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Event: AD498: Cro Cop     
Date:   Nov 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 662 p4p, 70 weight class) and John Henry (ranked 724 p4p, 80 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
38
145 lbs
39 - 13 - 3
173 cm
35
151 lbs
29 - 19 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, John Henry!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Henry drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Henry keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Henry.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Henry manages to avoid it.
Hoshino slips a jab from Henry.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Henry tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Henry uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Henry steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Henry drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Henry defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Henry ducks down to avoid it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Henry darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Henry 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.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Henry drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Henry misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Henry misses with a body shot.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Henry manages to avoid it.
Henry scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Henry counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've been informed that Henry 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.
Henry fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Henry lands with a nice body punch.
Henry throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Henry fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoshino on the side of the head.
Henry blocks a jab.
Henry darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Henry connects with a single shot there.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Henry avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Henry avoids the punch easily.
Henry misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Henry moves out of range of the strikes.
Henry throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Henry's head but Henry sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice defenses there by Henry.
Henry throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Henry.
Henry 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.
Henry lands a slapping body shot.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Henry appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Henry takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Hoshino dips to his left and cracks Henry with an uppercut!
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Henry.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Henry cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.
Hoshino misses the jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Henry counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Henry uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Henry lands with an uppercut that bounces Hoshino off the cage and back into range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Henry. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Henry staying out of range there.
Hoshino jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Henry throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino takes a swing at Henry's ribcage but misses.
Henry lands an overhand right.
Nice body punch from Henry.
A looping hook to the body misses from Henry. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Henry throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Henry slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Henry feints the counter takedown.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Henry.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Henry looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Henry misses the shot to the body.
Henry ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino misses with a hook

so Henry counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Hoshino avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino keeping moving, preventing Henry from controlling successfully.
Henry must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Henry is looking to work some ground and pound but Hoshino has wrist control.
Henry throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hoshino works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Henry showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Henry throws an elbow that misses. Hoshino uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Henry's guard. Nice move by Hoshino!

The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but John Henry will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Henry misses with a double jab.
Hoshino takes a swing at Henry's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Good leg kick by Henry there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Hoshino rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Henry counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Henry slips a jab from Hoshino.
Henry misses the jab.
Hoshino will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Henry.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Henry sizes up Hoshino with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Henry.
Henry throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut

and Henry counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.

Hoshino kicks Henry off and gets back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hook but Henry avoids it easily.
Henry fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Henry moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Henry has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A big right from Hoshino misses.

Hoshino gets caught napping as Henry dives in and scores a takedown. Hoshino manages to retain guard.
Hoshino controls Henry momentarily but Henry frees himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Henry trying to control the position from guard on top but Hoshino is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hoshino being controlled here, momentarily.
Henry pushing down on Hoshino's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Henry tries to pass the half guard into mount. Hoshino knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Henry wants to control but Hoshino is keeping him busy.
Henry not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Henry wants to control but Hoshino is keeping him busy.
John Henry has got the better of the ground game so far.
Hoshino wants to get back to full guard.
Henry perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Henry uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Henry's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Henry was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Henry counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nice body kick there by Henry.
Henry ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Henry tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Henry was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Henry swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Henry is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Henry sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Henry changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Henry works Hoshino's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Henry is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Henry takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A decent looking cross lands there for Henry.
Henry shoots in for a takedown but Hoshino shows good takedown defense.
Hoshino takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Henry doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A jab from Hoshino misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Henry throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Henry closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Henry.
Henry lands a jab.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Henry.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Henry.
Henry swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Henry misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Henry.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Henry is just out of range.
Henry changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Henry cracks Hoshino with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino defending well as Henry loads up on a big left hand.
Henry throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but John Henry will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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!


Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Henry moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Henry was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And Henry tries to counter it with a takedown but Hoshino pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Henry lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Henry walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd cheers as Henry lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoshino doesn't seem phased though.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Henry lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Henry with a jab.
A big left from Henry misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Henry keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Henry.
Henry avoids the body shot from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Henry scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Henry.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Henry throws out the jab.
Henry shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Henry displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.

Henry drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Henry connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Hoshino some visible discomfort.
Hoshino is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Henry moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Henry throws a strike aimed at the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino avoids it well.
Hoshino is letting Henry control him for a moment.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
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.
Henry throwing strikes but Hoshino manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Hoshino tries to advance to mount but can't.
Henry is looking to reverse the position.
Henry wants to get back to his feet but Hoshino is dominant here and he's now got Henry's back!
Henry is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Hoshino off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Henry wants to get back to his feet.

Hoshino working for a choke but Henry reverses nicely into Hoshino 's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Henry is pushing down on Hoshino's leg trying to pass to half guard. Hoshino is fighting to maintain full guard but Henry has managed to sneak the leg through.
Henry is looking to take a break and control but Hoshino is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
John Henry is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Henry sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hoshino defending well though.
Henry is nestled in close to Hoshino, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Well, if Henry is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonightÖ I'm having a ham and pineapple pizzaÖ Yum. Can't wait.

And that's the end of the fight!
John Henry comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Henry 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 William Peck scores the fight 28:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... John Henry!

After winning the bout, John Henry 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: AD492: BPS     
Date:   Oct 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 317 p4p, 33 weight class) and Bill Bronson (ranked 961 p4p, 113 weight class). I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Bill Bronson was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

165 cm
38
145 lbs
39 - 12 - 3
164 cm
34
153 lbs
21 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
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Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Bill Bronson!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Dillan Fox and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino connects with a body shot.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino lunges at Bronson with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bronson's hand.
Bronson connects with a high kick.

Bronson moves into the clinch successfully.

Bronson gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Hoshino avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bronson.
Hoshino keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Bronson has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
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!
Bronson works his foot free and advances to mount.
Bronson throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Hoshino because Bronson loaded up on that one.
Hoshino is trying to escape the mount.
Bronson unloads with some shots from mount but Hoshino bucks and avoids them well.
Bronson unloads with some shots from mount but Hoshino bucks and avoids them well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bronson lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Bronson unloads with some shots from mount but Hoshino bucks and avoids them well.
Bronson throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Bronson 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.
Bronson raining down shots from the mount!
Bronson fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Hoshino is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Hoshino wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Bronson.
Bronson raining down shots from the mount!
Bronson 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Bronson punishing his opponent with strikes.
Bronson sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Bronson thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Hoshino blocking the ground and pound.
Bronson working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Bronson thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Bronson landing strikes from the mount.
Hoshino is hanging on here. He's in a desperate position.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bronson in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Bronson landing punches.
Bronson lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hoshino really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Bronson raining down hammerfists from mount.
Bronson throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Hoshino because Bronson loaded up on that one.
Bronson landing punches.
Hoshino blocking the ground and pound.
Hoshino wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Bronson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bronson thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bronson cracks Hoshino with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Bronson throws some wild stikes that Hoshino manages to avoid easily.
Bronson in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Poor strikes thrown by Bronson there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Bronson with good strikes from the mount here!
Bronson throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Hoshino can't escape the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bronson throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Hoshino because Bronson loaded up on that one.
Bronson is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Hoshino can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Bronson pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.

Hoshino is rocked!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Bronson dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Bronson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Bronson moved out of range nicely.
Bronson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bronson was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Bronson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Bronson's defenses.
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bronson defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Hoshino dips to his left and cracks Bronson with an uppercut!
Bronson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bronson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bronson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Bronson lands a nice shot to the body.
Hoshino drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bronson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nice uppercut lands for Bronson. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Bronson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the body
and Bronson counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bronson shoots in and bounces Hoshino off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Hoshino keeping moving, preventing Bronson from controlling successfully.
Hoshino working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bronson.
Hoshino looking to control.
Bronson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bronson postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bronson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hoshino works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bronson throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bronson with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bronson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hoshino works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bronson stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hoshino swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bronson takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino misses with a few strikes there.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Bronson moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Hoshino stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Hoshino wants it to stay on the feet.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bronson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Bronson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Bronson's shoulder, as Bronson tries to avoid the shot.
Bronson takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Bronson counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Bronson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bronson ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Bronson looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Nice uppercut lands for Hoshino. That snapped Bronson's head back.
Bronson misses with the body kick
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bronson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bronson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino connects with a crisp jab.
Bronson missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bronson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bronson tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Bronson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bronson looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bronson lands a jab to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Decent striking displayed by Hoshino there.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Bronson ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino keeps the fight on the outside.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bronson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bronson moves away.
Bronson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Bronson.
Bronson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Bronson is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Bronson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Bronson avoids the punch easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
That's time! Hoshino's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Hoshino lands a slapping body shot.
Bronson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Hoshino. Hoshino circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Bronson moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bronson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Bronson scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Bronson throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Bronson.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bronson takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Bronson - that will leave a mark!
Bronson throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bronson scores with a shot to the body.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.

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

Hoshino kicks off Bronson and gets to his feet.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Bronson digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Bronson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bronson misses with a two punch combination.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Bronson's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bronson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Bronson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Bronson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Bronson scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bronson.
Bronson lands a right hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tests Bronson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bronson looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Bronson swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A big left from Bronson misses.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bronson manages to avoid it.
Bronson looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A slow jab from Bronson misses its intended target.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Bronson changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bronson misses with a body punch
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bronson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A big right from Bronson misses.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bronson throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Bronson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bronson misses with a low kick.
Hoshino bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bronson's head.
Bronson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Hoshino connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bronson scrambles back to his feet.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Bronson with a poor takedown
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino jabs Bronson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bronson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bronson manages to avoid it.
Hoshino takes a swing at Bronson's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bronson moves away.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bronson tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A punch lands to the side of Bronson 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Bronson has taken the fight to the clinch.
Bronson misses with some punches.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
Bronson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bronson takes a shot to the head.
Hoshino is trying to break the clinch but Bronson is controlling him.
Bronson controlling the action here for a moment.

Bronson gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Bronson tries to pass the half guard into mount. Hoshino knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bronson lands with a punch from half guard.

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 Kantaro Hoshino.
I think Hoshino 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 Yves DeLean scores the fight 26:30
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 28:28
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Bill Bronson!

An out of breath Bill Bronson 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: AD487: Unforgettable     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 147 p4p, 19 weight class) and Kotetsu Yamamoto (ranked 220 p4p, 25 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

165 cm
38
145 lbs
39 - 11 - 3
168 cm
26
149 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Alec Ball and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Yamamoto fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Yamamoto takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Yamamoto scores with a shot to the body.
Yamamoto lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a head shot.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Yamamoto looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Yamamoto ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Yamamoto takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Donk. Yamamoto catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Yamamoto 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.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto scores with a shot to the body.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yamamoto.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yamamoto waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yamamoto throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hoshino connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Yamamoto throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Yamamoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Yamamoto moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Yamamoto.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Yamamoto ducks right into an uppercut from Hoshino.
Yamamoto is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Hoshino rather than just go for the knockout.
Yamamoto lands a really nice looking cross but Hoshino seems unphased.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Yamamoto avoids the punch easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Yamamoto avoids the punch easily.
Yamamoto throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Yamamoto cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.

Yamamoto closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Hoshino to the mat! Hoshino manages to get full guard.
Hoshino pulls Yamamoto in close to prevent any damage.
Yamamoto engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Hoshino pulls Yamamoto in close to prevent any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Yamamoto's guard.

Yamamoto looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hoshino is one step ahead there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino pushes down on Yamamoto's leg and manages to get into half guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yamamoto is looking to improve his position.
Yamamoto is still trying to improve position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kotetsu Yamamoto 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.


Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Yamamoto throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a straight left.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yamamoto swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Yamamoto thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Yamamoto jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Yamamoto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto misses with a body punch
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Nice shot by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Yamamoto ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Yamamoto walks into a left hand.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino moves out of range as Yamamoto strikes.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino leaves Yamamoto with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino misses the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a swing at Yamamoto's ribcage but misses.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.
Hoshino lunges at Yamamoto with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Yamamoto's hand.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Yamamoto ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino swings for the body but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Yamamoto sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.
Yamamoto staying out of range there.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice shot lands for Hoshino.
Yamamoto moves out of range of the strikes.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.
Yamamoto 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.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Yamamoto.
Kotetsu Yamamoto seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yamamoto.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Yamamoto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Yamamoto is just out of range.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Yamamoto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Yamamoto looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Yamamoto uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Yamamoto walks into a jab.
Yamamoto misses with a looping left.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Hoshino misses with a series of wild punches.
Yamamoto with a hook.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yamamoto misses the shot to the body.
Yamamoto looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Yamamoto throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Yamamoto avoids them all with ease.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yamamoto misses with a straight right.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Yamamoto throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto feints the counter takedown.
Yamamoto swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Yamamoto. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Yamamoto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Yamamoto is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Yamamoto missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Yamamoto throws a good cross that connects.

Yamamoto shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Hoshino napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Yamamoto is trying to ground and pound but Hoshino uses the momentary lack of control by Yamamoto to regain half guard.
Yamamoto lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Yamamoto seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto looks to land a strike but Hoshino avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Yamamoto engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Yamamoto throwing strikes from guard but Hoshino blocks nicely.
Yamamoto looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Yamamoto accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Yamamoto distracts Hoshino with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Yamamoto trying to control but Hoshino is working from the bottom.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yamamoto postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Hoshino can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Yamamoto controls the pace.
Hoshino can't keep his opponent in guard - Yamamoto advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Yamamoto misses with a head shot. Hoshino uses the momentum to regain guard.
Yamamoto postures up.
Yamamoto has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Yamamoto lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Hoshino preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Yamamoto wants to control from the top but Hoshino keeps moving.
Yamamoto postures up in Hoshino's guard and throws a big left but Hoshino blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Yamamoto with a flurry of punches that miss.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Yamamoto working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hoshino wants to sweep but no luck.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Yamamoto accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yamamoto stopping the sweep attempt from Hoshino.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yamamoto moves away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kotetsu Yamamoto comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Yamamoto 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 Gregory Folan scores the fight 28:30
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 28:29
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kotetsu Yamamoto!

In his post fight interview, Kotetsu Yamamoto gave a big smile as he said 'We are NJPW!!!'.
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Event: AD479: Aggressive Combat     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino (ranked 118 p4p, 12 weight class) and Kotetsu Yamamoto (ranked 191 p4p, 26 weight class). Kantaro Hoshino had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

165 cm
37
145 lbs
39 - 11 - 2
168 cm
26
149 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kotetsu Yamamoto!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Alec Ball and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino with a hook.
Hoshino connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Yamamoto scores with a hook.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Yamamoto looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yamamoto scores with a nice right hand.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A big right from Yamamoto misses.
Yamamoto fails with a takedown attempt.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Yamamoto to counter with a crisp jab.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino swings for the body but Yamamoto moves out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Yamamoto 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Yamamoto's ribs.
Yamamoto misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Yamamoto throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto with the counter takedown but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Yamamoto moves out of range.
Yamamoto takes one on the button.

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

Hoshino kicks Yamamoto off and gets back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Yamamoto fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a hook but Yamamoto blocks it.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Yamamoto throws a big shot that misses.
Yamamoto misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto misses with a hook.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Yamamoto tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Yamamoto throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Yamamoto uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Yamamoto was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A countering left hand to the body from Yamamoto misses.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yamamoto was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Yamamoto throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yamamoto was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Yamamoto drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Hoshino defends it well.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Yamamoto moved out of range nicely.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a body shot.
Yamamoto loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yamamoto clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Yamamoto fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Kantaro Hoshino has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kotetsu Yamamoto.
Hoshino jabs at Yamamoto's body.
Yamamoto walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yamamoto appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yamamoto defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
It seemed like Yamamoto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino lands a jab to the head.
Yamamoto dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yamamoto is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
It seemed like Yamamoto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Yamamoto lands with a right hand.
Yamamoto slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Yamamoto is out of range.
Yamamoto throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yamamoto defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Yamamoto looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Yamamoto counters with a shoot takedown. Hoshino fights it but they end up in guard.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yamamoto tries to free his leg and advance position but Hoshino is retaining full guard.
Yamamoto throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Yamamoto is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Hoshino working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Yamamoto.
Hoshino avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Yamamoto throws an elbow that misses. Hoshino uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Yamamoto's guard. Nice move by Hoshino!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto trying to keep a closed guard but Hoshino is proving a slippery customer.
Yamamoto looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Yamamoto striking off his back but it's not causing Hoshino any problems.
Yamamoto 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.
Hoshino is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yamamoto controls Hoshino momentarily but Hoshino frees himself.
Yamamoto looking for a sweep. Not yet Yamamoto, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Connects with an elbow from the bottom, proving to the judges that he's still active off his back.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Yamamoto closes the distance and clinches up with Hoshino, looking for a takedown. Yamamoto pushes Hoshino against the cage but Hoshino circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yamamoto misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Yamamoto lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yamamoto can do to turn this around?
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino connects with a good right hand that stumbles Yamamoto. Yamamoto circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Yamamoto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Yamamoto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yamamoto takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto lands a jab.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Yamamoto saw that one coming.
Yamamoto slips under a jab from Hoshino.
A countering left hand to the body from Yamamoto misses.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yamamoto manages to avoid it.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yamamoto avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Yamamoto ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yamamoto looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the 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!


Yamamoto bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hoshino's head backwards.
Yamamoto looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yamamoto.
Yamamoto throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yamamoto thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Yamamoto.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Yamamoto.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a left to the body.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Yamamoto's ribs.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yamamoto.
Yamamoto scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Yamamoto takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Yamamoto counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Yamamoto counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Yamamoto is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yamamoto swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino dips to his left and cracks Yamamoto with an uppercut!
Yamamoto throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Yamamoto blocks a jab.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Yamamoto's body. Yamamoto takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nice defenses there by Yamamoto.
Yamamoto scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Yamamoto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yamamoto tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Yamamoto fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Yamamoto scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!
Yamamoto looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Yamamoto connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Yamamoto takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Yamamoto throws out the jab.
Yamamoto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Yamamoto scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Yamamoto lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Yamamoto ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Yamamoto's belly button to the back.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Yamamoto slips the punch.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yamamoto ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Yamamoto appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Yamamoto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Yamamoto drives through with a takedown into Hoshino's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Yamamoto has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Hoshino has wrist control.
Yamamoto works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Yamamoto missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Yamamoto not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kotetsu Yamamoto has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hoshino has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Yamamoto is working away from the top position though.
Yamamoto throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Hoshino to regain full guard.
Yamamoto postures up and lands a big shot to Hoshino's brow.
Yamamoto is looking to work some ground and pound but Hoshino has wrist control.
Yamamoto working some strikes from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yamamoto throws a strike but Hoshino rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Kotetsu Yamamoto has got the better of the ground game so far.
Yamamoto tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Yamamoto is still trying to improve position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Yamamoto working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Hoshino doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Hoshino manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yamamoto is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Yamamoto lands a nice short elbow.
Yamamoto not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kotetsu Yamamoto comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Hoshino 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 Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 29:29
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 29:28

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: AD472: Another way     
Date:   Aug 09, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between I Am and Kantaro Hoshino. Am's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part II. Kantaro Hoshino has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with I Am's chin.

175 cm
32
149 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
165 cm
37
145 lbs
38 - 11 - 2
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, I Am!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Ian Loll and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hoshino lands a glancing blow to the side of Am's head.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Am ducks down to avoid it.
Am looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Am moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Am moves away.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Am moves away.
Am seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino scores with a nice strike.
Am lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Hoshino gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Am.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and Am counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Am lands a big head kick that sends Hoshino tumbling to the mat! Am takes a step backwards and waves Hoshino back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Am lands the left hand.

Hoshino is rocked!
Am bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Am lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
A punch lands to the side of Am 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Am counters with a nice uppercut.
Am looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and Am cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Am ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Am looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Am does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Am ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Am counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Am uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Am counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jab by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Am throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Am misses with a head kick.
Hoshino is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Am with a body shot.
Am throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino works Am's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Am sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Am uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Am slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Am lands a jab-cross combination.
Am ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Am counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Am ducks down to avoid it.
A punch combination from Hoshino misses.
Am appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Am is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Am lands a glancing blow to the side of Hoshino's head.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Am is looking to counter with head kicks.
Hoshino will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Am wants to clinch.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino falls off balance throwing a combination
and Am counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino blocks a leg kick.
Am loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Am takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Am moved out of range.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Am's hands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Am manages to avoid it.
Am throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
We've been informed that Hoshino has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Am.
Am is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Am throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Am sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Am feinted with a counter takedown.
Am uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino connects with the punch.
Am dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Am throws a wild body kick that Hoshino sees coming a mile off.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that I Am 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.


Am throws a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Am walks into a jab.
Am keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Am feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Am throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A swing and a miss from Am.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Am counters with a nice uppercut.
Am moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Am counters with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Am moves out of range.
Am went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Am swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Am lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hoshino circles away quickly and effectively.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Am avoids the body shot from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Am takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Am digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Am throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Sloppy strikes from Hoshino. Those never looked like landing.
Am drops down looking for a counter takedown but Hoshino sprawls and moves away.
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Am's ribs.
Am is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Hoshino slips a jab from Am.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Am was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Am scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
enabling Am to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Am scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Hoshino throws a hook but Am avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino's jab looks to have found its range, popping Am under the eye.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Am uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
It appears Am was looking to counter with a kick there.
I Am is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Hoshino sizes up Am with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Am takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Am swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a right hand to the body.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Am was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Am saw that one coming.
It looked like Am wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Am misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino lands with an uppercut that bounces Am off the cage and back into range.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Am counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Am counters with a nice body shot.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Am.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Am takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Am moves out of range.
Am seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Hoshino lands the left hand.
Am on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Hoshino cracks Am with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Am wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Am misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Am uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Am buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Am looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Am on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A slow jab from Am misses its intended target.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Am ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Am looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Am walks into a left hand.
Am bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Am changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hoshino connects with a body shot.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Am manages to avoid it.
As Hoshino looks to move away, Am throws a big counter combo but Hoshino just gets out of the way.
Hoshino lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hoshino feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Ams jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Am throws out the jab.
Hoshino misses the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Am steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Some wild striking there from Am.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino fails to land with a series of punches.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Am counters with a two punch combo.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Am moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Am throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Am takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Am tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Am. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jab by Hoshino.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Am's ribs.
Hoshino misses with a hook
letting Am counter with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Am walks into a straight right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Am counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A lazy left from Hoshino finds it's target.
Am takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Am thinks about countering with a head kick.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Am's ribs.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Am has time to react.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Am is out of range.
Am ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Am.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Am moves out of range of the strikes.
Am throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Am steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Am appears to be looking for a big counter.
Nice cross by Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Am moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Am blocks a jab.
Hoshino scores with a decent looking hook.
Hoshino throws a hook but Am blocks it.
Am lands with a nice body kick.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Am ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Am avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Am counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Am saw that one coming.
Am throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Am throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Am manages to avoid it.
Am throws a big counter combination but Hoshino scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Am walks into a left hand.
Hoshino lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Am at a distance.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Am misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Am works over Hoshino's head and body with a nice combination.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Am counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Nice sprawl there from Hoshino as Am shoots in.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Am throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Am.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Am saw that one coming.
Am misses with a leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Am misses the jab.
Am takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Am swinging wildly here.
Am moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and Am counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino lands with a good body shot.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Am moves away.
Am throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Am moves away and avoids it.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kantaro Hoshino.
Well Hoshino 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 28:29
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino 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: AD464: Magic Mirror     
Date:   Jul 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and PePe Hapitchou. Hapitchou has chosen Blackalicious - Sky is falling as his entrance music. PePe Hapitchou is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

165 cm
37
145 lbs
37 - 11 - 2
175 cm
29
158 lbs
23 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, PePe Hapitchou!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Steve Smith and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Hapitchou moves into the clinch.

Hapitchou manages to break the clinch.
Hapitchou fails in his attempt to clinch.
A cross from Hoshino lands.
Hapitchou lands with an uppercut that bounces Hoshino off the cage and back into range.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hapitchou slips under a jab from Hoshino.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hapitchou takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Hoshino lands an overhand right.
Hapitchou uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
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!
Hapitchou tries to clinch up.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Hapitchou does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Hapitchou.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hapitchou.
Hapitchou thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
It seemed like Hapitchou was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hapitchou looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hapitchou on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Hapitchou.
Hapitchou thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hapitchou misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Hapitchou throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
The crowd cheers as Hapitchou lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoshino doesn't seem phased though.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hapitchou, right into the meat.
Hapitchou tries a head kick but it misses.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A jab from Hoshino does it's job there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hapitchou ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hapitchou in his tracks.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Hapitchou.
A punch lands to the side of Hapitchou 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hoshino looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hapitchou looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hapitchou connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hoshino momentarily.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Hapitchou.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Hapitchou counter with a right hand.
Hapitchou pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hapitchou blocks a jab.
Hapitchou misses with a body shot.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
It seemed like Hapitchou was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hapitchou stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hoshino lands a head shot.
Hapitchou has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hapitchou scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Good work by Hoshino as he checks the leg kick.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hapitchou misses with a head kick.
Hapitchou ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hapitchou lunges at Hoshino with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hoshino's hand.
Hapitchou is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hoshino had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Hapitchou scores with a hook.
Hoshino swings for the body but Hapitchou moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hapitchou misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hapitchou tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Hapitchou.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hapitchou throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hapitchou misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with the combination.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hapitchou counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hapitchou throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hapitchou moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hapitchou.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
Hapitchou takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Jab, jab by Hapitchou - just one landing.
Hapitchou waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Hapitchou walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hoshino takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hapitchou staying out of range there.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hapitchou moves out of range.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Hapitchou.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
and Hapitchou counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Hapitchou's ribs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hapitchou in his tracks.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and Hapitchou counters with a straight right hand.
Hapitchou swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
and Hapitchou counters with a thumping low kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but PePe Hapitchou will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Hoshino misses with a hook. Hapitchou ducked under it nicely.
Hapitchou throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Hapitchou sizes up Hoshino with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Hapitchou.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hapitchou sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hapitchou let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hapitchou's ribcage but misses.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hapitchou was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hapitchou looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hapitchou is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hapitchou throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Hapitchou moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hapitchou was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Hapitchou.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hapitchou uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hapitchou misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hapitchou was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hapitchou uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hapitchou slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a hook but Hapitchou avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws a hook but Hapitchou blocks it.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
A slow jab from Hapitchou misses its intended target.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hapitchou connects with a looping right hand.
Hoshino has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hapitchou was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hapitchou misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino connects with a crisp jab.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Hapitchou moved out of range nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hapitchou! But no joy.
No joy there for Hoshino, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Hapitchou throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hapitchou fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hapitchou misses with a straight left.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Hapitchou ducks down to avoid it.
Hapitchou fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Hoshino finds it's target.
Hapitchou moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hapitchou throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hapitchou was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hapitchou ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hapitchou looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hapitchou uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hapitchou throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hapitchou steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hapitchou is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Hapitchou was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Hapitchou.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Hapitchou is out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook but Hapitchou avoids it easily.
Hoshino slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hapitchou ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
A little jabbing left from Hapitchou on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Hapitchou counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hapitchou's ribcage but misses.
Hapitchou slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hapitchou now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Hapitchou counters with a nice leg kick.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Hapitchou.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Hapitchou uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hapitchou takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hapitchou explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hapitchou misses with a looping left.
Hapitchou lands a jab to the nose.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Hapitchou counters with an inside leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Hapitchou's shoulder, as Hapitchou tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino misses with a series of wild punches.
Hoshino keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Hoshino looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hapitchou uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hapitchou scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hoshino there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Hapitchou counters with a stiff right hand.
Hapitchou throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hapitchou scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Hapitchou counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hapitchou's head backwards.
Hapitchou throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hapitchou slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hapitchou pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A combination from Hoshino does no damage.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hapitchou throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Hapitchou punishes Hoshino's body with a nice straight punch.
Hapitchou's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Hoshino connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hapitchou scrambles back to his feet.
Hoshino throws a hook but Hapitchou blocks it.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.
Hapitchou throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the body.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hapitchou.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Hapitchou ducks down to avoid it.
Hapitchou misses with a body shot.
Hapitchou shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
The fighters circling - Hapitchou throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hapitchou uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hapitchou loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hoshino clobbers Hapitchou with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hapitchou throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Good shot there by Hoshino.
Hapitchou looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Hapitchou.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hapitchou's head backwards.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Hapitchou's head but Hapitchou sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Hapitchou moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Hapitchou's head but Hapitchou sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino scores with a nice right hand.
A jab from Hoshino misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hapitchou is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hapitchou.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Hapitchou's head but Hapitchou sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hapitchou avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hapitchou looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hapitchou connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hapitchou lands the left hand.
Hapitchou swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Hapitchou moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A good leg kick by Hapitchou.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hapitchou loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hapitchou swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hapitchou moves away.
A countering left hand to the body from Hapitchou misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino circles away from the clinch attempt.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Hapitchou is just out of range.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Hapitchou moved out of range nicely.
A little jabbing left from Hapitchou on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino swings for the body but Hapitchou moves out of range.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Hapitchou tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hapitchou.
It seemed like Hapitchou was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hapitchou misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Hapitchou's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hapitchou swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Hapitchou manages to avoid it.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kantaro Hoshino showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Hoshino 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 Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:28
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

During a confident post fight interview, Kantaro Hoshino thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: AD457: KOP     
Date:   Jun 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Nathan Silver and Kantaro Hoshino. Kantaro Hoshino will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

154 cm
37
147 lbs
34 - 20 - 1
165 cm
36
145 lbs
37 - 10 - 2
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Nathan Silver!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Robert Douchet and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Silver closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Silver throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Silver tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Nice defenses there by Silver.
Hoshino with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Silver smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Silver throws a quick inside leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body. Silver takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Silver has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Russian Bears Elite Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Silver is out of range.
Silver misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino swings for the body but Silver moves out of range.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Silver uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Silver was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Silver misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Silver takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hoshino darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Silver keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
A jab from Silver misses.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Silver.
Silver is looking to counter punch.
Silver tries to bum rush Hoshino with a series of wild strikes but Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hoshino moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hoshino throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Silver.
Silver was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
As Hoshino looks to move away, Silver throws a big counter combo but Hoshino just gets out of the way.
Silver scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Silver is out of range.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Silver.
Silver with a nice cross.
Silver smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Silver misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Silver slips the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino moves out of range as Silver strikes.
A swing and a miss from Silver.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Silver moves out of range.
Silver lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Silver misses with a hook
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Silver was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
A combination from Hoshino does no damage.
Silver avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Nice shot by Silver.
Silver misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a jab. Silver acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Silver moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to land a combination but Silver avoids it well.
Silver drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Silver moved out of range.
Silver avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Silver slips under a jab from Hoshino.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Silver takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoshino is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Silver had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Silver misses the jab.
Hoshino moves out of range as Silver strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Silver.
We've been informed that Hoshino has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Silver thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
letting Silver counter with a right hand.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A telegraphed right hand from Silver misses the target.
Silver throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Silver throws out the jab.
Silver is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Silver uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Silver on the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino scores with a shot to the body.
Silver wants to clinch.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Silver has time to react.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Silver counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Silver avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Silver tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Silver misses with a straight left.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Silver saw that one coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino 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.


Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Silver's body. Silver takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Silver dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Silver.
Silver scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Silver jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Silver misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Hoshino staying out of range there.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Silver throws out the jab.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Silver steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silver fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silver moves away.
Silver moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Silver moved out of range nicely.
Silver throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Silver might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Silver sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Silver uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino sizes up Silver with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Silver cracks Hoshino with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Silver uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Silver was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silver moves away.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the kisser.
Silver tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Silver's shoulder, as Silver tries to avoid the shot.
Silver takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Silver uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Silver misses with a low kick.
Silver on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Silver defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino throws a hook but Silver avoids it easily.
Silver gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Silver throws out the jab.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Silver is just out of range.
Silver throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Silver lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Silver.
Hoshino cracks Silver with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Silver thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hoshino if he has to take too many more of those.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.

Silver moves into the clinch.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Silver swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
A short left from Hoshino.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Silver's elbow.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Silver is trying to stall.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Silver tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Silver tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Silver lands with a left to the head.

Silver breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Silver takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A head kick misses from Silver.
Silver uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Silver fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Silver.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Silver feinted there with a counter leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Silver moves out of range of the strikes.
Silver moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hoshino lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Silver misses the jab.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Silver ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Silver takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw.
Silver cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.
Hoshino keeps the fight on the outside.
Silver rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hoshino moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Silver blocks a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Hoshino 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.
Silver is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Silver can pounce on him.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Silver is just out of range.
Silver tries to clinch up.
Hoshino slips a jab from Silver.
Silver ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Silver misses with a straight left.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino lunges at Silver with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Silver's hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silver lands with a slapping head kick.
Silver throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice body shot.
Hoshino scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Silver counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Silver takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Silver connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Silver bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Silver.
Silver slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Silver uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Silver connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino lands the left hand.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Silver counters with a left and a right that stings Hoshino.
Hoshino cracks Silver with a good jab.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Silver misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
As Hoshino backs away, Silver returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Silver connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a jab.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Silver swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Silver's shoulder, as Silver tries to avoid the shot.
As Hoshino backs away, Silver returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Silver throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Silver moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
A little feinted left hand from Silver on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Silver counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino misses with a body punch
and Silver makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Silver closes the distance but Hoshino moves to the side
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Silver counter with a right hand.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Silver counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino misses the jab.
Silver swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Silver lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Silver ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Silver misses with a looping left.
Silver throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A telegraphed right hand from Silver misses the target.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Silver.
Silver moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Silver moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Silver.
Silver misses with a hook.
Silver swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Silver finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Silver looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the body punch
letting Silver counter with a right hand.
Silver throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Silver takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Silver throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Silver swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silver moves away.
Silver looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Silver tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Silver.
Hoshino walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Silver counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A left lands for Silver.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Nathan Silver did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Silver's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Silver misses with a hook.
Silver misses with a straight left.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Silver's head but Silver sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Silver connects with a body shot.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Silver ducks down to avoid it.
The crowd cheers as Hoshino lands an impressive looking overhand right. Silver doesn't seem phased though.
Silver jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Silver.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Silver feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Silver's corner calls for a 1-2. Silver obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Silver was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Silver moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Silver throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Silver.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Silver counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Silver moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Silver moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Silver throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Silver slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Silver avoids the punch easily.
Silver scores with a jab.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Silver manages to avoid it.
Hoshino feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Silvers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

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!
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Silver tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Silver moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Silver half committed to a counter leg kick.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Silver throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Silver takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Silver tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hoshino swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Silver walks into a straight right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Silver's shoulder, as Silver tries to avoid the shot.
Silver misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Silver throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Silver feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Hoshinos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Silver. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.

Silver gets a clinch.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Silver swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Silver tries to break free but Hoshino pushes him back against the cage.
Silver fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Silver lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Silver throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hoshinos head.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Silver working aggressively here.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Silver's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Silver lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Silver controls the action.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Silver controls his hands.
Silver misses with a punch to the body.
Silver misses with the head strike.
Silver takes a shot to the head.
Silver misses with some punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Silver wants to stall.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Silver blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Silver is trying to push Hoshino away but Hoshino has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Silver.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Silver.
Silver fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Silver breaks from the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Nathan Silver will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Hoshino misses with a looping right.
A little feinted left hand from Silver on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino needs to keep his hands up - Silver had a free shot at his head there.
Silver ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Silver.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Silver.
Hoshino paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Silver is looking for a counter combo.
Silver tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino lands with a straight right. Silver didn't see that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hoshino darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A cross from Hoshino lands.
Hoshino lands a jab.
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!

Silver forces Hoshino back against the cage and clinches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Nathan Silver has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Silver breaks from the clinch.
Silver misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Silver ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Silver.
Silver's corner calls for a 1-2. Silver obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Silver uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Silver ducks down to avoid it.
Silver scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hoshino throws out a powerful jab.
Silver throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Silver moves away.
A jab from Silver misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Silver connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hoshino scrambles back to his feet.
A good leg kick by Silver.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Silver moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Silver throws a right and a left that Hoshino avoids nicely.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Silver takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A nice combination there by Silver.
Silver uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Silver uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Silver throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Silver lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hoshino will feel that in the morning.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the head.
Silver tries to clinch
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Silver's head.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Silver throws a series of punches but Hoshino moves out of range.

Silver has taken the fight to the clinch.
Silver throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Silver swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
Silver lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Silver misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.

Silver breaks the clinch.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Silver.
Silver doesn't manage to clinch there - Hoshino circles away.
Silver jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Silver was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Silver lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Silver takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Silver.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Silver throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Silver.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Silver tries to clinch up but Hoshino circles away and keeps his distance.
Silver takes one on the button.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Silver misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Hoshino fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Silver on the side of the head.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Silver counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Silver avoids the body shot from Hoshino.

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 Nathan Silver.
I think Silver 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 Elvis Blanc scores the fight 48:47
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 48:47
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nathan Silver!

Nathan Silver retains his featherweight title!
After the big win, Nathan Silver made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Sully's Bar & Grill and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: Syn 527 - Scorched     
Date:   May 26, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Jong Un Kim. On his way into the cage it seems that Kantaro Hoshino has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Kantaro Hoshino seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

165 cm
36
145 lbs
37 - 9 - 2
150 cm
32
135 lbs
33 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jong Un Kim!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kim lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Jong Un Kim seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino throws a hook but Kim avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kim misses with a looping right.
Kim swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Kim with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kim lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Kim bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kim fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Kim misses with a hook.
Kim throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.

Kim closes the distance and pushes Hoshino back into the cage.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino wants to break the clinch but can't.
Hoshino wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kim misses with a body punch.
A nice left hand lands by Kim.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a nice hook to the head.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kim connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kim keeps Hoshino at a distance using the push kick.
Hoshino bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kim swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
Kim tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Kim 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.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kim lands with an uppercut that bounces Hoshino off the cage and back into range.
Kim uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Kim fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sloppy strikes from Hoshino. Those never looked like landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kim closes the distance and clinches.
Kim lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino gets through Kim's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Kim fails to land.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.

Hoshino pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kim moves out of range of the strikes.
Kim changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kim tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Kim cracks Hoshino with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nice body punch from Kim.
Kim throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Kim looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Kim just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino with a hook.
A good leg kick by Kim.
Kim lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kim swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kim.
Kim throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Kim looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kim moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kim misses with a hook.
Kim avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Kim scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kim ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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!
Kim throws a sloppy body shot
and Kim takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kim looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kim connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kim is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Kim will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Hoshino takes one to the side of the head.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Kim was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kim keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kim.
Kim tries to clinch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kim.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kim.
Kim avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kim avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kim raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Jong Un Kim seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kim misses with a body kick.
Kim is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kim connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hoshino momentarily.
Kim throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kim feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Kim thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Kim.
Kim connects with a nice looking jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kim looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice body shot.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoshino with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kim to score with a decent uppercut.
Kim lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoshino's sensitive parts.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Kim saw that one coming.
Kim connects with an inside leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Kim does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kim throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kim throws a body kick that misses.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
A left lands for Kim.
Kim scores with a leg kick.
Kim connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino cracks Kim with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kim.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kim.
Kim has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kim keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kim tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Kim.
Kim misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kim is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Kim misses with a left hand
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Kim looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kim misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Kim lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Kim is predictable there
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kim tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kim scores with a leg kick.
Hoshino looks to land a combination but Kim avoids it well.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Kim jabs at Hoshino's body.
Hoshino misses with a jab to the body
and Kim counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kim connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kim, right into the meat.
Kim throws a nice outside leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kim.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kim.
Kim wants to counter with a clinch but Hoshino pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kim bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kim slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Kim dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kim takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kim lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kim clinches up against the cage.
Kim blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kim or not.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Kim throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.

Hoshino escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kim uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Kim lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
Kim lands a jab.
Kim scores with a nice head shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jong Un Kim 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!


Kim misses with a leg kick
and Kim takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kim catches Hoshino with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kim can pounce on him.
Kim lands a jab.
Kim throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Kim just misses with a punch to the body.
Kim scores with a kick to the body.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kim.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An inside leg kick lands from Kim.
A swing and a miss from Kim.
Kim attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kim pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Kim.
Kim changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kim throws out a powerful jab.
A low kick from Kim misses
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino misses with the combination.
Kim fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino cracks Kim with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Hoshino blocks the leg kick.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino misses the jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kim throws a wild body kick that Hoshino sees coming a mile off.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kim.
Kim wants to counter the offense by Hoshino and move into the clinch position.
Kim uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Kim takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Kim throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Kim looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kim.
Kim wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kim.
Kim connects with the punch.
Kim throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Kim throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim connects with the punch.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Kim is just out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kim.
Kim displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Kim cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Kim thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hoshino moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kim lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Kim connects with the punch.
Kim throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Kim's shoulder, as Kim tries to avoid the shot.
Kim lands a nice shot to the body.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kim fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kim ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kim moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Kim lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoshino's sensitive parts.
Kim throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kim scores with a spinning back kick!
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Kim ducked under it nicely.
Kim lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kim, right into the meat.
Kim misses with a body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kim.
Kim scores with a jab.
Kim takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jong Un Kim really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kim.
Hoshino looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hoshino throws a hook but Kim avoids it easily.
Kim moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kim throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Hoshino lands a lovely overhand right.
Kim connects with a good right hand that stumbles Hoshino. Hoshino circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim's corner calls for a 1-2. Kim obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Kim lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoshino's sensitive parts.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Kim scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kim can pounce on him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kim on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kim is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Kim lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hoshino crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Kim - the referee stops the clock and Hoshino gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Kim. Hoshino manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Kim thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kim.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Kim.
Kim scores with a kick to the midsection.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a jab when Kim was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kim.
Kim thows a body kick. Hoshino tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Kim fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kim uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Kim looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Kim moves out of range.
Kim scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kim throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hoshino counters with a right hand to the body.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kim stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kim moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kim.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kim.
Kim steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Nice shot by Kim.
Hoshino 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.
A jab lands there for Kim.
Kim throws out a powerful jab.
Kim slips a jab from Hoshino.
Kim takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kim ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kim pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kim.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Kim.
Kim scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kim misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kim moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
A nice side step and Kim releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kim manages to avoid it.
Kim feints a counter leg kick.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Kim is just out of range.
Kim lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kim.
Kim throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kim uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Kim misses with a left hand
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kim scores with a kick to the midsection.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kim misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kim scores with a shot to the body.
Kim misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim scores with a sloppy right hand. Hoshino should have avoided that one.
Hoshino will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A slow jab from Kim misses its intended target.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kim 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.
Kim swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kim jabs Hoshino right on the nose. Hoshino blinks but takes it well.
Kim lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hoshino takes a swing at Kim's ribcage but misses.
Kim throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Kim moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim lands a really nice looking cross but Hoshino seems unphased.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Kim tries a head kick but it misses.
Kim waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Kim lands the left hand.
Kim throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kim scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kim dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Kim's head but Kim sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Kim ducked under it nicely.
Kim lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kim thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jong Un Kim is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kim fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Kim there.
Kim misses with a wild body shot.
Kim ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino with a nice cross.
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kim finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Kim moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kim swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Kim displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Kim.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Kim.
Kim with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Kim avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino tries to work over Kim's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Hoshino tries to keep at a distance but Kim has taken the fight into the clinch.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kim blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Kim scores with a hook to the body.
Kim blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino is looking to break free of the clinch but Kim has double underhooks.
Hoshino digs a right hand underneath Kim's ribcage. Kim let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kim doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Kim controls his hands.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jong Un Kim comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Kim has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jong Un Kim!

Jong Un Kim is the new bantamweight champion!
A victorious Jong Un Kim 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: GAMMA#633 Junior v Hoshino 2     
Date:   May 13, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Underestimated Dillashaw Junior and Kantaro Hoshino. This should be fireworks!

169 cm
33
140 lbs
29 - 20 - 3
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36
145 lbs
37 - 8 - 2
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Underestimated Dillashaw Junior!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Dillashaw Junior ducks down to avoid it.
Donk. Dillashaw Junior catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hoshino takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Dillashaw Junior throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hoshino stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dillashaw Junior.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
A good leg kick by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
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!
Dillashaw Junior wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Hoshino misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dillashaw Junior fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a left hand
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior moves away.
Dillashaw Junior looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Dillashaw Junior scoring well with a low kick there.
Underestimated Dillashaw Junior seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a wild body shot.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Dillashaw Junior tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Dillashaw Junior thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Dillashaw Junior throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dillashaw Junior.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Dillashaw Junior throws a sloppy body shot
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Dillashaw Junior throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a good low kick that Hoshino was not able to check.
Dillashaw Junior is looking to wear down Hoshino with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dillashaw Junior scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior moves away.
As Hoshino tries to get set, Dillashaw Junior tries to push him back and clinch up but Hoshino manages to avoid the attempt.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior thuds his shin into the meat of Hoshino's side.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Dillashaw Junior's defenses.
Dillashaw Junior swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Dillashaw Junior takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino checks the leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
A low kick from Dillashaw Junior misses
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
Dillashaw Junior uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Dillashaw Junior finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Dillashaw Junior turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dillashaw Junior seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Dillashaw Junior jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a double jab
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoshino's sensitive parts.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Dillashaw Junior tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Dillashaw Junior thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Dillashaw Junior looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Dillashaw Junior feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Dillashaw Junior counters with an outside leg kick.
Hoshino checks a low kick from Dillashaw Junior.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Underestimated Dillashaw Junior dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Nice cross by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior blocks a jab.
Underestimated Dillashaw Junior is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino scores with a nice head shot.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Hoshino misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with an outside leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dillashaw Junior throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Dillashaw Junior avoids the punch easily.
Dillashaw Junior with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Dillashaw Junior uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Dillashaw Junior slips a jab from Hoshino.
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hoshino throws a predictable looking body shot
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Dillashaw Junior moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with the combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior throws a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dillashaw Junior connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hoshino's hands.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a punch to the head.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a nice body shot.
Dillashaw Junior slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a left to the body.
Dillashaw Junior swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Dillashaw Junior. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino swings for the body but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
It looked like Dillashaw Junior wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Hoshino might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Dillashaw Junior has got the better of the exchanges.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Dillashaw Junior's shoulder, as Dillashaw Junior tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
As Dillashaw Junior backs off Hoshino throws a huge counter combo but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it all.
Dillashaw Junior lands a lovely overhand right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Hoshino jabs Dillashaw Junior right on the nose. Dillashaw Junior blinks but takes it well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dillashaw Junior dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dillashaw Junior gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior slips under a jab.
Dillashaw Junior tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Hoshino manages to circle out of the way.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Dillashaw Junior is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoshino can do to turn this around?
Hoshino doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Dillashaw Junior fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Underestimated Dillashaw Junior dominated that second round.
That's time! Dillashaw Junior's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Good standup being displayed there by Dillashaw Junior as he connects with a hook.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A nice inside leg kick there by Dillashaw Junior. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Dillashaw Junior takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dillashaw Junior lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a few strikes there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a body shot.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hoshino throws a hook but Dillashaw Junior avoids it easily.
Dillashaw Junior seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Dillashaw Junior ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Dillashaw Junior tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Hoshino blocks the leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a nice looking combination but Dillashaw Junior bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hoshino punishes Dillashaw Junior's body with a nice straight punch.
Dillashaw Junior looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior slips under a jab.
Dillashaw Junior looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Dillashaw Junior thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Dillashaw Junior throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Dillashaw Junior.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Dillashaw Junior catches Hoshino with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Dillashaw Junior's head but Dillashaw Junior sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
As Hoshino backs away, Dillashaw Junior returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a low kick, right behind Hoshino 's knee.
Dillashaw Junior tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Dillashaw Junior feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Jab from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dillashaw Junior lands a nice looking body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior tries a head kick but it misses.
Hoshino will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A low kick from Dillashaw Junior misses
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Dillashaw Junior takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Dillashaw Junior throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
Dillashaw Junior keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Underestimated Dillashaw Junior did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Dillashaw Junior scores with a leg kick.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dillashaw Junior fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Dillashaw Junior moves away and avoids it.
Dillashaw Junior swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Dillashaw Junior cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
A cross from Dillashaw Junior lands.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Dillashaw Junior moved out of range.
Hoshino swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
An attempted straight right counter from Dillashaw Junior misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by Dillashaw Junior there.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Decent striking displayed by Dillashaw Junior there.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Dillashaw Junior moved out of range.
As Hoshino tries to get set, Dillashaw Junior tries to push him back and clinch up but Hoshino manages to avoid the attempt.
Dillashaw Junior cracks a nice hook into Hoshino's ribs.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Dillashaw Junior fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dillashaw Junior sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior keeps Hoshino at a distance using the push kick.
Good exchange - Dillashaw Junior coming out on top.
Dillashaw Junior throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Dillashaw Junior ducks down to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior tries to counter by clinching up but Hoshino breaks away and moves out of range.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
That kick from Dillashaw Junior tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Dillashaw Junior cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Dillashaw Junior moves away from the strike by Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Dillashaw Junior saw that one coming.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Dillashaw Junior takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Dillashaw Junior tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a leg kick.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Dillashaw Junior's ribs.
A left lands for Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a kick to the body.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Dillashaw Junior catches Hoshino with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dillashaw Junior throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Dillashaw Junior only half commits.
Dillashaw Junior keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dillashaw Junior fires out a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino just manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a thumping leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Dillashaw Junior on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Underestimated Dillashaw Junior had his way with Kantaro Hoshino in that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Dillashaw Junior slips under a jab.
Dillashaw Junior lands a nice looking body kick.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Dillashaw Junior throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a slapping leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dillashaw Junior.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Dillashaw Junior slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hoshino checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Dillashaw Junior connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Dillashaw Junior connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Dillashaw Junior avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Dillashaw Junior digs a good hook to Hoshino's body.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a shot to the body
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Dillashaw Junior was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Dillashaw Junior is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Dillashaw Junior ducked under it nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dillashaw Junior connects with an inside leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dillashaw Junior thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hoshino if he has to take too many more of those.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Dillashaw Junior's corner calls for a 1-2. Dillashaw Junior obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Dillashaw Junior turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a good body shot.
Dillashaw Junior lands a nice looking kick to the body. Hoshino takes a step back to recover.
Dillashaw Junior avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior tries to counter by clinching up but Hoshino breaks away and moves out of range.
Dillashaw Junior slips under a jab from Hoshino.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Dillashaw Junior lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Underestimated Dillashaw Junior is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Dillashaw Junior walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hoshino checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Dillashaw Junior.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Dillashaw Junior throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Dillashaw Junior throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Dillashaw Junior turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Dillashaw Junior, as that shot connected.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Dillashaw Junior thuds his right hand into Hoshino's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dillashaw Junior.

And that's the end of the fight!
Underestimated Dillashaw Junior showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Dillashaw Junior 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Underestimated Dillashaw Junior!

Underestimated Dillashaw Junior decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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G S C G energy
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Event: Supernova VII     
Date:   Apr 21, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Underestimated Dillashaw Junior. Underestimated Dillashaw Junior acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

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36
145 lbs
37 - 8 - 1
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33
140 lbs
29 - 20 - 2
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Underestimated Dillashaw Junior!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Colin Fotheringham and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dillashaw Junior tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Dillashaw Junior wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Dillashaw Junior is looking to score with low kicks.
Dillashaw Junior has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior moves away.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a right hand to the body.
Nice shot lands for Dillashaw Junior.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the body
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a thumping low kick.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Dillashaw Junior throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Dillashaw Junior cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Dillashaw Junior tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Dillashaw Junior, as that shot connected.
Dillashaw Junior jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior with a nice cross.
Hoshino lands a jab.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino misses with a hook. Dillashaw Junior ducked under it nicely.
Dillashaw Junior takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino backing away here, and Dillashaw Junior unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hoshino darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino takes a swing at Dillashaw Junior's ribcage but misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Dillashaw Junior as he connects with a hook.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior moves away.
Jab from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dillashaw Junior throws out the jab.
Hoshino scores with a nice strike.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Dillashaw Junior.
A shot to the body from Hoshino misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a thumping low kick.
Dillashaw Junior tries a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior lands a head shot.
Dillashaw Junior closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Dillashaw Junior on the side of the head.
Hoshino getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Dillashaw Junior fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Dillashaw Junior tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Dillashaw Junior missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dillashaw Junior moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dillashaw Junior uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a body shot.
Hoshino staying out of range there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Dillashaw Junior. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
A jab from Dillashaw Junior does it's job there.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dillashaw Junior avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dillashaw Junior throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Some wild striking there from Hoshino.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Dillashaw Junior! But no joy.
Dillashaw Junior throws a front kick aimed at Hoshino's knee but Hoshino avoids it well.
Hoshino is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A left lands for Dillashaw Junior.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Underestimated Dillashaw Junior 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.


Dillashaw Junior defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino swings for the body but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Hoshino throws a hook but Dillashaw Junior avoids it easily.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino throws a hook but Dillashaw Junior blocks it.
Dillashaw Junior throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Dillashaw Junior dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Nice defenses there by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Dillashaw Junior is just out of range.
Dillashaw Junior connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior tries to clinch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Dillashaw Junior wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Dillashaw Junior moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino swings for the body but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Hoshino catches Dillashaw Junior with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Dillashaw Junior tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Dillashaw Junior was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dillashaw Junior connects with an inside leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Dillashaw Junior looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Dillashaw Junior cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good leg kick by Dillashaw Junior there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Dillashaw Junior avoids them all with ease.
Dillashaw Junior scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a three punch combo that has Hoshino backing up. Hoshino nods at Dillashaw Junior to acknowledge the strikes.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino takes one on the button.
Dillashaw Junior throws a series of punches but Hoshino avoids them all with ease.
Dillashaw Junior thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Dillashaw Junior slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Dillashaw Junior on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Dillashaw Junior ducks down to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino digs a good hook to Dillashaw Junior's body.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dillashaw Junior throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Dillashaw Junior uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
A good leg kick by Dillashaw Junior.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dillashaw Junior, right into the meat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior scores with the left hand. Hoshino knows he should have avoided that one.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Dillashaw Junior is just out of range.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Dillashaw Junior's defenses.
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!
Dillashaw Junior connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dillashaw Junior ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Dillashaw Junior doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Dillashaw Junior is just out of range.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Dillashaw Junior goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior wants to counter with a clinch but Hoshino pushes him away.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dillashaw Junior avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Dillashaw Junior looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Dillashaw Junior sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dillashaw Junior swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Dillashaw Junior is just out of range.
Dillashaw Junior throws a leg kick that misses.
Dillashaw Junior throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dillashaw Junior throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Dillashaw Junior tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
Dillashaw Junior clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Dillashaw Junior ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dillashaw Junior connects with the punch.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a decent looking hook.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Dillashaw Junior lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Dillashaw Junior sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dillashaw Junior. Dillashaw Junior obviously looking to wear him down.
Dillashaw Junior ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Dillashaw Junior moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Dillashaw Junior holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Dillashaw Junior using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dillashaw Junior struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Dillashaw Junior misses with the head strike.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice right hand lands inside from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior misses with some punches.
Knees to the body from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a hook from the clinch.
Dillashaw Junior prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dillashaw Junior lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hoshino looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino pushes Dillashaw Junior back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Hoshino.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Come on Hoshino - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Dillashaw Junior lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Dillashaw Junior swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Dillashaw Junior softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Dillashaw Junior has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A bit of stalling here from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
Dillashaw Junior throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a knee to the head.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Dillashaw Junior or not.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Dillashaw Junior's elbow.
Hoshino is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dillashaw Junior scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a nasty looking knee right to Hoshino's face.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dillashaw Junior lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Dillashaw Junior tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Dillashaw Junior back against the cage.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Dillashaw Junior's elbow.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Dillashaw Junior.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jab, jab by Hoshino - just one landing.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dillashaw Junior keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dillashaw Junior 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.
Dillashaw Junior turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Dillashaw Junior steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dillashaw Junior was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dillashaw Junior shapes to counter with a head kick.
Hoshino connects with a body shot.
Dillashaw Junior jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dillashaw Junior slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
Underestimated Dillashaw Junior seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Dillashaw Junior tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino scores with a jab. Dillashaw Junior acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Dillashaw Junior lands a front kick.
Dillashaw Junior uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a nice body punch.
Hoshino is looking to wear down Dillashaw Junior with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Dillashaw Junior tries a head kick but it misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a good low kick that Hoshino was not able to check.
Dillashaw Junior rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hoshino moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dillashaw Junior stuns Hoshino with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
A shot to the body from Dillashaw Junior misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Dillashaw Junior blocks a jab.
Dillashaw Junior throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Hoshino takes a swing at Dillashaw Junior's ribcage but misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Dillashaw Junior throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Dillashaw Junior moved out of range.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a leg kick.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
An inside leg kick from Dillashaw Junior misses.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino swings for the body but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Dillashaw Junior on the side of the head.
Dillashaw Junior scores with a jab to the jaw.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Dillashaw Junior is just out of range.
Hoshino swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dillashaw Junior thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hoshino takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Dillashaw Junior pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range and Dillashaw Junior settles back down.
Jab, jab by Dillashaw Junior - just one landing.
Hoshino smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
Dillashaw Junior throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Dillashaw Junior slips a jab from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dillashaw Junior connects with a body shot.
Dillashaw Junior throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Dillashaw Junior manages to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
enabling Dillashaw Junior to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dillashaw Junior. Dillashaw Junior obviously looking to wear him down.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino's corner calls for a 1-2. Hoshino obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Dillashaw Junior throws a nice head kick!
Nice cross by Hoshino.
Hoshino steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Dillashaw Junior. That one must have hurt.
Dillashaw Junior loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Dillashaw Junior was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dillashaw Junior now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino takes a swing at Dillashaw Junior's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a low kick, right behind Hoshino 's knee.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino swings for the body but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Dillashaw Junior shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a wild body shot.
Dillashaw Junior avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Dillashaw Junior swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Dillashaw Junior moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Dillashaw Junior's shoulder, as Dillashaw Junior tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Dillashaw Junior takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Dillashaw Junior's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a low kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hoshino crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Dillashaw Junior - the referee stops the clock and Hoshino gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Dillashaw Junior. Hoshino manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino jabs Dillashaw Junior right on the nose. Dillashaw Junior blinks but takes it well.
Dillashaw Junior ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
An inside leg kick lands from Dillashaw Junior.
A head kick misses from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Dillashaw Junior moves out of range.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dillashaw Junior tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Dillashaw Junior throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Dillashaw Junior walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hoshino checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoshino's knee momentarily.
Dillashaw Junior goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hoshino lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dillashaw Junior circles away quickly and effectively.
A countering left hand to the body from Dillashaw Junior misses.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
An inside leg kick lands from Dillashaw Junior.
Dillashaw Junior misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dillashaw Junior uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Dillashaw Junior swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dillashaw Junior lands with a nice body punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dillashaw Junior fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Dillashaw Junior moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Dillashaw Junior does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dillashaw Junior jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dillashaw Junior.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Dillashaw Junior counters with a nice leg kick.
Hoshino looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

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 Kantaro Hoshino.
I think Hoshino 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 46:50
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:47
Judge James Glass scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: SYN 517 - Hoshino vs Lil wayne     
Date:   Apr 02, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Lil Wayne. Wayne has chosen Back Up In Yo Ass With The Resurrection 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.

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35
145 lbs
36 - 8 - 1
168 cm
35
143 lbs
48 - 8 - 1
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 48 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Lil Wayne!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Paul Tew and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wayne tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Wayne works Hoshino's body with a nice hook.
Wayne misses with a kick to the body.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Wayne looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wayne just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino throws a hook but Wayne avoids it easily.
Lil Wayne seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wayne throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wayne jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Wayne has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Hoshino is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Wayne steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Wayne.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wayne walks into a stiff left hand from Hoshino.

Wayne has managed to clinch.
Still in the clinch, Wayne scores with a nice short uppercut.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wayne misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino moves out of range as Wayne throws a body kick.
Wayne throws a lazy uppercut
and Wayne takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Wayne is rocked!
Wayne pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range and Wayne settles back down.
Wayne is still on wobbly legs! Can Hoshino finish him?
Wayne throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Wayne seems to have recovered his senses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wayne connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Wayne was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wayne looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It looked like Hoshino was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wayne fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wayne throws a leg kick that misses.
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Wayne's ribs.
Wayne lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Donk. Hoshino catches Wayne right on the button with a cross.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Wayne saw that one coming.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Wayne digs a good hook to Hoshino's body.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Wayne throws a nice head kick!
Wayne connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Wayne wants to clinch
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Wayne takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Wayne tries to clinch up.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Wayne pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.

Wayne clinches.
Hoshino is trying to break free.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Wayne thuds his shin into the meat of Hoshino's side.
Hoshino tests Wayne's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Wayne is predictable there
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wayne throws a body shot but no joy.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Wayne misses with a looping right.
Hoshino stuns Wayne with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Wayne moves away and avoids it.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hoshino is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Wayne lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Wayne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Wayne tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wayne fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Wayne throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wayne defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
And Wayne responds with a good body kick, but Hoshino manages to step out the way in time.
Wayne thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne cracks a nice hook into Hoshino's ribs.
Wayne motions for Hoshino to come forward. Wayne throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wayne motions for Hoshino to come forward. Wayne throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino throws a jab when Wayne was well out of range.
Wayne swings away with a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Wayne was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Wayne.
Wayne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Wayne slips under a jab.
Some wild striking there from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoshino on the side of the head.
Wayne misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hoshino is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Wayne throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Wayne getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wayne fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wayne misses with a body shot.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
That kick from Wayne tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wayne thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hoshino if he has to take too many more of those.
Hoshino sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Wayne has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wayne just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Wayne throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
Good shot there by Wayne.
Wayne dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
A shot to the liver by Wayne. Beautiful body shot.
Wayne feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wayne thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wayne misses with an attempted mid kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Wayne as he connects with a hook.
Wayne lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Lil Wayne seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wayne throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne throws a sloppy body shot
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Wayne takes one to the chin there.
Wayne cracks a nice hook into Hoshino's ribs.
Wayne throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
Wayne uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Wayne connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Wayne feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Wayne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Wayne moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wayne uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Wayne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Wayne wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Wayne.
Wayne tries to land a body kick
and Wayne takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wayne avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Wayne ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nice jab there from Wayne.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Nice defenses there by Wayne.
Wayne bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hoshino's head backwards.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lil Wayne showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Wayne throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Wayne scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.
Wayne scores with a hook.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Wayne. Hoshino shrugs it off though.
Wayne connects with an inside leg kick.
Wayne feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Hoshino takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Wayne lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Wayne moved out of range.
Wayne takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Wayne is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Hoshino rather than just go for the knockout.
Wayne moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne fails in his attempt to clinch.
Wayne lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wayne misses with a looping left.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wayne.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wayne!
Wayne jabs at Hoshino's body.
Wayne displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Wayne scores with a spinning back kick!
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wayne slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hoshino moves out of range as Wayne throws a body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wayne misses with a body kick.
A solid body kick from Wayne.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wayne darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Wayne.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wayne. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wayne throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Wayne slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Wayne misses with a low kick.
Wayne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wayne throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wayne.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Wayne feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Wayne scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wayne throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Wayne moved out of range nicely.
Wayne lands with a nice body kick.
Wayne throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wayne, right into the meat.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wayne.
Wayne lands the left hand.
Wayne looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Wayne manages to avoid it.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Wayne looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wayne scores with a spinning back kick!
That kick from Wayne tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
A jab from Wayne does it's job there.
Hoshino throws a jab when Wayne was well out of range.
Wayne throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wayne pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wayne keeps Hoshino at a distance using the push kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Wayne.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Wayne throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wayne throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
An inside leg kick lands from Wayne.
Hoshino has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
A lazy body kick from Wayne
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
Wayne slips a jab from Hoshino.
Wayne lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Wayne.
Wayne turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Wayne.
Wayne scores with a spinning back kick!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Nice defenses there by Wayne.
Wayne bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hoshino's head backwards.
Wayne connects with a solid leg kick.
Wayne misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Wayne counters with a nice leg kick.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Wayne avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wayne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Wayne.
Wayne throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Wayne only half commits.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Wayne lands a jab to the nose.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Both fighters circling a little - Wayne finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wayne misses with a kick to the body
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
Wayne ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wayne connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wayne misses with a wild body shot.
Wayne lands a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne cracks a nice hook into Hoshino's ribs.
Wayne misses with a low kick.
A good leg kick by Wayne.
Wayne ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Both fighters circling a little - Wayne finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wayne misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Wayne gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Wayne scores with a body shot.
Wayne misses with a low kick.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Wayne.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Wayne uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wayne blocks a jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wayne.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
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!
Wayne connects with an inside leg kick.
Wayne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Wayne.
Wayne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino lands with a nice combination. Wayne backs away looking to recover.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wayne.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wayne swings away with a body shot that misses
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Wayne throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Wayne wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Wayne blocks a jab.
Wayne dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Wayne throws a leg kick
and Wayne takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wayne looks to land a body kick but Hoshino moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wayne lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wayne fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Wayne - that will leave a mark!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Wayne is out of range.
Wayne buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Hoshino.
Wayne is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Wayne scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino moves out of range as Wayne throws a body kick.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
A shot to the liver by Wayne. Beautiful body shot.
Wayne pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
Wayne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Wayne tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Wayne scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wayne finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lil Wayne is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wayne is looking to land body kicks.
A good leg kick by Wayne.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Wayne slips under a jab from Hoshino.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wayne misses with a hook to the body
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Wayne's shoulder, as Wayne tries to avoid the shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Wayne digs a good hook to Hoshino's body.
Wayne moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wayne lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Wayne throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino moves forwards but Wayne connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Donk. Wayne catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
Wayne scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Wayne swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Wayne misses with a low kick.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Wayne scores with a shot to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Hoshino. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Hoshino.
Hoshino rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Wayne counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wayne comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Wayne lands a body shot.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wayne.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wayne lands a slapping body shot.
A big right from Wayne misses.
Wayne misses with a body shot.
Wayne lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
Wayne moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Wayne thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Hoshino throws a left jab followed by a right to the body, Oh Wayne colapses and takes a barrage of punches from Hoshino as he moves to mount! the ref stops the fight and Wayne is left battered and dazed whilst Hoshino and his camp cheer!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:54 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino retains his bantamweight title!
Kantaro Hoshino very nearly forgot to thank Hellbent amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: Syn 510 -Rutherford vs Wein II     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jong Un Kim and Kantaro Hoshino. 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.

150 cm
31
131 lbs
30 - 7 - 1
165 cm
35
145 lbs
35 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jong Un Kim!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Chris Edwards and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Kim throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Kim keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Kim ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Hoshino.
A cross from Hoshino lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Kim's head but Kim sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Kim uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino lunges at Kim with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kim's hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim misses with a body shot.
Hoshino connects with a good right hand that stumbles Kim. Kim circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Kim is rocked!
Hoshino throws a hook but Kim blocks it.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
A little feinted left hand from Kim on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Some wild striking there from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kim.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kim smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Kim looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Kim takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Kim sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kim throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Kim - just one landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kim avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Kim lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoshino doesn't seem phased though.
Kim misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Kim's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hoshino 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.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand

and Kim counters by clinching up.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Hoshino cracks Kim with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Hoshino has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Kim to stand back up!
Oh Kim is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kim switches off momentarily and Hoshino cracks him with a monster right hand! Kim topples backwards and makes a semi conscious attempt to cover up, as Hoshino dives in to land one more shot, before the referee has time to call the fight. What a finish by Hoshino!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino is the new bantamweight champion!
Kantaro Hoshino really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Hellbent logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
Jong Un Kim was interviewed post fight and said 'Fucking auto flights are the death of me.'.
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Event: Syn 505 - Hoshino vs Lil Wayne     
Date:   Feb 12, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Lil Wayne. Wayne comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Back Up In Yo Ass With The Resurrection kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
35
151 lbs
34 - 8 - 1
168 cm
34
154 lbs
46 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill

Bullet Proof System
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 46 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Lil Wayne!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Sam Margolis and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Both fighters circling a little - Wayne finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
Wayne misses with a wild body shot.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Wayne misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wayne blocks a jab.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wayne.
Wayne misses with a straight left.
Hoshino lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Wayne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wayne avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wayne uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Wayne only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Wayne's head but Wayne sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino throws a hook but Wayne blocks it.
Wayne has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Wayne is out of range.
Wayne was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wayne moves away.
Wayne fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wayne doesn't seem bothered though.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wayne, right into the meat.
Wayne throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Wayne is looking to land body kicks.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wayne.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
Hoshino drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wayne avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Wayne is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wayne lands a nice looking body shot.
Wayne takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wayne.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wayne misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice shot by Wayne.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino's corner calls for a 1-2. Hoshino obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wayne misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A low kick from Wayne misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Wayne thinking.
Wayne uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Wayne counters with a body kick.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Wayne.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wayne keeps Hoshino at a distance using the push kick.
Wayne slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Wayne throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino is looking to wear down Wayne with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Wayne counters with an outside leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wayne! But no joy.
Wayne bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Wayne's hands.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wayne defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Wayne is out of range.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Wayne's head but Wayne sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wayne avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Wayne uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hoshino momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wayne moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Hoshino throws a hook but Wayne avoids it easily.
Wayne scores with a spinning back kick!
Wayne drops his hands momentarily and Hoshino takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Wayne feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Hoshinos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Wayne throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Wayne throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wayne throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne misses with a looping left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
Wayne stuns Hoshino with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hoshino dips to his left and cracks Wayne with an uppercut!
Wayne throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wayne counters with a nice uppercut.
Wayne scores with a leg kick.
Nice shot by Hoshino.
Wayne takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Wayne ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Wayne might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Hoshino has got the better of the exchanges.
Wayne stuns Hoshino with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Wayne wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wayne's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice cross by Hoshino.
A decent looking cross lands there for Wayne.
Wayne throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Wayne steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Wayne feints a counter leg kick.
A big right from Wayne misses.
Wayne just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wayne's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino throws a predictable looking body shot
and Wayne counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Wayne counters with a stiff right hand.
Wayne ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hoshino's corner calls for a 1-2. Hoshino obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Wayne stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wayne.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Wayne.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Wayne.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wayne.
Wayne throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Wayne is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
Wayne thinks about the counter body kick.
Wayne tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wayne, right into the meat.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Wayne.
Hoshino with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wayne jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Wayne uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wayne appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Wayne counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wayne.
Wayne throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wayne was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Wayne slips under a jab.
Wayne fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Hoshino lands a head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Wayne tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wayne's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Wayne, as that shot connected.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wayne. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Wayne looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wayne motions for Hoshino to come forward. Wayne throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wayne throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and moves out of range.
Wayne throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wayne digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
It seemed like Wayne was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Wayne throws a front kick aimed at Hoshino's knee but Hoshino avoids it well.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wayne just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wayne. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good work by Hoshino as he checks the leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Wayne counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Hoshino cracks Wayne with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wayne's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wayne! But no joy.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
Hoshino checks the leg kick.
Wayne scores with a leg kick.
Wayne throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino lands a jab.
Wayne throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wayne. That one must have hurt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wayne throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Wayne attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Wayne misses with a looping right.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wayne throws out the jab.
Wayne thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Wayne misses with a kick to the body.
Wayne looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
A decent looking cross lands there for Wayne.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Wayne ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Wayne tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Wayne fakes the leg kick and cracks Hoshino in the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Wayne defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Wayne connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino connects with a looping right hand.
Wayne tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wayne.
Wayne staying out of range there.
Wayne avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wayne finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Wayne fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wayne moves away.
Wayne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wayne wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Wayne pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wayne slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wayne.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Wayne ducks down to avoid it.
Wayne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Wayne.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wayne darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino slips a jab from Wayne.
Wayne throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Wayne lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Wayne with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hoshino to score with a decent uppercut.
Wayne thuds his right hand into Hoshino's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wayne scores with a kick to the body.
Hoshino cracks Wayne with an open hand slap.
Wayne slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Wayne feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hoshino scores with a sloppy right hand. Wayne should have avoided that one.
Hoshino will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes one on the button.
Wayne misses with a straight left.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Wayne's shoulder, as Wayne tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice body kick there by Wayne.
Wayne lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Wayne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
Wayne cracks Hoshino with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Wayne throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wayne lands a nice shot to the body.
Wayne throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Wayne only half commits.
Wayne uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Wayne displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a crisp jab that stopped Wayne in his tracks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wayne.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne misses the jab.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Wayne at a distance.
Wayne fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Good leg kick by Wayne there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wayne uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Wayne's ribs.
Wayne tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Wayne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Wayne lands the left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wayne fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wayne lands a front kick.
Wayne goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Wayne scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wayne was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wayne.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wayne manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Wayne on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wayne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wayne moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino punishes Wayne's body with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wayne waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Wayne takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
A jab lands there for Hoshino.
Wayne throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Wayne's belly button to the back.
Wayne digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Wayne's corner calls for a 1-2. Wayne obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wayne darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wayne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Wayne throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Nice shot by Hoshino.
Wayne has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wayne chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wayne throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wayne swinging wildly here.
Wayne motions for Hoshino to come forward. Wayne throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
and Wayne cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wayne with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Hoshino to score with a decent uppercut.
Wayne connects with an inside leg kick.
Wayne moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Wayne does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Wayne's defenses.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Wayne moved out of range nicely.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wayne.
Wayne moves out of range of the strikes.
Wayne cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Wayne throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wayne moves away.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Wayne fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wayne pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wayne lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wayne throws out the jab.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hoshino misses with a body punch
and Wayne counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Wayne is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Wayne tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Wayne is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Wayne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wayne! But no joy.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Wayne ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Wayne is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
Wayne lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hoshino takes one on the button.
Wayne gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wayne moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wayne throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Wayne moves out of range.
Hoshino connects with a looping right hand.
Wayne just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Wayne moves out of range.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Wayne's body.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Wayne lands a nice shot to the body.
Wayne is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
Wayne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wayne throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hoshino there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hoshino scores with the left hand. Wayne knows he should have avoided that one.
Donk. Hoshino catches Wayne right on the button with a cross.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Wayne is just out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wayne moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Wayne paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wayne looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Wayne lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Wayne misses.
Wayne lands a body shot.
Wayne moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wayne throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Wayne slips under a jab.
Wayne fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wayne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Wayne takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wayne.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Wayne looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Wayne.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Wayne takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wayne walks into a left hand.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Wayne.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Wayne now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wayne moves away.
Wayne takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Wayne has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hoshino finds it's way round the side to connect with Wayne's head.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Wayne.
Hoshino scores with a decent looking hook.
Wayne pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range and Wayne settles back down.
Wayne lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Wayne throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wayne.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Wayne.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wayne looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Wayne has time to react.
Wayne tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wayne misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Wayne moves out of range.
Wayne tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hoshino jabs at Wayne's body.
Wayne staying out of range there.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wayne moves away.
Wayne swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wayne scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wayne 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 Hoshino has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hoshino and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A jab lands there for Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wayne was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wayne's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wayne misses the shot to the body.
Wayne takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Wayne avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Wayne misses with a body kick.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Wayne was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Wayne misses the jab.
Hoshino is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Wayne throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wayne.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wayne throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wayne comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wayne moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

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 Kantaro Hoshino.
I think Hoshino 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 William Gold scores the fight 47:49
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 48:47
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Hellbent logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: CEC 497     
Date:   Jan 27, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Euphegen Doubdtfire. Euphegen Doubdtfire is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

165 cm
35
151 lbs
33 - 8 - 1
169 cm
26
141 lbs
14 - 6 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Hellbent
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Euphegen Doubdtfire!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Doubdtfire feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Doubdtfire lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Doubdtfire swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Doubdtfire moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hoshino lands a nice shot that snaps Doubdtfire's head back.
Doubdtfire looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Doubdtfire throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick that misses.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab.
Hoshino misses with a double jab.
Doubdtfire pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Doubdtfire. That one must have hurt.
Hoshino lands a jab to Doubdtfire's midsection.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doubdtfire avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Doubdtfire throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Doubdtfire blocks a jab.
Doubdtfire feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Doubdtfire cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Doubdtfire throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Doubdtfire staying out of range there.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Nice defenses there by Doubdtfire.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino swings for the body but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Doubdtfire misses with a straight left.
Doubdtfire throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino takes a swing at Doubdtfire's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doubdtfire swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino throws a hook but Doubdtfire avoids it easily.
Doubdtfire throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Doubdtfire avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Doubdtfire is just out of range.
Doubdtfire ducks right into an uppercut from Hoshino.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab to the head.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Doubdtfire moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Doubdtfire displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Doubdtfire misses.
Doubdtfire fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Hoshino swings for the body but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
A nice leg kick lands there from Doubdtfire.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Hoshino with a jab.
Doubdtfire jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A jab lands there for Doubdtfire.
Good leg kick by Doubdtfire there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Doubdtfire dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Doubdtfire avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino is looking to wear down Doubdtfire with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Doubdtfire just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino doesn't manage to clinch there - Doubdtfire circles away.
Hoshino takes a swing at Doubdtfire's ribcage but misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Doubdtfire does a little dance to reset his feet.

Hoshino clinches with his opponent.
Doubdtfire tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
A body shot lands from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doubdtfire lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doubdtfire lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Hoshino works on Doubdtfire's body with a couple of short punches.
Doubdtfire misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Doubdtfire misses with the head strike.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Hoshino looking to slow down the pace here.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Doubdtfire breaks the clinch.
Doubdtfire misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino lands a jab to Doubdtfire's midsection.
Doubdtfire lands a jab to the nose.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
A big right from Doubdtfire misses.
A slow jab from Doubdtfire misses its intended target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Euphegen Doubdtfire 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.


Hoshino comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Hoshino moves into the clinch.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Doubdtfire prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Doubdtfire lands a nice shot to the body.
Doubdtfire lands a right hand.
Doubdtfire lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Doubdtfire swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino pushes Doubdtfire back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Hoshino to keep the fight standing.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Doubdtfire or not.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Doubdtfire controls his hands.
Doubdtfire blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Doubdtfire.
A shot in the inside from Doubdtfire.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doubdtfire lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A bit of stalling here from Hoshino.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
Doubdtfire is breathing heavily.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Doubdtfire working aggressively here.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doubdtfire's elbow.
Doubdtfire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Doubdtfire misses with a short punch on the inside.

Doubdtfire manages to break the clinch.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Doubdtfire misses with a kick to the body.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
A swing and a miss from Doubdtfire.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino connects with the punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino connects with a right hand. Doubdtfire shakes it off.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Doubdtfire.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Doubdtfire. Doubdtfire obviously looking to wear him down.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Doubdtfire's body. Doubdtfire takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The crowd cheers as Hoshino lands an impressive looking overhand right. Doubdtfire doesn't seem phased though.
Doubdtfire looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A jab from Hoshino does it's job there.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doubdtfire was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Doubdtfire connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hoshino scrambles back to his feet.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Doubdtfire throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Doubdtfire's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Doubdtfire lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hoshino takes a swing at Doubdtfire's ribcage but misses.
Doubdtfire pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Doubdtfire lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Good shot there by Hoshino.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Doubdtfire lands with a shot to the body.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Doubdtfire connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire lands a head shot.
Hoshino connects with the punch.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino backing away here, and Doubdtfire unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Doubdtfire misses with a straight left.
Doubdtfire motions for Hoshino to come forward. Doubdtfire throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino scores with a nice head shot.
Hoshino moves out of range as Doubdtfire throws a body kick.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doubdtfire was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Hoshino connects with the punch.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice straight punches there by Hoshino. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Hoshino.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Doubdtfire cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Doubdtfire uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doubdtfire throws a sloppy body shot
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Doubdtfire misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Doubdtfire does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Doubdtfire moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Doubdtfire just misses with a punch to the body.
Doubdtfire shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Hoshino defends it nicely.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire misses with a kick to the body.
Doubdtfire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino fails with an attempt to clinch.
A slow jab from Doubdtfire misses its intended target.
Doubdtfire throws a nice head kick!
Doubdtfire fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a jab to the body
and Doubdtfire counters with a low kick, right behind Hoshino 's knee.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and Doubdtfire counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Doubdtfire throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Doubdtfire throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Doubdtfire throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoshino's knee momentarily.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Doubdtfire is out of range.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Doubdtfire throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Doubdtfire throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Doubdtfire lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Doubdtfire moves out of range.

Hoshino takes the fight into the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino slows down the pace here.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Doubdtfire.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kantaro Hoshino has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Doubdtfire throws a head punch that misses.
Doubdtfire makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino tries to work over Doubdtfire's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Doubdtfire pushes Hoshino back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Doubdtfire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Hoshino on the inside.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Still in the clinch, Doubdtfire scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Doubdtfire goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino stalls.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Doubdtfire tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
Doubdtfire takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hoshino creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Doubdtfire scores with a shoulder strike.
Doubdtfire blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Hoshino - that landed with a thud.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Doubdtfire swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Doubdtfire lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Hoshino or not.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Hoshino taking a breather.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Doubdtfire misses with a looping right.
Doubdtfire scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Doubdtfire slips a jab from Hoshino.
Doubdtfire ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Doubdtfire throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.

Hoshino has Doubdtfire up against the cage in a clinch.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Doubdtfire lands a body shot in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Doubdtfire jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Hoshino walks away with a smile on his face. Doubdtfire gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Doubdtfire looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doubdtfire misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Doubdtfire has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hoshino finds it's way round the side to connect with Doubdtfire's head.
Hoshino stuns Doubdtfire with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Doubdtfire misses with a kick to the body.
Hoshino lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Doubdtfire at a distance.
Doubdtfire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Doubdtfire lands with an overhand left.
Doubdtfire throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Doubdtfire 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Doubdtfire slips the punch.
Good exchange - Hoshino coming out on top.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino tries to clinch there but Doubdtfire circles away.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Doubdtfire moves away.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Doubdtfire moves away and avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Doubdtfire throws a big counter head kick but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the body.
Doubdtfire misses with a looping right.
Hoshino showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino closes the distance but Doubdtfire moves to the side
and Doubdtfire counters with a straight right hand.
Good standup being displayed there by Hoshino as he connects with a hook.
Doubdtfire lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
Doubdtfire moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.

Doubdtfire gets tackled into the cage by Hoshino. Hoshino maintains the clinch.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Doubdtfire takes a shot to the head.
Doubdtfire lands with a light punch inside.
Hoshino stalls.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Doubdtfire controls the action.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Doubdtfire.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Doubdtfire pushes Hoshino back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino cracks Doubdtfire with a nice body shot.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Hoshino is looking to control Doubdtfire's arms but Doubdtfire gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hoshino has his back to the cage.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Doubdtfire.
Stalling in the clinch from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Doubdtfire lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Hoshino lands an uppercut.
Doubdtfire throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Hoshino avoiding damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino had his way with Euphegen Doubdtfire in 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. This is the final round!


A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Doubdtfire does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino takes one to the side of the head.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab to the head.
Doubdtfire misses the jab.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Doubdtfire's shoulder, as Doubdtfire tries to avoid the shot.
Doubdtfire drops his hands momentarily and Hoshino takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Hoshino clinches.
Doubdtfire has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Doubdtfire lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Doubdtfire.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Doubdtfire has his back to the cage.
Doubdtfire being controlled against the cage.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino lands a hook that snaps the head of Doubdtfire backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Doubdtfire controlling the action here for a moment.
Doubdtfire lands with a short shot to the head.
Doubdtfire lands a body punch in the clinch.
Doubdtfire prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire being controlled against the cage.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Doubdtfire goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doubdtfire's elbow.
Doubdtfire working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Doubdtfire controls the action.
Doubdtfire lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Euphegen Doubdtfire has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Doubdtfire blocking some punches.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Doubdtfire controls his hands.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Doubdtfire controls the action.
Doubdtfire struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doubdtfire's elbow.
Doubdtfire lands a body shot in the clinch.
Doubdtfire lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Doubdtfire misses with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doubdtfire lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Doubdtfire lands a body shot.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Doubdtfire struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Doubdtfire misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Doubdtfire controls the action.

Doubdtfire escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino tries to clinch up.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Doubdtfire.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Doubdtfire, right into the meat.
Nice shot lands for Doubdtfire.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.

Hoshino fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Doubdtfire, pushing him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Doubdtfire fails to land.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Doubdtfire.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
Doubdtfire misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doubdtfire makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Doubdtfire lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire misses with some punches.
Doubdtfire wants to stall.
Doubdtfire doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

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

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino retains his featherweight title!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Kantaro Hoshino waved his t-shirt featuring Hellbent 's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: CEC 494     
Date:   Jan 13, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Vinny Hopkins. Hopkins has chosen Manny Pacquiao - Lalaban Ako 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.

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35
151 lbs
32 - 8 - 1
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32
153 lbs
28 - 16 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vinny Hopkins!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Hoshino lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Hopkins avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hopkins is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Hopkins connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hopkins dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A lazy left from Hoshino finds it's target.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins staying out of range there.
Hopkins unleashes a big counter combination but Hoshino bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Hopkins tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
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!
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.

Hopkins closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
I was talking to Hoshino's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hopkins misses with a body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hopkins lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Hopkins fails to land.
Hopkins has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Hopkins as Hoshino tries to tie him up.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Hopkins.
A body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hopkins tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hopkins blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Hopkins misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino is trying to break the clinch but Hopkins has him pressed against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hopkins.
Hoshino looking to slow down the pace here.
Hopkins struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hopkins backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins is trying to stall.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hopkins can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hopkins tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Hopkins back against the cage.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hopkins.
Hoshino tries to circle away but Hopkins has him pinned against the cage.
Hoshino displaying some good clinch control by pressing Hopkins up against the cage.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Hopkins is keeping busy.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hopkins misses with a hook to the ribs.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hopkins controls the action.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to work over Hopkins's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hopkins tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Hopkins back against the cage.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.

Hoshino breaks the clinch.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hopkins wants to counter with a clinch but Hoshino pushes him away.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Hopkins lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
Hopkins connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Hopkins.
Hopkins takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hopkins looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hopkins scores with a shot to the body.
Hopkins looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hopkins lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hopkins uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hopkins swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hopkins wants to clinch
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hopkins's ribcage but misses.
Hopkins takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hopkins lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
Hoshino smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Hopkins has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hopkins looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hopkins tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Hopkins's defenses.
Hoshino comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hoshino swings for the body but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hopkins throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Good leg kick by Hopkins there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Hopkins misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hopkins sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Hopkins fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Hopkins ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hopkins.
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hopkins lands a jab to Hoshino's midsection.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hopkins tries to counter with a clinch but Hoshino shakes him off and moves away.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hopkins moves out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Hopkins's body. Hopkins takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hopkins staying out of range there.
Hopkins lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Hopkins takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hopkins pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hopkins.
Hopkins lands a lovely overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Hopkins.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hopkins moves away.
Hopkins avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Hopkins takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hopkins can do to turn this around?
Hopkins keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hopkins with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hopkins lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hopkins tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hopkins's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hopkins throws out a powerful jab.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Hopkins's head but Hopkins sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hopkins has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Hopkins loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hopkins connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Hopkins fails to land with a series of punches.
A nice leg kick lands there from Hopkins.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hopkins pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range and Hopkins settles back down.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hopkins misses with a straight right.
A punch lands to the side of Hoshino 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hopkins missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hopkins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Hopkins keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.
Hopkins scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino cracks Hopkins with an open hand slap.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hopkins slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hopkins connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hopkins missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hopkins, as that shot connected.
Hopkins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino defending well as Hopkins loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Hopkins is just out of range.
Hoshino is looking to wear down Hopkins with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Hopkins ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Hopkins.
Hoshino swats away the attempt to clinch by Hopkins.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Hopkins does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hopkins was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a shot to the body.
Hopkins uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
A little jabbing left from Hopkins on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hopkins doesn't seem bothered though.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Donk. Hopkins catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
A punch combination from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hopkins on the side of the head.
That kick from Hopkins tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hopkins.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Hopkins ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hopkins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Hopkins is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hopkins throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Hopkins does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut.
Hopkins avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hopkins is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hopkins connects with a solid leg kick.
Hopkins uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hopkins is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hopkins lands with an overhand left.
Hopkins tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hopkins moves away.
Hopkins on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hoshino lands a slapping body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Hopkins.
Hopkins fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Hopkins is looking to clinch.
Hopkins uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hopkins looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Hoshino throws a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hopkins tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hopkins swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.

Hopkins rushes Hoshino and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Hopkins.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and Hopkins counters with a slapping leg kick.
Hoshino moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hopkins is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hopkins throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hopkins moves away.

Hopkins gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Hopkins doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Hopkins goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hopkins can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hoshino is struggling to control the position.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hopkins walks into a stiff left hand from Hoshino.
Hopkins looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hopkins lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hopkins moves away.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hopkins tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A big right from Hopkins misses.
Hopkins swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Hopkins is just out of range.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Hopkins.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hopkins.
Hopkins takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hopkins.
Hoshino swings for the body but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins moves out of range of the strikes.

Hopkins drives through and clinches with Hoshino against the cage.
Hoshino swings wildly with an uppercut but Hopkins uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hopkins backwards.
Hopkins misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kantaro Hoshino has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.
Hopkins doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hopkins tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hopkins misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hopkins.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hopkins takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.
Hopkins lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hopkins misses with a shot to the kidneys.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hopkins tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino stalls.
Good body shot from Hopkins.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hopkins.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hopkins's elbow.
Hopkins tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Hopkins back against the cage.
Hopkins is working Hoshino over against the cage.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hopkins.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hoshino connects with a looping right hand.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hopkins throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hopkins 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.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino 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.


Jab, jab by Hoshino - just one landing.
Hoshino scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Hopkins throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Hopkins's body.
Hopkins 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.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hopkins tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Hopkins.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino checks a low kick from Hopkins.
Hopkins throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Hoshino jabs Hopkins to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A jab lands there for Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a combination that misses
and Hopkins counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Hoshino thinking.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hopkins slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hopkins was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoshino on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Hopkins counters with a straight right hand.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
Hopkins moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hopkins fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hopkins.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino cracks Hopkins with an open hand slap.
Hopkins lands a jab to the head.
Hopkins throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hopkins.
The crowd cheers as Hopkins lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoshino doesn't seem phased though.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hopkins swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hopkins displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins drops his hands momentarily and Hoshino takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Hopkins misses the jab.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Hopkins looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hopkins's ribcage but misses.
Hopkins steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Hoshino.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hopkins tries to clinch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hopkins missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hopkins looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hopkins misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hopkins sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hopkins's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Hopkins duly obliges.
Hopkins misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Hopkins avoids the punch easily.
It seemed like Hopkins was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hopkins has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Hopkins misses the target.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Hopkins takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hopkins digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Hoshino swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hopkins.
Hopkins ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.

Hopkins clinches up against the cage.
Hopkins prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hopkins.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Hoshino as the two fighters clinch.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hopkins dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Hopkins is out of range.
Hopkins wants to counter the offense by Hoshino and move into the clinch position.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Hopkins does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hopkins takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino checks the leg kick nicely there.
Hopkins wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Hopkins misses the jab.
Hopkins lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A cross from Hoshino lands.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Hopkins's head backwards.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hopkins misses with a body shot
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hopkins looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hopkins connects with a single shot there.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino had his way with Vinny Hopkins in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hopkins avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
A slow jab from Hopkins misses its intended target.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hopkins was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Hopkins moves away and avoids it.
Hopkins wants to counter the offense by Hoshino and move into the clinch position.
Hoshino staying out of range there.
Hoshino lands with a right hand.
Hopkins turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.
Hopkins fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Hopkins sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Hopkins getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hopkins throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hopkins misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Hopkins ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Hopkins avoids the punch easily.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hopkins sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The fighters circling - Hopkins throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino throws a jab when Hopkins was well out of range.
Hoshino takes a swing at Hopkins's ribcage but misses.
Vinny Hopkins has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino moves forwards but Hopkins connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Hopkins throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hopkins fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Hopkins.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hopkins.
Hopkins misses with a shot to the body
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hopkins throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
A big right from Hopkins misses.
Hopkins is looking to clinch but Hoshino is avoiding it.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hopkins.
Hopkins wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A jab lands there for Hopkins.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hopkins was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Hopkins counters with a straight right hand.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hoshino darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hopkins looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hopkins.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hopkins manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hopkins tries to counter with a clinch but Hoshino shakes him off and moves away.
Hopkins displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hopkins.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Hopkins slips the punch.
Hopkins wants to counter with a clinch but Hoshino pushes him away.
Hopkins keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Hopkins is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Hopkins moves out of range.
Hopkins fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Hopkins connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hopkins cracks Hoshino with a good jab.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hopkins.
Hopkins walks into a straight right hand from Hoshino.
Hopkins ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hopkins misses with a low kick.
Hopkins is looking to clinch but Hoshino is avoiding it.
Hopkins takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Hopkins misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hopkins was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hopkins swings away with a body shot that misses
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Hopkins slips the punch.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hopkins.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Hopkins drives through and clinches with Hoshino against the cage.
Hopkins tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Hopkins back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hopkins tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hopkins doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hopkins tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hopkins lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Hopkins can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hopkins.
A nice left hand lands by Hopkins.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vinny Hopkins.
I think Hoshino has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino retains his featherweight title!
After the big win, Kantaro Hoshino made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Sully's Bar & Grill and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
The defeated Vinny Hopkins had this to say: 'As always I can do everything through Christ my lord and savior who strengthens me. Without him I wouldn't be here tonight. Don't worry I'll be back.'.
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Event: CEC 490     
Date:   Dec 23, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Venum Tree Knee Dad and Kantaro Hoshino. Tree Knee Dad comes to the cage accompanied by Not Falling by Mudvayne. Kantaro Hoshino has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
35
152 lbs
36 - 11 - 0
165 cm
34
151 lbs
31 - 8 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER

Sully's Bar & Grill
KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Venum Tree Knee Dad!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tree Knee Dad misses with a looping right.
Tree Knee Dad uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Tree Knee Dad appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Tree Knee Dad lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Hoshino lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Tree Knee Dad at a distance.
Tree Knee Dad tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Hoshino swivels and escapes.
Hoshino feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Tree Knee Dads jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino misses with a hook
and Tree Knee Dad counters with a series of strikes. Hoshino will be more careful next time no doubt.
Tree Knee Dad closes the distance and clinches up with Hoshino, looking for a takedown. Tree Knee Dad pushes Hoshino against the cage but Hoshino circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tree Knee Dad was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.

Hoshino gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Tree Knee Dad misses with an elbow strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tree Knee Dad misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Hoshino.
Tree Knee Dad tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tree Knee Dad lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hoshino is leaning against Tree Knee Dad and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Good body shot from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Tree Knee Dad breaks from the clinch.
Tree Knee Dad throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Tree Knee Dad's body. Tree Knee Dad takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Tree Knee Dad avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoshino looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Tree Knee Dad works the jab nicely.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Tree Knee Dad ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino tests Tree Knee Dad's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Tree Knee Dad listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tree Knee Dad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tree Knee Dad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tree Knee Dad uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Tree Knee Dad rather than just go for the knockout.
Tree Knee Dad looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino tries to counter with a clinch but Tree Knee Dad shakes him off and moves away.
Tree Knee Dad throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Tree Knee Dad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tree Knee Dad.
A big right from Tree Knee Dad misses.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from Tree Knee Dad misses.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tree Knee Dad.
Tree Knee Dad throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.

Hoshino instigates a clinch.
Tree Knee Dad tries to land knees in the clinch but Hoshino avoids the damage to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Hoshino blocks an elbow strike from Tree Knee Dad.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino is trying to maintain a safe position but Tree Knee Dad gets an underhook and turns Hoshino into the cage.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tree Knee Dad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino trying to control the position but instead, Tree Knee Dad has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hoshino into the cage.
Hoshino tries to stall but Tree Knee Dad uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tree Knee Dad prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Tree Knee Dad as Hoshino tries to tie him up.
Tree Knee Dad can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hoshino dodges an elbow strike from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tree Knee Dad's elbow.
Tree Knee Dad scores with a shot to the side of Hoshino's head.
Tree Knee Dad tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Tree Knee Dad seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Tree Knee Dad struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Hoshino.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tree Knee Dad's elbow.
Hoshino's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Tree Knee Dad pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Tree Knee Dad lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino avoiding damage.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tree Knee Dad lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A left hand lands to the body for Tree Knee Dad.
Tree Knee Dad scores with a shoulder strike.
Hoshino content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Tree Knee Dad blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Tree Knee Dad - that landed with a thud.
Tree Knee Dad drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Venum Tree Knee Dad. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hoshino tries to stall but Tree Knee Dad uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Tree Knee Dad misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Tree Knee Dad attempts a counter takedown but Hoshino avoids it well and moves away.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Tree Knee Dad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tree Knee Dad half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Tree Knee Dad gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tree Knee Dad swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tree Knee Dad.
Tree Knee Dad tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Hoshino smiles and moves away.
Tree Knee Dad bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tree Knee Dad on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Tree Knee Dad lands with a cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tree Knee Dad finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Tree Knee Dad is out of range.
Tree Knee Dad scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
This has been an exciting period of action!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Tree Knee Dad trying to land knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tree Knee Dad tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino prevents a takedown attempt there.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Tree Knee Dad is keeping busy.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tree Knee Dad throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tree Knee Dad.
Tree Knee Dad tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Tree Knee Dad back against the cage.
Tree Knee Dad blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to work over Tree Knee Dad's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a body punch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hoshino.
Tree Knee Dad throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.

Tree Knee Dad pulls Hoshino into guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Tree Knee Dad is working hard here to advance position.

Tree Knee Dad is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Hoshino trying to control but Tree Knee Dad is working from the bottom.
Tree Knee Dad looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hoshino sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Tree Knee Dad keeping moving, preventing Hoshino from controlling successfully.
Hoshino sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Tree Knee Dad wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Hoshino puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Tree Knee Dad tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Hoshino has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Hoshino tries to control but Tree Knee Dad wriggling away.
Tree Knee Dad is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at School Of Hard Knocks, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Tree Knee Dad tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Hoshino looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad is trying desperately to improve position.
Tree Knee Dad wants to hold on but Hoshino pushes him away.
Hoshino looking to control and managing it successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tree Knee Dad is working to get back to half guard.
Hoshino wants to control the pace but Tree Knee Dad is squirming around nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Venum Tree Knee Dad will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Tree Knee Dad avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a good body shot.
Nice sprawl there from Hoshino as Tree Knee Dad shoots in.
A countering left hand to the body from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a straight left.
Tree Knee Dad throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tree Knee Dad was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Tree Knee Dad fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.

Tree Knee Dad shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

Hoshino manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Tree Knee Dad keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tree Knee Dad fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tree Knee Dad lands with a short shot to the head.
Tree Knee Dad doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tree Knee Dad is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Hoshino to keep the fight standing.
Tree Knee Dad tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Tree Knee Dad back against the cage.
Tree Knee Dad is working for takedown but Hoshino is calmly controlling the position for now.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Venum Tree Knee Dad. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tree Knee Dad throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Hoshino works on Tree Knee Dad's body with a couple of short punches.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Tree Knee Dad controls the action.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Tree Knee Dad escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A quick step to the side and Tree Knee Dad tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tree Knee Dad throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tree Knee Dad looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino takes a swing at Tree Knee Dad's ribcage but misses.
A little feinted left hand from Tree Knee Dad on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Tree Knee Dad takes one to the chin there.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tree Knee Dad moves away.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tree Knee Dad fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoshino on the side of the head.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tree Knee Dad can pounce on him.
Tree Knee Dad paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a hook to the body
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Tree Knee Dad darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino wants to clinch up but Tree Knee Dad keeps it at a distance.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino scores with a three punch combo!
Sloppy strikes from Tree Knee Dad. Those never looked like landing.
Tree Knee Dad throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Hoshino on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Tree Knee Dad is just out of range.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Tree Knee Dad.
Tree Knee Dad throws a body shot but no joy.
Tree Knee Dad throws a series of punches but Hoshino moves out of range.
Tree Knee Dad throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Tree Knee Dad throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Tree Knee Dad throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Tree Knee Dad does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino works Tree Knee Dad's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tree Knee Dad sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tree Knee Dad throws a right hand that Hoshino ducks under and follows up with a left that Hoshino also avoids with ease.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a straight right.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Tree Knee Dad goes for a double leg but Hoshino avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Hoshino continues to drive forward.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino tries to clinch
and Tree Knee Dad counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Tree Knee Dad's body. Tree Knee Dad takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tree Knee Dad shoots in looking for a takedown. Hoshino tries to sprawl out of it but Tree Knee Dad keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Hoshino manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Tree Knee Dad throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a straight right.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Tree Knee Dad throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Tree Knee Dad's body.
Tree Knee Dad misses with the combination.
Hoshino tries to counter by closing the distance.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Kantaro Hoshino just about did enough to take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Tree Knee Dad's belly button to the back.
Hoshino is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a low kick.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Tree Knee Dad slips the punch.
Tree Knee Dad lands a lovely overhand right.
Tree Knee Dad throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Tree Knee Dad cracks Hoshino with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tree Knee Dad throws a chopping leg kick but Hoshino manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Tree Knee Dad pushes him away.
Hoshino cracks a nice hook into Tree Knee Dad's ribs.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a low kick.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Tree Knee Dad saw that one coming.
Tree Knee Dad on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Tree Knee Dad slips a straight right by Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino punishes Tree Knee Dad's body with a nice straight punch.
Tree Knee Dad shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A punch combination from Tree Knee Dad misses.
A combination from Hoshino does no damage.
Tree Knee Dad fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Tree Knee Dad moved out of range.
Tree Knee Dad takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

Tree Knee Dad gets the takedown into side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino regains half guard there - taking advantage of Tree Knee Dad's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Hoshino is looking to control Tree Knee Dad's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hoshino avoid being mounted?
Tree Knee Dad is keen to just control but Hoshino is a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hoshino defending well though.
Kantaro Hoshino has got the better of the ground game so far.
Hoshino manages to get to full guard.
Hoshino has Tree Knee Dad pulled in close to control his posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hoshino looking to control.
Tree Knee Dad pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hoshino is keeping the position for now.
Tree Knee Dad wants to control from the top but Hoshino keeps moving.
Hoshino trying to control the position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Hoshino's head.
Tree Knee Dad keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Hoshino's head.
Tree Knee Dad tries to free his leg and advance position but Hoshino is retaining full guard.
Hoshino trying to keep a closed guard but Tree Knee Dad is proving a slippery customer.
Tree Knee Dad scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Tree Knee Dad postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Tree Knee Dad in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Tree Knee Dad wants to control from the top but Hoshino keeps moving.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Hoshino throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino fails with an attempt to clinch.
It looked like Tree Knee Dad wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Tree Knee Dad swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tree Knee Dad was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Tree Knee Dad does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Tree Knee Dad shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Tree Knee Dad showed some decent athleticism there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Tree Knee Dad scores with a couple of nice shots.
Hoshino is looking to escape.
Tree Knee Dad trying to control from half guard but Hoshino is working away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


The fight stays on the outside here - Hoshino looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Tree Knee Dad shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Tree Knee Dad is thwarting Hoshino's attempts to control the position.
Tree Knee Dad is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Hoshino is concentrating on defense, preventing Tree Knee Dad from advancing position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Tree Knee Dad seems to be looking for submissions.
Hoshino is looking to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Hoshino is defending against the submission attempts here by Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Hoshino.
Tree Knee Dad advances to half guard.

Tree Knee Dad is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Hoshino defends it well.
Tree Knee Dad content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

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.
Tree Knee Dad is trying to control the action in half guard but Hoshino is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Hoshino is controlling Tree Knee Dad's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Hoshino avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Tree Knee Dad.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Tree Knee Dad in particular looking to stall.
Hoshino is refusing to be controlled, as Tree Knee Dad sits in half guard.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Hoshino wants to control but Tree Knee Dad is keeping busy and won't allow it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Hoshino takes a swing at Tree Knee Dad's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tree Knee Dad looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Tree Knee Dad half committed to a counter leg kick.
Tree Knee Dad cracks Hoshino with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Tree Knee Dad scores with a three punch combo!
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Tree Knee Dad throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Venum Tree Knee Dad has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tree Knee Dad sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tree Knee Dad throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Hoshino on the side of the head.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Tree Knee Dad stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Tree Knee Dad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tree Knee Dad is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Tree Knee Dad paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sloppy strikes from Tree Knee Dad. Those never looked like landing.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Tree Knee Dad takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino is looking to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tree Knee Dad takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Tree Knee Dad fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino fails in his attempt to clinch.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Good shot there by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Tree Knee Dad throws a big shot that misses.
Tree Knee Dad connects with a crisp jab.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a few strikes there.
Tree Knee Dad tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Tree Knee Dad.
Hoshino cracks Tree Knee Dad with an open hand slap.
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Tree Knee Dad misses with a jab, cross combination.
Tree Knee Dad uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.

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 Venum Tree Knee Dad.
I think Hoshino has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino is the new featherweight champion!
Kantaro Hoshino made sure to mention his sponsor, KAISER in his post fight interview.
Venum Tree Knee Dad spoke after the fight, saying '@#%&$*&^#$%!#$^&%$#'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: T166 Hoshino vs Kornilov     
Date:   Oct 28, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Vasily Kornilov. Vasily Kornilov will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

165 cm
34
162 lbs
30 - 8 - 1
178 cm
26
160 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Vasily Kornilov!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Sam Margolis and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kornilov can pounce on him.
Hoshino connects with a right hand. Kornilov shakes it off.

It looks like Vasily Kornilov has been cut.
Kornilov bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vasily Kornilov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Kornilov.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Kornilov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
We've been informed that Kornilov 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.
Kornilov throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kornilov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kornilov throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice cross by Kornilov.
We've been told by Hoshino's head coaches at Rings Russia that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
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!
Kornilov misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Kornilov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino throws a jab when Kornilov was well out of range.
Hoshino with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kornilov to score with a decent uppercut.
Kornilov thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Kornilov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

Kornilov darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.

Hoshino pushes Kornilov off and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big right from Hoshino misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Danga de danga de dang - Kornilov scores with a four punch combination!
Kornilov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kornilov throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Kornilov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Kornilov defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Kornilov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Kornilov.
Kornilov moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino connects with the punch.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Kornilov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kornilov throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Kornilov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Kornilov lands with a shot to the body.
Kornilov throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The fighters circling - Kornilov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Kornilov counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Kornilov's shoulder, as Kornilov tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and Kornilov counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Kornilov's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Kornilov defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Kornilov.
Kornilov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kornilov defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.
Kornilov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kornilov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hoshino misses with a right hand

and Kornilov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Hoshino won't be happy with that.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vasily Kornilov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vasily Kornilov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Hoshino avoids the body shot from Kornilov.
Kornilov misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kornilov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Both fighters circling a little - Kornilov finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Vasily Kornilov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kornilov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kornilov scores with a punch to the head.
Kornilov delivers a nice body kick.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Kornilov counters with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kornilov scores with a kick to the midsection.
Kornilov lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kornilov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kornilov jabs at Hoshino's body.
Kornilov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kornilov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Kornilov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the body
and Kornilov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Decent striking displayed by Hoshino there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov scores with a punch to the head.
Kornilov misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kornilov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kornilov scores with a nice right hand.
Hoshino takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kornilov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hoshino will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Kornilov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kornilov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kornilov bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Good work by Hoshino as he checks the leg kick.
Kornilov defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kornilov misses with a body shot.
Kornilov connects with a nice looking jab.
Kornilov pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Kornilov's body.
Kornilov scores with a decent looking hook.
Kornilov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino takes a swing at Kornilov's ribcage but misses.
Kornilov throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Kornilov misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kornilov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Kornilov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hoshino takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kornilov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kornilov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Kornilov lands a front kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vasily Kornilov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vasily Kornilov's cut.
That's time! Hoshino's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kornilov throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Kornilov connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Kornilov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kornilov throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hoshino drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Kornilov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino walks into a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A jab from Kornilov misses.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Kornilov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kornilov pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Hoshino back to the cage. Kornilov follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Kornilov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino with a jab.
Kornilov throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kornilov moves away.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Kornilov moves out of range.
Hoshino steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kornilov. That one must have hurt.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Hoshino throws a hook but Kornilov avoids it easily.
Kornilov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kornilov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hoshino swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kornilov throws a big shot that misses.
Kornilov throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino catches Kornilov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kornilov fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Kornilov tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.

Kornilov shoots in and bounces Hoshino off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Hoshino might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hoshino is pulling down on Kornilov's head to control his posture.
Kornilov stands and throws Hoshino's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Hoshino can't do much from the bottom here.
Kornilov is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Hoshino will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino is looking to regain half guard here but Kornilov keeps moving and retains side control.
Kornilov working the ground and pound.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Hoshino is looking for a sweep.
Kornilov misses with the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kornilov stands up and beckons Hoshino to his feet.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
Kornilov misses with a body shot.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vasily Kornilov really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vasily Kornilov'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.


Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Kornilov throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kornilov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kornilov dodges the punch combination from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Kornilov saw that one coming.
Kornilov 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.
Kornilov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kornilov goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kornilov throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Kornilov misses with an uppercut.
Kornilov looks to land a body kick but Hoshino moved away.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kornilov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Kornilov there.
Hoshino throws a jab when Kornilov was well out of range.
Kornilov throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kornilov feints a jab promting Hoshino to slip. Kornilov then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Hoshino slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Kornilov throws a body kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kornilov! But no joy.
Kornilov 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.
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!
Kornilov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and Kornilov counters with an inside leg kick.
Kornilov tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kornilov slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kornilov manages to avoid it.
Kornilov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kornilov feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Kornilov drops his hands momentarily and Hoshino takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Kornilov.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kornilov. Kornilov obviously looking to wear him down.
Hoshino takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kornilov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kornilov throws out a powerful jab.
Kornilov throws a body shot but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kornilov. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Kornilov lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
Kornilov throws a big shot that misses.
Kornilov misses with a hook to the body
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kornilov throws a front kick that sends Hoshino stumbling back into the cage.
Kornilov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vasily Kornilov dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Vasily Kornilov's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Kornilov throws a series of punches but Hoshino avoids them all with ease.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kornilov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kornilov throws a big shot that misses.
Kornilov throws a half hearted mid kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Decent striking displayed by Kornilov there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kornilov throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kornilov slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Kornilov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Kornilov.
Hoshino is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kornilov moves away.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Kornilov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kornilov slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Kornilov ducked under it nicely.
Kornilov throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Kornilov only half commits.
Hoshino misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hoshino walks into a jab.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Kornilov misses with a body punch
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Kornilov swinging wildly here.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Kornilov manages to avoid it.
Kornilov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Kornilov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Kornilov lands a jab to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kornilov throws a good cross that connects.
Kornilov moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kornilov slips under a jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kornilov.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kornilov tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd cheers as Kornilov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoshino doesn't seem phased though.
Kornilov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Kornilov throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kornilov scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jab by Kornilov.
Kornilov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kornilov lands a really nice looking cross but Hoshino seems unphased.
Kornilov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Kornilov lands with an overhand left.
Kornilov moves out of range of the strikes.
Kornilov throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vasily Kornilov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Kornilov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 45:50
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vasily Kornilov!

Vasily Kornilov is the new lightweight champion!
Vasily Kornilov thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: MFN 352: Burning the Hive     
Date:   Oct 09, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Hector Linhares and Kantaro Hoshino. Chooooooooon! I think Linhares might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Los Sicarios, Sokol, Koras - A veces. 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.

176 cm
34
165 lbs
33 - 14 - 1
165 cm
33
162 lbs
29 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Hector Linhares!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Daniel Bishop and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Linhares counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Linhares throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Linhares sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Linhares is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino swings for the body but Linhares moves out of range.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino lands an overhand right.
Linhares has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino blocks a leg kick.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino throws a hook but Linhares blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Linhares moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Linhares scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Linhares slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hoshino staying out of range there.
Linhares lands with a cross.
Hoshino falls off balance throwing a combination
and Linhares counters with a nice uppercut.
Linhares takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Linhares.
Linhares blocks a jab.
Linhares tries to counter with a takedown but Hoshino is quick to defend against it.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Linhares jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Linhares is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Linhares.
Linhares takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hoshino is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Linhares.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Linhares throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Linhares moves forwards but Hoshino connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Linhares pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Linhares rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Linhares takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Linhares's belly button to the back.
Hoshino lands a jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoshino looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Linhares slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Linhares throws a quick counter kick to the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Linhares.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Linhares saw that one coming.
Linhares feinted with a counter takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Linhares counters with a stiff right hand.
Linhares displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Linhares takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Linhares went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
A jab from Linhares misses.
Linhares avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Linhares moves away.
Linhares swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Linhares throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Linhares does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Hoshino connects with a right hand. Linhares shakes it off.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Linhares.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body. Linhares takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Linhares lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino avoids a punch combination nicely.

Hoshino has taken the fight to the clinch.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Linhares lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Linhares.
Linhares will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Hoshino up against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hoshino creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Linhares is looking to break free of the clinch but Hoshino has double underhooks.
Linhares jumps guard but Hoshino stands there with Linhares around his waist. Linhares gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Linhares breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A shot to the body from Hoshino misses
and Linhares counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoshino's knee momentarily.
Hoshino stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hoshino cracks Linhares with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Hoshino shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Linhares eats them both and turns towards Hoshino to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

It looks like Hector Linhares has been cut.
Linhares throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A punch lands to the side of Linhares 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hoshino defending well as Linhares loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hoshino moves out of range as Linhares strikes.
Linhares looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Linhares fails to land the takedown.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Linhares pushes him away.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Linhares's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Hoshino connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Linhares scrambles back to his feet.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A punch combination from Linhares misses.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Linhares moves out of range.
Linhares is looking to counter punch.
Linhares takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Linhares swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Linhares does a little dance to reset his feet.
Linhares is looking to counter with a body kick.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Linhares's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hoshino lands a jab.
Linhares uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Linhares is having none of it.
Linhares throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino throws a shot to the body.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Linhares is just out of range.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Linhares moves away
and Linhares counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Linhares throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Linhares throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Linhares throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Hoshino tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Linhares is in Hoshino's guard.

Hoshino has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Linhares has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hoshino.
A short right from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Linhares's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Linhares.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Linhares lands with a light punch inside.
Linhares lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
Linhares swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino works on Linhares's body with a couple of short punches.
Hoshino lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hoshino lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Linhares.
Hoshino avoiding damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Linhares prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks the elbow strike.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Linhares.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Linhares's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Linhares's gas tank.
Linhares is trying to pull guard but Hoshino has him pressed against the cage.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Linhares's elbow.
Hoshino is leaning against Linhares and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Linhares jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Hoshino walks away with a smile on his face. Linhares gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Linhares. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Linhares throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.

Hoshino moves into range and clinches up with Linhares.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Linhares tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Hoshino smiles and moves away.
Linhares shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Linhares looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Linhares is out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hector Linhares'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.


Linhares throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Hoshino's waist but Hoshino gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Linhares off to one side.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Linhares is having none of it.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Linhares moves away and avoids it.
Linhares misses with a head kick.
Linhares has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Hoshino finds it's way round the side to connect with Linhares's head.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Linhares momentarily.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.

Linhares tries to keep at a distance but Hoshino has taken the fight into the clinch.
Linhares tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Linhares tries to circle away but Hoshino has him pinned against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hoshino lands a body shot in the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Linhares misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Linhares blocks it.
Hoshino tries to work over Linhares's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino scores with a shoulder strike.
Linhares takes a shot to the head.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Linhares blocks it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Linhares tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Hoshino smiles and moves away.
Hoshino swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hoshino connects with a crisp jab.
Linhares throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino is looking to clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circle momentarily. Linhares darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Linhares moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Linhares is just out of range.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino takes a swing at Linhares's ribcage but misses.
Linhares scores with a decent looking hook.
Hoshino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Linhares doesn't seem bothered though.
Linhares displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Linhares ducked under it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Linhares sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Linhares's body.
Linhares on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Linhares.

Hoshino rushes Linhares and presses him up against the cage.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Linharess head.
Linhares misses with an elbow strike.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Linhares seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.

Linhares escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Linhares staying out of range there.
Linhares throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino is looking to clinch but Linhares is avoiding it.
Linhares looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Linhares.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Linhares takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Linhares ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Linhares gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino wants to clinch.
Linhares staying out of range there.
Linhares blocks a jab.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Linhares looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Linhares is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Hoshino wants to counter the offense by Linhares and move into the clinch position.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Linhares avoids them all with ease.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hector Linhares'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.


Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Linhares.
Linhares misses with a wild combination.
Hoshino steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Linhares.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Linhares takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body. Linhares takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Good standup being displayed there by Hoshino as he connects with a hook.
Linhares misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Some wild striking there from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Linhares is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Linhares throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Linhares counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino works Linhares's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Linhares saw that one coming.
Linhares misses with an uppercut
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Linhares circles away from the clinch attempt
and Linhares counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Hoshino is lucky that one didn't land flush.

Linhares tries to keep at a distance but Hoshino has taken the fight into the clinch.
Linhares throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Linhares looking to throw knees to the head but Hoshino is blocking nicely.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Linhares tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Linhares back against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Linhares.
Hoshino lands a body punch.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hoshino.

Linhares escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Linhares uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Linhares throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Linhares takes one to the side of the head.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Linhares doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Linhares keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Linhares counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Linhares takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A shot to the body from Hoshino misses
and Linhares counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino dodges the punch combination from Linhares.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Linhares pushes him away.
Hoshino getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Linhares moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Linhares swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Linhares drops down looking for a counter takedown but Hoshino sprawls and moves away.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Linhares ducked under it nicely.
Linhares takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

Hoshino moves into range and clinches up with Linhares.
Hoshino blocks an elbow strike.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Linhares controls the action.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Linhares's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Linhares's gas tank.
Linhares takes a shot to the head.
Linhares swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Linhares is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Hector Linhares's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Hoshino lands a jab-cross combination.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Linhares uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Linhares misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
Linhares throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Linhares keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromLinhares.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Hoshino on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Linhares gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hoshino.
Hoshino works Linhares's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Linhares takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Linhares scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Linhares moves out of range.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Linhares.
Linhares uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Linhares moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a nice strike.
Hoshino throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Linhares on the side of the head.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Linhares counters with a stiff right hand.
Linhares misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
enabling Linhares to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino lands a two punch combo.
Hector Linhares has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino cracks Linhares with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hoshino scores with a decent looking hook.
Linhares avoids a punch combination nicely.
It looked like Linhares was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hoshino.

Hoshino clinches with his opponent.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Linhares controls his hands.
Linhares lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Linhares's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Linhares.
Hoshino stuffs the takedown attempt from Linhares. Linhares gets slowly back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Linhares throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Linhares takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Linhares finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A lazy left from Hoshino finds it's target.
Linhares throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Linhares uses good head movement to avoid it.
Linhares throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Linhares counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Linhares misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a head shot.
Linhares takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Linhares.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Hoshino takes a swing at Linhares's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino slips a jab from Linhares.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Linhares moves away.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino defending well as Linhares loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino misses with a jab, cross combination.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kantaro Hoshino comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Hoshino has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Kantaro Hoshino made sure he mentioned Sully's Bar & Grill, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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Event: T160 Hoshino vs McKane     
Date:   Sep 16, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Ozzy McKane. The crowd seem to be enjoying McKane's choice of entrance music: SAIL - AWOLNATION. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
33
164 lbs
28 - 8 - 1
170 cm
29
160 lbs
26 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER
Sully's Bar & Grill

KAISER
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ozzy McKane!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Glass and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McKane throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino cracks McKane with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nice jab there from Hoshino.
McKane throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino tries to counter by clinching up but McKane breaks away and moves out of range.
McKane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and McKane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McKane scores with a leg kick.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
letting McKane counter with a right hand.
McKane 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McKane throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
We've been told by Hoshino's head coaches at Rings Russia that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
McKane misses with a low kick.
Hoshino seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
McKane looks to throw a body kick
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!

It looks like Ozzy McKane has been cut.
Hoshino takes a swing at McKane's ribcage but misses.

Hoshino rushes McKane and presses him up against the cage.
Hoshino swings wildly with an uppercut but McKane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McKane's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino prevents a takedown attempt there.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as McKane controls his hands.
McKane makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
McKane blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from McKane.
A short right from McKane.
McKane blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McKane wants to break free but Hoshino has control.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by McKane.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
McKane blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino lands a hook that snaps the head of McKane backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
McKane throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
McKane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
McKane tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

McKane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
McKane looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino tries to counter by moving into the clinch but McKane manages to circle out of the way.
Hoshino throws a shot to the body.
McKane throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at McKane.
McKane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
McKane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
McKane throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a decent looking hook.
McKane throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
McKane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
McKane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
McKane throws an off balance right hand
and McKane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good leg kick by McKane there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ozzy McKane's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


McKane throws a lazy body kick
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and McKane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and McKane counters with a left to the body.
Hoshino misses the body punch
enabling McKane to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino misses with a hook. McKane ducked under it nicely.
McKane swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Hoshino takes the fight into the clinch.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McKane wants to break the clinch but can't.

McKane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
McKane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino is looking to clinch.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Hoshino lands with a straight right. McKane didn't see that one coming.
McKane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McKane manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McKane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino is looking to clinch but McKane is avoiding it.
McKane thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
A slow jab from McKane misses its intended target.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from McKane.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but McKane moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino is looking to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. McKane moves away and avoids it.

Hoshino has closed the distance and engaged McKane in a clinch.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as McKane controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike.
McKane blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to work over McKane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
McKane wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Kantaro Hoshino has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as McKane controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The referee is keeping an eye on Hoshino - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
McKane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino swings wildly with an uppercut but McKane uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McKane.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
McKane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McKane can do to turn this around?
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McKane's elbow.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt McKane or not.
McKane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by McKane.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ozzy McKane's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


No joy there for Hoshino, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Hoshino throws a body punch but McKane moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling McKane to counter with a crisp jab.
McKane swats away the attempt to clinch by Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from McKane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McKane misses with a two punch combination.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and McKane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McKane misses the body punch
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
McKane slips a jab and a cross from Hoshino.
McKane fakes the leg kick and cracks Hoshino in the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
McKane throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by McKane. McKane obviously looking to wear him down.
McKane thuds his right hand into Hoshino's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hoshino doesn't manage to clinch there - McKane circles away.
McKane lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McKane connects with a looping right hand.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
McKane ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to clinch there but McKane circles away.

McKane lands a big head kick that sends Hoshino tumbling to the mat! McKane takes a step backwards and waves Hoshino back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but McKane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
McKane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
McKane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
It seemed like McKane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch but McKane swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but McKane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
McKane keeps the fight on the outside.
It seemed like McKane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Hoshino instigates a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McKane prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
McKane blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino is trying to maintain a safe position but McKane gets an underhook and turns Hoshino into the cage.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Ozzy McKane really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ozzy McKane'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.


Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but McKane slips the punch.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McKane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
McKane tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
McKane throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Ozzy McKane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
McKane walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino throws an off balance right hand
and McKane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on McKane's shoulder, as McKane tries to avoid the shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Hoshino as he connects with a hook.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and McKane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from McKane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino is looking to clinch.
McKane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
McKane lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch but McKane swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
McKane scores with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to work over McKane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McKane.
Nice body punch from McKane - that landed with a thud.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McKane.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
McKane tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino lands a body punch.
Hoshino lands with a short punch from the clinch.
McKane prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as McKane controls the action.
McKane prevents a body shot from Hoshino.

McKane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by McKane.
And McKane responds with a good body kick, but Hoshino manages to step out the way in time.
McKane looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Hoshino is looking to clinch.
Hoshino fails with an attempt to clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but McKane is out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino had his way with Ozzy McKane in that round.
The cut man is working on Ozzy McKane'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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


McKane misses with a series of wild punches.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
McKane lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
McKane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Hoshino throws a poor cross that misses
and McKane counters with a head kick. That will keep Hoshino thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McKane stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. McKane does a little dance to reset his feet.
McKane misses with a looping left.

Hoshino clinches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McKane.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as McKane controls the action.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

McKane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
McKane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ozzy McKane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino wants to clinch
and McKane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up but McKane swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McKane.
Hoshino looks to clinch
and McKane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino avoids the head kick by McKane.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McKane throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino misses the body punch
and McKane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McKane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kantaro Hoshino is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Hoshino connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
McKane swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
McKane needs to keep his hands up - Hoshino had a free shot at his head there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McKane throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino tries to clinch up.
Hoshino scores with a nice right hand.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Hoshino keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
McKane keeps the fight on the outside.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Hoshino gets in close and instigates a clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kantaro Hoshino showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Hoshino 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 49:46
Judge James Glass scores the fight 49:46
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino retains his lightweight title!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to Sully's Bar & Grill in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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RATING
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Event: T156 London     
Date:   Aug 19, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Mike Hussle and Kantaro Hoshino. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

170 cm
26
159 lbs
21 - 10 - 0
165 cm
33
164 lbs
27 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

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On Tap (160Q & Laundry)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mike Hussle!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, James Ackerman and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hussle looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino jabs at Hussle's body.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Mike Hussle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hussle misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hussle throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A slow jab from Hussle misses its intended target.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Hussle.
Hussle throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino tries to counter with a clinch but Hussle shakes him off and moves away.
Hussle misses with a hook.
Hoshino unleashes a big counter combination but Hussle bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hussle lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A jab from Hoshino does it's job there.
Decent striking displayed by Hussle there.
Hussle jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hussle lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hussle dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Hussle moves out of range.
Hoshino tries to clinch up.
Hussle is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Hussle moves out of range.

Hoshino closes the distance and pushes Hussle back into the cage.
Hussle throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hussle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hussle misses with some punches.
Hussle has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hussle lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hussle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hussle wants to stall.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hussle throws a head punch that misses.
Hussle blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hussle working aggressively here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Hussle.
Hussle tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hussle looking to slow down the pace here.
Hussle looking to slow down the pace here.
Hoshino gets through Hussle's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hussle.
Hussle trying to stall but Hoshino improves his position.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hussle's elbow.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Hussle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hussle lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Hussle misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hussle blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hussle tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short left from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Hussle has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hussle swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Hussle seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Hussle fails to land.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hussle.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Hussle controls his hands.
Hussle stalling in the clinch but Hoshino improves position.
A short uppercut from Hussle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hussle lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hussle blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hussle gets through Hoshino's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hussle swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hussle misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hussle's elbow.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike.
Hussle trying to control the position but instead, Hoshino has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hussle into the cage.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hussle lands a shoulder strike.
Hussle lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Hoshino or not.
Hoshino lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Hoshino tries to work over Hussle's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Hussle blocks an uppercut.
Hussle is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hussle has his back to the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Hussle gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Hussle takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Mike Hussle has been cut.
Hoshino checks the leg kick.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

Hoshino darts in and clinches Hussle up against the cage.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hussle is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hussle tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hussle struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Hussle blocks it.
Hussle lands a body punch in the clinch.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hussles head.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hussle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hussle.
A short left from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Hussle avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hussle trying to control the position but instead, Hoshino has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hussle into the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hussle.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Hussle or not.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Hussle.
Still in the clinch, Hussle scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hussle avoiding damage.
Hussle swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hussle throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Hussle controls his hands.
Come on Hussle - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hussle wants to stall.
Hussle lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hussle throws a head punch that misses.
Hussle throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hussle tries to stall but Hoshino uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hussle misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Hussle blocks it.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
Hussle tries to stall but Hoshino uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hoshino gets through Hussle's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hussle's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Hussle fails to land.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hussle.
Nice body punch from Hussle - that landed with a thud.
Hussle working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Hoshino - that landed with a thud.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hussle throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hussle misses with the head strike.
Hoshino tries to work over Hussle's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A body shot lands from Hussle.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hussle throws a head punch that misses.
Stalling in the clinch from Hussle.
A right hook to the body lands for Hussle.
Hussle blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hussle.
Hussle can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hussle is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hussle has his back to the cage.
Hussle wants to stall.
Maybe Hussle would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hussle.
Hussle lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hoshino.
Hussle blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
Hussle looking to slow down the pace here.
Hoshino lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hussle misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Hoshino is working Hussle over against the cage.
Hussle blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
A shot in the inside from Hussle.
A short left from Hoshino.
Hussle misses with some punches.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Mike Hussle's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!



Hoshino darts in and clinches Hussle up against the cage.
Hussle blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hussle tries to stall but Hoshino uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hussle misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hussle fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hussle lands a left hand.
Hussle throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hussle misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.
Hussle prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino works on Hussle's body with a couple of short punches.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Hussle back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hussle misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino tries to work over Hussle's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the side of Hussle's head.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Hussle avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hussle lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Hussle blocks it.
Hussle lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hussle pressing his opponent against the cage.
Hussle blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hussle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hussle trying to stall but Hoshino improves his position.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hussle.
Hussle blocking some punches.
Hussle throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hoshinos head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Hussle working aggressively here.
Hoshino works on Hussle's body with a couple of short punches.
Hussle misses with a hook from the clinch.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
Hussle lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hussle blocking some punches.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hussle's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Hussle avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hook to the body lands for Hoshino.
Hussle swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hussle misses with a punch to the body.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Hussle has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hussle lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hussle misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hoshino.
A body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino lands an uppercut.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hussle is trying to maintain a safe position but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns Hussle into the cage.
Hussle misses with the head strike.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.
Hussle prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino digs a right hand underneath Hussle's ribcage. Hussle let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Hussle or not.
Hoshino presses Hussle against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Hussle's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Hussle's gas tank.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Mike Hussle's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Hoshino tries to clinch but Hussle is having none of it.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hussle uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hussle lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hussle throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hussle throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A left lands for Hussle.
Hussle misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hussle swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hussle swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Hussle - that will leave a mark!
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hussle.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the head.
Hussle misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hussle drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hussle waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hoshino.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hussle throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Hussle throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A countering left hand to the body from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Hussle saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hussle rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hussle.
Hoshino tries to counter by closing the distance.
Mike Hussle is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hussle half committed to a counter leg kick.
Hussle looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hussle loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
Hussle misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hussle misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino counters with a nice body shot.
Hussle clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hussle swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.

Hussle is rocked!
Hussle scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Oh Hussle 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.
Hoshino avoids the head kick by Hussle.
Hussle seems to have got his legs back now.
Hussle throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hoshino doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Hussle ducked under it nicely.
Hussle throws a body shot but no joy.
Hussle looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hoshino lands a glancing blow to the side of Hussle's head.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Hussle counters with a straight right hand.
Hussle throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hussle throws a poor cross that misses

and Hoshino holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Hussle tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hussle working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hussle is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hussle has his back to the cage.
Hoshino lands a body punch in the clinch.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Hoshino pushes Hussle back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Hussle controls his hands.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hussle has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hussle takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Hussle controls the action.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Hussle blocks it.
Hussle lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right hook to the body lands for Hoshino.
Hussle scores with a shoulder strike.
Hussle prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Hussle.
Hussle wants to stall.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Mike Hussle'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!


Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino wants to clinch up but Hussle keeps it at a distance.
Hussle connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hussle.
Hussle lands with a kick to the ribs.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hussle. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hussle fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Hoshino looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Hussle slips a straight right by Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hussle missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hussle moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nice body punch from Hussle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hussle jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino tries to counter with a clinch but Hussle shakes him off and moves away.
Hussle feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Hussle was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hussle tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Hussle.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hussle lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hussle scores with a nice head shot.

Hoshino clinches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hussle is trying to maintain a safe position but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns Hussle into the cage.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hussle lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mike Hussle has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hussle has Hoshino pressed against the cage.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the side of Hussle's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino scores with a shoulder strike.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hussle lands a body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hussle.
Hussle is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Hoshino is keeping busy.
Hussle misses with some punches.
Hussle misses with the head strike.
Hoshino lands with a right to the head.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Hussle's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Hussle's gas tank.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hussle.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hussle.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Hussle takes a shot to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Hussle.
A head punch on the inside from Hussle fails to land.
Hussle is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hussle has his back to the cage.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Hussle.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hussle backwards.
Hoshino tries to work over Hussle's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Hussle avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hussle lands with a right to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hussle.
A short left from Hussle.
Hussle gets through Hoshino's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hussle throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hussle scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hussle lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hussle misses with some punches.
Hussle misses with a short punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Hussle avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Hussle.
Hussle blocking some punches.
Hussle pushes Hoshino back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Hussle fails to land.
Hussle lands a nice uppercut.

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 Mike Hussle.
I think Hoshino has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:49
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kantaro Hoshino!

Kantaro Hoshino is the new lightweight champion!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to Museum of Monsters & Madmen in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: T151 - Chief vs Centurion     
Date:   Jul 15, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Brynden Epicity and Kantaro Hoshino. Epicity comes to the cage accompanied by Doomed User by Deftones. Kantaro Hoshino has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Brynden Epicity's chin.

175 cm
28
155 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
165 cm
32
164 lbs
26 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London

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



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Brynden Epicity!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Chris Edwards and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Epicity missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Epicity scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Epicity wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Epicity lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Epicity uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Epicity.
Hoshino is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Epicity with a body shot.
Epicity throws a head kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Brynden Epicity has been cut.
Epicity has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blackthorn in the buildup to the fight.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Epicity counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoshino's knee momentarily.
Epicity pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Epicity misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Epicity.
Epicity swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Epicity.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Epicity throws a body kick that misses.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Epicity.
Hoshino lands with a nice combination. Epicity backs away looking to recover.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Epicity.
Hoshino defending well as Epicity loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Epicity avoids it with no problem.
Epicity lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Hoshino backs up against the cage.
Epicity lands a jab to the nose.
Epicity with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Epicity is looking to slow Hoshino down with leg kicks.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Epicity.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Epicity doesn't seem bothered though.
Epicity scores with a body shot.
Epicity throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Epicity thuds his right hand into Hoshino's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hoshino takes a swing at Epicity's ribcage but misses.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Epicity misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Epicity lands a jab to the head.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Epicity.
Epicity scores with a nice head shot.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Epicity sizes up Hoshino with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Epicity.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Epicity lands a head shot.
Epicity wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Epicity throws a nice inside leg kick.
Brynden Epicity seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Epicity swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Epicity throws a series of punches but Hoshino avoids them all with ease.
Epicity misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino jabs Epicity to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Epicity counters with a low kick, right behind Hoshino 's knee.
Epicity lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Epicity misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Epicity getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Epicity misses with a head kick.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Epicity lands with an overhand left.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Epicity tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Epicity bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A low kick from Epicity is predictable there
and Epicity takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Hoshino defending well as Epicity loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Epicity can pounce on him.
Epicity connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Epicity throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino cracks Epicity with a right hand to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Epicity throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Epicity throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Epicity throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Brynden Epicity is winning the standup battle so far.
Epicity throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Epicity throws a sloppy body shot
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Epicity is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoshino can do to turn this around?
Hoshino slips a jab from Epicity.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Epicity counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Epicity misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with a hook
letting Epicity counter with a right hand.
Epicity tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hoshino staying out of range there.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Epicity.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Epicity. That one must have hurt.
Hoshino keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Brynden Epicity's cut is getting worse.
A cross from Epicity lands.
Epicity swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Epicity tries to bum rush Hoshino with a series of wild strikes but Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hoshino throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Epicity.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Epicity.
Epicity throws a right and a left that both miss.
Epicity misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Epicity scores with a decent looking hook.
Epicity throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
A slow jab from Epicity misses its intended target.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Epicity misses with a series of wild punches.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Epicity misses with a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Epicity. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Epicity is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Epicity misses with a hook
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Epicity rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Epicity takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino misses with a body shot
and Epicity counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Epicity misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Epicity scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Epicity.
Epicity swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Epicity.
Epicity throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Epicity lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
Epicity moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Epicity, as that shot connected.
Epicity 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Epicity throws a sloppy body shot
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Epicity is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Epicity throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Oh Epicity is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Hoshino lands a big right hand that sends Epicity crashing to the mat! Hoshino stays standing though and waves Epicity back to his feet!

Brynden Epicity's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
A bone on bone clash there as Hoshino blocks the leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
A slow jab from Epicity misses its intended target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Epicity, right into the meat.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and Epicity counters with a low kick, right behind Hoshino 's knee.
Epicity seems to have got his legs back now.
Hoshino checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hoshino throws a counter combo.
Epicity moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Brynden Epicity will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Brynden Epicity's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!



Hoshino sends Epicity crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Hoshino is motioning to the referee to let Epicity up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Epicity cracks Hoshino with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Epicity can pounce on him.
Epicity misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Epicity throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Epicity is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Epicity throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino slips a jab from Epicity.
Hoshino misses with a body punch
and Epicity cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Epicity, right into the meat.
Epicity misses with a straight left.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Epicity feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Hoshino might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Epicity has got the better of the exchanges.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Epicity tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Epicity.
Epicity avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A swing and a miss from Epicity.
Hoshino has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Epicity takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A left lands for Hoshino.
Epicity tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Epicity scores with a sloppy right hand. Hoshino should have avoided that one.
Hoshino takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Epicity bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Epicity throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Epicity looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Epicity wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Epicity.
Epicity scores with a nice head shot.
Epicity loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Epicity thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Epicity throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Hoshino's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino takes a swing at Epicity's ribcage but misses.
Epicity looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Epicity tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Epicity.
A low kick from Epicity misses

and Hoshino counters with a nice right hand that sends Epicity toppling to the canvas! Epicity scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Hoshino finish him?!
Epicity takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Epicity is just out of range.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Epicity misses the target.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Epicity lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Epicity misses with a right hand

and Hoshino counters with a crisp right hand that drops Epicity! Hoshino lets Epicity back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Jeez, Brynden Epicity's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Epicity is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Epicity lands a jab to the nose.
Epicity lands with a cross.
Hoshino moves out of range as Epicity strikes.
A lazy body kick from Epicity
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Epicity fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Epicity scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Epicity lands with an overhand left.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Epicity slips under a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Brynden Epicity did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Brynden Epicity'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.


Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Epicity misses with a wild body shot.
Epicity throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Epicity tries to land a leg kick but Hoshino saw it coming and moves away.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Epicity scores with the left hand. Hoshino knows he should have avoided that one.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Epicity.
Epicity works the jab nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Hoshino feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Epicity sprawling to the canvas! Epicity rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Hoshino finish him?!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Epicity staying out of range there.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a combination
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Epicity fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hoshino has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Epicity connects with a good right hand that stumbles Hoshino. Hoshino circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Epicity misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Epicity avoids it with no problem.
Epicity misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Epicity ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Epicity lands a high kick!
Epicity throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A nice leg kick lands there from Epicity.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Epicity throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Epicity misses with a body shot.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Epicity throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Epicity misses its intended target.
Hoshino takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Epicity misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Brynden Epicity's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:45 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to Museum of Monsters & Madmen in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
Brynden Epicity was interviewed post fight and said 'Is what it is. I came to fight, Ozzy is legit. I'll be back in the octagon in no time and will fight to destroy my opponent like I always do.'.
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Event: T149 Robinson vs Hoshino     
Date:   Jul 01, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Timothy Robinson and Kantaro Hoshino. 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.

173 cm
26
169 lbs
20 - 10 - 2
165 cm
32
164 lbs
25 - 8 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof
Hellbent

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



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Timothy Robinson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Steven Brown and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Robinson tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
That kick from Robinson tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Robinson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Robinson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hoshino moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hoshino lands a jab.
Robinson throws a body shot but no joy.
Robinson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Robinson.
Hoshino swings for the body but Robinson moves out of range.
Robinson quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Hoshino on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Robinson. Robinson obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Robinson throws a head kick that misses.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Robinson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hoshino checks it well.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Robinson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Robinson throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Robinson looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Robinson misses with a hook to the body
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
Robinson 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.
Robinson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Robinson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Robinson has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Robinson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Robinson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Timothy Robinson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Robinson scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Robinson ducks down to avoid it.
Robinson looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
An inside leg kick lands from Robinson.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Robinson sets himself, and Hoshino steps forward looking for the clinch! Robinson avoids it this time.
Robinson throws a sloppy body shot
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Robinson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Robinson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Robinson throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Robinson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Robinson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Robinson.
Robinson throws a body shot but no joy.
Robinson just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Robinson is having none of it.
A bone on bone clash there as Hoshino blocks the leg kick.
Robinson throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Robinson lands a right hook to the body.
Robinson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
A cross from Hoshino lands.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Robinson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Robinson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Robinson scores with a shot to the body.
Robinson swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Robinson.
Robinson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino tries to counter with a clinch but Robinson shakes him off and moves away.
Hoshino stuns Robinson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Robinson throws a sloppy body shot

and Hoshino moves into the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Robinson blocks it.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Robinson.
Hoshino tries to work over Robinson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Robinson blocks it.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Robinson.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Robinson controls the action.
Robinson is looking to control Hoshino's arms but Hoshino gets an underhook and turns him. Now Robinson has his back to the cage.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Robinson controls his hands.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Robinson blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Robinson wants to stall.
Hoshino scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Robinson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino is struggling to control the position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Hoshino avoids the body shot from Robinson.
Robinson sets himself, and Hoshino steps forward looking for the clinch! Robinson avoids it this time.
Robinson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Robinson.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Robinson.
Robinson looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Robinson moved out of range nicely.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino takes one to the chin there.
Robinson lands a head kick. Hoshino smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Robinson scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Robinson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Robinson is looking to wear down Hoshino with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Robinson misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Robinson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Robinson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Robinson looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Robinson throws out the jab.
Robinson throws a leg kick that misses.
Robinson misses the shot to the body.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Robinson misses with a body shot.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Robinson misses with a body shot
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino connects with a body shot.
Robinson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Robinson moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Robinson saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Robinson throws a front kick aimed at Hoshino's knee but Hoshino avoids it well.
Robinson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Robinson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Robinson throws a good cross that connects.
Robinson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Robinson tries to work over Hoshino's front leg with a kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Robinson.
Robinson wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Robinson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hoshino checks it well.
Timothy Robinson is winning the standup battle so far.
Robinson throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Robinson throws a sloppy body shot
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Robinson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Robinson just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Robinson.
Robinson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Robinson misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Robinson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Robinson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice defenses there by Robinson.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Robinson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Robinson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Robinson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Robinson swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Robinson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hoshino checks it well.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Robinson pushes him away.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Robinson.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Robinson tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino misses with a double jab.
Robinson slips a jab from Hoshino.
Robinson just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Robinson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Robinson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A big right from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Robinson throws a series of punches but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Robinson with a body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Robinson. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Robinson just misses with a punch to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Hoshino misses.
Robinson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Robinson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Robinson swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Robinson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Robinson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Robinson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Robinson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Hoshino counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Hoshino.
Robinson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Robinson avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
Hoshino tries to work over Robinson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands an uppercut.

Robinson is rocked!
Hoshino lands a right hand.
Oh Robinson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Robinson seems to have got his legs back now.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Robinson seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Robinson tries to stall but Hoshino uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Robinson blocks an uppercut.
Robinson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino cracks Robinson with a nice body shot.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Hoshino slowing the pace effectively.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino pressing his opponent against the cage.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Robinson looking to stall.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Robinson.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hoshino scores with a shoulder strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Robinson wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Robinson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Robinson's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Robinson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Robinson's gas tank.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Robinson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.

Robinson pulls guard.
Hoshino 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Robinson is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Hoshino is aware though and is defending well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoshino trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Robinson is looking for a triangle but Hoshino pushes his legs off easily.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino really 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.


A left lands for Robinson.
Robinson throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Robinson.
Robinson throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Robinson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Robinson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Robinson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Robinson looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Robinson throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Robinson pushes him away.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Robinson misses with a body punch
and Hoshino counters with a right hand to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Robinson ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Robinson throws a leg kick
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Robinson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Robinson.

Hoshino lands a big right hand that sends Robinson crashing to the mat! Hoshino stays standing though and waves Robinson back to his feet!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Robinson wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Robinson.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that drops Robinson like a sack of potatoes! Hoshino dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:44 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino very nearly forgot to thank Museum of Monsters & Madmen amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: Syn 446 -     
Date:   Jun 02, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Project Falcon. 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.

165 cm
32
174 lbs
25 - 7 - 1
174 cm
27
168 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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

Perkele!
Invictus



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Project Falcon!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Paul Tew and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Falcon ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Falcon slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Project Falcon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice body kick from Falcon.
Falcon lands a really nice looking cross but Hoshino seems unphased.
Falcon has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Hoshino is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Falcon keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Falcon tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Falcon lands a body shot.
Falcon jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Falcon throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Falcon scores with a hook to the body. Hoshino takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Falcon throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
The fighters circle momentarily. Falcon darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice straight punches there by Falcon. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Falcon.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Falcon.
Falcon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Falcon connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hoshino's hands.
Falcon wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Falcon wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino takes one to the side of the head.
Falcon misses with a leg kick.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Falcon misses with a body shot.
A slapping body kick lands there for Falcon.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon takes one on the chin but seems OK.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Falcon has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Falcon scores with a decent looking hook.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Falcon moved out of range nicely.
Falcon throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Falcon scores with a leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Falcon lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Falcon.
Falcon connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Falcon throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hoshino rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Falcon moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Falcon misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Falcon lands with a thumping leg kick.
A jab from Falcon misses.
Falcon is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hoshino had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Falcon scoring well with a low kick there.
Falcon throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Falcon goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Falcon connects with an inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon throws a lazy body kick
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Falcon slips under a jab.
Falcon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Falcon walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino misses with a wild combination.
Falcon misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Falcon lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Falcon stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Falcon throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Falcon jabbing away but nothing is landing.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Hoshino might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Falcon.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Falcon.
Hoshino throws a right hand that Falcon ducks under and follows up with a left that Falcon also avoids with ease.
Falcon throws a good cross that connects.
A looping hook to the body misses from Falcon. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the body
and Falcon counters with a body kick that stops Hoshino in his tracks momentarily.
Falcon tries to move into range but Hoshino moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Falcon.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Falcon tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino slips a jab from Falcon.
Project Falcon seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Falcon, right into the meat.
Falcon scores with a shot to the body.
Falcon delivers a nice body kick.
Hoshino misses with a series of wild punches.
Hoshino takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Falcon throws a nice outside leg kick.
Falcon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Falcon throws a big shot that misses.
Falcon wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Nice jab there from Falcon.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Falcon moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Falcon is looking to score with low kicks.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Falcon.
Falcon lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
A combination from Falcon does no damage.
Hoshino lands a nice shot that snaps Falcon's head back.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Falcon is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Falcon there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Good leg kick by Falcon there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Falcon misses with a hook to the body
and Hoshino counters with a nice body shot.
Falcon misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Falcon.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Falcon throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Falcon lands the left hand.
Falcon lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Falcon lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hoshino's sensitive parts.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon scores with a jab to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Falcon throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
Falcon connects with the punch.
Falcon lands a nice looking kick to the body. Hoshino takes a step back to recover.
A big left from Falcon misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Falcon throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Falcon.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Project Falcon 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.


Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Falcon counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hoshino lands a lovely overhand right.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Falcon misses with a hook
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Falcon works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Falcon fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hoshino on the side of the head.
Falcon throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
Falcon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon stuns Hoshino with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Falcon doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A nice inside leg kick there by Falcon. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Falcon connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Falcon avoids the punch easily.
Falcon throws a combination that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Falcon moves away and avoids it.
Falcon scoring well with a low kick there.
A bone on bone clash there as Hoshino blocks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Falcon takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Falcon misses with a looping right.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hoshino walks into a left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Falcon misses with a left hand
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon misses the shot to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino throws a hook but Falcon blocks it.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Falcon counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hoshino will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Hoshino takes one on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Falcon.
Falcon throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Falcon.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Falcon throws a jab when Hoshino was well out of range.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Falcon avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Falcon will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Falcon misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Falcon moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
A jab lands there for Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Falcon fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Nice body kick from Falcon.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Falcon jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Falcon moved out of range nicely.
Falcon throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Falcon fakes the leg kick and cracks Hoshino in the body.
Falcon fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Project Falcon really dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Hoshino blocks a leg kick.
Falcon avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Falcon takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Falcon bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hoshino's head.
Falcon swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Falcon moved out of range.
Falcon has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Falcon throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Falcon jabs at Hoshino's body.
Hoshino looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Falcon bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Falcon throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Falcon chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Falcon connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Falcon with a hook.
Falcon scores with a punch to the head.
Falcon throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Falcon throws a leg kick that misses.
Falcon displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Falcon is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Hoshino with a body shot.
Hoshino thows a left - swing and a miss!
Falcon appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon tries to work over Hoshino's front leg with a kick but Hoshino checks it.
Falcon bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hoshino's head.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Falcon avoids the punch easily.
A shot to the liver by Falcon. Beautiful body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Falcon to score with a decent uppercut.
Falcon shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Falcon lands with a thumping leg kick.
Falcon fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Falcon cracks Hoshino with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hoshino tries to bum rush Falcon with a series of wild strikes but Falcon uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Falcon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Falcon.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice cross by Falcon.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Falcon throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
A head kick from Falcon lands but Hoshino takes it in his stride.
Falcon pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Falcon looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Falcon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Falcon fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hoshino checks it well.
Falcon scores with a punch to the head.
Falcon misses with a hook
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Falcon appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hoshino keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Falcon throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Falcon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Project Falcon dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Falcon scores with a jab to the body.
Falcon scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hoshino takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the body
and Falcon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Falcon throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Falcon cracks Hoshino with a right hand to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Falcon.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Falcon manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Falcon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Falcon thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Falcon lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Hoshino swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Falcon.
Falcon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Falcon misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Falcon throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino tries to move into range but Falcon moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Falcon cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Hoshino takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Falcon throws a front kick aimed at Hoshino's knee but Hoshino avoids it well.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Falcon misses with the body kick
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino cracks Falcon with a right hand to the side of the head.
Falcon moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Falcon throws a series of punches but Hoshino avoids them all with ease.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hoshino's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Hoshino was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Falcon looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Falcon throws a leg kick that is checked
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Falcon scores with a decent looking hook.
Falcon misses with a body kick.
Falcon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Falcon fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Falcon misses with a body shot
and Falcon takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Falcon, right into the meat.
Falcon steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Falcon now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Falcon looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Falcon uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Falcon throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Falcon cracks Hoshino with a good jab.
Falcon misses the jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
Project Falcon comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Falcon has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 45:50

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

After winning the bout, Project Falcon 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: Syn 440 - Supernova VI     
Date:   May 13, 2016

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

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

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left and a right that stings Rocker.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rocker lands a nice looking body kick.

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

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

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

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Rocker has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:48
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 47:48

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

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

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Project Falcon. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Project Falcon!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Hoshino wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Falcon. Hoshino shrugs it off though.
Falcon misses with the body kick
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Falcon throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.
Falcon throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A solid leg kick lands there for Falcon.
Falcon looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A counter left hand to the body from Hoshino misses its target.
Falcon is looking to score with low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Hoshino.
Falcon misses with an uppercut
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Falcon lunges at Hoshino with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hoshino's hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Falcon misses with a lunging right hand
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Project Falcon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon scores with a jab to the head.
Falcon misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Falcon thinking.
Nice body kick from Falcon.
Falcon throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Falcon.
Hoshino lands a jab to Falcon's midsection.
Falcon lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Falcon feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Falcon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Falcon pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Falcon tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcon loads up on a big right hand but Hoshino slips the punch.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Falcon connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino checks the leg kick.
Falcon misses with the body kick
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch but Falcon swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A low kick from Falcon is predictable there
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
A low kick from Falcon misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Falcon uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Falcon throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Falcon manages to circle out of the way.
Falcon takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Falcon lands a front kick.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Falcon changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Falcon. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Falcon.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Falcon finds it's target.
Falcon cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Falcon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a big counter.
Falcon rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
A leg kick checked by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a big counter combination but Falcon scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Falcon has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Falcon is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Falcon swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Falcon misses with a hook.
Falcon throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Falcon throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Project Falcon dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Falcon tries to keep at a distance but Hoshino has taken the fight into the clinch.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Hoshino takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Falcon works on Hoshino's body with a couple of short punches.
Hoshino gets through Falcon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Falcon throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Falcon blocks it.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Falcon controls the action.
Falcon blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Falcon misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Falcon backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino presses Falcon against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino stalling against the cage.
Falcon lands with a short shot to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
Falcon misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Falcon back against the cage.
Hoshino lands an uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Falcon.
Falcon working aggressively here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hoshino.
Falcon swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino stalling the fight.
Falcon lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Falcon blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a body punch.
Falcon is breathing heavily.
A short left from Hoshino.
A head punch on the inside from Falcon fails to land.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Falcon or not.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Falcon controls the action.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Falcon avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Falcon struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Falcon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino tries to work over Falcon's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Falcon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short body shot lands from Hoshino as the two fighters clinch.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kantaro Hoshino has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Falcon scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short body shot lands from Hoshino as the two fighters clinch.
Falcon tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Falcon back against the cage.
Hoshino stalling.
Falcon misses with the head strike.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Falcon throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Falcon's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Falcon's gas tank.
Hoshino stalls.
Good body shot from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino digs a right hand underneath Falcon's ribcage. Falcon let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hoshino lands a body punch.
Hoshino manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Falcon backwards.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Falcon misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino effectively controlling the action here.
Hoshino lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Falcon or not.
Falcon blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Falcon controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Falcon.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Falcon.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Falcon can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
A nice left hand lands by Hoshino.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a nice uppercut.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Falcon controls the action.
Falcon goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino gets through Falcon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Falcon controls the action.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Falcon lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
Falcon scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Falcon.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
As Falcon tries to get set, Hoshino tries to push him back and clinch up but Falcon manages to avoid the attempt.
Falcon on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Falcon dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Falcon moves away from the strike by Hoshino.
A left lands for Falcon.
We've had a slow start to the rou