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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 28, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala (ranked 9728 p4p, 0 weight class) and Psycho Hobo (ranked 7226 p4p, 0 weight class). Henkka Seppala could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Psycho Hobo's chin.

182 cm
45
187 lbs
30 - 20 - 1
184 cm
28
194 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Psycho Hobo!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Daniel Bishop and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A right-left combo lands from Hobo.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Hobo displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Seppala misses with a double jab
and Hobo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hobo throws a big shot that misses.
Seppala misses with a takedown
and Hobo makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hobo blocks a low kick nicely.
Hobo lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Hobo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hobo throws a hook but Seppala blocks it.
Hobo misses with the combination.
Hobo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Seppala circles away quickly and effectively.
Seppala takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hobo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Seppala.
Hobo misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Seppala takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hobo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hobo misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Hobo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seppala takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Seppala dodges the punch combination from Hobo.
Hobo lands a nice hook to Seppala's body. Seppala takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Seppala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Hobo as he connects with a hook.
Nice body punch from Hobo.
Seppala slips a jab and a cross from Hobo.
Hobo throws a shot to the body.
Hobo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Seppala moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala shoots in and drives through. Hobo sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Henkka Seppala. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hobo moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala takes one to the chin there.
Seppala dives in and grabs Hobo's left leg, looking for a takedown. Hobo pushes down on Seppala's head and hops out.
Hobo with a nice cross.
Hobo misses with a few strikes there.
Seppala attempts a counter takedown but Hobo avoids it well and moves away.
Hobo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.
Hobo scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

Seppala is rocked!
Some wild striking there from Hobo.
Seppala appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Hobo looks to throw the jab but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala misses with a wild combination.
Hobo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Seppala looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Hobo is working the combinations to good effect here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hobo moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Hobo throws an off balance right hand

and Seppala counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Seppala.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Hobo wants to get back to his feet but Seppala is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Seppala landing with the ground and pound.

Hobo is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Seppala presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Hobo wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Hobo breaks the clinch.
Hobo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown but Hobo manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Seppala's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hobo lands with a nice combination. Seppala backs away looking to recover.
Seppala throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hobo counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Seppala with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hobo to score with a decent uppercut.
Hobo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Hobo to counter with a crisp jab.
Hobo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Seppala circles away quickly and effectively.
Hobo connects with a nice looking jab.
Hobo has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Seppala will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Hobo lands with an uppercut that bounces Seppala off the cage and back into range.
Seppala closes this distance looking for a takedown but Hobo circles away.
Hobo stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Hobo wants it to stay on the feet.
Hobo scores with a sloppy right hand. Seppala should have avoided that one.
Oh Seppala is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hobo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Seppala seems to have got his legs back now.
Psycho Hobo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hobo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Hobo throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into guard.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Seppala prevents Hobo from getting back to his feet.
Seppala is working Hobo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Hobo is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Seppala is controlling him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Psycho Hobo dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


A low kick from Seppala is predictable there
letting Hobo counter with a right hand.
Hobo scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Hobo drops Seppala with a beautiful combination! Seppala stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Hobo is looking for the KO!
Hobo lands a big right hand and follows it up with an uppercut. Oh and another big punch and a knee - Seppala can't take much more of this! Another big shot to the jaw from Hobo and Seppala drops to the floor. Beaten and bloodied - he had enough there. A vicious beatdown by Hobo.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Psycho Hobo!
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 15, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala (ranked 7748 p4p, 0 weight class) and Ethan Carter Williams (ranked 3969 p4p, 0 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
45
187 lbs
30 - 19 - 1
182 cm
37
198 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ethan Carter Williams!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Patrick Alders and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Williams cracks Seppala with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Seppala throws a poor cross that misses
and Williams counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Williams bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Seppala's head.
Williams lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ethan Carter Williams seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Williams wants to clinch.

Williams takes the fight into the clinch.

Seppala has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Williams regains guard immediately.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Williams keeps moving.
Williams keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Williams wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Seppala wants to pass the guard but Williams is keeping the position.
Williams is controlling Seppala's posture.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seppala accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Williams is controlling Seppala's posture.
Williams looking for a sweep. Not yet Williams, not yet.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Williams holds on and takes a little breather.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

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.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Williams is on top in guard.

Williams prevents Seppala from getting back to his feet.
Seppala looking to hit a scissor sweep but Williams is one step ahead there.
Seppala keeping full guard, as Williams tries to pass.
Seppala wants to stand but Williams is controlling the position.
Seppala trying to keep a closed guard but Williams is proving a slippery customer.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Williams forces his way into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Williams wants to pass the guard but Seppala is defending well.
Seppala is trying to maintain the position but Williams is very close to passing his half guard.
Seppala makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Seppala.
Williams not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Williams must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Williams trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Williams controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Seppala looking for a sweep. Not yet Seppala, not yet.
Williams is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Seppala walks into a straight right hand from Williams.
A shot to the liver by Seppala. Beautiful body shot.

Williams has taken the fight to the clinch.

Seppala tightens his grip and picks Williams up, before dumping him to the ground. Williams manages to land in guard.

Williams uses the cage to get back to his feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Williams avoids the body shot from Seppala.
Williams swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Williams feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Seppalas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Williams throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ethan Carter Williams dominated that round.
That's time! Seppala's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Williams defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Seppala.
A little jabbing left from Williams on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Seppala missing with a left hand there. Williams was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Seppala smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Seppala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Williams counters with a right hand to the body.

Seppala throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Williams tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Seppala is in Williams's guard.
Seppala stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Williams swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Williams keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Williams keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.

Williams is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Seppala presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Williams prevents the takedown attempt.
Williams working some nice short punches in the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Williams lands a hook that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.
Williams lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Seppala.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Williams.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Williams lands a left hand.
Williams scores with a nice hook to the head.
Williams makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Seppala is rocked!
A nice left hand lands by Williams.
Oh Seppala is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Williams lands a left hand that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.
Williams creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Seppala's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Seppala drops to his knees and Williams pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ethan Carter Williams!
An out of breath Ethan Carter Williams 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: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 02, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala (ranked 10068 p4p, 0 weight class) and Dan Thatcher (ranked 7671 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
43
187 lbs
29 - 19 - 1
185 cm
27
194 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dan Thatcher!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Tiny Johnson and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thatcher shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Seppala defends it nicely.
Thatcher shoots in for a double leg but Seppala sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A shot to the liver by Seppala. Beautiful body shot.
Seppala 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.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Thatcher looks for a takedown but Seppala sprawls well.
Henkka Seppala has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dan Thatcher.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thatcher dodges the punch combination from Seppala.
Seppala cracks Thatcher with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick from Seppala lands but Thatcher takes it in his stride.
Nice jab there from Seppala.
Thatcher takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Seppala duly obliges.

Thatcher is rocked!
A big right followed by a crushing left from Seppala knocks Thatcher out cold! Ouch - that one's going to be featured in highlight reels for years to come!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Henkka Seppala!
A relieved looking Henkka Seppala 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: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 10, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala (ranked 7324 p4p, 0 weight class) and Deshaun Williams (ranked 3348 p4p, 0 weight class). Williams has chosen Dr. Octagon - Earth People as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
43
187 lbs
29 - 18 - 1
188 cm
28
198 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Deshaun Williams!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Daniel Franklin and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Williams pinned against the cage. Williams gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Seppala takes a swing at Williams's ribcage but misses.
Williams lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A head kick misses from Seppala.
Williams only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Seppala misses with a jab to the body
and Williams connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Seppala looks for a takedown but Williams sprawls well.
Williams jabs Seppala to the body, keeping him at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

Williams moves into the clinch successfully.
Seppala wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Henkka Seppala. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A short right from Williams on the inside.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a leg kick that is checked
and Williams connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Williams thuds a left hand into Seppala's body.
Williams fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Seppala has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Seppala pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Seppala takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses
and Williams counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Seppala with a lazy takedown attempt
and Williams counters with a stiff right hand.
Seppala takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Seppala is breathing heavily.
Seppala with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Williams to score with a decent uppercut.

Seppala is rocked!
Williams pounces like a tiger and cracks Seppala with a vicious hook! Seppala is down but not out! Williams follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Deshaun Williams!
Deshaun Williams took some time post fight to say the following; 'https://soundcloud.com/spinmanfinn'.
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Event: Lupe 11     
Date:   Jul 08, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Deshaun Williams (ranked 3336 p4p, 365 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 4839 p4p, 489 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Williams might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Dr. Octagon - Earth People. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

188 cm
28
198 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
182 cm
42
187 lbs
29 - 17 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Deshaun Williams!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Alan Glass and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Williams does a little dance to reset his feet.
Williams is looking to counter with a body kick.
Seppala takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Seppala fails with the takedown.
Williams takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Seppala.
Williams tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Seppala paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Seppala throws a hook but Williams avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Williams pinned against the cage. Williams gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Deshaun Williams has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seppala accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Seppala trying to control but Williams is working from the bottom.
Seppala makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Williams seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Seppala with a flurry of punches that miss.
Williams can't keep his opponent in guard - Seppala advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Williams blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.
Seppala tries to pass to full mount but Williams defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throwing shots but Williams is blocking nicely.
Williams is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Seppala's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Seppala's back!
Williams is hanging on to Seppala's back as he tries to escape.

Seppala is looking to stand back up. He's having to work hard to escape but eventually he manages it.
Decent striking displayed by Williams there.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Seppala.
Seppala is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but Williams is out of range.
It looked like Williams was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Seppala scores with a one two! Williams had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Williams.
Seppala dives in and grabs Williams's left leg, looking for a takedown. Williams pushes down on Seppala's head and hops out.
Williams appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Williams moves out of range of the strikes.
Williams fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Seppala shoots and misses
and Williams counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Deshaun Williams is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seppala throws a push kick but Williams slaps the foot to one side.
Seppala changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Williams tries to avoid it but Seppala manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Williams to the ground. Williams escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Seppala fails with a takedown attempt.
Seppala looks winded!
Seppala throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Williams defends it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses the shot to the body.
Williams uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Seppala throws a wild body kick that Williams sees coming a mile off.

Seppala changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Williams looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Williams is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Williams dodges the ground and pound from Seppala.
Williams is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Seppala off and has taken his back!
Seppala wants to get back to his feet.
Williams not allowing Seppala to control his hands.
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 Deshaun Williams will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Seppala throws a head kick but Williams moves out of range.
Seppala throws a head kick but Williams moves out of range.
Seppala lands the left hand.
Seppala throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but Williams shows good takedown defense.
Williams takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Seppala throws a low kick but it's checked well by Williams.
Seppala keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Williams uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seppala.
Henkka Seppala seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala throws a jab when Williams was well out of range.
Williams connects with a good right hand that stumbles Seppala. Seppala circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Seppala darts in looking for a takedown but Williams gets double underhooks and turns Seppala into the cage.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Williams sprawls well. Williams wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Seppala gets slowly back to his feet.
Williams went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Deshaun Williams has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Williams looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
Seppala scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Seppala has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Williams.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Williams as he avoids it easily.
Williams scores with a decent looking hook.
Williams displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
Seppala lands a nice shot to the body.
Seppala fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Seppala misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala misses with a body kick.
Williams swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Williams, right into the meat.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Williams.
Williams looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Seppala lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Williams misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Williams checks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Seppala does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Seppala finds it's way through Williams's defenses.
Seppala shoots in and drives through. Williams sprawls well.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala feints the counter takedown.
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.
Williams lands a jab to Seppala's midsection.
Williams stuns Seppala with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seppala is breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Seppala if he has to take too many more of those.
Williams gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Seppala throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Williams is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Seppala tries to work over Williams's front leg with a kick but Williams checks it.
Seppala throws a lazy right hand but Williams sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Williams connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Williams's corner calls for a 1-2. Williams obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Williams looks to land a combination. Seppala sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Williams displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
Seppala throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Williams misses with the combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Williams fails to land with a series of punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala with a poor takedown
and Williams cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Williams connects with a nice looking jab.
Seppala shoots for a double leg takedown but Williams sprawls well. He's pushed Seppala's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Seppala shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Williams pinned against the cage. Williams gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
A head kick misses from Seppala.
Williams fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Seppala on the side of the head.

Seppala is rocked!

Seppala is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Williams's half guard.

Williams manages to escape and get back to his feet!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Deshaun Williams dominated that second 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. This is the final round!


Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Williams finish him?
Seppala misses with a straight right.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
Williams throws a leg kick which misses Seppala's front leg but catches the back leg as Seppala tries to avoid it.
Williams uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seppala.
Seppala avoids the body shot from Williams.
Williams moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
A head kick misses from Seppala.

Williams drives through and clinches with Seppala against the cage.

Williams breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Williams dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Williams throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Williams.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses
and Williams counters with a nice body shot.
Seppala fails to land the takedown.
Seppala takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Williams.
Seppala drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Williams defends it well.
Seppala throws a leg kick
and Williams counters with a nice body shot.
Seppala with a poor takedown
and Williams counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

Williams moves into range and clinches up with Seppala.
Williams stops a takedown attempt from Seppala.
Deshaun Williams has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.

Williams pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Williams stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Seppala misses with a takedown attempt
and Williams counters with a stiff right hand.
Williams stuns Seppala with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Oh, that's a big right hand from Williams and Seppala goes tumbling to the canvas! Williams follows him to the ground and looks to finish from 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!
Williams is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Henkka Seppala has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Deshaun Williams overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Williams takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Williams prevents Seppala from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Williams gets to his feet - back to striking we go!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Seppala is defended easily by Williams.
Seppala takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Williams with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A left and a right from Seppala both land. Nice combination.
Seppala throws a shot from downtown. Williams moves away and avoids it.
Williams misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Seppala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Williams.
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
Seppala connects with an inside leg kick.

Seppala manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Williams on his heels. He'll look to pass Williams's guard now, I'm sure.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams trying to control the position here.
Williams keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.
Williams wants to stand and escape but Seppala is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Deshaun Williams showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Williams 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 Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 29:28
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Deshaun Williams!

As Deshaun Williams got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: https://soundcloud.com/spinmanfinn'.
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Event: Lupe 4 Lucre     
Date:   Jun 02, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Benedict Arnold (ranked 3182 p4p, 360 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 3683 p4p, 416 weight class). Benedict Arnold could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

187 cm
38
188 lbs
25 - 16 - 2
182 cm
42
187 lbs
29 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Benedict Arnold!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Daniel Franklin and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Arnold moves away.
Arnold connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Seppala momentarily.
Arnold looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Arnold avoids it easily.

Arnold moves into the clinch.
Arnold digs a right hand underneath Seppala's ribcage. Seppala let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Seppala tries to score a body lock takedown but Arnold shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Seppala is working for takedown but Arnold is calmly controlling the position for now.
Seppala goes for a takedown in the clinch but Arnold prevents it.
Benedict Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Arnold gets through Seppala's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Seppala fails to land.
Seppala tries for a takedown but Arnold manages to get underhooks.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Arnold tries to throw a body punch but Seppala avoids it by throwing Arnold back against the cage.
Arnold is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Seppala prevents a body shot from Arnold.
Arnold lands with a right to the head.
Arnold scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Arnold creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Arnold prevents a takedown attempt there.
A head punch on the inside from Seppala fails to land.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Arnold.
Seppala is trying to drag Arnold to the mat but Arnold just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Arnold pushes Seppala back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Arnold.
A short left from Arnold.

Seppala is rocked!
Arnold lands a nice shot to the body.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Arnold finish him?
Seppala has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Arnold avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Arnold.
Seppala has Arnold pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Arnold manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Seppala looks winded!
A head punch on the inside from Arnold fails to land.
Arnold throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Arnold can't find room to land a body shot as Seppala controls the action.
Arnold fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Arnold lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala goes for a takedown attempt but Arnold pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.

Arnold clinches with his opponent.
Arnold scores with a nice hook to the head.
Arnold has a couple of punches blocked by Seppala.
Seppala lands an elbow inside.
Seppala is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Arnold gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Seppala tries for a takedown but Arnold manages to get underhooks.
Seppala is looking for a takedown.
Arnold lands a shoulder strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Arnold.
Arnold lands a body shot in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Arnold.
A shot in the inside from Arnold.
Arnold creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Seppala with a big uppercut! Seppala tries to clinch up but Arnold pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Seppala to the mat! Seppala covers up and Arnold unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Benedict Arnold!
Our winner, Benedict Arnold, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: KAMIKAZE 84     
Date:   Mar 02, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kordell Bailey Sr. (ranked 493 p4p, 66 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 1911 p4p, 244 weight class). Bailey Sr. comes to the cage accompanied by Damian Marley - Road To Zion. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

173 cm
41
185 lbs
32 - 15 - 0
182 cm
41
187 lbs
29 - 15 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kordell Bailey Sr.!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Sosuke Kotani and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut there from Bailey Sr..
Seppala misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seppala closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bailey Sr. circles away.
Nice body punch from Bailey Sr..
Seppala changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Bailey Sr. tries to avoid it but Seppala manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Bailey Sr. to the ground. Bailey Sr. escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
A big left from Seppala misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Bailey Sr. misses its target.
Bailey Sr. defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Seppala throws a leg kick but Bailey Sr. moved away.
Bailey Sr. avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Seppala misses with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bailey Sr. uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala throws a left and a right that both miss

and Bailey Sr. counters with a single leg into guard. Seppala didn't expect that.
Bailey Sr. prevents Seppala from getting back to his feet.
Seppala looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bailey Sr. is one step ahead there.
Bailey Sr. controlling from the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bailey Sr. trying to control the position from guard on top but Seppala is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bailey Sr. preventing the sweep.
Bailey Sr. distracts Seppala with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bailey Sr. postures up and lands a big shot to Seppala's brow.
Seppala wants to sweep but no luck.
Bailey Sr. 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.
Bailey Sr. wants to control from the top but Seppala keeps moving.
Bailey Sr. controls from within his opponent's 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.
Bailey Sr. throwing strikes but missing.
Seppala controls Bailey Sr. momentarily but Bailey Sr. frees himself.
Seppala wants to sweep but no luck.
Bailey Sr. trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Bailey Sr. is in close to Seppala's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Seppala is trying to keep Bailey Sr. in close.
Bailey Sr. is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Seppala being controlled here, momentarily.
Seppala preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bailey Sr. works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Well, if Bailey Sr. is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Seppala wants to control but Bailey Sr. is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Bailey Sr. wants to work for an arm triangle but Seppala is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Bailey Sr. wants to take a breather but Seppala is having none of it.
Seppala tries to kick Bailey Sr. off but Bailey Sr. keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bailey Sr. looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Seppala with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Bailey Sr. lands a nice short elbow.
Seppala wants to improve his position but Bailey Sr. is controlling well.
Bailey Sr. wants to take a breather but Seppala is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Seppala manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Bailey Sr. stopping the sweep attempt from Seppala.
Bailey Sr. prevents Seppala from getting back to his feet.
Bailey Sr. keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Seppala's head.
Bailey Sr. landing with the ground and pound.
Seppala working a defensive guard here.
Bailey Sr. tries to free his leg and advance position but Seppala is retaining full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala has momentary wrist control but Bailey Sr. slips an elbow through the middle.
Seppala is controlling Bailey Sr.'s posture.
Bailey Sr. content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kordell Bailey Sr. dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Bailey Sr. fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Seppala misses with a lunging right hand

and Bailey Sr. counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Seppala is staying active underneath Bailey Sr., who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Bailey Sr. is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Seppala sees it coming and defends easily.
Bailey Sr. lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Bailey Sr. is just content to waste time from the top position. Seppala takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Bailey Sr. slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bailey Sr. has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Bailey Sr. sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Seppala's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala wants to get back to full guard.
Seppala is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Bailey Sr. jumps into side control!
Seppala is trying to improve his position.
Bailey Sr. lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Seppala down.

Seppala throws Bailey Sr. to one side and escapes!
Bailey Sr. throws a body punch but Seppala moves out of range.
Bailey Sr. ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.
Bailey Sr. misses the shot to the body.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Bailey Sr. avoids it easily.
Seppala shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Bailey Sr. defends it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws an overhand right that lands on Bailey Sr.'s shoulder, as Bailey Sr. tries to avoid the shot.
Seppala throws a right hand that Bailey Sr. ducks under and follows up with a left that Bailey Sr. also avoids with ease.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Bailey Sr. swings for the body but Seppala moves out of range.
Bailey Sr. throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Seppala.
Bailey Sr. throws a right and a left that Seppala avoids nicely.
A swing and a miss from Bailey Sr..
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bailey Sr. displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Seppala.
As Seppala looks to move away, Bailey Sr. throws a big counter combo but Seppala just gets out of the way.
Bailey Sr. misses the shot to the body.
Seppala is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Bailey Sr..

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bailey Sr. connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Seppala scrambles back to his feet.

Seppala is rocked!
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown but Bailey Sr. manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Seppala's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Bailey Sr. finish him?
Kordell Bailey Sr. has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Bailey Sr. enables Seppala to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Bailey Sr. manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.

Bailey Sr. working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Seppala doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Seppala manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
Bailey Sr. 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.
Bailey Sr. is trying to keep Seppala in close.
Bailey Sr. pulls Seppala in close to prevent any damage.
Seppala trying to control but Bailey Sr. is working from the bottom.
Bailey Sr. has control of Seppala's left arm, preventing Seppala from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bailey Sr. wants to sweep here but Seppala controlling him for the moment.
Bailey Sr. is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Bailey Sr. pulls Seppala in close to prevent any damage.
Seppala stopping the sweep attempt from Bailey Sr..
Seppala connects with a couple of short punches.
Bailey Sr. working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Bailey Sr. lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Bailey Sr. trying to control but Seppala is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kordell Bailey Sr. dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Seppala throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Bailey Sr.'s waist but Bailey Sr. gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Seppala off to one side.
Seppala scores with a sloppy right hand. Bailey Sr. should have avoided that one.
Seppala will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Seppala misses with a takedown attempt - Bailey Sr. sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Kordell Bailey Sr. has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Seppala misses with a series of wild punches.
Bailey Sr. darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bailey Sr. throws out a loose jab but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seppala fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
Good work by Bailey Sr. as he checks the leg kick.
Bailey Sr. throws a big counter combination but Seppala scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Bailey Sr. shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Seppala lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Seppala showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bailey Sr..
Bailey Sr. throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
A little feinted left hand from Bailey Sr. on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A big right from Seppala misses.
A quick step to the side and Bailey Sr. tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a body shot

and Bailey Sr. counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Bailey Sr..
Bailey Sr. is pressed up against the cage. Seppala has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Bailey Sr. down to the mat. Bailey Sr. avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Seppala goes for a double leg but Bailey Sr. avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bailey Sr. continues to drive forward.
Bailey Sr. appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bailey Sr.. Seppala does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bailey Sr. just misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Bailey Sr. is fending him off so far but Seppala persists. Nope, Bailey Sr. circles away and we're back to standing.
Bailey Sr. throws a nice looking combination but Seppala bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Seppala shoots and misses
and Bailey Sr. counters with a right hand to the body.
Seppala takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bailey Sr. was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Seppala misses the body punch
and Bailey Sr. cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Seppala swings widly with a right hand

and Bailey Sr. holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bailey Sr..

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Bailey Sr..
Bailey Sr. is working Seppala over against the cage.
Bailey Sr. digs a right hand into Seppala's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Seppala's gas tank.

Bailey Sr. has picked Seppala up - he's going for a ride! Bailey Sr. dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Bailey Sr. is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Bailey Sr. lands strikes from half guard.
Bailey Sr. wants to lay and pray for a moment but Seppala keeps working.
Bailey Sr. slows the pace down in half guard.
Bailey Sr. winds up and cracks Seppala with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bailey Sr. working Seppala over with strikes.
Seppala misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Seppala is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bailey Sr. looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Seppala with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Still in half guard, Bailey Sr. seems content to control.
Seppala tries to roll over but Bailey Sr. keeps him under control.
We've been hearing good reports from Bailey Sr.'s training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Bailey Sr. controlling the pace.
Bailey Sr. landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Bailey Sr. is keen to just control but Seppala is a slippery customer.
Seppala is trying to maintain the position but Bailey Sr. is very close to passing his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kordell Bailey Sr. clearly takes that round.
That's time! Bailey Sr.'s corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Bailey Sr. swings for the body but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Bailey Sr. misses with a hook.
Seppala shoots in for a double leg but Bailey Sr. sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Bailey Sr. connects with a nice looking jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Seppala.
Bailey Sr. connects with a body shot.
Kordell Bailey Sr. is winning the standup battle so far.
Bailey Sr. just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Bailey Sr. drops Seppala with a beautiful combination! Seppala stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Bailey Sr. is looking for the KO!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.

Bailey Sr. shoots in for a takedown. Oh, that's a huge slam! Seppala is on queer street and Bailey Sr. is pounding down on him with a barage of strikes. The ref is forced to step in and stop the fight. Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Slam). Kordell Bailey Sr.!
Kordell Bailey Sr. retains his middleweight title!
Our winner, Kordell Bailey Sr., made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 12, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala (ranked 2713 p4p, 0 weight class) and Troy Anselmo (ranked 2482 p4p, 0 weight class). Troy Anselmo has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Henkka Seppala's chin.

182 cm
41
187 lbs
28 - 15 - 1
182 cm
27
188 lbs
7 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Granite chin

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RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Troy Anselmo!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Sosuke Kotani and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Anselmo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seppala displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Anselmo throws out the jab.
Seppala connects with a good right hand that stumbles Anselmo. Anselmo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Anselmo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Anselmo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A shot to the liver by Seppala. Beautiful body shot.
Anselmo throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Seppala swings for the body but Anselmo moves out of range.
Seppala comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Anselmo was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Seppala looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

Seppala darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seppala thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Anselmo controlling the position for now.
Anselmo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Anselmo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Seppala trying to control the action but Anselmo is working from the bottom.
Anselmo is looking to improve his position.
Anselmo taking some punishment here, with Seppala in his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Seppala 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.
Seppala seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Anselmo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Anselmo is refusing to be controlled, as Seppala sits in half guard.
Anselmo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Seppala wants to lay and pray for a moment but Anselmo keeps working.
Seppala scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Seppala throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Anselmo controlling the position for now.
Seppala is keen to just control but Anselmo is a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Seppala scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Anselmo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Seppala works his way into full mount!
Seppala looking to ground and pound but Anselmo is blocking nicely.
Anselmo regains half guard.
Seppala seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Anselmo is in trouble now - Seppala has advanced to mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seppala scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Seppala throws a wild left hand from mount and Anselmo manages to wriggle his way back to half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Anselmo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Seppala takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Seppala is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Seppala is thwarting Anselmo's attempts to control the position.
Seppala throws a strike but Anselmo avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala connects with a good right hand that stumbles Anselmo. Anselmo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Seppala is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Anselmo can do to turn this around?

Seppala shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Anselmo's guard.
Anselmo working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Seppala trying to control but Anselmo is working from the bottom.
Anselmo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Seppala lands a couple of elbows.
Seppala throws a big right hand that misses.

Anselmo uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Anselmo lands with a straight right. Seppala didn't see that one coming.
Anselmo throws a hook but Seppala blocks it.
Anselmo swings for the body but Seppala moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anselmo jabs at Seppala's body.
Some bone on bone action there as Seppala checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Seppala tries to counter with a takedown but Anselmo is quick to defend against it.
Anselmo misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Seppala with a hook.
Anselmo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala misses with a leg kick
and Seppala takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Seppala shoots in but Anselmo avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Anselmo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seppala.

Anselmo gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Anselmo keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.
Seppala is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Anselmo wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Seppala throws an elbow that misses. Anselmo uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Seppala's guard. Nice move by Anselmo!

We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Anselmo would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Seppala pulls Anselmo in to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala wants to sweep here but Anselmo controlling him for the moment.
Seppala is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Anselmo is controlling him.
Anselmo wants to stand and escape but instead Seppala has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Seppala slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Anselmo keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Anselmo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Seppala landing with the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Anselmo is retaining full guard.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala is pushing down on Anselmo's leg trying to pass to half guard. Anselmo is fighting to maintain full guard but Seppala has managed to sneak the leg through.
Anselmo has hold of Seppala's hands but Seppala slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Seppala performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Seppala wants to pass to mount but Anselmo is defending the position.
Seppala works his foot free and advances to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Anselmo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Seppala throws a leg kick but Anselmo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Henkka Seppala is winning the standup battle so far.
Seppala misses with an uppercut. Anselmo saw that one coming.
Seppala shoots for a double leg takedown but Anselmo sprawls well. He's pushed Seppala's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Anselmo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Seppala.
Nice defenses there by Seppala.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
No luck for Seppala with that takedown attempt.
Seppala swings widly with a right hand
and Anselmo makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Anselmo misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anselmo throws a hook but Seppala avoids it easily.
Seppala has his takedown stuffed
and Seppala takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Henkka Seppala. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Anselmo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seppala looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Anselmo is fending him off so far but Seppala persists. Nope, Anselmo circles away and we're back to standing.
Anselmo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Seppala doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Anselmo counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Anselmo misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
Seppala closes the distance looking to clinch
and Anselmo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Anselmo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Anselmo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anselmo.
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
Seppala will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Anselmo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Seppala.
Troy Anselmo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown but Anselmo manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Seppala's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Seppala fails with a takedown attempt.
Anselmo lands a glancing blow to the side of Seppala's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anselmo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Anselmo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Seppala.

Seppala is rocked!

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
Anselmo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Oh Seppala is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anselmo misses with an uppercut.
Seppala attempts a counter takedown but Anselmo avoids it well and moves away.
Anselmo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Seppala seems to have got his legs back now.
Jab by Anselmo.
Seppala looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Troy Anselmo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
No luck for Seppala with that takedown attempt.
Anselmo appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Seppala decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Anselmo is holding on to half guard well.
Anselmo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Seppala.
Seppala throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Anselmo to regain full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Anselmo bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Seppala's guard.

Anselmo throwing strikes but missing.
Anselmo postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Anselmo stands up and waves to Seppala to follow him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Anselmo takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Seppala gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Anselmo counters with a solid body kick.
Anselmo throws a body kick that misses.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Anselmo as he avoids it easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Troy Anselmo comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

During a confident post fight interview, Henkka Seppala thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: KAMIKAZE 78: Perfect     
Date:   Feb 10, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Virgil Keller (ranked 3386 p4p, 386 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 4332 p4p, 471 weight class). Keller's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, War Music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

184 cm
43
197 lbs
38 - 26 - 0
182 cm
41
187 lbs
27 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Good chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Virgil Keller!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Taro Takaoka and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala circles away from the clinch attempt.
Seppala checks the leg kick.
Seppala changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Seppala feints and then cracks Keller's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keller down.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keller was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Keller throws a right and a left that Seppala avoids nicely.
Keller is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Keller closes this distance looking for a takedown but Seppala circles away.

Seppala decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Seppala tries to pass the half guard into mount. Keller knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Seppala sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Keller defending well though.
Seppala passes the guard and advances to mount!
Keller takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala raining down shots from the mount!
Seppala fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Seppala is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Keller can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Keller taking shots to the head.
Seppala scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Seppala has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Keller's face.
Keller is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seppala has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Keller's face.
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!
Seppala with a couple of short strikes.
BOOM! Seppala connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Seppala punishing his opponent with strikes.

Keller is rocked!
Keller is desperately trying to improve his position but Seppala has a good base and remains in mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands a nice shot to the head.
Oh Keller is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Seppala lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Keller hang on?
Keller wants to control but Seppala is having none of it.
Seppala is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Keller can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Seppala lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Keller seems to have got his legs back now.
Keller is in a horrible position here. Seppala smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Seppala with good strikes from the mount here!
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Seppala! Keller is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
An out of breath Henkka Seppala 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: KAMIKAZE 59: Hot Night     
Date:   Oct 20, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ogmak N`bagr (ranked 948 p4p, 127 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 2299 p4p, 280 weight class). Ogmak N`bagr could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

187 cm
33
175 lbs
16 - 13 - 0
182 cm
39
187 lbs
27 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ogmak N`bagr!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Taro Takaoka and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
N`bagr looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.

Seppala fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging N`bagr to the ground. Seppala is now in N`bagr's guard.
N`bagr trying to control the position.
Seppala works over N`bagr with some ground and pound from guard.
Seppala must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Seppala scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Seppala with a nice head shot there.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
N`bagr looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
N`bagr keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala works over N`bagr with some ground and pound from guard.
N`bagr is adopting a defensive guard.
Seppala postures up in N`bagr's guard and throws a big left but N`bagr blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
N`bagr wants to sweep here but Seppala controlling him for the moment.
Seppala wants to control from the top but N`bagr keeps moving.
N`bagr looking to hit a scissor sweep but Seppala is one step ahead there.
N`bagr working a defensive guard here.
N`bagr wants to sweep but no luck.
We've been hearing good reports from N`bagr's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
N`bagr is working hard here to advance position.
N`bagr seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Seppala trying to control but N`bagr is working from the bottom.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
N`bagr controls Seppala momentarily but Seppala frees himself.
Seppala sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed N`bagr's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
N`bagr wants to improve his position but Seppala is controlling well.
N`bagr trying to control here.
N`bagr is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Seppala is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Seppala winds up and cracks N`bagr with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
N`bagr trying to hold on to Seppala's head to control him but Seppala postures up.
Seppala is looking to advance position but N`bagr won't allow it.
N`bagr is looking for a sweep. Seppala is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Seppala seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Seppala prevents N`bagr from improving his position.
N`bagr gets full guard.
N`bagr pulls Seppala in close to his closed guard and prevents Seppala from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
N`bagr is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Seppala wants to get back to his feet.
N`bagr wants to lay and pray for a moment but Seppala keeps working.
The fighters are battling for position here. Seppala manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Seppala trying to control the position.
N`bagr is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
N`bagr lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
N`bagr landing with the ground and pound.
Seppala wants to improve his position but instead N`bagr has moved into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is looking to improve his position.
Seppala on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Seppala taking some punishment here, with N`bagr in his half guard.
Seppala is trying to control but can't.

N`bagr is looking for a kimura but Seppala is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for N`bagr to get the leverage.
Seppala is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
N`bagr is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Seppala is looking for a sweep. N`bagr is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
N`bagr scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Seppala is looking for a sweep. N`bagr is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
N`bagr takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
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 Ogmak N`bagr will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Seppala shoots in for a double leg but N`bagr sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
N`bagr slips a jab from Seppala.
N`bagr throwing a counter right hand but Seppala manages to avoid it.
Seppala tries to clinch but N`bagr moves out of range.
Seppala is looking to clinch but N`bagr is avoiding it.
Seppala takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

Seppala is rocked!
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but N`bagr was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
A big left from N`bagr misses.
Seppala closes the distance and clinches up with N`bagr, looking for a takedown. Seppala pushes N`bagr against the ropes but N`bagr circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Seppala.
Ogmak N`bagr has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Seppala avoids a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
N`bagr jabs Seppala right on the nose. Seppala blinks but takes it well.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can N`bagr finish him?
N`bagr misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
Seppala scores with a hook to the body. N`bagr takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from N`bagr, right into the meat.
Seppala displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as N`bagr throws out the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala lands with a good body shot.

N`bagr lands a big head kick that sends Seppala tumbling to the mat! N`bagr takes a step backwards and waves Seppala back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Ogmak N`bagr is winning the standup battle so far.
N`bagr misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala with the counter takedown but N`bagr avoids it easily.
Seppala fails with a takedown attempt.
N`bagr blocks a jab.
N`bagr swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Seppala shoots for a double leg takedown but N`bagr sprawls well. He's pushed Seppala's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
N`bagr is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
Seppala 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.
N`bagr misses with an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
N`bagr throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
N`bagr thuds his right hand into Seppala's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but N`bagr is out of range.
N`bagr connects with a solid leg kick.
N`bagr throws a right and a left that both miss.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but N`bagr pushes his down on his head and steps out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a right hand that misses

and N`bagr counters with a nice right hand that sends Seppala toppling to the canvas! Seppala scrambles and gets back to his feet - can N`bagr finish him?!
Seppala leaves his chin hanging out and N`bagr seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Seppala crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:12 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ogmak N`bagr!
Ogmak N`bagr retains his middleweight title!
An out of breath Ogmak N`bagr 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: KAMIKAZE 52: Dark Gate     
Date:   Sep 16, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Dobber Snodgrass (ranked 2270 p4p, 295 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 3335 p4p, 415 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
31
184 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
182 cm
39
187 lbs
26 - 14 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Dobber Snodgrass!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Kenichi Hosakawa and Shigeki Fujiwara.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Danga de danga de dang - Snodgrass scores with a four punch combination!
Seppala tries for a takedown but Snodgrass circles away easily
and Snodgrass counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Snodgrass slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Snodgrasss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Seppala connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Snodgrass bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A punch lands to the side of Snodgrass 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Snodgrass misses with a wild body shot.
Snodgrass throws a body punch but Seppala moves out of range.
Snodgrass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seppala was well out of range. Poor timing from Snodgrass.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Snodgrass pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Snodgrass throws a looping overhand right but Seppala ducks down to avoid it.
A combination from Seppala does no damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a jab when Snodgrass was well out of range.
Snodgrass looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
Seppala turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A big left from Snodgrass misses.
Seppala throws a leg kick
and Snodgrass counters with a right hand to the body.
Seppala has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Snodgrass finds it's way round the side to connect with Seppala's head.
Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Snodgrass.
Snodgrass tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Seppala manages to circle out of the way.
Seppala staying out of range there.
Seppala keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Snodgrass gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Seppala to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Snodgrass on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Snodgrass tries to get out of the position.
Snodgrass keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.
Seppala is looking to work some ground and pound but Snodgrass has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Snodgrass keeps moving.
Seppala passes Snodgrass's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Seppala trying to mount his opponent but Snodgrass defends it.
Seppala thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Snodgrass's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Snodgrass!
Seppala working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Snodgrass tries to hold on but Seppala postures up.
Seppala looking to finish Snodgrass with some ground and pound. This is bad for Snodgrass!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snodgrass tries to lock up and control but Seppala gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Seppala lands a couple of good shots and Snodgrass has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Seppala punishes Snodgrass with strikes from the back mount.
Snodgrass covers up after taking a massive shot to the side of the head.
Seppala lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Snodgrass hold on?!
Seppala struggling to keep hold of the position.
Seppala keeps control of the position easily here as Snodgrass tries to buck him off.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seppala scores with punches from the back.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Seppala's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Seppala punches Snodgrass on the ear.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Snodgrass covers up after taking a massive shot to the side of the head.
Seppala lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.

Snodgrass is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala scores with punches to the body.
Oh Snodgrass is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Seppala lands shots to the head and Snodgrass turtles up! The ref has seen enough and stops the fight! This one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
In defeat, Dobber Snodgrass stepped up to the mic, saying 'I never turn down a fight... That was brutal. Somebody will pay for this.'.
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Event: KAMIKAZE 49: Drug     
Date:   Sep 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Koko (ranked 2492 p4p, 324 weight class) and Henkka Seppala (ranked 2703 p4p, 356 weight class). Michael Koko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
35
179 lbs
34 - 21 - 0
182 cm
39
187 lbs
26 - 13 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

Freebok (85% Laundry)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 34 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Koko!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala thows a left - swing and a miss!
The fighters circle momentarily. Koko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Seppala wants to clinch.
Seppala uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Koko.
Koko throws a body shot but no joy.
Koko misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Koko motions for Seppala to come forward. Koko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala slips a jab from Koko.

Koko drops Seppala with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Seppala looks back up at him and smiles so Koko waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

Seppala is rocked!

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Koko fakes the body blow, causing Seppala to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Seppala goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Michael Koko!
Michael Koko is the new middleweight champion!
Michael Koko seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: KAMIKAZE 43: Gain     
Date:   Jul 30, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jason Tanner and Henkka Seppala. Tanner kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is The Realest - Issues. Jason Tanner could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

184 cm
29
190 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
182 cm
38
187 lbs
25 - 13 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jason Tanner!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yukihiro Shimada and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tanner throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Tanner misses the shot to the body.
Tanner displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
A big left from Tanner misses.
Tanner looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tanner throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Tanner misses

and Seppala counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Seppala.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
Seppala being controlled here momentarily.
Seppala postures up.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Tanner keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tanner seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Seppala controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Tanner controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seppala accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Tanner trying to control the position here.
Tanner not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Tanner is retaining full guard.
Seppala scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Seppala trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Seppala postures up.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Tanner is keeping the position for now.
Tanner has Seppala pulled in close to control his posture.

That's two 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.
Seppala postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Tanner defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Seppala.
Tanner tries a low kick but Seppala avoids it.
Jason Tanner is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Tanner blocks a jab.
Seppala tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Tanner.
Tanner misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Tanner throws a shot from downtown. Seppala moves away and avoids it.
Tanner throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tanner throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tanner, right into the meat.
Tanner fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Tanner misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tanner misses with a hook to the body

and Seppala decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Tanner's guard.
Seppala postures up in Tanner's guard and throws a big left but Tanner blocks it.
Seppala trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Seppala working some strikes from top position.
Tanner has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Tanner controls Seppala momentarily but Seppala frees himself.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Tanner is retaining full guard.
Seppala postures up.
Seppala trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Tanner controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tanner is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala landing some decent shots from guard.
Tanner has Seppala pulled in close to control his posture.
Seppala postures up and lands a big shot to Tanner's brow.
Seppala postures up.
Tanner avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Tanner preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Tanner seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Tanner has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Tanner is keeping the position for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala postures up.
Seppala stops Tanner from standing up.
Seppala 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.

A close round but Henkka Seppala 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.


Tanner misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Seppala closes this distance looking for a takedown but Tanner circles away.

Seppala throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Tanner tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Seppala is in Tanner's guard.
Seppala postures up in Tanner's guard and throws a big left but Tanner blocks it.
Tanner pulls Seppala in close to his closed guard and prevents Seppala from doing any damage or advancing position.
Tanner trying to keep a closed guard but Seppala is proving a slippery customer.
Tanner is controlling Seppala's posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tanner controls Seppala momentarily but Seppala frees himself.
Tanner is adopting a defensive guard.
Tanner is trying to keep Seppala in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Tanner keeps moving.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but Tanner shows good takedown defense.
Jason Tanner seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Tanner stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick.
Tanner slaps away a takedown attempt from Seppala, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Jason Tanner has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Seppala takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Seppala lands a really nice looking cross but Tanner seems unphased.
Tanner misses with a wild combination.
Tanner misses with a wild body shot.
Tanner throws out a loose jab but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tanner throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but Tanner pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Tanner leaves Seppala with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Seppala scores with a leg kick.
Seppala showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Tanner.
Seppala drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Tanner defends it well.
Tanner turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jason Tanner is winning the standup battle so far.

Seppala changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Tanner looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Seppala working away.
Tanner tries to buck Seppala off but Seppala is having none of it.
Seppala connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Tanner some visible discomfort.
Tanner struggling a bit here.
Seppala is chipping away with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tanner can't do much from the bottom here.
Tanner stuck in half guard on the bottom here.
Seppala lands a nice forearm strike.
Check out the look on Seppala's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
You can see the frustration on Tanner's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Henkka Seppala has got the better of the ground game so far.
Seppala trying to control the action but Tanner is working from the bottom.
Tanner tries to escape but Seppala is in control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Tanner is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Seppala working away.
Seppala throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Seppala working the ground and pound but Tanner is defending the strikes.
Tanner can't do much from the bottom here.
Tanner is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Seppala working the ground and pound.
Tanner on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Tanner is trying to control Seppala's posture but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala controls the position from side control.
The ground and pound from Seppala seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala 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! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Seppala has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Tanner.
Seppala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tanner.
Seppala moves out of range of the leg kick from Tanner.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Seppala tries for a takedown but Tanner sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Tanner looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Tanner leaves Seppala with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Tanner cracks Seppala with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

Seppala 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.
Tanner has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Tanner looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala is in close to Tanner's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Tanner working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Tanner pulls Seppala in close to prevent any damage.
Seppala is working Tanner over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tanner working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Tanner is pulling down on Seppala's head to control his posture.
Tanner continues to stall.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Tanner is pulling down on Seppala's head to control his posture.
Seppala advances position into side control!
You can see the frustration on Tanner's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Seppala scoring with punches and elbows.
Jason Tanner has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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Tanner can't do much from the bottom here.
Seppala fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Tanner tries to escape but Seppala is in control.
Tanner wants to control but Seppala postures up.
Tanner tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Seppala working away.
Tanner tries to bench press Seppala off him but Seppala keeps the position.
Tanner has one of Seppala's arms on lockdown, trying to prevent him from doing any damage.
Tanner can't do much from the bottom here.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Tanner is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Seppala scoring with punches from side control.
Seppala is working Tanner over with some ground and pound from side control.
I wouldn't like to be where Tanner is right now.
Seppala is working Tanner over with some ground and pound from side control.
Tanner wants to control but Seppala postures up.
Tanner on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Seppala in side control, throwing shots but Tanner defends.
Seppala scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Tanner to see if he's OK.
Seppala lands a few punches from side control.
You can see the frustration on Tanner's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala wants to control but Tanner is keeping him busy.
Tanner tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Seppala works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Tanner is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Tanner is trying to control Seppala's posture but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala cracks Tanner with a big elbow.

And that's the end of the fight!
Henkka Seppala comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Seppala winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

A very excited looking Henkka Seppala made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 07, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ghee Buttersnaps and Henkka Seppala. Henkka Seppala is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

189 cm
21
197 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
182 cm
38
187 lbs
24 - 13 - 1
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ghee Buttersnaps!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Nard Betker and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala connects with a high kick.
Seppala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Buttersnaps.
Buttersnaps throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Buttersnaps defends it well.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Buttersnaps throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Seppala stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Seppala closes this distance looking for a takedown but Buttersnaps circles away.

Seppala closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Buttersnaps to the mat! Buttersnaps manages to get full guard.
Buttersnaps knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Seppala on the ground.
Seppala is standing up over Buttersnaps. Buttersnaps looks to escape but Seppala dives into side control.
Buttersnaps tries to escape but Seppala is in control.
Seppala working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Seppala just content to control the position.
Seppala lands a few punches from side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Buttersnaps tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Buttersnaps wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Buttersnaps is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Buttersnaps is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Seppala asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Buttersnaps taking punishment in the form of punches.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Buttersnaps is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Seppala landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Buttersnaps is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Buttersnaps takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

Buttersnaps is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Buttersnaps tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Seppala wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Seppala in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Oh Buttersnaps is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Buttersnaps is working to avoid the ground and pound but Seppala connects with a decent elbow.
Seppala lands a strong strike to the head of Buttersnaps. That's dazed him! Seppala looking to finish here. Buttersnaps is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Seppala lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 31, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between JD Wildstein and Henkka Seppala. Wildstein comes to the cage accompanied by Bring It On. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

183 cm
42
184 lbs
48 - 23 - 5
182 cm
38
187 lbs
23 - 13 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

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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 48 wins, 23 losses and 5 draws, fighting out of Montreal, JD Wildstein!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Albert Achterberg and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wildstein throws a series of punches but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
No luck for Wildstein with that takedown attempt.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Seppala.
Seppala on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Seppala blocks a jab.
Seppala takes a swing at Wildstein's ribcage but misses.
Left hook, right uppercut from Seppala.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Seppala is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wildstein throws a lazy body kick

and Seppala counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Seppala.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala wants to pass the guard but Wildstein is keeping the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wildstein seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Seppala throwing strikes but missing.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala trying to move into half guard but instead Wildstein has managed to sweep!

Wildstein in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Wildstein's guard.

Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Seppala chips away with some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a big elbow that misses.
Wildstein being controlled here, momentarily.
Wildstein keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Seppala throws a big right hand that misses.
Wildstein avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Wildstein is trying to control Seppala's posture but Seppala avoids it.
Wildstein is not content to let Seppala control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Wildstein works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Seppala tries to pass to full mount but Wildstein defends it.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Wildstein desperately trying to maintain half guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Seppala is trying to control. Wildstein wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

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.
Wildstein controlling the position well.
Wildstein wants to get back to full guard.
Seppala throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Seppala thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Seppala throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Seppala seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Wildstein does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala blocks a low kick nicely.
JD Wildstein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala cracks Wildstein with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Seppala throws an overhand right that lands on Wildstein's shoulder, as Wildstein tries to avoid the shot.
Seppala lands a nice shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Wildstein connects with a good right hand that stumbles Seppala. Seppala circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A big left from Wildstein misses.
Seppala has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.
Seppala lands a really nice looking cross but Wildstein seems unphased.
Wildstein takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Wildstein stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Wildstein wants it to stay on the feet.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Wildstein - that will leave a mark!
Wildstein feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
Wildstein tests Seppala's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Seppala shoots and misses
and Wildstein cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Wildstein ducks down to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wildstein misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Seppala avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Wildstein connects with an inside leg kick.
Wildstein lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wildstein lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Seppala swats away the attempt to clinch by Wildstein.
Wildstein tries to close the distance and clinch but Seppala swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Seppala changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Wildstein looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Wildstein is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Seppala with the ground and pound but Wildstein regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Seppala is looking to stall here but Wildstein recovers full guard.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Wildstein is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wildstein preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Wildstein seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala stands up over Wildstein, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seppala accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Wildstein is on top in guard.


Seppala looking for a guillotine here but Wildstein defends easily.
Seppala looking for a sweep. Not yet Seppala, not yet.
Wildstein prevents Seppala from getting back to his feet.

Seppala is looking for a triangle but Wildstein pushes his legs off easily.
Wildstein trying to control the position from guard on top but Seppala is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seppala has his hands on Wildstein's head, controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wildstein is looking to work some ground and pound but Seppala has wrist control.
Seppala manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Wildstein manages to get himself to full guard.

Seppala looking to sit in guard and control but Wildstein gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Seppala looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Seppala looking to control.
Seppala keeping full guard, as Wildstein tries to pass.
Wildstein scoring with punches to the head and body.
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 JD Wildstein will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Wildstein tries to clinch but Seppala is having none of it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wildstein.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Wildstein as he avoids it easily.
Seppala tries for a takedown but Wildstein sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Wildstein closes the distance but Seppala moves to the side

and Seppala counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Wildstein preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Wildstein blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala looks to land a strike but Wildstein avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Seppala stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wildstein swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Seppala is in close to Wildstein's body, working some short punches and elbows.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala is in close to Wildstein's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala with a flurry of punches that miss.
Seppala scoring with some ground and pound.
Seppala stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wildstein swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Wildstein keeps moving.
Seppala looking to sit in guard and control but Wildstein gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wildstein is looking to work some ground and pound but Seppala has wrist control.
Wildstein lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Wildstein with a nice head shot there.
Seppala keeping moving, preventing Wildstein from controlling successfully.
Seppala is pulling down on Wildstein's head to control his posture.
Seppala keeping moving, preventing Wildstein from controlling successfully.
Seppala looking to hit a scissor sweep but Wildstein is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wildstein postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Seppala looking to hit a scissor sweep but Wildstein is one step ahead there.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown but Wildstein manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Seppala's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
JD Wildstein has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Wildstein misses with a low kick.
Seppala gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Wildstein counters with a low kick, right behind Seppala 's knee.
Wildstein throws the left hand but Seppala avoids the punch easily.
Wildstein misses with a head kick.
Seppala will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Wildstein tries to close the distance and clinch but Seppala swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Seppala drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Wildstein can't do much from the bottom here.
Seppala throws a strike aimed at the side of Wildstein's head but Wildstein avoids it well.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Wildstein is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Wildstein is trying to improve his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Wildstein is working hard here to advance position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Henkka Seppala comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 28:29
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 28:29
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

Henkka Seppala decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Destiny 170:Margera vs Johnson     
Date:   Sep 17, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Fedor Morozov and Henkka Seppala. Morozov comes to the cage accompanied by Young Thug feat. Gucci Mane – Again. Seppala comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Fivefold - Fighting Madness kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Fedor Morozov has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

189 cm
29
185 lbs
16 - 11 - 0
182 cm
35
187 lbs
22 - 13 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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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 16 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Fedor Morozov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Shigeki Sano and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala stuns Morozov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Morozov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Seppala defends it nicely.
Morozov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
We've been informed that Seppala 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.
Seppala lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Morozov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Morozov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Morozov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Seppala is pushing Morozov's head away, looking to escape. Morozov manages to hold on to the position though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Morozov in side control lands a decent elbow.
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!
Seppala manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Morozov prevents Seppala from standing back up.
Seppala is refusing to be controlled, as Morozov sits in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morozov seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Seppala is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Morozov's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Morozov's back!
Seppala controlling well, preventing Morozov from escaping the position.
Seppala struggling to keep hold of the position.
Seppala connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for Morozov to escape the position.
Seppala throwing wild punches that miss their target.
Morozov is in bad spot here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Morozov is working hard here to advance position.
Seppala lands with a hammerfist to the side of Morozov's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala trying to control.
Seppala lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Seppala.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Seppala's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Seppala keeps control of the position as Morozov tries to break free.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Seppala is working the ground and pound here and the referee is taking a close look at Morozov. He must escape soon or this one will be stopped.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Morozov is in bad spot here.
Seppala somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Morozov covering up well and avoiding damage.
Seppala throwing wild punches that miss their target.
Seppala misses with a punch to the head.
Morozov rolls, trying to escape but Seppala keeps control of the position.
Seppala scores with strikes from the back.
Seppala throwing strikes from the back - he gets a warning from the referee for striking the back of the head but all these shots are hurting Morozov!
Morozov trying to get back to his feet but Seppala is in full control for now.
Seppala is landing with strikes from the back.
Seppala lands a punch that was close to the back of the head but the ref thinks it's OK.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Morozov hold on?!
Seppala tries to get the hooks in deep but Morozov pushed the leg off.
Seppala controlling well, preventing Morozov from escaping the position.
Seppala is trying to stick to Morozov's back but Morozov is turning into Seppala. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Seppala's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Morozov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Morozov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Seppala works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Morozov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Seppala has momentary wrist control but Morozov slips an elbow through the middle.

Morozov stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Seppala has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Morozov manages to get his head free but now Seppala has transitioned to an armbar! Morozov grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Seppala! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Henkka Seppala!
After winning the bout, Henkka Seppala thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Fedor Morozov spoke after the fight, saying 'i want rematch'.
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Event: Destiny 167: Iii vs. Sobrante     
Date:   Aug 27, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Musta Laine and Henkka Seppala. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Disturbed - Sound of Silence. Seppala has chosen Fivefold - Fighting Madness as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

181 cm
26
173 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
182 cm
34
187 lbs
22 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Perkele!

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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 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Musta Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Yukihiro Shimada and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine misses with a straight left.
Laine throws a leg kick but Seppala moved away.
Laine throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Seppala's waist but Seppala gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Laine off to one side.
We've been informed that Seppala 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.

Seppala dives in and scores a takedown into Laine's guard.

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

Laine 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! Seppala rolls with it to try and escape but Laine cranks on the arm and Seppala is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Musta Laine!
Musta Laine 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: Destiny Tuesday 53     
Date:   Jul 26, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Troy Powers and Henkka Seppala. Seppala is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Fivefold - Fighting Madness. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
37
185 lbs
23 - 5 - 1
182 cm
34
187 lbs
21 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof

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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 23 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Troy Powers!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Shigeki Sano and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Powers.

Seppala gets a takedown into half guard.
Seppala scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Powers works his way to full guard. Good work.
Powers looking for a sweep. Not yet Powers, not yet.
Powers is controlling Seppala's posture.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Powers is keeping the position for now.
Powers not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Powers is keeping the position for now.
Seppala keeps trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Powers has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Seppala can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Seppala working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Seppala won't allow Powers to sweep him here.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Powers 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.
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Seppala stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Powers swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Powers looking to hit a scissor sweep but Seppala is one step ahead there.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Powers is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Seppala passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Powers avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Seppala.
Seppala scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Powers to see if he's OK.
Seppala lands a few punches from side control.
Seppala working the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is putting a hurting on Powers here, landing some big shots from side control.
Seppala wants to control but Powers is keeping him busy.
Powers struggling a bit here.
Seppala misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Seppala throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Powers is looking for a sweep.
Seppala is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Powers managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Seppala.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes there by Seppala.
Powers dodges the ground and pound from Seppala.
The strikes coming from Seppala are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Seppala trying to control the action but Powers is working from the bottom.
Seppala creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Powers sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Powers is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Powers struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala 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.


Powers lands a right hook to the body.
Powers slaps away a takedown attempt from Seppala, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Powers swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seppala misses with a takedown
and Powers counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Powers throws a hook but Seppala avoids it easily.
Seppala has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seppala avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Powers looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala looks for a takedown but Powers sprawls well.
Troy Powers has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Powers tries to bum rush Seppala with a series of wild strikes but Seppala uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Seppala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Powers.
Seppala misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seppala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Powers doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Powers misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Seppala slips under a jab from Powers.
Seppala throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Powers's waist but Powers gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Seppala off to one side.

Powers gets a double leg takedown into Seppala's guard.

Seppala has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Powers off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Powers lands a jab to the 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!
Seppala with a poor takedown
and Powers counters with a straight right hand.
Powers uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

Seppala is rocked!
Seppala darts in looking for a takedown but Powers gets double underhooks and turns Seppala into the cage.
Seppala bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Powers's head.
Troy Powers is winning the standup battle so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Powers defends well and Seppala ends up having to push Powers into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Seppala is breathing heavily.
Seppala misses with a body shot
and Powers counters with a right hand to the body.
Seppala gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Powers.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Powers was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Seppala slaps away a takedown attempt from Powers, before circling back to the center of the mat.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Seppala checks a leg kick.
Powers misses with a body punch

and Seppala counters with a takedown into side control.
Henkka Seppala has got the better of the ground game so far.
Powers is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Powers is looking for a sweep.
An elbow from Seppala crashes against the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An elbow from Seppala crashes against the mat.
Powers is trying to control Seppala's posture but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala throws a strike aimed at the side of Powers's head but Powers avoids it well.
Seppala working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Seppala grinds an elbow into Powers's temple.
Powers avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Seppala.
Powers regains half guard, as Seppala was trying to land strikes.
Seppala seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Powers does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Powers makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
A head kick from Seppala lands but Powers takes it in his stride.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seppala darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Powers shoots in looking for a takedown but Seppala manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Powers's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Seppala shoots in for a double leg but Powers sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Powers tries to sprawl but Seppala drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala is controlling the pace.
Seppala wants to lay and pray for a moment but Powers keeps working.
Seppala with the ground and pound but Powers uses the opportunity to regain guard.
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 Troy Powers will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


A jab lands there for Seppala.
Powers bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Seppala's head backwards.
Seppala avoids a kick to the body.
Seppala has his takedown stuffed
and Powers counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Powers stuffs the takedown attempt from Seppala. Seppala gets slowly back to his feet.
Nice uppercut lands for Powers. That snapped Seppala's head back.
Powers has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Seppala finds it's way round the side to connect with Powers's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Powers misses with an uppercut.
Seppala uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Powers.
Seppala shoots in but no luck this time.
Troy Powers has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Powers connects with a single shot there.
Seppala throws a sloppy head kick and Powers moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but Powers shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Seppala takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Powers throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Seppala stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Seppala bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Powers is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Seppala with the ground and pound but Powers uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Seppala stands and throws Powers's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Seppala sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Powers is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Powers struggling a bit here.
Seppala tries to score with some ground and pound. Powers controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Powers down.
Seppala throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Powers is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Powers tries to bench press Seppala off him but Seppala keeps the position.
Seppala is working Powers over with some ground and pound from side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala in side control, throwing shots but Powers defends.
Powers managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Seppala.
The strikes coming from Seppala are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Powers is not content to let Seppala control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Seppala scoring with punches and elbows.
Powers is looking for a sweep.
Powers is working to avoid the ground and pound but Seppala connects with a decent elbow.
Powers avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Seppala.
Seppala tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Seppala takes a little break here. Powers wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Powers tries to improve position but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Seppala cracks Powers with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Seppala throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Powers works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Seppala landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Powers keeping hold of Seppala's head, controlling as best he can.
Seppala stalling away here and it's allowed Powers to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Henkka Seppala comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 28:29
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 28:29
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

Our winner, Henkka Seppala, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
Troy Powers was interviewed post fight and said 'It's tough to lose but that's what makes a winner. I'll do what I must to never feel this again.'.
S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: Destiny Tuesday 51     
Date:   Jun 28, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Chris Booger and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Fivefold - Fighting Madness as his entrance music. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

185 cm
44
185 lbs
31 - 22 - 0
182 cm
34
187 lbs
20 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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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, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Chris Booger!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Booger is fending him off so far but Seppala persists. Nope, Booger circles away and we're back to standing.
Booger appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Seppala connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Seppala tries to score a power double leg takedown but Booger sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Seppala somewhat.
Booger lands with an uppercut that bounces Seppala off the cage and back into range.

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
Booger jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Booger has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Seppala.

Seppala drives through with a takedown into guard.
Booger wants to sweep here but Seppala controlling him for the moment.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
Seppala postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Booger 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 fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala connects with a couple of short punches.
Booger trying to control the position.
Booger seems keen to control Seppala's posture.
Booger utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Seppala postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Seppala works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Booger works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Booger holds on and takes a little breather.
Booger is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Booger is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Seppala lands a couple of digs.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Booger is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Booger looking to hit a scissor sweep but Seppala is one step ahead there.
Seppala advances to half guard.
Booger keeping control of the position.
Seppala wants to free his trapped foot but Booger is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Booger manages to get to full guard.
Seppala throws an elbow that misses. Booger uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Seppala's guard. Nice move by Booger!

Booger postures up in Seppala's guard and throws a big left but Seppala blocks it.
Booger is looking to work some ground and pound but Seppala has wrist control.
Seppala working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Booger.
Booger throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Seppala wants to stand but Booger is controlling the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Booger works over Seppala with some ground and pound from guard.
Booger landing some decent shots from guard.
Seppala tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Booger postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Booger preventing the sweep.
Booger trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Booger scoring with some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Booger's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Booger distracts Seppala with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Seppala is rocked!
Booger connects with a couple of short punches.
Seppala is still in real trouble! Can Booger finish him?
Seppala wants to sweep here but Booger controlling him for the moment.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Booger landing some decent shots from guard.
Booger controls from within his opponent's guard.
Seppala is looking to stand up but Booger isn't so interested in that idea.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Chris Booger dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Seppala slips a jab and a cross from Booger.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
Chris Booger is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Booger ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Booger connects with a nice looking jab.
Booger shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Seppala as he jumps to the side.
Booger shoots in looking for a takedown. Seppala tries to sprawl out of it but Booger keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Seppala manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Seppala drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Booger controls Seppala momentarily but Seppala frees himself.
Booger avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Booger is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Booger seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Booger trying to control the position.
Booger looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Booger keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Booger bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Seppala's guard.

Seppala looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Chris Booger overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Booger passes Seppala's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Seppala is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Booger 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Booger missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Seppala looks like he's trying to stand up.
Booger lands with a punch from half guard.
Booger throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Booger lands with a punch from half guard.
Booger drops an elbow to the side of Seppala's head.
Booger is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
Seppala pushes Booger off looking to stand but Booger dives back in and keeps control.

Booger is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Seppala sees it coming and defends easily.
Seppala taking some punishment here, with Booger in his half guard.

Seppala kicks Booger off and gets back to his feet.
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!
Booger throws a body shot but no joy.

Seppala closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Booger to the mat! Booger manages to get full guard.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Booger is retaining full guard.
Booger has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Seppala has passed into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Booger defending against the ground and pound.
Booger tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Booger is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Booger manages to get back to half guard.
Booger is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Seppala throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Booger to regain full guard.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
Booger is trying to control the position from the bottom.
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.
Seppala slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Seppala lands a decent elbow from side control.
Booger taking punishment in the form of punches.
Seppala sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Booger is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Seppala working the ground and pound from side control.
Seppala trying to control the action but Booger is working from the bottom.
Sloppy strikes there by Seppala.
Seppala scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Booger to see if he's OK.
Booger is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
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. This is the final round!


Seppala fails with a takedown attempt.
Seppala connects with a right hand. Booger shakes it off.
Seppala connects with the punch.
Booger thows a left - swing and a miss!
Booger works Seppala's body with a nice hook.
Booger tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seppala was well out of range. Poor timing from Booger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala misses the jab.
Chris Booger is winning the standup battle so far.
Booger looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Seppala connects with a body shot.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a body punch but Booger moves out of range.
Booger looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Seppala goes for a double leg but Booger avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Booger continues to drive forward.
Chris Booger has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Seppala fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Booger on the side of the head.
Booger misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Booger avoids it easily.
Booger swings and misses with a hook to the body.
No luck for Booger with that takedown attempt.
Seppala connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Seppala keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Booger throws a body punch but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala swings away with a body shot that misses

and Booger counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Seppala!

Seppala bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice straight punches there by Booger. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Booger.
Booger shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Seppala pinned against the cage. Seppala gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Seppala sizes up Booger with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Seppala drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Booger keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Seppala throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Booger works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a big right hand that misses.
Seppala throws a big right hand that misses.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Booger is on top in guard.

Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Booger content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Booger working some strikes from top position.
Booger working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Seppala controls Booger momentarily but Booger frees himself.
Booger in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala wants to sweep here but Booger controlling him for the moment.
Booger with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Seppala is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Booger presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.

Seppala works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala content to stall in guard here.
Booger looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Booger working a defensive guard here.
Booger keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Henkka Seppala comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

Henkka Seppala thanked the fans post fight for their support.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: Destiny 155:Jabouin vs Penaali     
Date:   Jun 04, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Musta Laine. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Fivefold - Fighting Madness. Laine comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Disturbed - Sound of Silence kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! This should be fireworks!

182 cm
33
187 lbs
20 - 11 - 1
181 cm
25
181 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Bullet Proof System



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 20 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Musta Laine!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Shigeki Sano and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Seppala moves out of range of the strikes.
Laine misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Laine slips a straight right by Seppala.
Seppala misses with a low kick.
Seppala defending well as Laine loads up on a big left hand.
Laine getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.

Seppala shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Laine is trying to defend but Seppala finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Laine is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Laine actively working from the bottom here.
Laine taking some punishment here, with Seppala in his half guard.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Laine avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Seppala.
Seppala wants to pass to mount but Laine is defending the position.
Seppala is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Laine taking some punishment here, with Seppala in his half guard.
Laine taking some punishment here, with Seppala in his half guard.
Seppala working the head and body with strikes.
Seppala passes the guard and advances to mount!
Seppala 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.
Laine is looking to improve his position but Seppala isn't that keen on the idea.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Laine bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Seppala wants to sweep here but Laine controlling him for the moment.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Seppala is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Seppala trying to keep a closed guard but Laine is proving a slippery customer.

Seppala pushes Laine off and scrambles back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Seppala shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Laine's guard.
Seppala with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Laine is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Laine might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Seppala haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Seppala stands up over Laine, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Our spies down at at Gangsterdamage inform us that Laine has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

Laine is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Laine 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala advances position into side control!
Laine is looking to regain half guard here but Seppala keeps moving and retains side control.
Seppala lands a nice forearm strike.
Seppala scoring with punches and elbows.
Seppala working the head with strikes.
Seppala working the ground and pound.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine wants to control but Seppala postures up.
Seppala grinds an elbow into Laine's temple.
Seppala lands a few punches from side control.
Laine is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Seppala off and has taken his back!
Laine controls the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Laine scores with a sloppy right hand. Seppala should have avoided that one.
Seppala lands a lovely overhand right.
Seppala shoots in for a double leg but Laine sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Seppala looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Laine slaps away a takedown attempt from Seppala, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Laine.
Laine throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Laine works Seppala's body with a nice hook.
Seppala on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown. Laine tries to sprawl out of it but Seppala keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Laine manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Laine is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Seppala with a body shot.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Henkka Seppala. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Laine scores with a punch to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Seppala.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Laine.
Laine throws a right and a left that both miss.
Laine avoids the body shot from Seppala.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Seppala. That did some damage!
Laine misses the jab.

Seppala throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Laine was covering up waiting for the punch and Seppala finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Seppala connects with a couple of short punches.
Seppala postures up in Laine's guard and throws a big left but Laine blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine is trying to hold Seppala in close to prevent damage but Seppala has managed to pass into half guard.
Laine blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.
Seppala takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Laine actively working from the bottom here.
Seppala thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Laine's head.
Seppala tries to pass to full mount but Laine defends it.
Laine wants to control but Seppala is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Henkka Seppala overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Seppala controlling the pace.
Seppala lands with a punch from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Laine wants to control but Seppala is keeping busy.
Laine moves into full guard.
Laine keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Laine is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Seppala wants to improve his position but Laine is controlling well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine wants to control but Seppala is keeping him busy.
Laine lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Laine lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Laine slips a nice elbow through Seppala's hands, connecting with Seppala's forehead.
Seppala tries to get to full guard but Laine has control of the leg.
Seppala regains full guard. Nicely done.
Laine trying to control but Seppala is working from the bottom.
Laine stopping the sweep attempt from Seppala.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Musta Laine showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
A head kick misses from Laine.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Seppala dives in for a single leg takedown but Laine sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Laine.
Laine thuds a left hand into Seppala's body.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Seppala's head.
Seppala closes this distance looking for a takedown but Laine circles away.
Laine leaves Seppala with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Henkka Seppala. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine is really turning it up, unleashing another crisp combination which drops Seppala like a ton of bricks! The referee dives in to stop the fight, saving Seppala from another fist facial!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:49 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Musta Laine!
Musta Laine 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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Event: SlaughterHouse 17     
Date:   Feb 05, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Don Diego and Henkka Seppala. Diego comes to the cage accompanied by Tupac - I'm a Soldier. Seppala has chosen Fivefold - Fighting Madness as his entrance music. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

170 cm
31
187 lbs
20 - 10 - 1
182 cm
32
187 lbs
20 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Don Diego!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, George Francis and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diego throws a lazy body kick
and Seppala counters with a straight right hand.

It looks like Don Diego has been cut.
Seppala lunges at Diego with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Diego's hand.
Diego throws a jab when Seppala was well out of range.
Seppala fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Seppala 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.
Diego thows a body kick. Seppala tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Seppala 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 jab from Diego finds it's way through Seppala's defenses.
Diego tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A slow jab from Diego misses its intended target.
Diego misses with a head kick.
Seppala looks to score with a jab to the body but Diego is just out of range.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Diego lands a big head kick that sends Seppala tumbling to the mat! Diego takes a step backwards and waves Seppala back to his feet - he wants the finish!

Seppala is rocked!

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala moves out of range as Diego strikes.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Diego finish him?
Seppala misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Diego counters with a huge overhand right that connects right on the temple, sending him crumpling, face first to the floor! This one is all over! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Don Diego!
Don Diego retains his middleweight title!
An intense looking Don Diego took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'I'll finally speak, my English no very good so my apologize. I work very hard for dis, and thank you to my trainers, and people back home. I will KO anybody...Sorry to my opponent, I do feel bad for him, that was no fun time for him..'.
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Event: Slaughterhouse Fight Night 3     
Date:   Jan 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Armen Aharonian and Henkka Seppala. Aharonian kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Ara Gevorgyan - Artsakh. Seppala has chosen Fivefold - Fighting Madness as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
26
196 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
182 cm
32
187 lbs
19 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Armen Aharonian!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, George Francis and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A jab lands there for Aharonian.
Seppala lands a head kick!

It looks like Armen Aharonian has been cut.
Seppala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Aharonian counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Seppala has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aharonian was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Aharonian is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Aharonian finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Aharonian misses with a wild body shot.
Jab, jab by Aharonian - just one landing.
Seppala with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Aharonian throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Aharonian throws a head kick that misses.
Aharonian ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Seppala takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala misses with a hook to the body
and Aharonian counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Seppala scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Aharonian doesn't seem bothered though.
Aharonian misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aharonian.
You can follow us on Twitter at...Ooooooh Aharonian got wobbled bad by a big combination! Seppala presses forward with punches and knees until Aharonian stumbles to the ground! The ref watches Aharonian closely before deciding to step in and end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Slaughterhouse 10     
Date:   Dec 12, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Harley Crowe. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Crowe is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: The Dead Brothers - Old Pine Box. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

182 cm
31
187 lbs
18 - 10 - 1
179 cm
33
190 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Harley Crowe!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Frank Dennis and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Seppala gets caught napping as Crowe dives in and scores a takedown. Seppala manages to retain guard.

Crowe postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Seppala is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Crowe, into his guard.


Crowe is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Seppala is aware though and is defending well.
Seppala lands a couple of elbows.
Seppala scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Crowe preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

Crowe working for a triangle but Seppala defends it easily.
Seppala keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Crowe's head.
Seppala forces his way into half guard.
Seppala working the head and body with strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Crowe looking for submissions off his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala trying to pass the guard but Crowe defending well.

Crowe looking for submissions off his back.

Crowe looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nice strikes from Seppala there.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Crowe looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Crowe is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowe gets full guard.
Seppala stops Crowe from standing up.
Seppala is looking to work some ground and pound but Crowe has wrist control.

Crowe is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Crowe isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Seppala stacks Crowe on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Seppala!
Seppala is chipping away with strikes.
Crowe is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Crowe is working to avoid the ground and pound but Seppala connects with a decent elbow.
Seppala landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Seppala lands a nice forearm strike.

Crowe is rocked!
Seppala scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Crowe is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Seppala can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
An out of breath Henkka Seppala 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: Ascension 338     
Date:   Aug 19, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Tarik Gibson and Henkka Seppala. Seppala is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Tarik Gibson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

186 cm
31
192 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
182 cm
30
187 lbs
18 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

GREEN!160

Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Tarik Gibson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, William Gold and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gibson instigates a clinch.
Gibson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gibson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Seppala.
Gibson trying to control the position but instead, Seppala has worked for underhooks and has pushed Gibson into the cage.
Gibson has Seppala pressed against the cage.
Gibson will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Seppala up against the cage.
Seppala leaning his opponent against the cage.
Gibson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gibson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gibson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gibson lands with a left to the head.
Gibson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Seppala is trying to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gibson throws an elbow but it misses.
Gibson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Seppala throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Gibson blocks it with crossed arms.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Seppala takes a shot to the head.
Gibson pressing his opponent against the cage.
Seppala letting Gibson take a breather here.
Gibson missing with knees to the body.
Seppala softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Seppala.
We've been informed that Seppala 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.
Seppala misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Seppala stalling in the clinch but Gibson improves position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Gibson.
Gibson stalling.
Seppala tries a body shot but Gibson blocks it.
Seppala tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gibson avoids it.
Gibson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gibson taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Good body shot from Gibson.
The referee is keeping an eye on Seppala - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Gibson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Seppala fails to land.
Seppala lands with a short head shot on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gibson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gibson lands with a left to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gibson.
A short right from Seppala on the inside.
Gibson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gibson stalling against the cage.

Gibson manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gibson moves into the clinch successfully.
Gibson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Seppala content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Seppala scores with a shot to the side of Gibson's head.
Gibson looking to slow down the pace here.
Gibson throws a punch but it's blocked by Seppala.
Gibson is trying to force a seperation but Seppala has the dominant position.
Gibson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Nice elbow from Seppala.

It looks like Tarik Gibson has been cut.
Seppala blocks a body shot from Gibson.
Nice body punch from Gibson - that landed with a thud.
Gibson trying to stall but Seppala improves his position.
Gibson trying to land knees to the body.
Seppala tries to throw a body punch but Gibson avoids it by throwing Seppala back against the cage.
Gibson swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gibson lands with a right to the head.
Gibson lands a body punch.
Seppala tries a knee to the head but Gibson blocks it.
Seppala softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gibson holding his opponent close, against the cage.

Gibson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gibson defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
That kick from Gibson tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seppala connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Gibson momentarily.
Gibson wants to land a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala throws the kick towards the body but Gibson avoids it.
Gibson throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Gibson misses with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tarik Gibson dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Tarik Gibson's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Gibson throws a front kick aimed at Seppala's knee but Seppala avoids it well.
Gibson connects with a body shot that sends Seppala's belly button to the back.
Gibson throws a quick inside leg kick.
Seppala throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gibson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seppala scores with a sloppy right hand. Gibson should have avoided that one.
Decent striking displayed by Gibson there.
Gibson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gibson can pounce on him.
Seppala takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Gibson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Seppala takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Seppala is rocked!
Gibson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Seppala momentarily.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Gibson finish him?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gibson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Seppala is able to avoid easily.
A lazy body kick from Seppala
and Gibson counters with a stiff right hand.
Gibson dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Seppala. That did some damage!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala slips a jab and a cross from Gibson.
Seppala is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gibson digs a good hook to Seppala's body.
Gibson cracks Seppala with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Seppala tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Gibson pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Seppala is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tarik Gibson!
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Event: Ascension 331     
Date:   Jul 12, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Yossi Avitan and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music. Yossi Avitan could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

191 cm
35
203 lbs
31 - 10 - 0
182 cm
30
187 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Kemists ↑™ 5x160Q - $149-199

Spartan Nutrition
Fury Nutrition Inc.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Yossi Avitan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Paul Tew and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Avitan has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Team Beta Male in the buildup to the fight.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Seppala has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Avitan.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Seppala throws a hook but Avitan avoids it easily.

Seppala tries to keep at a distance but Avitan has taken the fight into the clinch.
Seppala avoiding damage.
Avitan swings wildly with an uppercut but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seppala trying to stall but Avitan improves his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Avitan being controlled against the cage.
Seppala throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Avitan blocks it with crossed arms.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Seppala scores with a shot to the side of Avitan's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala lands a shoulder strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Avitan.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Seppala is looking to control Avitan's arms but Avitan gets an underhook and turns him. Now Seppala has his back to the cage.
Seppala blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Avitan blocking some punches.
Avitan tries to work over Seppala's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Avitan.
Seppala blocks an uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Avitan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short uppercut from Avitan.
Avitan has a couple of punches blocked by Seppala.
Avitan lands a left hand that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.
Seppala misses with a hook to the ribs.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Avitan fails to land.
We've been informed that Seppala 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.
Seppala lands a body punch.
Seppala scores with a shoulder strike.
A short right from Avitan.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Avitan.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Avitan stalling against the cage.
Avitan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Avitan has a couple of punches blocked by Seppala.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Seppala misses with a knee to the head.
Avitan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Seppala pushes Avitan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Avitan lands a nice uppercut.
Avitan gets through Seppala's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Seppala throws a punch but it's blocked by Avitan.
Avitan blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala pushes off an throws an elbow but Avitan leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Avitan.
A short body shot lands from Avitan as the two fighters clinch.
A short right from Avitan on the inside.
Avitan misses with some punches.
Avitan managing to block the knees to the body from Seppala.
Avitan dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Avitan works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Seppala throws an elbow that misses.
Seppala lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Seppala working aggressively here.
Avitan scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Avitan pushes Seppala back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Avitan swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Avitan tries to throw a body punch but Seppala avoids it by throwing Avitan back against the cage.
Avitan misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Avitan backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Avitan swings wildly with an uppercut but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Avitan lands a nice shot to the body.
Seppala stalling against the cage.
Seppala blocking some punches.
Seppala tries a body shot but Avitan blocks it.
Avitan misses with a body punch.
Seppala stalling in the clinch but Avitan improves position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Avitan.
Seppala wants to stall.
Seppala crunches a lovely knee into Avitan's ribcage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala throws a lazy uppercut
and Avitan counters with a straight right hand.
Seppala lands with a cross.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Avitan misses with a leg kick.
Seppala throws a right hand that misses
and Avitan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Seppala feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Avitans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Seppala misses with a shot to the body
and Avitan counters with a head kick. That will keep Seppala thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Seppala fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Avitan is out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Avitan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Avitan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Seppala lands with a kick to the ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Avitan circles away quickly and effectively.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Avitan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Seppala just manages to avoid it.
Avitan throws a looping overhand right but Seppala ducks down to avoid it.
Seppala takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

Seppala is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Avitan.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala avoids the body shot from Avitan.
Avitan feints and then cracks Seppala's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Seppala down.
Avitan slips a straight right by Seppala.
It looked like Avitan was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yossi Avitan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Avitan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Seppala's sensitive parts.
Nice shot lands for Seppala.
Seppala throws a hook but Avitan avoids it easily.

Avitan darts in and clinches Seppala up against the cage.
Seppala is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Seppala has a couple of punches blocked by Avitan.
Seppala tries to land a knee to the head but Avitan blocks with his arms.
Seppala trying to stall but Avitan improves his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Avitan as Seppala tries to tie him up.
A nice right hand lands inside from Avitan.
Seppala blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Avitan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Seppalas head.
Avitan tries a body shot but Seppala blocks it.
Avitan tries a body shot but Seppala blocks it.
Avitan lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Avitan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala pushes off an throws an elbow but Avitan leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Avitan controlling the action here for a moment.
Seppala trying to control the position but instead, Avitan has worked for underhooks and has pushed Seppala into the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Avitan lands a hook to the side of the head.
Avitan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Seppalas head.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Avitan finish him?
Avitan is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.
Seppala tries a knee to the head but Avitan blocks it.
Seppala is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Avitan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Avitan swings wildly with an uppercut but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yossi Avitan has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Seppala misses with a knee to the head.
Avitan is pressed up against the cage. Seppala has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Avitan down to the mat. Avitan avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Seppala lands with a cross.
Seppala fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Avitan manages to avoid it.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Avitan was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
The fight stays on the outside here - Avitan looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Avitan counters with a one-two to the body.
Avitan throws a low kick but Seppala moves out of range easily.
Seppala changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Seppala pushes Avitan up against the cage in a clinch.
Avitan lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Avitan blocks an elbow strike from Seppala.
Avitan just leaning against Seppala, taking a breather.
Avitan lands a hook to the side of the head.
Avitan lands with a right to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Seppala.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Seppala.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Avitan takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Seppala misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala checks a leg kick.
Seppala drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Avitan defends it well.
Yossi Avitan is winning the standup battle so far.
Avitan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Seppala throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Avitan on the side of the head.
Avitan's corner calls for a 1-2. Avitan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Avitan scoring well with a low kick there.
Avitan throws a combination. Seppala tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Seppala thuds a left hand into Avitan's body.
Avitan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Avitan scores with a jab. Seppala acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Seppala closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Avitan blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Seppala throws an elbow but it misses.
Avitan lands with a right to the head.
Avitan working aggressively here.
Avitan lands a big right hand! Seppala is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Yossi Avitan!
Our winner, Yossi Avitan, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Ascension 327     
Date:   Jun 19, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Esteban Scott. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Scott is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Scotty Doesn't Know. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
29
187 lbs
17 - 8 - 1
188 cm
28
195 lbs
10 - 4 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Fury Nutrition Inc.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Esteban Scott!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Scott ducks down to avoid it.
Scott defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Scott throws a shot from downtown. Seppala moves away and avoids it.
Scott tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Scott misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Seppala throws a quick counter head kick but Scott was just out of range.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Scott keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Scott lands with a shot to the body.
Seppala lands a right hook to the body.
Scott keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Scott flicks out a counter leg kick but Seppala steps away.
Seppala moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Scott throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Scott 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 Seppala has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Seppala and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Scott throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Seppala throws a nice looking combination but Scott bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seppala lands a head kick!
Seppala has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Rape Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Scott lands a nice leg kick that just misses Seppala's sensitive parts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scott is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Scott moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Scott throws a nice outside leg kick.

Scott darts in and clinches Seppala up against the cage.
Scott tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scott tries a body shot but Seppala blocks it.
Scott swings wildly with an uppercut but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seppala can't find room to land a body shot as Scott controls the action.
Seppala looking to stall.
Scott lands a left hand that snaps the head of Seppala backwards.
Still in the clinch, Scott scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Seppala fails to land.
Scott jumps guard but Seppala stands there with Scott around his waist. Scott gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Scott blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Scott.
Scott misses with a hook to the ribs.
Seppala is struggling to control the position.
Scott dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Scott has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Seppala is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Scott blocks an uppercut.
Scott throws an elbow that misses.
Scott misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Seppala fails to land.
Seppala connects with a nasty looking knee right to Scott's face.
Scott is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Scott takes a shot to the head.
Scott misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala stops a takedown attempt from Scott.
Henkka Seppala has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esteban Scott.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.

Scott works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Seppala has momentary wrist control but Scott slips an elbow through the middle.
Seppala 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.
Scott throwing strikes from guard but Seppala blocks nicely.
Seppala utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Scott working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Seppala wants to sweep here but Scott controlling him for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala keeping full guard, as Scott tries to pass.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Scott slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Seppala jabs at Scott's body.
Scott misses with an uppercut
and Seppala counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Scott is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
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 Henkka Seppala 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.


Scott ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Scott blocks a jab.
Seppala throws a push kick but Scott slaps the foot to one side.
Henkka Seppala is winning the standup battle so far.
Scott takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Scott stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Seppala.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seppala pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Scott throws a jab when Seppala was well out of range.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Scott darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
No joy there for Seppala, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A head kick misses from Scott.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Scott throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Seppala punishes Scott's body with a nice straight punch.

Seppala pushes Scott up against the cage in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Scott lands a body punch.
Seppala with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Scott scores with a nice hook to the head.
Scott drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Seppala gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Scott lands a body punch in the clinch.
Scott presses Seppala against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Seppala working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Scott wants to take the fight to the mat but Seppala manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Seppala.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Seppala leaning against his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scott doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Seppala stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Seppala throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Scott blocks it with crossed arms.
Seppala misses with a short punch on the inside.
Seppala manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Scott misses with the head strike.
Scott wants to take the fight to the mat but Seppala manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Henkka Seppala has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esteban Scott.
Seppala tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Scott pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Seppala working aggressively here.
Seppala avoiding damage.
Scott has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Seppala seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Scott can turn it around.
Scott tries a knee to the head but Seppala blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws an elbow that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Scott.
Seppala throws a punch but it's blocked by Scott.
Seppala tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Scott throws a punch but it's blocked by Seppala.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Seppala swings wildly with an uppercut but Scott uses good head movement to avoid it.
The referee is keeping an eye on Seppala - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Seppala lands a right hand that snaps the head of Scott backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Scott.
Scott working aggressively here.
Seppala working aggressively here.
Seppala misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Seppala.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scott stalling the fight.
Henkka Seppala has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A body shot lands from Seppala.
Scott lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Seppala blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Seppala lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Scott decides to pull guard.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Scott keeps moving.
Seppala has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Scott is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Scott looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Scott can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Seppala controls the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Scott fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Scott stuns Seppala with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seppala lands with a kick to the temple. Scott shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
A lazy left from Seppala finds it's target.
Scott moves into range and connects with a jab.
Seppala missing with a left hand there. Scott was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Scott smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Scott connects with an inside leg kick.
Scott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Seppala.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Scott.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Scott swats away the attempt to clinch by Seppala.
Jab from Scott.
The fight stays on the outside here - Scott looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Scott has closed the distance and engaged Seppala in a clinch.
The referee is keeping an eye on Seppala - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Seppala struggles to land a body shot inside as Scott controls his hands.
Seppala swings wildly with an uppercut but Scott uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scott lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Seppala lands a body shot in the clinch.
Scott lands a body shot.
Scott working aggressively here.
With the fighters up against the cage, Seppala throws an elbow but misses.
Scott lands a right hand.
Scott takes a knee to the side of the body.

Seppala breaks from the clinch.
Esteban Scott has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Seppala misses its intended target.
Scott misses with a series of wild punches.
Seppala tries to score with a low kick but Scott moves his leg out of the way.
No joy there for Seppala, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Scott shoots in and drives through. Seppala sprawls well.
Scott ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Scott swinging wildly here.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Scott throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Seppala stuns Scott with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Seppala moves out of range as Scott strikes.
A left lands for Seppala.
Scott throws a chopping leg kick but Seppala manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala cracks Scott with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A head kick misses from Scott.
Scott takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Scott throws a head kick that misses.
Seppala moves out of range as Scott strikes.
Scott uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Scott throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Seppala misses with a few strikes there.
Scott on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Scott misses with a low kick.
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.
Seppala scores with a nice right hand.
Scott throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Scott.
Scott lands a nice looking kick to the body. Seppala takes a step back to recover.
Esteban Scott seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Scott misses with a few strikes there.
Scott is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Scott throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Seppala throws a nice outside leg kick.
Scott thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Seppala if he has to take too many more of those.
Scott looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Seppala stuffs the takedown.
Scott has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Seppala.
Seppala chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Seppala scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Scott misses with a takedown
and Seppala counters with a nice uppercut.
Henkka Seppala has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esteban Scott.
A jab from Seppala finds it's way through Scott's defenses.
Seppala moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Seppala throws a good cross that connects.

Scott is rocked!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Scott chopping away at his opponent's legs.

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 Henkka Seppala.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Seppala, 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

Our winner, Henkka Seppala, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
61%

 

Event: Ascension 325     
Date:   Jun 07, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Doom Unit. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Unit is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Doom Unit - Killing Time. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
29
187 lbs
17 - 7 - 1
190 cm
31
188 lbs
21 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition
Fury Nutrition Inc.

Spartan Nutrition
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Doom Unit!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Unit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick from Unit.
Unit works the jab nicely.
Seppala is looking to slow Unit down with leg kicks.
Seppala takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Unit throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Unit misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Unit lands a right hook to the body.
Seppala dips to his left and cracks Unit with an uppercut!
Seppala lands with an overhand left.
Seppala has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Rape Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but Unit is out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala throws a sloppy body shot
and Unit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Unit moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
Unit catches Seppala with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Seppala lands a nice looking kick to the body. Unit takes a step back to recover.
Unit slips a jab and a cross from Seppala.
Seppala finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Unit tries to counter with a clinch but Seppala shakes him off and moves away.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Unit let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unit moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Seppala throws the left hand but Unit avoids the punch easily.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
A clash of legs there as Seppala blocks the low kick.
Unit defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Unit goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Unit slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Unit on the side of the head.
Unit scores with a head kick. Seppala tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
A telegraphed right hand from Unit misses the target.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Unit looks to throw the jab but Seppala is out of range.
Unit fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Seppala on the side of the head.

Seppala is rocked!
Unit throws an overhand right that lands on Seppala's shoulder, as Seppala tries to avoid the shot.
Oh Seppala is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Unit takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Seppala seems to have got his legs back now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands with a good body shot.
Unit misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
Seppala is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Unit.
Seppala sets himself, and Unit steps forward looking for the clinch! Seppala avoids it this time.
Unit lands with an overhand left.
Seppala scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Unit ducks down to avoid it.
Seppala thumps Unit with a low kick.
Nice uppercut there from Seppala.
Seppala takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A left lands for Seppala.
Unit feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
Unit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Unit misses the target.
Nice shot by Unit.
Seppala avoids the body shot from Unit.
Seppala swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Unit drives through and clinches with Seppala against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Unit lands a hook to the side of the head.
Seppala is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Unit pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Unit is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Unit stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Unit is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Unit lands a right hand.
Seppala throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Unit throws a punch but it's blocked by Seppala.
Seppala is leaning against Unit and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Unit misses with a hook to the ribs.
Unit is pressed up against the cage. Seppala has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Unit down to the mat. Unit avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Unit throws a left and a right that both miss

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Unit wants to control the action here but instead Seppala manages to pass to full mount!
Seppala working Unit over with strikes here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala lands with some strikes.
Seppala throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Seppala misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
Seppala throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seppala trying to control but Unit is having none of it.
Seppala lands with some strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Seppala sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Unit tries to lock up and control but Seppala gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
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 Henkka Seppala will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Unit wants to clinch.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Unit.
Unit misses with a head kick.
Seppala 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.
Seppala throws out a loose jab but Unit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seppala throws out a leg kick but Unit moves out of range and Seppala only half commits.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Unit jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Seppala misses with a low kick.
Unit tries to counter by closing the distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Unit. Seppala does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala misses with a jab, cross combination.
Unit lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Seppala sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick from Unit.
Seppala moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Unit has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unit slips under a jab.
Unit misses with a straight right.
Seppala walks into a straight right hand from Unit.
Seppala throws a nice looking combination but Unit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Unit was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Unit lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Seppala falls backwards - clearly groggy! Unit dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doom Unit!
Doom Unit decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Ascension 317     
Date:   Apr 29, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Anastasio and Henkka Seppala. Seppala is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Anthony Anastasio had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

181 cm
29
190 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
182 cm
29
187 lbs
17 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu

Fury Nutrition Inc.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Anthony Anastasio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Anastasio tries to move into range but Seppala moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Anastasio.
Anastasio throwing a counter right hand but Seppala manages to avoid it.
Seppala throws an overhand right that lands on Anastasio's shoulder, as Anastasio tries to avoid the shot.
Seppala misses with a looping left.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seppala goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Anastasio scores with a head kick. Seppala tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
A nice inside leg kick there by Seppala. That's going to slow Anastasio down.
Seppala has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Anastasio throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Seppala slips a straight right by Anastasio.
Anastasio throws a shot from downtown. Seppala moves away and avoids it.
Anastasio throws a hook but Seppala avoids it easily.
Anastasio tries a head kick but it misses.
Seppala lands a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Seppala goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Anastasio.
Anastasio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Seppala clobbers Anastasio with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Seppala is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Anastasio.
Anastasio appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Anastasio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.
Anastasio tries a head kick but it misses.
A little jabbing left from Seppala on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Anastasio throws a push kick but Seppala slaps the foot to one side.
Seppala turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Anastasio misses with a body kick.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
Anastasio throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Anastasio.
Seppala throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Seppala tried to score with a low kick but Anastasio checks it.
Seppala checks the leg kick.
Anastasio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Anastasio throws a quick counter kick to the body but Seppala avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala checks a leg kick.
Anastasio connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Jab, jab by Seppala - just one landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Seppala crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Anastasio - the referee stops the clock and Seppala gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Anastasio. Seppala manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Anastasio connects with a leg kick. Seppala looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Anastasio lands a jab to the nose.
Anastasio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seppala.
Seppala scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Anastasio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Anastasio thows a body kick. Seppala tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Anastasio tries to clinch but Seppala moves out of range.
Anastasio takes a swing at Seppala's ribcage but misses.
Anastasio moves out of range of the body kick from Seppala.
Anthony Anastasio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Anastasio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Anastasio lands a jab to the head.
Seppala fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Anastasio manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slapping body kick lands there for Anastasio.
Anastasio takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Seppala swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seppala looks to score with a jab to the body but Anastasio is just out of range.
Seppala thuds his shin into the meat of Anastasio's side.
Anastasio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seppala lands a nice looking body shot.
Seppala is looking to score with low kicks.
Seppala closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Seppala takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A head kick by Seppala misses
enabling Anastasio to counter with a crisp jab.

Seppala is rocked!
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.
Anastasio thinks about countering with a head kick.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Anastasio finish him?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Anastasio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Anastasio lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Anastasio sizes up Seppala with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Seppala throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Seppala throws a leg kick which misses Anastasio's front leg but catches the back leg as Anastasio tries to avoid it.
Anastasio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Anastasio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Anastasio.
Anastasio throws a predictable looking body shot
and Seppala counters with a three punch combo that has Anastasio backing up. Anastasio nods at Seppala to acknowledge the strikes.
Anastasio cracks Seppala with an open hand slap.
A head kick misses from Anastasio.
Anastasio is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Seppala looks to land a combination but Anastasio avoids it well.
Anastasio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Anastasio throws a sloppy head kick and Seppala moves out of range easily.
Anastasio is looking to land body kicks.
A good leg kick by Anastasio.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala staying out of range there.
Seppala scores with a hook.
Anastasio blocks a head kick by Seppala.
Henkka Seppala seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Anastasio.
Seppala scores with a nice body kick.
Seppala takes a jab right on the kisser.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Some wild striking there from Seppala.
Anastasio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A quick step to the side and Anastasio tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Anastasio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Anastasio backing away here, and Seppala unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Anastasio swings for the body but Seppala moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Seppala checks a leg kick.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but Anastasio is out of range.

Seppala closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anastasio is trying to maintain the position but Seppala is very close to passing his half guard.
Anastasio tries to roll over but Seppala keeps him under control.
Anastasio is refusing to be controlled, as Seppala sits in half guard.
Anastasio has a hand on Seppala's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Seppala takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Seppala throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Anastasio taking shots to the head.
Seppala has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seppala misses with a head shot.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala controlling the pace for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Anastasio wants to control but Seppala is having none of it.
Seppala tries to control but Anastasio wriggling away.
Anastasio wants to hold on but Seppala pushes him away.
Seppala lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Anastasio hang on?
Seppala sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Seppala can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Anastasio is looking to escape.
Seppala looking to ground and pound but Anastasio is blocking nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio is wriggling around trying to escape.
Seppala lands a big elbow.
Seppala looking to control but Anastasio is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Anastasio holds on for dear life, controlling Seppala's posture momentarily.
Anastasio tries to hold on but Seppala pushes him away.

Seppala is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Anastasio can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio can't escape the position.
Seppala unloads with some shots from mount but Anastasio bucks and avoids them well.
Anastasio tries to reverse the position but Seppala maintains control.
Anastasio slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Seppala trying to control from half guard but Anastasio is working away.
Henkka Seppala has got the better of the ground game so far.
Anastasio is trying is best to control the position here.
Seppala prevents Anastasio from improving his position.
Seppala misses with a head shot. Anastasio uses the momentum to regain guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
Anastasio thinks about countering with a body kick.
Seppala misses the shot to the body.
Seppala takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Seppala goes for a double leg but Anastasio avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Anastasio continues to drive forward.
Seppala throws a leg kick that misses.
Anastasio throwing a counter right hand but Seppala manages to avoid it.
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
Anastasio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Anastasio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Anastasio blocks a head kick by Seppala.
Anastasio throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Anastasio just misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala throws a jab when Anastasio was well out of range.
Anastasio appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A solid body kick from Anastasio.
Seppala looks to score with a jab to the body but Anastasio is just out of range.
Seppala misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Anastasio's head.
Seppala scores with a jab. Anastasio acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Seppala shoots and misses
and Anastasio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Seppala avoids the head kick by Anastasio.
A slapping leg kick lands for Anastasio.
Anastasio misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Anastasio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Anastasio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Anastasio misses with a low kick.
Anastasio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Seppala appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Seppala swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A leg kick checked by Seppala.
Seppala takes a swing at Anastasio's ribcage but misses.
Anastasio throws a leg kick
and Seppala counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala looks for a takedown but Anastasio sprawls well.
Anthony Anastasio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Henkka Seppala.
Anastasio tries to close the distance and clinch up but Seppala swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Anastasio misses with a leg kick.
Seppala throws a solid leg kick but Anastasio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Seppala.
A little feinted left hand from Anastasio on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Some wild striking there from Seppala.
Anastasio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Good leg kick by Anastasio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Seppala misses with a hook to the body
and Anastasio counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Seppala is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Anastasio slips under a jab from Seppala.
A solid leg kick lands there for Anastasio.
Anastasio pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio scores with a hook to the body. Seppala takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nice shot lands for Anastasio.
A lazy body kick from Anastasio
and Seppala counters with a straight right hand.
A leg kick checked by Seppala.
Anastasio throws a sloppy head kick and Seppala moves out of range easily.
Seppala throws a shot from downtown. Anastasio moves away and avoids it.
A head kick misses from Anastasio.
Seppala misses with the combination.
Anastasio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Anastasio tries a head kick but it misses.
Seppala thows a body kick. Anastasio tries to catch it but that hurt him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Seppala misses with a right hand
and Anastasio counters with a good low kick that Seppala was not able to check.
A jab from Seppala misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seppala will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Anastasio.
Anastasio is looking to score with low kicks.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Anastasio avoids it easily.
Anastasio slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala misses with a series of wild punches.
Seppala scores with a jab to the body.
Seppala closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Anthony Anastasio 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.


Anastasio plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Seppala with a hook.
Seppala loads up on a big right hand but Anastasio slips the punch.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Anastasio.
Seppala throws a hook to the side of Anastasio's head but Anastasio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Anastasio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Seppala connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Anastasio scrambles back to his feet.
Anastasio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Seppala connects with a nice looking jab.
Seppala's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Anastasio checks a leg kick.
Nice cross by Seppala.
Seppala moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Anastasio scores with a nice head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A head kick misses from Anastasio.
Nice shot lands for Seppala.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anastasio wants to land a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala throws a nice looking combination but Anastasio bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Anastasio.
Anastasio checks a low kick from Seppala.
Seppala misses with a leg kick
enabling Anastasio to counter with a crisp jab.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Anastasio.
Anastasio throws a good cross that connects.
Seppala scoring well with a low kick there.
Anastasio throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Anastasio.
Anastasio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Anastasio lands a jab to the nose.
Seppala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Anastasio.
Anastasio throws a leg kick but Seppala checks it.
Seppala chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lets loose with a powerful body kick. Anastasio will feel that in the morning.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Anastasio.
Anastasio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sloppy strikes from Anastasio. Those never looked like landing.
Anastasio moves out of range as Seppala throws a body kick.
Anastasio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Seppala is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Seppala throws a hook but Anastasio blocks it.
Anastasio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Anastasio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Seppala has time to react.
Anastasio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Anastasio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Seppala connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Anastasio scrambles back to his feet.
Seppala buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Anastasio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Anastasio.
Seppala looks to land a right hand but Anastasio moved out of range.
Anastasio swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Anastasio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Seppala on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Anastasio throws a body shot but no joy.
Seppala takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Seppala connects with a good right hand that stumbles Anastasio. Anastasio circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Anastasio throws a low kick but Seppala avoids it.
Anastasio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Seppala just misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Seppala has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Anastasio throws a right and a left that both miss.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but Anastasio pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Anastasio was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Seppala misses the target.
Anastasio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Seppala misses with a low kick as Anastasio jumps back.
Seppala swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crunch! Anastasio slams his shin into Seppala's torso.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Anastasio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Anastasio throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Anastasio avoids it easily.
Seppala swinging wildly here.
Seppala lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Anastasio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
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 Anthony Anastasio 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. This is the final round!


Anastasio scoring well with a low kick there.
Anastasio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Seppala blocks the body kick.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Anastasio.
Anastasio backing away here, and Seppala unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Good leg kick by Anastasio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Anastasio looks to land a left hand but Seppala moved out of range nicely.
Seppala checks the leg kick nicely there.
Anastasio tries to bum rush Seppala with a series of wild strikes but Seppala uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
Anastasio tried to counter with a leg kick but Seppala avoided it.
Seppala throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Anastasio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Seppala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Seppala connects with a high kick.
Seppala rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Anastasio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Seppala throws a low kick but Anastasio avoids it.
Ohhhhh! A huge head kick from Anastasio! Seppala is out on his feet! Anastasio rushes in and throws more strikes. The ref is looking closely - Seppala is covering up but the punishment is just too much and the ref steps in to stop the fight! Seppala is staring into space, just thankful that the beatdown has ended. Brutal finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:25 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anthony Anastasio!
After winning the bout, Anthony Anastasio thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Ascension 312     
Date:   Apr 01, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Esteban Scott. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Scott has chosen Scotty Doesn't Know as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
28
187 lbs
16 - 6 - 1
188 cm
27
195 lbs
10 - 2 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Fury Nutrition Inc.

Fury Nutrition Inc.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Esteban Scott!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Scott.
Scott staying out of range there.
Despite the aggression on Scott's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Seppala throws a right and a left that both miss.
Scott gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Seppala.
Seppala takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Seppala is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Scott.
Scott keeps the fight on the outside.
Seppala connects with a jab.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Scott.
Scott throws a leg kick
and Seppala counters with a leg kick.
Seppala stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Scott.
Seppala lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Seppala takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala misses with an uppercut. Scott saw that one coming.
We've been informed that Scott 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.
Scott bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Scott avoids the head kick by Seppala.
Scott circles away from the clinch attempt.
Scott unleashes a big counter combination but Seppala bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Scott goes for a double leg but Seppala avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Seppala continues to drive forward.
Seppala has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Death Valley Training Facility in the buildup to the fight.
Scott ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Seppala throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Scott looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A low kick from Seppala misses
and Scott counters with a good low kick that Seppala was not able to check.
Seppala fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scott manages to avoid it.
Seppala throws a shot to the body.
Henkka Seppala is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A leg kick checked by Scott.
Seppala takes a swing at Scott's ribcage but misses.
Seppala fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scott manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Seppala pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
That kick from Scott tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Seppala checks a leg kick.
Scott fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Seppala checks it well.
Scott's corner calls for a 1-2. Scott obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Scott does a little dance to reset his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala tries a head kick but it misses.
Scott tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Seppala counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Scott throws a series of strikes that have Seppala backpedaling.

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
Scott lands a front kick.
Scott closes the distance and clinches up with Seppala, looking for a takedown. Scott pushes Seppala against the cage but Seppala circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scott throws a front kick aimed at Seppala's knee but Seppala avoids it well.
A punch combination from Scott misses.
Scott lands a head kick!

Seppala is rocked!
Scott goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Scott doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Scott throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Scott throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Good leg kick by Scott there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Seppala scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

Scott shoots in for a takedown and gets 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!

Scott is working for a kimura here but Seppala manages to reverse the position and he's now in Scott's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Scott is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Seppala is aware though and is defending well.
Scott looking to hit a scissor sweep but Seppala is one step ahead there.
Seppala connects with a couple of short punches.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Scott is retaining full guard.
Scott is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Seppala wants to control but Scott is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Seppala avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Scott.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Esteban Scott will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Seppala stuffs the takedown.
Scott slips a straight right by Seppala.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Scott ducks down to avoid it.
Scott takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Seppala doesn't manage to clinch there - Scott circles away.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Scott misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seppala drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nice shot by Seppala.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala misses with a head kick.
Scott slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala thumps Scott with a low kick.
A cross from Seppala lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scott misses the shot to the body.
Scott wants to slow Seppala down by chopping away at his legs.
Seppala is looking to slow Scott down with leg kicks.
Scott checks the leg kick.
Scott takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Henkka Seppala is winning the standup battle so far.

Scott gets a double leg takedown into Seppala's guard.
Scott postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

Seppala is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Scott lands a couple of elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Seppala preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Scott accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Scott manages to get himself to full guard.

Esteban Scott has got the better of the ground game so far.

Scott is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Scott keeps moving.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
Seppala has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seppala stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Scott swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Scott looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Seppala puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Scott is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Seppala pulls his head out easily.
Scott is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Seppala trying to control the action but Scott is working from the bottom.
Scott trying to hold on to Seppala's head to control him but Seppala postures up.
Seppala slips a nice elbow through Scott's hands, connecting with Scott's forehead.

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.
Scott makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Scott.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Scott is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Scott working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Scott keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Seppala connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala blocks a jab.
Seppala uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Seppala feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Scott's calf.
Seppala misses with a double jab.
Despite the aggression on Scott's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Scott scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Scott defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Scott blocks a head kick by Seppala.
Scott avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Scott cracks Seppala with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Seppala takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Scott cracks a nice hook into Seppala's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
A lazy body kick from Seppala
and Seppala takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
No joy there for Scott, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Seppala. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Seppala.
Seppala fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Scott fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Seppala checks it well.
Scott moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Seppala is looking to clinch.
Seppala connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Scott throws the left hand but Seppala avoids the punch easily.
Seppala slips a jab and a cross from Scott.
Scott is looking to slow Seppala down with leg kicks.
Scott misses with a series of wild punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a low kick but Scott avoids it.
Seppala throws a nice inside leg kick.
Scott dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Seppala. That did some damage!
Seppala looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seppala takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A lazy left from Seppala finds it's target.
Seppala on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Seppala scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Seppala tries to clinch there but Scott circles away.
Scott will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Seppala misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Scott counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Scott takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scott misses with a wild body shot.
Scott thows a leg kick but Seppala checks it
and Seppala counters with a stiff right hand.
Seppala scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Seppala throws out a powerful jab.
Horrible takedown attempt by Scott or perhaps it was just good defense by Seppala, which made it look bad.
Seppala throws out a leg kick but Scott moves out of range and Seppala only half commits.
Seppala fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Scott.
Scott swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Seppala counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Scott tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Seppala is able to avoid easily.
Scott misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Seppala.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Seppala 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.
Seppala avoids the body shot from Scott.
Scott takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala throws a leg kick which misses Scott's front leg but catches the back leg as Scott tries to avoid it.

Scott closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Seppala's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Scott postures up in Seppala's guard and throws a big left but Seppala blocks it.

Seppala had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Scott defends it easily.
Scott wants to control from the top but Seppala keeps moving.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Esteban Scott.
I think Scott 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Henkka Seppala!

A victorious Henkka Seppala thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: Ascension 308     
Date:   Mar 15, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Sheng Chung Lin. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

182 cm
28
187 lbs
15 - 6 - 1
184 cm
28
182 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Fury Nutrition Inc.

KAISER Nutrition (160!/220$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sheng Chung Lin!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Seppala throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Lin on the side of the head.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Lin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Seppala throws a hook but Lin avoids it easily.
Lin moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Seppala connects with a solid leg kick.
Seppala misses with a jab, cross combination.
Seppala has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Death Valley Training Facility in the buildup to the fight.
Lin ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Lin staying out of range there.
Lin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Seppala scores with a jab. Lin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Lin tries to land a leg kick but Seppala saw it coming and moves away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lin throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lin is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Seppala walks into a stiff left hand from Lin.
Lin fails with an attempt to clinch.
Lin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Lin drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Seppala defends it well.
Lin connects with a high kick.
Lin stuffs the takedown attempt from Seppala. Seppala gets slowly back to his feet.
Lin showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Seppala.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seppala darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Lin blocks the body kick.
Seppala wants to clinch up but Lin keeps it at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands with a thumping leg kick.

Lin moves into the clinch.
The referee is keeping an eye on Lin - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

Lin breaks the clinch.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Lin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Lin lets loose with a powerful body kick. Seppala will feel that in the morning.
Henkka Seppala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala misses with a hook. Lin ducked under it nicely.
Lin throws a shot to the body.
Lin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seppala.
Lin is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Lin thumps Seppala with a low kick.
Lin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Lin has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Lin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Seppala shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Lin is staying active underneath Seppala, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Lin is trying to control but can't.
Seppala trying to control the action but Lin is working from the bottom.
Lin is looking to control Seppala's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Lin avoid being mounted?
Seppala scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Lin blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lin tries to roll over but Seppala keeps him under control.
Lin manages to get to full guard.
Lin keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Seppala is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Seppala being controlled here momentarily.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Lin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Lin there.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seppala darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Lin checks a leg kick.
Lin moves away from the strike by Seppala.
Seppala tries to clinch but Lin moves out of range.
Lin lands a right hook to the body.
Lin goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Good leg kick by Seppala 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.
Seppala turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lin with the counter takedown but Seppala avoids it easily.
Seppala blocks the body kick.
Seppala swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Lin is looking to score with low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a body kick.
Lin moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
Lin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Seppala is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lin can do to turn this around?
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lin was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Lin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seppala was well out of range. Poor timing from Lin.
Lin takes one to the chin there.
A punch combination from Seppala misses.
Lin is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Seppala fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Seppala throws a sloppy head kick and Lin moves out of range easily.
Lin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jab by Seppala.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
Nice jab there from Seppala.

Lin is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala slips under a jab from Lin.
Lin is still on wobbly legs! Can Seppala finish him?
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!
Seppala misses with an uppercut
and Lin counters with a good low kick that Seppala was not able to check.
Seppala blocks a leg kick.
Lin seems to have recovered his senses.
Lin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A big left from Seppala misses.
Lin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seppala scores with a punch to the head.
Lin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Lin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A head kick misses from Lin.
A telegraphed right hand from Seppala misses the target.
Henkka Seppala is winning the standup battle so far.
A big right from Lin misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Seppala checks a leg kick.
Seppala throws out a powerful jab.
Seppala lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Lin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Lin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala throws a right and a left that Lin avoids nicely.
Lin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Seppala just misses with a punch to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Seppala.
Lin pushes Seppala away with a front kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lin looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Lin.
Seppala checks the leg kick nicely there.
Seppala goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Lin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lin scores with a hook.
Seppala sizes up Lin with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Seppala 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.
Seppala displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lin throws out the jab.
A combination from Seppala does no damage.
Seppala misses with a series of wild punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala moves in looking to clinch but Lin pushes him off.
Lin changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Lin is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Seppala rather than just go for the knockout.
Lin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Seppala slips under a jab.
Seppala throws a leg kick
and Lin counters with a nice low kick that buckles Seppala's knee momentarily.
Lin lands a right hook to the body.
Lin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seppala manages to avoid it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Seppala.
Seppala throws a hook but Lin avoids it easily.
Lin with the counter takedown but Seppala avoids it easily.
Seppala chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lin showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
And Lin tries to counter it with a takedown but Seppala pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Nice shot lands for Lin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lin moves out of range of the strikes.
Seppala throws a leg kick but Lin checks it.
A combination from Seppala does no damage.
Lin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Lin scores with a jab to the body.
Seppala avoids a kick to the body.
Seppala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Seppala loads up on a big right hand but Lin slips the punch.
Seppala will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lin tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Lin stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Seppala.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses with a low kick.
Lin fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Seppala.
Seppala connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
Seppala moves away from the strike by Lin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala misses with a body kick.
Seppala shoots in for a takedown but Lin shows good takedown defense.
Seppala shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Lin scores with a leg kick.
Lin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Seppala throws a sloppy head kick and Lin moves out of range easily.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Lin scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seppala.
Lin works Seppala's body with a nice hook.
Lin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala throws a head kick but Lin moves out of range.
Seppala takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Seppala scores with a leg kick.
Seppala looks to score with a jab to the body but Lin is just out of range.
Lin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Seppala's sensitive parts.
Seppala throws a head kick but Lin moves out of range.
Lin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala swings widly with a right hand

and Lin counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala is not content to let Lin control the position.
Seppala is trying to maintain the position but Lin is very close to passing his half guard.
Lin throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Seppala wants to improve his position but Lin is controlling well.
Seppala taking some punishment here, with Lin in his half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sheng Chung Lin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

After winning the bout, Henkka Seppala thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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RATING
56%

 

Event: Ascension 301     
Date:   Feb 01, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Eliod Bunkley Iii and Henkka Seppala. Bunkley Iii comes to the cage accompanied by Knocksville Girl. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
31
193 lbs
23 - 18 - 1
182 cm
28
187 lbs
14 - 6 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Fury Nutrition Inc.
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Eliod Bunkley Iii!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bunkley Iii throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Seppala's waist but Seppala gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Bunkley Iii off to one side.
Bunkley Iii fails with a takedown attempt.
Bunkley Iii walks into a jab.

Bunkley Iii drives through with a takedown into Seppala's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Bunkley Iii postures up in Seppala's guard and throws a big left but Seppala blocks it.
Bunkley Iii is working Seppala over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Seppala keeping moving, preventing Bunkley Iii from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bunkley Iii keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Seppala's head.
Seppala working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bunkley Iii.
Seppala looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala is trying to control the position but Bunkley Iii postures up.
Bunkley Iii controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Bunkley Iii passes into half guard.
Seppala is looking to control Bunkley Iii's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Seppala avoid being mounted?
Bunkley Iii throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Seppala moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Seppala utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Seppala pulls Bunkley Iii in close to prevent any damage.
Bunkley Iii throws a big elbow that misses.
Seppala controlling Bunkley Iii's posture.
Seppala is trying to control the position but Bunkley Iii postures up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bunkley Iii lands with a hook. Seppala tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Bunkley Iii fails with the takedown
and Seppala counters with a lovely shot to the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Eliod Bunkley Iii. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bunkley Iii throws out a loose jab but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bunkley Iii has his takedown stuffed
and Seppala counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Bunkley Iii is lucky that one didn't land flush.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bunkley Iii fails with a takedown attempt.
Bunkley Iii misses with a takedown attempt
and Seppala counters with a good low kick that Bunkley Iii was not able to check.
Seppala pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Some wild striking there from Bunkley Iii.
Bunkley Iii closes the distance and clinches up with Seppala, looking for a takedown. Bunkley Iii pushes Seppala against the cage but Seppala circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Bunkley Iii has his takedown stuffed
and Seppala counters with a stiff right hand.
Bunkley Iii shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Seppala as he jumps to the side.
Bunkley Iii fails to land the takedown.
Bunkley Iii misses with a takedown
and Seppala counters with a nice body kick.
Bunkley Iii is breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A left lands for Seppala.
Seppala throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Bunkley Iii moves out of range of the body kick.
Bunkley Iii appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bunkley Iii shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Seppala as he avoids it easily.
Seppala looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Seppala lands a really nice looking cross but Bunkley Iii seems unphased.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala throws a shot to the body.

Oooh a lovely combination from Seppala sends Bunkley Iii down but not out. Seppala dives into side control looking to finish.

Bunkley Iii is rocked!

It looks like Eliod Bunkley Iii has been cut.
Seppala scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Bunkley Iii is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Seppala can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Dominance 66     
Date:   Dec 20, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Sheng Chung Lin and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

184 cm
27
182 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
182 cm
27
187 lbs
14 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition (160!/220$)

Fury Nutrition Inc.
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sheng Chung Lin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Chad Campbell, Reed Andrews and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick.
Seppala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Lin.
Lin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lin. Seppala does a little dance to reset his feet.
Seppala throws a sloppy head kick

and Lin counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Seppala is trying to get back to full guard.
Lin is thwarting Seppala's attempts to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Seppala is looking to control Lin's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Seppala avoid being mounted?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala gets full guard.
Seppala 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.
Lin missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala looking to hit a scissor sweep but Lin is one step ahead there.
Lin throwing strikes but missing.
Lin scoring with punches to the head and body.

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.
Lin distracts Seppala with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Seppala is trying to control the position but Lin postures up.
Seppala working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Lin.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Seppala misses with a hook.
Lin drops down looking for a counter takedown but Seppala sprawls and moves away.
Lin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Seppala throws a head kick but Lin moves out of range.
A cross from Lin lands.
Seppala moves forwards but Lin connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lin feinted with a counter takedown.

Lin manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Seppala on his heels. He'll look to pass Seppala's guard now, I'm sure.
Lin wants to control from the top but Seppala keeps moving.
Lin postures up.
Lin trying to control the position from guard on top but Seppala is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lin is looking to work some ground and pound but Seppala has wrist control.
Seppala working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Lin.

Seppala is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Lin is aware though and is defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Seppala is looking for a triangle but Lin pushes his legs off easily.
Seppala trying to control the position.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Seppala keeping moving, preventing Lin from controlling successfully.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Seppala pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Lin takes a swing at Seppala's ribcage but misses.
Lin just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lin moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
Lin was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Lin punishes Seppala's body with a nice straight punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sheng Chung Lin dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Lin shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Seppala pinned against the cage. Seppala gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Seppala connects with a good right hand that stumbles Lin. Lin circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Seppala connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lin momentarily.
Lin shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lin slips under a jab.
Seppala throws a body punch but Lin moves out of range.
Seppala misses with an uppercut.
Lin tries to counter with a takedown but Seppala is quick to defend against it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Lin.
Seppala might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Lin misses with a head kick.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Lin ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Lin changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Seppala tries to avoid it but Lin manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Seppala to the ground. Seppala escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Lin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Seppala under the eye.
Seppala swings for the body but Lin moves out of range.
Seppala connects with a body shot.
Lin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
An inside leg kick lands from Lin.
Henkka Seppala seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Good work by Seppala as he checks the leg kick.
Lin fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Sheng Chung Lin. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lin throws a leg kick

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Lin looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala landing with the ground and pound.
Seppala engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Lin has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Seppala throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Lin works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lin tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Seppala wants to pass the guard but Lin is keeping the position.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala chips away with some ground and pound.
Seppala trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Seppala pushing down on Lin's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Lin wants to improve his position but Seppala is controlling well.
Lin moves into full guard.
Seppala passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Lin sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala moves into full mount! Lin won't be happy about that!
Lin manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Lin manages to get to full guard.
Seppala is in close to Lin's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Seppala won't allow Lin to sweep him here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala 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!


Lin misses with a wild body shot.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Lin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Lin half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Lin misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Lin shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Lin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Lin scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A telegraphed right hand from Lin misses the target.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but Lin pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Lin throws a shot from downtown. Seppala moves away and avoids it.
Seppala is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lin throws a sloppy head kick and Seppala moves out of range easily.
A jab from Seppala misses.
Lin swings away with a leg kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Lin misses with a looping right.
Lin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Lin lands with a slapping head kick.
Lin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Lin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Seppala keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Lin throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Jab, jab by Seppala - just one landing.
Seppala looks to score with a jab to the body but Lin is just out of range.
Lin appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a low kick but Lin moves out of range easily.
Lin missing with a left hand there. Seppala was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Seppala with the counter takedown but Lin avoids it easily.
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lin scores with a body shot.
Lin moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
Lin feinted with a counter takedown.
Seppala throws a lazy head kick
and Lin counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
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!
Seppala throws a lazy uppercut
and Lin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Seppala loads up on a big right hand but Lin slips the punch.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seppala.
Lin feinted with a counter takedown.
Lin lands a head kick!

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a poor cross that misses

and Lin counters with a shoot takedown. Seppala fights it but they end up in guard.
Lin is looking to work some ground and pound but Seppala has wrist control.
Seppala tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Seppala is trying to keep Lin in close.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sheng Chung Lin overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Lin postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Seppala manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Lin manages to get himself to full guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lin trying to control the position.
Seppala trying to control but Lin is working from the bottom.
Lin is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Lin keeps moving.
Seppala pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lin is keeping the position for now.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A combination from Seppala does no damage.
Lin half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Good work by Lin as he checks the leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sheng Chung Lin clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Seppala avoids the head kick by Lin.
Lin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but Lin pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Seppala on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Lin throws a front kick aimed at Seppala's knee but Seppala avoids it well.
Seppala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lin.
Seppala looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Lin keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Lin, as that shot connected.
Lin throws a low kick but Seppala moves out of range easily.
Seppala tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Lin scores with a push kick.
Seppala scoring well with a low kick there.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Lin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Lin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Lin checks the leg kick.
Seppala takes a swing at Lin's ribcage but misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Lin darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Lin defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala works over Lin's head and body with a nice combination.
Lin blocks a jab.
Seppala misses with a double jab

and Lin counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Seppala!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Lin wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Seppala tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
BOOM! Lin connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Lin throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is bucking up trying to escape but Lin cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Lin landing strikes from the mount.

Seppala is rocked!
Seppala is squirming around, avoiding Lin's attempts to control the action.
Seppala is working to get back to half guard.
Lin looking to control but Seppala is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Seppala really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lin with a couple of short strikes.
Lin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Seppala can do to turn this around?
Lin lands with some strikes.
Lin connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Lin sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Lin lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Lin throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sheng Chung Lin had his way with Henkka Seppala in that round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Lin tries to land a front kick but Seppala steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Lin blocks the body kick.
Seppala scores with a kick to the midsection.
Seppala throws a leg kick which misses Lin's front leg but catches the back leg as Lin tries to avoid it.
Lin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Lin throws an overhand right that lands on Seppala's shoulder, as Seppala tries to avoid the shot.
And Seppala tries to counter it with a takedown but Lin pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lin throws a front kick that sends Seppala stumbling back into the cage.
Lin scores with a nice head shot.
Lin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seppala was well out of range. Poor timing from Lin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala swinging wildly here.
Lin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
The fighters circling - Seppala throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lin throws a shot from downtown. Seppala moves away and avoids it.
Lin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Lin ducks down to avoid it.
Lin tries to counter with a takedown but Seppala is quick to defend against it.
Seppala throws a hook but Lin blocks it.
Lin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Seppala connects with a jab.
Henkka Seppala has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Seppala misses with a double jab.
Seppala throws a combination. Lin tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Lin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala misses with a body kick.
Lin misses with the body kick

and Seppala counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Lin is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
Lin keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Lin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lin tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Lin trying to control the position.
Seppala being controlled here momentarily.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Seppala misses with a kick to the body.
Lin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

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.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Seppala misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Lin scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Seppala scores with a punch to the head.
Seppala misses with a hook

and Lin counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Lin trying to control the position from guard on top but Seppala is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seppala is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Lin keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Seppala's head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Henkka Seppala.
Well Lin 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 Chad Campbell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 48:47
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sheng Chung Lin!

Sheng Chung Lin retains his middleweight title!
Sheng Chung Lin took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Conquer for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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RATING
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Event: Dominance 64     
Date:   Dec 05, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Liam McCullough. Seppala kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. McCullough has chosen Kan Ar Kern as his entrance music. 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.

182 cm
27
187 lbs
13 - 5 - 1
188 cm
26
198 lbs
8 - 3 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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Arcticus
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Liam McCullough!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Russell Pearce and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McCullough sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And McCullough responds with a good body kick, but Seppala manages to step out the way in time.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but McCullough is out of range.
McCullough bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Seppala's head backwards.
McCullough fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
McCullough throws a body kick that misses.
McCullough jabs at Seppala's body.
Seppala has been working on his boxing with his coaches at SAVATE DE RUE du Quebec in the buildup to the fight.
McCullough tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Liam McCullough seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
McCullough on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Seppala. Seppala obviously looking to wear him down.
Seppala loads up on a big right hand but McCullough slips the punch.
Seppala checks a leg kick.
McCullough throws a looping overhand right but Seppala ducks down to avoid it.
McCullough throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
McCullough keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seppala.
A telegraphed right hand from Seppala misses the target.
McCullough throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McCullough misses with a low kick.
McCullough on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Seppala throws an off balance right hand
and McCullough counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Seppala's jab looks to have found its range, popping McCullough under the eye.
Seppala goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
McCullough ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.
McCullough takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Liam McCullough is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seppala avoids the body shot from McCullough.
A shot to the liver by McCullough. Beautiful body shot.
McCullough throws a body shot but no joy.
McCullough looking to land some kicks to the body here.
McCullough's jab looks to have found its range, popping Seppala under the eye.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McCullough moves out of range as Seppala strikes.
McCullough connects with a solid leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Seppala blocks a head kick by McCullough.
McCullough throws a head kick that half lands.

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
McCullough feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
Seppala blocks a head kick by McCullough.
McCullough throws a leg kick that misses.
Seppala will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
McCullough keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seppala.
McCullough avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
McCullough takes one on the button.
McCullough throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
McCullough tried to score with a low kick but Seppala checks it.
Seppala misses with an uppercut. McCullough saw that one coming.
Seppala avoids the head kick by McCullough.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but McCullough circles away quickly and effectively.
McCullough walks into a straight right hand from Seppala.
Seppala scores with a crisp jab that stopped McCullough in his tracks.
Seppala tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. McCullough manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A lazy left from Seppala finds it's target.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
McCullough lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
McCullough steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
A big right from Seppala misses.
McCullough throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
McCullough is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Seppala rather than just go for the knockout.
Seppala keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

Seppala scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McCullough blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.
Seppala landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala tries to pass to full mount but McCullough defends it.
McCullough controlling the position for now.
Seppala trying to control from half guard but McCullough is working away.
McCullough is looking to improve his position.
McCullough is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Seppala thows a huge punch but McCullough dodges it nicely.
Seppala slips a nice elbow through McCullough's hands, connecting with McCullough's forehead.
McCullough tries to get to full guard but Seppala has control of the leg.
McCullough has hold of Seppala's hands but Seppala slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
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 Henkka Seppala will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Nice shot lands for McCullough.
Seppala walks into a jab.
McCullough tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A swing and a miss from McCullough.
A slapping leg kick lands for McCullough.
McCullough throws a head kick that misses.
McCullough attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches McCullough on the side of the head.
McCullough looks to land a left hand but Seppala moved out of range nicely.
McCullough looks to land a body kick but Seppala moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McCullough throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
McCullough tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala looks to land a left hand but McCullough moved out of range nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from McCullough! But no joy.
Seppala looks to clinch
letting McCullough counter with a right hand.
Seppala misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Seppala gets a takedown into half guard.
Seppala looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Seppala seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
McCullough trying to control here.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Seppala is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, McCullough has managed to free his arm - good work.
Seppala trying to mount his opponent but McCullough defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
McCullough preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Seppala is figuring out what he wants to do next.
McCullough trying to control from the bottom.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
McCullough preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Seppala lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
McCullough blocking the ground and pound attempt from Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Seppala 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.
Seppala is trying to control. McCullough wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
McCullough trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
McCullough is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Seppala throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Seppala throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Seppala throwing shots but McCullough is blocking nicely.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
McCullough is looking to control Seppala's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can McCullough avoid being mounted?
Seppala is trying to control the action in half guard but McCullough is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
McCullough is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Seppala scores with a couple of nice shots.
McCullough tries to get to full guard but Seppala has control of the leg.
Seppala winds up and cracks McCullough with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
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.
Seppala performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
McCullough avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Seppala.
McCullough is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
McCullough controlling the position well.
McCullough is pressing down on Seppala's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Seppala trying to control but McCullough is working from the bottom.
Seppala looking to pass the guard.
McCullough is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Henkka Seppala's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


McCullough ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Seppala takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
McCullough uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Seppala has time to react.
Seppala blocks a head kick by McCullough.
A head kick misses from McCullough.
A slow jab from Seppala misses its intended target.
McCullough is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Seppala.
Seppala on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
McCullough misses with a kick to the body.
Seppala changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Seppala lands a slapping body shot.
Seppala tries to land a front kick but McCullough steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Seppala misses with a body punch
and McCullough connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McCullough misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Seppala.
McCullough misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. McCullough does a little dance to reset his feet.
McCullough looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Seppala appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Danga de danga de dang - Seppala scores with a four punch combination!
McCullough throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Seppala.
Seppala attempts a counter takedown but McCullough avoids it well and moves away.
McCullough takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Seppala checks a leg kick.
Seppala drops down looking for a counter takedown but McCullough sprawls and moves away.
McCullough moves away from the strike by Seppala.
Seppala misses with a head kick.
McCullough throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at McCullough.
Seppala tries to counter with a takedown but McCullough is quick to defend against it.
Liam McCullough seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Seppala scores with a one two! McCullough had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
McCullough ducks right into an uppercut from Seppala.

McCullough is rocked!
Seppala scores with a hook to the body. McCullough takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
McCullough is still on wobbly legs! Can Seppala finish him?
McCullough scores with a kick to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McCullough takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Seppala avoids the body shot from McCullough.
Liam McCullough has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McCullough pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seppala throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McCullough sees it coming and avoids it easily.
McCullough lands with a good body shot.

Seppala closes the distance and pushes McCullough back into the cage.
Seppala swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McCullough seems to have recovered his senses.
McCullough misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Seppala blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
McCullough throws a head punch that misses.
McCullough tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seppala's elbow.
Seppala stalling in the clinch but McCullough improves position.
A hook to the body from McCullough.
McCullough swings wildly with an uppercut but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hand to the body from McCullough.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McCullough misses with a punch to the body.
McCullough misses with a knee to the head.
McCullough works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Seppala lands with a left to the head.
Seppala pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Seppala is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Seppala working aggressively here.
Seppala swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McCullough struggles to land a body shot inside as Seppala controls his hands.
A right hook to the body lands for McCullough.
Seppala fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McCullough blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Seppala on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McCullough lands a shoulder strike.
McCullough crunches a lovely knee into Seppala's ribcage.
McCullough misses with a body punch.
McCullough lands an uppercut.
Seppala misses with a knee to the head.
Seppala misses with a knee strike.
Liam McCullough seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
McCullough avoids a wild elbow strike from Seppala.
Seppala tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Seppala tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Seppala is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but McCullough is keeping busy.
McCullough lands a shoulder strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Seppala changes levels and goes for a takedown here. McCullough fights it off and pushes away nicely.
McCullough shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Seppala throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

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 Henkka Seppala.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Seppala, 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 Jonathan Paton scores the fight 30:27
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 29:29
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Henkka Seppala!

During a confident post fight interview, Henkka Seppala thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Dominance 61     
Date:   Nov 14, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Vlad Kersikov. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
27
187 lbs
13 - 4 - 1
186 cm
30
192 lbs
18 - 5 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

HERITAGE Threads
Hellbent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Vlad Kersikov!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Dean Styles and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A combination from Seppala does no damage.
Kersikov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kersikov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Seppala throws a hook but Kersikov avoids it easily.
Seppala tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kersikov throws a low kick but Seppala moves out of range easily.
A punch lands to the side of Kersikov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kersikov digs a good hook to Seppala's body.
Kersikov lands with a kick to the temple. Seppala shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Kersikov throws a leg kick but Seppala checks it.
Seppala misses the jab.
Seppala motions for Kersikov to come forward. Seppala throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kersikov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Seppala throws a leg kick which misses Kersikov's front leg but catches the back leg as Kersikov tries to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kersikov swinging wildly here.
Kersikov keeps Seppala at a distance using the push kick.
Nice uppercut there from Seppala.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seppala manages to avoid it.
Kersikov slips under a jab from Seppala.
Kersikov looks to land a left hand but Seppala moved out of range nicely.
Kersikov has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Seppala.
Kersikov looks to land a left hand but Seppala moved out of range nicely.
Kersikov misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kersikov.
Kersikov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Seppala connects with an inside leg kick.
Seppala throws a hook but Kersikov blocks it.
Kersikov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kersikov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kersikov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seppala.
Kersikov throws a jab but it's blocked by Seppala.
Kersikov scores with a body shot.
Kersikov throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's two 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!
Kersikov cracks Seppala with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kersikov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kersikov misses the shot to the body.
Seppala lands a nice hook to Kersikov's body. Kersikov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Seppala looks to throw the jab but Kersikov is out of range.
Kersikov swings for the body but Seppala moves out of range.
Kersikov lands a nice shot that snaps Seppala's head back.
Kersikov is looking to clinch.
Kersikov throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Seppala counters with a shoot takedown. Kersikov fights it but they end up in guard.
Seppala postures up in Kersikov's guard and throws a big left but Kersikov blocks it.
Kersikov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Seppala wants to pass the guard but Kersikov is keeping the position.
Kersikov trying to control the position.
Kersikov working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala sitting in guard here, content to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kersikov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Seppala bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kersikov's head backwards.
Seppala blocks a jab.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kersikov can pounce on him.
Kersikov fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Seppala has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick from Kersikov.
Kersikov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Seppala momentarily.
Seppala checks a low kick from Kersikov.
Seppala throws a right and a left that both miss.
Seppala lands a glancing blow to the side of Kersikov's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala scores with a nice head shot.
Kersikov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Kersikov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Seppala decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Kersikov's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kersikov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seppala with a flurry of punches that miss.
Kersikov keeping moving, preventing Seppala from controlling successfully.
Seppala throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kersikov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Seppala missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Kersikov working a defensive guard here.
Seppala works a leg free and moves into half guard.
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 Henkka Seppala will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Seppala walks forward, straight into a front kick from Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a left and a right that both miss

so Seppala counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Seppala throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kersikov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Seppala distracts Kersikov with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Kersikov managing to control the position.

Kersikov has his foot on Seppala's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Seppala works his way back into a safe position though.
Kersikov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Seppala working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Kersikov is retaining full guard.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Kersikov keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov is pulling down on Seppala's head. It's preventing any offense from Seppala, at least for the moment.
Kersikov trying to control the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Kersikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

Kersikov lands a left and a right that send Seppala crashing to the mat, dazed. Kersikov thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Seppala is rocked!

It looks like Henkka Seppala has been cut.
Kersikov drops Seppala with a naaaaasty hook - Seppala is in real trouble here! Kersikov dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:47 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vlad Kersikov!
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Event: Dominance 57     
Date:   Oct 18, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Tim Poutsi. Seppala comes to the cage accompanied by Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil. Tim Poutsi has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Henkka Seppala's chin.

182 cm
26
187 lbs
13 - 3 - 1
183 cm
27
200 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hellbent

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Tim Poutsi!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Reed Andrews and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
Poutsi throws a push kick but Seppala slaps the foot to one side.
Poutsi lands with a thumping leg kick.
A punch combination from Poutsi misses.

Poutsi closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Seppala landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Seppala swings wildly with an uppercut but Poutsi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Poutsi changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Seppala fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Seppala throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Poutsi lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Poutsi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seppala misses with a lunging right hand

and Poutsi counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Poutsi.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala misses with a body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poutsi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Seppala takes a shot to the head.
Poutsi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seppala's elbow.
Poutsi scores with a shot to the side of Seppala's head.
Seppala misses with a punch to the body.

Seppala breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Poutsi looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
Poutsi misses with a jab to the body
and Seppala counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Poutsi.
Poutsi avoids a punch combination nicely.
Seppala swats away the attempt to clinch by Poutsi.
Poutsi comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Poutsi misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi misses with a straight right.
Seppala misses with a right hand

and Poutsi counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Poutsi lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Seppala looking for a sweep. Not yet Seppala, not yet.
Seppala is working hard here to advance position.
Poutsi throwing strikes from guard but Seppala blocks nicely.
Poutsi throwing strikes but missing.
Poutsi wants to control from the top but Seppala keeps moving.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala wants to sweep but no luck.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A telegraphed right hand from Poutsi misses the target.
Seppala drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Seppala lands with a nice body punch.
Seppala misses with a body kick.
Poutsi falls off balance throwing a combination
and Seppala counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Poutsi misses with a body punch
and Seppala counters with a left to the body.
Poutsi lands the left hand.
Seppala blocks a jab.
Seppala misses with a right hand
and Poutsi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tim Poutsi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi throws a hook but Seppala avoids it easily.
Seppala avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Poutsi thuds a left hand into Seppala's body.
Poutsi misses with a hook to the body
letting Seppala counter with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Poutsi slips a jab from Seppala.
Poutsi just misses with a punch to the body.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice cross by Poutsi.
A jab lands there for Seppala.
Seppala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Poutsi.
Poutsi punishes Seppala's body with a nice straight punch.
Seppala stuffs the takedown attempt from Poutsi. Poutsi gets slowly back to his feet.
Poutsi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tim Poutsi dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Poutsi connects with a right hand. Seppala shakes it off.
Poutsi fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Poutsi 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.
Poutsi lands a really nice looking cross but Seppala seems unphased.
Poutsi takes a swing at Seppala's ribcage but misses.
Poutsi shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Seppala but Seppala pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Nice body punch from Poutsi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Poutsi connects with a vicious head kick that knocks Seppala to the floor! Poutsi dives in looking for the finish!

Seppala is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice strikes from Poutsi there.
Oh Seppala is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Poutsi lands a big elbow - Seppala is out of it! He's waving his arms around but his eyes are closed and he's not intelligently defending himself - the ref has no choice but to jump in and stop the fight! This one is in the books! A TKO win for Poutsi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tim Poutsi!
Tim Poutsi is the new middleweight champion!
Tim Poutsi 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: Dominance 54     
Date:   Sep 21, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henkka Seppala and Kenta Kobashi. Seppala comes into the arena with Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil blaring out of the sound system. Kobashi has chosen DJ Krush - Kemuri as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
26
187 lbs
12 - 3 - 1
186 cm
26
198 lbs
20 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Hellbent

KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henkka Seppala!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kenta Kobashi!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Jorge Garcia and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kobashi throws a leg kick

and Seppala counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Kobashi!
Kobashi is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Kobashi can't do much from the bottom here.
Seppala lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Kobashi down.
Seppala has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Seppala lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Kobashi hang on?
Seppala raining down shots from the mount!
Seppala with a couple of short strikes.
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!
Seppala lands a big shot there that rocks Kobashi but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
We've been hearing good reports from Seppala's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kobashi is looking to get to half guard.
Seppala thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Kobashi wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Seppala.
Kobashi is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kobashi tries to lock up and control but Seppala gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Seppala fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Seppala raining down shots from the mount!

Seppala is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Kobashi can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Seppala 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.
Seppala landing strikes from the mount and Kobashi is in trouble!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Kobashi is bucking up trying to escape but Seppala cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala looking to finish with strikes here!
Kobashi is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kobashi has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Seppala lands a heavy elbow.

Seppala has hold of Kobashi's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Kobashi manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Kobashi is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kobashi is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Seppala prevents Kobashi from getting the reversal.
Seppala with a couple of short strikes.
Seppala wants to control the pace but Kobashi is squirming around nicely.
Kobashi is wriggling around trying to escape.
Kobashi is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Seppala with shots to the head and body - Kobashi looks very uncomfortable down there.
Seppala is stalling here but it's allowed Kobashi to get half guard.
Seppala looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Kobashi is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Seppala's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Seppala's back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi misses with a punch to the head.
Kobashi is trying to stick to Seppala's back but Seppala is turning into Kobashi. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Kobashi's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Seppala.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kobashi keeping full guard, as Seppala tries to pass.
Seppala wants to control from the top but Kobashi keeps moving.
Seppala is working Kobashi over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Seppala postures up in Kobashi's guard and throws a big left but Kobashi blocks it.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kobashi is trying to keep Seppala in close.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kobashi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kobashi throws a front kick aimed at Seppala's knee but Seppala avoids it well.
Kobashi with a hook.
Seppala takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kobashi swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Seppala counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Seppala.
Kobashi wants to improve his position but instead Seppala has moved into half guard.
Kobashi throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Seppala 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.
Seppala is trying to control the action in half guard but Kobashi is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Seppala wants to pass to mount but Kobashi is defending the position.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala wants to control but Kobashi is keeping him busy.
Kobashi is trying to get back to full guard.
Kobashi trying to control from the bottom.
Seppala thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Kobashi is looking to improve his position.
Seppala seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Kobashi does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Kobashi works his way to full guard. Good work.
Seppala engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Seppala trying to control but Kobashi is working from the bottom.

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.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Seppala fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kobashi manages to avoid it.
Kobashi tried to score with a low kick but Seppala checks it.
Seppala misses with a left hand
enabling Kobashi to counter with a crisp jab.
That kick from Kobashi tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seppala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kobashi.
Danga de danga de dang - Seppala scores with a four punch combination!
Seppala punishes Kobashi's body with a nice straight punch.
Nice cross by Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses the jab.
Seppala feints and then cracks Kobashi's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kobashi down.
Seppala is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kobashi can do to turn this around?
Kobashi misses with a leg kick

so Seppala counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Seppala postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Kobashi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seppala throws a big elbow that misses.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Kobashi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seppala stopping the sweep attempt from Kobashi.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Kobashi's head.
Seppala 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.
Kobashi working a defensive guard here.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Kobashi is retaining full guard.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Seppala is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Seppala working some strikes from top position.
Seppala passes into half guard under a barage of strikes.
Seppala is controlling the pace.
Seppala looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Kobashi.
Kobashi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kobashi moves out of range as Seppala throws a body kick.
Kobashi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kobashi throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Kobashi tries a head kick but it misses.
A big right from Kobashi misses.
Seppala tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala throws out a loose jab but Kobashi uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kobashi lands a head kick!
Kobashi slips under a jab.
Kenta Kobashi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kobashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kobashi takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Seppala tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Seppala avoids the head kick by Kobashi.
Seppala takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kobashi throws a chopping leg kick but Seppala manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kobashi defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Seppala rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kobashi moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kobashi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Seppala.
Kobashi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seppala moves away.
Seppala scores with a nice body kick.
Kobashi thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Seppala if he has to take too many more of those.
Seppala shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi throws a low kick but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kobashi feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice uppercut lands for Seppala. That snapped Kobashi's head back.
Kobashi wants to land a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Kobashi throws a jab when Seppala was well out of range.
Seppala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kobashi.
Kobashi checks a low kick from Seppala.
Kobashi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seppala was well out of range. Poor timing from Kobashi.
Kenta Kobashi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seppala thuds his right hand into Kobashi's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kobashi throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kobashi.
Kobashi ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi throws a head kick but Seppala moves out of range.
Kobashi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Seppala swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Kobashi ducks down to avoid it.
Kobashi throws a head kick that misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kobashi.
Seppala throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kobashi looks to land a body kick but Seppala moved away.
Seppala lands with an overhand left.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Kobashi ducks down to avoid it.
Seppala lands with a good body shot.
Seppala tries to bum rush Kobashi with a series of wild strikes but Kobashi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Seppala on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala scores with a jab to the head.
Kobashi uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
A cross from Kobashi lands.
Seppala misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kobashi cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kobashi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seppala.
Nice takedown defense from Kobashi. No joy for Seppala on that attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Kobashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kobashi 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 Seppala has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Seppala and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kobashi.
Kobashi connects with a right hand. Seppala shakes it off.
Kobashi cracks Seppala with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Kenta Kobashi just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Back to the action!


Kobashi doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kobashi misses with a body kick.
Kobashi takes a swing at Seppala's ribcage but misses.
Kobashi misses with a hook.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kobashi.
Seppala throws out a loose jab but Kobashi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Kobashi shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kobashi misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That kick from Kobashi tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kobashi cracks Seppala with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kobashi throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kobashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Seppala avoids the body shot from Kobashi.
Seppala missing with a left hand there. Kobashi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kobashi misses with a straight right.
Seppala cracks Kobashi with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Seppala lands with a nice body punch.
Seppala jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kobashi looks to throw the jab but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala checks the leg kick nicely there.
Kobashi cracks a nice hook into Seppala's ribs.
Kobashi ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
Seppala scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Kobashi

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into 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!
Seppala is pressing down on Kobashi's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kobashi is holding on for now.
Seppala drops an elbow to the side of Kobashi's head.
Kobashi wants to control but Seppala is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Seppala sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kobashi defending well though.
Kobashi wants to control but Seppala is keeping busy.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kobashi wants to improve his position but Seppala is controlling well.
Kobashi is pressing down on Seppala's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Seppala trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kobashi managing to control the position.
Kobashi 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.
Seppala postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Henkka Seppala overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Kobashi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kobashi 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 motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Seppala takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kobashi misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Kobashi jabs Seppala right on the nose. Seppala blinks but takes it well.
Seppala scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kobashi is looking to score with low kicks.
Kobashi lets loose with a powerful body kick. Seppala will feel that in the morning.
Seppala stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A jab from Kobashi misses.
Kobashi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kobashi misses with a shot to the body

and Seppala counters with a single leg into guard. Kobashi didn't expect that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala had his way with Kenta Kobashi in that round.
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!


Kobashi throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Kobashi misses with a head kick.
Kobashi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seppala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kobashi, right into the meat.
Seppala rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kobashi moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Seppala moves out of range of the leg kick from Kobashi.
Seppala throws a looping overhand right but Kobashi ducks down to avoid it.
Kobashi tries a head kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seppala scores with a jab to the head.
Kobashi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Seppala has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kobashi tried to score with a low kick but Seppala checks it.
Seppala works Kobashi's body with a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kobashi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Seppala lands a nice shot that snaps Kobashi's head back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Kobashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Good shot there by Seppala.
Seppala avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Seppala is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kobashi.
Kobashi slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seppala is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A punch combination from Seppala misses.
Kobashi lands a leg kick that knocks Seppala off balance momentarily.
Seppala uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kobashi.
An inside leg kick lands from Kobashi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala blocks a jab.
Kobashi dodges the punch combination from Seppala.
Kobashi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Seppala takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Seppala misses with a few strikes there.
Kenta Kobashi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kobashi throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Kobashi throws a hook to the side of Seppala's head but Seppala sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kobashi avoids a punch combination nicely.
That kick from Kobashi tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kobashi keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala throws a hook but Kobashi avoids it easily.
Kobashi dips to his left and cracks Seppala with an uppercut!
Kobashi fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Kobashi.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kobashi blocks a leg kick.
Seppala misses with a wild combination.
That kick from Kobashi tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seppala takes a swing at Kobashi's ribcage but misses.
Kobashi connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kobashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kobashi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kobashi tries to land a front kick but Seppala steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Seppala jabs Kobashi to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kobashi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A big left from Kobashi misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala throws a leg kick but Kobashi sees it coming and moves out of range.
Kobashi works the jab nicely.
Seppala connects with a high kick.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Seppala throws a poor cross that misses
and Kobashi counters with a slapping leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kenta Kobashi.
I think Seppala 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 Jonathan Paton scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 50:45
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Henkka Seppala!

Henkka Seppala retains his middleweight title!
An out of breath Henkka Seppala 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: Dominance 50     
Date:   Aug 23, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Scottie Power and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Scottie Power has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
25
185 lbs
15 - 1 - 1
182 cm
26
192 lbs
11 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Hellbent
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Scottie Power!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Dean Styles and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Power scoring well with a low kick there.
A solid body kick from Power.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Power can pounce on him.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Seppala.
A jab lands there for Power.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Power can pounce on him.
Seppala throws a hook to the side of Power's head but Power sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Power is looking to slow Seppala down with leg kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Power. That's going to slow Seppala down.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Power can pounce on him.
Seppala stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Power.
Scottie Power seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Power looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Seppala moves away from the strike by Power.
Seppala's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Power throws a solid leg kick but Seppala takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Power.
Power is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seppala.
Power tried to score with a low kick but Seppala checks it.
A shot to the liver by Seppala. Beautiful body shot.
Seppala moves out of range as Power throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power throws a leg kick

and Seppala counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Power!
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Seppala wants to control but Power is keeping him busy.
Seppala in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Power can't do much from the bottom here.
Power prevents Seppala from moving into mount.
Seppala in side control lands a decent elbow.
Seppala working the ground and pound but Power is defending the strikes.
Seppala fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Seppala 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.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power is looking for a sweep.
Seppala wants to control but Power is keeping him busy.
Seppala has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Seppala fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Seppala looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Power is avoiding damage well.
Power wants to control but Seppala postures up.
Seppala tries to score with some ground and pound. Power controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Seppala lands a few punches from side control.
The strikes coming from Seppala are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Power seems a little lost for a moment, as Seppala dominates the positioning.
Seppala throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Seppala throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
What's Power going to do here then? He's in a bit of a pickle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala lands an elbow.
Seppala throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Power works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Power tries to roll over but Seppala keeps him under control.
Seppala lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Power tries to get to full guard but Seppala has control of the leg.
Seppala looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Power defending well though.
Power is looking to control Seppala's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Power avoid being mounted?
My spies in Midnight MMA inform me that Seppala has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Seppala thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Seppala working the head and body with strikes.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Seppala is looking to stall here but Power recovers 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!
Seppala working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Seppala with a flurry of punches that miss.
Seppala throws an elbow that misses. Power uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Seppala's guard. Nice move by Power!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Power connects with an inside leg kick.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
Power lands with a nice body kick.
Power misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
Seppala checks a leg kick.
Power throws a low kick but Seppala avoids it.
Power throws a shot to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Power.
A thudding body kick lands there by Power!
Power connects with a body shot.
Seppala lands with an uppercut that bounces Power off the cage and back into range.
Power slips a straight right by Seppala.
Seppala takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Seppala 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!
Seppala takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Power fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Seppala checks it well.
Scottie Power is winning the standup battle so far.
A jab from Seppala finds it's way through Power's defenses.
Power looks to land a body kick but Seppala moved away.
Seppala throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Power throws a low kick but Seppala avoids it.
Power throws a half hearted mid kick.

Seppala lands a jab followed by a vicious hook that sends Power sprawling to the canvas. Seppala follows him down, looking for the kill. Can Power hang on?

Power is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Power's head.
Oh Power is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Power is refusing to be controlled, as Seppala sits in half guard.
Power seems to have got his legs back now.
Seppala is thwarting Power's attempts to control the position.
Seppala thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Power's head.
Seppala throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is looking to stall here but Power recovers full guard.
Seppala being controlled here momentarily.
Seppala postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Power working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Seppala.
Power is trying to control the position but Seppala postures up.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Seppala slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Seppala trying to control the position from guard on top but Power is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
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.
Seppala is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

The ref stands the fighters back up, due to lack of action by Henkka Seppala.
Power scores with a jab to the jaw.
Power connects with a leg kick. Seppala looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Seppala lands a nice shot to the body.
Power fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Power is looking to score with low kicks.
Power lands a leg kick that knocks Seppala off balance momentarily.
Seppala checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Power can pounce on him.
Seppala misses with a body shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Power finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Power connects with a right hand. Seppala shakes it off.
Seppala keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Power misses with an uppercut. Seppala saw that one coming.
Power finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Power misses with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala misses with a wild body shot.
Power is looking to score with low kicks.
Power waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
Power scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Power fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
Scottie Power is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seppala checks a leg kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Henkka Seppala will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Power's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Power thumps Seppala with a low kick.
Seppala slips under a jab from Power.
Power throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Power scores with a hook.
Seppala looks to land a combination. Power sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Power misses with an attempted mid kick.
Power goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Power gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Power lands a leg kick that knocks Seppala off balance momentarily.
Power is looking to land body kicks.
Power misses with a hook

so Seppala counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seppala is looking to work some ground and pound but Power has wrist control.
Seppala looking to sit in guard and control but Power gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Seppala managing to control the position.
Henkka Seppala has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Let's hope that Seppala has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

Seppala escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Power gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Seppala is trying to control the position but Power postures up.
Power stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Seppala swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Seppala 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.
Power working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Power trying to control but Seppala is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Seppala crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Power - the referee stops the clock and Seppala gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Power. Seppala manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Power, right into the meat.
Power throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Seppala tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A chopping leg kick lands by Power.
Power throws a leg kick which misses Seppala's front leg but catches the back leg as Seppala tries to avoid it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Power, right into the meat.
Seppala uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala throws a body shot but no joy.
Power lands a slapping body shot.
Power is looking to chop away at Seppala's legs.
Power lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala walks into a straight right hand from Power.
Power waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seppala.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seppala. Power does a little dance to reset his feet.
Seppala has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Power.
Power throws a nice inside leg kick.
A shot to the liver by Power. Beautiful body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Power.
Power connects with a solid leg kick.
Seppala on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Power lands a jab.
A solid body kick from Power.
Seppala swings for the body but Power moves out of range.
Power drops his hands momentarily and Seppala takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Seppala takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Seppala finds it's way round the side to connect with Power's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A slow jab from Seppala misses its intended target.
Seppala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Power looks to land a right hand but Seppala moved out of range.
Seppala takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Power scores with a jab to the head.
Power displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
Power looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Seppala avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Power motions for Seppala to come forward. Power throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Power. That one must have hurt.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Power lands a leg kick that knocks Seppala off balance momentarily.
Seppala takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Seppala will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Power fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Seppala has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Scottie Power clearly takes that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Power throws a hook but Seppala blocks it.
Power with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Seppala to score with a decent uppercut.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Power.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Power.
Seppala moves out of range of the body kick.
Power lands with a nice body kick.
Seppala takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Power wants to land a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Seppala avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

Seppala changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Power looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Sloppy strikes there by Seppala.
Seppala working the ground and pound but Power is defending the strikes.
Power is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala drops an elbow to the side of Power's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala thows a huge punch but Power dodges it nicely.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Power keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Seppala trying to control from half guard but Power is working away.
Power wants to improve his position but Seppala is controlling well.
Seppala passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Power!
Seppala lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
The referee warns Power that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seppala thowing shots but they're missing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power wants to hold on but Seppala pushes him away.
Seppala postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Power bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Seppala and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala is the new middleweight champion!
An out of breath Henkka Seppala 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: Dominance 45     
Date:   Jul 06, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Scottie Power and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

190 cm
25
185 lbs
15 - 1 - 0
182 cm
25
194 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Scottie Power!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Jorge Garcia and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Power, right into the meat.
Seppala scores with a crisp jab that stopped Power in his tracks.
Seppala tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Power was well out of range. Poor timing from Seppala.
Power goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Power throws a chopping leg kick but Seppala manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Seppala misses with a hook.
Power attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Seppala takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Seppala misses with a double jab.
Nice defenses there by Power.
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Power throws out a loose jab but Seppala uses good head movement to avoid it.
Power is looking to chop away at Seppala's legs.
Seppala darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Power scores with a kick to the body.
Power wants to land a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Power.
Good leg kick by Power there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala checks the leg kick nicely there.
Power with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Seppala displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Power lands a right hook to the body.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Power.
Seppala has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Power scores with a kick to the midsection.
Power goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Power lands with a kick to the ribs.
Seppala throws a shot from downtown. Power moves away and avoids it.
Seppala throws a right and a left that Power avoids nicely.
Power connects with an inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Power defending well as Seppala loads up on a big left hand.
Seppala needs to keep his hands up - Power had a free shot at his head there.
Seppala thows a left - swing and a miss!
Seppala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power lets loose with a powerful body kick. Seppala will feel that in the morning.
Power misses with a low kick as Seppala jumps back.
Power feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Seppala's calf.
A nice leg kick lands there from Power.
Power shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A jab lands there for Power.
Seppala's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power wants to slow Seppala down by chopping away at his legs.
Seppala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Power.
Seppala has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Power.
Seppala avoids a kick to the body.
Seppala slips a straight right by Power.
Seppala moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Seppala moves forwards but Power connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Power throws a leg kick

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into side control. Power won't be happy with that.
Power defending against the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Seppala off and has taken his back!
Power scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Seppala is in bad spot here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Power trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.

Seppala preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Power.
Seppala looking very determined here, making life difficult for Power.
Seppala rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Seppala wants to sweep but Power has passed to side control!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala is working to avoid the ground and pound but Power connects with a decent elbow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Seppala is avoiding damage well.
Power throwing shots but missing, from side control.

Power working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Seppala is trying to improve his position.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!

Power is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Seppala knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
You can see the frustration on Seppala's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
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 Scottie Power will probably get the nod.
That's time! Power's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Seppala takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Power misses with a leg kick

and Seppala counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Power is refusing to be controlled, as Seppala sits in half guard.
Seppala drops an elbow to the side of Power's head.
Seppala not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Seppala thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Seppala thows a huge punch but Power dodges it nicely.
Power wants to control but Seppala is keeping busy and won't allow 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!
Power is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Power controlling the position well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Seppala.
Seppala missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Power wants to get back to full guard.
Seppala looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Power with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Seppala missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Seppala thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Power's head.
Seppala is looking to pass Power's guard but actually Power recovers to full guard.
Seppala throws a big elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power trying to keep a closed guard but Seppala is proving a slippery customer.
Seppala landing some decent shots from guard.
Seppala looking to sit in guard and control but Power gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Seppala is on top in guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Power utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Seppala tries to free his leg and advance position but Power is retaining full guard.
Power looking for a sweep. Not yet Power, not yet.
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.
Seppala loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Power is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seppala accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Power is pulling down on Seppala's head. It's preventing any offense from Seppala, at least for the moment.
Seppala in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seppala preventing the sweep.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Seppala sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Seppala stopping the sweep attempt from Power.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Neither fighter is doing enough for the referee's liking and he's decided to stand them back up.
Nice shot by Power.
Power throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Power throws a body kick that misses.
Power thumps Seppala with a low kick.
Power throws a wild body kick that Seppala sees coming a mile off.
Seppala throws a lazy right hand but Power sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A big left from Seppala misses.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Seppala shoots in looking for a takedown but Power manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Seppala's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Seppala takes one on the button.
Scottie Power is winning the standup battle so far.
Power lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power throws a leg kick but Seppala moved away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Power lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seppala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Power moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Seppala throws the left hand but Power avoids the punch easily.
A clash of legs there as Seppala blocks the low kick.
Seppala scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Power doesn't seem bothered though.
Power ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Power feints and then cracks Seppala's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Seppala down.
A decent looking cross lands there for Power.
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!
Power fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seppala manages to avoid it.
Seppala lands with a nice body punch.
Power throws a body punch but Seppala moves out of range.
Seppala lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Seppala uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
A clash of legs there as Seppala blocks the low kick.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala blocks the body kick.
Power attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Power throws a nice inside leg kick.
Power just misses with a punch to the body.
Power moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Power swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Power avoids a punch combination nicely.
That kick from Power tenderised Seppala's leg. Seppala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Scottie Power seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Seppala takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Power lands with a kick to the ribs.
Power scores with a kick to the midsection.
Seppala loads up on a big right hand but Power slips the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seppala takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Power scores with a leg kick.
Power misses with a body kick.
Seppala uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Power.
Seppala misses with a wild body shot.
Power is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Power throws a leg kick but Seppala sees it coming and moves out of range.
Power comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seppala fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Power throws a low kick but Seppala moves out of range easily.
Power lands a front kick.
Power throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Power takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Seppala takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Power's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Seppala has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Power.
Power misses the shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala moves out of range as Power throws a body kick.
Power throws a leg kick which misses Seppala's front leg but catches the back leg as Seppala tries to avoid it.
Power throws the kick towards the body but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Power.
Power lands a nice shot to the body.
Seppala on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Power attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Power finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Seppala moves out of range as Power throws a body kick.
A lazy body kick from Power

and Seppala counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Power!
Seppala working the ground and pound but Power is defending the strikes.
Power managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Seppala.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Power stops Seppala from passing to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Seppala misses with the ground and pound.
Seppala is looking to take a break and control but Power is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Power dodges the ground and pound from Seppala.
Henkka Seppala has got the better of the ground game so far.
Power is not content to let Seppala control the position.
Power is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Seppala's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Henkka Seppala.
I think Seppala 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 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 29:29
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 29:28

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: Dominance 39     
Date:   May 14, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Tim Poutsi and Henkka Seppala. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
25
202 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
182 cm
25
194 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Tim Poutsi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, John Kavanagh and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Seppala walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Poutsi has been working on his boxing with his coaches at KO Gym in the buildup to the fight.
A thudding body kick lands there by Poutsi!
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Poutsi throws a predictable looking body shot
and Poutsi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Seppala misses with a right hand
and Poutsi counters with a stiff right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seppala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Poutsi.
Seppala lands with a right hand.
Poutsi lands with a right hand.
Seppala throws a left and a right that both miss
and Poutsi counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Seppala takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Seppala walks into a left hand.

Seppala is rocked!
Poutsi scores with a spinning back kick!
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Seppala 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.
Good standup being displayed there by Poutsi as he connects with a hook.
Seppala is still on wobbly legs! Can Poutsi finish him?
Poutsi tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Seppala paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Seppala throws a body punch but Poutsi moves out of range.
Seppala seems to have recovered his senses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poutsi looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Seppala attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Poutsi shoots in and drives through. Seppala sprawls well.
Poutsi slips a jab from Seppala.

Poutsi forces Seppala back against the cage and clinches.
Poutsi has a couple of punches blocked by Seppala.
Poutsi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Seppala throws a head punch that misses.
Poutsi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seppala's elbow.
Seppala misses with a hook to the ribs.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Seppala breaks from the clinch.
Nice cross by Poutsi.
Seppala throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Seppala takes a head kick and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi throws the kick towards the body but Seppala avoids it.
Seppala misses with a wild body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seppala displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Poutsi throws out the jab.
A slow jab from Poutsi misses its intended target.
Seppala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Seppala's corner calls for a 1-2. Seppala obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Poutsi misses with a takedown attempt - Seppala sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A head kick misses from Poutsi.
Poutsi moves out of range of the leg kick from Seppala.
Seppala lands with a hook. Poutsi tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Seppala lands with a thumping leg kick.
Seppala keeps the fight on the outside.
Poutsi throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Poutsi scores with a one two! Seppala had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Seppala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Poutsi lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Seppala circles away quickly and effectively.
Seppala misses with an uppercut.
Poutsi moves in looking to clinch but Seppala pushes him off.
Seppala dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Poutsi. That did some damage!
Poutsi misses with a hook. Seppala ducked under it nicely.
Poutsi jabs Seppala to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Seppala fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Poutsi.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A cross from Seppala lands.
Seppala walks into a jab.
A lazy left from Seppala finds it's target.
Henkka Seppala is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Poutsi gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Seppala.
Poutsi moves out of range of the body kick from Seppala.
Seppala takes a swing at Poutsi's ribcage but misses.
Seppala throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Poutsi throws a right hand that Seppala ducks under and follows up with a left that Seppala also avoids with ease.
The fighters circling - Poutsi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Poutsi on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Seppala throws a jab when Poutsi was well out of range.
Seppala dodges the punch combination from Poutsi.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Seppala misses with a series of wild punches.
Poutsi looks to score with a jab to the body but Seppala is just out of range.
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 Tim Poutsi will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Poutsi on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Seppala lands a nice shot to the body.
Poutsi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Poutsi tries to clinch but Seppala moves away
and Poutsi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Seppala looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Good standup being displayed there by Seppala as he connects with a hook.
Poutsi slips under a jab.
A swing and a miss from Poutsi.
Poutsi fails with a takedown attempt.
Seppala defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Poutsi.
Poutsi fails in his attempt to clinch.
Seppala slips a jab from Poutsi.
Seppala misses the shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Poutsi jabs at Seppala's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poutsi is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Seppala steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Poutsi.
Seppala lands a head kick. Poutsi smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Poutsi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Seppala.
Seppala scores with a jab to the body.
Poutsi ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Seppala turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Seppala missing with a left hand there. Poutsi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Poutsi slips a jab from Seppala.

Poutsi clinches up with Seppala and pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Seppala.
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!

Seppala manages to break the clinch.
Poutsi is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Poutsi is looking to clinch but Seppala is avoiding it.
Henkka Seppala seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poutsi goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Poutsi doesn't manage to clinch there - Seppala circles away.
Seppala misses with a jab, cross combination.
Seppala misses with a body shot.

Poutsi drives through and clinches with Seppala against the cage.
Poutsi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Seppala.
Poutsi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seppala's elbow.
Seppala lands with a light punch inside.
Seppala struggles to land a body shot inside as Poutsi controls his hands.
Poutsi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Seppalas head.
A shot in the inside from Poutsi.
Poutsi using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Seppala has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Seppala tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Seppala breaks from the clinch.
Seppala misses with a series of wild punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seppala misses the jab.
Poutsi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seppala scores with a jab to the body.
Poutsi throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Poutsi misses with a two punch combination.
Seppala clobbers Poutsi with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Poutsi looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Seppala throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seppala swats away the attempt to clinch by Poutsi.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Seppala connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Nice defenses there by Seppala.
Poutsi scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seppala ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
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!
Seppala goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Poutsi has his takedown stuffed
and Seppala cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tim Poutsi. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Poutsi closes the distance and clinches.
Seppala pressing his opponent against the cage.
Seppala scores with a knee to the head.

Poutsi is rocked!

It looks like Tim Poutsi has been cut.
Seppala with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Seppala misses with some punches.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Seppala has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Poutsi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henkka Seppala showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Tim Poutsi's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Poutsi goes for a double leg but Seppala avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Seppala continues to drive forward.
Seppala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Poutsi throws a punch but it's blocked by Seppala.
Seppala lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Poutsi misses with the head strike.
Poutsi misses with a body punch.
Seppala throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Seppala working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Poutsi throws a punch but it's blocked by Seppala.

Seppala breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Poutsi closes this distance looking for a takedown but Seppala circles away.
Seppala throws a head kick that misses.
Poutsi misses with a wild combination.
Seppala misses with a straight left.
Seppala leaves Poutsi with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tim Poutsi. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala clobbers Poutsi with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Poutsi takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Oh Poutsi is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Poutsi drops his hands momentarily and Seppala needs no second invitation. He sets himself and throws a perfect high kick, that clips Poutsi just on the top of the head. Poutsi drops like a sack of potatoes to the canvas, out cold! Oooooooh yeah! Stick a fork in Poutsi - he's done!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Henkka Seppala!
Henkka Seppala seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: NGF 122 Odin vs Kalashnikov     
Date:   Mar 08, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jose Brandao and Henkka Seppala. Brandao comes into the arena with Work Hard, Play Hard blaring out of the sound system. Seppala has chosen Children of Bodom - Smile pretty for the devil as his entrance music. Jose Brandao could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Henkka Seppala's chin.

176 cm
27
178 lbs
15 - 8 - 0
182 cm
24
194 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jose Brandao!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Henkka Seppala!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Valeri Chadov and Illya Tyunina.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seppala avoids the head kick by Brandao.
Seppala slips a jab from Brandao.
Brandao looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Brandao scores with a punch to the head.
Jose Brandao seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seppala lands a glancing blow to the side of Brandao's head.
Seppala with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Brandao to score with a decent uppercut.
Seppala scores with a decent looking hook.
Brandao throws a chopping leg kick but Seppala manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Brandao tries to land a leg kick but Seppala saw it coming and moves away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Brandao.
Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Brandao.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A punch combination from Seppala misses.
Seppala misses with an uppercut. Brandao saw that one coming.
Brandao misses with a body kick.
Brandao tries to clinch but Seppala is having none of it.
Seppala listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Brandao with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A good leg kick by Brandao.
Seppala rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Brandao moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Seppala bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brandao scores with a sloppy right hand. Seppala should have avoided that one.
Good exchange - Seppala coming out on top.
Seppala works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Seppala staying out of range there.
The fight stays on the outside here - Brandao looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Seppala on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Good leg kick by Brandao there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Brandao throws a push kick but Seppala slaps the foot to one side.
Seppala misses the jab.
Seppala looks to land a right hand but Brandao moved out of range.
A jab lands there for Seppala.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seppala is looking to land body kicks.
Seppala checks a low kick from Brandao.
Seppala throws a lazy right hand but Brandao sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Seppala needs to keep his hands up - Brandao had a free shot at his head there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brandao blocks the body kick.
Brandao misses with a leg kick
and Seppala counters with a stiff right hand.
Brandao displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
Brandao tries to close the distance and clinch up but Seppala swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Seppala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seppala just misses with a punch to the body.
Brandao chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Brandao lands a lovely overhand right.
Nice defenses there by Brandao.
Seppala stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Brandao.
Brandao slips a jab from Seppala.
Seppala throws a jab but it's blocked by Brandao.
Brandao throws a looping overhand right but Seppala ducks down to avoid it.
Brandao attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Brandao connects with a crisp jab.
Brandao moves out of range as Seppala strikes.

Brandao moves into range and clinches up with Seppala.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for Seppala to work.
Nice body punch from Seppala - that landed with a thud.
Seppala goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Seppala blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Seppala throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Brandao takes a shot to the head.
A right hand to the body from Seppala.
Brandao is looking to control Seppala's arms but Seppala gets an underhook and turns him. Now Brandao has his back to the cage.
Brandao goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Seppala tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Brandao avoids it.
Brandao misses with a punch on the inside.
Brandao misses with a knee strike.
Brandao softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Brandao blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Brandao tries a knee to the head but Seppala blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brandao with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

Brandao breaks the clinch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seppala darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Brandao throws a shot to the body.
Brandao steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seppala.
Seppala blocks a head kick by Brandao.
Seppala looks to land a right hand but Brandao moved out of range.
Seppala misses with a hook. Brandao ducked under it nicely.
Brandao attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Brandao misses with a kick to the body.
Brandao on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Brandao bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Seppala's head.
Seppala takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Sloppy strikes from Seppala. Those never looked like landing.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Brandao throws a body punch but Seppala moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Brandao.
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 Jose Brandao will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Brandao displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seppala throws out the jab.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Brandao here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Brandao works the jab nicely.
Seppala moves out of range of the leg kick from Brandao.
Seppala takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Brandao throws a quick inside leg kick.
Seppala takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Seppala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brandao.
Brandao lands a glancing blow to the side of Seppala's head.
Brandao fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Seppala is out of range.
Jose Brandao is winning the standup battle so far.
Seppala misses with a looping left.
Seppala misses the shot to the body.
Seppala's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Brandao moves away from the strike by Seppala.
Seppala scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Brandao moves away.
Brandao finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Seppala throws a big shot that misses.
Seppala ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Brandao moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seppala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seppala cracks Brandao with a good jab.
Brandao fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Seppala.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Brandao.
Brandao cracks Seppala with a good jab.
Brandao thumps Seppala with a low kick.
Seppala thows a body shot but no joy.
Brandao fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Seppala.
Brandao takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Seppala on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Brandao. Brandao obviously looking to wear him down.
Brandao bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Seppala takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seppala misses with an uppercut. Brandao saw that one coming.
Brandao thows a body shot but no joy.
Seppala misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Seppala.
Seppala falls off balan