar & Grill
Bullet Proof System

Hellbent
KAISER



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 42 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Brandon Hale!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Hale is just out of range.
Hale has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Rocker is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Rocker gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Hale counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker cracks the inside of Hale's front leg.
A good leg kick by Hale.
Rocker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hale.
Rocker takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rocker checks a low kick from Hale.
Rocker takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Rocker lands a jab-cross combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker motions for Hale to come forward. Rocker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hale throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
A combination from Rocker does no damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
A leg kick checked by Hale.
Rocker with a nice cross.
Hale connects with a high kick.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hale was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
A good leg kick by Rocker.
The fighters circling - Hale throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hale uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Rocker takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rocker scores with a jab. Hale acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hale has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A big right from Rocker misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hale misses with an uppercut
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hale takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hale takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hale takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1-2. Rocker obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hale on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Hale dips to his left and cracks Rocker with an uppercut!
Rocker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hale.
It seemed like Hale was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hale misses with a looping left.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Brandon Hale is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rocker connects with a body shot that sends Hale's belly button to the back.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Hale's head but Hale sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Hale moves away and avoids it.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Hale takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale misses with an uppercut.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hale checks it.
Hale throws a combination. Rocker tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rocker.
Rocker buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rocker lands the left hand.
Hale moves out of range as Rocker throws a body kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Hale misses.
A low kick from Hale misses
and Rocker counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Hale now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Rocker misses with a body punch
and Hale counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rocker wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker cracks Hale with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hale checks a leg kick.
Hale connects with a solid leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hale finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Hale moves out of range easily.
Hale appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rocker sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rocker slips a straight right by Hale.
Rocker thows a body kick. Hale tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Rocker on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Hale slips under a jab.
Hale cracks Rocker with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Hale misses with a body kick.
Hale is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.
Hale jabs at Rocker's body.
Hale avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rocker throws a lazy uppercut
and Hale counters with a leg kick.
Hale tries a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
Rocker fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hale throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
A jab lands there for Rocker.
Hale takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker clobbers Hale with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hale throws a hook but Rocker blocks it.
Rocker thows a body kick. Hale tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Hale moves away from the strike by Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker scores with a leg kick.
Rocker throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hale misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Hale throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker connects with a high kick.
Rocker digs a good hook to Hale's body.
A telegraphed right hand from Rocker misses the target.
Rocker lands a head kick!
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rocker, as that shot connected.
Hale takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hale throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Hale's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hale thuds his right hand into Rocker's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rocker throws a hook but Hale avoids it easily.
Rocker tests Hale's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hale looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Hale misses with a low kick.
Rocker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rocker throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Hale.
Hale swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hale misses with a body shot.
Hale takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hale takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hale's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Hale counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rocker misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rocker cracks Hale with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nice body punch from Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker connects with a right hand. Hale shakes it off.
Hale moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker blocks a low kick nicely.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hale can do to turn this around?
Sloppy strikes from Rocker. Those never looked like landing.
Rocker sizes up Hale with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Hale might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Rocker has got the better of the exchanges.
Rocker throws a front kick aimed at Hale's knee but Hale avoids it well.
Rocker blocks a low kick nicely.
Hale tries to land a leg kick but Rocker saw it coming and moves away.
Rocker checks a low kick from Hale.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Hale is just out of range.
Hale stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rocker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rocker backing away here, and Hale unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Hale displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rocker throws out the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker thows a leg kick but Hale checks it
and Hale counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rocker needs to keep his hands up - Hale had a free shot at his head there.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
Rocker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Hale with an uppercut!
Hale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Hale takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Rocker smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Rocker will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Hale connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rocker lands a nice hook to Hale's body. Hale takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hale has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hale.
Rocker stuns Hale with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rocker cracks Hale with a good jab.
Rocker looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rocker throws a hook but Hale blocks it.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Some bone on bone action there as Hale checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Hale throws a leg kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hale checks it.
Hale appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Hale's leg. Hale is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rocker slips under a jab.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.
Hale listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hale chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
A combination from Rocker does no damage.
Rocker takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hale fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rocker moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Hale looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hale.
Rocker appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Rocker throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hale is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Rocker misses with a right hand
and Hale counters with a nice body kick.
Hale pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hale misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fighters circling - Hale throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker misses with a body shot
and Hale counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker moves forwards but Hale connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hale if he has to take too many more of those.
Rocker lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hale throws a body shot but no joy.
A counter left hand to the body from Rocker misses its target.
Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hale's sensitive parts.
Rocker misses with a hook
and Hale counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Hale counters with a straight right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale scores with a jab to the body.
Hale throws a lazy uppercut
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Hale's legs.
Hale misses with a looping right.
Rocker misses with the combination.
Rocker throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hale counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hale. That did some damage!
Hale needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.
Hale misses with an uppercut.
Rocker chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hale can pounce on him.
Good leg kick by Hale there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A combination from Rocker does no damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Hale makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker moves out of range of the leg kick from Hale.
Hale throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hale has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Nice shot by Hale.
Hale buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rocker throws a hook but Hale blocks it.
Rocker with a nice cross.
Rocker looks to land a right hand but Hale moved out of range.
Hale flicks out a counter leg kick but Rocker steps away.
A slow jab from Hale misses its intended target.
Hale misses the shot to the body.
Rocker digs a good hook to Hale's body.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Brandon Hale just about did enough to take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Hale uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Hale ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A combination from Rocker does no damage.
Rocker swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hale.
Hale does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Hale connects with an inside leg kick.
Rocker rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hale counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hale tries to work over Rocker's front leg with a kick but Rocker checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hale swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rocker.
Hale misses with a straight left.
An attempted straight right counter from Rocker misses the target.
Rocker shoots in looking for a takedown. Hale tries to sprawl out of it but Rocker keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Hale manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
A big left from Hale misses.
Hale connects with a body shot.
Hale connects with a body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Hale.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
Hale moves out of range of the strikes.
And Hale responds with a good body kick, but Rocker manages to step out the way in time.
Hale tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Hale.
Rocker half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Hale looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker scores with a jab. Hale acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hale slips under a jab from Rocker.
Hale appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker fakes the leg kick and cracks Hale in the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Hale does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hale moved away.
Hale has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rocker.
Rocker paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Hale throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hale throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale jabbing away but nothing is landing.
As Hale backs away, Rocker returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
Hale misses with a low kick.
Rocker swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rocker takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hale's head.
Hale misses with a wild combination.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hale checks a leg kick.
Hale tries a quick counter leg kick but Rocker is wise to it.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
An inside leg kick from Hale misses.
Rocker swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hale thuds a left hand into Rocker's body.
Rocker takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rocker scores with a shot to the body.
Rocker has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rocker there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hale jabbing away but nothing is landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hale on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Hale lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Hale misses with a low kick.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker misses the jab.
Hale takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Hale misses with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Brandon Hale will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Hale misses with a looping right.
Rocker lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Hale just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Hale does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little jabbing left from Hale on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rocker tests Hale's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker cracks Hale with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hale with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hale throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little feinted left hand from Rocker on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hale throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hale pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hale slips under a jab from Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hale throws out the jab.
Rocker lands a really nice looking cross but Hale seems unphased.
Rocker throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Rocker misses with a combination
and Hale counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rocker's knee momentarily.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker lands with a hook. Hale tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rocker throws a shot to the body.
A right-left combo lands from Rocker.
Hale pushes Rocker away with a front kick.
Hale with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rocker to score with a decent uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hale takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Hale throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker works over Hale's head and body with a nice combination.
Hale fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hale misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hale waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Hale throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.
Hale misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Rocker connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Rocker throws a body kick that misses.
Rocker throws a head kick but Hale moves out of range.
Hale walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rocker misses with a two punch combination.
Hale slips a straight right by Rocker.
Rocker looks to land a combination but Hale avoids it well.
Hale is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Hale throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.
Rocker drops down looking for a counter takedown but Hale sprawls and moves away.
Hale getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Hale throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hale to score with a decent uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a series of punches but Hale moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hale ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Hale appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hale scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rocker getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
Hale uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Hale takes one on the button.
Nice body kick from Hale.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Hale's ribs.
Hale takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rocker has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker retains his welterweight title!
In his post fight interview, Ricky Rocker started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Syn 476 - Helix vs Donnelly     
Date:   Oct 09, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jerry Kokane and Ricky Rocker. Kokane comes into the arena with Escape From the Madness blaring out of the sound system. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
32
176 lbs
27 - 7 - 0
180 cm
37
170 lbs
41 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 27 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jerry Kokane!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 41 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kokane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kokane misses with a looping right.
Rocker is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Kokane lands a slapping body shot.
Kokane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kokane misses with a right hand

and Rocker counters with a single leg into guard. Kokane didn't expect that.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rocker works over Kokane with some ground and pound from guard.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Kokane is keeping the position.
Rocker seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane trying to control the position here.
Rocker pushes down on Kokane's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Kokane pushes Rocker off looking to stand but Rocker dives back in and keeps control.
Kokane is looking to improve his position.
Kokane wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rocker drops an elbow to the side of Kokane's head.
Rocker wants to control but Kokane is keeping him busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kokane looks like he's trying to stand up.
Rocker thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kokane's head.
Rocker trying to mount his opponent but Kokane defends it.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kokane is pressing down on Rocker's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Kokane keeps moving.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Rocker throws an elbow that misses. Kokane uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rocker's guard. Nice move by Kokane!

Rocker keeping moving, preventing Kokane from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looking for a sweep. Not yet Rocker, not yet.

Rocker has an active guard here but Kokane has managed to pass into half guard.
Rocker manages to get to full guard.
Rocker not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Rocker working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Kokane has passed into half guard!
Kokane prevents Rocker from improving his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kokane tries to stand but can't do so whilst Rocker controls his leg.
Kokane is looking to advance position but Rocker won't allow it.
Rocker trying to control but Kokane postures up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker gets full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Kokane takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rocker punishes Kokane's body with a nice straight punch.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick
letting Kokane counter with a right hand.
Kokane misses with a body kick.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kokane ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Kokane is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kokane showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rocker.
Kokane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Kokane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A quick step to the side and Kokane tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kokane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
A cross from Kokane lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Kokane ducks down to avoid it.
Kokane blocks a jab.
Rocker lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kokane is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Rocker misses with a head kick.
Rocker scores with a hook.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Rocker blocks a jab.
Rocker connects with a single shot there.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Kokane shows good takedown defense.
Rocker thumps Kokane with a low kick.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kokane dodges the punch combination from Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Nice takedown defense from Kokane. No joy for Rocker on that attempt.
Rocker has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kokane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
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!
Kokane moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker lands with a nice body punch.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker throws an off balance right hand
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kokane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Rocker momentarily.
Rocker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kokane misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Rocker swings widly with a right hand
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kokane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Rocker lands with an uppercut that bounces Kokane off the cage and back into range.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kokane misses with a two punch combination.
Kokane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Kokane takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Jab from Rocker.
Rocker with a poor takedown
and Kokane counters with a stiff right hand.
Jerry Kokane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
A head kick by Rocker misses
letting Kokane counter with a right hand.
Jerry Kokane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A clash of legs there as Kokane blocks the low kick.
Kokane looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kokane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Kokane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kokane.
Kokane looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rocker lands with an overhand left.
Rocker listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rocker walks into a stiff left hand from Kokane.
Rocker jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Rocker swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kokane.
Rocker connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kokane momentarily.
Kokane throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kokane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rocker tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kokane ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Kokane is looking to counter punch.
Rocker throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Kokane knows he should have avoided that one.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body
and Kokane counters with a nice uppercut.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rocker.
Kokane throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Kokane lands a head kick. Rocker smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rocker scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Kokane's corner calls for a 1-2. Kokane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kokane moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rocker tests Kokane's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
Rocker avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rocker lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kokane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kokane takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A big left from Rocker misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kokane checks a leg kick.
Rocker misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a good, hard body kick but Rocker shrugs it off.
Kokane tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rocker swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rocker doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Kokane ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokane tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rocker paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kokane explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Kokane misses with a body kick.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker jabs Kokane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rocker throws a low kick but Kokane avoids it.
Rocker shoots in and drives through. Kokane sprawls well.
Kokane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kokane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kokane takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker lands with a right hand.
Kokane avoids a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A swing and a miss from Kokane.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rocker scores with a leg kick.
Kokane throws a shot to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Kokane there.
Rocker moves out of range as Kokane strikes.
Rocker throws a head kick that half lands.
Kokane throws a body shot but no joy.

Rocker scores with a takedown into Kokane's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kokane wants to get back to his feet but Rocker is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Kokane keeps moving.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Kokane manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rocker manages to get himself to full guard.

Rocker manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kokane manages to get himself to full guard.

Rocker is looking to pass into half guard but Kokane pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Kokane is in guard.


Rocker looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Kokane passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rocker throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rocker slips a straight right by Kokane.
Rocker showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kokane.
Rocker misses with a body kick.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker misses with a hook to the body
and Kokane makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Rocker really felt that one!
Kokane lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kokane cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.
Kokane blocks a head kick by Rocker.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker tries a low kick but Kokane avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A low kick from Rocker is predictable there
and Kokane counters with a left to the body.
Rocker is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rocker scores with a jab. Kokane acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rocker throws the left hand but Kokane avoids the punch easily.
Rocker throws the kick towards the body but Kokane avoids it.
Kokane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Jab by Kokane.

Kokane cracks Rocker with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Kokane has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Rocker to stand back up!

Rocker is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kokane moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker is still on wobbly legs! Can Kokane finish him?
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Kokane's shoulder, as Kokane tries to avoid the shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Kokane misses its target.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kokane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kokane lands with a good body shot.
Rocker seems to have recovered his senses.
Rocker shoots in and drives through. Kokane sprawls well.
Kokane is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kokane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Kokane is out of range.
Rocker swats away the attempt to clinch by Kokane.
Donk. Rocker catches Kokane right on the button with a cross.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses

and Kokane counters with a crisp one two that drops Rocker! Kokane thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Rocker to his feet! Rocker is in big trouble!
Rocker blocks a jab.
Rocker thuds his shin into the meat of Kokane's side.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Kokane does a little dance to reset his feet.

Kokane lands a left and a right that send Rocker crashing to the mat, dazed. Kokane thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!
Kokane swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
Kokane looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rocker getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Rocker shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Rocker stands up over Kokane, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Rocker is looking to work some ground and pound but Kokane has wrist control.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rocker preventing the sweep.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Kokane keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kokane wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Rocker throws a strike but Kokane rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Ricky Rocker has got the better of the ground game so far.
Kokane won't allow Rocker to sweep him here.
Rocker wants to hit a switch here but Kokane passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Rocker there!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker manages to regain half guard. Good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jerry Kokane had his way with Ricky Rocker in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kokane lands with a nice body punch.
Kokane misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rocker counters with an outside leg kick.
Kokane is looking to clinch but Rocker is avoiding it.
Kokane misses with a body shot.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Kokane moved out of range nicely.
Rocker looks to land a combination but Kokane avoids it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kokane gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Kokane.
Kokane misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Kokane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kokane to score with a decent uppercut.
Kokane lands with a good body shot.
Rocker thows a body kick. Kokane tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Kokane blocks a jab.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kokane moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick
and Kokane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kokane has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rocker thuds his right hand into Kokane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rocker lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Kokane slips the punch.
Jerry Kokane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kokane moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Kokane throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker scores with a head kick. Kokane tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Rocker connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Kokane scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker jabs Kokane right on the nose. Kokane blinks but takes it well.
Kokane wants to clinch up but Rocker keeps it at a distance.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kokane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Nice defenses there by Kokane.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kokane throws out the jab.
Kokane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kokane tries to move into range but Rocker moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Kokane is out of range.
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kokane moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kokane takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A punch lands to the side of Kokane 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Rocker fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Kokane to the ground. Rocker is now in Kokane's guard.

Kokane had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Rocker defends it easily.
Rocker loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rocker is working Kokane over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Kokane is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rocker postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rocker has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker retains his welterweight title!
Ricky Rocker bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 472 - Malvo v. Wayne     
Date:   Sep 18, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Noob Saibot. Rocker's entrance music is Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. A fine choice. 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.

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37
170 lbs
40 - 12 - 0
182 cm
32
178 lbs
28 - 7 - 0
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Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
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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 40 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Noob Saibot!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker scores with a kick to the body.
Rocker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

Rocker shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Ground and pound from Rocker.
Rocker is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Saibot reverses the position - he's now on top in Rocker's guard.
Rocker trying to control the position.

Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Saibot gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Rocker looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Saibot gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Saibot got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rocker has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Saibot has managed to get both his arms back between Rocker's legs - danger averted.
Rocker is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.

Rocker looking for a guillotine here but Saibot defends easily.
Rocker manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Saibot manages to get himself to full guard.

Saibot trying to control the position here.
Rocker slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Rocker working the strikes but Saibot uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Saibot felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Rocker is thwarting Saibot's attempts to control the position.
Rocker passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Saibot!

Rocker working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Rocker dominating with strikes here.
Saibot is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker trying to control but he's not successful this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee warns Saibot that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Saibot is wriggling around trying to escape.
Saibot in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Rocker wants to control but instead Saibot manages to regain half guard.
Rocker not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Saibot blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rocker.
Saibot gets full guard.
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!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.

Rocker drops back looking for a leg! Saibot is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Saibot manages to kick Rocker off! Rocker jumps back into Saibot's guard.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Good exchange - Rocker coming out on top.
Rocker throws the left hand but Saibot avoids the punch easily.
Rocker blocks a head kick by Saibot.
Rocker scores with a decent looking hook.
Saibot rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rocker counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rocker connects with a body shot.
Nice body punch from Saibot.
Rocker throws a leg kick that is checked
and Saibot counters with a nice uppercut.
Saibot lands with a hook. Rocker tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
No luck for Rocker with that takedown attempt.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Saibot was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Saibot is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Saibot can do to turn this around?
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saibot throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saibot manages to avoid it.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Rocker!
A solid leg kick lands there for Rocker.
Rocker looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rocker explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rocker shoots for a takedown but Saibot saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Saibot stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Saibot wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rocker scores with a body shot.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Saibot slips the punch.
Saibot feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rocker's calf.
Saibot on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Rocker thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Saibot if he has to take too many more of those.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saibot avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Saibot knows he should have avoided that one.
Nice straight punches there by Rocker. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rocker.
Saibot slips a jab from Rocker.
Saibot let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Saibot ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Rocker looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Saibot is fending him off so far but Rocker persists. Nope, Saibot circles away and we're back to standing.
Saibot uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rocker throws a predictable looking body shot
and Saibot counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Saibot on the side of the head.
Rocker scores with a nice head shot.
A good leg kick by Rocker.
Rocker looks to land a right hand but Saibot moved out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
And Saibot responds with a good body kick, but Rocker manages to step out the way in time.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Saibot off balance momentarily.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!

Saibot gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rocker to score an easy takedown into full guard.

Saibot has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Rocker off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Noob Saibot is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rocker darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1-2. Rocker obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Saibot as he avoids it easily.
A little jabbing left from Saibot on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rocker avoids the body shot from Saibot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Saibot stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Saibot wants it to stay on the feet.
It seemed like Saibot was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rocker!
Saibot takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rocker misses with a hook. Saibot ducked under it nicely.
Saibot on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A good leg kick by Rocker.
Rocker throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Saibot uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Saibot swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Saibot flicks out a counter leg kick but Rocker steps away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rocker throws a body punch but Saibot moves out of range.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Saibot moves away and avoids it.
Saibot feints a counter leg kick.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rocker fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rocker thuds his right hand into Saibot's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Saibot blocks a jab.
Rocker lands with a nice body kick.
Saibot uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker scores with a shot to the body.
Rocker connects with a body shot.
Rocker misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rocker misses with a right hand
and Saibot counters with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saibot walks into a straight right hand from Rocker.
Saibot drops his hands momentarily and Rocker takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A leg kick checked by Saibot.
Rocker connects with the punch.
Rocker takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Saibot uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Saibot keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Saibot appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rocker misses with a hook to the body
and Saibot makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Rocker really felt that one!
Saibot waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Rocker tries to work over Saibot's front leg with a kick but Saibot checks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a low kick but Saibot moves out of range easily.
Rocker lands the left hand.
Rocker throws a low kick, looking for Saibot's leg but Saibot calmly moves out of range.
Saibot's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Saibot throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Rocker appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Saibot throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Saibot uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Saibot with an uppercut!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Saibot swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker throwing a counter right hand but Saibot manages to avoid it.
A jab from Rocker misses.
The fighters circling - Saibot throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Saibot checks the leg kick.
Saibot has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rocker.
Rocker rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Saibot counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with an uppercut
and Saibot counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Saibot.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Saibot slips the punch.
Saibot throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Saibot lands with a shot to the body.
Saibot on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Saibot scores with a leg kick.
Saibot stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Saibot wants it to stay on the feet.
Rocker misses with a shot to the body
and Saibot counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker throws a front kick that sends Saibot stumbling back into the cage.
Rocker walks into a stiff left hand from Saibot.
Saibot slips under a jab.
And Saibot responds with a good body kick, but Rocker manages to step out the way in time.
Danga de danga de dang - Rocker scores with a four punch combination!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Saibot sprawls well. Saibot wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Rocker gets slowly back to his feet.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Saibot saw that one coming.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Saibot misses the shot to the body.
Saibot avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Saibot looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Saibot ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Saibot connects with the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Saibot checks the leg kick.
Saibot with a jab.
Rocker tests Saibot's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Saibot has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Saibot counters with a body kick.
Saibot misses with a head kick.
Rocker throws a leg kick which misses Saibot's front leg but catches the back leg as Saibot tries to avoid it.
Saibot throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Saibot swings away with a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Saibot uses good head movement to avoid it.
Saibot looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saibot uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Saibot fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Saibot misses with a hook.
Saibot takes one to the side of the head.
Saibot ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Saibot staying out of range there.
Saibot let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rocker tries to land a front kick but Saibot steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A jab from Rocker does it's job there.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Saibot looks to land a combination but Rocker avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Saibot uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Saibot slips a jab from Rocker.
Saibot drops his hands momentarily and Rocker takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Saibot sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A nice side step and Saibot releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Saibot.
Rocker takes a swing at Saibot's ribcage but misses.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Saibot uses good head movement to avoid it.
Saibot is trying to counter with his kicks.
Saibot throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker blocks the body kick.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Rocker misses with a low kick.

Saibot gets caught napping as Rocker dives in and scores a takedown. Saibot manages to retain guard.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Saibot avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rocker looking to pass the guard.
Ricky Rocker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rocker has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
Rocker advances to half guard.
Saibot is refusing to be controlled, as Rocker sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Saibot kicks off Rocker and gets to his feet.

Rocker shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Saibot wriggles free and stands up.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Saibot lands a jab.
Saibot misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Rocker was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Saibot with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rocker to score with a decent uppercut.
Saibot takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Saibot moves away and avoids it.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Saibot! But no joy.
Saibot misses the shot to the body.
Rocker with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Saibot to score with a decent uppercut.
Good leg kick by Rocker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Saibot takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Saibot knows he should have avoided that one.
Saibot takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A countering left hand to the body from Saibot misses.
Saibot ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saibot throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saibot takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Saibot.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Saibot appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Saibot throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Rocker jabs at Saibot's body.
Rocker connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Saibot smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Saibot keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Saibot's leg. Saibot is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rocker takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Noob Saibot has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Saibot knows he should have avoided that one.
A shot to the body from Rocker misses
and Saibot connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Saibot moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Saibot takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker tries a low kick but Saibot avoids it.
Rocker dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Saibot checks a low kick from Rocker.
Saibot keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Saibot looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker is looking to counter punch.
Saibot ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Saibot throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker scores with a jab to the body.
Rocker gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker feints and then cracks Saibot's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Saibot down.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Rocker will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Rocker is defended easily by Saibot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Saibot.
Rocker scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crunch! Rocker slams his shin into Saibot's torso.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Rocker cracks Saibot with a right hand to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Saibot walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Saibot throws a low kick, looking for Rocker's leg but Rocker calmly moves out of range.
Rocker throws a push kick but Saibot slaps the foot to one side.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rocker has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker retains his welterweight title!
Ricky Rocker 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.
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Event: Syn 467 - Hitman vs Rocker     
Date:   Aug 29, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Adolf Hitman and Ricky Rocker. Chooooooooon! I think Hitman might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Escape From the Madness . Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
31
176 lbs
26 - 6 - 0
180 cm
36
170 lbs
39 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 26 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Adolf Hitman!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 39 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, William Gold and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Hitman was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've been told by Hitman's head coaches at K.O.N.Y. that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Hitman scores with a nice head shot.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hitman wants to clinch up but Rocker keeps it at a distance.
Rocker now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Rocker attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hitman counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker scores with a nice right hand.
Hitman misses with a looping left.
Rocker swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hitman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Rocker lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hitman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Rocker tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Hitman defends well and Rocker ends up having to push Hitman into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A solid body kick from Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Rocker.
Rocker throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hitman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rocker moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hitman scores with a decent looking hook.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Hitman's leg. Hitman is trying to keep his angry face on.
A low kick from Rocker misses
and Hitman counters with a stiff right hand.
Hitman takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hitman is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Rocker throws a low kick but Hitman avoids it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rocker.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A clash of legs there as Hitman blocks the low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Hitman misses the target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hitman wants to clinch up but Rocker keeps it at a distance.
Hitman defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Rocker.
Adolf Hitman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hitman walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rocker cracks Hitman with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hitman lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
Hitman takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Hitman keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Hitman throws a hook to the side of Rocker's head but Rocker sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rocker drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hitman defends it well.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Hitman looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Sloppy strikes from Rocker. Those never looked like landing.
Hitman was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hitman avoids the head kick by Rocker.
Hitman swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Rocker.
Rocker gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hitman.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Hitman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rocker paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hitman is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.

Rocker tries to keep at a distance but Hitman has taken the fight into the clinch.
A short right from Hitman on the inside.
Rocker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hitman tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Hitman back against the cage.
Hitman misses with a short punch on the inside.

Rocker breaks from the clinch.
Hitman tries to clinch but Rocker is having none of it.
Hitman moves out of range of the body kick.
Hitman is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Hitman off balance momentarily.
Hitman throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Hitman throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Hitman goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hitman slips under a jab from Rocker.
Adolf Hitman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hitman takes one on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
Hitman throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Hitman misses with a looping right.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Hitman jumps back.
Hitman is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hitman misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rocker counters with a nice leg kick.
Hitman fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rocker throws a low kick but Hitman avoids it.
Hitman connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hitman checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rocker throws out a leg kick but Hitman moves out of range and Rocker only half commits.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Hitman counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hitman throws a hook but Rocker blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hitman's sensitive parts.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hitman throws out the jab.
Hitman throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hitman is able to avoid easily.
Hitman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Hitman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hitman on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker moves out of range as Hitman strikes.
Hitman scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker thuds his shin into the meat of Hitman's side.
Rocker stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hitman.
Hitman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hitman was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Hitman needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hitman lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hitman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker takes a swing at Hitman's ribcage but misses.
Hitman scores with the left hand. Rocker knows he should have avoided that one.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hitman sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hitman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
A head kick misses from Hitman.
Rocker throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Hitman looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Rocker lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker takes a swing at Hitman's ribcage but misses.
As Rocker looks to move away, Hitman throws a big counter combo but Rocker just gets out of the way.
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hitman is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hitman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hitman is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rocker lands with an overhand left.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hitman, as that shot connected.
Hitman showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker lunges at Hitman with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hitman's hand.
Hitman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rocker stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rocker swings away with a body shot that misses
and Hitman makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hitman darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A swing and a miss from Hitman.
Rocker throws out a counter right but Hitman avoids it with no problem.
Rocker throws a jab when Hitman was well out of range.
Rocker scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hitman manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a few strikes there.
Jab from Hitman.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
A jab from Hitman does it's job there.
Rocker cracks Hitman with a good jab.
Hitman throws a series of punches but Rocker avoids them all with ease.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hitman throws out the jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
Hitman uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
It looked like Hitman was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rocker.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hitman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hitman misses with a body kick.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hitman.
Rocker throws a nice looking combination but Hitman bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hitman stuns Rocker with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
No joy there for Rocker, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker tries a low kick but Hitman avoids it.
A jab from Hitman misses.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Hitman's head but Hitman sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Hitman counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hitman misses with a looping right.
Jab, jab by Rocker - just one landing.
Rocker throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hitman counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A jab from Hitman finds it's way through Rocker's defenses.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Hitman misses with a lunging right hand
and Rocker counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker slips a jab from Hitman.
Hitman tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hitman fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hitman with a jab.
Hitman tries a head kick but it misses.
Hitman lands with a nice body punch.
Hitman thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Hitman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rocker takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hitman checks a leg kick.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
Rocker throws a low kick but Hitman moves out of range easily.
Rocker misses with a few strikes there.
Hitman rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Rocker to counter with a crisp jab.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rocker shoots in and drives through. Hitman sprawls well.
Hitman walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Nice body punch from Hitman.
Hitman throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rocker takes one on the button.
Rocker tries a low kick but Hitman avoids it.
Rocker throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rocker lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hitman checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
An attempted straight right counter from Hitman misses the target.
Hitman lands a jab to the head.
Hitman misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Hitman ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Hitman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hitman scores with a shot to the body.
Rocker thumps Hitman with a low kick.
Hitman is looking to clinch but Rocker is avoiding it.

Hitman moves into the clinch successfully.
Hitman misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Good body shot from Hitman.
Rocker takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Rocker throws a punch but it's blocked by Hitman.
A short left from Rocker.
Hitman lands with a right to the head.
Hitman misses with a hook to the ribs.

Rocker pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Hitman down.
Hitman takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Hitman counters by clinching up.
Rocker scores with a shot to the side of Hitman's head.
Hitman makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hitman lands a shoulder strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hitman tries a body shot but Rocker blocks it.
Hitman lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
Hitman blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hitman tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Hitman swings wildly with an uppercut but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker blocks a body shot from Hitman.
A short right from Hitman.
Hitman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Hitman fails to land.
Rocker lands with a light punch inside.
Rocker is trying to force a seperation but Hitman has the dominant position.
Rocker pushes Hitman back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hitman lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Rocker fails to land.
Rocker swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hitman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rocker lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rocker blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hitman tries to work over Rocker's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hitman lands an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Adolf Hitman did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Hitman throws out a powerful jab.
Rocker moves out of range as Hitman throws a body kick.
Nice defenses there by Hitman.
Hitman pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rocker attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
As Rocker looks to move away, Hitman throws a big counter combo but Rocker just gets out of the way.
Rocker lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Hitman fails to land with a series of punches.
A nice side step and Rocker releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rocker fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rocker has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Hitman counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Hitman.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Hitman.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Hitman misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws the kick towards the body but Hitman avoids it.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hitman fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Hitman checks it.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Rocker avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Hitman instigates a clinch.
Rocker is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Hitman gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Hitman tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Adolf Hitman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rocker tries to break the clinch but Hitman is controlling the position.
Rocker lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hitman.
Hitman prevents a takedown attempt there.
Rocker throws a punch but it's blocked by Hitman.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker scores with a shoulder strike.
Rocker tries for a takedown but Hitman manages to get underhooks.
Adolf Hitman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Hitman tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Hitman back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hitman.
Hitman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hitman lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot in the inside from Rocker.
Rocker wants to break free but Hitman has control.
Hitman tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Hitman back against the cage.
Hitman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rocker.
Hitman misses with a body punch.

Rocker escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A shot to the liver by Hitman. Beautiful body shot.
Rocker takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hitman tries to clinch but Rocker is having none of it.
Rocker changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Rocker misses with the combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hitman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Hitman counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hitman moves away.
Rocker scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Rocker takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Hitman saw that one coming.
Rocker throws a leg kick that misses.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hitman.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Hitman checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rocker misses the jab.

Rocker shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Hitman manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rocker landing some decent shots from guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker wants to control from the top but Hitman keeps moving.
Rocker throws a strike but Hitman rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Rocker is adopting a defensive guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Adolf Hitman will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Hitman fakes the leg kick and cracks Rocker in the body.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Hitman. Rocker shrugs it off though.
Hitman throws a hook to the side of Rocker's head but Rocker sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A slow jab from Hitman misses its intended target.
Hitman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Rocker with a nice cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hitman works over Rocker's head and body with a nice combination.
Hitman throws a lazy body kick
and Rocker counters with an inside leg kick.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hitman.
Hitman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rocker stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hitman on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Hitman throws a sloppy body shot
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker works the jab nicely.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Hitman as he jumps to the side.
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Hitman's shoulder, as Hitman tries to avoid the shot.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rocker darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rocker swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Hitman cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hitman checks a leg kick nicely.
Hitman is looking for a counter combo.
Hitman blocks a leg kick.
Hitman throws an off balance right hand
and Rocker counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rocker drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hitman shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hitman lands with a good body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hitman.
Rocker misses with an uppercut
and Hitman counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rocker's jab looks to have found its range, popping Hitman under the eye.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Hitman's leg. Hitman is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rocker punishes Hitman's body with a nice straight punch.
Hitman scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A low kick from Rocker misses
and Hitman counters with a nice body shot.
The crowd cheers as Rocker lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hitman doesn't seem phased though.
Nice uppercut there from Hitman.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hitman throws a body shot but no joy.
Hitman slaps away a takedown attempt from Rocker, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Rocker tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Hitman swivels and escapes.
Adolf Hitman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hitman.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Hitman avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Rocker scores with a head kick.
Hitman lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rocker is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Hitman moves out of range easily.
Hitman is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rocker.
Hitman throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rocker misses with the combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hitman lands with an uppercut that bounces Rocker off the cage and back into range.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
It looked like Hitman wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
A clash of legs there as Hitman blocks the low kick.
It appears Hitman was looking to counter with a kick there.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker moves away from the strike by Hitman.
Rocker thows a leg kick but Hitman checks it
and Hitman counters with a three punch combo that has Rocker backing up. Rocker nods at Hitman to acknowledge the strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rocker buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rocker slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hitman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Adolf Hitman.
I think Hitman has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. 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 James Glass scores the fight 48:48
Judge William Gold scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:50

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker retains his welterweight title!
A very excited looking Ricky Rocker rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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pop
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RATING
73%

 

Event: T154 Chief vs Rocker     
Date:   Aug 05, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Chief Tappenahomma and Ricky Rocker. Tappenahomma comes to the cage accompanied by Tatanka. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Ricky Rocker enters the cage!

180 cm
28
181 lbs
19 - 5 - 2
180 cm
36
170 lbs
38 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hellbent
Hell's Balls Recovery (160)

Sully's Bar & Grill
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Chief Tappenahomma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Richard Clark and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice defenses there by Rocker.
Rocker looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rocker moves out of range as Tappenahomma throws a body kick.
Rocker has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Tappenahomma is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Tappenahomma gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Tappenahomma bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tappenahomma throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker connects with the punch.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tappenahomma tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rocker misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
An attempted straight right counter from Tappenahomma misses the target.
Tappenahomma has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Tappenahomma scores with a jab.
Tappenahomma moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tappenahomma takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Chief Tappenahomma is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The crowd cheers as Rocker lands an impressive looking overhand right. Tappenahomma doesn't seem phased though.
Tappenahomma misses the shot to the body.
Rocker wants to land a leg kick but Tappenahomma is out of range.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Tappenahomma sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Tappenahomma is looking to counter the offense by Rocker and move into the clinch.
No luck for Rocker with that takedown attempt.
Tappenahomma takes one to the chin there.
A low kick from Tappenahomma misses

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Tappenahomma's guard.
Rocker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Tappenahomma pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Tappenahomma keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker content to stall in guard here.
Rocker trying to control but Tappenahomma is working from the bottom.
Tappenahomma pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Rocker lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rocker accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rocker pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Tappenahomma is keeping the position for now.
Rocker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Tappenahomma keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker throws a strike but Tappenahomma rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Rocker is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Rocker looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looking for a sweep. Not yet Rocker, not yet.

Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Tappenahomma gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rocker has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Tappenahomma has passed into side control.
Rocker is trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rocker's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rocker duly obliges.
Tappenahomma takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rocker connects with a jab.
Rocker takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.
Tappenahomma tries to bum rush Rocker with a series of wild strikes but Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tappenahomma sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tappenahomma on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rocker listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
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!
Rocker lands with a nice body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good work by Tappenahomma as he checks the leg kick.
Tappenahomma appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
letting Tappenahomma counter with a right hand.
Rocker slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rocker throws a combination. Tappenahomma tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Tappenahomma on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Tappenahomma makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Rocker really felt that one!
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Tappenahomma misses the shot to the body.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rocker works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tappenahomma ducks right into an uppercut from Rocker.
Tappenahomma pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tappenahomma takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Tappenahomma uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Tappenahomma slips the punch.
Rocker thuds a left hand into Tappenahomma's body.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Tappenahomma checks it.
Tappenahomma loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Tappenahomma moved out of range nicely.
A punch combination from Rocker misses.
Rocker swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Tappenahomma to counter with a crisp jab.
A big right from Rocker misses.
A quick step to the side and Tappenahomma tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rocker.
Tappenahomma rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.
Rocker scores with a crisp jab that stopped Tappenahomma in his tracks.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Tappenahomma bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker throws a leg kick
letting Tappenahomma counter with a right hand.
Tappenahomma avoids a punch combination nicely.
It looked like Tappenahomma wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Tappenahomma ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tappenahomma.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Tappenahomma's calf.
Rocker cracks Tappenahomma with a right hand to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tappenahomma takes one on the button.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rocker, as that shot connected.
Rocker slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Tappenahomma avoids a kick to the body.
Tappenahomma throws a counter high kick but Rocker was just alert enough to avoid it.
Tappenahomma takes one on the button.
Tappenahomma digs a good body shot into Rocker's ribs.
Tappenahomma misses with a body punch
and Rocker counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Tappenahomma is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A bone on bone clash there as Tappenahomma blocks the leg kick.
Rocker defending well as Tappenahomma loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker throws a sloppy body shot

and Tappenahomma holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Tappenahomma's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Rocker throws a series of punches but Tappenahomma avoids them all with ease.
Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Tappenahomma's sensitive parts.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Tappenahomma on the side of the head.
Tappenahomma ducks right into an uppercut from Rocker.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

Rocker closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Tappenahomma to the mat! Tappenahomma manages to get full guard.
Tappenahomma keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker throws an elbow that misses. Tappenahomma uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rocker's guard. Nice move by Tappenahomma!


Rocker is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Tappenahomma is stalling in the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker wants to sweep but no luck.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Tappenahomma tries to free his leg and advance position but Rocker is retaining full guard.
Tappenahomma controls from within his opponent's guard.
Tappenahomma wants to control from the top but Rocker keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rocker being controlled here, momentarily.

Rocker is looking for a triangle here but Tappenahomma uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Rocker tries to bench press Tappenahomma off him but Tappenahomma keeps the position.
Rocker is trying to work for a sweep but Tappenahomma has mounted him!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Rocker is in bad spot here.
Rocker looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tappenahomma keeps control of the position as Rocker tries to break free.
Ricky Rocker has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tappenahomma is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Rocker tries to escape but Tappenahomma has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Rocker turns into Tappenahomma and is now in his guard.
Tappenahomma avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker looking to sit in guard and control but Tappenahomma gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Rocker looking for a triangle here. Tappenahomma is fighting it but it looks tight! Rocker pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Tappenahomma is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Ricky Rocker!
Ricky Rocker was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: Syn 458 - Falcon vs. Rocker 2     
Date:   Jul 21, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Project Falcon and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

174 cm
28
168 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
180 cm
36
170 lbs
37 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Perkele!

Sully's Bar & Grill
Bullet Proof System



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 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Project Falcon!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Falcon tries to work over Rocker's front leg with a kick but Rocker checks it.
And Rocker tries to counter it with a takedown but Falcon pushes his down on his head and steps out.
A punch lands to the side of Falcon 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcon was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Nice cross by Rocker.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker connects with a body shot that sends Falcon's belly button to the back.
Falcon lands with an overhand left.
A low kick from Falcon is predictable there

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Falcon's guard.
Falcon utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Falcon trying to control the position here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker stops Falcon from standing up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker trying to move into half guard but instead Falcon has managed to sweep!

Rocker lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rocker content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Falcon can't keep his opponent in guard - Rocker advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Falcon wants to control but Rocker passes into side.
Falcon is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker working away.
Falcon is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Rocker is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Falcon pushes Rocker away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Rocker gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Falcon is not content to let Rocker control the position.
Falcon parries the strikes from Rocker easily there. Rocker is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Falcon to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker laying and praying for a moment but Falcon takes advantage and regains half guard.
Rocker thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Rocker is nestled in close to Falcon, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Falcon wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Falcon is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Rocker's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Rocker's back!
Rocker wants to escape the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker is still trying to improve position.
Rocker trying to control the hands but Falcon breaks the grip.
Rocker manages to reverse the position and now he's in Falcon's guard. Nice work there by Rocker.
Rocker throws a big elbow that misses.
Falcon being controlled here, momentarily.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Falcon is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
That's time! Falcon's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Falcon misses with a looping left.
Falcon stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rocker.
Falcon throws a half hearted mid kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Falcon.
Falcon on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Falcon.
Falcon needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Falcon looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Falcon misses with a straight left.
Falcon takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Falcon fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Falcon knows he should have avoided that one.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crunch! Rocker slams his shin into Falcon's torso.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1-2. Rocker obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Falcon on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker tries to land a leg kick but Falcon saw it coming and moves away.
Falcon is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Falcon tried to score with a low kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rocker connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Falcon momentarily.
That kick from Rocker tenderised Falcon's leg. Falcon is trying to keep his angry face on.
Project Falcon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Falcon thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker lands with a straight right. Falcon didn't see that one coming.
Falcon fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Falcon gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Falcon.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Falcon but Falcon pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Falcon's head but Falcon sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
No joy there for Rocker, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Falcon walks into a left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Falcon lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Falcon misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Falcon. Falcon obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker throws a predictable looking body shot
and Falcon counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rocker's knee momentarily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Falcon.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Falcon.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Falcon throws out the jab.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Falcon on the side of the head.
Falcon connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rocker shoots and misses
and Falcon makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rocker feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Falcons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rocker throws the kick towards the body but Falcon avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Falcon misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Falcon is out of range.
Rocker thuds a left hand into Falcon's body.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Falcon thuds his shin into the meat of Rocker's side.
Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Falcon.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Falcon.
Rocker slips a straight right by Falcon.
Rocker is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Falcon gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rocker.
Rocker throws a sloppy body shot
and Falcon counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Falcon moves out of range of the leg kick from Rocker.
Falcon takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rocker stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Falcon moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Falcon looks to land a left hand but Rocker moved out of range nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker shoots in looking for a takedown but Falcon manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Rocker's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Project Falcon has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon walks into a left hand.
Falcon scores with a push kick.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Falcon thumps Rocker with a low kick.
Rocker has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Falcon throws a right and a left that both miss.
Good leg kick by Falcon there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Falcon.
Rocker changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Falcon misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Rocker throws a body kick that misses.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
Rocker is looking to slow Falcon down with leg kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Falcon has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Falcon there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rocker tries to land a body kick
and Falcon counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Falcon takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.

Rocker closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Ricky Rocker has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rocker working the head with strikes.
Falcon looking for a sweep but Rocker has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Falcon can't escape the position.
Rocker lands a big shot there that rocks Falcon but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker breaks from Falcon's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Rocker throws some wild stikes that Falcon manages to avoid easily.
Rocker tries to control but Falcon wriggling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poor strikes thrown by Rocker there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Rocker landing punches.
Rocker thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Rocker can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Falcon is looking to escape.
Falcon blocking the ground and pound.
Rocker trying to control but Falcon is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon tries to hold on but Rocker postures up.
Falcon holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Rocker tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Rocker working the ground and pound effectively.
Rocker working the ground and pound effectively.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon blocking the ground and pound.
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocker avoids the attempt from Falcon to control.
Rocker throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Poor strikes thrown by Rocker there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Rocker lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Rocker raining down shots from the mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Rocker connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Rocker connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Rocker lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker landing strikes from the mount and Falcon is in trouble!
Falcon wants to control but Rocker is having none of it.
Rocker throwing strikes here but Falcon is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rocker misses with a shot to the body
letting Falcon counter with a right hand.
Falcon misses with a kick to the body.
Falcon scores with a sloppy right hand. Rocker should have avoided that one.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Falcon on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Falcon throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Falcon.
Rocker jabs Falcon to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Some bone on bone action there as Falcon checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon connects with a crisp jab.
Falcon lands with an overhand left.
Rocker's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker throws the left hand but Falcon avoids the punch easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Falcon moves out of range of the body kick from Rocker.
Falcon looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker cracks Falcon with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Falcon lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Rocker has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rocker and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Nice sprawl there from Falcon as Rocker shoots in.
Falcon half committed to a counter leg kick.

Rocker feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Falcon working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rocker.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Falcon keeps moving.
Rocker tries to free his leg and advance position but Falcon is retaining full guard.
Rocker trying to control but Falcon is working from the bottom.
Rocker throws an elbow that misses. Falcon uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rocker's guard. Nice move by Falcon!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

Rocker working for a triangle but Falcon defends it easily.

Rocker is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Rocker trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Falcon happy to just control the position for now.
Rocker tries to improve position but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Rocker manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Rocker trying to control the action but Falcon is working from the bottom.
Ground and pound from Rocker.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rocker missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that fourth 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. And we move into the final round!


Rocker avoids the body shot from Falcon.
A telegraphed right hand from Rocker misses the target.
Rocker punishes Falcon's body with a nice straight punch.
Rocker swings away with a body shot that misses
and Falcon counters with an outside leg kick.
Rocker misses with a leg kick.
Falcon misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Rocker to counter with a crisp jab.
Falcon scores with the left hand. Rocker knows he should have avoided that one.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
A left lands for Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rocker throws out the jab.
Falcon scores with a body shot.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Jab from Falcon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A jab from Falcon misses.
Falcon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rocker throws a hook but Falcon avoids it easily.
Rocker scores with a shot to the body.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd cheers as Rocker lands an impressive looking overhand right. Falcon doesn't seem phased though.
Falcon looks for the body kick but Rocker saw that one coming.
Falcon throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Falcon saw that one coming.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Project Falcon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a chopping leg kick but Falcon manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rocker slips under a jab from Falcon.
Rocker lets loose with a powerful body kick. Falcon will feel that in the morning.
Falcon tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A big left from Falcon misses.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Falcon. That did some damage!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rocker!
Rocker scores with a decent looking hook.
A slow jab from Falcon misses its intended target.
Rocker lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Falcon circles away quickly and effectively.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
Rocker throws a series of punches but Falcon avoids them all with ease.
Falcon quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Falcon is just out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Falcon misses with a straight right.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Falcon thows a leg kick but Rocker checks it

and Rocker counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Falcon!
Rocker scoring with punches and elbows.
Rocker working the head and body with strikes.
Rocker scores with punches from side control.
Falcon regains half guard there - taking advantage of Rocker's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Rocker wants to lay and pray for a moment but Falcon keeps working.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Falcon's head.
Rocker wants to lay and pray for a moment but Falcon keeps working.
Falcon is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Rocker scores with a couple of nice shots.
Rocker with the ground and pound but Falcon uses the opportunity to regain guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Falcon is looking for a triangle here but Rocker uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rocker has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 44:50
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 44:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker is the new welterweight champion!
Ricky Rocker bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 456 - Wein vs. Diego 3     
Date:   Jul 12, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Galdra Kiddi. Rocker comes to the cage accompanied by Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Galdra Kiddi told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Galdra Kiddi!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rocker scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Kiddi is trying to maintain the position but Rocker is very close to passing his half guard.
Kiddi is staying active underneath Rocker, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Kiddi is looking to improve his position.
Kiddi is holding on to half guard well.
Rocker is figuring out what he wants to do next.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kiddi wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Kiddi looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
Rocker lands with an overhand left.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Kiddi's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rocker landing with the ground and pound.
Rocker throwing strikes but missing.
Rocker controlling from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi pulls Rocker in close to his closed guard and prevents Rocker from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Kiddi keeps moving.
Kiddi bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Rocker's guard.


Rocker escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kiddi gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Rocker is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rocker looking for a guillotine here but Kiddi defends easily.
Kiddi trying to control the position from guard on top but Rocker is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kiddi might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Rocker haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's four 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.
Rocker looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kiddi is one step ahead there.
Rocker working a defensive guard here.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Rocker is on top in guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Rocker's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Rocker throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Kiddi darts in and clinches Rocker up against the cage.

Rocker has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Kiddi clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Rocker throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch.
Rocker has the hooks in. Kiddi is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Ricky Rocker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rocker scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
I really don't envy Kiddi right now.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Rocker.
Kiddi prevents Rocker from getting a body triangle.
Kiddi takes a big shot to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi prevents Rocker from getting a body triangle.
Rocker connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for Kiddi to escape the position.
Kiddi tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Rocker tries to control but Kiddi wriggling away.
Rocker has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Rocker with good strikes from the mount here!
Kiddi tries to hold on but Rocker postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries to control but Kiddi wriggling away.
Rocker has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Kiddi's face.
Kiddi in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Rocker wants to control the pace but Kiddi is squirming around nicely.
Kiddi is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Rocker breaks from Kiddi's wrist control and lands an elbow.

It looks like Galdra Kiddi has been cut.
Rocker looking to control but Kiddi is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Rocker putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Kiddi wants to hold on but Rocker pushes him away.
Kiddi is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kiddi gets back to half guard.
Kiddi is trying to get back to full guard.
Kiddi wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Kiddi moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Kiddi is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Rocker scoring with some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Galdra Kiddi's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Kiddi gets caught napping as Rocker dives in and scores a takedown. Kiddi manages to retain guard.
Kiddi has control of Rocker's left arm, preventing Rocker from doing any damage.
Kiddi is trying to keep Rocker in close.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Kiddi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rocker stands up over Kiddi, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Kiddi keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi has momentary wrist control but Rocker slips an elbow through the middle.
Rocker throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kiddi works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Kiddi utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Kiddi seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Kiddi keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Kiddi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Rocker misses the target.
Kiddi misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rocker makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kiddi can do to turn this around?
Kiddi ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi moves out of range of the body kick.
Kiddi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Kiddi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kiddi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Kiddi.
Rocker was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kiddi moves out of range of the leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kiddi scores with a body shot.
Rocker wants to slow Kiddi down by chopping away at his legs.
Kiddi wants to clinch up but Rocker keeps it at a distance.
Kiddi connects with a crisp jab.
Kiddi is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Rocker rather than just go for the knockout.
Rocker fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kiddi looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kiddi misses the jab.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker checks a leg kick nicely.
Rocker thuds a left hand into Kiddi's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kiddi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker tries to score with a low kick but Kiddi moves his leg out of the way.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Kiddi slips the punch.
Rocker digs a good body shot into Kiddi's ribs.
Kiddi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kiddi.

Rocker looking to score a takedown here. Kiddi is defending well but Rocker drives through and ends up in Kiddi's guard.
Rocker forces his way into half guard.
Rocker slips a nice elbow through Kiddi's hands, connecting with Kiddi's forehead.
Kiddi wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy.
Rocker controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi is looking to get back to full guard here but Rocker has managed to pass to side control instead.
Rocker laying and praying for a moment but Kiddi takes advantage and regains half guard.
Kiddi trying to control from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Kiddi looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Galdra Kiddi's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Kiddi fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kiddi wants to land a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kiddi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kiddi ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Kiddi thuds a left hand into Rocker's body.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Kiddi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rocker throws a series of punches but Kiddi moves out of range.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Kiddi shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Rocker but Rocker pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A jab from Rocker misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rocker.
Kiddi lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi is looking to clinch.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses.
Kiddi moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
A solid body kick from Rocker.

Kiddi takes the fight into the clinch.
Kiddi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rocker.
Rocker tries a body shot but Kiddi blocks it.
A short left from Kiddi.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Kiddi misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker works on Kiddi's body with a couple of short punches.
Kiddi misses with a body punch.
Rocker lands a body punch.
Kiddi has a couple of punches blocked by Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a punch on the inside.
Kiddi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kiddi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kiddi tries a body shot but Rocker blocks it.
Kiddi misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Rocker breaks from the clinch.
Kiddi bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Rocker's head backwards.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Kiddi jumps back.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Kiddi is looking to clinch.
A head kick misses from Kiddi.
Kiddi takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rocker tests Kiddi's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kiddi moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Kiddi tries to avoid it but Rocker manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Kiddi to the ground. Kiddi escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Kiddi throws a leg kick

and Rocker counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Rocker.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rocker accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

Rocker got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kiddi has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Rocker has managed to get both his arms back between Kiddi's legs - danger averted.
Rocker throws a strike but Kiddi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Kiddi scoring with some ground and pound.
Rocker keeping full guard, as Kiddi tries to pass.
Kiddi engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rocker keeping moving, preventing Kiddi from controlling successfully.
Rocker seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Kiddi trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kiddi stopping the sweep attempt from Rocker.
Rocker not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker had his way with Galdra Kiddi in that round.
The cut man is working on Galdra Kiddi's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


A bone on bone clash there as Rocker blocks the leg kick.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Kiddi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Kiddi ducks down to avoid it.
Kiddi throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Kiddi tries to clinch there but Rocker circles away.
Rocker takes a swing at Kiddi's ribcage but misses.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Kiddi's legs.
Rocker tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kiddi is able to avoid easily.
Kiddi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rocker doesn't seem bothered though.
Kiddi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
Kiddi scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker thumps Kiddi with a low kick.
Kiddi takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A low kick from Kiddi is predictable there

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kiddi trying to control but Rocker postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Kiddi trying to hold on to Rocker's head to control him but Rocker postures up.
Kiddi is staying active underneath Rocker, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Rocker controlling the action here.
Rocker sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kiddi defending well though.
Galdra Kiddi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rocker trying to mount his opponent but Kiddi defends it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Kiddi clinches with his opponent.
Kiddi lands with a right to the head.

Kiddi is fighting off a takedown attempt but Rocker is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Kiddi to the mat. Kiddi regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Kiddi manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rocker manages to get himself to full guard.

Kiddi postures up and lands a big shot to Rocker's brow.
Rocker wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi wants to control from the top but Rocker keeps moving.
Rocker looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kiddi working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Kiddi postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kiddi working some strikes from top position.
Kiddi throwing strikes from guard but Rocker blocks nicely.
Kiddi working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Kiddi looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Rocker has his foot on Kiddi's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Kiddi works his way back into a safe position though.
Kiddi throwing strikes but missing.
Kiddi throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kiddi misses with a wild body shot.
A shot to the body from Kiddi misses
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Rocker, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Syn 451 - Wein vs. Dzhumagalie     
Date:   Jun 23, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Project Falcon. Rocker comes into the arena with Ki:Theory - Stand By Me blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
36
170 lbs
36 - 11 - 0
174 cm
28
168 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

Perkele!



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 36 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Project Falcon!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Falcon's corner calls for a 1-2. Falcon obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Falcon defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Falcon missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rocker appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Falcon steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rocker. That one must have hurt.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Falcon counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Falcon missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rocker takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Rocker misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A looping hook to the body misses from Falcon. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Falcon lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Falcon counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Falcon staying out of range there.
Falcon ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker checks a leg kick.
Falcon takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
and Falcon counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rocker's knee momentarily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Falcon down.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Rocker changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Danga de danga de dang - Falcon scores with a four punch combination!
Falcon checks a leg kick.
Rocker shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A swing and a miss from Falcon.
Falcon misses with a looping right.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice takedown defense from Falcon. No joy for Rocker on that attempt.
Falcon appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rocker.
Rocker dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Falcon counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Falcon is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rocker sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rocker tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Falcon defends well and Rocker ends up having to push Falcon into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Rocker takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Falcon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Falcon takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Falcon feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Falcon moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Falcon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jab from Rocker.
Rocker checks a leg kick.
Falcon slips a jab from Rocker.
Falcon chopping away at his opponent's legs.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
Rocker cracks the inside of Falcon's front leg.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Falcon is out of range.
Falcon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rocker lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Falcon misses.
Rocker changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Falcon avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Falcon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker shoots in looking for a takedown but Falcon manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Rocker's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rocker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A lazy left from Rocker finds it's target.
Falcon is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
Falcon does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Falcon checks it.
Project Falcon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Falcon.
A little feinted left hand from Rocker on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rocker scores with a one two! Falcon had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Rocker scores with a nice right hand.
Rocker misses the jab.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rocker looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Falcon is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Rocker had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Falcon misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Falcon throws a wild body kick that Rocker sees coming a mile off.
Rocker throws a head kick that half lands.
A solid body kick from Rocker.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rocker.
Falcon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker lands a glancing blow to the side of Falcon's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Falcon misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcon was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
A solid body kick from Rocker.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rocker misses with a body shot
enabling Falcon to counter with a crisp jab.
Rocker attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Falcon looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Falcon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Good work by Falcon as he checks the leg kick.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Falcon.
Good exchange - Rocker coming out on top.
A jab from Falcon finds it's way through Rocker's defenses.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Falcon dodges the punch combination from Rocker.
Falcon looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rocker looking to land some kicks to the body here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker tries to move into range but Falcon moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Falcon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker motions for Falcon to come forward. Rocker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Rocker throws a push kick but Falcon slaps the foot to one side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Falcon swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rocker throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Falcon counter with a right hand.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Falcon takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Falcon lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Falcon waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
A bone on bone clash there as Falcon blocks the leg kick.
Falcon throws the kick towards the body but Rocker avoids it.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Falcon's head.
Falcon blocks a jab.
Falcon throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Falcon thows a left - swing and a miss!
Falcon misses with an uppercut.
Rocker walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Falcon moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Falcon avoids the head kick by Rocker.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker throws a hook but Falcon blocks it.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Falcon lands a lovely overhand right.
Rocker tries a low kick but Falcon avoids it.
Falcon moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Falcon scores with a sloppy right hand. Rocker should have avoided that one.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Falcon connects with a body shot.
Rocker stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Falcon.
Rocker avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries to score with a low kick but Falcon moves his leg out of the way.

Rocker feints and as Falcon raises his hands in defense, Rocker changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.

Falcon has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Rocker off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Falcon misses with a hook.
Rocker takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Falcon lands a jab to Rocker's midsection.
Rocker throws a wild body kick that Falcon sees coming a mile off.
Falcon is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Decent striking displayed by Falcon there.
Rocker throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Falcon's waist but Falcon gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Rocker off to one side.
Falcon throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Falcon misses with an uppercut. Rocker saw that one coming.
Falcon looks to land a body kick but Rocker moved away.
Falcon swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Falcon's head.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Falcon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker digs a good hook to Falcon's body.
Rocker takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Falcon ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Falcon.
Rocker backing away here, and Falcon unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Rocker takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Falcon throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Rocker is looking to counter punch.
Falcon tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Falcon wants to land a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker wants to land a leg kick but Falcon is out of range.
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Project Falcon will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rocker is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Falcon blocks the body kick.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Falcon moves out of range of the body kick.
Falcon feints a counter leg kick.
Rocker throws a combination. Falcon tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Falcon misses with a looping left.
Falcon lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Falcon lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Falcon moves out of range easily.
Falcon's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Falcon tries to move into range but Rocker moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Falcon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Falcon misses with a leg kick.
Danga de danga de dang - Falcon scores with a four punch combination!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A left lands for Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Falcon, right into the meat.
Rocker works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Rocker listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Falcon.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker avoids the head kick by Falcon.
Falcon throws a shot to the body.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcon was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Falcon works the jab nicely.
Rocker swings for the body but Falcon moves out of range.
Falcon throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rocker counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Rocker tries to counter with a takedown but Falcon is quick to defend against it.
Falcon checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker blocks the body kick.
Falcon throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Falcon tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Falcon misses the shot to the body.
Falcon misses the shot to the body.
Rocker tests Falcon's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A swing and a miss from Falcon.
Falcon tries to score with a low kick but Rocker moves his leg out of the way.
Falcon slips under a jab.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Falcon.
Rocker tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Falcon scores with a leg kick.
Rocker takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Falcon digs a good body shot into Rocker's ribs.
Rocker lands with a cross.
Falcon misses with a leg kick.
Falcon keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Falcon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker motions for Falcon to come forward. Rocker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A punch combination from Rocker misses.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Falcon sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Falcon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker blocks a low kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Falcon. That one must have hurt.
Rocker shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Falcon pinned against the cage. Falcon gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Rocker has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Falcon.
Rocker misses with a hook. Falcon ducked under it nicely.
Falcon let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Falcon has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Falcon scores with a crisp jab that stopped Rocker in his tracks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker scores with a jab to the head.
Falcon takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Falcon throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Project Falcon just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker checks a low kick from Falcon.
Falcon throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Falcon tried to score with a low kick but Rocker checks it.
Falcon takes one to the side of the head.
Falcon bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Falcon lands a leg kick that knocks Rocker off balance momentarily.
Rocker lands a nice hook to Falcon's body. Falcon takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Falcon chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker misses with a body shot
and Falcon counters with a body kick.
Rocker checks a leg kick nicely.
Falcon moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Falcon throws out the jab.
Nice shot by Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses the jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Falcon blocks the leg kick.
The fighters circling - Falcon throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Falcon moves out of range of the leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rocker uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rocker keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Falcon has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Falcon there as he acknowledges the shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Falcon is out of range.
Jab by Rocker.
Falcon throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Falcon throws a nice outside leg kick.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Falcon's guard.
Falcon trying to control the position here.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Falcon is keeping the position.
Rocker is working hard here to advance position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Rocker is looking to work some ground and pound but Falcon has wrist control.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Falcon swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Falcon moves away.
Rocker scores with a hook to the body. Falcon takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rocker lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Falcon at a distance.
A jab from Falcon misses.
Rocker scores with a head kick.
Rocker lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a jab to the nose.
Rocker swings for the body but Falcon moves out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rocker, as that shot connected.
Falcon throws a leg kick which misses Rocker's front leg but catches the back leg as Rocker tries to avoid it.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
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!
A clash of legs there as Falcon blocks the low kick.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1-2. Rocker obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Falcon wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Falcon moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker had his way with Project Falcon in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Rocker misses with a hook. Falcon ducked under it nicely.
Falcon slips a straight right by Rocker.
Rocker staying out of range there.
That kick from Falcon tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Falcon stuffs the takedown attempt from Rocker. Rocker gets slowly back to his feet.
Falcon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Falcon lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Rocker has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rocker and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Falcon staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon thows a left - swing and a miss!
Falcon jabs Rocker to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rocker misses with a hook. Falcon ducked under it nicely.
Rocker slips a straight right by Falcon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon scores with a hook.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Falcon.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker checks the leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Falcon.
Falcon bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A big left from Falcon misses.
Falcon tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Falcon.
Falcon throws a solid leg kick but Rocker takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Falcon.
Rocker throwing a counter right hand but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Rocker swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Falcon counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rocker's knee momentarily.
Rocker slips a straight right by Falcon.
Falcon swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Falcon connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rocker. Rocker circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rocker takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Falcon checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Falcon sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Falcon tries to bum rush Rocker with a series of wild strikes but Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker misses with a body kick.
Falcon is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Falcon throws a low kick but Rocker moves out of range easily.
Rocker takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Falcon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
Falcon throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Falcon. That did some damage!
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Falcon.
Rocker scores with a hook.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker thumps Falcon with a low kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Falcon.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Falcon's head but Falcon sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Falcon was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Falcon ducks down to avoid it.
Falcon counters with a body kick.
Falcon throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Falcon's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rocker under the eye.
A looping hook to the body misses from Falcon. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Rocker lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rocker misses with an uppercut
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Falcon feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rockers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Falcon connects with a looping right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Falcon takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Rocker misses the jab.
Falcon works Rocker's body with a nice hook.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Falcon sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Falcon tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Falcon.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Falcon shows good takedown defense.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Falcon.
Falcon scores with a punch to the head.
Rocker looks to land a body kick but Falcon moved away.
Falcon walks into a jab.
Falcon has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Rocker takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Falcon thows a left - swing and a miss!

And that's the end of the fight!
Project Falcon comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Falcon 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Project Falcon!

Project Falcon is the new welterweight champion!
A relieved looking Project Falcon thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: EVO 245     
Date:   May 21, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

182 cm
26
175 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
180 cm
35
170 lbs
35 - 11 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Perkele!
Invictus

Invictus
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Atkins and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Perälä swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Perälä shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rocker keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rocker connects with a crisp jab.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Perälä jumps back.
Rocker digs a good hook to Perälä's body.
Perälä slips a jab from Rocker.
Rocker takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä misses with a hook

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into side control. Perälä won't be happy with that.
Rocker taking a break here but Perälä is having none of it and regains half guard.
Perälä is trying to get back to full guard.
Rocker is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker is keen to just control but Perälä is a slippery customer.
Rocker takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Perälä is pressing down on Rocker's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Rocker won't allow Perälä to sweep him here.
Rocker controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Perälä pulls Rocker in close to his closed guard and prevents Rocker from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Rocker preventing the sweep.
Rocker is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Perälä pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä wants to slow Rocker down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Perälä is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Perälä shows good takedown defense.
Taisto Perälä is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A leg kick checked by Rocker.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
Rocker looks to land a body kick but Perälä moved away.
It appears Perälä was looking to counter with a kick there.
Perälä keeps Rocker at a distance using the push kick.
Rocker fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Perälä avoids it really well and circles away.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Perälä looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä misses with a leg kick

and Rocker counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Perälä!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Rocker working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Perälä is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker stalling away here and it's allowed Perälä to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

Perälä working for a triangle but Rocker defends it easily.
Rocker postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rocker scores with the left hand. Perälä knows he should have avoided that one.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
A low kick from Perälä misses

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Perälä keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rocker thows a huge punch but Perälä dodges it nicely.
Rocker throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rocker slows the pace down in half guard.
Rocker seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Perälä does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä won't allow Rocker to pass to mount.
Perälä is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rocker misses with a head shot. Perälä uses the momentum to regain guard.
Perälä not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rocker chips away with some ground and pound.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

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.
Perälä tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Rocker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
A left lands for Perälä.
Perälä connects with a jab.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A jab from Rocker finds it's way through Perälä's defenses.
Rocker wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä misses with the combination.
Rocker cracks Perälä with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rocker duly obliges.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Nice straight punches there by Rocker. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rocker.
Perälä misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Rocker lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä misses with a hook
and Rocker counters with a right hand to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rocker counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker scores with a spinning back kick!
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Perälä's sensitive parts.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perälä takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Perälä. Rocker shrugs it off though.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Rocker swinging wildly here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker slips a straight right by Perälä.
Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Rocker fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Perälä looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Perälä takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Perälä checks a low kick from Rocker.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Perälä misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rocker fails to land with a series of punches.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä misses with a leg kick

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Perälä's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Rocker tries to free his leg and advance position but Perälä is retaining full guard.
Ricky Rocker has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Perälä keeps moving.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Rocker's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Perälä keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Perälä preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rocker slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

Perälä looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Rocker has picked Perälä up and slammed him! Perälä can't keep hold of the triangle and Rocker manages to pass to side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
You can see the frustration on Perälä's face as Rocker controls the position.
Perälä can't do much from the bottom here.
Rocker wants to lay and pray for a moment but Perälä keeps working.
Perälä tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Rocker lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä is trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker trying to control the action but Perälä is working from the bottom.
Perälä prevents Rocker from improving position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body

so Rocker counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Perälä keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker looking to sit in guard and control but Perälä gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Rocker works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Rocker keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Perälä is looking for a sweep. Rocker is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Perälä is trying to maintain the position but Rocker is very close to passing his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker throws out a counter right but Perälä avoids it with no problem.
Rocker scores with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rocker checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rocker changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Rocker is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rocker thumps Perälä with a low kick.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Rocker counters with an inside leg kick.
Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Perälä defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Perälä.
Perälä misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Rocker catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with an uppercut

and Rocker counters with a shoot takedown. Perälä fights it but they end up in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rocker is one step ahead there.
Rocker content to stall in guard here.

Perälä working for a triangle but Rocker defends it easily.
Perälä working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker controlling from the top position.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Rocker throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rocker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Horrible takedown attempt by Rocker or perhaps it was just good defense by Perälä, which made it look bad.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rocker throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.
Rocker on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker lands a jab to Perälä's midsection.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rocker throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Rocker only half commits.
Perälä uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä slips a jab from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Rocker tests Perälä's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker misses with a wild combination.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
Perälä swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Perälä misses with a looping left.
Rocker looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rocker throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker keeps Perälä at a distance using the push kick.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
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!
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Rocker lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Perälä as he avoids it easily.
Perälä gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Rocker counters with a single leg into guard. Perälä didn't expect that.
Perälä preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Perälä can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Rocker controls the pace.
Perälä trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Perälä keeps moving.
Rocker postures up.
Perälä 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.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Perälä on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Perälä walks into a jab.
Rocker cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Rocker with a lazy takedown attempt
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Rocker shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rocker thows a body kick. Perälä tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker darts in looking for a takedown but Perälä gets double underhooks and turns Rocker into the cage.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rocker has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Syn 440 - Supernova VI     
Date:   May 13, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

165 cm
32
174 lbs
25 - 6 - 1
180 cm
35
170 lbs
34 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

On Tap (160Q & Laundry)
Museum of Monsters & Madmen

Invictus
Bullet Proof System



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 25 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino's corner calls for a 1-2. Hoshino obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rocker there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rocker shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rocker throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rocker catches Hoshino with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Rocker.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rocker tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rocker shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hoshino lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rocker scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rocker swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rocker misses with a left hand
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
Rocker connects with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Rocker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rocker needs to keep his hands up - Hoshino had a free shot at his head there.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Hoshino cracks Rocker with a good jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Rocker tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
It looks like Hoshino has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Rocker gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rocker takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Nice cross by Rocker.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Rocker feints a counter leg kick.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
As Rocker looks to move away, Hoshino throws a big counter combo but Rocker just gets out of the way.
Rocker throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rocker fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Rocker scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Hoshino cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.
Hoshino tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rocker slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hoshino slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rocker lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hoshino circles away quickly and effectively.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Hoshino's guard.

Hoshino has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Rocker off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rocker takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hoshino is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

Hoshino gets a clinch.
Rocker has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A short right from Hoshino.
Rocker prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.

Rocker's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Rocker tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Hoshino on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker swinging wildly here.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Rocker's ribs.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rocker can do to turn this around?
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Nice sprawl there from Hoshino as Rocker shoots in.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Rocker moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.

Hoshino moves into range and clinches up with Rocker.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Rocker.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.

Rocker manages to break the clinch.
Rocker swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Hoshino pushes Rocker up against the cage in a clinch.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.

Rocker pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and Rocker counters with a nice body shot.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Hoshino jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rocker counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a hook.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Rocker swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rocker throws a lazy body kick

and Hoshino counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Hoshino.
A right handed body shot lands from Rocker.
Rocker tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Rocker back against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nice body punch from Hoshino - that landed with a thud.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Rocker pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A good leg kick by Rocker.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rocker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
It looked like Hoshino was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino throws a hook but Rocker blocks it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a head kick.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Nice straight punches there by Rocker. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hoshino keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Rocker tries a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rocker takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Rocker ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rocker lands a head kick. Hoshino smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Rocker throws a left and a right that both miss
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Hoshino sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.
Rocker swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rocker.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rocker throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Good leg kick by Rocker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino tests Rocker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Hoshino as he avoids it easily.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker connects with a crisp jab.
A head kick by Rocker misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino throws a combination. Rocker tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Rocker counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rocker avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Rocker has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Rocker.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rocker slips a straight right by Hoshino.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Rocker lands a glancing blow to the side of Hoshino's head.
Hoshino on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Rocker feints a counter leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Rocker.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Rocker's belly button to the back.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Rocker throws a body kick that misses.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Rocker cracks Hoshino with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker misses with a left hand
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Nice uppercut lands for Rocker. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Rocker thuds his right hand into Hoshino's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Rocker throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Hoshino is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rocker.
Jab by Rocker.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker tries a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Rocker manages to circle out of the way.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Hoshino lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rocker circles away quickly and effectively.
Rocker with the counter takedown but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Rocker throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Hoshino is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rocker.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rocker throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

Hoshino clinches up against the cage.
Rocker working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Rocker's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoshino looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Good leg kick by Rocker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left and a right from Rocker both land. Nice combination.
Rocker lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker slips a jab from Hoshino.
Rocker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hoshino's head.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Rocker moved out of range.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rocker counters with a straight right hand.
Rocker scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rocker closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rocker, as that shot connected.
Hoshino takes a kick to the side of the head.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Rocker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hoshino is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rocker.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Rocker.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Rocker throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
Hoshino tries to counter by clinching up but Rocker breaks away and moves out of range.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Rocker.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.

Hoshino closes the distance and clinches.
Hoshino prevents the takedown attempt.
Rocker tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
Rocker is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rockers head.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Rocker blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Rocker controls the action.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

Rocker manages to break the clinch.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hoshino connects with a right hand. Rocker shakes it off.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
Rocker misses with a body shot
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rocker connects with the punch.
Rocker scores with a head kick.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
A little jabbing left from Rocker on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rocker throws a leg kick

and Hoshino counters by clinching up.
Rocker tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Rocker shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Hoshino eats them both and turns towards Rocker to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hoshino works Rocker's body with a nice hook.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Rocker is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Rocker appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a body kick.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Rocker with a hook.
Rocker connects with a jab.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rocker scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Rocker misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left and a right that stings Rocker.
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!
Rocker lands a nice looking body kick.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Hoshino's guard.

Hoshino has his feet on Rocker's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Rocker on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino works the jab nicely.
Rocker thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Hoshino tests Rocker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rocker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rocker misses with a right hand
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Hoshino was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
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!
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Hoshino wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Rocker cracks Hoshino with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rocker is looking to land body kicks.
Hoshino tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Rocker 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:48
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker is the new welterweight champion!
A less than humble Ricky Rocker misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: Syn 435 - Slinga vs. Dyson     
Date:   Apr 28, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Chiku Maneno. Rocker comes into the arena with Ki:Theory - Stand By Me blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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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 33 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chiku Maneno!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good exchange - Rocker coming out on top.
A left lands for Rocker.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rocker.

Rocker is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Maneno's half guard.
Rocker not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Maneno avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Rocker.
Maneno looks like he's trying to stand up.
Rocker seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Rocker missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Maneno told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Rocker working Maneno over with strikes.
Maneno tries to kick Rocker off but Rocker keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
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!

Rocker is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Maneno is just riding it out for now. Rocker eventually gives up the hold.
Rocker throwing shots but Maneno is blocking nicely.
Rocker sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maneno defending well though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker stops Maneno from getting back to his feet.
Rocker is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Rocker is nestled in close to Maneno, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Maneno blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rocker.
Rocker missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Rocker thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Maneno's head.
Rocker looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Maneno is trying to stand back up but Rocker is controlling him
Rocker takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Rocker working Maneno over with strikes.
Rocker thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Maneno keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rocker lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Maneno is trying to stand.
Rocker thows a huge punch but Maneno dodges it nicely.
Rocker slips a nice elbow through Maneno's hands, connecting with Maneno's forehead.
Rocker thows a huge punch but Maneno dodges it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maneno defending well though.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Maneno is defending well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rocker lands strikes from half guard.
Rocker working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Nice strikes from Rocker there.
Maneno really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rocker. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Maneno wants to get back to his feet.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rocker working Maneno over with strikes.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Rocker connects with a nice short shot to Maneno's temple.
Rocker lands with a punch from half guard.
Rocker lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Maneno pushes Rocker off looking to stand but Rocker dives back in and keeps control.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Rocker is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Maneno tries to kick Rocker off but Rocker keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Rocker working over Maneno with some ground and pound. Maneno looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Rocker landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Rocker missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Maneno wants to get back to his feet.
Rocker looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Maneno with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rocker tries to pass the half guard into mount. Maneno knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Rocker is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Maneno doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Rocker.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Maneno is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

Rocker is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Rocker connects with a nice short shot to Maneno's temple.
Rocker has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

Rocker is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Maneno is just riding it out for now. Rocker eventually gives up the hold.
Rocker throwing shots but Maneno is blocking nicely.
Rocker is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Rocker missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ground and pound from Rocker.
Rocker is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Rocker thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Maneno's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Rocker drives through with a takedown into guard.
Rocker works over Maneno with some ground and pound from guard.
Rocker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rocker landing with the ground and pound.
Rocker postures up in Maneno's guard and throws a big left but Maneno blocks it.
Rocker throws a big right hand that misses.

Maneno uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker moves out of range as Maneno strikes.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Maneno looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Maneno misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Maneno throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Rocker throws a wild body kick that Maneno sees coming a mile off.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Maneno misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maneno misses with a wild body shot.
Maneno throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt - Maneno sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Maneno knows he should have avoided that one.
Rocker moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Maneno misses with a wild body shot.
Maneno swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rocker avoids the body shot from Maneno.
Maneno throws the left hand but Rocker avoids the punch easily.
Rocker misses with a leg kick.
Maneno is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rocker with a body shot.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Maneno.
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Maneno digs a good hook to Rocker's body.
Maneno lands a right hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left lands for Rocker.
Maneno throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Maneno throws a right hand that misses
and Rocker counters with a nice uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Maneno.
Maneno throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Rocker shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Maneno manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Rocker lands a couple of digs.
Maneno keeping full guard, as Rocker tries to pass.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Maneno manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rocker lands with a right to the head.

Maneno escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rocker avoids the body shot from Maneno.
Maneno changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Rocker fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Maneno sprawls well initially but Rocker persists and gets the takedown into half guard.

Rocker is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Maneno doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Rocker.
Maneno wants to get back to his feet.
Rocker is pressing down on Maneno's thigh, looking to free his foot. Maneno is holding on for now.
Maneno has hold of Rocker's hands but Rocker slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Maneno can do to turn this around?
Rocker sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maneno defending well though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maneno blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rocker.
Maneno pushes Rocker off looking to stand but Rocker dives back in and keeps control.
Rocker looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Maneno with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Maneno on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Maneno blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rocker.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker drops an elbow to the side of Maneno's head.
Rocker missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Maneno on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Rocker not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rocker thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Rocker prevents Maneno from standing back up.
Rocker looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Maneno with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rocker lands strikes from half guard.
Maneno taking some punishment here, with Rocker in his half guard.
Maneno pushes Rocker off looking to stand but Rocker dives back in and keeps control.
Maneno on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Maneno takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker misses with the combination.

Rocker looking to score a takedown here. Maneno is defending well but Rocker drives through and ends up in Maneno's guard.
Maneno wants to stand and escape but Rocker is having none of it.
Rocker throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rocker prevents Maneno from getting back to his feet.

Maneno is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Rocker lands a hook that snaps the head of Maneno backwards.
Maneno looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Rocker has Maneno pressed against the cage, preventing Maneno from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
A left hand lands to the body for Rocker.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short right from Rocker on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Maneno manages to break the clinch.
Rocker lands a lovely overhand right.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rocker moves out of range as Maneno strikes.
It looks like Rocker has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Maneno is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Rocker rather than just go for the knockout.
Maneno swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
Rocker lands a jab to the nose.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Maneno looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker moves out of range as Maneno strikes.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Maneno lands with a hook. Rocker tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rocker scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
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!
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Maneno looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Maneno lands a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a right hook to the body.
Maneno misses with a body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
An inside leg kick lands from Rocker.
Rocker lunges at Maneno with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Maneno's hand.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Maneno sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Rocker.
Maneno tries to escape but Rocker is in control.

Rocker is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Maneno has escaped the position, nice work there.
Rocker working the head with strikes.
Rocker lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Maneno down.
Rocker landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker is chipping away with strikes.
Rocker cracks Maneno with an elbow. That is naaassty.

Maneno sneaks out the side door and pushes Rocker away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Maneno bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Maneno lands a right hook to the body.
A shot to the liver by Maneno. Beautiful body shot.
Maneno just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Maneno but Maneno pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Maneno scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Maneno punishes Rocker's body with a nice straight punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Maneno thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Maneno lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Maneno checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Maneno walks into a jab.

Rocker fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Maneno, pushing him back against the cage.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Maneno working hard to break the clinch.

Maneno escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Maneno walks into a stiff left hand from Rocker.
Jab by Maneno.
Maneno throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker lands a nice looking kick to the body. Maneno takes a step back to recover.
Rocker digs a good hook to Maneno's body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rocker lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Maneno has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Maneno and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Maneno misses with a right hand
and Rocker counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Chiku Maneno has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rocker has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:26
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:26
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

In his post fight interview, Ricky Rocker started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Syn 430     
Date:   Apr 02, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tony Benson and Ricky Rocker. Rocker comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ki:Theory - Stand By Me kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

179 cm
34
175 lbs
29 - 12 - 0
180 cm
35
170 lbs
32 - 11 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Museum of Monsters & Madmen

Bullet Proof System
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tony Benson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Atkins and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Benson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rocker is out of range and Benson settles back down.
Benson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jab from Rocker.
Rocker lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Benson connects with a crisp jab.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Benson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker is looking to land body kicks.
Rocker connects with a right hand. Benson shakes it off.
Benson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Benson tried to counter with a leg kick but Rocker avoided it.
Benson misses the jab.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Rocker 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.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
It appears Benson was looking to counter with a kick there.
A head kick misses from Rocker.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker delivers a nice body kick.
Rocker throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Benson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Rocker stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Benson ducks down to avoid it.
Benson ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Benson.
Rocker misses with the combination.
Benson feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Benson throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rocker buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rocker.
Benson feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Rocker throws a lazy head kick
and Benson counters with an outside leg kick.
Benson misses with a low kick.
Tony Benson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rocker jabs Benson right on the nose. Benson blinks but takes it well.
Rocker misses with a two punch combination.
Benson tries to score with a low kick but Rocker moves his leg out of the way.
Nice body kick there by Benson.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rocker throws the left hand but Benson avoids the punch easily.
Rocker looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rocker slips a straight right by Benson.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Benson was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
A lazy left from Rocker finds it's target.
Benson does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Rocker wants to slow Benson down by chopping away at his legs.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker scores with a body shot.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Rocker feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bensons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Benson lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Rocker has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rocker and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker throws an off balance right hand
and Benson counters with a straight right hand.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Benson counters with a thumping low kick.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Benson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Benson knows he should have avoided that one.
Rocker lands with a straight right. Benson didn't see that one coming.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker connects with a looping right hand.
Benson throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Benson swings widly with a right hand
and Rocker counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Benson dodges the punch combination from Rocker.
Benson checks a leg kick nicely.
Jab by Rocker.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Benson counters with a low kick, right behind Rocker 's knee.
Rocker takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Rocker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Benson's head.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Benson moves out of range easily.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Rocker is defended easily by Benson.
It looked like Benson was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Benson moves away and avoids it.
Benson misses with a low kick.
Benson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rocker throws a combination. Benson tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Benson jumps back.
Rocker with a hook.
Nice cross by Rocker.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Benson might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Benson looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker punishes Benson's body with a nice straight punch.
Rocker misses with a straight left.
Benson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Benson defends it well.
Rocker thuds a left hand into Benson's body.
Rocker checks the leg kick.
Rocker throws a body kick that misses.
Benson lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rocker will feel that in the morning.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Benson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rocker decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Benson is positioning himself well to prevent Rocker advancing to mount.
Rocker wants to advance to full mount but Benson doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Rocker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rocker with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Rocker not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rocker throws an elbow that misses. Benson uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rocker's guard. Nice move by Benson!


Rocker looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Benson preventing the sweep.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Rocker holds on and takes a little breather.

Rocker looking for subs off his back but Benson has passed one foot through into half guard.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Rocker wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benson trying to mount his opponent but Rocker defends it.
Rocker has a hand on Benson's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Benson takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Benson controlling the pace for now.
Rocker working to try and regain half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker wants to hold on but Benson pushes him away.
Rocker keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Benson sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker wants to hold on but Benson pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rocker throws out a loose jab but Benson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benson takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
Rocker pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rocker tries to score with a low kick but Benson moves his leg out of the way.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Benson cracks Rocker with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Benson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker looks for the body kick but Benson saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rocker cracks the inside of Benson's front leg.
Benson throws a lazy right hand but Rocker sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Benson defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Benson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Benson walks into a straight right hand from Rocker.
Rocker misses with an attempted mid kick.
Benson fires out a quick counter leg kick but Rocker just manages to avoid it.
An inside leg kick lands from Rocker.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
Rocker walks into a stiff left hand from Benson.
Benson clobbers Rocker with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Benson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
A low kick from Benson misses
and Rocker counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Benson's calf.
Rocker is looking to slow Benson down with leg kicks.
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Benson throws a leg kick but Rocker checks it.
Benson scores with a nice head shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker looks for the body kick but Benson saw that one coming.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Benson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Benson is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body
and Benson counters with an outside leg kick.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Benson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rocker is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Benson with a body shot.
Benson has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Benson throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Benson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Rocker moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker takes a swing at Benson's ribcage but misses.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Benson's head but Benson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Benson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Benson misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker lands a head shot.
Danga de danga de dang - Benson scores with a four punch combination!
A lazy left from Rocker finds it's target.
Rocker cracks Benson with a good jab.
Benson throws a right hand that misses
and Rocker counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Benson cracks Rocker with a good jab.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Benson connects with a solid leg kick.
Benson ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Benson tries to move into range but Rocker moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Benson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Benson jumps back.
Rocker moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rocker rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Benson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Rocker checks a low kick from Benson.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Benson throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Benson throws a lazy right hand but Rocker sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker tries a quick counter leg kick but Benson is wise to it.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker throws the left hand but Benson avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Benson walks into a left hand.
Rocker swings widly with a right hand
and Benson counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Benson scores with a jab to the body.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Benson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Benson walks into a straight right hand from Rocker.
Rocker connects with a single shot there.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Benson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A bone on bone clash there as Benson blocks the leg kick.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Benson counters with a thumping low kick.
Benson looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Benson connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
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!
Some bone on bone action there as Benson checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a takedown
and Benson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rocker avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Benson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Benson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rocker takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Benson checks a low kick from Rocker.
Benson misses with a hook
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Benson feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Benson lands with an uppercut that bounces Rocker off the cage and back into range.
Benson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rocker is out of range and Benson settles back down.
Rocker replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Benson blocks it well.
Benson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Benson looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands with a straight right. Benson didn't see that one coming.
Benson throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Benson's head but Benson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A counter left hand to the body from Benson misses its target.
Rocker throws a leg kick which misses Benson's front leg but catches the back leg as Benson tries to avoid it.
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!
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Benson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Benson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
Benson takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Benson misses with a low kick.
Rocker throws a jab when Benson was well out of range.
Rocker with a jab.
Rocker throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Rocker wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Benson is just out of range.
Benson misses with a body shot.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Rocker's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Benson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A cross from Rocker lands.
Benson tries to land a front kick but Rocker steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Rocker is predictable there
letting Benson counter with a right hand.
Benson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Benson moved away.
An attempted straight right counter from Benson misses the target.
Rocker lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Benson backs up against the cage.
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!
Benson scores with a hook to the body. Rocker takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rocker is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Nice defenses there by Benson.
Benson tried to counter with a leg kick but Rocker avoided it.
Benson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocker.
Benson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Rocker throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Rocker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Benson tries a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Benson throws a front kick aimed at Rocker's knee but Rocker avoids it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Benson with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Benson.
Rocker scores with a hook.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Benson but Benson pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Benson misses with a double jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Benson's head but Benson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Benson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Benson slips a jab and a cross from Rocker.
Rocker swinging wildly here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Rocker slips under a jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Benson throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Benson misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Benson misses with a looping right.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Benson.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little feinted left hand from Benson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rocker takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Benson takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rocker fails with the takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Benson.
Benson ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Benson misses with a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Benson moves out of range of the body kick from Rocker.
Benson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Benson wants it to stay on the feet.
Benson throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Tony Benson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Benson throws a lazy right hand but Rocker sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice uppercut there from Benson.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt
and Benson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Benson misses with an uppercut.
A little jabbing left from Rocker on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A head kick misses from Rocker.
Benson half committed to a counter leg kick.
Benson misses the shot to the body.
A nice combination there by Rocker.
Tony Benson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benson takes one to the side of the head.
Rocker fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Benson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Benson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker throws a right and a left that Benson avoids nicely.
Benson ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Benson misses with a right hand
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker scores with a nice strike.
Benson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker cracks Benson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rocker scores with a one two! Benson had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Benson's calf.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Rocker lands a two punch combo.
Benson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker tests Benson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Benson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A jab from Rocker finds it's way through Benson's defenses.
Benson takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rocker tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Benson throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker thuds his shin into the meat of Benson's side.
Benson misses with a leg kick.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Rocker 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge William Gold scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Syn 426 - Showdown     
Date:   Mar 17, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Simon Strange. Rocker comes into the arena with Ki:Theory - Stand By Me blaring out of the sound system. This should be a great matchup!

180 cm
35
170 lbs
31 - 11 - 0
175 cm
29
187 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Max Octane Fight Wear

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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 31 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Simon Strange!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Daniel Bishop and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker throws a head kick that misses.
The crowd cheers as Rocker lands an impressive looking overhand right. Strange doesn't seem phased though.
Strange throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker slips a jab and a cross from Strange.
Strange misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Strange shoots for a takedown but Rocker saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Strange swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rocker counters with an inside leg kick.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Strange looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Strange misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Rocker is looking to counter the offense by Strange and move into the clinch.
Strange chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
Strange lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Strange looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Strange is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rocker.
Some bone on bone action there as Strange checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Strange tries a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
Strange takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker checks the leg kick nicely there.
Strange slips a jab from Rocker.
Strange checks a low kick from Rocker.
Strange feints the counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Strange closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Strange lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rocker at a distance.
Strange feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rockers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Rocker tries to land a leg kick but Strange saw it coming and moves away.
Strange is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rocker feints and then cracks Strange's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Strange down.
Rocker scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Strange lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Strange fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
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!
Rocker wants to land a leg kick but Strange is out of range.
Rocker tries to clinch up but Strange circles away and keeps his distance.
Strange throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rocker moves out of range as Strange strikes.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Rocker throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Left hook, right uppercut from Strange.
Strange is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Rocker rather than just go for the knockout.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Strange uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Strange is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rocker checks a leg kick.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Strange's legs.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Strange on the side of the head.
Rocker throws a front kick aimed at Strange's knee but Strange avoids it well.
Strange tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Strange connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Strange's sensitive parts.
Rocker throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Rocker throws a leg kick which misses Strange's front leg but catches the back leg as Strange tries to avoid it.
Strange swats away the attempt to clinch by Rocker.
Strange throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Strange steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Strange uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And Strange tries to counter it with a takedown but Rocker pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rocker swings for the body but Strange moves out of range.
Strange takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Strange checks it well.
Strange tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Strange checks the leg kick.
Strange clobbers Rocker with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Strange swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Strange on the side of the head.
Strange scores with a jab to the body.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Strange.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Strange throws out a powerful jab.
Rocker lands a front kick.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Strange manages to avoid it.
Strange takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Strange looks to land a right hand but Rocker moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Strange looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Strange with the counter takedown but Rocker avoids it easily.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Strange.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Strange lands a really nice looking cross but Rocker seems unphased.
Strange ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rocker moves away.

Rocker drives through and clinches with Strange against the cage.
Rocker is working Strange over against the cage.

Strange drags the fight down to the ground.
Strange trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Strange wants to control the position but Rocker says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Strange misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Rocker looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Strange is staying active underneath Rocker, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
That's time! Rocker's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Strange avoids the head kick by Rocker.
Rocker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Strange.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Strange avoids the head kick by Rocker.
A bone on bone clash there as Strange blocks the leg kick.
And Strange tries to counter it with a takedown but Rocker pushes his down on his head and steps out.

Rocker moves into range and clinches up with Strange.
Strange is trying to pull guard but Rocker turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Rocker lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Strange.
Strange's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker has a couple of punches blocked by Strange.
Rocker working aggressively here.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Strange can do to turn this around?
Rocker tries to throw a body punch but Strange avoids it by throwing Rocker back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker misses with a short punch on the inside.
Strange jumps guard but Rocker stands there with Strange around his waist. Strange gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rocker fails to land.
Rocker scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Strange's elbow.
Strange wants a takedown.
Ricky Rocker has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Simon Strange.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Rocker struggles to land a body shot inside as Strange controls his hands.
Strange tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rocker just stands there and leans against the cage.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker prevents the takedown attempt.
Strange blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Strange drops down looking for an ankle pick but Rocker pulls his leg out and moves away.
Good leg kick by Rocker there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Rocker tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Strange paws at him with a jab and circles away.
And Strange tries to counter it with a takedown but Rocker pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rocker throws a right hand that Strange ducks under and follows up with a left that Strange also avoids with ease.
Donk. Strange catches Rocker right on the button with a cross.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Strange manages to avoid it.
Strange lands a nice shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Strange blocks the body kick.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Strange changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Strange throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker scores with the left hand. Strange knows he should have avoided that one.
Strange swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rocker lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Rocker slips under a jab.
Strange throws a combination that misses
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A jab from Strange misses.

Rocker moves into the clinch successfully.
Strange working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Strange drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Strange jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Rocker walks away with a smile on his face. Strange gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Strange moved away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Strange avoids the head kick by Rocker.
Strange with the counter takedown but Rocker avoids it easily.
Strange walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rocker scores with a leg kick.
Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Strange.

Rocker has managed to clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rocker fails to land.
Rocker tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Strange blocks a body shot from Rocker.
Strange is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Rocker is defending well.
Strange pushes Rocker back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Strange misses with a body punch.
Rocker stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Strange is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Rocker lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rocker digs a right hand underneath Strange's ribcage. Strange let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rocker can't find room to land a body shot as Strange controls the action.
Rocker lands with a right to the head.
Rocker fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
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!

Strange breaks from the clinch.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Strange.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rocker throws a low kick but Strange moves out of range easily.
Rocker throws a hook but Strange avoids it easily.
Strange fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Rocker is looking to slow Strange down with leg kicks.
Strange dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rocker. That did some damage!

Rocker gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Rocker struggles to land a body shot inside as Strange controls his hands.
Strange is trying to drag Rocker to the mat but Rocker just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Ricky Rocker has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Strange tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rocker just stands there and leans against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Strange checks it well.
Rocker throws a head kick that Strange semi-blocks.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Strange on the side of the head.
Strange blocks a low kick nicely.
Rocker lands with a hook. Strange tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Strange moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Rocker keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Strange works Rocker's body with a nice hook.
Rocker scores with a body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Strange jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
And Strange tries to counter it with a takedown but Rocker pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Strange throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws the left hand but Strange avoids the punch easily.
Strange feints the counter takedown.
Rocker avoids the body shot from Strange.
Rocker checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Strange misses with a straight left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Strange throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Rocker scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Strange throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Strange.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Strange slips the punch.
Strange tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Rocker.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Strange.
Nice sprawl there from Rocker as Strange shoots in.
Strange buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Strange moves out of range easily.
Strange with the counter takedown but Rocker avoids it easily.
A jab lands there for Strange.
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!
Rocker looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Strange's legs.

Strange shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Strange showed some decent athleticism there.
Rocker wants to control but Strange is keeping busy.
Simon Strange has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Strange thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rocker's head.

Strange is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Rocker is just riding it out for now. Strange eventually gives up the hold.

Rocker is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Strange pulls his head out easily.

Strange is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Rocker is just riding it out for now. Strange eventually gives up the hold.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Strange is looking for a kimura but Rocker is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Strange to get the leverage.

Rocker has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Strange. Oh but Rocker has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Strange goes limp - he's gone! Rocker jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:45 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Ricky Rocker!
After the fight, Ricky Rocker was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
In defeat, Simon Strange stepped up to the mic, saying 'FFS, can't seem to catch a break at the moment.'.
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Event: Syn 421 - Whipe Your Tears     
Date:   Feb 25, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Linkin Portier. Rocker comes to the cage accompanied by Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

180 cm
34
170 lbs
30 - 11 - 0
185 cm
36
186 lbs
30 - 18 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Max Octane Fight Wear
Bullet Proof System

Sun-Tzu
Perkele!



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 30 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Linkin Portier!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Portier darts in and clinches Rocker up against the cage.
Rocker lands a right hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Portier.
We've been informed that Portier has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Portier working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Portier.
Rocker misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Portier.
Portier lands a hook to the side of the head.
Portier goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rocker tries a body shot but Portier blocks it.
Rocker prevents a body shot from Portier.
Portier takes a shot to the head.
Rocker lands a left hand.
Portier blocking some punches.
Rocker works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Portier misses with a short punch on the inside.
Portier lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rocker blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rocker lands with a right to the head.
Portier lands with a right to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Rocker.
Rocker lands with a short shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker lands with a left to the head.

Rocker breaks the clinch.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Portier manages to avoid it.
Nice body kick from Portier.
Linkin Portier seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Portier looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker throws a jab when Portier was well out of range.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Portier but Portier pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Portier is looking for the big counter here.
Rocker pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Portier throws a hook to the side of Rocker's head but Rocker sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It looked like Rocker wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rocker scores with a kick to the body.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Portier has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rocker lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Portier has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Portier and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
It seemed like Portier was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The fighters circling - Portier throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Portier takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nice defenses there by Rocker.
Portier looking to land some kicks to the body here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Portier throws a leg kick that misses.
Rocker throwing a counter right hand but Portier manages to avoid it.
Portier fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Portier throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
As Portier backs away, Rocker returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Portier throws a right hand that Rocker ducks under and follows up with a left that Rocker also avoids with ease.
Portier on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Rocker finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rocker lands a right hook to the body.
Portier lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Portier is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Rocker misses with a two punch combination.
Portier throws a low kick but Rocker moves out of range easily.
Portier tries to bum rush Rocker with a series of wild strikes but Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Rocker scores with a jab.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.
Portier needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.
Rocker is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Portier was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Portier checks a leg kick.

Portier has Rocker up against the cage in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Portier has a couple of punches blocked by Rocker.
Rocker tries a body shot but Portier blocks it.
Portier working aggressively here.
Rocker scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Portier misses with the head strike.
Portier lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Portier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Portier swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Portier swings wildly with an uppercut but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Portier digs a right hand underneath Rocker's ribcage. Rocker let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rocker doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rocker is trying to force a seperation but Portier has the dominant position.
Portier lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Portier.
Portier blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rocker blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Portier misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rocker swings wildly with an uppercut but Portier uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker blocks a body shot from Portier.
Portier swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rocker misses with a punch to the body.
Portier misses with some punches.
Rocker stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Portier scores with an uppercut up the middle.
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!
Rocker misses with some punches.
Rocker misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker misses with a short punch on the inside.
Portier lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rocker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rocker tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Portier smiles and moves away.
Portier moves out of range of the body kick.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker throws a push kick but Portier slaps the foot to one side.
Portier looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Portier swinging wildly here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Portier thumps Rocker with a low kick.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Portier.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Portier stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rocker lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Portier rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rocker moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rocker lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Portier has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Portier and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rocker walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Portier checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Portier! But no joy.
Rocker lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Portier uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker throws a head kick but Portier moves out of range.
Portier throws out a counter right but Rocker avoids it with no problem.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Portier moves to clinch but Rocker breaks away
enabling Rocker to counter with a crisp jab.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Portier uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Portier's shoulder, as Portier tries to avoid the shot.
Portier connects with a solid leg kick.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Portier sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Portier buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Portier bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Portier misses with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Portier does a little dance to reset his feet.
Portier avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Portier connects with a right hand. Rocker shakes it off.
Portier tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Portier.
Rocker lands with a good body shot.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Portier.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
Rocker throws a one two combo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker cracks Portier with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Linkin Portier is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Portier cracks Rocker with a good jab.
Portier wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Portier drives through and clinches with Rocker against the cage.
Portier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short uppercut from Portier.
Rocker misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rocker blocks a body shot from Portier.
Rocker lands a right hand that snaps the head of Portier backwards.
A short right from Portier.
Portier misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker is trying to break free.
Portier has Rocker pressed against the cage, preventing Rocker from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
A frustrated look appears on Rocker's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Rocker lands with a short shot to the head.
Rocker lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rocker wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Portier struggles to land a body shot inside as Rocker controls his hands.
Portier lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rocker is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Portier can't fight it off and eventually Rocker manages to take the fight to the floor. Portier looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Portier is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Portier wants to improve his position but instead Rocker has moved into half guard.
Portier is pressing down on Rocker's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Portier keeping full guard, as Rocker tries to pass.
Portier utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker looking to pass the guard.
Portier is controlling Rocker's posture.
Rocker throwing strikes but missing.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Portier is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Portier looking to control.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Portier holds on and takes a little breather.
Portier manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rocker manages to get himself to full guard.


Rocker is looking for a triangle here but Portier uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
That's time! Rocker's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Portier lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Portier throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Portier throws a right hand that Rocker ducks under and follows up with a left that Rocker also avoids with ease.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Portier does a little dance to reset his feet.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rocker checks a leg kick.
Portier scores with a decent looking hook.
Rocker on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Portier. Portier obviously looking to wear him down.
Portier with a hook.
Portier swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Portier staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Portier swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker slips a jab from Portier.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker slips under a jab from Portier.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Portier's head but Portier sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Portier takes one to the chin there.
Rocker tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice defenses there by Portier.
Rocker scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Portier doesn't seem bothered though.
Sloppy strikes from Rocker. Those never looked like landing.
Portier throws a leg kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Rocker swats away the attempt to clinch by Portier.
A big right from Portier misses.
Portier misses with an uppercut.
Portier looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rocker takes a swing at Portier's ribcage but misses.
Portier looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
It looked like Rocker was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Portier.
Rocker throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Portier misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Portier off balance momentarily.
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!
Sloppy strikes from Rocker. Those never looked like landing.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Portier keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rocker connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Portier momentarily.
Portier blocks a leg kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Portier darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Portier.
Portier is looking to score with low kicks.
Rocker lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rocker avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rocker thows a left - swing and a miss!
Linkin Portier is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rocker cracks the inside of Portier's front leg.
Portier throws a big shot that misses.
A good leg kick by Rocker.
Portier misses with a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Portier, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
It looked like Rocker was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

Portier gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Portier takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Rocker is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Portier is keeping the position.

Rocker drops back looking for a leg! Portier is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Portier manages to kick Rocker off! Rocker jumps back into Portier's guard.
Portier is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Portier is continuing to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Linkin Portier has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Portier wants to sweep here but Rocker controlling him for the moment.
Rocker lands a couple of elbows.
Portier utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Rocker has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Portier looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rocker is one step ahead there.
Rocker pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Portier is keeping the position for now.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ricky Rocker.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Rocker, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

A less than humble Ricky Rocker misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: Syn 416 - The Eagle Has Landed     
Date:   Feb 07, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

165 cm
31
174 lbs
20 - 6 - 1
180 cm
34
171 lbs
30 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
On Tap (160Q)

Max Octane Fight Wear
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker stalks Hoshino and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Hoshino's face. Hoshino staggers backwards, shaken.
Rocker rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Rocker.
Rocker's jab looks to have found its range, popping Hoshino under the eye.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Rocker comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rocker darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rocker swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Rocker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
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!

Rocker closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Hoshino did well to prevent Rocker getting side control.

Hoshino pushes Rocker off and gets back to his feet.
Rocker throws a combination that misses
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker looks to land a combination but Hoshino avoids it well.
Rocker fails with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino tests Rocker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Rocker misses with a kick to the body.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Rocker slips under a jab.
A shot to the body from Hoshino misses
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Rocker.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Rocker throws a right and a left that Hoshino avoids nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Donk. Rocker catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a body kick.
Rocker stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Rocker is defended easily by Hoshino.
Rocker slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Rocker lands with a right hand.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker moves forwards but Hoshino connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Rocker throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Rocker throws a leg kick that is checked
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
A good leg kick by Rocker.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a jab.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Rocker's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Hoshino cracks Rocker with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Rocker looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Hoshino finish him?

Rocker is rocked!

Rocker dives in and scores a takedown into Hoshino's guard.

Hoshino pushes Rocker off and gets back to his feet.
Hoshino drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hoshino is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
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.


Rocker tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rocker has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Rocker throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Rocker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Rocker misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rocker throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Rocker with a nice cross.
Rocker blocks a jab.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Rocker.
Rocker scores with a nice strike.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hoshino if he has to take too many more of those.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rocker lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
Rocker is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
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!
Hoshino throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Hoshino needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Rocker was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Hoshino misses with a right hand

and Rocker counters with a single leg into guard. Hoshino didn't expect that.

Hoshino uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rocker sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
A low kick from Rocker is predictable there
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Hoshino stuffs the takedown.
Rocker scores with a punch to the head.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rocker tries a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Rocker manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Rocker.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rocker pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rocker shoots for a double leg takedown but Hoshino sprawls well. He's pushed Rocker's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Kantaro Hoshino has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Rocker scores with a jab.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rocker finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Rocker throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
And Rocker tries to counter it with a takedown but Hoshino pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rocker throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino lands a jab to Rocker's midsection.
Rocker bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hoshino's head backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Hoshino slips a straight right by Rocker.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Rocker throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rocker thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker throws a wild body kick that Hoshino sees coming a mile off.
Hoshino fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rocker on the side of the head.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Good exchange - Hoshino coming out on top.
Rocker wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Rocker shoots and misses

and Hoshino counters with a crisp right hand that drops Rocker! Hoshino lets Rocker back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Rocker is still on wobbly legs! Can Hoshino finish him?
Rocker takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a beautiful right hand that knocks Rocker out cold! What a finish! Hoshino is going crazy, running around the mat, summersaulting off the corner posts and screaming into the cameras. Something tells me he's pretty happy!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:07 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to On Tap (160Q) in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: Syn 412 - Energy     
Date:   Jan 20, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Eddie Clark. Rocker comes to the cage accompanied by Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Clark has chosen All Fired Up as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

180 cm
34
171 lbs
30 - 9 - 0
186 cm
33
177 lbs
32 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Max Octane Fight Wear
Bullet Proof System

Reaper Combatwear
Museum of Monsters & Madmen



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 30 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Eddie Clark!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker lands with a thumping leg kick.
Clark throws the left hand but Rocker avoids the punch easily.
Clark throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Rocker's head.
Rocker throws a right and a left that Clark avoids nicely.
Clark now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Clark has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rocker finds it's way round the side to connect with Clark's head.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Clark checks a low kick from Rocker.
Clark throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rocker lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
An inside leg kick lands from Rocker.
Clark throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker throws the left hand but Clark avoids the punch easily.
Rocker throws a hook but Clark blocks it.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Clark avoids the head kick by Rocker.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker throws a series of punches but Clark avoids them all with ease.
Clark uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker lands a really nice looking cross but Clark seems unphased.
A jab from Clark misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No joy there for Rocker, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Clark throws a low kick but Rocker moves out of range easily.
Jab, jab by Rocker - just one landing.
Clark has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Clark checks the leg kick nicely there.
Clark on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
That kick from Clark tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Clark takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Clark is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Clark moved out of range nicely.
A low kick from Clark is predictable there

and Rocker counters with a takedown into side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Clark stops Rocker from passing to mount.
Clark is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker scores with punches from side control.
Clark manages to work his way to half guard, despite Rocker's best efforts.
Clark wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rocker not doing much here.
Clark is looking to improve his position.
Clark manages to get to full guard.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Clark keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark wants to sweep here but Rocker controlling him for the moment.
Clark managing to control the position.
Clark not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Clark looking to control but Rocker passes into half guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Clark keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Clark gets back to full guard.
Rocker won't allow Clark to sweep him here.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Clark is keeping the position.
Rocker preventing the sweep.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Clark misses with a hook
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Clarks jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Clark bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rocker's head.
Rocker thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Clark if he has to take too many more of those.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Clark counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rocker's knee momentarily.
Clark has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.

Rocker shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Clark napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Clark is looking to regain half guard here but Rocker keeps moving and retains side control.
Clark parries the strikes from Rocker easily there. Rocker is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Clark to escape.
Ricky Rocker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Clark holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Clark is looking for a sweep.
Rocker trying to control the action but Clark is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark prevents Rocker from moving into mount.
Rocker wants to control but Clark is keeping him busy.
An elbow from Rocker crashes against the mat.
Sloppy strikes there by Rocker.
Clark manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Clark gets full guard.
Clark looking for a sweep. Not yet Clark, not yet.
Rocker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rocker is working Clark over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Rocker sitting in guard here, content to control.
Clark 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.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark throws a sloppy head kick and Rocker moves out of range easily.
Clark uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Clark thows a left - swing and a miss!
Clark dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rocker. That did some damage!
A good leg kick by Clark.
Clark takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rocker throws a hook but Clark blocks it.
It seemed like Clark was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Clark bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
A head kick misses from Rocker.
Rocker lands a glancing blow to the side of Clark's head.
Rocker walks into a left hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
A looping hook to the body misses from Clark. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker connects with a single shot there.
Clark moves out of range of the leg kick from Rocker.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Clark as he jumps to the side.
Rocker throws a hook but Clark avoids it easily.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
Clark keeps the fight on the outside.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Jab, jab by Clark - just one landing.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Clark.
Clark connects with a jab.
Clark lands with an overhand left.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Clark is out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rocker steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Clark.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Clark saw that one coming.
Clark replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rocker blocks it well.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A countering left hand to the body from Clark misses.
Rocker connects with a high kick.
Clark uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Clark's calf.
Clark lands a front kick.
Clark is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Clark.
Clark throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Rocker.
Rocker works the jab nicely.
Rocker scores with a shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Clark misses with a two punch combination.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Clark manages to avoid it.
Clark tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Clark.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A head kick misses from Clark.
Rocker misses with a double jab.
A right-left combo lands from Rocker.
A nice combination there by Rocker.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rocker there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rocker with a lazy takedown attempt
and Clark counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Clark's shoulder, as Clark tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker is trying hard to land a takedown here. Clark sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker throws a nice head kick!
Rocker thows a leg kick but Clark checks it
and Clark counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Eddie Clark is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Clark, as that shot connected.
Rocker walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rocker slips a straight right by Clark.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Clark swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rocker. Clark shrugs it off though.
Clark looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Clark keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Rocker fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head kick misses from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Clark counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker looks to land a combination but Clark avoids it well.
Clark misses with a kick to the body.
Rocker throws a body punch but Clark moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Clark.
Clark closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Clark takes one to the side of the head.
Rocker cracks Clark with a good jab.
Rocker moves out of range of the strikes.
Clark lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
An inside leg kick lands from Clark.

Clark clinches with his opponent.
Rocker can't find room to land a body shot as Clark controls the action.
Rocker lands a shoulder strike.
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!
Clark lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rocker backwards.
Clark lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Clark works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Clark gets through Rocker's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Clark goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rocker lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Clark backwards.
A short left from Rocker.
Clark keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Rocker's efforts to push away.
Clark blocking some punches.
A right hook to the body lands for Clark.
Nice body punch from Clark - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Clark lands with a light punch inside.
Clark scores with a shoulder strike.
Rocker struggles to land a body shot inside as Clark controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Rocker fails to land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker throws a head punch that misses.
Clark scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Rocker tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clark's elbow.
Rocker swings wildly with an uppercut but Clark uses good head movement to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Eddie Clark just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rocker throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Clark connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker lands a nice shot that snaps Clark's head back.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Clark saw that one coming.
Clark doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Clark misses with an attempted mid kick.
Clark showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker has his takedown stuffed
and Clark counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker scores with a sloppy right hand. Clark should have avoided that one.
Clark misses with a jab to the body

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Clark's guard.
Rocker stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Clark swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Clark is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Clark keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker is looking to improve his position.
Clark is thwarting Rocker's attempts to control the position.
Clark scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Rocker wants to get back to full guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Clark in particular looking to stall.

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.
Rocker trying to control here.
Rocker wants to control the action here but instead Clark manages to pass to full mount!
Rocker really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Rocker is in a horrible position here. Clark smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Clark prevents Rocker from getting the reversal.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Rocker?
Clark working Rocker over with strikes here.
Clark lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Rocker can't escape the position.
Clark is landing with some decent strikes but Rocker is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Clark prevents Rocker from getting the reversal.
Clark unloading with bombs!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker holds on for dear life, controlling Clark's posture momentarily.
Rocker can't escape the position.
Clark fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Rocker is wriggling around trying to escape.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Clark takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eddie Clark dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Clark is looking to clinch.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Clark slips the punch.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Clark.
Rocker scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Clark steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rocker. That one must have hurt.

Rocker shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Rocker was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Clark is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Rocker off and has taken his back!
Rocker wants to control his opponent's hands but Clark gets his hands free.
Clark is hanging on to Rocker's back as he tries to escape.
Rocker is working hard here to advance position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker trying to control but not successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker is in bad spot here.
Clark avoiding Rocker 's attempts to control his hands.
Rocker tries to roll but Clark sticks to his back.
Clark controls the action.
Rocker is really stuck here.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Clark gets his hands free as Rocker looks to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries to escape but Clark has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Clark.
Clark lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Clark.
Clark wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy.
You can see the frustration on Rocker's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Rocker looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Rocker can't escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Rocker wants to control his opponent's hands but Clark gets his hands free.
Rocker can't escape the position.
Rocker manages to reverse the position and now he's in Clark's guard. Nice work there by Rocker.
Rocker advances position into side control!
Clark manages to get back to half guard.
Rocker not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Clark wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy.
Rocker wants to control but Clark is keeping him busy.
Rocker looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Clark wants to control but Rocker is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Clark is trying to get back to full guard.
Clark is controlling Rocker's trapped leg to prevent Rocker from advancing to side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rocker wants to control but Clark is keeping him busy.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ricky Rocker.
I think Rocker has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Eddie Clark!

Eddie Clark is the new welterweight champion!
Eddie Clark decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Insanity 118 / Olympics R3     
Date:   Jan 01, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Hector Camacho. Chooooooooon! I think Rocker might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
175 lbs
30 - 8 - 0
178 cm
27
171 lbs
24 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Max Octane Fight Wear
Bullet Proof System

Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hector Camacho!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Eddie Farnsworth and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Camacho looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Camacho tries to land a leg kick but Rocker saw it coming and moves away.
Rocker closes this distance looking for a takedown but Camacho circles away.
Rocker throws a jab when Camacho was well out of range.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Camacho moves out of range easily.
Camacho moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker scores with a head kick.
Camacho has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Camacho misses with an uppercut.
Camacho uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Camacho stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Camacho moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
Camacho has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Rocker jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A punch combination from Rocker misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Camacho keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Camacho lands with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho moves forwards but Rocker connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker needs to keep his hands up - Camacho had a free shot at his head there.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker takes a swing at Camacho's ribcage but misses.
Rocker scores with a crisp jab that stopped Camacho in his tracks.
Camacho gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rocker lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rocker throws a leg kick that misses.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
and Camacho counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Camacho checks a leg kick nicely.
Camacho with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Camacho dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Camacho looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker checks the leg kick.
A big left from Camacho misses.
Camacho ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Camacho throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Camacho throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
Camacho misses with a looping right.
Camacho tries a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
A bone on bone clash there as Camacho blocks the leg kick.
Camacho looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rocker misses with a lunging right hand
and Rocker takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rocker slips a jab and a cross from Camacho.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker moves forwards but Camacho connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Rocker lands with a shot to the body.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Camacho checks it.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker lands with a kick to the temple. Camacho shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Rocker throws the left hand but Camacho avoids the punch easily.
Camacho throws a shot to the body.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Camacho.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Camacho sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rocker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Camacho.
Camacho is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
Camacho jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker swings widly with a right hand
and Camacho counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rocker tries to move into range but Camacho moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Camacho.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rocker closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker takes one to the chin there.
Camacho ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Camacho looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Camacho throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Camacho blocks a low kick nicely.
Camacho misses with a right hand
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.
Nice uppercut lands for Camacho. That snapped Rocker's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camacho thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rocker tries to score a power double leg takedown but Camacho sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Rocker somewhat.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Camacho.
Camacho avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Camacho saw that one coming.
Camacho cracks Rocker with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Good leg kick by Camacho there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Camacho feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Rocker looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Hector Camacho is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Camacho keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Camacho avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Camacho misses with a lunging right hand
and Rocker counters with a solid body kick.
Camacho cracks Rocker with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Camacho uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker throws a leg kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hector Camacho will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rocker looks to land a left hand but Camacho moved out of range nicely.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Camacho.
Camacho misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Rocker avoids a punch combination nicely.
Camacho connects with a crisp jab.
Camacho takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nice defenses there by Rocker.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Camacho is out of range.
Rocker backing away here, and Camacho unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Camacho fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws a jab when Camacho was well out of range.
Camacho throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hector Camacho seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Camacho has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Rocker keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Camacho throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Camacho saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho connects with an inside leg kick.
Camacho shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Camacho misses with an uppercut.
Camacho misses with a few strikes there.
Camacho moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker throws a head kick but Camacho moves out of range.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Camacho.
Camacho moves out of range of the leg kick from Rocker.

Camacho gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Camacho keeps moving.
Camacho manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rocker manages to get himself to full guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho landing with the ground and pound.
Rocker working a defensive guard here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Rocker is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Camacho trying to control the position from guard on top but Rocker is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rocker looking for a sweep. Not yet Rocker, not yet.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Camacho accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camacho engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Rocker tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Rocker is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Camacho is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Camacho wants to control from the top but Rocker keeps moving.

Rocker looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Rocker working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Camacho doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Camacho manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Camacho with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Rocker wants to sweep but no luck.

Rocker is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Rocker trying to control the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Camacho controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Camacho moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Rocker drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Rocker swings for the body but Camacho moves out of range.
Camacho lands with a nice body kick.
Camacho checks the leg kick nicely there.
Camacho pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Camacho connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Camacho is out of range.
Camacho wants to counter with a clinch but Rocker pushes him away.
Rocker attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Rocker lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rocker misses with a hook. Camacho ducked under it nicely.
Camacho steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rocker.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A jab from Camacho does it's job there.
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocker throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Camacho.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Camacho.
Camacho thinks about the counter body kick.
Good exchange - Camacho coming out on top.
Camacho misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Camacho.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Camacho sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rocker throws a body punch but Camacho moves out of range.
Rocker moves away from the strike by Camacho.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Camacho. Rocker shrugs it off though.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Camacho.
Camacho staying out of range there.
Rocker does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A chopping leg kick lands by Camacho.
Camacho cracks the inside of Rocker's front leg.
Rocker scores with a head kick. Camacho tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Rocker moves out of range as Camacho strikes.
Rocker is looking for a counter combo.
Camacho keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Camacho lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Rocker throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rocker appears to be looking for a big counter.
Camacho checks a leg kick.
Rocker scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Camacho doesn't seem bothered though.
Camacho tries a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
Camacho's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Good standup being displayed there by Camacho as he connects with a hook.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Camacho slips the punch.
Camacho lands with a straight right. Rocker didn't see that one coming.
Camacho blocks a jab.
It seemed like Camacho was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Camacho throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Camacho throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker tries to counter with a takedown but Camacho is quick to defend against it.
Camacho ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
The fighters circle momentarily. Camacho darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Camacho moves into range and connects with a jab.

Camacho fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Rocker, pushing him back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker throws a head punch that misses.
Rocker is trying to break the clinch but Camacho has him pressed against the cage.
Camacho misses with a hook to the ribs.

Rocker has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Camacho regains guard immediately.
Camacho is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Camacho bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Rocker's guard.

Ricky Rocker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rocker keeping full guard, as Camacho tries to pass.
Rocker wants to control the position but Camacho says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Camacho seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Camacho lands a nice shot to the head.
Camacho landing strikes from the mount.
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!
Camacho has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Rocker's face.
Camacho scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Rocker?
Camacho is landing with some decent strikes but Rocker is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Camacho punishing his opponent with strikes.
Camacho scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Camacho postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Rocker looks a forlorn figure.
Camacho in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Camacho really dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rocker looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.
Camacho throws a big shot that misses.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.
Rocker takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Camacho throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Camacho throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
As Camacho backs away, Rocker returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Camacho connects with a jab.
Rocker misses with a head kick.
Camacho misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker throws the left hand but Camacho avoids the punch easily.
Camacho appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Camacho gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Camacho pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A slapping leg kick lands for Camacho.
Camacho missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Camacho.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker cracks Camacho with an open hand slap.
Camacho looks to land a left hand but Rocker moved out of range nicely.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Camacho.
Rocker works Camacho's body with a nice hook.
Camacho lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A big left from Camacho misses.
Camacho misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Rocker wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rocker connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rocker checks a low kick from Camacho.
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Camacho's shoulder, as Camacho tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rocker scores with a jab.
Rocker pivots, looking for a leg kick but Camacho is out of range and Rocker settles back down.
Rocker throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Camacho finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Camacho throws a leg kick but Rocker moved away.
Rocker moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rocker staying out of range there.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
Camacho throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rocker on the side of the head.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Rocker takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Camacho throws a good cross that connects.
Rocker misses with a looping left.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Rocker looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Good leg kick by Camacho there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Rocker gets the takedown into side control.
Camacho felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camacho manages to get back to half guard.
Rocker not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Camacho tries to roll over but Rocker keeps him under control.
Camacho gets full guard.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Rocker looking to pass the guard.
Rocker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Camacho looking for a sweep. Not yet Camacho, not yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throwing strikes but missing.
Camacho keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Camacho wants to sweep here but Rocker controlling him for the moment.
Rocker landing some decent shots from guard.
Rocker looking to pass the guard.
Rocker postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Camacho throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Rocker takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rocker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Camacho has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Camacho. That did some damage!
Camacho scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rocker lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Camacho circles away quickly and effectively.
Camacho avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Camacho throws a poor cross that misses
and Rocker counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rocker is looking to slow Camacho down with leg kicks.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Camacho is just out of range.
Camacho now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker checks a leg kick.
Camacho bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rocker's head.
Camacho is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Camacho defends well and Rocker ends up having to push Camacho into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Camacho! But no joy.
Camacho delivers a nice body kick.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Camacho ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker lands with a good body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Camacho.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Camacho takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Rocker gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Camacho does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Camacho leaves Rocker with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ricky Rocker. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Camacho. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho thows a left - swing and a miss!
Camacho looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Camacho throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Camacho takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker is looking to slow Camacho down with leg kicks.
Camacho staying out of range there.
Camacho tries to counter by closing the distance.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
A jab from Camacho misses.
Rocker scores with a leg kick.
Rocker will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Camacho catches Rocker with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Camacho scores with a kick to the midsection.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
Camacho checks a leg kick.
Camacho with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camacho misses with a wild combination.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Camacho ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Camacho takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Nice body punch from Camacho.
Camacho moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
Rocker throws a front kick aimed at Camacho's knee but Camacho avoids it well.
Camacho throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Camacho checks the leg kick nicely there.
Camacho lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Camacho was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Rocker takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
An inside leg kick from Rocker misses.
Camacho throws a leg kick that misses.
Camacho keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Camacho throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Camacho gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rocker.
Camacho feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rocker's calf.
Camacho checks the leg kick nicely there.
Camacho is looking to land body kicks.
Rocker uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Camacho.
Camacho bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Camacho was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker walks into a stiff left hand from Camacho.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Camacho comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Camacho has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. 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 Columbo Gatti scores the fight 46:50
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 47:48
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Camacho!

Hector Camacho took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'For my fans, Go ahead and tell everybody, I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man , I'm the man. The Olympic Final, holy shit!'.
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Event: Insanity 115 / Olympics R2     
Date:   Dec 12, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Herkules Nowacki and Ricky Rocker. Nowacki comes to the cage accompanied by Moby - Flower. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Ricky Rocker has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Herkules Nowacki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, John Roberts and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker connects with a body shot that sends Nowacki's belly button to the back.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nowacki.
Nowacki misses with a few strikes there.
Nowacki has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Nowacki there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rocker has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Nowacki is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Rocker looks for the body kick but Nowacki saw that one coming.
Nowacki tried to counter with a leg kick but Rocker avoided it.
Nowacki jabs Rocker right on the nose. Rocker blinks but takes it well.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Nowacki takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
Nowacki swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nowacki.
Nowacki misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Nowacki is looking to clinch.
Rocker shoots in looking for a takedown but Nowacki manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Rocker's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Nowacki lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Nowacki checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rocker throws a lazy uppercut
and Nowacki counters with a body kick.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
Nowacki keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nowacki looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nowacki misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Nowacki walks into a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nowacki misses the jab.
Rocker fails to land the takedown.
Nowacki misses with a straight right.
Nowacki's corner calls for a 1-2. Nowacki obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rocker checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nowacki throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Nowacki fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nowacki with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rocker to score with a decent uppercut.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Nowacki.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker tries a head kick but it misses.
Nowacki doesn't manage to clinch there - Rocker circles away.
Nowacki lands a nice looking kick to the body. Rocker takes a step back to recover.
Rocker looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rocker checks a low kick from Nowacki.
Rocker misses with a hook. Nowacki ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nowacki steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Rocker misses.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Rocker misses with a hook. Nowacki ducked under it nicely.
Nowacki misses with a head kick.
Herkules Nowacki is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rocker throws a front kick aimed at Nowacki's knee but Nowacki avoids it well.
Nowacki looks for the body kick but Rocker saw that one coming.
Nowacki slips a jab and a cross from Rocker.
An attempted straight right counter from Nowacki misses the target.
Nice uppercut there from Nowacki.
Nowacki connects with a nice looking jab.
Nowacki misses with a jab, cross combination.
A swing and a miss from Nowacki.
Nowacki swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker counters with a nice body shot.
Nowacki fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Rocker fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Nowacki.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nowacki throws the left hand but Rocker avoids the punch easily.
Rocker tries to work over Nowacki's front leg with a kick but Nowacki checks it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rocker.
Nowacki lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
Rocker throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Nowacki counters with a body kick.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nowacki.
Rocker closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nowacki looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rocker connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Nowacki fails to land with a series of punches.
Nowacki throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocker. Nowacki does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nowacki feinted there with a counter leg kick.
A shot to the body from Rocker misses
and Nowacki counters with a slapping leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nowacki loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Nowacki is just out of range.
Nowacki blocks a leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Nowacki.

Rocker closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Nowacki tries to improve position but can't.
Nowacki can't do much from the bottom here.
Nowacki is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rocker's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Nowacki blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rocker.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nowacki controlling the position well.
Nowacki is in trouble now - Rocker has advanced to mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Herkules Nowacki will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Nowacki lands with a shot to the body.
Nowacki takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nowacki.
Rocker lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rocker. Nowacki shrugs it off though.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Rocker throws an overhand right that lands on Nowacki's shoulder, as Nowacki tries to avoid the shot.
Nowacki lands with an uppercut that bounces Rocker off the cage and back into range.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Nowacki uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nowacki appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Nowacki tries to clinch up but Rocker circles away and keeps his distance.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Herkules Nowacki is winning the standup battle so far.
Nowacki scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Rocker throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Nowacki was covering up waiting for the punch and Rocker finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker trying to control but Nowacki is working from the bottom.

Nowacki manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
and Nowacki counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Nowacki turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nowacki lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Rocker connects with a solid leg kick.
Rocker fails to land with a series of punches.
Rocker misses with a hook. Nowacki ducked under it nicely.
Rocker throws a body punch but Nowacki moves out of range.
Rocker dives in and grabs Nowacki's left leg, looking for a takedown. Nowacki pushes down on Rocker's head and hops out.
Nowacki throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nowacki on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki avoids the head kick by Rocker.
Rocker keeps the fight on the outside.
Nowacki staying out of range there.
Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Nowacki counters with an inside leg kick.
Rocker scores with a body shot.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nowacki.
Rocker blocks a low kick nicely.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rocker defending well as Nowacki loads up on a big left hand.
Nowacki sizes up Rocker with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rocker scores with a jab to the body.
A shot to the liver by Rocker. Beautiful body shot.
Nowacki scores with a decent looking hook.
Nowacki throws a leg kick but Rocker sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nowacki misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rocker.
Rocker lands a head shot.
Nowacki tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nowacki throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Rocker. That snapped Nowacki's head back.
The fighters circling - Rocker throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nowacki takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nowacki looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Nowacki tried to score with a low kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Nowacki doesn't seem bothered though.
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nowacki throws a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a nice leg kick.
Rocker looks to land a right hand but Nowacki moved out of range.
Nowacki has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rocker.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rocker is looking to slow Nowacki down with leg kicks.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nowacki throws out the jab.
Nowacki lands with a kick to the ribs.
A bone on bone clash there as Nowacki blocks the leg kick.
Nowacki swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A jab from Nowacki finds it's way through Rocker's defenses.
Rocker scores with a jab. Nowacki acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Nowacki uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker misses with a two punch combination.
Nowacki dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rocker. That did some damage!
Nowacki connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rocker. Rocker circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nowacki throws a sloppy head kick and Rocker moves out of range easily.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nowacki tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rocker paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nowacki was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fighters circling - Nowacki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rocker tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Nowacki stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Nowacki thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nowacki tries a head kick but it misses.
A slow jab from Nowacki misses its intended target.
Nowacki uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rocker lands a nice shot that snaps Nowacki's head back.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker throws a push kick but Nowacki slaps the foot to one side.
Rocker uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nowacki.
Nowacki doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Nowacki. That's going to slow Rocker down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nowacki swings widly with a right hand
and Rocker counters with a straight right hand.
Rocker misses with a hook. Nowacki ducked under it nicely.
Nowacki throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nowacki connects with a body shot.
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!
Nowacki lands a nice looking body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nowacki misses the shot to the body.
Nowacki avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Some bone on bone action there as Nowacki checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Nowacki fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rocker.
Rocker connects with a nice looking jab.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Rocker is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nowacki.
Rocker bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rocker throws a right hand that misses
and Nowacki cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nowacki throws the left hand but Rocker avoids the punch easily.
Rocker is looking to score with low kicks.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker connects with a single shot there.
A bone on bone clash there as Rocker blocks the leg kick.
Rocker rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A head kick misses from Nowacki.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a low kick.
Nice cross by Rocker.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nowacki tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A bone on bone clash there as Nowacki blocks the leg kick.
Nowacki fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rocker takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Nowacki fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rocker throws a series of punches but Nowacki avoids them all with ease.
Rocker throws a lazy right hand but Nowacki sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nowacki on the side of the head.
Nowacki shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Rocker eats them both and turns towards Nowacki to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Nowacki thumps Rocker with a low kick.
Rocker slips under a jab from Nowacki.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Nowacki saw that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki misses with a straight left.
Nowacki takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Nowacki checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rocker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nowacki slips under a jab from Rocker.
Good work by Nowacki as he checks the leg kick.
Nowacki on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rocker. Rocker obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Nowacki.
Rocker lands with a hook. Nowacki tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nowacki throws a head kick that misses.
Nowacki displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Rocker.
Rocker throws a jab but it's blocked by Nowacki.
Nowacki blocks a jab.
Nowacki is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick from Nowacki misses.
Nowacki tries to clinch there but Rocker circles away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki wants to clinch.
Rocker misses with a jab, cross combination.
Nowacki throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nowacki looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nowacki fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big left from Rocker misses.
Nowacki appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Nowacki steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rocker. That one must have hurt.
Rocker throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nowacki stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nowacki manages to avoid it.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker scores with a decent looking hook.
Nowacki tries to work over Rocker's front leg with a kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Nowacki.
Nowacki stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rocker.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Ricky Rocker just about did enough to take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rocker takes a swing at Nowacki's ribcage but misses.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Nowacki uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Nowacki is looking to counter with head kicks.

Nowacki has taken the fight to the clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Nowacki.
Rocker throws a punch but it's blocked by Nowacki.
A short right from Nowacki.
A body shot lands from Nowacki.
Rocker misses with a short punch on the inside.

Rocker gets control of Nowacki's arms and successfully pulls guard. Rocker will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Nowacki slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

Nowacki decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Nice body kick from Nowacki.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker checks a leg kick.
Nowacki steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nowacki throws out the jab.
Nowacki misses the shot to the body.
Rocker throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rocker scores with a punch to the head.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Nowacki throws a looping overhand right but Rocker ducks down to avoid it.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Nowacki wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nowacki lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Nowacki connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Nowacki punishes Rocker's body with a nice straight punch.
Nowacki throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Rocker.
Nowacki moves out of range of the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker throws a leg kick but Nowacki sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nowacki throws a leg kick which misses Rocker's front leg but catches the back leg as Rocker tries to avoid it.
Nowacki throws a shot to the body.
Rocker goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Nowacki.
Rocker with a lazy takedown attempt
and Nowacki counters with a straight right hand.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Nowacki fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

Rocker shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Rocker was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Nowacki bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rocker now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nowacki takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nowacki with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rocker fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nowacki closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rocker thuds his right hand into Nowacki's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Nowacki takes the fight into the clinch.
Nowacki comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Rocker tries a body shot but Nowacki blocks it.
Nowacki blocks a body shot from Rocker.
Rocker tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nowacki's elbow.
Nowacki swings away with an uppercut that misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rocker blocks an elbow strike from Nowacki.
Rocker misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki lands a nice uppercut.
Nowacki digs a right hand underneath Rocker's ribcage. Rocker let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rocker is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
Nowacki pushes off an throws an elbow but Rocker leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Nowacki lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Nowacki pushes off an throws an elbow but Rocker leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Rocker lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Nowacki just misses with a elbow thrown towards Rocker's brow.
Nowacki tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Nowacki keeps control of Rocker as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A head punch on the inside from Nowacki fails to land.
Rocker tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A right hook to the body lands for Nowacki.
Nowacki lands a nice elbow.
Nowacki misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rocker.
Rocker has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Nowacki lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Rocker lands a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nowacki lands an elbow just above Rocker 's eye.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Herkules Nowacki had his way with Ricky Rocker in that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


A lazy left from Nowacki finds it's target.
A right-left combo lands from Nowacki.
Rocker ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nowacki throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Nowacki ducks down to avoid it.
Nowacki is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A big left from Nowacki misses.
Rocker tests Nowacki's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nowacki misses with a wild body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Rocker swings for the body but Nowacki moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Nowacki misses the target.
Nowacki keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Nice uppercut lands for Rocker. That snapped Nowacki's head back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rocker wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rocker gets tackled into the cage by Nowacki. Nowacki maintains the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Nowacki scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nowacki is looking to control Rocker's arms but Rocker gets an underhook and turns him. Now Nowacki has his back to the cage.

Rocker breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rocker looks to land a left hand but Nowacki moved out of range nicely.
Nowacki tries to clinch but Rocker is having none of it.
Rocker walks into a jab.
Rocker throws a front kick aimed at Nowacki's knee but Nowacki avoids it well.
Nowacki swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Nowacki moves into the clinch.

Rocker breaks the clinch.
Nowacki displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Rocker.
Nowacki fires out a quick counter leg kick but Rocker just manages to avoid it.
Nowacki lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rocker lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Nowacki. That one must have hurt.
Rocker throws a low kick but Nowacki moves out of range easily.
Rocker blocks a low kick nicely.
Nowacki avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Nowacki keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nowacki is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nowacki connects with a right hand. Rocker shakes it off.
Nowacki avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Rocker moves out of range as Nowacki strikes.
Nowacki lands the left hand.
Nowacki feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rocker's calf.
Nowacki throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker connects with a body shot.
Rocker cracks the inside of Nowacki's front leg.
Rocker ducks under a wild hook from Nowacki.
Rocker drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nowacki defends it well.
Rocker stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Nowacki with an uppercut!
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker cracks Nowacki with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rocker clobbers Nowacki with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nowacki. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nowacki lands a jab to Rocker's midsection.
Nowacki looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker throws a hook but Nowacki blocks it.
Rocker lands an overhand right.
Nowacki throws a big shot that misses.
Rocker looks to land a combination but Nowacki avoids it well.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nowacki avoids the body shot from Rocker.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nowacki fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rocker walks into a left hand.
Rocker lands a jab to the head.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nowacki.
Nowacki bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nowacki throws out the jab.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Nowacki - that will leave a mark!
Rocker scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nowacki keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nowacki tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Nowacki works the jab nicely.
Nowacki connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Nowacki throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nowacki smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Herkules Nowacki.
Well Nowacki has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... 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 Dean Styles scores the fight 48:47
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 48:47
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Herkules Nowacki!

An out of breath Herkules Nowacki thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Insanity 113 - Olympics     
Date:   Nov 28, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Rocker and Jet Li. Chooooooooon! I think Rocker might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Ki:Theory - Stand By Me. Li has chosen Tourniquet by Evanescence as his entrance music. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

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175 lbs
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32
175 lbs
35 - 19 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jet Li!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Li manages to avoid it.
Jet Li seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker scores with a decent looking hook.
Li throws the left hand but Rocker avoids the punch easily.
Li throws a lazy head kick
and Rocker counters with a nice leg kick.
Li connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Li is out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Li 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Li misses with a body shot
and Rocker counters with a leg kick.
Rocker slips under a jab from Li.
A big right from Rocker misses.
Li throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rocker misses with a head kick.
Li fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
We've been hearing reports that Rocker has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Li lands a nice hook to Rocker's body. Rocker takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Li lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Li uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rocker swats away the attempt to clinch by Li.
Li throws a head kick that misses.
Li misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Li throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
Li needs to keep his hands up - Rocker had a free shot at his head there.
Li throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Li. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker tries to counter with a takedown but Li is quick to defend against it.
Jet Li is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Li. Rocker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocker thumps Li with a low kick.
Rocker bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Li shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Li throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws out a leg kick but Li moves out of range and Rocker only half commits.
Rocker scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rocker throws a big shot that misses.
Li pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rocker is out of range and Li settles back down.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Li manages to avoid it.
Rocker throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Li, right into the meat.
Li misses with a looping left.
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!
Li misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Li misses with a straight right.
Rocker swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Li misses with a head kick.
Li takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rocker throws a sloppy head kick and Li moves out of range easily.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Li's guard.
Rocker trying to control but Li is working from the bottom.
Li working a defensive guard here.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Li is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Li is looking for a triangle but Rocker pushes his legs off easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rocker got a little sloppy there for a moment and Li has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Rocker has managed to get both his arms back between Li's legs - danger averted.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker tries to free his leg and advance position but Li is retaining full guard.
Li is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Li keeps moving.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Some wild striking there from Li.
Li takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
A jab from Li does it's job there.
Li lands a leg kick that knocks Rocker off balance momentarily.
Li fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rocker misses with an uppercut.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Li down.
Li throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Li throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rocker is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Li misses with a looping right.
Rocker tries to counter with a takedown but Li is quick to defend against it.
Rocker is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Li ducks under a wild hook from Rocker.
Li thows a left - swing and a miss!
A jab lands there for Rocker.
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!
Rocker avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rocker drops down looking for a counter takedown but Li sprawls and moves away.
Rocker lands a glancing blow to the side of Li's head.
Rocker throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Li.
Rocker cracks the inside of Li's front leg.
Li fails to land with a series of punches.
Li on the wrong end of a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Li was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Li scores with a body shot.
Li bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rocker's head.
Li tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rocker manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Li wants to clinch.
Li fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.
Li wants to clinch.
Rocker connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Li momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick.
Rocker slips a jab and a cross from Li.
Li misses with a head kick.
Rocker scores with a nice right hand.
Rocker looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Li moves away and avoids it.
Rocker lands with a nice combination. Li backs away looking to recover.
Li throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
An inside leg kick lands from Rocker.

Li moves into the clinch.
Rocker scores with a nice hook to the head.
Li throws a head punch that misses.
Rocker is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
Li swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Li tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Li back against the cage.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rocker.

Rocker manages to break the clinch.
Li tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Li scores with a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head kick from Li lands but Rocker takes it in his stride.
Li misses with a body kick.
Li closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Li. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Li.
Li is looking to clinch.
Li walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rocker walks into a straight right hand from Li.
Li shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rocker throws a body punch but Li moves out of range.
Rocker lands a nice shot to the body.
Li lands a glancing blow to the side of Rocker's head.
Rocker takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Li throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Li throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rocker fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Li manages to avoid it.
Li throws a counter combo.
Li throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker misses with a wild combination.
Li follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Li throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Li fails with an attempt to clinch.
A jab from Li misses.
It looked like Rocker wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Li throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Rocker counter with a right hand.
Rocker throws a shot from downtown. Li moves away and avoids it.
Li misses with a body shot.
Li takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Li ducks right into an uppercut from Rocker.
Li takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
A little feinted left hand from Rocker on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rocker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Li.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Rocker blocks a jab.
A swing and a miss from Rocker.
Li misses with a kick to the body.
Li takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rocker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rocker goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Li misses with a low kick as Rocker jumps back.
Rocker with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Li wants to land a leg kick but Rocker is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Li throws a push kick but Rocker slaps the foot to one side.
Rocker swings for the body but Li moves out of range.
Li takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Li connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Rocker momentarily.
Rocker lands a nice shot that snaps Li's head back.
Li throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rocker lands a really nice looking cross but Li seems unphased.
Li showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rocker.
Li is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.

Rocker shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Rocker showed some decent athleticism there.
Rocker is trying to control the action in half guard but Li is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rocker wants to pass the guard but Li is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Li lands with a shot to the body.
Li misses the shot to the body.
Li 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 shot to the body from Li misses
and Rocker counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Rocker.
Li is trying to control Rocker's posture but Rocker avoids it.
Rocker scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Li to see if he's OK.
Ricky Rocker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rocker slows the pace down.
Rocker connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Li some visible discomfort.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Li is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Rocker is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Rocker in particular looking to stall.
Li tries to roll over but Rocker keeps him under control.
Rocker is trying to control. Li wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Rocker in particular looking to stall.
Rocker throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Li is looking for a sweep. Rocker is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Li is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

Rocker closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Li's guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Li is trying to keep Rocker in close.
Rocker will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Li had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Rocker defends it easily.
Rocker sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Li trying to control the position.

That's four 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.
Li keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Li.
Li has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Li displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rocker throws out the jab.
Li tries a head kick but it misses.
Li throws a body punch but Rocker moves out of range.
Rocker darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rocker avoids the head kick by Li.

Rocker closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Li did well to prevent Rocker getting side control.

Li manages to escape and get back to his feet!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Li throws a big shot that misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Rocker misses its target.
Li is looking to score with low kicks.
Rocker cracks Li with an open hand slap.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Ricky Rocker did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Rocker's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Jab, jab by Li - just one landing.

Rocker closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Li struggling a bit here.
Rocker wants to control for a moment but Li uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Rocker working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li tries to roll over but Rocker keeps him under control.
Rocker working over Li with some ground and pound. Li looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker is looking to take a break and control but Li is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rocker looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Li with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rocker is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Rocker scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Rocker controlling the position easily from mount.
Rocker prevents Li from getting the reversal.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Li taking shots to the head.
Li wants to hold on but Rocker pushes him away.

Rocker looking for a guillotine from mount but Li is having none of it.
Rocker unloading with bombs!
Rocker working the ground and pound effectively.
Rocker landing shots from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Li is working to get back to half guard.
Rocker looking to control and managing it successfully.
Li tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Li is still trying to improve position.
Rocker landing shots from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker lands with some strikes.
Rocker landing shots from mount.
Rocker looking to finish Li with some ground and pound. This is bad for Li!
Rocker has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Li is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Rocker lands a couple of good shots and Li has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Rocker lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Rocker.

Li is rocked!
Li is trapped and Rocker is scoring with shots to the head and body.
Li is still in real trouble! Can Rocker finish him?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Li is trying to remain composed but Rocker is hammering down strikes to the side of his head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker had his way with Jet Li in that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Rocker misses with an uppercut.
Li seems to have recovered his senses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rocker fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Li throws a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker checks a low kick from Li.

Li gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rocker to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Rocker trying to control but Li is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Li pulls Rocker in to control the position.

Li is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Li has Rocker pulled in close to control his posture.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Rocker postures up in Li's guard and throws a big left but Li blocks it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Li on the side of the head.
Rocker takes a swing at Li's ribcage but misses.
Li wants to counter the offense by Rocker and move into the clinch position.
Rocker bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Li's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rocker throws a combination that misses
and Li counters with an outside leg kick.
Ricky Rocker is winning the standup battle so far.
Li throws a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rocker dives in and grabs Li's left leg, looking for a takedown. Li pushes down on Rocker's head and hops out.
Rocker misses with a hook.
Li misses with a body punch
and Rocker connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Li can do to turn this around?
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Li was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Li feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rockers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Li is looking to clinch.
Li takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rocker takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rocker throws out a loose jab but Li uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Rocker - just one landing.
Li misses with a body kick.

Li clinches up against the cage.
Rocker tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rocker breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Li drives through and clinches with Rocker against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Li.

Rocker manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Rocker utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Rocker looking to control.
Jet Li has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Li stopping the sweep attempt from Rocker.
Li is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Rocker looking to hit a scissor sweep but Li is one step ahead there.

Rocker had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Li defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Li throws a big right hand that misses.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

Rocker looking for a guillotine here but Li defends easily.

Rocker looking for a guillotine here but Li defends easily.
Li with a flurry of punches that miss.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Rocker, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker made sure to mention his sponsor, Max Octane Fight Wear in his post fight interview.
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Event: Syn 397 - Iron Will     
Date:   Nov 12, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bowser Stormcrow and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
176 lbs
45 - 7 - 0
180 cm
33
175 lbs
28 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Bowser Stormcrow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Chris Edwards and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rocker paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rocker lands with a hook. Stormcrow tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up.
An inside leg kick lands from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Stormcrow throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker cracks Stormcrow with an open hand slap.
A telegraphed right hand from Stormcrow misses the target.
Nice uppercut there from Rocker.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Rocker 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.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Stormcrow's ribs.
Stormcrow misses with a leg kick.
Stormcrow moves out of range as Rocker strikes.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Rocker checks a leg kick nicely.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rocker takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Stormcrow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Stormcrow feints and then cracks Rocker's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rocker down.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Stormcrow slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Rocker walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Stormcrow checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Stormcrow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Stormcrow misses with a straight left.
Rocker throws a jab when Stormcrow was well out of range.
Rocker displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Stormcrow throws out the jab.
A lazy body kick from Stormcrow
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker lands a leg kick that knocks Stormcrow off balance momentarily.
An inside leg kick lands from Stormcrow.
Rocker keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Nice cross by Rocker.
Stormcrow thuds his shin into the meat of Rocker's side.
Bowser Stormcrow is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
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!
Jab by Rocker.
Stormcrow misses with a kick to the body.
Stormcrow takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Rocker is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Stormcrow had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Stormcrow slips a jab from Rocker.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sloppy strikes from Rocker. Those never looked like landing.
Rocker lands a lovely overhand right.
Stormcrow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rocker. That did some damage!
Stormcrow is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.
Stormcrow stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Stormcrow throws a hook but Rocker avoids it easily.
Stormcrow misses with a straight right.
Rocker misses with a looping right.
Rocker takes one to the side of the head.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stormcrow.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the strikes.
Stormcrow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rocker feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Stormcrow's calf.
Stormcrow is looking to slow Rocker down with leg kicks.
Stormcrow connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Stormcrow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocker.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Rocker.
Stormcrow has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rocker finds it's way round the side to connect with Stormcrow's head.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stormcrow.
Rocker throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Stormcrow fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rocker.
Rocker moves out of range as Stormcrow throws a body kick.
Stormcrow buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Donk. Stormcrow catches Rocker right on the button with a cross.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick that is checked

and Rocker counters with a takedown into side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stormcrow parries the strikes from Rocker easily there. Rocker is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Stormcrow to escape.
Rocker in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.

Rocker wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Stormcrow, who protects the arm well.
Stormcrow gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker prevents Stormcrow from improving his position.
Rocker wants to pass to mount but Stormcrow is defending the position.
Rocker prevents Stormcrow from improving his position.
Rocker wants to control but Stormcrow is keeping him busy.
Stormcrow tries to roll over but Rocker keeps him under control.

Rocker is trying to work for a kimura but Stormcrow is defending well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Stormcrow 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 Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Stormcrow takes a jab right on the kisser.
A big left from Rocker misses.
Stormcrow is looking to score with low kicks.
Stormcrow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Stormcrow punishes Rocker's body with a nice straight punch.
Rocker misses with a body shot.
Stormcrow goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rocker looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rocker's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rocker scores with a nice strike.
Some bone on bone action there as Rocker checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rocker tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rocker. That's going to slow Stormcrow down.
Stormcrow misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
Stormcrow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bowser Stormcrow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rocker walks into a left hand.
Stormcrow bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rocker's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rocker.
Rocker throws a low kick, looking for Stormcrow's leg but Stormcrow calmly moves out of range.
Stormcrow half committed to a counter leg kick.
Stormcrow chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rocker can pounce on him.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Stormcrow with an uppercut!
Stormcrow pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rocker missing with a left hand there. Stormcrow was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Rocker checks it.
Rocker is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Stormcrow tries a head kick but it misses.
Rocker swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Stormcrow stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Stormcrow wants it to stay on the feet.
Stormcrow lands a head kick. Rocker smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Stormcrow takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Stormcrow fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rocker tried to score with a low kick but Stormcrow checks it.
Stormcrow tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Stormcrow is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Stormcrow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rocker looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Stormcrow misses with a hook.
Rocker lands a right hook to the body.
Rocker uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Stormcrow.
Rocker connects with a body shot.
Stormcrow looks to land a right hand but Rocker moved out of range.
Stormcrow works the jab nicely.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rocker slips a straight right by Stormcrow.
Rocker let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Stormcrow takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A slow jab from Rocker misses its intended target.
Stormcrow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Stormcrow misses with a jab to the body
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws a front kick aimed at Rocker's knee but Rocker avoids it well.
Stormcrow tries to score with a low kick but Rocker moves his leg out of the way.
Stormcrow tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker flicks out a counter leg kick but Stormcrow steps away.
Stormcrow throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Stormcrow keeps moving.
Stormcrow wants to get back to his feet but Rocker is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Rocker works over Stormcrow with some ground and pound from guard.
Stormcrow wants to sweep but no luck.
Stormcrow is adopting a defensive guard.
Stormcrow looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Rocker controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker chips away with some ground and pound.
Stormcrow utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Stormcrow avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Stormcrow has his hands on Rocker's head, controlling the position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Stormcrow is on top in guard.

Stormcrow slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Stormcrow trying to control but Rocker is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Stormcrow's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Stormcrow scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker lands an overhand right.
Stormcrow throws a low kick, looking for Rocker's leg but Rocker calmly moves out of range.
Stormcrow defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker tries a low kick but Stormcrow avoids it.
Rocker steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Stormcrow. That one must have hurt.
Some wild striking there from Rocker.
Stormcrow looks to land a body kick but Rocker moved away.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Rocker moved away.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Stormcrow enables Rocker to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Stormcrow manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Rocker working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Stormcrow is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Stormcrow is controlling Rocker's posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stormcrow avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker trying to control but Stormcrow is working from the bottom.
Stormcrow working a defensive guard here.
Rocker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rocker accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rocker loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Stormcrow is adopting a defensive guard.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Stormcrow is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow wants to free his trapped foot but Rocker is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Rocker gets back to full guard.
We've been hearing that Stormcrow has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rocker looking for a sweep. Not yet Rocker, not yet.
Rocker trying to keep a closed guard but Stormcrow is proving a slippery customer.
Rocker 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.
Stormcrow is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker has a closed guard, preventing Stormcrow from standing up.
Rocker looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Stormcrow throws the kick towards the body but Rocker avoids it.
Stormcrow keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Stormcrow cracks Rocker with an open hand slap.
Rocker lands with a hook. Stormcrow tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Stormcrow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A quick step to the side and Stormcrow tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A leg kick checked by Rocker.
Stormcrow throws a chopping leg kick but Rocker manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker misses the shot to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Stormcrow looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Rocker misses the target.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Stormcrow tries a head kick but it misses.
Stormcrow lunges at Rocker with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rocker's hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Stormcrow misses with a kick to the body.
Rocker on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rocker cracks Stormcrow with an open hand slap.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Nice body punch from Rocker.
Rocker lands a nice looking kick to the body. Stormcrow takes a step back to recover.
Rocker throws a chopping leg kick but Stormcrow manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rocker throws a hook to the side of Stormcrow's head but Stormcrow sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Ricky Rocker just about did enough to take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Stormcrow throws a leg kick
and Rocker counters with a straight right hand.
Stormcrow looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Stormcrow tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rocker connects with a crisp jab.
Rocker looks to throw the jab but Stormcrow is out of range.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rocker manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow thuds his right hand into Rocker's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Stormcrow swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Stormcrow swings away with a leg kick that misses.
That kick from Stormcrow tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rocker scores with a sloppy right hand. Stormcrow should have avoided that one.
Stormcrow swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker counters with a nice uppercut.

Stormcrow rushes Rocker and presses him up against the cage.
Stormcrow tries to throw a body punch but Rocker avoids it by throwing Stormcrow back against the cage.
Rocker wants to break the clinch but can't.
Stormcrow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rocker's elbow.
Stormcrow has a couple of punches blocked by Rocker.
Rocker misses with the head strike.
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!
Stormcrow presses Rocker against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow tries a body shot but Rocker blocks it.
Stormcrow blocking some punches.
Stormcrow lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rocker.
Rocker has a couple of punches blocked by Stormcrow.
Rocker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.
Stormcrow lands a nice uppercut.
Rocker drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Stormcrow gets the underhooks and prevents it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rocker.
Stormcrow lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Stormcrow lands with a left to the head.
Rocker has Stormcrow pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Stormcrow manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Rocker lands a right hand.
Rocker stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Stormcrow blocking some punches.
Stormcrow misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rocker is trying to break the clinch but Stormcrow is controlling him.
Rocker tries to circle away but Stormcrow has him pinned against the cage.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.

Rocker pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick.
Stormcrow feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rocker's calf.
Stormcrow pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Stormcrow on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Stormcrow fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rocker.
Rocker blocks a jab.
Stormcrow keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
Rocker lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Stormcrow looks to land a body kick but Rocker moved away.
Rocker tries a quick counter leg kick but Stormcrow is wise to it.
Stormcrow throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a leg kick but Stormcrow checks it.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Stormcrow is looking to counter with a body kick.
Stormcrow attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rocker manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
A cross from Stormcrow lands.
Stormcrow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Stormcrow walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rocker checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Stormcrow has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rocker finds it's way round the side to connect with Stormcrow's head.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Rocker moves out of range easily.
Stormcrow takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Stormcrow lands with a shot to the body.
Rocker lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but fails miserably
enabling Rocker to counter with a crisp jab.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Stormcrow shows good takedown defense.
Bowser Stormcrow has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Stormcrow missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker checks a low kick from Stormcrow.
Rocker scores with a jab. Stormcrow acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stormcrow throws a body kick that misses.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Rocker avoids it.
Stormcrow throws a low kick, looking for Rocker's leg but Rocker calmly moves out of range.
Rocker throws a jab when Stormcrow was well out of range.
Stormcrow lands with a shot to the body.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow slips a straight right by Rocker.
Stormcrow throws a body shot but no joy.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rocker walks into a stiff left hand from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Stormcrow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Stormcrow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Bowser Stormcrow will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rocker lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Stormcrow has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Stormcrow and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Stormcrow throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rocker lands a jab.
A big right from Stormcrow misses.
Stormcrow takes a swing at Rocker's ribcage but misses.
Rocker misses with a hook. Stormcrow ducked under it nicely.
It looked like Stormcrow wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The crowd cheers as Rocker lands an impressive looking overhand right. Stormcrow doesn't seem phased though.
Stormcrow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stormcrow swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Stormcrow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
It seemed like Rocker was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ricky Rocker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rocker.
Stormcrow bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rocker throws a poor cross that misses
and Stormcrow counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Stormcrow uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Rocker scores with a sloppy right hand. Stormcrow should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Stormcrow takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rocker misses with a body shot.

Stormcrow moves into the clinch successfully.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
Rocker is trying to pull guard but Stormcrow has him pressed against the cage.
Rocker's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rocker changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Stormcrow fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That kick from Stormcrow tenderised Rocker's leg. Rocker is trying to keep his angry face on.
Stormcrow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Stormcrow tests Rocker's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Stormcrow misses the shot to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stormcrow looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses the jab.
Rocker takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Rocker moves out of range easily.
Rocker with the counter takedown but Stormcrow avoids it easily.
Rocker misses the jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Stormcrow slips under a jab.
Stormcrow staying out of range there.
A jab from Stormcrow misses.
Rocker getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A telegraphed right hand from Stormcrow misses the target.
Rocker flicks out a counter leg kick but Stormcrow steps away.
Stormcrow's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rocker connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Stormcrow scrambles back to his feet.
Stormcrow attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Stormcrow loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.
A leg kick checked by Stormcrow.
Rocker feints a jab promting Stormcrow to slip. Rocker then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Stormcrow slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws the left hand but Stormcrow avoids the punch easily.
Stormcrow fails in his attempt to clinch.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rocker.
Stormcrow misses with an uppercut
and Rocker counters with a stiff right hand.
Rocker checks a low kick from Stormcrow.
Rocker cracks a nice hook into Stormcrow's ribs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Rocker lands with a hook. Stormcrow tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow connects with a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Rocker. That snapped Stormcrow's head back.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the strikes.
Rocker throws a solid leg kick but Stormcrow takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rocker.
A jab lands there for Rocker.
Rocker shoots in and drives through. Stormcrow sprawls well.
Bowser Stormcrow has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.

Stormcrow rushes Rocker and presses him up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rocker.
A short uppercut from Rocker.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rocker lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rocker content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Bowser Stormcrow has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rocker wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Stormcrow creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bowser Stormcrow has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rocker swings wildly with an uppercut but Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid it.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Rocker is trying to pull guard but Stormcrow turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Stormcrow tries to work over Rocker's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
Rocker is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Stormcrow pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Rocker gets through Stormcrow's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
Stormcrow lands with a short shot to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ricky Rocker.
I think Rocker 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 48:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker 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.