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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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that 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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RATING
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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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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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hype
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pop
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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
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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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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

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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 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 pâté.
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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rocker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left and a right that stings Rocker.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rocker lands a nice looking body kick.

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

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

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

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Rocker has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:48
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 47:48

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

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

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between 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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168 lbs
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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 that’s the end of the round – 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 that’s the end of the round – 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 round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Falcon scores with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon throws a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Hoshino lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

It looks like Project Falcon has been cut.
Falcon misses with an uppercut. Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Hoshino with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Falcon sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hoshino is looking to clinch but Falcon is avoiding it.
Falcon throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Falcon misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a big counter.
Hoshino tries to bum rush Falcon with a series of wild strikes but Falcon uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Falcon misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Project Falcon seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice cross by Hoshino.
Falcon is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Falcon misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Falcon fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Falcon takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Falcon's belly button to the back.
Hoshino lands the left hand.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Hoshino checks the leg kick nicely there.
Falcon throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Falcon takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Hoshino throws a right and a left that Falcon avoids nicely.
Falcon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Falcon.
Hoshino tries to clinch there but Falcon circles away.
Hoshino blocks the body kick.
Hoshino lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
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.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Falcon is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon throws a leg kick
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
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 cracks Hoshino with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Falcon manages to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Falcon.
Falcon misses with a kick to the body.
Falcon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Falcon throws a leg kick that misses.
A lazy body kick from Falcon
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Project Falcon's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Falcon throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
Falcon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Falcon 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 takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino throws a left and a right that both miss
and Falcon counters with an inside leg kick.

Falcon tries to keep at a distance but Hoshino has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcon misses with some punches.
Falcon throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hoshinos head.
Falcon working aggressively here.
A short right from Falcon.
Falcon has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcon swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Falcon's elbow.
Falcon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Falcon prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Falcon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
Falcon swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Hoshino gets through Falcon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hoshino is looking to control Falcon's arms but Falcon gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hoshino has his back to the cage.
Hoshino stalling in the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Falcon.
Hoshino is trying to maintain a safe position but Falcon gets an underhook and turns Hoshino into the cage.
Hoshino stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Falcon's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Falcon's gas tank.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hoshino.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Falcon controls the action.
Falcon working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Falcon.
Falcon throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
Falcon throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hoshinos head.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Falcon blocks it.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Falcon controls his hands.
Falcon misses with a punch on the inside.
Falcon avoiding damage.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Falcon has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hoshino creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Falcon or not.
Falcon is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Falcon misses with the head strike.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
Falcon looking to stall.
Falcon tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Falcon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Falcon lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Falcon prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
A short left from Hoshino.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Falcon avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Falcon.
Hoshino is trying to maintain a safe position but Falcon gets an underhook and turns Hoshino into the cage.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Falcon blocks it.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Falcon lands a hook to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Falcon swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Falcon blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A shot in the inside from Falcon.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Kantaro Hoshino will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Project Falcon's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Falcon lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Falcon throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Falcon lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Falcon wants to slow Hoshino down by chopping away at his legs.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Hoshino swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hoshino doesn't manage to clinch there - Falcon circles away.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Falcon moves away.
It seemed like Falcon 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 takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Falcon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Falcon 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Falcon.
Falcon looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
Falcon tries to work over Hoshino's front leg with a kick but Hoshino checks it.
A slow jab from Falcon misses its intended target.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Falcon lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Falcon throws a leg kick that misses.
Falcon misses with a low kick.
A left lands for Falcon.
Falcon throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Project Falcon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino slips a straight right by Falcon.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcon was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Falcon throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Falcon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Falcon takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Falcon.
Falcon misses with a straight left.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Hoshino swings for the body but Falcon moves out of range.
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 digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Falcon moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcon looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Falcon can pounce on him.
Falcon pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Falcon throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Falcon misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Falcon swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Falcon misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a left and a right that stings Falcon.
An inside leg kick lands from Falcon.
Falcon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcon pushes Hoshino away with a front kick.
Falcon throws a quick inside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Falcon moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Falcon tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Falcon throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Falcon only half commits.
Falcon misses with a jab to the body
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Falcon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Falcon chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Falcon gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hoshino.
A low kick from Falcon is predictable there
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Project Falcon 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 48:47
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

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

Kantaro Hoshino retains his welterweight title!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Kantaro Hoshino waved his t-shirt featuring Museum of Monsters & Madmen's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: MFN 304: Flash Bang     
Date:   Apr 10, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bjorn Helgi and Kantaro Hoshino. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

178 cm
39
169 lbs
44 - 16 - 0
165 cm
31
174 lbs
23 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 44 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bjorn Helgi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, William Gold and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Helgi scores with a spinning back kick!
Helgi looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Helgi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoshino sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Helgi throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Helgi pushes Hoshino back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi lands a body shot.
Hoshino wants to get back to striking at distance but Helgi won't allow it.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hoshino moves forwards but Helgi connects with a nice, crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Helgi scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Helgi looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hoshino doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Helgi throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.
Helgi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Helgi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Helgi looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Helgi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Helgi throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Helgi throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Hoshino slips a jab from Helgi.
Helgi dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Helgi throws a head kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

It looks like Bjorn Helgi has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helgi is looking to clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Helgi jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Helgi rushes Hoshino and presses him up against the cage.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Helgi with a hook.

Hoshino gets tackled into the cage by Helgi. Helgi maintains the clinch.
Helgi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Helgi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Helgi tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino wants to break the clinch but can't.

Hoshino escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Helgi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Helgi seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Helgi looks to throw a body kick
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Helgi instigates a clinch.
Hoshino can't break the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Helgi back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Hoshino moves out of range as Helgi throws a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Helgi does a little dance to reset his feet.

Helgi clinches with his opponent.
Helgi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi stalling.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Helgi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Helgi's head but Helgi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Helgi looks to clinch
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Helgi misses with a left hand
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Helgi throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Helgi ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Helgi is looking to counter punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Helgi throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Helgi lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoshino at a distance.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A low kick from Helgi misses
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.

Helgi is rocked!
Hoshino has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Helgi lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Helgi connects with a right hand. Hoshino shakes it off.
Helgi is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bjorn Helgi dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bjorn Helgi's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Helgi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Helgi.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Helgi avoids it with no problem.
Helgi misses with a hook.
A lazy body kick from Helgi
and Helgi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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.
Helgi throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Helgi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Helgi scores with a shot to the body.
Helgi swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hoshino appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino avoids the head kick by Helgi.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Helgi.
An inside leg kick from Helgi misses.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helgi throws a lazy head kick
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Helgi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Helgi 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 takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Helgi misses with a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bjorn Helgi is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
That kick from Helgi tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
A looping hook to the body misses from Helgi. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Helgi has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Helgi there as he acknowledges the shot.

Bjorn Helgi's cut is getting worse.
Hoshino swats away the attempt to clinch by Helgi.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helgi misses with a body punch
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Helgi throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
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!
Helgi throws a lazy right hand but Hoshino sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Helgi misses with a straight left.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Helgi has time to react.
Oh Helgi is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Helgi throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Helgi seems to have got his legs back now.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Helgi avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Bjorn Helgi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Helgi misses with a left hand
and Hoshino counters with a crisp right that sends Helgi to the canvas! Hoshino follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino made sure to mention his sponsor, On Tap (160Q & Laundry) in his post fight interview.
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Event: Syn 426 - Showdown     
Date:   Mar 17, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Jaun-Paul Fredrickson. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
31
174 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
177 cm
30
180 lbs
10 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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

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Sun-Tzu



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 22 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 10 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Jaun-Paul Fredrickson!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Sam Margolis and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

It looks like Jaun-Paul Fredrickson has been cut.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the body.
Fredrickson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Fredrickson is looking for the big counter here.
Hoshino misses with a right hand
and Fredrickson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd cheers as Hoshino lands an impressive looking overhand right. Fredrickson doesn't seem phased though.
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.
Fredrickson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands with a nice body punch.
Fredrickson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fredrickson just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Fredrickson slips under a jab.
Fredrickson throws an off balance right hand
and Fredrickson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Fredrickson throws a counter combo.
Fredrickson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
A little jabbing left from Fredrickson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hoshino is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fredrickson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fredrickson.
Fredrickson misses with a hook

and Hoshino counters with a crisp one two that drops Fredrickson! Hoshino thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Fredrickson to his feet! Fredrickson is in big trouble!

Fredrickson has closed the distance and engaged Hoshino in a clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Fredrickson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Hoshino with a jab.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fredrickson was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
A little jabbing left from Fredrickson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fredrickson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Hoshino lands a head shot.
Hoshino walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Fredrickson drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Hoshino swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Fredrickson's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino retains his welterweight title!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to On Tap (160Q & Laundry) in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: Syn 421 - Whipe Your Tears     
Date:   Feb 25, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Eddie Clark and Kantaro Hoshino. Clark's entrance music is All Fired Up. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

186 cm
34
173 lbs
33 - 11 - 0
165 cm
31
174 lbs
21 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Museum of Monsters & Madmen

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



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 33 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Eddie Clark!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 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!
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Clark lands with a cross.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Clark.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Clark.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Clark avoids it with no problem.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Clark misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Clark misses with a straight right.
Clark definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Clark takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Clark.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino slips under a jab from Clark.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Clark pushes him away.
Clark throws a head kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Clark thinking.
Clark throws a leg kick but Hoshino moved away.
An inside leg kick lands from Clark.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark throws a big shot that misses.
Clark misses with a left hand

and Hoshino holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Clark swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Clark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Clark as Hoshino tries to tie him up.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Clark throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Clark.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hoshino tries to work over Clark's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Clark is working Hoshino over against the cage.
Clark tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Clark blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Clark prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the side of Clark's head.
Hoshino lands a left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hoshino tries to stall but Clark uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Clark has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.

Clark's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hoshino lands a glancing blow to the side of Clark's head.
Clark thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hoshino has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Clark.
A lazy body kick from Clark
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Clark throws a leg kick but Hoshino checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Clark lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hoshino will feel that in the morning.
Clark misses with a low kick.
Clark misses with a looping left.
Hoshino lands the left hand.
Clark is looking to score with low kicks.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Clark uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Clark misses with a low kick.
Clark connects with the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Clark.
Clark lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Clark gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is 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!
Clark stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Clark lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Clark misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Clark misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Clark blocks it.
Clark struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clark's elbow.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Clark's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Clark's gas tank.
Clark tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clark's elbow.
Clark fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Clark gets tackled into the cage by Hoshino. Hoshino maintains the clinch.
Clark tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.
Clark lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Clark makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Clark tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino tries to stall but Clark uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A nice right hand lands inside from Clark.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Clark lands an uppercut.
Clark working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Clark backwards.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Clark misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino cracks Clark with a nice body shot.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino tries to work over Clark's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino lands a body punch.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hoshino pushes Clark back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Clark seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Clarks head.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hoshino.
Clark misses with the head strike.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino stalling in the clinch but Clark improves position.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Clark avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino lands an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Clark fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Clark controls the action.
Clark prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Clark misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Clark misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Clark throws a head punch that misses.
Clark lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Clark swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino swings wildly with an uppercut but Clark uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino looking to stall.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Clark misses with a body punch.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clark doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Clark is keeping busy.
Hoshino lands a left hand.
Clark being controlled against the cage.
Clark lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Clark misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Nice body punch 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.
Clark doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Clark's elbow.
Hoshino dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Clark wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Clark back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
Clark swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Clark fails to land.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino lands a nice shot to the body.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Clark lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hoshino is pushing Clark up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Clark misses with a hook to the ribs.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
And that’s the end of the round – 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.
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 uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Clark has time to react.
Clark looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Clark.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Clark saw that one coming.
It looked like Clark was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hoshino.
Hoshino defending well as Clark loads up on a big left hand.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Clark moves out of range of the strikes.
Clark slips a straight right by Hoshino.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino stuns Clark with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Clark takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Clark fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Clark throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Clark.
Hoshino tries to counter with a clinch but Clark shakes him off and moves away.
Eddie Clark seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino connects with the punch.
Clark throws a hook but Hoshino blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Clark tries to clinch up.
Jab by Hoshino.
Clark lands with an uppercut that bounces Hoshino off the cage and back into range.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Clark.
Hoshino takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Clark misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Clark cracks Hoshino with a good jab.
Clark with a hook.
Eddie Clark is winning the standup battle so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Clark displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Clark lands a jab to the nose.

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

Clark is rocked!
Clark misses with a combination
and Hoshino counters with a big left hand that crumples Clark! He was out before he hit the floor! Brutal knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino is the new welterweight 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: Syn 416 - The Eagle Has Landed     
Date:   Feb 07, 2016

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

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

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
On Tap (160Q)

Max Octane Fight Wear
Bullet Proof System



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rocker is rocked!

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

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

A close round but Ricky Rocker will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:07 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino gave a mention to On Tap (160Q) in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Event: EVO 220: Free Steve Avery     
Date:   Jan 09, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bowser Stormcrow and Kantaro Hoshino. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
176 lbs
47 - 9 - 0
165 cm
30
174 lbs
20 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
On Tap (160Q)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 47 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Bowser Stormcrow!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Glass and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stormcrow bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Stormcrow throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Stormcrow looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the body
and Stormcrow counters with an inside leg kick.
Stormcrow lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
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.
Stormcrow scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Stormcrow feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Stormcrow digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Hoshino checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Stormcrow lands with a good body shot.
Stormcrow throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Stormcrow throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Stormcrow changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Nice uppercut there from Stormcrow.
Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Stormcrow was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses with a hook to the body
and Stormcrow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stormcrow. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stormcrow lands with a kick to the ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Stormcrow.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Stormcrow scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Stormcrow will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Stormcrow connects with a nice looking jab.
Bowser Stormcrow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stormcrow throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Stormcrow ducks down to avoid it.
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.
Stormcrow cracks the inside of Hoshino's front leg.
Hoshino lands a lovely overhand right.
Stormcrow throws a head kick that half lands.
Stormcrow lands a front kick.
Stormcrow feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hoshino's calf.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Stormcrow throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Stormcrow connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Stormcrow connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stormcrow misses the shot to the body.
Both fighters circling a little - Stormcrow finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Stormcrow throws a body kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Stormcrow scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Hoshino circles away from the clinch attempt.
Stormcrow swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.
Hoshino takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Stormcrow ducked under it nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Stormcrow connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Stormcrow misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hoshino manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Stormcrow has managed to clinch.
Stormcrow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Stormcrow takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

Hoshino breaks the clinch.
Stormcrow throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Stormcrow.
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.
Stormcrow throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but Hoshino is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Stormcrow looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Stormcrow misses with a kick to the body
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Bowser Stormcrow has been cut.
Hoshino's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Stormcrow throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Stormcrow tries a head kick but it misses.
Jab by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Stormcrow misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Stormcrow with a body shot.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow lands with a kick to the temple. Hoshino shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
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 predictable looking body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Stormcrow misses with a head kick.
Nice defenses there by Stormcrow.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Stormcrow throws a shot to the body.
Stormcrow lands a body shot.
Nice jab there from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow scores with a jab. Hoshino acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Stormcrow lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Hoshino rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Stormcrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Stormcrow connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.

Stormcrow closes the distance and pushes Hoshino back into the cage.
A short right from Hoshino.
Stormcrow misses with some punches.
Stormcrow has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Stormcrow prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino tries to break free but Stormcrow pushes him back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Hoshino circles away from the clinch attempt.
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch but Hoshino swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Stormcrow throws a nice inside leg kick.
Stormcrow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Stormcrow throws a body kick that misses.
Stormcrow misses with a looping right.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.

Stormcrow forces Hoshino back against the cage and clinches.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Stormcrow.
Hoshino wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Stormcrow lands with a left to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hoshino.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Bowser Stormcrow'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 misses with a left hand
and Stormcrow counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Stormcrow clinches up with Hoshino and pushes him back against the cage.
Stormcrow blocking some punches.
Stormcrow misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice left hand lands by Stormcrow.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Stormcrows head.
Stormcrow lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
Hoshino lands a nice uppercut.
Stormcrow swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino is trying to break free.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino scores with a hook.
Stormcrow is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoshino can do to turn this around?
Stormcrow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Stormcrow is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Stormcrow 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.
Stormcrow throws a poor cross that misses
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Stormcrow is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Stormcrow 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.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Stormcrow can pounce on him.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stormcrow looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Hoshino counters with a right hand to the body.

Stormcrow clinches with his opponent.
Stormcrow has Hoshino pressed against the cage, preventing Hoshino from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.
Stormcrow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.
Hoshino is trying to break free.

Hoshino pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow lands a lovely overhand right.

Stormcrow closes the distance and clinches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Stormcrow misses with some punches.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Stormcrow seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Stormcrow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Stormcrow swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Stormcrow lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Stormcrow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Stormcrow.

Hoshino escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Stormcrow lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Stormcrow comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Stormcrow misses with a head kick.
Stormcrow throws a nice inside leg kick.
Stormcrow misses with a head kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Hoshino misses.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino with a jab.
A good leg kick by Stormcrow.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a glancing blow to the side of Stormcrow's head.
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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Stormcrow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Stormcrow scores with a head kick. Hoshino tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Hoshino swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow takes a jab right on the kisser.
Stormcrow scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.
Stormcrow moves into range and connects with a jab.
Stormcrow throws a right hand that misses
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Bowser Stormcrow's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!



Stormcrow has managed to clinch.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Stormcrow missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Stormcrow lands a head kick!
Hoshino drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hoshino ducks right into an uppercut from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow 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.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.
Stormcrow sizes up Hoshino with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Hoshino avoids the head kick by Stormcrow.
Hoshino lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Stormcrow scores with a leg kick.
Stormcrow getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Stormcrow tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Hoshino counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Stormcrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hoshino walks into a stiff left hand from Stormcrow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Stormcrow slips the punch.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
That kick from Stormcrow tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Stormcrow is out of range.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hoshino manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Stormcrow throws a lazy head kick
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hoshino swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Stormcrow displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Stormcrow shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hoshino.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Stormcrow throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Stormcrow bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Stormcrow blocks a jab.
Stormcrow throws a half hearted mid kick.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow had his way with Kantaro Hoshino in that round.
The cut man is working on Bowser Stormcrow's cut.
That's time! Stormcrow's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Stormcrow misses with a looping right.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hoshino takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Hoshino takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Stormcrow lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Stormcrow misses the jab.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bowser Stormcrow is winning the standup battle so far.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino checks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow scoring well with a low kick there.
Stormcrow connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hoshino's hands.
Hoshino takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Stormcrow dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A low kick from Stormcrow misses
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Stormcrow.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Stormcrow tries to clinch there but Hoshino circles away.
Stormcrow scores with a hook.
A big right from Stormcrow misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow lands a jab.
Stormcrow thuds his shin into the meat of Hoshino's side.
Stormcrow swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stormcrow lands with a nice body punch.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
Hoshino throws a good cross that connects.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Stormcrow wants to clinch but Hoshino slips to the side
and Hoshino counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Stormcrow chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Stormcrow throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up.
Stormcrow scores with a hook.
Bowser Stormcrow is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Stormcrow fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stormcrow looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow just misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice shot by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws a front kick that sends Hoshino stumbling back into the cage.
Stormcrow moves in looking to clinch but Hoshino pushes him off.
A nice leg kick lands there from Stormcrow.

Stormcrow closes the distance and clinches.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Stormcrow controls his hands.
Stormcrow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

And that's the end of the fight!
Bowser Stormcrow showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Stormcrow 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 50:45
Judge James Glass scores the fight 50:45
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bowser Stormcrow!

Bowser Stormcrow is the new welterweight champion!
Bowser Stormcrow thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EVO 216: Epik High     
Date:   Dec 19, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bowser Stormcrow and Kantaro Hoshino. Bowser Stormcrow had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

180 cm
34
176 lbs
47 - 8 - 0
165 cm
30
174 lbs
19 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
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 welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 47 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Bowser Stormcrow!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Steven Brown and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stormcrow slips under a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A shot to the body from Stormcrow misses
and Hoshino counters with a right hand to the body.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Stormcrow lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hoshino swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nice defenses there by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow scores with a body shot.
Bowser Stormcrow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stormcrow connects with a solid leg kick.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws a lazy head kick
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Stormcrow takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Stormcrow misses the shot to the body.
Stormcrow gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hoshino.
Stormcrow gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

It looks like Bowser Stormcrow has been cut.
Stormcrow scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Stormcrow feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Stormcrow misses with an uppercut
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Stormcrow lands a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stormcrow misses with a wild body shot.
Stormcrow is looking to wear down Hoshino with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stormcrow looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino circles away from the clinch attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hoshino! But no joy.
Hoshino takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow scores with a jab.
Stormcrow throws an off balance right hand
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
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?
Stormcrow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow wants to clinch up but Hoshino keeps it at a distance.
Stormcrow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Stormcrow throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Stormcrow pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range and Stormcrow settles back down.
Stormcrow with a jab.
Stormcrow is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
The fighters circling - Hoshino throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stormcrow darts in trying to clinch
and Stormcrow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the body
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Stormcrow throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hoshino counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Stormcrow thinking.
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow scores with a decent looking hook.
Stormcrow throws the kick towards the body but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A cross from Stormcrow lands.
Hoshino has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Stormcrow is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow slips under a jab.
Stormcrow is looking to counter with head kicks.
Stormcrow pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Stormcrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A good leg kick by Stormcrow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bowser Stormcrow's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Stormcrow counters with a nice body kick.
Stormcrow throws a head kick that misses
enabling Hoshino to counter with a crisp jab.
Stormcrow tries a head kick but it misses.
A jab from Hoshino does it's job there.

Stormcrow drives through and clinches with Hoshino against the cage.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino gets through Stormcrow's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Hoshino manages to break the clinch.
Hoshino swats away the attempt to clinch by Stormcrow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but 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.

Stormcrow fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Hoshino, pushing him back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Stormcrow misses with the head strike.
Stormcrow is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoshino can do to turn this around?
Stormcrow tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Stormcrow back against the cage.
Stormcrow lands an uppercut.

Hoshino manages to break the clinch.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Stormcrow delivers a nice body kick.
Stormcrow 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.
Stormcrow ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Stormcrow lands a nice looking kick to the body. Hoshino takes a step back to recover.
Stormcrow wants to clinch up but Hoshino keeps it at a distance.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Stormcrow.
Hoshino lands a nice looking body shot.
Stormcrow thows a leg kick but Hoshino checks it
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

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!
A head kick misses from Stormcrow.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Stormcrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Stormcrow tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stormcrow throws a shot to the body.
Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Stormcrow tried to counter with a leg kick but Hoshino avoided it.
Hoshino takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Hoshino shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Stormcrow avoids the punch easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Stormcrow. That snapped Hoshino's head back.
Stormcrow connects with a jab.
Stormcrow bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Stormcrow.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Hoshino jabs Stormcrow to the body, keeping him at a distance.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Stormcrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Stormcrow misses with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Stormcrow takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hoshino's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Stormcrow throws a chopping leg kick but Hoshino manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hoshino looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick that is checked
and Hoshino cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Stormcrow throws a front kick aimed at Hoshino's knee but Hoshino avoids it well.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A slow jab from Stormcrow misses its intended target.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Hoshino lands a big uppercut and Stormcrow crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Stormcrow looks OK. Hoshino waves Stormcrow back to his feet!

Stormcrow is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hoshino swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Oh Stormcrow is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Stormcrow ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick that is checked
and Hoshino counters with a massive hook, right on the button! He's out cold! Damn, that was naaaaaasty! Hopefully he'll be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath and clearly excited Kantaro Hoshino thanked FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!) for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: EVO 208: Fight for Paris     
Date:   Nov 18, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tony Benson and Kantaro Hoshino. Tony Benson has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

179 cm
33
175 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
165 cm
30
174 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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****160Q Energy for $150****



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tony Benson!
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, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Benson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Tony Benson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Benson lands a leg kick that knocks Hoshino off balance momentarily.
Benson takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Benson.
Benson misses with a combination
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Benson finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Benson swings widly with a right hand
and Hoshino counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Benson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Benson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Benson scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hoshino in his tracks.
Benson misses with a lunging right hand

and Hoshino counters by clinching up.
Benson misses with a short punch on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino pushes Benson back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
A short body shot lands from Hoshino as the two fighters clinch.
I was talking to Benson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Benson can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Hoshino lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Benson is breathing heavily.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Benson blocks an uppercut.
Benson misses with a body punch.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Benson is trying to break free.
Hoshino works on Benson's body with a couple of short punches.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Benson backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a shoulder strike.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Benson controls his hands.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Benson's elbow.
Benson swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Benson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Benson swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Benson pushes Hoshino back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino is stalling here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hoshino trying to stall but Benson improves his position.
Benson blocking some punches.
Benson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino is leaning against Benson and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Benson lands a left hand.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Benson as Hoshino tries to tie him up.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Benson has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.
Nice body punch from Hoshino - that landed with a thud.
A hook to the body from Hoshino.
Benson blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a right to the head.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Benson tries to stall but Hoshino uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short uppercut from Hoshino.

Benson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

Hoshino closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Benson blocking some punches.
A short right from Hoshino.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Benson trying to stall but Hoshino improves his position.
Benson is trying to force a seperation but Hoshino has the dominant position.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Hoshino.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Benson is keeping busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Benson misses with a straight left.
Hoshino steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Benson.
Benson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Benson.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Benson saw that one coming.
Benson swinging wildly here.
Benson misses the jab.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Benson misses the body punch

and Hoshino holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Benson prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Benson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hoshino avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee is keeping an eye on Hoshino - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A hook to the body from Benson.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Benson tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Benson back against the ropes.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Benson lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Benson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Benson's gas tank.
Hoshino taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Hoshino receives a warning from the referee for stalling.
Hoshino works on Benson's body with a couple of short punches.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Benson blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Benson blocking some punches.
Benson misses with the head strike.
Hoshino tries to work over Benson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Benson pushes Hoshino back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Benson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.
Hoshino pushes Benson back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Benson is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Hoshino is defending well for now.
Hoshino lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Benson controls the action.

Benson manages to break the clinch.
An inside leg kick lands from Benson.
Benson lands a nice looking body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino tries to counter by closing the distance.
Benson looks to throw the jab but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino wants to counter with a clinch but Benson pushes him away.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Benson misses with a body shot.
Hoshino works the jab nicely.
A lazy body kick from Benson
and Hoshino counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hoshino slips under a jab from Benson.

Hoshino cracks Benson 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 Benson to stand back up!

Benson is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Benson misses with a wild body shot.
Oh Benson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Benson throws a sloppy body shot
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.

Hoshino cracks Benson with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Benson looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Hoshino finish him?
Benson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benson throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino scores with a counter punch that sends Benson to the canvas! Hoshino smells blood - he's punishing Benson with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Benson has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!), into his post fight interview.
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Event: EVO 203: Infinite Challenge     
Date:   Oct 22, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Rustam Kersikov. Kersikov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: ЦельРазгроl. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
29
174 lbs
17 - 5 - 1
181 cm
34
176 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

****160Q Energy for $150****

GREEN!160
Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 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 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rustam Kersikov!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Andrew Berry and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kersikov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Kersikov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Hoshino moves forwards but Kersikov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kersikov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Kersikov.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice defenses there by Hoshino.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Kersikov's belly button to the back.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Kersikov moves out of range.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Kersikov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hoshino's hands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Kersikov's head but Kersikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kersikov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kersikov scores with a hook.
Kersikov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
No joy there for Hoshino, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A jab from Hoshino does it's job there.
Kersikov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov slips under a jab.
Kersikov throws a good cross that connects.
Kersikov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kersikov walks into a stiff left hand from Hoshino.
Kersikov misses with a hook. Hoshino ducked under it nicely.
Kersikov misses with a head kick.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kersikov was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kersikov on the wrong end of a nice hook.

It looks like Rustam Kersikov has been cut.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Kersikov.
Hoshino takes a swing at Kersikov's ribcage but misses.
Kersikov lands with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Kersikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Kersikov tries a head kick but it misses.
Kersikov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kersikov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kersikov throws a head kick that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a really nice looking cross but Kersikov seems unphased.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Kersikov lands a nice shot to the body.
That kick from Kersikov tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino with a jab.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kersikov throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Kersikov is just out of range.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Kersikov avoids the punch easily.
Kersikov throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Kersikov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino moves out of range as Kersikov throws a body kick.
Kersikov is looking to score with low kicks.
Kersikov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Hoshino lands with an overhand left.
A left lands for Kersikov.
Jab, jab by Kersikov - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kersikov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kersikov was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the body.
Hoshino misses with a two punch combination.
Kersikov is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Hoshino misses with a hook.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Kersikov looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
Jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Kersikov saw that one coming.
Kersikov connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kersikov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Kersikov throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino misses with a jab to the body
and Kersikov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Kersikov takes one to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino jabs at Kersikov's body.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kersikov throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kersikov.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Kersikov's head but Kersikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino throws out a powerful jab.
Nice defenses there by Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kersikov.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kersikov clobbers Hoshino with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kersikov manages to avoid it.
Kersikov tries to counter with a clinch but Hoshino shakes him off and moves away.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino scores with a decent looking hook.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Kersikov's body.
Kersikov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
It looked like Hoshino was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kersikov.
Kersikov cracks Hoshino with a right hand to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kersikov misses with a wild body shot.
Kersikov throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kersikov throws the left hand but Hoshino avoids the punch easily.
Kersikov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Kersikov lands a nice looking body kick.
Hoshino punishes Kersikov's body with a nice straight punch.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Kersikov saw that one coming.
Hoshino chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kersikov can pounce on him.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A punch lands to the side of Hoshino 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kersikov dips to his left and cracks Hoshino with an uppercut!
Kantaro Hoshino is winning the standup battle so far.
Kersikov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino throws the left hand but Kersikov avoids the punch easily.
Kersikov tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Kersikov counters with a body kick.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Kersikov throws a body kick that misses.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino thuds a left hand into Kersikov's body.
Hoshino connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hoshino lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hoshino connects with a body shot.
Kersikov throws a chopping leg kick but Hoshino manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kersikov staying out of range there.
Kersikov was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hoshino fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kersikov on the side of the head.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Kersikov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
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 stuns Kersikov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kersikov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Kersikov moves out of range.
A clash of legs there as Hoshino blocks the low kick.
Kersikov blocks a jab.
Kersikov feints a counter leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body. Kersikov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Hoshino cracks Kersikov with a good jab.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
Kersikov misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
A head kick misses from Kersikov.
Hoshino throwing a counter right hand but Kersikov manages to avoid it.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Kersikov ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Kersikov's shoulder, as Kersikov tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino misses with a body shot.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Kersikov is just out of range.
Kersikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Kersikov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hoshino throws out the jab.
Hoshino lands a nice hook to Kersikov's body. Kersikov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Kersikov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kersikov throws a head kick that misses
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kersikov throws a hook to the side of Hoshino's head but Hoshino sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kersikov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov lands a high kick!
Hoshino bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kersikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Kersikov ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kersikov doesn't seem bothered though.
Nice defenses there by Kersikov.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kersikov.
Kersikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kersikov can do to turn this around?
Kersikov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kersikov throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Kersikov.
Kersikov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Kersikov ducks down to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kersikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A jab from Kersikov misses.
Hoshino cracks Kersikov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Hoshino swings for the body but Kersikov moves out of range.
Hoshino lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kersikov circles away quickly and effectively.
Kersikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kersikov ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Kersikov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kersikov connects with an inside leg kick.
Crunch! Kersikov slams his shin into Hoshino's torso.
Kersikov connects with a crisp jab.
Kersikov tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kersikov misses with a leg kick.
Jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino with a nice cross.
Hoshino moves out of range of the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kantaro Hoshino dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Rustam Kersikov's cut.
That's time! Hoshino's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Kersikov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kersikov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoshino lunges at Kersikov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kersikov's hand.
Hoshino defending well as Kersikov loads up on a big left hand.
Hoshino went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Kersikov cracks Hoshino with an open hand slap.
Hoshino with a nice cross.
Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino just misses with a punch to the body.
Kersikov steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Kersikov throws a head kick but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Kersikov moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino works over Kersikov's head and body with a nice combination.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kersikov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Kersikov shapes to counter with a head kick.
Hoshino with a hook.
Kersikov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kersikov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kersikov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino connects with a body shot that sends Kersikov's belly button to the back.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick from Kersikov.
Hoshino checks a low kick from Kersikov.
A little feinted left hand from Hoshino on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kersikov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kersikov.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Kersikov counters with an outside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a hook but Kersikov avoids it easily.
Hoshino moves away from the strike by Kersikov.
An attempted straight right counter from Hoshino misses the target.
Kersikov avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino thuds his right hand into Kersikov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kersikov lands a head kick!
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Kersikov.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino punishes Kersikov's body with a nice straight punch.
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!
Kersikov throws a sloppy head kick
letting Hoshino counter with a right hand.
Kersikov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kersikov's head.

Kersikov is rocked!
Kersikov walks into a straight right hand from Hoshino.
Kersikov is still on wobbly legs! Can Hoshino finish him?
Hoshino rushes Kersikov and starts throwing punches like they are going out of style! Kersikov is up against the cage and has nowhere to go. Hoshino Piles on the pressure and Kersikov crumples to the floor! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:14 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!) logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: EVO 196: Creme de Creme     
Date:   Sep 16, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kantaro Hoshino and Rustam Kersikov. Kersikov has chosen ЦельРазгроl 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.

165 cm
29
174 lbs
17 - 4 - 1
181 cm
34
176 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 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 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rustam Kersikov!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino throws an overhand right that lands on Kersikov's shoulder, as Kersikov tries to avoid the shot.
A thudding body kick lands there by Kersikov!
Kersikov chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kersikov has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Hoshino is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Hoshino misses with a series of wild punches.
Kersikov connects with a body shot.
Kersikov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a good body shot.
Kersikov lands a head kick!
Hoshino lands a slapping body shot.
Kersikov swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino scores with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Kersikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rustam Kersikov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kersikov.

Hoshino moves into the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Kersikov.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
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.
Good body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Hoshino.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kersikov misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino pressing his opponent against the cage.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kersikov's elbow.
Hoshino lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A short body shot lands from Kersikov as the two fighters clinch.
Kersikov lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Kersikov.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kersikov backwards.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Hoshino as Kersikov tries to tie him up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kersikov backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kersikov working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hoshino.
Kersikov has Hoshino pressed against the cage.
Kersikov throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
Kersikov stalls.
Kersikov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

Kersikov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hoshino gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kersikov.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a leg kick but Hoshino sees it coming and moves out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Hoshino.
Kersikov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Kersikov slips the punch.
Hoshino throws a shot from downtown. Kersikov moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino avoids a kick to the body.
Hoshino blocks a leg kick.
Hoshino with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Kersikov throws a push kick but Hoshino slaps the foot to one side.
Hoshino is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kersikov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Hoshino momentarily.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Kersikov moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Kersikov looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
Kersikov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Kersikov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kersikov throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kersikov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sloppy strikes from Kersikov. Those never looked like landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kersikov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Good standup being displayed there by Hoshino as he connects with a hook.

It looks like Rustam Kersikov has been cut.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kersikov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.

Hoshino has Kersikov up against the cage in a clinch.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Kersikov.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Kersikov controls the action.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Hoshino swings wildly with an uppercut but Kersikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kersikov lands with a right to the head.
Kersikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Kersikov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kersikov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hoshino.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kersikov scores with a jab to the head.
Kersikov throws a shot to the body.
Hoshino throws a nice looking combination but Kersikov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kersikov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Hoshino scores with a nice head shot.
Rustam Kersikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kersikov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hoshino there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hoshino lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino blocks a leg kick.
Hoshino takes a swing at Kersikov's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Kersikov moved out of range nicely.
Kersikov fails to land with a series of punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kersikov throws a series of punches but Hoshino avoids them all with ease.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kersikov throws an overhand right that lands on Hoshino's shoulder, as Hoshino tries to avoid the shot.
Hoshino swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kersikov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hoshino is able to avoid easily.
Hoshino looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kersikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Kersikov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Nice uppercut there from Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hoshino rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kersikov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Kersikov misses.
Kersikov moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Hoshino swings for the body but Kersikov moves out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kersikov moves away.
Kersikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
That kick from Kersikov tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kersikov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kersikov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kersikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Kersikov's head but Kersikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kersikov appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kersikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Kersikov lands a jab to the head.
Hoshino throws a hook but Kersikov blocks it.
Kersikov takes a jab right on the kisser.
Kersikov fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Kersikov slips the punch.
Kersikov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kersikov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kersikov lands a body shot.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kersikov manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kersikov.
Kersikov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kersikov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Hoshino doesn't seem bothered though.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kersikov, as that shot connected.
Kersikov swats away the attempt to clinch by Hoshino.
Kersikov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kersikov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Kersikov scoring well with a low kick there.
Hoshino lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kersikov misses with a body kick.
Hoshino slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Kersikov.
Hoshino moves out of range as Kersikov strikes.
Kersikov misses with a leg kick.
Hoshino swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hoshino with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kersikov to score with a decent uppercut.
Kersikov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hoshino lands the left hand.
Hoshino blocks a head kick by Kersikov.
Kersikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Kersikov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Hoshino fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kersikov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A swing and a miss from Hoshino.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kersikov lands with a right hand.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Kersikov moved out of range.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Kersikov slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino scores with a jab. Kersikov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kersikov walks into a jab.
Hoshino's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kersikov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hoshino scrambles back to his feet.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kersikov.
Kersikov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kersikov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hoshino.
Kersikov scores with a body shot.
A shot to the body from Kersikov misses
and Kersikov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nice shot by Hoshino.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
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 swings for the body but Kersikov moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Kersikov ducks down to avoid it.
Kersikov defending well as Hoshino loads up on a big left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kersikov lands with a nice body kick.
Kersikov lands with a right hand.
Hoshino fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kersikov throws a sloppy head kick and Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Kersikov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Kersikov connects with a body shot that sends Hoshino's belly button to the back.
Hoshino darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kersikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Kersikov misses with a series of wild punches.
Kersikov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Kersikov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hoshino circles away quickly and effectively.
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!
Kersikov takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino missing with a left hand there. Kersikov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kersikov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Hoshino tries to clinch but fails miserably
enabling Kersikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kersikov finds it's way round the side to connect with Hoshino's head.
Kersikov is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
A quick step to the side and Hoshino tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kersikov.
Kersikov tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hoshino avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kersikov was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Kersikov tries a quick counter leg kick but Hoshino is wise to it.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kersikov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Kersikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Hoshino lands with a hook. Kersikov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kersikov moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kersikov slips a jab from Hoshino.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kersikov.
Kersikov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kersikov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino is looking to counter punch.
Kersikov connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice jab there from Kersikov.
Hoshino scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Hoshino throws a jab when Kersikov was well out of range.
Kersikov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kersikov thinking.
Kersikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Kersikov throws a hook but Hoshino avoids it easily.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Kersikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kersikov does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A shot to the liver by Hoshino. Beautiful body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Kersikov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kersikov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Kersikov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kersikov throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Kersikov is looking to chop away at Hoshino's legs.
Hoshino moves out of range of the body kick.
Kersikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hoshino moves away.
Kersikov misses with a jab to the body
and Hoshino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kersikov manages to avoid it.
Kersikov catches Hoshino with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Hoshino pushes Kersikov up against the cage in a clinch.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Rustam Kersikov.
I think Kersikov 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Rustam Kersikov!
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Event: EVO 187: Notorious     
Date:   Aug 05, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bowser Stormcrow and Kantaro Hoshino. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
33
176 lbs
41 - 7 - 0
165 cm
28
174 lbs
17 - 3 - 1
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Insanely flexible
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Bowser Stormcrow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 3 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!
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.

Hoshino gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Stormcrow blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Stormcrow tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stormcrow tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Stormcrow can't find room to land a body shot as Hoshino controls the action.
Stormcrow prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino is trying to break the clinch but Stormcrow is controlling him.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Stormcrow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Hoshino stalls.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow scores with a hook to the body.
Stormcrow works on Hoshino's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Stormcrow on the inside.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.

Hoshino's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Stormcrow pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Stormcrow is just out of range.
Stormcrow lands with a good 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.
Stormcrow shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hoshino appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hoshino loads up on a big right hand but Stormcrow slips the punch.
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch but Hoshino swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Stormcrow clinches up with Hoshino and pushes him back against the cage.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
Stormcrow tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Stormcrow struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Stormcrow blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Stormcrow misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short left from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow has a couple of punches blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hoshino is trying to break the clinch but Stormcrow is controlling him.
A right hook to the body lands for Hoshino.
Stormcrow digs a right hand underneath Hoshino's ribcage. Hoshino let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Stormcrow seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.
Stormcrow misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Stormcrow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hoshino's elbow.

Hoshino escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Stormcrow swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino lands with a cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Stormcrow lands with a slapping head kick.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
No joy there for Hoshino, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Stormcrow misses with a body kick.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Stormcrow moved out of range.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the strikes.
Stormcrow throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino jabs Stormcrow to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hoshino punishes Stormcrow's body with a nice straight punch.
Stormcrow tries to land a body kick
and Hoshino counters with a three punch combo that has Stormcrow backing up. Stormcrow nods at Hoshino to acknowledge the strikes.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hoshino manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino sizes up Stormcrow with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Stormcrow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Stormcrow connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Stormcrow misses with a looping right.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Stormcrow ducks down to avoid it.
Stormcrow scores with a nice strike.
Hoshino keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Stormcrow counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Stormcrow lands a nice shot to the body.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Stormcrow moves out of range.

Hoshino takes the fight into the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Stormcrow misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Stormcrow up against the cage.
Stormcrow misses with a short punch on the inside.
Stormcrow misses with a hook to the ribs.

Stormcrow escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Stormcrow connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the body
and Stormcrow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stormcrow moves away.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Stormcrow fails with an attempt to clinch.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Stormcrow's defenses.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Hoshino bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Stormcrow's head.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Stormcrow.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Stormcrow is having none of it.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stormcrow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Stormcrow.
Hoshino throws a jab when Stormcrow was well out of range.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Stormcrow shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hoshino is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Stormcrow throws a wild body kick that Hoshino sees coming a mile off.

Stormcrow has managed to clinch.
Stormcrow scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hoshino throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Stormcrows head.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino takes a shot to the head.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands a body punch.
Stormcrow lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hoshino is looking to break free of the clinch but Stormcrow has double underhooks.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Stormcrow lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino leaning against his opponent.
Stormcrow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bowser Stormcrow has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Hoshino pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Stormcrow slips a jab and a cross from Hoshino.
An attempted straight right counter from Stormcrow misses the target.
Stormcrow works Hoshino's body with a nice hook.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Stormcrow counters with a left to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Stormcrow.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow wants to clinch.
Stormcrow tries to clinch up.
Stormcrow lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hoshino misses with a double jab.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Stormcrow throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.
Stormcrow connects with a leg kick. Hoshino looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Nice body kick from Stormcrow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with a hook. Stormcrow ducked under it nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Hoshino jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino throws a jab but it's blocked by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Hoshino getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Decent striking displayed by Hoshino there.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stormcrow looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Stormcrow fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab by Hoshino.
Stormcrow digs a good body shot into Hoshino's ribs.
Good exchange - Hoshino coming out on top.
Stormcrow looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Stormcrow - that will leave a mark!
A telegraphed right hand from Hoshino misses the target.
Stormcrow throws a quick counter head kick but Hoshino was just out of range.
Stormcrow lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

Stormcrow moves into the clinch successfully.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Stormcrow tries a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino checks the leg kick nicely there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Stormcrow 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.
Stormcrow scores with a leg kick.
Stormcrow lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Stormcrow scores with a push kick.
Stormcrow lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stormcrow on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Stormcrow lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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 throws a series of punches but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Stormcrow, right into the meat.
Hoshino misses with the combination.
Stormcrow throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Hoshino doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Hoshino looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Stormcrow swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Stormcrow slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hoshino's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Stormcrow's head but Stormcrow sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stormcrow with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Stormcrow throws a jab but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Stormcrow doesn't manage to clinch there - Hoshino circles away.
Hoshino throws a body shot but no joy.
Hoshino misses with a left hand
and Hoshino takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch
and Hoshino counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stormcrow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Hoshino cracks Stormcrow with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
That kick from Stormcrow tenderised Hoshino's leg. Hoshino is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Stormcrow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Stormcrow dodges the punch combination from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stormcrow. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stormcrow moves away.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Stormcrow ducks down to avoid it.
Stormcrow misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Hoshino misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Stormcrow. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
A little feinted left hand from Stormcrow on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Stormcrow dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Stormcrow slips a straight right by Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino misses the jab.
Stormcrow throws a lazy uppercut
and Hoshino connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino blocks a low kick nicely.
Stormcrow lands a front kick.
Stormcrow slips under a jab.
Stormcrow scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Hoshino looks to land a left hand but Stormcrow moved out of range nicely.
Stormcrow lands with a nice body kick.
Stormcrow lands with a kick to the ribs.
Stormcrow missing with a left hand there. Hoshino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It appears Stormcrow was looking to counter with a kick there.
Stormcrow lands a jab to the nose.
Stormcrow throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Hoshino on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Stormcrow moves forwards but Hoshino connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Stormcrow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Stormcrow avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Stormcrow connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
A nice side step and Hoshino releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Stormcrow lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Good work by Hoshino as he checks the leg kick.
Hoshino has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Stormcrow.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Stormcrow.
Stormcrow lands with a slapping head kick.
Bowser Stormcrow is winning the standup battle so far.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Hoshino throws a left and a right that both miss
and Stormcrow counters with a solid body kick.
Stormcrow jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Stormcrow walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hoshino checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Hoshino swings for the body but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Stormcrow swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow connects with a body shot.
Hoshino avoids the head kick by Stormcrow.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Stormcrow throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Hoshino on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Stormcrow's head but Stormcrow sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stormcrow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Stormcrow scores with a jab to the body.
Stormcrow throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Hoshino throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Stormcrow stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Stormcrow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hoshino throws a lazy uppercut
and Stormcrow counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Hoshino avoids the body shot from Stormcrow.
A combination from Hoshino does no damage.
Stormcrow tests Hoshino's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Stormcrow counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Stormcrow is just out of range.
Stormcrow scores with the left hand. Hoshino knows he should have avoided that one.
Stormcrow tries to clinch there but Hoshino circles away.
Stormcrow is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoshino can do to turn this around?
A looping hook to the body misses from Hoshino. Stormcrow does a little dance to reset his feet.
As Hoshino backs away, Stormcrow returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Stormcrow drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Stormcrow saw that one coming.
Hoshino throws a right and a left that Stormcrow avoids nicely.
Stormcrow moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hoshino swats away the attempt to clinch by Stormcrow.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino misses with a few strikes there.
Hoshino misses with a double jab
and Stormcrow counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hoshino takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hoshino throws a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Stormcrow changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Stormcrow connects with a crisp jab.
Stormcrow showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hoshino.
Stormcrow 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 looks to land a combination but Stormcrow avoids it well.
Nice shot by Hoshino.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hoshino ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

Hoshino tries to keep at a distance but Stormcrow has taken the fight into the clinch.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Stormcrow avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Stormcrow scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Stormcrow's elbow.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Stormcrow bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow jabs Hoshino to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Stormcrow shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
It seemed like Hoshino was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Hoshino walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hoshino throws out a loose jab but Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Stormcrow tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Stormcrow is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hoshino let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A jab lands there for Stormcrow.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Stormcrow throws out a loose jab but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Stormcrow looks to land a right hand but Hoshino moved out of range.
Stormcrow wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Stormcrow lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Stormcrow uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Stormcrow throws a body shot but no joy.
Stormcrow is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Stormcrow pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hoshino has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
A jab from Hoshino finds it's way through Stormcrow's defenses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Stormcrow clinches.

Hoshino breaks from the clinch.
Good exchange - Hoshino coming out on top.
Hoshino swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Stormcrow to counter with a crisp jab.
Stormcrow swings for the body but Hoshino moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stormcrow. Hoshino does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slapping leg kick lands for Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a looping right.
Hoshino lands a slapping body shot.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Stormcrow scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Stormcrow with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Some wild striking there from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a shot to the body.
Stormcrow tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hoshino paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Stormcrow on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Stormcrow lunges at Hoshino with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hoshino's hand.
Stormcrow lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Stormcrow tried to score with a low kick but Hoshino checks it.
Stormcrow throws a nice inside leg kick.
Stormcrow slips under a jab from Hoshino.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Hoshinos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Stormcrow misses with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stormcrow blocks a jab.
A jab lands there for Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick as Hoshino jumps back.
Stormcrow throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Stormcrow only half commits.
Hoshino throws a lazy right hand but Stormcrow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoshino gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a leg kick.
Stormcrow lands with a kick to the temple. Hoshino shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A left and a right from Hoshino both land. Nice combination.
Stormcrow tries to score with a low kick but Hoshino moves his leg out of the way.
Hoshino jabs Stormcrow to the body, keeping him at a distance.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hoshino crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Stormcrow - the referee stops the clock and Hoshino gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Stormcrow. Hoshino manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hoshino connects with a nice looking jab.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Stormcrow. Hoshino shrugs it off though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow had his way with Kantaro Hoshino in that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Stormcrow moves into the clinch.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Stormcrow fails to land.
Hoshino tries to work over Stormcrow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stormcrow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino tries to break free but Stormcrow pushes him back against the cage.
Stormcrow lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Hoshino is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

Hoshino pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoshino has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Hoshino there as he acknowledges the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow connects with an inside leg kick.
Stormcrow has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Stormcrow there as he acknowledges the shot.
Stormcrow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hoshino on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Stormcrow misses with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow slips a jab and a cross from Hoshino.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hoshino ducks under a wild hook from Stormcrow.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Stormcrow thows a body kick. Hoshino tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Hoshino throws a sloppy body shot
and Stormcrow counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Stormcrow connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Stormcrow throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hoshino stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hoshino jabs Stormcrow to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hoshino jabs Stormcrow right on the nose. Stormcrow blinks but takes it well.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Hoshino tries to clinch up but Stormcrow circles away and keeps his distance.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Stormcrow throws a solid leg kick but Hoshino takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Stormcrow.
Kantaro Hoshino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big left from Hoshino misses.
Stormcrow lands a nice shot that snaps Hoshino's head back.
Hoshino throws a jab when Stormcrow was well out of range.
Hoshino swings widly with a right hand
and Stormcrow counters with an outside leg kick.
Hoshino fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stormcrow manages to avoid it.
Stormcrow throwing a counter right hand but Hoshino manages to avoid it.

Hoshino closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A body shot lands from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino looking to stall.
A frustrated look appears on Hoshino's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hoshino throws a head punch that misses.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hoshino stalling in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a punch but it's blocked by Stormcrow.
Hoshino lands a shot to the body.
Stormcrow misses with a hook from the clinch.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Stormcrow takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Stormcrow.
A short left from Stormcrow.
Hoshino is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Hoshino lands a left hand.
Stormcrow misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand 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.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bowser Stormcrow is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the side of Stormcrow's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
Nice body punch from Stormcrow.

Hoshino breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Sloppy strikes from Hoshino. Those never looked like landing.
Hoshino has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Stormcrow.
Hoshino takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
Stormcrow looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut
and Stormcrow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Stormcrow connects with a nice looking jab.
Stormcrow thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hoshino gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Stormcrow uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.
Hoshino on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Stormcrow getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Hoshino takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Bowser Stormcrow showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Stormcrow 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bowser Stormcrow!

After winning the bout, Bowser Stormcrow 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: EVO 177: Extravagant     
Date:   Jun 20, 2015

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

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 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 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ryan Wagner!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Richard Clark and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Wagner misses its intended target.
A slow jab from Wagner misses its intended target.
Wagner lands with a hook. Hoshino tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Wagner swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hoshino throws a combination that misses
and Wagner counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hoshino's knee momentarily.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino walks into a jab.
Hoshino scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wagner with a jab.
Wagner misses with a body shot.

Hoshino closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Hoshino manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wagner lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Wagner fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wagner.
Hoshino works on Wagner's body with a couple of short punches.
Hoshino is trying to stall.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wagner tries to throw a body punch but Hoshino avoids it by throwing Wagner back against the cage.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Wagner controls his hands.
Wagner misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hoshino prevents Wagner from breaking the clinch.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Wagner fails to land.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Wagner tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wagner lands a hook that snaps the head of Hoshino backwards.
Wagner swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with some punches.
Wagner struggles to land a body shot inside as Hoshino controls his hands.
Hoshino taking a breather.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wagner tries a body shot but Hoshino blocks it.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Wagner's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Wagner's gas tank.
Wagner lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wagner lands a shot to the body.
Wagner throws a punch but it's blocked by Hoshino.
Hoshino misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wagner misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino pushes Wagner back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wagner misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wagner blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wagner misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wagner has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Hoshino seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Wagner can turn it around.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wagner.
Wagner working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wagner makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Wagner lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wagner.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino is leaning against Wagner and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Wagner misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wagner throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wagner backwards.
Hoshino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wagner lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Hoshino looking to slow down the pace here.
Wagner swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wagner backwards.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wagner misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino taking a breather.
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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wagner fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Wagner.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Wagner takes a shot to the head.
Hoshino tries to work over Wagner's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a right to the head.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Wagner controls the action.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wagner misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wagner.
Hoshino lands a nice uppercut.
Wagner misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that 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!


Hoshino tries to clinch but Wagner moves out of range.
Wagner lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Wagner is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Wagner throws a shot from downtown. Hoshino moves away and avoids it.
Wagner misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hoshino.
Wagner tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hoshino was well out of range. Poor timing from Wagner.
Wagner shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Hoshino eats them both and turns towards Wagner to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Wagner ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wagner.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Wagner moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wagner 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 lands a right hook to the body.
Hoshino fails in his attempt to clinch.
Wagner attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hoshino throws a one two combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands a nice shot that snaps Wagner's head back.
Hoshino dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wagner looks to land a left hand but Hoshino moved out of range nicely.
A decent looking cross lands there for Hoshino.
Wagner throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hoshino fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hoshino uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body. Wagner takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wagner throws out a leg kick but Hoshino moves out of range and Wagner only half commits.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut.
Wagner ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Wagner wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Ryan Wagner seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wagner throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Wagner avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hoshino looks to throw the jab but Wagner is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wagner fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hoshino.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wagner uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoshino has time to react.
Wagner misses with a kick to the body.
It looked like Hoshino wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Wagner throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Donk. Wagner catches Hoshino right on the button with a cross.
Wagner connects with a solid leg kick.
Hoshino keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoshino tries to clinch up.
Wagner circles away from the clinch attempt.
Wagner now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Hoshino scores with a body shot.
Hoshino needs to keep his hands up - Wagner had a free shot at his head there.
Wagner takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Hoshino sizes up Wagner with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A slow jab from Hoshino misses its intended target.
Wagner has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wagner is looking to land body kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wagner cracks Hoshino with a good jab.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wagner paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hoshino ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wagner moves away.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wagner.
Wagner sizes up Hoshino with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wagner jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Hoshino tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wagner was well out of range. Poor timing from Hoshino.
Wagner is trying to counter with his kicks.
Wagner dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hoshino. That did some damage!
Wagner misses with a kick to the body.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Hoshino moves in looking to clinch but Wagner pushes him off.
Hoshino throws a combination that misses
and Wagner connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hoshino misses the shot to the body.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wagner's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Hoshino digs a good body shot into Wagner's ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wagner takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hoshino tries to clinch but Wagner moves out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wagner. That's going to slow Hoshino down.
Hoshino moves in looking to clinch but Wagner pushes him off.
Hoshino tries to clinch there but Wagner circles away.
Wagner looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino lands a jab to Wagner's midsection.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Hoshino is looking to wear down Wagner with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Wagner takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoshino misses the body punch
enabling Wagner to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wagner thumps Hoshino with a low kick.
Hoshino looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hoshino looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Wagner moves out of range as Hoshino strikes.
Hoshino walks into a straight right hand from Wagner.
Hoshino misses with a looping left.
Wagner flicks out a counter leg kick but Hoshino steps away.
Hoshino doesn't manage to clinch there - Wagner circles away.
Wagner misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hoshino throws a right and a left that Wagner avoids nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino misses with a wild body shot.
Wagner scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wagner swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Wagner throws a leg kick which misses Hoshino's front leg but catches the back leg as Hoshino tries to avoid it.
Wagner keeps the fight on the outside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Wagner.

Hoshino has taken the fight to the clinch.
Hoshino pushes Wagner back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Wagner.
Hoshino misses with a body punch.
Wagner misses with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Wagner takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hoshino blocks a body shot from Wagner.
Hoshino lands a nice uppercut.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Wagner blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hoshino lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino has a couple of punches blocked by Wagner.
Hoshino pushes Wagner back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hoshino tries to work over Wagner's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wagner misses with the head strike.
Hoshino lands a body shot.
Hoshino stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Kantaro Hoshino has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hoshino.
Wagner blocks a body shot from Hoshino.
Wagner blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wagner lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wagner has had enough of the clinch but Hoshino keeps him there for the moment.
Wagner tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wagner blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wagner misses with a wild body shot.
Wagner uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hoshino.
Hoshino moves out of range of the leg kick from Wagner.

Hoshino drives through and clinches with Wagner against the cage.
Hoshino blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hoshino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Wagner controls the action.
Wagner misses with some punches.
Hoshino is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Hoshino working aggressively here.
Wagner misses with a punch on the inside.
Hoshino misses with a punch on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Wagner misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wagner's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wagner fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino gets through Wagner's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Hoshino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hoshino lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wagner's elbow.
Wagner swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wagner is working Hoshino over against the cage.
Wagner swings wildly with an uppercut but Hoshino uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Wagner swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino stalling in the clinch but Wagner improves position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino takes a swing at Wagner's ribcage but misses.
Wagner scores with a leg kick.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wagner throws a body punch but Hoshino moves out of range.
Wagner tries to work over Hoshino's front leg with a kick but Hoshino checks it.
Hoshino misses with a straight right.
Wagner throws out a counter right but Hoshino avoids it with no problem.
Hoshino scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hoshino jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wagner counters with a body kick.
Hoshino fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hoshino works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Wagner saw that one coming.
Wagner looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wagner throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a hook to the side of Wagner's head but Wagner sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hoshino misses with a looping right.
Some bone on bone action there as Hoshino checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Hoshino tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Wagner counters with a right hand to the body.
Hoshino checks a leg kick nicely.
Wagner gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hoshino.
Wagner throws a looping overhand right but Hoshino ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino is looking for a counter combo.
Wagner listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Wagner throws a body shot but no joy.
Wagner avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Hoshino tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wagner paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hoshino swings for the body but Wagner moves out of range.
Hoshino lunges at Wagner with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wagner's hand.
Hoshino takes a swing at Wagner's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wagner.
Hoshino cracks Wagner with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hoshino swings away with a body shot that misses
and Wagner counters with a good low kick that Hoshino was not able to check.
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 body shot.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hoshino moves out of range as Wagner strikes.
Wagner throws a low kick, looking for Hoshino's leg but Hoshino calmly moves out of range.
Wagner uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Wagner looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoshino is just out of range.
Hoshino checks a leg kick.
Wagner is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A low kick from Wagner misses

and Hoshino counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Wagner fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Hoshino fails to land.
Wagner blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wagner.
A frustrated look appears on Wagner's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Wagner misses with a punch on the inside.
Wagner misses with some punches.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wagner's elbow.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the side of Wagner's head.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Wagner goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wagner swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino works on Wagner's body with a couple of short punches.
Wagner is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
A short right from Hoshino.
Hoshino is leaning against Wagner and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Wagner misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wagner blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wagner tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Wagner is rocked!
Hoshino fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wagner is still on wobbly legs! Can Hoshino finish him?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino pushes Wagner back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hoshino pushes Wagner against the cage. Hoshino is working some dirty boxing. Hoshino pushes off with a quick right hook! Wagner goes down! Wagner tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Hoshino moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
An out of breath and clearly excited Kantaro Hoshino thanked FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!) for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: EVO 176: American Pharoah     
Date:   Jun 11, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tony Benson and Kantaro Hoshino. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

179 cm
31
175 lbs
23 - 7 - 0
165 cm
28
174 lbs
15 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

DC Unrivaled

Mohito Fightwear
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Tony Benson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Andrew Berry and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Benson wants to land a leg kick but Hoshino is out of range.
Hoshino pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And Benson counters with a quick kick to the body but Hoshino blocks it.
Benson looks for the body kick but Hoshino saw that one coming.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Benson is just out of range.
Hoshino fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Benson 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.
Hoshino lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Benson circles away quickly and effectively.
A little feinted left hand from Benson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hoshino tests Benson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Benson misses the jab.
Hoshino throws a body punch but Benson moves out of range.
Benson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hoshino.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hoshino throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Benson scores with a decent looking hook.
Benson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hoshino throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Benson counters with a left to the body.
Hoshino looks to land a right hand but Benson moved out of range.
Benson tries to land a front kick but Hoshino steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hoshino throws a right hand that misses
and Benson counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoshino throws a series of punches but Benson avoids them all with ease.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino looks to score with a jab to the body but Benson is just out of range.
Hoshino lands with a straight right. Benson didn't see that one coming.
Hoshino is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Benson quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Hoshino wants to clinch
and Benson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Benson tries to keep at a distance but Hoshino has taken the fight into the clinch.
Hoshino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Benson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino taking a breather.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Benson.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hoshino lands a hook that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Hoshino just leaning against Benson, taking a breather.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.
Hoshino is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Benson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Benson's gas tank.
Benson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Benson controls his hands.
Hoshino is working Benson over against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Benson working aggressively here.
Benson misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Hoshino.
Hoshino lands with a light punch inside.

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!
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
A short right from Hoshino on the inside.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Benson blocks it.
Hoshino has Benson pushed against the cage.
Hoshino prevents a body shot from Benson.
A short right from Hoshino on the inside.

Benson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Hoshino wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hoshino steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Benson.
Benson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hoshino takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hoshino jabs Benson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hoshino throws a hook but Benson avoids it easily.
Benson misses with the combination.
Hoshino scores with a punch to the head.
Benson moves out of range of the strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Benson misses the target.
Hoshino takes a swing at Benson's ribcage but misses.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be getting the better of the standup.
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.
Benson misses with a hook

and Hoshino counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Hoshino.
Benson working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Benson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hoshino avoids it.
Hoshino misses with a punch to the body.
Hoshino lands a left hand that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Hoshino tries to throw a body punch but Benson avoids it by throwing Hoshino back against the cage.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Benson controls the action.
Benson blocking some punches.
Benson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Benson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Hoshino has him pressed against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Benson.
Hoshino tries to work over Benson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hoshino has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Benson lands a shoulder strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Hoshino.
Benson prevents a body shot from Hoshino.
A shot in the inside from Benson.
Hoshino just leaning against Benson, taking a breather.
A left hand lands to the body for Hoshino.
Hoshino lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino digs a right hand into Benson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Benson's gas tank.
Hoshino pushes Benson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Benson scores with a shoulder strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hoshino manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Hoshino lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kantaro Hoshino seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hoshino scores with a hook to the body.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Hoshino takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Hoshino lands with a left to the head.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hoshino blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino works on Benson's body with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Benson fails to land.
Hoshino is working Benson over against the cage.
Hoshino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Benson misses with an elbow strike.

Benson breaks the clinch.
Hoshino swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Hoshino fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Benson, pushing him back against the cage.
Hoshino effectively controlling the action here.
Benson misses with a short punch on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Hoshino blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Hoshino lands a right hand that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Hoshino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Benson swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino taking a breather.
Hoshino blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Hoshino avoiding damage as Benson throws knees to the body.
Hoshino lands a hook that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Hoshino.
Hoshino looking to slow down the pace here.
Benson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Hoshino is leaning against Benson and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Hoshino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Benson's elbow.
A shot in the inside from Hoshino.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoshino stalling.
Still in the clinch, Hoshino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Hoshino can't find room to land a body shot as Benson controls the action.
Hoshino lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Benson backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – 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.
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!



Hoshino closes the distance and clinches.
Hoshino lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hoshino stalling against the cage.
Hoshino misses with the head strike.
Hoshino scores with a shoulder strike.
Hoshino's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hoshino misses with a short punch on the inside.

Benson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hoshino works Benson's body with a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Benson misses with a two punch combination.
Hoshino scores with a shot to the body.

Hoshino moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Benson blocks it.
Benson trying to land knees to the body.
Hoshino gets through Benson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Hoshino lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hoshino blocks an uppercut.
Stalling in the clinch from Hoshino.
Benson lands a shot to the body.
Hoshino stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hoshino working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Hoshino lands with a short shot to the head.

Benson is rocked!
Stalling in the clinch from Hoshino.
Oh Benson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hoshino lands a right hand that snaps the head of Benson backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino blocking some punches.
Hoshino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Benson missing with knees to the body.
Hoshino scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Benson misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Hoshino.
Hoshino controlling the action here for a moment.
The referee calls for Hoshino to work.
Hoshino has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Benson seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hoshino can turn it around.
Hoshino creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Benson with a big uppercut! Benson tries to clinch up but Hoshino pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Benson to the mat! Benson covers up and Hoshino unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Kantaro Hoshino!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Kantaro Hoshino made sure he mentioned FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!), along with how happy he was to win his fight.
Tony Benson was interviewed post fight and said 'Another loss in EVO. Here is some good competition.'.
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: EVO 172: Unbreakable     
Date:   May 20, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Merik Hunt and Kantaro Hoshino. Hunt comes to the cage accompanied by Comfortably Numb. Merik Hunt could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Kantaro Hoshino's chin.

175 cm
37
170 lbs
41 - 24 - 0
165 cm
27
174 lbs
14 - 3 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition
SP Ultimate Nutrition

Mohito Fightwear
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Merik Hunt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kantaro Hoshino!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hoshino misses with a double jab.
Hunt ducks under a wild hook from Hoshino.
Hunt lands with a straight right. Hoshino didn't see that one coming.
Hoshino misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hunt.
Hoshino misses with an uppercut. Hunt saw that one coming.
Hunt throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Hoshino counters with a stiff right hand.
Hunt scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Hoshino fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Hunt fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hunt throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Hoshino is looking for the big counter here.
Hunt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hunt looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Hoshino checks the leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Hunt.
Hunt seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Hoshino counters with a straight right hand.
Hoshino waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hunt.
Hunt shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hunt shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Hunt moves out of range of the strikes.
Hunt lands a nice hook to Hoshino's body. Hoshino takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hoshino blocks a jab.
Hoshino is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hunt bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hunt tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hoshino throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hunt sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hunt lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino throws a looping overhand right but Hunt ducks down to avoid it.
Hoshino bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hunt feints and then cracks Hoshino's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hoshino down.
Hunt bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hunt tries to counter with a takedown but Hoshino is quick to defend against it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hunt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hunt lands with a right hand.
Hunt scores with a leg kick.
Hunt takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hunt pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hunt is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hunt ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hoshino closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jab from Hunt.
Hunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hoshino.
Hunt slips a jab from Hoshino.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoshino lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hunt circles away quickly and effectively.
Hunt throws a low kick but Hoshino moves out of range easily.
Hunt avoids the body shot from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hunt looks to land a combination but Hoshino avoids it well.
Hunt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hoshino lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hoshino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hunt lands a head shot.
Hunt slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Hunt slips a straight right by Hoshino.
Kantaro Hoshino is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hunt throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hoshino throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hoshino fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hunt lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Merik Hunt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hunt takes a swing at Hoshino's ribcage but misses.
Hoshino uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hunt.
Hunt throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hunt is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Hunt rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hoshino counters with a left to the body.
Hoshino throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hunt pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hoshino swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Hunt scores with a nice head shot.
Hoshino misses with a straight left.
Hoshino slips under a jab.
Hoshino throws a big shot that misses.
Hunt thuds a left hand into Hoshino's body.
Hunt shoots and misses
and Hoshino counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Merik Hunt dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Hoshino on the wrong end of a nice jab.

Hunt gets tackled into the cage by Hoshino. Hoshino maintains the clinch.
Hoshino lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hunt swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hoshino working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hoshino is struggling to control the position.
Hunt misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hoshino lands a left hand.
A right hand to the body from Hoshino.
Hoshino tries a body shot but Hunt blocks it.
Hunt fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hoshino lands a hook that snaps the head of Hunt backwards.
Hunt tries to work over Hoshino's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hunt is trying to break free.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hunt.
Hoshino will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Hunt up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Hoshino.
Hoshino scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hoshino struggles to land a body shot inside as Hunt controls his hands.
Hoshino gets underhooks to prevent Hunt's takedown attempt.
Hoshino lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hoshino lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hunt backwards.

Hunt is rocked!
Nice body punch from Hoshino.
Oh Hunt is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hoshino lands a big right hand that drops Hunt! The killer instinct kicks in and Hoshino finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Hoshino!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kantaro Hoshino!
Kantaro Hoshino very nearly forgot to thank FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!) 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.