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Event: AD439: Triple-Double     
Date:   Apr 22, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Derrick Thomas and Craig Johnson. Thomas comes to the cage accompanied by Shinedown - "State Of My Head". Johnson is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Blood of Heroes!. Craig Johnson is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

191 cm
24
193 lbs
4 - 5 - 0
168 cm
43
200 lbs
25 - 25 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Derrick Thomas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Ian Loll and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thomas swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Thomas connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A left lands for Thomas.
Johnson keeps the fight on the outside.
Johnson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Thomas.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Thomas avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson tries to close the distance and clinch up but Thomas swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Thomas.
Johnson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Thomas circles away quickly and effectively.
Thomas dips to his left and cracks Johnson with an uppercut!
Thomas lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Thomas is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body
and Thomas counters with a low kick, right behind Johnson 's knee.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thomas manages to avoid it.
Johnson connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thomas tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Johnson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A little jabbing left from Johnson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Johnson lands a nice shot that snaps Thomas's head back.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slapping leg kick lands for Thomas.
Johnson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Thomas counters with a good low kick that Johnson was not able to check.
Thomas tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Johnson blocks the body kick.
Thomas lands a head kick. Johnson smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Thomas lands with a hook. Johnson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Thomas is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Thomas connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson swings for the body but Thomas moves out of range.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Thomas throws a leg kick which misses Johnson's front leg but catches the back leg as Johnson tries to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a jab to the body

and Thomas moves into the clinch.
Johnson with a knee to the head.
Thomas misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Thomas can't find room to land a body shot as Johnson controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Thomas lands a body shot.
Thomas connects with a body shot that sends Johnson's belly button to the back.
Johnson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Johnson blocks a head kick by Thomas.
Thomas getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Johnson has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Thomas.
Thomas lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Thomas rather than just go for the knockout.
Good leg kick by Thomas there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Thomas lands a body shot.
We've been told by Thomas's head coaches at River's Edge Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Johnson misses with a looping right.
Johnson 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.
Johnson tries to clinch but Thomas is having none of it.
Thomas is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Johnson.
Thomas swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Johnson.
Thomas showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Johnson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Thomas on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Thomas slips a jab and a cross from Johnson.
A big right from Johnson misses.
Thomas is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thomas was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Thomas with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Thomas thuds a left hand into Johnson's body.
Johnson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thomas manages to avoid it.
Johnson misses with a left hand
and Thomas counters with a left to the body.
Crunch! Thomas slams his shin into Johnson's torso.
Johnson looks winded!
Thomas checks a leg kick.
Good exchange - Thomas coming out on top.
Johnson blocks a head kick by Thomas.
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!
Thomas swats away the attempt to clinch by Johnson.
Thomas tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Johnson manages to circle out of the way.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thomas throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Johnson swings away with a body shot that misses
and Thomas counters with a leg kick.
Thomas dodges the punch combination from Johnson.
Johnson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Thomas sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Thomas lands a leg kick that knocks Johnson off balance momentarily.
Johnson attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Johnson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Johnson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Thomas to score with a decent uppercut.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Thomas checks a leg kick.
Johnson looks to land a left hand but Thomas moved out of range nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Thomas dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Johnson. That did some damage!
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Thomas connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Thomas.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Derrick Thomas dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Thomas dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Johnson. That did some damage!
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Thomas scores with a hook to the body. Johnson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Johnson clobbers Thomas with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Thomas lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A punch combination from Johnson misses.
Thomas thinks about countering with a body kick.
Derrick Thomas is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson throws a left and a right that both miss

and Thomas counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Thomas lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Thomas breaks from the clinch.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Thomas lands a really nice looking cross but Johnson seems unphased.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Thomas counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Thomas throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Thomas tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Thomas explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

Thomas moves into the clinch successfully.
Johnson is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Thomas manages to break the clinch.
Thomas is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Johnson can do to turn this around?

Thomas moves into the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Thomas trying to land knees to the body.
Thomas works on Johnson's body with a couple of short punches.
Thomas doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Thomas pressing his opponent against the cage.
Johnson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Thomas escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Thomas comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thomas was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Thomas seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Good leg kick by Thomas there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson throws out a loose jab but Thomas uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson tries a low kick but Thomas avoids it.
Thomas connects with a solid leg kick.
Thomas fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Thomas lands a jab.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Thomas closes the distance and clinches.
Thomas digs a right hand into Johnson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Johnson's gas tank.
Thomas working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Thomas lands with a left to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Thomas.
Johnson tries to circle away but Thomas has him pinned against the cage.
Thomas pushes Johnson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Johnson breaks the clinch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Thomas - that will leave a mark!
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Thomas lands a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Thomas finds it's way through Johnson's defenses.
Johnson swings away with a body shot that misses
and Thomas counters with a thumping low kick.
Thomas lands with a shot to the body.
Johnson throws a right hand that Thomas ducks under and follows up with a left that Thomas also avoids with ease.
Thomas's jab looks to have found its range, popping Johnson under the eye.
Thomas throws out a powerful jab.

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Thomas connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Johnson has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Thomas.
Thomas cracks Johnson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Thomas throws out a powerful jab.

Johnson is rocked!
Johnson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Thomas finds it's way round the side to connect with Johnson's head.
Johnson is still on wobbly legs! Can Thomas finish him?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson swings away with a body shot that misses
and Thomas counters with a powerful cross that connects right on the chin and the lights go out! A massive one punch knock out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:44 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Derrick Thomas!
Our winner, Derrick Thomas, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: AD431: Fighters in armor     
Date:   Mar 26, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Pejro Karesky. Johnson kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Blood of Heroes!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
42
200 lbs
25 - 24 - 0
177 cm
40
193 lbs
31 - 17 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Pejro Karesky!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Steve Smith and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Johnson!

It looks like Pejro Karesky has been cut.
Karesky connects with a leg kick. Johnson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Karesky.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Karesky is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Karesky does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Karesky counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Johnson throws the kick towards the body but Karesky avoids it.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body
and Karesky counters with a straight right hand.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Karesky connects with a single shot there.
Johnson lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Karesky has taken the fight to the clinch.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Johnson lands a right hook to the body.

Karesky closes the distance and pushes Johnson back into the cage.

Johnson breaks the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Karesky moves into the clinch successfully.
Johnson is trying to push Karesky away but Karesky has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Karesky lands with a left to the head.
Karesky manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Johnson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Karesky's elbow.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Karesky tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Johnson's elbow.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Karesky has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Karesky cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Karesky on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Johnson misses with a series of wild punches.

Karesky drives through and clinches with Johnson against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karesky tries to throw a body punch but Johnson avoids it by throwing Karesky back against the cage.
Karesky misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Johnson.
Karesky controlling the action here for a moment.
Johnson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Karesky keeps control of Johnson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Johnson as Karesky tries to tie him up.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Karesky has him pressed against the cage.
Karesky misses with a body punch.
Good body shot from Karesky.
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!
Karesky taking a breather.
Karesky stalling the fight.
Johnson is trying to push Karesky away but Karesky has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson circles away from the clinch attempt
letting Johnson counter with a right hand.
Johnson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Nice shot by Johnson.
Johnson darts in trying to clinch
and Karesky counters with a three punch combo that has Johnson backing up. Johnson nods at Karesky to acknowledge the strikes.
Good exchange - Karesky coming out on top.
Karesky scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Johnson doesn't seem bothered though.
Karesky avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson throws a head kick but Karesky moves out of range.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karesky.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Karesky closes the distance and clinches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karesky blocks an uppercut.
Karesky is struggling to control the position.
Johnson tries to throw a body punch but Karesky avoids it by throwing Johnson back against the cage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Karesky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Karesky manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Karesky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A bit of stalling here from Karesky.
Karesky tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Johnson throws a head punch that misses.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Karesky obliges.
Johnson manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Karesky doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Pejro Karesky will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Karesky wants to clinch up but Johnson keeps it at a distance.
A left and a right from Karesky both land. Nice combination.
Johnson lands a nice hook to Karesky's body. Karesky takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Karesky keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Karesky looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson wants to clinch.
Karesky avoids a punch combination nicely.
Karesky throws out a counter right but Johnson avoids it with no problem.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Karesky counters with a left and a right that stings Johnson.
Karesky fails with an attempt to clinch.

Karesky takes the fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Karesky blocks it with crossed arms.
Karesky landing knees to the head.
Karesky avoiding damage.
Johnson has Karesky pressed against the cage.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnson throws a nice looking combination but Karesky bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Karesky tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Johnson thuds a left hand into Karesky's body.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Karesky wants to clinch up but Johnson keeps it at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson scores with a shot to the body.
Johnson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Karesky counters with an outside leg kick.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Karesky clinches.
Johnson tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Johnson has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Karesky pressing his opponent against the cage.
Johnson lands a shoulder strike.
Karesky misses with a hook to the ribs.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Karesky.
Karesky stalls.
Johnson avoiding damage as Karesky throws knees to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a body punch.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Karesky letting Johnson take a breather here.
Karesky manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Karesky leaning against his opponent.
A nice left hand lands by Karesky.
Johnson tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Karesky.
Karesky pushes off an throws an elbow but Johnson leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Karesky blocks an uppercut.
Knees to the body from Johnson.
Karesky taking a breather.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karesky slows down the pace here.
Karesky continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.
Karesky lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Karesky with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Karesky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
I was talking to Johnson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Karesky in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Johnson throws a punch but it's blocked by Karesky.
Karesky throws an elbow but it misses.
Johnson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Johnson controlling the action here for a moment.
Johnson working aggressively here.
Karesky slowing the pace effectively.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Craig Johnson will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Johnson lands a body shot.
Pejro Karesky is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Karesky tries to clinch but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson appears to be looking for a big counter.

Karesky pushes Johnson up against the cage in a clinch.

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

Karesky instigates a clinch.
Johnson is trying to push Karesky away but Karesky has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Karesky has Johnson pressed against the cage.
Johnson wants to break free but Karesky has control.
Pejro Karesky seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson misses with some punches.
Johnson blocks a body shot from Karesky.
Johnson looking to slow down the pace here.
Johnson takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karesky blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Karesky misses with a body punch.
Karesky has Johnson pressed against the cage.
Karesky lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Johnson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Johnson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Karesky is controlling him.
Johnson tries to work over Karesky's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Johnson swings wildly with an uppercut but Karesky uses good head movement to avoid it.
Stalling in the clinch from Johnson.
Karesky lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Karesky moves out of range.

Karesky moves into the clinch.
Karesky trying to land knees to the body.
Karesky putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Johnson in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Karesky putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Johnson in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Johnson tries to break free but Karesky pushes him back against the cage.
Johnson wants to get back to striking at distance but Karesky won't allow it.
Karesky lands an uppercut.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
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!
Karesky lands a knee to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A left hand lands to the body for Karesky.
Karesky slowing the pace effectively.
Karesky goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Karesky blocks an uppercut.
Johnson'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.
Johnson tries to stall but Karesky uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson avoids a wild elbow strike from Karesky.
Karesky is looking to control Johnson's arms but Johnson gets an underhook and turns him. Now Karesky has his back to the cage.
Karesky scores with a knee to the head.
Karesky lands a left hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Karesky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Karesky taking a breather.
Karesky is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Johnson tries to circle away but Karesky has him pinned against the cage.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Karesky is controlling him.
Johnson wants to get back to striking at distance but Karesky won't allow it.
Karesky lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Johnson wants to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to stall.
Karesky landing knees to the head.
Karesky doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Karesky tries a body shot but Johnson blocks it.

Johnson breaks the clinch.

Karesky moves into the clinch.
Johnson lands with a light punch inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Karesky lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Johnson or not.
Karesky digs a right hand underneath Johnson's ribcage. Johnson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Johnson misses with a hook from the clinch.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pejro Karesky!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Event: AD425: Cute Poison     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Max Handle. Johnson kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Blood of Heroes!. Handle has chosen Right On as his entrance music. Craig Johnson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Max Handle's chin.

168 cm
42
200 lbs
25 - 23 - 0
170 cm
33
190 lbs
17 - 17 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Fatty's



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Max Handle!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Trevor Gratis and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Max Handle seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Handle with a jab.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Handle moves away.
Handle blocks a jab.
We've been informed that Handle 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.
Handle scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Handle lands a nice shot that snaps Johnson's head back.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Handle avoids a punch combination nicely.
Handle sizes up Johnson with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Handle throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Handle scores with a leg kick.
Johnson misses the body punch
and Handle counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Handle looks to land a left hand but Johnson moved out of range nicely.
Handle scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
A decent looking cross lands there for Handle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Handle scores with a jab. Johnson acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Handle with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Handle.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Handle moves away.
Handle scores with a shot to the body.
Johnson moves in looking to clinch but Handle pushes him off.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson takes a swing at Handle's ribcage but misses.
Handle digs a good body shot into Johnson's ribs.
Handle connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson throws a body punch but Handle moves out of range.
Johnson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Handle looks to land a left hand but Johnson moved out of range nicely.
Johnson was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Johnson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Handle lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Handle lands a right hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Johnson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Johnson there as he acknowledges the shot.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Handle scores with a hook.
Handle throws a nice looking combination but Johnson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Handle manages to avoid it.
Johnson throws a hook but Handle avoids it easily.
Handle misses with an uppercut. Johnson saw that one coming.
Johnson throwing a counter right hand but Handle manages to avoid it.
Handle keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Handle scores with a crisp jab that stopped Johnson in his tracks.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Handle connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Johnson scrambles back to his feet.
Handle checks a low kick from Johnson.
Johnson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Johnson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Handle. Handle obviously looking to wear him down.
Handle tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Handle lands with a cross.
Johnson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Handle throws out a powerful jab.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Handle's ribs.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Handle.
Johnson swings for the body but Handle moves out of range.
Handle throws a combination. Johnson tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Nice shot lands for Handle.

Johnson is rocked!

Craig Johnson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Johnson throws a hook but Handle blocks it.
Johnson misses the body punch

and Handle counters with a crisp one two that drops Johnson! Handle thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Johnson to his feet! Johnson is in big trouble!
Oh Johnson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Handle closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Johnson! Handle dives in looking to finish! Johnson is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Max Handle!
During a confident post fight interview, Max Handle thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: AD418: Whole new level     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Sean Carter Williams and Craig Johnson. Williams comes to the cage accompanied by Hollywood Undead - Been to Hell . Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Craig Johnson has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

186 cm
40
199 lbs
40 - 24 - 1
168 cm
42
200 lbs
25 - 22 - 0
Decent wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sean Carter Williams!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Dillan Fox and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Williams darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Williams scores with a hook.
Johnson throws a looping overhand right but Williams ducks down to avoid it.
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Williams looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Williams lands with a good body shot.
Williams avoids a punch combination nicely.
Nice body punch from Williams.
Sloppy strikes from Williams. Those never looked like landing.
Williams checks a leg kick.
Williams throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Williams connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson misses with a double jab.
Williams is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Johnson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Williams circles away quickly and effectively.
Johnson lands a nice shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Oooooh!!! Williams has knocked Johnson down with a huge combo! Williams steps away and waves a wobbly Johnson back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Williams throws a nice looking combination but Johnson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Johnson avoids the body shot from Williams.
Williams swings away with a body shot that misses
and Johnson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Johnson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Williams counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Williams smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Williams scores with a jab. Johnson acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Williams.

Johnson is rocked!
Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams throws a hook but Johnson avoids it easily.
Johnson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Williams throws a body punch but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Williams throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Williams ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Johnson moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Johnson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Johnson swings for the body but Williams moves out of range.
Johnson lands a nice shot to the body.
Williams is looking to wear down Johnson with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Williams swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Johnson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Donk. Williams catches Johnson right on the button with a cross.

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Williams avoids the body shot from Johnson.
A leg kick checked by Williams.
Johnson avoids the body shot from Williams.
Williams looks to land a right hand but Johnson moved out of range.
Johnson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Williams is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Johnson.
Williams scores with a shot to the body.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Williams.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Williams is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Williams jabs Johnson right on the nose. Johnson blinks but takes it well.
Johnson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Williams swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Williams is just out of range.
Williams takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Johnson thuds a left hand into Williams's body.
Williams misses with a body shot.
Good shot there by Williams.
Johnson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Williams.
Johnson 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 counter left hand to the body from Williams misses its target.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Johnson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Williams keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As Johnson looks to move away, Williams throws a big counter combo but Johnson just gets out of the way.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes one on the button.
Williams throws a series of strikes that have Johnson backpedaling.

Craig Johnson's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Johnson lands with a good body shot.
Williams throws the left hand but Johnson avoids the punch easily.
Williams getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Johnson thumps Williams with a low kick.
Williams works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Sean Carter Williams!
A very excited looking Sean Carter Williams made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: AD406: New Year's Eve 2016     
Date:   Dec 31, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Zhengtao Wei. Johnson's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Blood of Heroes!. Zhengtao Wei will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

168 cm
41
200 lbs
25 - 21 - 0
179 cm
33
200 lbs
15 - 8 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Zhengtao Wei!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Steve Smith and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sloppy strikes from Johnson. Those never looked like landing.
Johnson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wei checks it well.
It seemed like Wei was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Johnson forces Wei back against the cage and clinches.
Johnson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Johnson using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Wei has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Johnson tries to land a knee to the head but Wei blocks with his arms.
Johnson prevents a takedown attempt there.
Johnson is looking to control Wei's arms but Wei gets an underhook and turns him. Now Johnson has his back to the cage.
Wei can't find room to land a body shot as Johnson controls the action.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Johnson misses with a looping left.
A jab from Wei does it's job there.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wei avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson avoids the head kick by Wei.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wei was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Wei uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wei manages to avoid it.
Johnson throws a jab when Wei was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wei lands a jab.
Johnson throws a body punch but Wei moves out of range.
Wei doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Wei lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Wei does a little dance to reset his feet.
A punch lands to the side of Wei 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Johnson gets caught flat footed, as Wei shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson wants to sweep but no luck.
Johnson is adopting a defensive guard.
Wei trying to control the position from guard on top but Johnson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wei lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Wei pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Johnson is keeping the position for now.
Wei stops Johnson from standing up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson working a defensive guard here.
Johnson keeping moving, preventing Wei from controlling successfully.
Wei prevents Johnson from getting back to his feet.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Wei avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson takes a swing at Wei's ribcage but misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Johnson.
Johnson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Wei drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
Johnson is looking to wear down Wei with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Nice cross by Wei.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Johnson is predictable there

and Wei counters with a nice double leg into side control. Johnson won't be happy with that.
Johnson manages to work his way to half guard, despite Wei's best efforts.
Wei content to control rather than advance.

Wei is trying to work for a kimura but Johnson is defending well.
Johnson is not content to let Wei control the position.
Wei looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wei prevents Johnson from standing back up.
Wei is looking to take a break and control but Johnson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Wei stops Johnson from getting back to his feet.
Wei prevents Johnson from improving his position.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

Wei is looking for a kimura but Johnson is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Wei to get the leverage.
Johnson wants to control but Wei is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Johnson works his way to full guard. Good work.

Johnson scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Wei lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wei throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Wei lands a nice looking body shot.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Wei drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
Johnson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Wei counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Johnson tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Wei counters with a left and a right that stings Johnson.
Johnson moves forwards but Wei connects with a nice, crisp jab.

Craig Johnson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

Wei shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wei not doing much here.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Wei scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wei is pressing down on Johnson's thigh, looking to free his foot. Johnson is holding on for now.
Wei prevents Johnson from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wei scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Johnson is looking to escape.
Wei controlling the action here.
Wei landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

Jeez, Craig Johnson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Zhengtao Wei!
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Event: AD395: I need a hero     
Date:   Nov 23, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Myles O Donnell and Craig Johnson. O Donnell comes to the cage accompanied by Anti by Mayhem. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! 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.

186 cm
37
191 lbs
33 - 19 - 0
168 cm
41
200 lbs
24 - 21 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Very quick
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Myles O Donnell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Ian Loll and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
O Donnell tries to move into range but Johnson moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson lands a slapping body shot.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as O Donnell is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
O Donnell takes a shot right to the bread basket.

O Donnell closes the distance and clinches.
A hook to the body from Johnson.
Johnson tries to throw a body punch but O Donnell avoids it by throwing Johnson back against the cage.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from O Donnell.
Johnson is leaning against O Donnell and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
O Donnell throws an elbow that misses.
Stalling in the clinch from O Donnell.
Johnson makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson prevents a body shot from O Donnell.
Johnson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with O Donnell's elbow.
A nice left hand lands by O Donnell.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson takes a swing at O Donnell's ribcage but misses.
Johnson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from O Donnell.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson checks the leg kick nicely there.
O Donnell with a hook.
Johnson lands a nice shot to the body.
O Donnell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Donnell manages to avoid it.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Johnson works O Donnell's body with a nice hook.
O Donnell is breathing heavily.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but O Donnell moves away.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but O Donnell moves away.
O Donnell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Johnson misses with a left hand
and O Donnell cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Johnson swings for the body but O Donnell moves out of range.
Johnson walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. O Donnell checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Johnson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Johnson tries to close the distance and clinch but O Donnell swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
O Donnell tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Johnson manages to circle out of the way.
O Donnell steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
O Donnell lands with a nice body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by O Donnell.
O Donnell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
O Donnell scores with a crisp jab that stopped Johnson in his tracks.
O Donnell misses with an uppercut. Johnson saw that one coming.
Johnson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches O Donnell on the side of the head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A short left from Johnson.
Johnson using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Johnson works on O Donnell's body with a couple of short punches.
Johnson misses with a body punch.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
O Donnell misses with a straight left.
Johnson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down O Donnell rather than just go for the knockout.
Johnson lands a body shot.
O Donnell keeps the fight on the outside.
O Donnell is looking to counter the offense by Johnson and move into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Johnson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and O Donnell connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Johnson scrambles back to his feet.
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick from O Donnell.
O Donnell throws a leg kick that misses.
Johnson misses with a two punch combination.
O Donnell fires out a quick counter leg kick but Johnson just manages to avoid it.
Johnson scores with a body shot.

Johnson gets tackled into the cage by O Donnell. O Donnell maintains the clinch.
Johnson looking to slow down the pace here.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson lands a slapping body shot.

O Donnell tries to keep at a distance but Johnson has taken the fight into the clinch.
O Donnell has Johnson pressed against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Johnson is trying to push O Donnell away but O Donnell has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Johnson struggles to land a body shot inside as O Donnell controls his hands.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, O Donnell creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
O Donnell lands on the inside with an uppercut.
O Donnell is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Johnson blocking some punches.
Johnson scores with a shot to the side of O Donnell's head.
O Donnell taking a breather.
O Donnell prevents Johnson from breaking the clinch.
O Donnell misses with a body punch.
O Donnell throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
O Donnell lands a hook that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson throws a body punch but O Donnell moves out of range.
O Donnell dips to his left and cracks Johnson with an uppercut!
O Donnell connects with a nice looking jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson fails to land with a series of punches.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but O Donnell was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
O Donnell appears to be looking for a big counter.
Johnson lands with a shot to the body.
Johnson avoids the body shot from O Donnell.
Johnson swings widly with a right hand
enabling O Donnell to counter with a crisp jab.
Johnson tries to clinch up
and O Donnell counters with a three punch combo that has Johnson backing up. Johnson nods at O Donnell to acknowledge the strikes.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from O Donnell.
Johnson takes one to the chin there.
O Donnell fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
O Donnell 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.
Johnson misses with a hook. O Donnell ducked under it nicely.
O Donnell is looking to counter the offense by Johnson and move into the clinch.
O Donnell uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Johnson.
Johnson throws a nice looking combination but O Donnell bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
O Donnell connects with a leg kick. Johnson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
It looks like O Donnell has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
O Donnell dodges the punch combination from Johnson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
O Donnell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
O Donnell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
O Donnell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
An inside leg kick lands from Johnson.
Johnson throws a low kick but O Donnell moves out of range easily.
Craig Johnson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
O Donnell scores with a decent looking hook.
Johnson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Johnson scores with a leg kick.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
and O Donnell counters with a left to the body.
O Donnell throws a combination. Johnson tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
O Donnell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by O Donnell.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell fails with an attempt to clinch.
O Donnell cracks Johnson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Johnson throws a push kick but O Donnell slaps the foot to one side.
O Donnell thuds his right hand into Johnson's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Johnson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and O Donnell finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Johnson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
O Donnell lands a body shot.
O Donnell swings away with a body shot that misses
and Johnson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
O Donnell drops his hands momentarily and Johnson takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Johnson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
O Donnell digs a good body shot into Johnson's ribs.
O Donnell jabs Johnson right on the nose. Johnson blinks but takes it well.

O Donnell rushes Johnson and presses him up against the cage.
Johnson takes a shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Myles O Donnell has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Johnson blocks an uppercut.
Johnson is looking to break free of the clinch but O Donnell has double underhooks.
O Donnell misses with a hook to the ribs.
O Donnell displaying some good clinch control by pressing Johnson up against the cage.
Johnson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of O Donnell backwards.
O Donnell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
O Donnell shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Johnson eats them both and turns towards O Donnell to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Johnson swings for the body but O Donnell moves out of range.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Donnell manages to avoid it.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but O Donnell is just out of range.
O Donnell fails to land with a series of punches.
Johnson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
O Donnell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
O Donnell with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Johnson to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
O Donnell moves into range and connects with a jab.
O Donnell throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
O Donnell is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
O Donnell misses the shot to the body.
As O Donnell backs off Johnson throws a huge counter combo but O Donnell manages to avoid it all.
O Donnell fails with an attempt to clinch.
A decent looking cross lands there for Johnson.

O Donnell is rocked!
Johnson connects with a body shot.
O Donnell takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Johnson clinches with his opponent.

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

Johnson instigates a clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Johnson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Oh O Donnell is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Johnson lands a left hand that snaps the head of O Donnell backwards.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Johnson connects with a picture perfect right hand that knocks O Donnell out cold! This one is over in a flash!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
80%

 

Event: AD376: Two Swords     
Date:   Sep 14, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Drake Dusk. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

168 cm
40
200 lbs
24 - 20 - 0
180 cm
30
195 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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The one who does evil clothing
Bare Knuckle Fisticuffs Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Drake Dusk!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Gregory Folan and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Johnson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dusk.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dusk drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

It looks like Drake Dusk has been cut.
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Johnson with a nice cross.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Dusk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dusk looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dusk lands with a shot to the body.
Johnson fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Dusk is out of range.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
Dusk has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Johnson finds it's way round the side to connect with Dusk's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Oooh a lovely combination from Johnson sends Dusk down but not out. Johnson dives into side control looking to finish.
I wouldn't like to be where Dusk is right now.
Dusk is trying to control Johnson's posture but Johnson avoids it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dusk is trying to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Johnson decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Dusk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dusk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Johnson.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Dusk is just out of range.
Dusk missing with a left hand there. Johnson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
Dusk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Dusk landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Dusk drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Dusk lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Dusk wants the takedown. Johnson is fighting it off but Dusk persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Johnson's guard against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dusk is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Dusk throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Johnson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Dusk postures up in Johnson's guard and throws a big left but Johnson blocks it.
Dusk makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dusk throws a big right hand that misses.
Johnson is adopting a defensive guard.
Dusk postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Johnson looking to control.
Dusk missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Dusk is in close to Johnson's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Johnson looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Dusk throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to stand but Dusk is controlling the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Johnson walks into a jab.
Dusk scores with a nice head shot.

Dusk drives through with a takedown into guard.

Johnson has his feet on Dusk's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Dusk takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Johnson misses with an uppercut. Dusk saw that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Johnson drops Dusk with a nice combination! Johnson dives into Dusk's guard, looking to finish!
Johnson is fighting to break Dusk's control of his arms but Dusk is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Johnson preventing the sweep.
Dusk pulls Johnson in close to prevent any damage.
Dusk manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Johnson manages to get himself to full guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dusk trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Dusk lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Dusk postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Dusk postures up in Johnson's guard and throws a big left but Johnson blocks it.
Dusk working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Johnson avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Dusk stopping the sweep attempt from Johnson.
Johnson is working hard here to advance position.
Dusk stops Johnson from standing up.
Dusk has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson can't keep his opponent in guard - Dusk advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Dusk working the head and body with strikes.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Johnson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Dusk appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Dusk moves out of range of the body kick.
Johnson throws out a leg kick but Dusk moves out of range and Johnson only half commits.
A decent looking cross lands there for Dusk.
A jab from Johnson finds it's way through Dusk's defenses.
Dusk throws a good cross that connects.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Dusk shoots in for a takedown but Johnson shows good takedown defense.
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
Jab by Dusk.
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That has opened up Drake Dusk's cut even more.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dusk lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Dusk lands a slapping body shot.
Johnson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dusk can do to turn this around?
A big right from Dusk misses.
Dusk cracks Johnson with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Johnson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Dusk counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Dusk swats away the attempt to clinch by Johnson.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dusk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jab, jab by Dusk - just one landing.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson throws a left and a right that both miss
and Dusk counters with a nice uppercut.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dusk manages to avoid it.
Good leg kick by Dusk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Dusk misses the jab.
Dusk checks a leg kick.
Dusk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Johnson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Johnson throws a body punch but Dusk moves out of range.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dusk.
Dusk lands a glancing blow to the side of Johnson's head.
Johnson needs to keep his hands up - Dusk had a free shot at his head there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a body punch but Dusk moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A nice side step and Dusk releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Dusk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Dusk counters with a nice uppercut.
Dusk misses with a straight left.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dusk drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Dusk throws a lazy right hand but Johnson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Johnson misses with a hook. Dusk ducked under it nicely.
Johnson is looking to wear down Dusk with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Dusk moves out of range.
Dusk misses with an uppercut.
Dusk lands a glancing blow to the side of Johnson's head.
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
letting Dusk counter with a right hand.

Craig Johnson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dusk keeps the fight on the outside.
Dusk turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Dusk uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Johnson lands with a straight right. Dusk didn't see that one coming.
Dusk fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Johnson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Dusk loads up on a big right hand but Johnson slips the punch.
Johnson is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Johnson misses with a right hand
and Dusk counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Dusk has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Johnson jabs Dusk to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A lazy left from Johnson finds it's target.
Dusk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dusk moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Dusk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dusk.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson throws a left and a right that both miss
and Dusk counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Jeez, Craig Johnson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Dusk connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Johnson momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dusk avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Dusk has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Johnson misses with a left hand
and Dusk counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Dusk getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:17 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Drake Dusk!
Drake Dusk thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: AD371: What Is Dead May Never     
Date:   Aug 17, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Zhengtao Wei. Chooooooooon! I think Johnson might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Blood of Heroes!. Zhengtao Wei will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

168 cm
40
200 lbs
23 - 20 - 0
179 cm
31
200 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zhengtao Wei!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Gregory Folan and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wei changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wei.
Johnson blocks a low kick nicely.
Johnson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson swings for the body but Wei moves out of range.
Wei uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Wei swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wei doesn't seem bothered though.
Johnson throws a body punch but Wei moves out of range.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Wei.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice defenses there by Wei.
Johnson is looking to wear down Wei with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Johnson takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wei feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Johnson's calf.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Wei is just out of range.
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson stuns Wei with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wei manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wei. Johnson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson throws a big counter combination but Wei scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Johnson swings for the body but Wei moves out of range.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wei manages to avoid it.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wei manages to avoid it.
Johnson throws a combination. Wei tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

It looks like Zhengtao Wei has been cut.
Wei shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wei avoids a punch combination nicely.
Wei changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wei shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Wei throws a chopping leg kick but Johnson manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Johnson misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wei tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
A nice combination there by Johnson.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Johnson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Johnson lands a big shot that drops Wei! Can he finish him?

Wei is rocked!

Johnson gets to his feet - Wei follows without any prompting.
Wei is still on wobbly legs! Can Johnson finish him?
Johnson scores with a shot to the body.
Wei looks winded!
Johnson lands with a jab that stuns his opponent. Wei is looking to close the distance but Johnson sees it coming and throws a beautiful knee! Wei crumbles to the mat and that's all she wrote! Let's hope Wei is OK because that was naaaaaasty!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
69%

 

Event: AD367: Win or Die     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Quiet Monkey and Craig Johnson. Monkey comes to the cage accompanied by Epic - Faith No More. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

199 cm
37
199 lbs
17 - 16 - 0
168 cm
39
200 lbs
22 - 20 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Quiet Monkey!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Trevor Gratis and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Monkey fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
A nice side step and Johnson releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

Monkey shoots in and gets a takedown into Johnson's guard.
Monkey not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson wants to stand up but Monkey is controlling him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey controlling from the top position.
Johnson controls Monkey momentarily but Monkey frees himself.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Monkey uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Johnson.
Monkey tries to clinch up but Johnson circles away and keeps his distance.
Horrible takedown attempt by Monkey or perhaps it was just good defense by Johnson, which made it look bad.
Monkey on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Johnson throws a body punch but Monkey moves out of range.
Monkey bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Monkey scores with a nice right hand.
Monkey goes for a double leg but Johnson avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Johnson continues to drive forward.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Quiet Monkey. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Monkey.
Quiet Monkey seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Monkey closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Johnson quickly recovers to half guard.
Monkey is taking a breather. Johnson says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Johnson is looking to escape.
Monkey wants to take a breather but Johnson is having none of it.
Johnson is trying to stand.
Johnson is trying to get back to full guard.
Johnson keeping hold of Monkey's head, controlling as best he can.
Johnson has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Monkey is working away from the top position though.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Monkey trying to control the pace.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Monkey connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Johnson scrambles back to his feet.
Monkey throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monkey avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Monkey lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Monkey misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Monkey bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Johnson's head backwards.

Johnson gets caught flat footed, as Monkey shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Monkey 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.

Johnson is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Johnson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Monkey scores with a nice right hand.
Johnson throws a body punch but Monkey moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Johnson checks a leg kick.
Johnson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Monkey smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Monkey is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Johnson throws a jab when Monkey was well out of range.
Monkey fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Monkey is breathing heavily.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Monkey throwing a counter right hand but Johnson manages to avoid it.
Monkey ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
Nice defenses there by Johnson.
Johnson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Monkey is able to avoid easily.
Monkey shoots in looking for a takedown but Johnson manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Monkey's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Johnson drops Monkey with a left and a right! Oh, Monkey is hurt - Johnson dives into side control looking to finish!

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

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


Monkey wants to clinch.
Oh Monkey is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

It looks like Quiet Monkey has been cut.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Monkey's ribs.
Monkey seems to have got his legs back now.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monkey moves away.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Monkey connects with a right hand. Johnson shakes it off.
Monkey throws an overhand right that lands on Johnson's shoulder, as Johnson tries to avoid the shot.
Johnson circles away from the clinch attempt.

Monkey shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Johnson's guard.
Monkey stopping the sweep attempt from Johnson.
Johnson looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet but Monkey is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Johnson has his hands on Monkey's head, controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Monkey is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Johnson is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Johnson has escaped and now he's on top!

Monkey will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Johnson would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Monkey seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Monkey manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Johnson manages to get himself to full guard.

Johnson controls Monkey momentarily but Monkey frees himself.
Monkey working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Monkey slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Monkey controlling the position from side mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Monkey is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Johnson has escaped the position, nice work there.

Johnson sneaks out the side door and pushes Monkey away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Monkey.
Monkey scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Monkey scores with a punch to the head.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Monkey rather than just go for the knockout.
Johnson throws a jab but it's blocked by Monkey.
Nice defenses there by Johnson.
Monkey is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Monkey lands a nice shot that snaps Johnson's head back.
Johnson wants to land a leg kick but Monkey is out of range.
It looked like Monkey was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Monkey misses with a straight right.
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Monkey looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Monkey is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Johnson keeps the fight on the outside.
Johnson takes a swing at Monkey's ribcage but misses.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Johnson avoids a punch combination nicely.
Johnson misses with a hook. Monkey ducked under it nicely.
Johnson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Monkey is out of range and Johnson settles back down.
Monkey throws a big counter combination but Johnson scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Monkey dives in and grabs Johnson's left leg, looking for a takedown. Johnson pushes down on Monkey's head and hops out.
Johnson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson throws a hook but Monkey blocks it.
Monkey on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Monkey slips a jab and a cross from Johnson.
Monkey throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Johnson's head backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Monkey.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Quiet Monkey. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Monkey ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
No joy there for Johnson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Monkey fails with a takedown attempt.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
A lazy left from Johnson finds it's target.

A jab-cross combination lands for Johnson and sends Monkey crashing to the mat! Johnson follows him down to the mat - Monkey regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet!
Monkey tries to get to full guard but Johnson has control of the leg.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Quiet Monkey's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Monkey tries to bum rush Johnson with a series of wild strikes but Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Monkey is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Monkey tries to clinch up but Johnson circles away and keeps his distance.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Johnson waves his right hand out in front of him, looking to distract Monkey. Oh, he's unloaded a beast of a left hand - it worked! He's dropped Monkey to the canvas! Can he finish him!?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson tries to stand but Monkey is controlling from the bottom.
Johnson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Johnson trying to control the position from guard on top but Monkey is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Johnson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Quiet Monkey overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

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

Johnson gets to his feet. Monkey looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Monkey.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Monkey takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Johnson cracks Monkey with an uppercut from hell and Monkey crumples to the canvas, he's out! Oh no, he's recovered and he's grabbed one of Johnson's legs and pulled him into guard. The ref thought about stopping it there but he's let it go - good reffing!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Johnson gets to his feet. Monkey looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Johnson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Monkey throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Johnson was covering up waiting for the punch and Monkey finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Johnson uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Monkey is just out of range.
Nice defenses there by Monkey.
Johnson cracks Monkey with a hook to the temple - Monkey is on wobbly legs here! Johnson swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Monkey falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Johnson wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Craig Johnson!
A victorious Craig Johnson thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
The defeated Quiet Monkey had this to say: 'Did I just poop my pants?'.
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Event: AD360: King Boo     
Date:   Jul 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Nem Sis. Johnson's entrance music is Blood of Heroes!. A fine choice. The crowd seem to be enjoying Sis's choice of entrance music: Tsunami. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
39
200 lbs
21 - 20 - 0
178 cm
32
181 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Nem Sis!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Gregory Folan and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson throws a head kick that misses

and Sis counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Sis.
Sis throws a big elbow that misses.
Sis trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Johnson is wriggling around but Sis manages to pass to half guard.
Sis wants to lay and pray for a moment but Johnson keeps working.
Johnson is trying is best to control the position here.

Sis seems to be looking for submissions.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sis is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Sis scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Sis throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sis is looking to take a break and control but Johnson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sis sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Sis thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Sis working over Johnson with some ground and pound. Johnson looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Sis trying to control from half guard but Johnson is working away.
Sis prevents Johnson from standing back up.
Johnson trying to control but Sis postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sis sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Johnson taking some punishment here, with Sis in his half guard.
Sis is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Johnson tries to roll over but Sis keeps him under control.
Sis content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Johnson taking some punishment here, with Sis in his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sis wants to pass to mount but Johnson is defending the position.
Sis is trying to control. Johnson wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Sis prevents Johnson from standing back up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Johnson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
and Sis counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Johnson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Johnson throws a shot to the body.
Nice shot by Sis.

Johnson lands a left and a right that sends Sis crashing to the canvas! Johnson dives into mount looking to finish!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson trying to control but Sis is having none of it.
Sis can't escape the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson content just to control the position here.
Sis has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Sis is squirming around, avoiding Johnson's attempts to control the action.
Sis is wriggling around trying to escape.
Johnson controlling his opponent.
Johnson tries to control but Sis wriggling away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Craig Johnson will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sis throws a hook to the side of Johnson's head but Johnson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Johnson tries a head kick but it misses.
Sis connects with the punch.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Sis shoots in and drives through. Johnson sprawls well.
A nice combination there by Sis.
Johnson misses with a body punch
and Sis counters with a nice body shot.
Sis lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Some bone on bone action there as Johnson checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Siss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Sis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sis throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Johnson misses with the combination.
No luck for Sis with that takedown attempt.
Sis takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sis's head.
Sis throws a jab when Johnson was well out of range.
Johnson moves out of range of the leg kick from Sis.
Johnson blocks a head kick by Sis.
Nice sprawl there from Johnson as Sis shoots in.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nem Sis.
Sis digs a good body shot into Johnson's ribs.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
A big right from Sis misses.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Sis 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 Johnson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Johnson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
It looked like Johnson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Johnson checks a low kick from Sis.
It looked like Johnson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A head kick from Sis lands but Johnson takes it in his stride.
Sis throws a series of punches but Johnson moves out of range.
Sis fails with a takedown attempt.
Johnson is looking to wear down Sis with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Sis doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sis.
Johnson lands a body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnson.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Sis moves out of range.
Sis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson connects with a body shot.
Sis takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sis tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Johnson was well out of range. Poor timing from Sis.
Sis scores with a three punch combo!
Sis is breathing heavily.
A head kick by Sis misses
and Johnson counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Sis cracks a nice hook into Johnson's ribs.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Sis misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Johnson bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sis looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Johnson is fending him off so far but Sis persists. Nope, Johnson circles away and we're back to standing.
Sis dodges the punch combination from Johnson.
Sis is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sis misses with a body punch
and Johnson counters with a left and a right... And another left! Sis is down! He's done! The ref dives in to save him and that's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: AD357: Long Vs Kaepernick     
Date:   Jun 18, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kyle Kingsley and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. 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?

183 cm
28
195 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
168 cm
39
200 lbs
21 - 19 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

Museum of Monsters & Madmen

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kyle Kingsley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson needs to keep his hands up - Kingsley had a free shot at his head there.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Kingsley's ribs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kingsley, right into the meat.
Kingsley scores with a hook.
Kingsley fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kingsley with a nice cross.
Kingsley tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Johnson misses with a few strikes there.
Johnson misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kingsley thumps Johnson with a low kick.
Kingsley tries a head kick but it misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kingsley tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Johnson is able to avoid easily.
Good exchange - Kingsley coming out on top.
Kingsley looks for the body kick but Johnson saw that one coming.
Johnson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kingsley was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Kingsley avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson swings for the body but Kingsley moves out of range.
Kingsley swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Johnson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a series of wild punches.
Kingsley throwing a counter right hand but Johnson manages to avoid it.
Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kingsley.
Johnson throws a right and a left that both miss.
A thudding body kick lands there by Kingsley!
Kingsley takes a swing at Johnson's ribcage but misses.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kingsley lands a jab to Johnson's midsection.

Johnson fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kingsley, pushing him back against the cage.
We've been hearing reports that Kingsley has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Johnson fails to land.
Johnson misses with a body punch.

Kingsley pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nice body kick there by Kingsley.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kingsley works over Johnson's head and body with a nice combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kingsley fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Johnson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kingsley throws a half hearted mid kick.
Johnson throws out a counter right but Kingsley avoids it with no problem.
Johnson throws a sloppy body shot
and Kingsley counters with a nice uppercut.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
Kingsley is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson stuns Kingsley with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Johnson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kingsley avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Kingsley throws a right hand that Johnson ducks under and follows up with a left that Johnson also avoids with ease.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Johnson takes a swing at Kingsley's ribcage but misses.
Johnson throws a hook but Kingsley avoids it easily.
Kingsley throws a leg kick that misses.
Johnson misses with a left hand
and Kingsley counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Johnson lands a slapping body shot.
Johnson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kingsley misses with a low kick.
Johnson misses with a leg kick.
Kingsley lands a nice leg kick that just misses Johnson's sensitive parts.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kingsley, right into the meat.
Kingsley looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson connects with a body shot.
Kingsley takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kingsley bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Kingsley turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kingsley.
Kingsley feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Kingsley lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kingsley takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kingsley dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Johnson. That did some damage!
Kingsley with a nice cross.
Kingsley throws a body punch but Johnson moves out of range.
Kingsley looks to land a body kick but Johnson moved away.
A punch combination from Johnson misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kingsley throws a head kick that misses.
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick from Kingsley.
Johnson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kingsley takes a swing at Johnson's ribcage but misses.
Johnson appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Kingsley is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
Johnson misses with a double jab.
Kingsley avoids the body shot from Johnson.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kingsley. That's going to slow Johnson down.
Kingsley uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson misses with a double jab.
Kingsley swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kingsley connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kingsley throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Kingsley scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kingsley moves away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kingsley.
A big right from Johnson misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Kingsley.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kingsley goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Kingsley rather than just go for the knockout.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Kingsley does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kingsley connects with a high kick.
Johnson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kingsley makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kingsley scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kingsley throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Johnson's head.
Johnson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Johnson jabs at Kingsley's body.
Kyle Kingsley is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson fails to land with a series of punches.
Kingsley 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.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Kingsley makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Kingsley dodges the punch combination from Johnson.
Kingsley throws a head kick that Johnson semi-blocks.

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson walks into a jab.
Kingsley tries a low kick but Johnson avoids it.
Kingsley misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.
Kingsley swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Kingsley sets himself, and Johnson steps forward looking for the clinch! Kingsley avoids it this time.
Kingsley lands a leg kick that knocks Johnson off balance momentarily.
Johnson misses with a right hand
and Kingsley counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Johnson takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Kingsley does a little dance to reset his feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kingsley.
Kingsley wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kingsley connects with a looping right hand.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Kingsley seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Johnson 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.
Johnson thuds a left hand into Kingsley's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kingsley avoids the body shot from Johnson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kingsley bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Johnson's head.
Johnson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Craig Johnson's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Kingsley darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kingsley tries a head kick but it misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Johnson! But no joy.
Johnson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kingsley on the side of the head.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kingsley was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson takes a swing at Kingsley's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Kingsley wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Kingsley is just out of range.
Kingsley throws a chopping leg kick but Johnson manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Johnson misses with a few strikes there.
Kingsley tries to land a leg kick but Johnson saw it coming and moves away.
Johnson on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Johnson has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Kingsley.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Kingsley chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kingsley lands with a nice body kick.
Kingsley jabs at Johnson's body.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kingsley.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kingsley lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kingsley stuns Johnson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Good shot there by Kingsley.
Johnson takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Kingsley uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Kyle Kingsley!
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Event: AD349: Princess Daisy     
Date:   May 07, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Kylma Jaak. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Craig Johnson has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

168 cm
38
200 lbs
21 - 18 - 0
185 cm
35
185 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Kylma Jaak!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Jaak keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Jaak uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Jaak punishes Johnson's body with a nice straight punch.
Johnson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jaak pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Johnson seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Johnson throws a sloppy head kick and Jaak moves out of range easily.
Jaak throws a jab when Johnson was well out of range.
A quick step to the side and Johnson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

Jaak pushes Johnson up against the cage in a clinch.
Jaak tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Johnson's elbow.
Johnson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Johnson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Our sources have told us that Johnson has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Jaak is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Johnson has Jaak pushed against the cage.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Jaak is keeping busy.
Jaak trying to control the position but instead, Johnson has worked for underhooks and has pushed Jaak into the cage.
Jaak is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jaak misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jaak.
Jaak makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Johnson landing knees to the body.
Jaak throws an elbow that misses.
Jaak lands a good knee to the midsection. Johnson won't want to take too many of those.
Johnson scores with a shot to the side of Jaak's head.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Jaak.
Jaak throws a punch but it's blocked by Johnson.
Jaak tries a body shot but Johnson blocks it.
Jaak misses with a knee strike.
Johnson has had enough of the clinch but Jaak keeps him there for the moment.
Jaak lands with a short shot to the head.
Jaak throws an elbow but it misses.
Jaak is trying to stall.
Johnson lands a nice shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jaak tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jaak is working Johnson over against the cage.
Jaak throws an elbow that misses.
Jaak misses with a knee strike.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Johnson swings wildly with an uppercut but Jaak uses good head movement to avoid it.
Johnson controlling the action here for a moment.
Johnson misses with a body punch.
Jaak missing with knees to the body.
Jaak tries to throw a body punch but Johnson avoids it by throwing Jaak back against the cage.
Johnson managing to block the knees to the body from Jaak.
Johnson lands a shot to the body.
Jaak misses with a hook from the clinch.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Johnson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Jaak slips the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jaak fails with the takedown.
Johnson seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Jaak connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson misses with a low kick as Jaak jumps back.
Jaak throws a right and a left that Johnson avoids nicely.
Johnson throws a big shot that misses.
Jaak tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Jaak throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Jaak misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Johnson to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Kylma Jaak has been cut.
Jaak tries to clinch there but Johnson circles away.
Jaak misses with a hook. Johnson ducked under it nicely.
Jaak swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Johnson throws a jab but it's blocked by Jaak.
Johnson lands a jab-cross combination.
Jaak lands with a good body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Johnson there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Jaak forces Johnson back against the cage and clinches.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Jaak has him pressed against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Jaak misses with a short punch on the inside.
Johnson taking a breather.
Johnson is trying to break free.
Johnson trying to control the position but instead, Jaak has worked for underhooks and has pushed Johnson into the cage.
Johnson utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Jaak lands a nice uppercut.
Jaak lands a body shot.
Jaak lands a good knee to the midsection. Johnson won't want to take too many of those.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Jaak lands a left hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Jaak trying to land knees to the body.
Johnson wants to break the clinch but can't.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kylma Jaak dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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.



Jaak rushes Johnson and presses him up against the cage.
Jaak digs a right hand into Johnson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Johnson's gas tank.
Jaak throws a knee to the head but misses.
Jaak has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Johnson blocking some punches.
Jaak lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Johnson is looking to break free of the clinch but Jaak has double underhooks.
Jaak tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jaak lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Jaak is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Johnson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Jaak has him pressed against the cage.
A short right from Johnson on the inside.
Johnson tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jaak misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Johnson fails to land.
Johnson is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Jaak is defending well for now.
Johnson lands with a right to the head.
Jaak pushes off an throws an elbow but Johnson leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Johnson missing with knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Jaak pushes Johnson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jaak makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Jaak scores with a nice short uppercut.
Jaak tries a knee to the head but Johnson blocks it.
Jaak lands a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Jaak.
Johnson dodges an elbow strike from Jaak.
Jaak lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Kylma Jaak seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Jaak has Johnson pressed against the cage.
Jaak using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Johnson has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Johnson avoids the elbow strike from Jaak, against the cage.
Jaak is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Johnson is keeping busy.
Johnson is trying to break free.
Jaak trying to land knees to the body.
Jaak lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes a knee to the side of the body.
Jaak avoiding damage as Johnson throws knees to the body.
Jaak misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Jaak lands an elbow inside that Johnson shrugs off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jaak.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Jaak rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Johnson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Jaak is just out of range.
Jaak tries to clinch there but Johnson circles away.
Jaak fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Johnson.
Jaak shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Johnson as he jumps to the side.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Jaak tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Johnson paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Jaak has closed the distance and engaged Johnson in a clinch.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Jaak misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Johnson looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Nice shot lands for Jaak.
Johnson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson blocks a jab.
Johnson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Jaak scores with a hook to the body. Johnson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Jaak jabs Johnson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Jaak does a little dance to reset his feet.
A nice side step and Jaak releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jaak manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jaak fails with the takedown.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kylma Jaak.
Jaak lands a nice shot that snaps Johnson's head back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a series of wild punches.
Johnson swings for the body but Jaak moves out of range.

Jaak closes the distance and pushes Johnson back into the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Jaak scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Johnson working hard to break the clinch.
Johnson managing to block the knees to the body from Jaak.
Johnson blocks a body shot from Jaak.
Jaak pushes off an throws an elbow but Johnson leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Jaak lands with a short shot to the head.
Jaak works on Johnson's body with a couple of short punches.
Jaak connects with a knee to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kylma Jaak showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


A shot to the body from Johnson misses
enabling Jaak to counter with a crisp jab.

Johnson drops Jaak with a nice combination! Johnson dives into Jaak's guard, looking to finish!

Jaak has his foot on Johnson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Johnson works his way back into a safe position though.
Johnson being controlled here momentarily.

Johnson decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Johnson digs a good body shot into Jaak's ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson avoids the head kick by Jaak.
Johnson fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Johnson dodges the punch combination from Jaak.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson jabs Jaak to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jaak takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Johnson swings for the body but Jaak moves out of range.
Johnson looks to land a combination but Jaak avoids it well.
Johnson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
Johnson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jaak.
Jaak ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson is looking to wear down Jaak with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Johnson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jaak misses with a wild body shot.
Jaak fails with a takedown attempt.
Jaak throws a jab when Johnson was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jaak checks a leg kick.
Johnson looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jaak throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Johnson.
Jaak is looking to clinch but Johnson is avoiding it.

Jaak clinches up against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Johnson tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Jaak tries a knee to the head but Johnson blocks it.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Johnson leaves Jaak with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Johnson is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Jaak.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Johnson tries to move into range but Jaak moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jaak fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Jaak avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson works Jaak's body with a nice hook.
Jaak is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jaak uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
Johnson scores with a jab to the head.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice defenses there by Jaak.
A punch lands to the side of Jaak 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Jaak is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Johnson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jaak throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Johnson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jaak avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson sets himself, and Jaak steps forward looking for the clinch! Johnson avoids it this time.

Jaak moves into the clinch.
Johnson avoiding damage as Jaak throws knees to the body.
Jaak missing with knees to the body.
Johnson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jaak.
Johnson tries to land knees in the clinch but Jaak avoids the damage to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is trying to break free.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Jaak is controlling him.
Jaak misses with a knee strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Still in the clinch, Jaak scores with a nice short uppercut.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jaak with a hook.
Jaak misses with a body shot
and Johnson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A punch combination from Johnson misses.
Jaak tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
The crowd cheers as Jaak lands an impressive looking overhand right. Johnson doesn't seem phased though.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body
and Jaak counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A nice combination there by Jaak.
Craig Johnson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Johnson stuffs the takedown.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kylma Jaak.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kylma Jaak is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jaak.

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 Craig Johnson.
I think Jaak 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 Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 28:29
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kylma Jaak!
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Event: AD342: Super Mario     
Date:   Apr 03, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Begbie Franco and Craig Johnson. Franco comes to the cage accompanied by Born Slippy. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Craig Johnson told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

185 cm
39
190 lbs
36 - 22 - 1
168 cm
38
200 lbs
21 - 17 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 22 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Begbie Franco!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Ian Loll and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
and Franco counters with a straight right hand.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Franco lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Johnson digs a good hook to Franco's body.
Johnson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Franco moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Johnson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Johnson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Franco circles away quickly and effectively.
Franco keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson connects with a body shot that sends Franco's belly button to the back.
Franco throws a right and a left that both miss.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson misses the body punch
and Franco counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Johnson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It looked like Franco was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Johnson.
Johnson tries to score with a low kick but Franco moves his leg out of the way.
Franco fires out a quick counter leg kick but Johnson just manages to avoid it.
Johnson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Johnson checks a leg kick.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson lands a slapping body shot.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Franco stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Franco blocks a jab.
An inside leg kick from Johnson misses.
Franco appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Johnson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Franco counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Franco takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Franco rather than just go for the knockout.
Johnson misses with a looping right.
Johnson misses with a kick to the body.
Franco throws a body kick that misses.
Franco ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
As Johnson looks to move away, Franco throws a big counter combo but Johnson just gets out of the way.
Franco takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Franco avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Franco appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson 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.
Franco throws a low kick but it's checked well by Johnson.
Johnson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Franco uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Franco avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Franco slips the punch.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Franco scores with a nice right hand.
Johnson misses with an uppercut
and Franco counters with a nice low kick that buckles Johnson's knee momentarily.
Johnson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Johnson misses with a hook
and Franco counters with a good low kick that Johnson was not able to check.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson throws a leg kick but Franco sees it coming and moves out of range.
Franco lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Franco fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Franco misses with an uppercut.
Johnson throws a counter combo.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

Nice combo by Johnson! Oh, that's hurt him - Franco falls to the canvas and Johnson follows him into side control.

Franco is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson wants to stand but Franco has his arm trapped.
Oh Franco is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Franco is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at ~T~ Troid - Gym that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Johnson decides to stand back up.
Johnson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Franco seems to have got his legs back now.
Franco lands a high kick!
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Johnson misses with a series of wild punches.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a lazy uppercut
and Franco connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
Franco is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
A big right from Johnson misses.
Johnson fails with an attempt to clinch.
Johnson misses with a jab to the body
enabling Franco to counter with a crisp jab.
Franco is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
and Franco counters with a straight right hand.

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Franco scores with a counter punch that sends Johnson to the canvas! Franco smells blood - he's punishing Johnson with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Johnson has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Begbie Franco!
After winning the bout, Begbie Franco 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: AD340: Lighthouse     
Date:   Mar 20, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Raimundo Sobral. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Sobral has chosen The Baddest-Krispy Kreme as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

168 cm
38
200 lbs
20 - 17 - 0
180 cm
31
202 lbs
18 - 9 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Raimundo Sobral!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Dillan Fox and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Johnson has Sobral up against the cage in a clinch.
Johnson lands an uppercut.

Sobral breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Sobral has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Johnson swings for the body but Sobral moves out of range.
Sobral changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Johnson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sobral stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Johnson throws a hook to the side of Sobral's head but Sobral sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sobral takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

It looks like Raimundo Sobral has been cut.
Johnson jabs Sobral to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Sobral is just out of range.
Sobral drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
Sobral takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.

Sobral tries to keep at a distance but Johnson has taken the fight into the clinch.
I was talking to Johnson'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 one minute gone in the round.
Johnson lands with a light punch inside.
The referee is keeping an eye on Johnson - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Johnson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Johnson closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Sobral on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Johnson. Johnson obviously looking to wear him down.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sobral.
Sobral uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson misses the jab.
Johnson misses with an uppercut.
Sobral feints the counter takedown.
Johnson misses with the combination.
Sobral tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a left and a right that both miss

and Sobral counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Johnson!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Sobral working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Johnson tries to improve position but can't.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Sobral is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Johnson has escaped the position, nice work there.
Johnson is looking for a sweep.

Sobral wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Johnson, who protects the arm well.
Sobral misses with the ground and pound.
Johnson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Sobral cracks Johnson with an elbow. That is naaassty.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Johnson defending against the ground and pound.

Sobral tries for a kimura but Johnson is defending well.
Johnson is trying to control Sobral's posture but Sobral avoids it.

Sobral is trying to get an arm triangle but Johnson is defending well.

Sobral thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

Sobral wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Johnson, who protects the arm well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is trying to get back to half guard.

Sobral tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Sobral has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Sobral working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.

Sobral is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Johnson knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

Sobral looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Johnson can't do much from the bottom here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Raimundo Sobral's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Johnson looks to land a left hand but Sobral moved out of range nicely.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sobral moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sobral takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sobral chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Johnson can pounce on him.
Johnson scores with a nice strike.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.
Sobral changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Sobral get stunned by a cross and takes another one on the button. Sobral stumbles backwards and tries to bounce back off the cage but Johnson runs in and jumps on him with a leaping lead hook that puts him out! Wow, that was highlight reel stuff! Awesome finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Craig Johnson!
During a confident post fight interview, Craig Johnson thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
In defeat, Raimundo Sobral stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'll beat up every person in jail...'.
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Event: AD331: Hello it's me     
Date:   Feb 13, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Quiet Monkey. Chooooooooon! I think Johnson might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Blood of Heroes!. Monkey has chosen Epic - Faith No More as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
37
200 lbs
19 - 17 - 0
199 cm
35
199 lbs
15 - 12 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Quiet Monkey!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Ian Loll and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Johnson gets a clinch.
Johnson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Monkey's elbow.
Johnson pressing his opponent against the cage.
I was talking to Johnson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Monkey working aggressively here.
Johnson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Johnson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Johnson taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Johnson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson lands an elbow just above Monkey 's eye.
Johnson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Monkey jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Johnson walks away with a smile on his face. Monkey gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Johnson takes one to the chin there.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Monkey doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.

Monkey clinches up against the cage.
Johnson has Monkey pressed against the cage.
Johnson misses with a knee strike.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A leg kick checked by Monkey.
Monkey misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Johnson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Monkey.
Johnson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Monkey!
Quiet Monkey seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Monkey wants to slow Johnson down by chopping away at his legs.
The fight stays on the outside here - Monkey looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Monkey's coach down at Canadian Dragon MMA was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Monkey's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Monkey uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Monkey closes the distance and clinches.
Monkey fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Johnson throws a head punch that misses.
Johnson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Monkey misses with some punches.
Johnson stalls.
Johnson working aggressively here.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Johnson takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

Monkey drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A punch combination from Johnson misses.

Monkey moves into the clinch.
Johnson taking a breather.
Come on Johnson - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Johnson tries to break the clinch but Monkey is controlling the position.
Monkey letting Johnson take a breather here.
Johnson lands a good knee to the midsection. Monkey won't want to take too many of those.
Johnson putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Monkey in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Johnson manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson stalling the fight.
Monkey can't get the takedown.
Johnson tries to work over Monkey's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Monkey keeps control of Johnson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Johnson wants to get back to striking at distance but Monkey won't allow it.

Monkey has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Johnson uses from the top position.

Monkey looking for a guillotine here but Johnson defends easily.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Johnson controlling from the top position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Johnson blocks a leg kick.
Johnson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Monkey doesn't seem bothered though.
Monkey dives in for a single leg takedown but Johnson sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
As Monkey backs away, Johnson returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Monkey lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A punch combination from Monkey misses.
Johnson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Johnson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Johnson stuffs the takedown.
A quick step to the side and Johnson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quiet Monkey is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Monkey listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Monkey is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

Monkey gets tackled into the cage by Johnson. Johnson maintains the clinch.
Johnson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Johnson scores with a nice hook to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Johnson.

Johnson breaks the clinch.
Quiet Monkey seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Johnson moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Johnson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Monkey can do to turn this around?
Monkey lands with a cross.
Monkey has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Johnson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Johnson wants it to stay on the feet.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Quiet Monkey.
Monkey uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Monkey fails in his attempt to clinch.
A counter left hand to the body from Johnson misses its target.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Left hook, right uppercut from Monkey.
Johnson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Johnson misses with a double jab

and Monkey counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Monkey throws a big right hand that misses.
Monkey looking to sit in guard and control but Johnson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Monkey looking for a sweep. Not yet Monkey, not yet.

Monkey is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Johnson defends well.

Monkey working for a triangle but Johnson defends it easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to stand but Monkey has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Monkey bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Johnson's guard.

Monkey pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Johnson is keeping the position for now.
Johnson controls Monkey momentarily but Monkey frees himself.
Monkey looking to pass the guard.
Quiet Monkey has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Monkey is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Johnson is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Johnson has escaped and now he's on top!


Johnson gets to his feet. Monkey looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!

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

Johnson manages to escape and get back to his feet.
A nice combination there by Johnson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson misses with a hook.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Johnson swings for the body but Monkey moves out of range.
Monkey tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Johnson defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Monkey.
Monkey tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Monkey keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Monkey misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.
Monkey tries to clinch up but Johnson circles away and keeps his distance.
Monkey fails to land the takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkey manages to avoid it.
Monkey looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Monkey uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Johnson has time to react.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monkey throws a right and a left that Johnson avoids nicely.
Johnson lands with a cross.
Johnson scores with a shot to the body.
Monkey is breathing heavily.
Johnson lands with a good body shot.
Monkey shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Johnson pinned against the cage. Johnson gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Monkey takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Monkey is looking to clinch but Johnson is avoiding it.
Monkey has a takedown stuffed.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson'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. This is the final round!


Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Monkey is just out of range.
Monkey scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Monkey doesn't manage to clinch there - Johnson circles away.
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Monkey looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Monkey is just out of range.
Monkey tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Johnson swivels and escapes.
Johnson lands a jab to the head.
Monkey slips a jab and a cross from Johnson.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Monkey lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Monkey looks to land a right hand but Johnson moved out of range.

Johnson clinches up against the cage.
Johnson trying to land knees to the body.
Johnson is trying to force a seperation but Monkey has the dominant position.
Monkey drops down looking for an ankle pick but Johnson pulls his leg out and moves away.
Monkey uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey 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.
Monkey fails to land the takedown.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Quiet Monkey.
Monkey takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Monkey uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Monkey looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Johnson takes a swing at Monkey's ribcage but misses.
No joy there for Monkey, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
A right hook to the body lands for Johnson.
Monkey tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Craig Johnson has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Johnson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Johnson'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.
Johnson softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson'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.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Monkey has him pressed against the cage.
Monkey blocks an uppercut.
Stalling in the clinch from Monkey.
Johnson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Monkey misses with a punch on the inside.
Johnson holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Johnson using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Monkey has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Monkey breaks from the clinch.
Nice uppercut lands for Monkey. That snapped Johnson's head back.
Monkey wants to clinch.
Monkey avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Monkey throws a body punch but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson throws a body punch but Monkey moves out of range.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Monkey fails to land the takedown.
A quick step to the side and Johnson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monkey closes the distance and clinches up with Johnson, looking for a takedown. Monkey pushes Johnson against the cage but Johnson circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Monkey misses with an uppercut
and Johnson counters with a nice body shot.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Monkey misses with an uppercut. Johnson saw that one coming.
Monkey shoots in looking for a takedown. Johnson tries to sprawl out of it but Monkey keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Johnson manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Quiet Monkey has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey moves out of range of the body kick.
Monkey tries to counter by closing the distance.
Johnson connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Monkey is looking to clinch.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monkey moves away.
Monkey fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Johnson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Monkey tries to score a power double leg takedown but Johnson sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Monkey somewhat.
Monkey uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Monkey tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Craig Johnson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Monkey dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson connects with a body shot.
Monkey takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Johnson lands with a good body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Craig Johnson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Johnson has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Craig Johnson!

Craig Johnson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
The defeated Quiet Monkey had this to say: 'Did I just poop my pants?'.
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Event: AD325: Step in     
Date:   Jan 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Ali Seyedi. Johnson's entrance music is Blood of Heroes!. A fine choice. Seyedi comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hypnotize- Biggie smalls kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! This should be a great matchup!

168 cm
37
200 lbs
19 - 16 - 0
181 cm
36
195 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ali Seyedi!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Dillan Fox and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson blocks a leg kick.
Seyedi takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Johnson ducks under a wild hook from Seyedi.
Seyedi tried to score with a low kick but Johnson checks it.
Johnson avoids a kick to the body.
A counter left hand to the body from Johnson misses its target.
Seyedi misses with a looping right.
Johnson lands a nice hook to Seyedi's body. Seyedi takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Seyedi misses with an uppercut.
A jab from Johnson finds it's way through Seyedi's defenses.
Johnson misses with a two punch combination.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Seyedi is just out of range.
Seyedi throws out a counter right but Johnson avoids it with no problem.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Seyedi.
Seyedi feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Johnsons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Good work by Seyedi as he checks the leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Johnson staying out of range there.
As Seyedi looks to move away, Johnson throws a big counter combo but Seyedi just gets out of the way.
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seyedi moves away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Seyedi. That's going to slow Johnson down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seyedi tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Johnson is able to avoid easily.
Johnson walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Seyedi checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Seyedi plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson is looking to wear down Seyedi with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Seyedi misses with a body kick.
Seyedi 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.
Johnson scores with a body shot.
Seyedi tries a head kick but it misses.
Seyedi misses with a low kick.
A big right from Seyedi misses.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Seyedi is just out of range.
Seyedi fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Seyedi blocks a low kick nicely.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seyedi. Johnson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Seyedi.
Seyedi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes a swing at Seyedi's ribcage but misses.
Seyedi connects with an inside leg kick.
Johnson scores with a jab to the head.
A big right from Johnson misses.
Seyedi changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Johnson. That snapped Seyedi's head back.
Seyedi connects with an inside leg kick.
Seyedi throws a head kick but Johnson moves out of range.
Seyedi tries to work over Johnson's front leg with a kick but Johnson checks it.
It looked like Johnson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Johnson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Seyedi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Johnson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nice body kick there by Seyedi.
Johnson misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seyedi shapes to counter with a head kick.
Seyedi feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Johnson's calf.
A punch lands to the side of Seyedi 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Seyedi lands a slapping body shot.
Seyedi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Seyedi.
Seyedi scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Seyedi lands a head shot.
Seyedi moves out of range of the leg kick from Johnson.
Seyedi slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A jab from Seyedi does it's job there.
Seyedi tries to score with a low kick but Johnson moves his leg out of the way.
Johnson is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A jab from Seyedi does it's job there.
Seyedi throws a low kick but it's checked well by Johnson.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Seyedi was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Johnson throws a combination. Seyedi tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Seyedi is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Johnson had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Seyedi tries a low kick but Johnson avoids it.
Seyedi showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Johnson.
Seyedi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnson manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seyedi manages to avoid it.
Seyedi is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Seyedi on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seyedi has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Seyedi throws the kick towards the body but Johnson avoids it.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Seyedi misses with a hook.
Seyedi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seyedi lands a nice looking body shot.
Seyedi delivers a nice body kick.
Johnson looks to land a combination but Seyedi avoids it well.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Johnson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
The crowd cheers as Seyedi lands an impressive looking overhand right. Johnson doesn't seem phased though.
Johnson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Seyedi can pounce on him.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seyedi throws a low kick, looking for Johnson's leg but Johnson calmly moves out of range.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Seyedi's ribs.
Seyedi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Seyedi cracks Johnson with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Johnson lands a nice looking body kick.
Johnson misses with an uppercut. Seyedi saw that one coming.
Ali Seyedi seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Seyedi throws a leg kick but Johnson checks it.
Seyedi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Seyedi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Johnson throws a big shot that misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Johnson.
Johnson scores with a nice head shot.
Johnson tries to clinch but Seyedi moves away
and Seyedi counters with a nice low kick that buckles Johnson's knee momentarily.
Johnson misses with a leg kick
letting Seyedi counter with a 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!
Seyedi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Johnson throws a body punch but Seyedi moves out of range.
Seyedi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seyedi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Seyedi lands a right hook to the body.
A slow jab from Seyedi misses its intended target.
Johnson looks to land a combination but Seyedi avoids it well.
Seyedi throws out a counter right but Johnson avoids it with no problem.
Johnson takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Seyedi is just out of range.
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Seyedi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson throws a body punch but Seyedi moves out of range.
Seyedi flicks out a counter leg kick but Johnson steps away.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seyedi manages to avoid it.
Nice shot lands for Seyedi.
Seyedi cracks Johnson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Johnson throws a combination that misses
letting Seyedi counter with a right hand.
Seyedi with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Seyedi throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Seyedi connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Seyedi thuds his shin into the meat of Johnson's side.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seyedi darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Seyedi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Johnson moves away.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seyedi manages to avoid it.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seyedi manages to avoid it.
Seyedi throws the kick towards the body but Johnson avoids it.
Johnson throws an off balance right hand
and Seyedi cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A jab from Seyedi misses.
Johnson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Seyedi stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

Craig Johnson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Seyedi - that will leave a mark!
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson checks a leg kick.
Seyedi fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Seyedi fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Johnson is out of range.
Seyedi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Seyedi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Johnson was well out of range. Poor timing from Seyedi.
Johnson scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Seyedi lands with a thumping leg kick.
Seyedi fakes the leg kick and cracks Johnson in the body.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Seyedi needs to keep his hands up - Johnson had a free shot at his head there.
Seyedi throws out a loose jab but Johnson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Johnson tries to bum rush Seyedi with a series of wild strikes but Seyedi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A good leg kick by Seyedi.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Johnson throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Seyedi was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Johnson throws a push kick but Seyedi slaps the foot to one side.
Seyedi misses with a two punch combination.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Seyedi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Johnson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Seyedi throws a jab but it's blocked by Johnson.
Johnson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Johnson might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Johnson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Johnson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
enabling Seyedi to counter with a crisp jab.

Jeez, Craig Johnson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Seyedi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Seyedi is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson avoids the head kick by Seyedi.
Nice defenses there by Johnson.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Seyedi is just out of range.
Johnson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Seyedi scores with a shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Ali Seyedi showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Johnson misses with a looping left.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson misses with a left hand
and Seyedi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Johnson takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Johnson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Seyedi circles away quickly and effectively.
Seyedi bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Seyedi throws a nice inside leg kick.
A punch combination from Seyedi misses.
Seyedi lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Seyedi connects with the punch.
Johnson misses with a hook. Seyedi ducked under it nicely.
Johnson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Seyedi finds it's way round the side to connect with Johnson's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Seyedi works Johnson's body with a nice hook.
Seyedi has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Johnson swinging wildly here.
A chopping leg kick lands by Seyedi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Ali Seyedi!
Ali Seyedi decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: AD319: Copa90     
Date:   Dec 05, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Maester Ochu. Johnson kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Blood of Heroes!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
37
200 lbs
18 - 16 - 0
172 cm
34
202 lbs
26 - 15 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Maester Ochu!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Ian Loll and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson connects with a body shot.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination

and Ochu counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Johnson!
Johnson is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Ochu asserts his dominance and retains side control.

Johnson sneaks out the side door and pushes Ochu away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Johnson looks to land a right hand but Ochu moved out of range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Johnson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a jab but it's blocked by Ochu.
Ochu with the counter takedown but Johnson avoids it easily.
Johnson throws a lazy right hand but Ochu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ochu was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Ochu feints the counter takedown.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ochu checks a leg kick.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ochu manages to avoid it.
Ochu changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Johnson throws a predictable looking body shot

and Ochu counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Johnson!
Johnson bucks up and tries to throw Ochu off but instead Ochu has got his back!
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.
Johnson tries to roll but Ochu sticks to his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson trying to get back to his feet but Ochu is in full control for now.
Johnson can't escape the position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson trying to get back to his feet but Ochu is in full control for now.
Ochu biding his time, looking for the opening.
Well, with Ochu on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Johnson is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Johnson trying to control the position but Ochu manages to sink in the hooks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.
Ochu controlling from the back.
Johnson trying to control but not successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Ochu is riding his opponent, not letting Johnson buck him off.
Johnson looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Johnson tries to break free.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ochu trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Johnson doesn't escape.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Craig Johnson will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Johnson tries to clinch but fails miserably

and Ochu counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Johnson wants to stand but Ochu is controlling the position.

Ochu stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Ochu avoids them all with ease.
Johnson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ochu drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
Ochu feints the counter takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ochu changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Johnson takes a swing at Ochu's ribcage but misses.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Ochu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson is looking to wear down Ochu with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Johnson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Ochu.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Johnson missing with a left hand there. Ochu was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ochu with the counter takedown but Johnson avoids it easily.
Ochu avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ochu feints the counter takedown.
Ochu blocks a jab.
Ochu moves away from the strike by Johnson.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ochu slips a straight right by Johnson.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
Ochu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ochu takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Johnson throws a hook to the side of Ochu's head but Ochu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Johnson misses with a low kick as Ochu jumps back.
Ochu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ochu.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ochu manages to avoid it.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Maester Ochu is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination

and Ochu counters with a nice double leg into guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Johnson is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Ochu is controlling him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ochu preventing the sweep.
Ochu prevents Johnson from getting back to his feet.
Johnson tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Johnson has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Ochu off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Johnson thumps Ochu with a low kick.
Johnson throws a body punch but Ochu moves out of range.
Ochu drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ochu slips under a jab from Johnson.
Johnson throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Johnson tries a head kick but it misses.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson misses with a wild combination.
Johnson throws a low kick, looking for Ochu's leg but Ochu calmly moves out of range.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Johnson throws the left hand but Ochu avoids the punch easily.
Ochu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Johnson throws a body punch but Ochu moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


A combination from Johnson does no damage.
Ochu doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Johnson misses with a two punch combination.
Ochu with the counter takedown but Johnson avoids it easily.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Johnson looks to land a body kick but Ochu moved away.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Johnson throws a combination that misses

and Ochu counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

Johnson scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Johnson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Johnson misses the target.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Ochu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Johnson misses the jab.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ochu takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

It looks like Maester Ochu has been cut.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ochu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson scores with the left hand. Ochu knows he should have avoided that one.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
Maester Ochu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ochus head.
Johnson working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Johnson.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Johnson.
I was talking to Johnson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson is trying to force a seperation but Ochu has the dominant position.
Johnson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ochu can do to turn this around?
Johnson is trying to force a seperation but Ochu has the dominant position.
Johnson stops a takedown attempt from Ochu.
Johnson is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Ochu prevents a body shot from Johnson.
Johnson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Ochu has him pressed against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson tries to break free but Ochu pushes him back against the cage.

Johnson breaks the clinch.
Johnson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Ochu moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Johnson moves in looking to clinch but Ochu pushes him off.
Ochu drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
Johnson connects with a single shot there.
Johnson scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice defenses there by Ochu.
Ochu feints the counter takedown.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Ochu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Ochu uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
And Ochu tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Ochu is just out of range.
Johnson throws a right and a left that Ochu avoids nicely.
Ochu tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
No joy there for Johnson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ochu avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Ochu takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Johnson swings for the body but Ochu moves out of range.
Johnson looks to land a left hand but Ochu moved out of range nicely.
Craig Johnson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Ochu changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson works Ochu's body with a nice hook.

And that's the end of the fight!
Craig Johnson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Johnson, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:26
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Craig Johnson!

An out of breath Craig Johnson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: AD313: Bully Beware     
Date:   Oct 23, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Myles O Donnell and Craig Johnson. O Donnell comes to the cage accompanied by Anti by Mayhem. The crowd seem to be enjoying Johnson's choice of entrance music: Blood of Heroes!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

186 cm
33
191 lbs
27 - 15 - 0
168 cm
36
200 lbs
18 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hellbent
Spartan Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Myles O Donnell!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 18 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by O Donnell. O Donnell obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice body punch from Johnson.
O Donnell jabs Johnson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Johnson cracks O Donnell with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Johnson lands with a nice body punch.
O Donnell ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for O Donnell.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson moves into range and connects with a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. O Donnell does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson wants to land a leg kick but O Donnell is out of range.
Johnson changes levels 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!
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but O Donnell moves away.
O Donnell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
O Donnell ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
O Donnell was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from O Donnell.
Johnson connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
O Donnell scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
O Donnell slips a jab and a cross from Johnson.
O Donnell cracks Johnson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

O Donnell gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Johnson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Johnson using the Thai plumb to throw knees but O Donnell has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Johnson being controlled against the cage.
Johnson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
O Donnell struggles to land a body shot inside as Johnson controls his hands.
O Donnell blocks a body shot from Johnson.
O Donnell lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
O Donnell misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is looking to break free of the clinch but O Donnell has double underhooks.
Johnson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Johnson prevents a body shot from O Donnell.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A quick uppercut on the inside from O Donnell.
Johnson is trying to break free.
O Donnell misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Johnson.
Johnson working aggressively here.
Johnson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
O Donnell lands a body shot in the clinch.
Johnson looks winded!
O Donnell lands a left hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Johnson working aggressively here.
O Donnell is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
O Donnell scores with a nice hook to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for O Donnell.
O Donnell lands a right hand.
A short right hand to the side of the head by O Donnell.
A nice glancing elbow lands by O Donnell.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
O Donnell stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Johnson tries to break the clinch but O Donnell is controlling the position.
Johnson will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning O Donnell up against the cage.
Johnson wants to break the clinch but can't.
Johnson has had enough of the clinch but O Donnell keeps him there for the moment.
O Donnell tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Johnson's elbow.
Nice elbow from Johnson.
Johnson tries to land a knee to the head but O Donnell blocks with his arms.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, O Donnell creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
O Donnell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A body shot lands from O Donnell.
O Donnell lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Johnson fails to land.
Johnson blocks a body shot from O Donnell.
Johnson takes an elbow to the temple.
Johnson is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell is leaning against Johnson and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
O Donnell digs a right hand into Johnson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Johnson's gas tank.
O Donnell works on Johnson's body with a couple of short punches.
O Donnell lands with a short shot to the head.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A quick uppercut on the inside from O Donnell.
A short right from O Donnell.
Johnson has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A nice right hand lands inside from O Donnell.
O Donnell lands with a short punch from the clinch.
O Donnell scores with a shot to the side of Johnson's head.
O Donnell misses with a hook to the ribs.
O Donnell lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
O Donnell lands a right hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Nice elbow from O Donnell.
A hook to the body from O Donnell.
A short left from O Donnell.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Myles O Donnell dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Johnson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Johnson throws a series of punches but O Donnell moves out of range.
It looked like O Donnell was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Johnson.
A looping hook to the body misses from O Donnell. Johnson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson scores with a body shot.
Johnson will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
O Donnell uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
O Donnell tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jab, jab by O Donnell - just one landing.
O Donnell is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

O Donnell moves into range and clinches up with Johnson.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Johnson can't break the clinch.
Johnson pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson'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.
Johnson blocks a body shot from O Donnell.
O Donnell tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Johnson misses with a short punch on the inside.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Johnson breaks the clinch.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
O Donnell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Johnson can do to turn this around?
Johnson looks to land a body kick but O Donnell moved away.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but O Donnell moves away.
O Donnell works the jab nicely.
Johnson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Johnson tries a head kick but it misses.
O Donnell is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Johnson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Craig Johnson's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Johnson throws a body punch but O Donnell moves out of range.
Johnson throws a series of punches but O Donnell avoids them all with ease.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

O Donnell moves into range and clinches up with Johnson.
Johnson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Johnson misses with the head strike.
O Donnell keeps control of Johnson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
O Donnell scores with a shot to the side of Johnson's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Still in the clinch, O Donnell scores with a nice short uppercut.
Johnson takes a shot to the head.
O Donnell prevents a body shot from Johnson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson letting O Donnell take a breather here.
Johnson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
O Donnell tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Johnson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Johnson pushes O Donnell back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
O Donnell controlling the action here for a moment.
Johnson swings wildly with an uppercut but O Donnell uses good head movement to avoid it.
O Donnell tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
O Donnell misses with a short punch on the inside.
Myles O Donnell has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Johnson misses with the head strike.
O Donnell working aggressively here.
O Donnell cracks Johnson with a nice body shot.
A right hook to the body lands for O Donnell.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
O Donnell digs a right hand into Johnson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Johnson's gas tank.
A shot in the inside from O Donnell.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
O Donnell presses Johnson against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Johnson takes a shot to the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Myles O Donnell!
Myles O Donnell is the new middleweight champion!
Myles O Donnell decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: AD308: Finish It     
Date:   Sep 25, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Caccane Berzevaco. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Berzevaco has chosen Hanna Ekola - Villihevosia as his entrance music. The key to victory for Craig Johnson has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

168 cm
36
200 lbs
17 - 15 - 0
188 cm
33
192 lbs
17 - 11 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

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Milwaukee's Best 160 (80% laundry)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Caccane Berzevaco!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Yves DeLean and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson scoring well with a low kick there.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Berzevaco is just out of range.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Berzevaco uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Berzevaco throws a big counter head kick but Johnson avoids it with no problem.
Berzevaco misses with a head kick.
Berzevaco tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Berzevaco tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Berzevaco misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Johnson works over Berzevaco's head and body with a nice combination.

It looks like Caccane Berzevaco has been cut.
Johnson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Berzevaco throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Johnson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Berzevaco tries a head kick but it misses.
Berzevaco tries a head kick but it misses.
Berzevaco throws a sloppy head kick and Johnson moves out of range easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson lands with a jab that stuns his opponent. Berzevaco is looking to close the distance but Johnson sees it coming and throws a beautiful knee! Berzevaco crumbles to the mat and that's all she wrote! Let's hope Berzevaco is OK because that was naaaaaasty!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: AD303: Third Time's the Harm     
Date:   Aug 28, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Caccane Berzevaco. Johnson kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Blood of Heroes!. Berzevaco is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Hanna Ekola - Villihevosia. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

168 cm
35
200 lbs
16 - 15 - 0
188 cm
32
192 lbs
17 - 10 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

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Milwaukee's Best 160 (80% laundry)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Caccane Berzevaco!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Dillan Fox and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A jab from Johnson misses.
Berzevaco pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Johnson swings for the body but Berzevaco moves out of range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Johnson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Johnson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A head kick by Berzevaco misses

and Johnson counters with a combination of strikes to the head and body that crumple Berzevaco!
Berzevaco is refusing to be controlled, as Johnson sits in half guard.
Berzevaco pushes Johnson off looking to stand but Johnson dives back in and keeps control.
Berzevaco is trying is best to control the position here.
Johnson controlling the action here.

Berzevaco kicks off Johnson and gets to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson missing with a left hand there. Berzevaco was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And Berzevaco responds with a good body kick, but Johnson manages to step out the way in time.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Johnson connects with a combination that backs up Berzevaco into the cage. Johnson lands a flurry of punches that gets past Berzevaco's guard. Berzevaco is down and the referee has seen enough. It is all over! Johnson bursts into tears - this win obviously means a huge amount to him.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: AD298: The Force of Events     
Date:   Aug 04, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Nicol Bolas. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Craig Johnson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Nicol Bolas's chin.

168 cm
35
200 lbs
15 - 15 - 0
170 cm
24
195 lbs
12 - 8 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nicol Bolas!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Bolas tries to keep at a distance but Johnson has taken the fight into the clinch.
Johnson avoiding damage.

Johnson has the Thai clinch. He lands a big knee to the head and Bolas goes down! Johnson dives on top of him - Bolas manages to get guard.

It looks like Nicol Bolas has been cut.
Johnson tries to free his leg and advance position but Bolas is retaining full guard.
Bolas can't keep his opponent in guard - Johnson advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Johnson prevents Bolas from improving his position.
Johnson looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Johnson decides to stand up.
Johnson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson feints a kick and comes over the top with a right hand, followed by a left hook - both land, sending Bolas crashing to the mat! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:07 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Craig Johnson!
An out of breath Craig Johnson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: AD294: Spin, Chase & Throw     
Date:   Jul 19, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Taneli Hauki. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

168 cm
35
200 lbs
15 - 14 - 0
188 cm
31
197 lbs
21 - 12 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Taneli Hauki!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Dillan Fox and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hauki misses with a hook. Johnson ducked under it nicely.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hauki.
Hauki has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Johnson is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Johnson is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Hauki.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hauki.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson fails to land with a series of punches.
Hauki connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Hauki connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Johnson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hauki takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hauki lands a really nice looking cross but Johnson seems unphased.
Hauki is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Johnson throws a body punch but Hauki moves out of range.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Hauki 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.
Hauki wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hauki lands a two punch combo.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson swings for the body but Hauki moves out of range.
Hauki lets loose with a powerful body kick. Johnson will feel that in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a nice looking combination but Hauki bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hauki throws out a counter right but Johnson avoids it with no problem.
Johnson goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Nice body kick there by Hauki.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Johnson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Hauki connects with the punch.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Nice cross by Hauki.

Johnson is rocked!
Hauki cracks Johnson on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Johnson falls backwards against the cage. Hauki follows up with more strikes that drop Johnson to his knees. Hauki keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Johnson! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taneli Hauki!
Taneli Hauki was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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91%

 

Event: AD290: Break Fist of Champions     
Date:   Jun 28, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Park Jae Sung and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. This should be a great matchup!

184 cm
37
198 lbs
26 - 9 - 0
168 cm
35
200 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

SP Ultimate Nutrition

Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Park Jae Sung!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Trevor Gratis and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jae Sung throws a sloppy head kick and Johnson moves out of range easily.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.
Johnson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Jae Sung counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Jae Sung appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Johnson throws a body punch but Jae Sung moves out of range.
Johnson lands with a nice body punch.
Jae Sung comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Johnson lands a body shot.
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a straight left.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Jae Sung back to the cage. Johnson follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jae Sung fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jae Sung avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Jae Sung scores with a decent looking hook.

Jae Sung moves into range and clinches up with Johnson.
Jae Sung keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Johnson's efforts to push away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Jae Sung.
Johnson is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Jae Sung is defending well for now.
Johnson blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Jae Sung pulls guard.
Johnson has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Jae Sung is proving hard to escape from.

Jae Sung has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Johnson can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Johnson preventing the sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Johnson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Johnson wants to get up but he can't break Jae Sung's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jae Sung manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Johnson manages to get himself to full guard.

Johnson really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Jae Sung. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Jae Sung stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Johnson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Johnson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Jae Sung pushing down on Johnson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Jae Sung will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Johnson is trying to get back to full guard.
Johnson pushes Jae Sung off looking to stand but Jae Sung dives back in and keeps control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Johnson is defending against the submission attempts here by Jae Sung.
Johnson pushes Jae Sung off looking to stand but Jae Sung dives back in and keeps control.
Jae Sung prevents Johnson from improving his position.
Johnson pushes Jae Sung off looking to stand but Jae Sung dives back in and keeps control.
Johnson trying to control but Jae Sung postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.

Jae Sung is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Johnson doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Jae Sung.

Jae Sung is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Johnson is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Park Jae Sung!
Park Jae Sung gave a mention to SP Ultimate Nutrition in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: AD285: Aggressive 4Life     
Date:   Jun 12, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Francisco Morales and Craig Johnson. Morales comes into the arena with Sheppard- Say Geronimo blaring out of the sound system. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. On his way into the cage it seems that Francisco Morales has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Francisco Morales seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

182 cm
25
198 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
168 cm
35
200 lbs
14 - 13 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition
GREEN!160

Bad Man Clothing (Nothing Over $40)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Francisco Morales!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Yves DeLean and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Morales throws a leg kick that misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson misses with a wild combination.
Johnson has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Morales is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Morales doesn't manage to clinch there - Johnson circles away.
Johnson checks a low kick from Morales.
Morales tries to clinch but Johnson moves out of range.
Morales tries to clinch
and Johnson counters with a stiff right hand.
Morales throws a lazy right hand but Johnson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Morales throws a right and a left that both miss.
A nice leg kick lands there from Morales.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Morales misses with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Morales scoring well with a low kick there.
Johnson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Morales ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Johnson moves away.
Jab from Morales.
A jab from Johnson does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses the body punch
and Morales counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Johnson lands with a shot to the body.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Morales moves away and avoids it.
Nice cross by Morales.
Johnson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Johnson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Johnson moves out of range of the leg kick from Morales.
Johnson lands a really nice looking cross but Morales seems unphased.
Morales swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Morales looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Morales throws a hook but Johnson blocks it.
Johnson is looking to clinch.
Morales moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Morales moves away.
Johnson fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Morales is out of range.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morales fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Johnson is out of range.
Morales keeps the fight on the outside.
Johnson lands a jab to Morales's midsection.
Morales tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Morales moves away and avoids it.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Morales avoids them all with ease.
A solid leg kick lands there for Morales.
Morales scores with a jab.
Morales scores with a leg kick.
Johnson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Morales rather than just go for the knockout.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Morales.
Johnson scores with a shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Johnson. That's going to slow Morales down.
Johnson connects with a solid leg kick.
Johnson avoids the body shot from Morales.
Johnson scores with a hook to the body. Morales takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Morales is breathing heavily.
Johnson throws a push kick but Morales slaps the foot to one side.
It looked like Morales was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Johnson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Morales fails with an attempt to clinch.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Morales moves out of range.
Morales takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Johnson misses
and Morales connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Morales does a little dance to reset his feet.
Morales takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Morales is just out of range.
Morales chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Johnson lands with a shot to the body.
Morales throws the left hand but Johnson avoids the punch easily.
Johnson throws a right hand that Morales ducks under and follows up with a left that Morales also avoids with ease.
It looked like Morales wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Morales moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Morales tries to clinch up.
Johnson goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

Morales gets tackled into the cage by Johnson. Johnson maintains the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to get back to striking at distance but Morales won't allow it.
Morales tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Johnson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Morales tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
I was talking to Morales's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Morales is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Morales throws a front kick aimed at Johnson's knee but Johnson avoids it well.
Johnson throws a head kick that misses.

Johnson closes the distance and pushes Morales back into the cage.
Johnson gets through Morales's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Morales lands a right hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson scores with a body shot.
Morales tries to clinch but Johnson moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Morales gets tackled into the cage by Johnson. Johnson maintains the clinch.
Johnson is trying to push Morales away but Morales has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Morales goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Johnson.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Morales avoids a punch combination nicely.
Morales tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Johnson was well out of range. Poor timing from Morales.
Nice straight punches there by Morales. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Morales.
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Morales lands with a good body shot.
Johnson throws a one two combo.
Johnson throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Oooh a lovely combination from Johnson sends Morales down but not out. Johnson dives into side control looking to finish.

Morales is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Johnson stands up.
Oh Morales is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Morales tries to work over Johnson's front leg with a kick but Johnson checks it.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Morales manages to avoid it.
Morales seems to have got his legs back now.
Morales darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Morales has closed the distance and engaged Johnson in a clinch.
A short uppercut from Johnson.
A short body shot lands from Morales as the two fighters clinch.
Johnson managing to block the knees to the body from Morales.
Morales lands a hook to the side of the head.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Morales.
Johnson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Morales avoids it.
Morales presses Johnson against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Morales tries to throw a body punch but Johnson avoids it by throwing Morales back against the cage.
Morales softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson landing knees to the head.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnson keeps the fight on the outside.
Morales is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Morales lands a jab to the head.

Johnson pushes Morales up against the cage in a 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!

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Morales throws a head kick that misses.
Johnson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson tries to clinch up.
It looked like Morales was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Johnson throws a leg kick but Morales moved away.
Morales lands with a hook. Johnson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Morales avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Morales jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Morales throws a low kick but Johnson moves out of range easily.
Morales is looking to clinch but Johnson is avoiding it.
Nice body punch from Johnson.
Johnson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Morales tried to score with a low kick but Johnson checks it.
Morales tries to clinch but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson is looking to slow Morales down with leg kicks.
Johnson throws a body punch but Morales moves out of range.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Morales avoids them all with ease.
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Morales's jab looks to have found its range, popping Johnson under the eye.
Craig Johnson seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson lands a body shot.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Morales manages to avoid it.
Morales fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Johnson is out of range.
Johnson is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Morales uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
Morales scores with the left hand. Johnson knows he should have avoided that one.
Morales lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A leg kick checked by Johnson.
Morales keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Morales is just out of range.
Johnson keeps the fight on the outside.
Morales swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Morales with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Johnson to score with a decent uppercut.
Johnson throws a nice looking combination but Morales bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
An attempted straight right counter from Morales misses the target.
Morales uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Morales lands a body shot.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Morales misses with a looping left.
Johnson fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Morales is out of range.
Morales fails with an attempt to clinch.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Morales is just out of range.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Johnson misses with a body punch
and Morales counters with a nice uppercut.
Morales lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Johnson circles away quickly and effectively.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Morales doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Morales throws out a powerful jab.
Morales throws a nice inside leg kick.

Johnson rushes Morales and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Morales misses with a hook to the ribs.
Morales scores with a nice hook to the head.
Morales lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

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

Craig Johnson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Morales fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnson manages to avoid it.
Morales just misses with a punch to the body.
Morales fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Johnson misses with the combination.
Morales misses with a lunging right hand
and Johnson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Johnson lands with a good body shot.
Morales takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Morales looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Johnson lands a nice looking body shot.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson lands a right hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Johnson throws a jab but it's blocked by Morales.
Johnson lands a jab.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Morales.
Morales cracks Johnson with a good jab.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Johnson. Those never looked like landing.
Morales is looking to counter punch.
Morales misses with a body shot.
Morales throws a big shot that misses.
Morales bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Morales walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Morales swings for the body but Johnson moves out of range.
Johnson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Johnson cracks Morales with an open hand slap.
Johnson swings for the body but Morales moves out of range.
Johnson avoids the body shot from Morales.
Johnson lands with a shot to the body.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Morales was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.

Morales forces Johnson back against the cage and clinches.
Johnson trying to stall but Morales improves his position.
A frustrated look appears on Johnson's face as he tries to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Morales.
Johnson tries to break the clinch but Morales is controlling the position.
Morales gets through Johnson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Johnson is looking to break free of the clinch but Morales has double underhooks.
A knee to the head by Morales.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Morales prevents Johnson from breaking the clinch.
Johnson lands a left hand.
Francisco Morales has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Johnson avoiding damage as Morales throws knees to the body.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Morales is just out of range.
Johnson misses with a series of wild punches.
Morales uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Morales scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Johnson lands a body shot.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Morales is just out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson swats away the attempt to clinch by Morales.
Johnson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Morales keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Johnson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Morales throws a hook but Johnson avoids it easily.
Johnson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Morales swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Morales scores with a jab to the jaw.

Johnson fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Morales, pushing him back against the cage.
Johnson tries to land a knee to the head but Morales blocks with his arms.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Morales.
Johnson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Morales lands with a right to the head.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Morales obliges.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Morales lands a body shot in 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!
Morales misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Morales tries to throw a body punch but Johnson avoids it by throwing Morales back against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Morales creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Johnson has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Morales lands a hook to the side of the head.
Morales working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Morales doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Johnson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Morales has him pressed against the cage.
Morales misses with a body punch.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Craig Johnson is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Morales looks to land a combination but Johnson avoids it well.
Morales feints and then cracks Johnson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Johnson down.
Morales takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Johnson connects with a single shot there.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Craig Johnson.
I've got Johnson winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Craig Johnson!

Craig Johnson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: AD284: Bas Would Be Proud     
Date:   Jun 07, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nicol Bolas and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! 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.

170 cm
24
195 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
168 cm
34
200 lbs
13 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
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Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nicol Bolas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Trevor Gratis and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bolas shoots in for a takedown but Johnson shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bolas tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Johnson is able to avoid easily.
Bolas shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
The crowd cheers as Johnson lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bolas doesn't seem phased though.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson digs a good hook to Bolas's body.
Nicol Bolas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Johnson wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nicol Bolas. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bolas seems to be squinting his left eye. Perhaps he got a poke in that previous exchange. Johnson shows no mercy and swarms him with a barage of strikes! Bolas is backing up but Johnson catches him with a final right hook that drops him! Bolas covers up and the referee steps in to end the fight! Johnson Jumps to his feet and flashes his guns to the crowd. Oh yeah, baby! How'd you like them apples?!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Craig Johnson!
After winning the bout, Craig Johnson 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: AD279: Slaying Mantis     
Date:   May 15, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Lars Nilsson. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
34
200 lbs
13 - 12 - 0
188 cm
28
195 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Lars Nilsson!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Steve Smith and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Nilsson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nilsson tries to score with a low kick but Johnson moves his leg out of the way.
Nilsson throws a one two combo.
Johnson misses with a few strikes there.
Johnson misses with a hook to the body
enabling Nilsson to counter with a crisp jab.
Nilsson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Johnson's sensitive parts.
Johnson takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
A good leg kick by Nilsson.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nilsson was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nilsson manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson swinging wildly here.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Nilsson cracks Johnson with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nilsson throws out a loose jab but Johnson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson works the jab nicely.
Nilsson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nilsson moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nilsson is looking to slow Johnson down with leg kicks.
Johnson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Nilsson throws a leg kick which misses Johnson's front leg but catches the back leg as Johnson tries to avoid it.
Johnson misses with a straight right.
Nilsson lands with a thumping leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Nilsson.
Nilsson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnson manages to avoid it.
Nilsson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Johnson.
Nilsson throws a lazy uppercut
and Johnson counters with a stiff right hand.
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Johnson takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Johnson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Nilsson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Nilsson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Nilsson connects with a nice looking jab.
Nilsson feints and then cracks Johnson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Johnson down.
Nilsson throws a looping overhand right but Johnson ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Nilsson is just out of range.
Nilsson lands with a good body shot.
Johnson swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Nilsson to counter with a crisp jab.
Nilsson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson tries to close the distance and clinch up but Nilsson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Johnson throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nilsson on the side of the head.
Nilsson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Johnson. Johnson circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nilsson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Good exchange - Nilsson coming out on top.
An inside leg kick lands from Nilsson.
Nilsson throws a leg kick that misses.
Johnson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Johnson throws a right and a left that Nilsson avoids nicely.
Johnson looks to land a right hand but Nilsson moved out of range.
Johnson takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nilsson moves away.
Nilsson connects with a right hand. Johnson shakes it off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson avoids the head kick by Nilsson.
Johnson throws a combination that misses
and Nilsson counters with a straight right hand.
Nilsson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nilsson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nilsson moves away.
Nilsson misses with an uppercut.
Nilsson tries to bum rush Johnson with a series of wild strikes but Johnson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Johnson is looking to wear down Nilsson with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Nilsson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nilsson lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Johnson throws a looping overhand right but Nilsson ducks down to avoid it.
A nice side step and Nilsson releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Nilsson connects with a leg kick. Johnson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson lands a right hook to the body.
Nilsson connects with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nilsson scores with a leg kick.
Johnson fails to land with a series of punches.
Nilsson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Johnson tests Nilsson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nilsson is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Johnson had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson punishes Johnson's body with a nice straight punch.
Nilsson missing with a left hand there. Johnson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Good shot there by Johnson.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nilsson bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nilsson was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Nilsson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Johnson throws a right and a left that Nilsson avoids nicely.
Johnson is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nice body punch from Nilsson.
Nilsson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Johnson.
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Johnson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
That kick from Nilsson tenderised Johnson's leg. Johnson is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nilsson throws a chopping leg kick but Johnson manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Nilsson moves away from the strike by Johnson.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lars Nilsson dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson'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.


Johnson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nilsson has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Nilsson lands a leg kick that knocks Johnson off balance momentarily.
Nilsson fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lars Nilsson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nilsson scores with a punch to the head.
Nilsson listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nilsson scores with a jab. Johnson acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nilsson throws a leg kick but Johnson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Nilsson lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Nilsson tests Johnson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nilsson looks to land a combination. Johnson sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nilsson was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Nilsson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nilsson misses with a low kick.
Nilsson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson tries to clinch up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Nilsson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nilsson feints a counter leg kick.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Nilsson's ribs.
Johnson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Johnson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.
Nilsson is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Nilsson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Johnson's hands.
A leg kick checked by Johnson.
Nilsson jabs Johnson right on the nose. Johnson blinks but takes it well.
A head kick misses from Johnson.
Nilsson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
No joy there for Johnson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nilsson scores with a nice strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Nilsson counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Johnson thinking.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Nilsson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nilsson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nilsson works the jab nicely.
Nilsson lands the left hand.
Nice body punch from Nilsson.
Nilsson lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nilsson slips under a jab.
Nilsson throws a fast counter high kick but Johnson manages to duck under it in time.
A nice inside leg kick there by Nilsson. That's going to slow Johnson down.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Nilsson scores with a hook.
Johnson digs a good body shot into Nilsson's ribs.
Johnson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nilsson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nilsson scores with a jab to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Jab, jab by Nilsson - just one landing.
Nilsson is looking to slow Johnson down with leg kicks.
Nilsson darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nilsson connects with an inside leg kick.
Nilsson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Johnson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Johnson fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nilsson is out of range.
Nilsson throws a counter combo.
Nilsson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Johnson.
Johnson moves out of range as Nilsson strikes.
Johnson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Nilsson to score with a decent uppercut.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Nilsson moves away and avoids it.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Nilsson was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nilsson stuns Johnson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nilsson lands a jab to Johnson's midsection.
Johnson cracks Nilsson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
It looks like Johnson has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Nilsson lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson lands a leg kick that knocks Johnson off balance momentarily.
Johnson misses with a straight right.
Johnson takes a swing at Nilsson's ribcage but misses.
Nilsson looks to score with a jab to the body but Johnson is just out of range.
Nilsson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Johnson.
Johnson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Nilsson finds it's way round the side to connect with Johnson's head.
Nilsson darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Johnson misses with a straight right.
Johnson checks a low kick from Nilsson.
Nilsson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Johnson. Johnson circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Johnson tries to clinch but Nilsson moves out of range.
Nilsson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.
Johnson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lars Nilsson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson'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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


The fighters circle momentarily. Nilsson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Nilsson misses with a few strikes there.
Johnson takes one on the button.
Johnson throws a shot to the body.
Johnson checks a low kick from Nilsson.
Nilsson moves out of range as Johnson strikes.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
It seemed like Nilsson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nilsson throws a nice inside leg kick.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson throws a body punch but Nilsson moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Nilsson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nilsson manages to avoid it.
Johnson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Nilsson can pounce on him.
Johnson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nilsson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nilsson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nilsson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nilsson throws a quick inside leg kick.
Johnson misses with a hook.
Johnson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Johnson might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Nilsson lands a jab.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Nilsson lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nilsson scoring well with a low kick there.
Johnson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nilsson tries to land a leg kick but Johnson saw it coming and moves away.
Johnson closes the distance looking to clinch
and Nilsson counters with a left to the body.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson closes the distance looking to clinch
and Johnson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson misses with a straight left.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Nilsson's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Nilsson duly obliges.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nilsson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Nilsson throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Johnson.
Nilsson will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Johnson takes one to the chin there.
Nilsson lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Nilsson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnson.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Nilsson as he connects with a hook.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nilsson manages to avoid it.
Nilsson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Johnson's sensitive parts.
Nilsson swinging wildly here.
Nice uppercut lands for Nilsson. That snapped Johnson's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson misses the jab.
Johnson lands a two punch combo.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Nilsson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Johnson's hands.
A nice combination there by Johnson.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Nilsson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nilsson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
A little jabbing left from Nilsson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Nilsson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nilsson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nilsson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Nilsson.
Nilsson scores with a body shot.
Nilsson dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Johnson. That did some damage!
Lars Nilsson is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nilsson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A solid leg kick lands there for Nilsson.
Nilsson throws out a powerful jab.
Johnson swings for the body but Nilsson moves out of range.
Nilsson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nilsson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Nilsson thows a leg kick but Johnson checks it

and Johnson counters with a left and a right that hurts Nilsson! He wobbles and falls to the floor - he's in big trouble! Johnson jumps into full mount!

Nilsson is rocked!
Johnson trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Nilsson is still in real trouble! Can Johnson finish him?
Johnson takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Craig Johnson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Johnson looking to finish with strikes here!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lars Nilsson!
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Event: AD275: Tupac vs Biggie     
Date:   Apr 28, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Charlie Meyers and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. On his way into the cage it seems that Charlie Meyers has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Charlie Meyers seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

187 cm
32
198 lbs
21 - 15 - 0
168 cm
34
200 lbs
13 - 11 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Charlie Meyers!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Robert Douchet and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Meyers moves into the clinch successfully.
Johnson working hard to break the clinch.

Meyers pulls guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Meyers looking for a guillotine here but Johnson defends easily.
Meyers looking to control.
Johnson would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Johnson tries to stand but Meyers is controlling from the bottom.
Johnson preventing the sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson trying to control the position from guard on top but Meyers is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Johnson sitting in guard, not really doing much.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Meyers fails in his attempt to clinch.
Meyers uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Johnson.
Meyers tries for a takedown. No joy.
Johnson wants to break free but Meyers has control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is trying to push Meyers away but Meyers has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Johnson takes an elbow to the forehead.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Meyers blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Johnson landing knees to the head.

It looks like Charlie Meyers has been cut.

Meyers has hold of one of Johnson's legs. Johnson is fighting the takedown attempt but Meyers gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Meyers stopping the sweep attempt from Johnson.
Meyers stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Johnson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Meyers content to stall in guard here.
Meyers loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Meyers trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Johnson wants to stand up but Meyers is controlling him.
Meyers controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Johnson throws a jab when Meyers was well out of range.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Meyers lands an overhand right.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson misses with a body shot
and Meyers makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Meyers is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Johnson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Meyers fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Johnson sprawls well initially but Meyers persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Johnson is looking to control Meyers's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Johnson avoid being mounted?

Meyers is looking for a kimura but Johnson is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Meyers to get the leverage.
Johnson is trying to stand back up but Meyers is controlling him
Meyers not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Meyers is thwarting Johnson's attempts to control the position.

Johnson is defending against the submission attempts here by Meyers.
Meyers is figuring out what he wants to do next.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Charlie Meyers dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


A swing and a miss from Johnson.
Johnson lands a jab to the head.
Meyers misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Meyers checks a leg kick.
Meyers bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Meyers does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Meyers fails with a takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Johnson has taken the fight to the clinch.
Johnson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson working hard to break the clinch.
Johnson misses with a knee strike.
Johnson tries a knee to the head but Meyers blocks it.
Meyers blocks a body shot from Johnson.
Johnson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Meyers was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Meyers shoots in looking for a takedown. Johnson tries to sprawl out of it but Meyers keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Johnson manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Charlie Meyers. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Johnson has Meyers up against the cage in a clinch.

Meyers manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meyers is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Johnson wants to get up but he can't break Meyers's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Johnson must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Johnson looking to pass the guard.
Johnson wants to get up but he can't break Meyers's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Meyers wants to get back to his feet but Johnson is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

Johnson gets to his feet - Meyers follows without any prompting.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson swings for the body but Meyers moves out of range.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Meyers looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Johnson!
Meyers working the head and body with strikes.
Johnson is looking to reverse the position.
Meyers working away.
Johnson is looking to regain half guard here but Meyers keeps moving and retains side control.
Johnson really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Meyers. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

Meyers tries for a kimura but Johnson is defending well.
Johnson felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Meyers trying to control the action but Johnson is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet but Meyers drags him back down.
Johnson tries to improve position but can't.
Meyers working the body and head with strikes.
Meyers wants to lay and pray for a moment but Johnson keeps working.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet but Meyers drags him back down.
Johnson can't do much from the bottom here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Johnson throws a shot to the body.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Meyers was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Meyers takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Meyers shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Johnson manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Meyers trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Meyers tries to free his leg and advance position but Johnson is retaining full guard.
Meyers lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson keeping moving, preventing Meyers from controlling successfully.
Johnson keeping full guard, as Meyers tries to pass.
Meyers trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Meyers wants to control from the top but Johnson keeps moving.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Meyers avoids them all with ease.

Meyers gets a takedown into half guard.
Meyers sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Johnson defending well though.
Meyers is thwarting Johnson's attempts to control the position.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meyers performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Johnson is not content to let Meyers control the position.

Johnson is defending against the submission attempts here by Meyers.
Johnson is trying to get back to full guard.
Meyers is thwarting Johnson's attempts to control the position.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Meyers looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Johnson tries to land a leg kick but Meyers saw it coming and moves away.
Horrible takedown attempt by Meyers or perhaps it was just good defense by Johnson, which made it look bad.

Meyers scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Johnson tries to escape but Meyers is in control.
Meyers wants to lay and pray for a moment but Johnson keeps working.
Johnson is trying to get back to half guard.
Meyers just content to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet but Meyers drags him back down.
Meyers working the head and body with strikes.
Meyers trying to control the action but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Johnson can't do much from the bottom here.
Meyers throws an elbow but Johnson slips to the side and avoids it well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Meyers is looking to take a break and control but Johnson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Meyers prevents Johnson from escaping the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charlie Meyers showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Meyers has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 29:28
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 29:28
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Charlie Meyers!
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Event: AD267: Clobberknocker     
Date:   Mar 29, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Taneli Hauki and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
30
197 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
168 cm
34
200 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Taneli Hauki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Alec Ball and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hauki slips under a jab.
Johnson slips a straight right by Hauki.
A countering left hand to the body from Johnson misses.
Johnson connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Johnson misses with the combination.
Johnson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Nice shot lands for Johnson.
Donk. Hauki catches Johnson right on the button with a cross.
Hauki dodges the punch combination from Johnson.
Johnson takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hauki changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Johnson tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Hauki manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.

Hauki drives through and clinches with Johnson against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Hauki.
Johnson misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Good body shot from Hauki.
Johnson is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Hauki is defending well for now.
Hauki effectively controlling the action here.
Hauki lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hauki misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hauki.
Hauki throws a punch but it's blocked by Johnson.
I was talking to Hauki's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Hauki lands a right hand.
Johnson working hard to break the clinch.
Hauki tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hauki lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A hook to the body from Johnson.
Johnson has a couple of punches blocked by Hauki.
Johnson manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Hauki misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hauki.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

Hauki pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson misses with a hook. Hauki ducked under it nicely.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Johnson!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hauki listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Johnson on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hauki fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Johnson on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hauki is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Hauki darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hauki on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Hauki scores with a jab to the head.
Hauki is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hauki throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hauki slips a jab from Johnson.
Good leg kick by Hauki there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body
and Hauki counters with a nice uppercut.
Johnson takes a swing at Hauki's ribcage but misses.
Hauki displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
Hauki circles away from the clinch attempt.
Hauki swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Hauki throws a leg kick which misses Johnson's front leg but catches the back leg as Johnson tries to avoid it.
Hauki lands with an overhand left.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
Johnson wants to clinch.
Johnson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hauki is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

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!
Johnson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hauki.
Hauki bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Johnson's head.
Hauki fails to land with a series of punches.
Johnson closes the distance and lands a crisp combination that knocks Hauki out cold! Hauki corner are devastated, head in hands behind our commentary position. Poor guys.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Craig Johnson!
An out of breath Craig Johnson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: AD258: badaBOOM     
Date:   Feb 17, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nicol Bolas and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

170 cm
22
195 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
168 cm
33
200 lbs
11 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nicol Bolas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick from Bolas.
Johnson throws a counter combo.
Johnson scores with a hook to the body. Bolas takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bolas comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Johnson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bolas throws a leg kick but Johnson checks it.
Johnson throws a right hand that Bolas ducks under and follows up with a left that Bolas also avoids with ease.
Nice takedown defense from Johnson. No joy for Bolas on that attempt.

Bolas shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Johnson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Bolas is looking to take a break and control but Johnson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bolas scores with a couple of short elbows.
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!
Johnson pushes Bolas away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Bolas gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Bolas wants to lay and pray for a moment but Johnson keeps working.
Bolas lands some shots froms side control.
Johnson is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Bolas asserts his dominance and retains side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson stops Bolas from passing to mount.
Johnson is trying to buck Bolas off.
Bolas misses with the ground and pound.
Johnson felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Johnson is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Bolas prevents Johnson from standing back up.
Bolas trying to control the action but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Bolas is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Johnson is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Bolas stalling away here and it's allowed Johnson to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bolas trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Bolas's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Bolas working some strikes from top position.
Bolas loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Bolas trying to control the position from guard on top but Johnson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've been hearing good reports from Bolas's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Johnson is looking to stand up but Bolas isn't so interested in that idea.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
A low kick from Bolas is predictable there
and Johnson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bolas was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Johnson keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bolas shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Johnson as he avoids it easily.
Bolas looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Johnson is fending him off so far but Bolas persists. Nope, Johnson circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nicol Bolas. That's going to take a lot out of him.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bolas.
Johnson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bolas moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bolas darts in looking for a takedown but Johnson gets double underhooks and turns Bolas into the cage.

Bolas shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Johnson keeping moving, preventing Bolas from controlling successfully.
Johnson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Johnson has his feet on Bolas's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Bolas shoots for a takedown but Johnson saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Johnson swings for the body but Bolas moves out of range.
Johnson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bolas looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nicol Bolas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Johnson catches Bolas napping and connects with a big right hand that sends Bolas to the canvas!

Bolas is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Oh Bolas is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

Johnson stands up from guard. Let's bang!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bolas misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Bolas seems to have got his legs back now.
Johnson moves in looking to clinch but Bolas pushes him off.

Bolas ducks straight into an uppercut from Johnson and tumbles to the canvas! Itís a flash knockdown though - Bolas manages to regain guard straight away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bolas is looking to stand up but Johnson isn't so interested in that idea.
Bolas keeping moving, preventing Johnson from controlling successfully.
Johnson is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Johnson wants to stand but Bolas has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Johnson lands a slapping body shot.
Bolas misses with a few strikes there.
Johnson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bolas throws out a loose jab but Johnson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bolas gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Johnson.
Johnson scores with a body shot.
Bolas doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Johnson lands with a massive overhand right! Stick a fork in Bolas - he's out cold! Ermm... I think I just mixed my metaphors but yeah... That was a nice KO! Big win for Johnson!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Craig Johnson!
A victorious Craig Johnson thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: ECFC 46     
Date:   Jan 10, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Jeremy Voda. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Voda has chosen Lamb of God - Walk With Me In Hell as his entrance music. Jeremy Voda acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

168 cm
33
200 lbs
11 - 10 - 0
179 cm
32
193 lbs
21 - 19 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jeremy Voda!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Jonathan Paton and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Voda slips the punch.
Voda tries a head kick but it misses.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Voda momentarily.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Voda keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Voda manages to avoid it.
Johnson with a hook.
Voda scoring well with a low kick there.
Voda uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Voda moves away and avoids it.
Johnson throws a body punch but Voda moves out of range.
Voda lands with a kick to the temple. Johnson shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Voda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Voda was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Voda jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A quick step to the side and Johnson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson is looking to chop away at Voda's legs.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Voda was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Voda with the counter takedown but Johnson avoids it easily.
Johnson stuns Voda with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson tries to land a front kick but Voda steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Johnson throws a combination. Voda tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Voda avoids them all with ease.
Johnson is looking to wear down Voda with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Johnson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Voda changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Voda takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Voda takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Johnson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Johnson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Johnson throws a body punch but Voda moves out of range.
Voda throws a body kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Voda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Voda manages to avoid it.
Voda circles away from the clinch attempt.
Voda changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Voda connects with a solid leg kick.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson throws the kick towards the body but Voda avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Voda works the jab nicely.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Voda is just out of range.
Johnson throws a body punch but Voda moves out of range.
And Voda tries to counter it with a takedown but Johnson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Voda slips a straight right by Johnson.
Nice defenses there by Johnson.
Voda slips under a jab from Johnson.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jab by Voda.
Voda scores with a jab to the head.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Johnson with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Voda avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Voda manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Voda does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Voda.
Johnson jabs at Voda's body.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Voda drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Johnson defends it well.
A looping hook to the body misses from Johnson. Voda does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big right from Johnson misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Voda as he connects with a hook.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Voda.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Voda avoids the body shot from Johnson.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Johnson takes a swing at Voda's ribcage but misses.
Voda walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Johnson with a hook.
Johnson cracks Voda with an open hand slap.
Johnson throws a leg kick that misses.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Voda was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Voda.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination

and Voda counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Voda keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Voda works his foot free and advances to mount.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Voda trying to control but Johnson is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Voda lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.

Voda has control of Johnson's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Johnson regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Voda looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Johnson is squirming around, avoiding Voda's attempts to control the action.
Voda landing shots from mount.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Johnson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Voda can do to turn this around?
Voda wants to control the pace but Johnson is squirming around nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The referee warns Johnson that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.

Jeez, Craig Johnson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Jeremy Voda!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Jeremy Voda waved his t-shirt featuring Ace of Spades Clothing's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: ECFC 44     
Date:   Dec 28, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Anthony Abaddon. Chooooooooon! I think Johnson might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Blood of Heroes!. Abaddon has chosen Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff 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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Granite chin
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Anthony Abaddon!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Steve Montenegro and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Abaddon ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Johnson misses with a body shot.
Abaddon appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Nice shot by Abaddon.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Abaddon displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnson throws out the jab.
Johnson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Johnson misses the body punch
and Abaddon counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Johnson has managed to clinch.
Abaddon throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Johnson blocks it with crossed arms.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Abaddon.
Abaddon jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Johnson walks away with a smile on his face. Abaddon gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.
Abaddon doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Abaddon was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.

Johnson clinches up with Abaddon and pushes him back against the cage.
Our sources have told us that Johnson has been working on his elbows in the gym.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson blocks an uppercut.
Johnson is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Johnson wants to break the clinch but can't.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
Johnson looking to slow down the pace here.
Abaddon keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Johnson's efforts to push away.
Abaddon pressing his opponent against the cage.
Johnson works on Abaddon's body with a couple of short punches.
Johnson wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Abaddon lands a right hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Johnson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Abaddon's elbow.
Johnson is trying to push Abaddon away but Abaddon has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Johnson.
Stalling in the clinch from Johnson.
Johnson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Abaddon scores a nice knee to the body.
Abaddon misses with a body punch.
Abaddon blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Abaddon lands with a light punch inside.
Abaddon blocks a body shot from Johnson.
Abaddon works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Abaddon lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Johnson or not.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Abaddon is working Johnson over against the cage.
Abaddon lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Abaddon lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Abaddon.
Abaddon scores with a hook to the body.

Abaddon manages to break the clinch.
Johnson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Abaddon counters with a nice kick to the body.
Johnson takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Johnson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Abaddon moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.

Johnson gets tackled into the cage by Abaddon. Abaddon maintains the clinch.
Abaddon pushes Johnson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Abaddon scores with a nice hook to the head.
Abaddon connects with a knee to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson takes an elbow to the temple.
Abaddon is trying to pull guard but Johnson has him pressed against the cage.
Abaddon lands a nice elbow.

Craig Johnson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
A short right from Abaddon.

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

Johnson rushes Abaddon and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Abaddon landing knees to the body.
Abaddon lands with a light punch inside.
Abaddon drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anthony Abaddon.
Abaddon using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Abaddon lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Abaddon creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Johnson's defenses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson can't break the clinch.
Johnson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Abaddon breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Abaddon keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Jeez, Craig Johnson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Abaddon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice shot by Abaddon.
The fighters circling - Johnson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Abaddon scores with a leg kick.
Abaddon connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Johnson momentarily.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Abaddon manages to avoid it.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Abaddon moves away.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Abaddon.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Abaddon throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Johnson is looking to wear down Abaddon with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Johnson connects with a single shot there.
Abaddon avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Abaddon looks to land a combination but Johnson avoids it well.
Johnson is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Abaddon's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Johnson misses with a hook to the body
and Abaddon counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Johnson thinking.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Abaddon dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Johnson misses with a body shot.

Abaddon has taken the fight to the clinch.
Johnson is trying to break free.
Abaddon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Abaddon stalling in the clinch but Johnson improves position.

Abaddon manages to break the clinch.
Johnson leaves Abaddon with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Abaddon connects with a body shot that sends Johnson's belly button to the back.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Abaddon.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body

and Abaddon counters by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Abaddon with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

Abaddon breaks from the clinch.
Anthony Abaddon seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Johnson, as that shot connected.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Abaddon!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson throws a sloppy head kick and Abaddon moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a looping left.
Johnson swings for the body but Abaddon moves out of range.
Anthony Abaddon is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Abaddon is just out of range.
Johnson throws a body punch but Abaddon moves out of range.
Abaddon throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson slips a jab and a cross from Abaddon.
Abaddon with a nice cross.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Anthony Abaddon!
A less than humble Anthony Abaddon 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: ECFC 42     
Date:   Dec 13, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Risto Korpisuo. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Korpisuo has chosen Elškelšiset - Humpparaakki as his entrance music. Risto Korpisuo will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

168 cm
32
200 lbs
10 - 9 - 0
183 cm
37
186 lbs
23 - 31 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 31 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Risto Korpisuo!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, John Roberts and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson throws a head kick that misses.
Nice defenses there by Korpisuo.
Korpisuo slips under a jab.
Korpisuo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson throws a left and a right that both miss
and Korpisuo counters with a series of strikes. Johnson will be more careful next time no doubt.
Korpisuo lands with a nice body punch.
Johnson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Korpisuo is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A telegraphed right hand from Johnson misses the target.
Johnson 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.
Korpisuo slips a jab from Johnson.
Korpisuo let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Johnson closes the distance and clinches.
Johnson misses with a punch on the inside.
Johnson stalling the fight.
Johnson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Korpisuo has him pressed against the cage.
Johnson misses with a knee strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson tries to throw a body punch but Korpisuo avoids it by throwing Johnson back against the cage.
Johnson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Korpisuo has Johnson pressed against the cage, preventing Johnson from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Korpisuo manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Korpisuo has control of Johnson's left arm, preventing Johnson from doing any damage.
Johnson controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Korpisuo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Johnson is one step ahead there.

Korpisuo is looking for a triangle but Johnson pushes his legs off easily.
Korpisuo looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Korpisuo pulls Johnson in close to prevent any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson wants to control from the top but Korpisuo keeps moving.
Korpisuo pulls Johnson in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Korpisuo looks to land a combination. Johnson sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Korpisuo, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A little feinted left hand from Johnson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Johnson scores with a hook to the body. Korpisuo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Johnson drops Korpisuo with a right and a left! Johnson comes rushing in but Korpisuo regains his composure and manages to keep Johnson in guard.

Korpisuo is rocked!

Johnson decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Korpisuo is still on wobbly legs! Can Johnson finish him?
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson flashes Korpisuo a smile before throwing a beast of a right hand, straight down the pipe. Korpisuo's eyes follow the hand right onto his nose, taking in it's full glory... and then darkness. Korpisuo crumples to the floor! He's out cold! Johnson punches the air and yells at the top of his lungs - yeeeeeeeeeeah!!!! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Craig Johnson!
After winning the bout, Craig Johnson 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: ECFC 39     
Date:   Nov 23, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Anastasio and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. 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?

181 cm
27
190 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
168 cm
32
200 lbs
10 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Anthony Anastasio!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Steve Montenegro and John Kavanagh.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Anastasio lands a nice shot that snaps Johnson's head back.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Johnson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Anastasio walks into a jab.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Anastasio.
Anastasio scores with a nice head shot.
Decent striking displayed by Anastasio there.

Johnson drops Anastasio with a nice combination! Johnson dives into Anastasio's guard, looking to finish!

It looks like Anthony Anastasio has been cut.
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!
Anastasio has a closed guard, preventing Johnson from standing up.
Anastasio looking to hit a scissor sweep but Johnson is one step ahead there.
Anastasio has his hands on Johnson's head, controlling the position.
Johnson has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Anastasio is proving hard to escape from.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Johnson trying to control the position from guard on top but Anastasio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Anastasio is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Anastasio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Anastasio thumps Johnson with a low kick.
Anastasio lands with a good body shot.
Johnson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a hook but Anastasio blocks it.
Anastasio slips under a jab.
Johnson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anastasio on the side of the head.
Anastasio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Anastasio throws out a powerful jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Anastasio, right into the meat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Anastasio digs a good body shot into Johnson's ribs.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Johnson throws a hook but Anastasio avoids it easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Anastasio.
Johnson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Johnson looks to score with a jab to the body but Anastasio is just out of range.
Anastasio scores with a spinning back kick!
Johnson pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Anastasio back to the cage. Johnson follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
A shot to the liver by Johnson. Beautiful body shot.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Anastasio. Johnson shrugs it off though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio lands a really nice looking cross but Johnson seems unphased.
A solid leg kick lands there for Anastasio.
Johnson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Johnson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Anastasio digs a good hook to Johnson's body.
Johnson takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Anastasio thumps Johnson with a low kick.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A lazy left from Anastasio finds it's target.
Anastasio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Anastasio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Johnson.
Anastasio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Anastasio punishes Johnson's body with a nice straight punch.
Johnson has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Anastasio.
Anastasio is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Anastasio lands a nice shot to the body.
Anastasio misses with a head kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Johnson checks it well.
Anastasio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Anastasio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Anastasio avoids a kick to the body.
Anastasio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Anastasio ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
Anastasio staying out of range there.
Anastasio fakes the leg kick and cracks Johnson in the body.
Anastasio scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson lands a right hook to the body.
Anastasio connects with a leg kick. Johnson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Johnson throws a poor cross that misses
and Anastasio counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Johnson looks winded!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Anastasio thumps Johnson with a low kick.
Anastasio scores with a body shot.
Anastasio scores with a nice right hand.
Nice body punch from Anastasio.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Anastasio dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Anastasio scores with a body shot.
Anthony Anastasio is winning the standup battle so far.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anastasio.
Johnson takes a kick to the side of the head.
Johnson throws a right hand that misses
and Anastasio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Anastasio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Johnson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A chopping leg kick lands by Anastasio.
Anastasio tries to work over Johnson's front leg with a kick but Johnson checks it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Anastasio.
Johnson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Anastasio throws a head kick that Johnson semi-blocks.

That has opened up Craig Johnson's cut even more.
Anastasio lands with a nice body punch.
Anastasio connects with a body shot that sends Johnson's belly button to the back.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anastasio connects with a solid leg kick.
Johnson wants to clinch.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Anastasio connects with a leg kick. Johnson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anastasio lands a head kick. Johnson smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Johnson thuds a left hand into Anastasio's body.
Anastasio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Anastasio scores with a three punch combo!

The cut above Craig Johnson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Jab from Johnson.
Johnson cracks Anastasio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Anastasio clobbers Johnson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Anastasio throws a leg kick but Johnson sees it coming and moves out of range.
Johnson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Anastasio.
Johnson's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Johnson duly obliges.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Johnson misses with a shot to the body
and Anastasio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Johnson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Johnson misses with a lunging right hand
and Anastasio makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Johnson swings away with a body shot that misses
and Anastasio counters with a nice uppercut.
Anastasio pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Anastasio as he connects with a hook.

Johnson is rocked!

Craig Johnson's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Anastasio thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Johnson if he has to take too many more of those.
Johnson swings for the body but Anastasio moves out of range.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Anastasio swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Johnson is breathing heavily.
Nice body kick there by Anastasio.
Anastasio's corner calls for a 1-2. Anastasio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Johnson takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Anastasio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Anastasio, right into the meat.
Decent striking displayed by Johnson there.
Anastasio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Johnson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A lazy left from Anastasio finds it's target.
Johnson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Anastasio. That one must have hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anastasio defending well as Johnson loads up on a big left hand.
You can see that Johnson has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Anastasio feints and then cracks Johnson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Johnson down.
Anastasio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Johnson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Johnson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Anastasio counters with a straight right hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Anthony Anastasio!
Anthony Anastasio retains his middleweight title!
Anthony Anastasio thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: ECFC 32     
Date:   Sep 13, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Bob Loblaw. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Loblaw has chosen Bob Loblaw Song as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

168 cm
31
200 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
182 cm
29
193 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bob Loblaw!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Reed Andrews and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson stuns Loblaw with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Johnson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson misses with a hook.
Johnson tries to bum rush Loblaw with a series of wild strikes but Loblaw uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Loblaw moves forwards but Johnson connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Johnson misses with an uppercut.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Johnson takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Loblaw ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
Loblaw walks into a straight right hand from Johnson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson works Loblaw's body with a nice hook.

Loblaw shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Johnson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Johnson looking for a sweep but Loblaw has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Johnson manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Loblaw throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson looks like he's trying to stand up.
Johnson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Loblaw takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Johnson is trying to get back to full guard.
Johnson is trying to stand.
Johnson is positioning himself well to prevent Loblaw advancing to mount.
Johnson is refusing to be controlled, as Loblaw sits in half guard.

The ref calls for a clean break and stands the fighters back up. Bob Loblaw wasn't active enough on the ground.
Johnson throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.

A jab-cross combination lands for Johnson and sends Loblaw crashing to the mat! Johnson follows him down to the mat - Loblaw regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet!

Loblaw is rocked!

It looks like Bob Loblaw has been cut.
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!

Johnson postures up and decides to stand up, from the half guard. The ref calls for Loblaw to stand up.
Loblaw is still on wobbly legs! Can Johnson finish him?
and Johnson counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Loblaw! He's just covering up as Johnson starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Craig Johnson!
A very excited looking Craig Johnson made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: ECFC 26     
Date:   Aug 02, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Bob Loblaw. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Loblaw has chosen Bob Loblaw Song as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

168 cm
31
200 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
182 cm
29
193 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bob Loblaw!
The judges for this bout are Chad Campbell, Steve Montenegro and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson misses with a lunging right hand

so Loblaw counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Johnson bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Loblaw's guard.
Johnson looking to pass the guard.
Loblaw wants to sweep but no luck.

Johnson stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Johnson throws a leg kick

and Loblaw counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Loblaw's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Loblaw's back!
Loblaw tries to break free.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson doesn't have the hooks in and Loblaw manages to turn into his guard.
Loblaw loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Johnson controlling the position.
Loblaw trying to control the position from guard on top but Johnson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Loblaw has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Loblaw throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

Johnson working for a triangle but Loblaw defends it easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Johnson throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Johnson working a defensive guard here.
Johnson is really struggling to control Loblaw but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Johnson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Loblaw chips away with some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson controls Loblaw momentarily but Loblaw frees himself.
Johnson can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Loblaw controls the pace.
Johnson tries to strike from the bottom.
Loblaw is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Johnson is looking to stand up but Loblaw isn't so interested in that idea.
Loblaw is fighting to break Johnson's control of his arms but Johnson is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Loblaw content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Johnson bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Loblaw's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Johnson trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Johnson postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Johnson stands up and waves to Loblaw to follow him.
A solid leg kick lands there for Loblaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson throws a right and a left that Loblaw avoids nicely.

Loblaw manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Johnson on his heels. He'll look to pass Johnson's guard now, I'm sure.
Johnson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Loblaw preventing the sweep.
Johnson is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Loblaw wants to get back to full guard.
Johnson throws a strike but Loblaw avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Loblaw looking for a sweep. Not yet Loblaw, not yet.
Johnson working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Johnson scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Johnson pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Loblaw is keeping the position for now.
Loblaw looking to hit a scissor sweep but Johnson is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Loblaw manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Johnson manages to get himself to full guard.
Johnson is striking off his back. Loblaw thinks nothing of it though and passes easily into half guard.
Johnson wants to get back to full guard.
Loblaw lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Loblaw not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Loblaw in particular looking to stall.
Johnson is looking to improve his position.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Loblaw tries to pass to full mount but Johnson defends it.
Johnson looks like he's trying to stand up.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Bob Loblaw will probably get the nod.
That's time! Johnson's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Johnson swings for the body but Loblaw moves out of range.
Loblaw just misses with a punch to the body.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Loblaw fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Johnson checks it well.
Loblaw checks a leg kick.
Johnson checks the leg kick.
Johnson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Loblaw throws a leg kick but Johnson sees it coming and moves out of range.
Loblaw keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnson.
Johnson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nice defenses there by Loblaw.
Loblaw scores with a leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Loblaw. That's going to slow Johnson down.
Johnson tries to close the distance and clinch up but Loblaw swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Johnson.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson misses with a kick to the body.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Loblaw darts in looking for a takedown but Johnson gets double underhooks and turns Loblaw into the cage.
Johnson tries to stall but Loblaw uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Loblaw keeps control of Johnson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Johnson scores a nice knee to the body.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Johnson working hard to break the clinch.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Loblaw tries a body shot but Johnson blocks it.
Johnson trying to stall but Loblaw improves his position.

Loblaw breaks the clinch.
Johnson throws a sloppy head kick and Loblaw moves out of range easily.

Loblaw clinches with his opponent.
Loblaw lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Loblaw has Johnson pressed against the cage.
Loblaw keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Johnson's efforts to push away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Loblaw has picked Johnson up - he's going for a ride! Loblaw dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Bob Loblaw has got the better of the ground game so far.
Johnson looking to hit a scissor sweep but Loblaw is one step ahead there.
Loblaw in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

Loblaw gets to his feet - Johnson follows without any prompting.
Loblaw paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Johnson falls off balance throwing a combination

and Loblaw counters with a nice single leg takedown and he's in Johnson's guard now.
Johnson looking to hit a scissor sweep but Loblaw is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Johnson looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Loblaw passes into half guard.
Loblaw prevents Johnson from standing back up.
Johnson is looking for a sweep. Loblaw is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Johnson tries to kick Loblaw off but Loblaw keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Johnson wants to control but Loblaw is keeping busy.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.
Loblaw throwing shots but Johnson is blocking nicely.
Johnson is trying to stand up here but Loblaw is controlling him well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Loblaw working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Loblaw slips a nice elbow through Johnson's hands, connecting with Johnson's forehead.
Loblaw looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnson tries to get to full guard but Loblaw has control of the leg.
Loblaw is controlling the pace.
Loblaw landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Johnson is trying to maintain the position but Loblaw is very close to passing his half guard.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Johnson is in trouble now - Loblaw has advanced to mount!
A nice elbow there by Loblaw.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A swing and a miss from Johnson.
Johnson is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Loblaw's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Johnson stalks Loblaw and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Loblaw's face. Loblaw staggers backwards, shaken.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Loblaw with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Loblaw slips under a jab.
Johnson digs a good hook to Loblaw's body.
Johnson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Johnson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Decent striking displayed by Johnson there.

Johnson gets caught flat footed, as Loblaw shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Loblaw throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

Johnson has his foot on Loblaw's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Loblaw works his way back into a safe position though.
Loblaw works over Johnson with some ground and pound from guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Loblaw lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Loblaw trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Johnson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Loblaw passes Johnson's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Johnson is looking to escape.
Johnson is looking to improve his position.
Loblaw controlling the action here.
Johnson taking some punishment here, with Loblaw in his half guard.
Johnson tries to roll over but Loblaw keeps him under control.
Loblaw controlling the action here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Loblaw.
Loblaw takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Loblaw scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Loblaw prevents Johnson from improving his position.
Loblaw prevents Johnson from standing back up.
Loblaw lands strikes from half guard.
Loblaw is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Johnson kicks off Loblaw and gets to his feet.
Johnson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Loblaw decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Johnson's guard.
Loblaw works over Johnson with some ground and pound from guard.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet but Loblaw is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

Johnson throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Loblaw lands a couple of digs.
Loblaw slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Loblaw connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Johnson some visible discomfort.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Loblaw is looking to take a break and control but Johnson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Loblaw scoring with punches and elbows.
Loblaw advances to full mount.
Loblaw is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Johnson can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Johnson is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.
Loblaw looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Johnson is squirming around, avoiding Loblaw's attempts to control the action.
Johnson in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Johnson sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Bob Loblaw 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.



Loblaw closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Johnson's guard.
Johnson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Johnson is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Loblaw presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Loblaw prevents Johnson from breaking the clinch.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Loblaw throws a nice outside leg kick.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A slow jab from Johnson misses its intended target.
Johnson tries to land a body kick

so Loblaw counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Johnson is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Loblaw is aware though and is defending well.
Johnson keeping moving, preventing Loblaw from controlling successfully.
Loblaw content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Loblaw trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Johnson controls Loblaw momentarily but Loblaw frees himself.
Loblaw preventing the sweep.
Loblaw trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Loblaw controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Johnson looking for a sweep. Not yet Johnson, not yet.

Bob Loblaw has forced the referee to step in and restart the fight on the feet.

Johnson gets tackled into the cage by Loblaw. Loblaw maintains the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Johnson.
Our sources have told us that Johnson has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Johnson tries to throw a body punch but Loblaw avoids it by throwing Johnson back against the cage.

Loblaw's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Loblaw throws a lazy right hand but Johnson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Loblaw throws a right hand that misses
and Johnson counters with a nice uppercut.
Loblaw's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Johnson connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Loblaw scrambles back to his feet.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Loblaw.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Johnson misses with a looping left.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson tries to clinch there but Loblaw circles away.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Loblaw staying out of range there.
Johnson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Johnson misses with a low kick.

Loblaw gets a clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Loblaw has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Johnson is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Johnson working aggressively here.
Johnson being controlled against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is trying to maintain a safe position but Loblaw gets an underhook and turns Johnson into the cage.
Loblaw cracks Johnson with a nice body shot.
Johnson wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Loblaw has him pressed against the cage.
Loblaw scores with a shoulder strike.
Loblaw lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Johnson has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Johnson tries to break free but Loblaw pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Loblaw.
Johnson blocking some punches.
Johnson using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Loblaw has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Loblaw keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Johnson's efforts to push away.
Johnson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A body shot lands from Johnson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson tries to throw a body punch but Loblaw avoids it by throwing Johnson back against the cage.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Johnson doesn't manage to clinch there - Loblaw circles away.
Johnson scores with a jab. Loblaw acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Loblaw buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson avoids the body shot from Loblaw.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Loblaw 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 Johnson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Johnson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Loblaw avoids the head kick by Johnson.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Loblaw.
Johnson looks to throw the jab but Loblaw is out of range.
Johnson doesn't manage to clinch there - Loblaw circles away.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Loblaw moves out of range as Johnson throws a body kick.
Johnson takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Loblaw stuns Johnson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Johnson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Bob Loblaw will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Johnson works Loblaw's body with a nice hook.
Loblaw avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Johnson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Loblaw momentarily.
Johnson throws a hook to the side of Loblaw's head but Loblaw sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Loblaw takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Loblaw slips the punch.
Loblaw misses with a looping right.
Johnson throws a body punch but Loblaw moves out of range.
Loblaw dives in for a single leg takedown but Johnson sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Johnson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Johnson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Johnson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Loblaw struggles to land a body shot inside as Johnson controls his hands.
Loblaw lands a hook that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson is looking to break free of the clinch but Loblaw has double underhooks.
Loblaw blocking some punches.
Loblaw keeps control of Johnson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Johnson wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Johnson prevents the takedown attempt.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Johnson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Loblaw misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Loblaw is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Johnson can't fight it off and eventually Loblaw manages to take the fight to the floor. Johnson looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Loblaw in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Loblaw throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Johnson looking to control.
Loblaw works over Johnson with some ground and pound from guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Loblaw accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Johnson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Loblaw accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Loblaw trying to control the position from guard on top but Johnson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Johnson striking off his back but it's not causing Loblaw any problems.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Johnson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Johnson lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Johnson with a flurry of punches that miss.
Johnson throws a strike but Loblaw rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.
Johnson trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Loblaw pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Johnson is keeping the position for now.

Johnson scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Johnson throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Loblaw with a nice cross.
A punch combination from Johnson misses.
Johnson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Loblaw on the side of the head.
Johnson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Loblaw buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Johnson lands an impressive looking overhand right. Loblaw doesn't seem phased though.
Johnson shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Loblaw eats them both and turns towards Johnson to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Loblaw is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A combination from Johnson does no damage.
Loblaw is still on wobbly legs! Can Johnson finish him?
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.

Loblaw shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Loblaw was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Johnson tries to escape but Loblaw is in control.
Johnson is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Johnson wants to control but Loblaw postures up.
Johnson is looking to get back to his feet here but Loblaw is keeping cool and he's managed to take Johnson's back.
Johnson can't escape the position.
Loblaw lands a shot to the body.
Loblaw seems to have recovered his senses.
Loblaw is trying to stick to Johnson's back but Johnson is turning into Loblaw. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Loblaw's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Johnson.
Johnson wants to get up but he can't break Loblaw's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Johnson throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Johnson tries to free his leg and advance position but Loblaw is retaining full guard.
Craig Johnson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Loblaw is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Loblaw tries to land a sweep but no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
Craig Johnson showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Loblaw 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 Chad Campbell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 46:49
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bob Loblaw!

Bob Loblaw is the new middleweight champion!
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Event: ECFC 23     
Date:   Jul 13, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Bryan McClelland. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. McClelland has chosen Born And Raised In Lowell as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

168 cm
31
200 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
170 cm
21
201 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bryan McClelland!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Russell Pearce and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson scores with a hook to the body. McClelland takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Johnson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
McClelland fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Johnson on the side of the head.
Johnson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by McClelland.
Johnson throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Johnson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed McClelland momentarily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The fighters circling - McClelland throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
McClelland takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
McClelland tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Johnson scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
McClelland takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Johnson throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck McClelland on the side of the head.

McClelland is rocked!
Crack! Johnson connects with the perfect overhand right and McClelland falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Johnson!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson retains his middleweight title!
After winning the bout, Craig Johnson thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Bryan McClelland was interviewed post fight and said 'I think it's funny he knew I was going to do that!'.
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Event: 22     
Date:   Jul 05, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Bryan McClelland. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. McClelland comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Born And Raised In Lowell kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Bryan McClelland has the eye of the tiger tonight.

168 cm
31
200 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
170 cm
21
201 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Brawler
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bryan McClelland!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Dean Styles and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson lands a nice shot that snaps McClelland's head back.
A decent looking cross lands there for Johnson.
McClelland ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
Johnson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McClelland manages to avoid it.
McClelland fails in his attempt to clinch.
McClelland misses with a wild body shot.
McClelland uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson misses with the combination.
McClelland throws a jab but it's blocked by Johnson.
Nice takedown defense from Johnson. No joy for McClelland on that attempt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McClelland is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Bryan McClelland seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Johnson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

McClelland is rocked!
Johnson dances in with a quick combination. McClelland is being worked over with jabs and crosses. Oooh, a right straight from Johnson snaps McClelland's head back. McClelland stumbles backwards against the cage. Johnson steps forward and delivers a right cross that connects with McClelland's jaw, simultaneously knocking him out and sending his mouthpiece into the crowd! There's a worthy souvenir for the fans. This one is over folks. McClelland just didn't come prepared.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Craig Johnson!
Craig Johnson is the new middleweight champion!
A very excited looking Craig Johnson made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
In defeat, Bryan McClelland stepped up to the mic, saying 'I think it's funny he knew I was going to do that!'.
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Event: ECFC     
Date:   Jun 28, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Billy Branton and Craig Johnson. Johnson comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Blood of Heroes! kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

180 cm
27
193 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
168 cm
30
200 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Billy Branton!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Anthony Taglia and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Branton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Johnson swats away the attempt to clinch by Branton.
Nice uppercut there from Branton.
Branton shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

Branton closes the distance and clinches.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Branton throws a big shot that misses.
Branton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Johnson moves away.
Branton jabs away that one connects to the head of his opponent.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Branton feints a jab promting Johnson to slip. Branton then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Johnson slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Branton misses with a looping left.
Johnson scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Branton throws a series of punches but Johnson avoids them all with ease.
Branton digs a good body shot into Johnson's ribs.
Branton swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Johnson checks a low kick from Branton.
Johnson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Branton.
Billy Branton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Branton throws a series of punches but Johnson avoids them all with ease.
Johnson misses with a double jab.
Branton misses with a two punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A cross from Johnson lands.
Branton misses the jab.
Branton is looking to clinch but Johnson is avoiding it.

Johnson drops Branton with a big left hand and mounts him. Branton is in big trouble!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Branton avoids a series of strikes thrown by Johnson.
Johnson has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Branton is trying to stand up.
Branton is looking to improve his position but Johnson isn't that keen on the idea.
Johnson landing strikes from the mount.

Branton is rocked!
Branton avoids a series of strikes thrown by Johnson.
Johnson sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Johnson is controlling this nicely and is looking to make no mistakes. Branton is trying to wiggle out of this horrible position. Branton flips to his side and attempts to get a leg in for half guard. Johnson anticipates the leg and manages to get behind Branton and secures both hooks! This could be bad! Johnson slips an arm under Branton chin and tries to position for a rear naked choke. Johnson has worked the choke in now and it looks tight. Johnson is squeezing on Branton like an anaconda would it's prey. Branton fails to tap and has fallen unconscious! We've got ourselves a winner by way of a rear naked choke!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Craig Johnson!
An out of breath Craig Johnson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: ECFC 16 - My Birthday Event!     
Date:   May 29, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Saulo Riberio. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

168 cm
30
200 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
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185 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Saulo Riberio!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Lou da Vinci and Eddie Farnsworth.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Riberio tries to close the distance and clinch up but Johnson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Riberio slips the punch.
Riberio tries to clinch up but Johnson circles away and keeps his distance.
A lazy left from Johnson finds it's target.
Johnson listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Johnson scores with a nice right hand.
Johnson looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Riberio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Johnson connects with a body shot that sends Riberio's belly button to the back.

Riberio gets tackled into the cage by Johnson. Johnson maintains the clinch.

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

Johnson moves into the clinch successfully.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

It looks like Saulo Riberio has been cut.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Riberio walks into a straight right hand from Johnson.
Johnson throws a head kick but Riberio moves out of range.
Johnson dips to his left and cracks Riberio with an uppercut!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riberio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Riberio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Riberio wants to clinch up but Johnson keeps it at a distance.
Johnson darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Craig Johnson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson lands a nice hook to Riberio's body. Riberio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Riberio gets tackled into the cage by Johnson. Johnson maintains the clinch.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Riberio staying out of range there.
Riberio is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Johnson scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Johnson closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Johnson wants to stall.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Riberio blocks a jab.
Riberio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
Johnson throws a nice inside leg kick.
Johnson throws the left hand but Riberio avoids the punch easily.
Johnson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Riberio slips under a jab from Johnson.

Johnson drives through and clinches with Riberio against the cage.
I was talking to Johnson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

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

Johnson has taken the fight to the clinch.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Johnson lands a jab to Riberio's midsection.

Johnson gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Riberio keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Johnson's efforts to push away.
Riberio tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Johnson smiles and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson thows a body shot but no joy.
Johnson misses with an uppercut.
Riberio tries to clinch there but Johnson circles away.
Riberio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Riberio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Riberio slips a jab from Johnson.
Johnson cracks Riberio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A nice combination there by Johnson.
Johnson scores with a leg kick.
Johnson scores with a decent looking hook.
A big left from Johnson misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Riberio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Johnson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Riberio.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Riberio fails in his attempt to clinch.
A jab from Johnson misses.
Johnson misses with a few strikes there.
Johnson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Johnson scores with a hook.
Johnson cracks a nice hook into Riberio's ribs.
Johnson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Johnson is looking to chop away at Riberio's legs.
Johnson is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Riberio wants to clinch up but Johnson keeps it at a distance.
Johnson throws a right and a left that Riberio avoids nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Johnson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Johnson throws a jab when Riberio was well out of range.

Johnson instigates a clinch.
Riberio tries to pull guard but Johnson forces him back to his feet, against the cage.

Johnson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Johnson looks to throw the jab but Riberio is out of range.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Riberio.
Johnson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Johnson lands the left hand.
Riberio avoids the body shot from Johnson.
Johnson lands with a right hand.
Johnson misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson fails to land with a series of punches.
Johnson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson connects with a nice looking jab.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Riberio moves away and avoids it.
Riberio tries to clinch up.
Riberio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Riberio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Johnson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Johnson tries to land a front kick but Riberio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Johnson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Riberio can do to turn this around?
Johnson tests Riberio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Johnson throws a good cross that connects.
Johnson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Craig Johnson is winning the standup battle so far.
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Riberio wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson missing with a left hand there. Riberio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Riberio tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Johnson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Riberio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Johnson.
Johnson misses with an uppercut. Riberio saw that one coming.
Riberio has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Riberio ducks under a wild hook from Johnson.
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!
Johnson throws out a loose jab but Riberio uses good head movement to avoid it.

Johnson closes the distance and pushes Riberio back into the cage.
Johnson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Riberio drags the fight down to the ground.

Riberio has his foot on Johnson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Johnson works his way back into a safe position though.

Riberio has his foot on Johnson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Johnson works his way back into a safe position though.

Johnson drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Riberio manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Johnson has Riberio in his guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Riberio drops back looking for a leg! Johnson is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Johnson manages to kick Riberio off! Riberio jumps back into Johnson's guard.
Johnson keeping moving, preventing Riberio from controlling successfully.
Riberio won't allow Johnson to sweep him here.
Riberio trying to control the position from guard on top but Johnson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Riberio advances to half guard.
Riberio trying to mount his opponent but Johnson defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Riberio is looking to pass Johnson's guard but actually Johnson recovers to full guard.
Johnson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Riberio on the ground.
Riberio looking to pass the guard.
Johnson wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Riberio is now in half guard.

Riberio is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Riberio is working for a submission of some sort.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Riberio prevents Johnson from standing back up.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Craig Johnson dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Saulo Riberio's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Riberio 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.

Johnson gets a clinch.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson throws a good cross that connects.
A big left from Johnson misses.
Good shot there by Johnson.
Johnson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Johnson lands with a cross.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Riberio.
Riberio tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Johnson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Riberio at a distance.
Johnson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Riberio.
The fight stays on the outside here - Riberio looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riberio walks into a jab.
A jab from Johnson does it's job there.

Johnson forces Riberio back against the cage and clinches.
Riberio tries to pull guard but Johnson holds him up against the cage and eventually Riberio drops back down to his feet.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Riberio wants to clinch.
Johnson throws a series of punches but Riberio avoids them all with ease.
Riberio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Johnson.
Riberio slips under a jab.
Saulo Riberio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Riberio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Johnson slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Johnson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Johnson looks to land a right hand but Riberio moved out of range.
Johnson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Riberio with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Johnson to score with a decent uppercut.
A left lands for Johnson.

Johnson gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Johnson lands a shot to the body.

Johnson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnson just misses with a punch to the body.
A big left from Johnson misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson misses with a low kick.
Johnson misses the jab.
Riberio tries to close the distance and clinch but Johnson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Johnson misses with a looping right.
Johnson throws a sloppy head kick and Riberio moves out of range easily.
Johnson throws a hook to the side of Riberio's head but Riberio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Johnson clinches.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Riberio has him pressed against the cage.
Good body shot from Johnson.
Riberio has Johnson pressed against the cage, preventing Johnson from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Johnson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Johnson lands an uppercut.
Johnson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Riberio fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Riberio jumps guard but Johnson turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saulo Riberio.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Danga de danga de dang - Johnson scores with a four punch combination!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Riberio doesn't manage to clinch there - Johnson circles away.
Johnson scores with a hook to the body. Riberio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Johnson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Johnson displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Johnson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

Johnson has Riberio up against the cage in a clinch.
Craig Johnson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Riberio misses with a hook from the clinch.

Johnson breaks from the clinch.
Johnson cracks Riberio with an open hand slap.

And that's the end of the fight!
Craig Johnson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Johnson, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 30:27
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 30:27
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Craig Johnson!

During a confident post fight interview, Craig Johnson thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: ECFC 11 - Berger vs Markman     
Date:   Apr 26, 2014

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Yuuga Ikeda and Craig Johnson. Johnson has chosen Blood of Heroes! as his entrance music. Yuuga Ikeda has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

189 cm
19
197 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
168 cm
30
200 lbs
4 - 7 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Yuuga Ikeda!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Columbo Gatti and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnson getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Danga de danga de dang - Johnson scores with a four punch combination!
Johnson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Ikeda circles away quickly and effectively.
Johnson lands a jab to the nose.
Ikeda is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Johnson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Johnson cracks Ikeda with a good jab.
Ikeda is looking to clinch but Johnson is avoiding it.
Johnson thuds a left hand into Ikeda's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ikeda takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Ikeda moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Ikeda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Ikeda fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Ikeda misses with a takedown attempt - Johnson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Ikeda looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Johnson lands a nice looking body shot.
Johnson misses with a double jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ikeda takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Ikeda takes a jab right on the kisser.
Ikeda takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Johnson scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Johnson throws a shot to the body.
Johnson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Johnson wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Yuuga Ikeda. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Johnson gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Johnson is trying to break the clinch but Ikeda is controlling him.
Johnson lands with a left to the head.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ikeda on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Ikeda has a takedown stuffed.
Johnson is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Ikeda had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Ikeda throws a right and a left that Johnson avoids nicely.
Craig Johnson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ikeda tries to score a power double leg takedown but Johnson sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Ikeda somewhat.

Johnson rushes Ikeda and presses him up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ikeda has Johnson pressed against the cage, preventing Johnson from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Johnson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Johnson lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ikeda at a distance.

Johnson drives through and clinches with Ikeda against the cage.
Johnson is pressed up against the cage. Ikeda has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Johnson down to the mat. Johnson avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Ikeda takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ikeda throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Johnson's waist but Johnson gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Ikeda off to one side.
Johnson looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Nice body punch from Johnson.
The fighters circle momentarily. Johnson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Johnson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Ikeda's head backwards.
Johnson swats away the attempt to clinch by Ikeda.
Johnson lands a nice shot that snaps Ikeda's head back.
Johnson cracks Ikeda with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Ikeda is sent reeling backwards by a solid uppercut. He barely regains his balance and Johnson moves in for the kill throwing a continuous barrage of punches that force the ref to step in.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Craig Johnson!
During a confident post fight interview, Craig Johnson thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CCF Midweek Mayhem 116     
Date:   Feb 19, 2014

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Craig Johnson and Zemli Funtov. Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Blood of Heroes!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
29
215 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
158 cm
31
224 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Craig Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zemli Funtov!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Funtov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Funtov walks into a straight right hand from Johnson.
Funtov walks into a jab.
Funtov shoots for a takedown but Johnson saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Johnson jabs Funtov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Johnson lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Johnson feints a jab promting Funtov to slip. Johnson then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Funtov slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Johnson lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Funtov backs up against the cage.
Funtov fails with a takedown attempt.
Funtov 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.
Johnson with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
No luck with that takedown attempt from Funtov.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zemli Funtov.

Funtov closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Johnson did well to prevent Funtov getting side control.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Johnson tries to roll over but Funtov keeps him under control.
Johnson is looking to control Funtov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Johnson avoid being mounted?
Funtov throwing shots but Johnson is blocking nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Johnson actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Johnson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Funtov.
Funtov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Funtov lands a nice short elbow.
Johnson wants to get back to his feet.
Johnson is looking to improve his position.
Nice strikes from Funtov there.
Johnson wants to control but Funtov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Johnson taking some punishment here, with Funtov in his half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Johnson tries to get to full guard but Funtov has control of the leg.
Johnson is trying to stand back up but Funtov is controlling him
Funtov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Johnson trying to hold on to Funtov's head to control him but Funtov postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Funtov winds up and cracks Johnson with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Funtov lands with a punch from half guard.
Funtov scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Johnson tries to get to full guard but Funtov has control of the leg.
Johnson trying to hold on to Funtov's head to control him but Funtov postures up.
Funtov is keen to just control but Johnson is a slippery customer.
Johnson has hold of Funtov's hands but Funtov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Johnson wants to get back to full guard.
Funtov lands with a punch from half guard.
Johnson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Funtov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Funtov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Funtov slips a nice elbow through Johnson's hands, connecting with Johnson's forehead.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Funtov working the head and body with strikes.
Funtov trying to control from half guard but Johnson is working away.
Johnson taking some punishment here, with Funtov in his half guard.
Johnson gets back to full guard.
Funtov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Johnson's head.
Funtov won't allow Johnson to sweep him here.
Funtov postures up.

Funtov stands up and waves to Johnson to follow him.
Funtov fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Johnson avoids it really well and circles away.
Funtov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson striking off his back but it's not causing Funtov any problems.
Funtov stopping the sweep attempt from Johnson.
Johnson has momentary wrist control but Funtov slips an elbow through the middle.
Funtov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

Johnson is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Funtov is aware though and is defending well.
Funtov working some strikes from top position.
Funtov throws a big elbow that misses.
Funtov working some strikes from top position.
Johnson trying to keep a closed guard but Funtov is proving a slippery customer.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Funtov landing with the ground and pound.
Johnson wants to control but Funtov passes easily into half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Zemli Funtov dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Funtov darts in looking for a takedown but Johnson gets double underhooks and turns Funtov into the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Johnson.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Funtov wants a takedown but no success here.

Funtov lands a takedown into guard.
Johnson looking for a sweep. Not yet Johnson, not yet.
Johnson wants to stand but Funtov is controlling the position.
Funtov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Funtov postures up in Johnson's guard and throws a big left but Johnson blocks it.
Funtov throwing strikes but missing.
Funtov is in close to Johnson's body, working some short punches and elbows.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Funtov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Johnson working a defensive guard here.
Funtov wants to control from the top but Johnson keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Johnson working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Funtov has passed into half guard!
Johnson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Johnson trying to hold on to Funtov's head to control him but Funtov postures up.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Funtov lands a nice short elbow.
Johnson is trying to control but can't.
Johnson wants to get back to full guard.
Funtov winds up and cracks Johnson with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Johnson has hold of Funtov's hands but Funtov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

It looks like Craig Johnson has been cut.
Funtov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Johnson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Funtov working the head and body with strikes.

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!
Johnson is doing well to control the position and prevent Funtov from advancing to side control.
Funtov wants to free his trapped foot but Johnson is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The fighters are battling for position here. Johnson manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Funtov lands a couple of elbows.
Funtov landing some decent shots from guard.
Zemli Funtov has got the better of the ground game so far.

Funtov stands up from Johnson's guard - Funtov perhaps looking for a knockout.
Some wild striking there from Johnson.
Funtov walks forward, straight into a front kick from Johnson.
Johnson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Zemli Funtov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Funtov fails with a takedown attempt.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zemli Funtov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Funtov moves away.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Johnson enables Funtov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Johnson manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Funtov scoring with some ground and pound.
Funtov prevents Johnson from getting back to his feet.
Funtov wants to pass the guard but Johnson is keeping the position.
Johnson is looking to stand back up but Funtov counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Johnson.
Funtov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Johnson is looking to control Funtov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Johnson avoid being mounted?
Johnson on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Funtov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Johnson is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Funtov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Johnson tries to roll over but Funtov keeps him under control.
Funtov is nestled in close to Johnson, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Johnson throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Johnson is trying to stand back up but Funtov is controlling him
Funtov slips a nice elbow through Johnson's hands, connecting with Johnson's forehead.

Craig Johnson's cut is getting worse.
Funtov wants to pass to mount but Johnson is defending the position.

Johnson looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Johnson is not content to let Funtov control the position.
Funtov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

Johnson looking for submissions off his back.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Zemli Funtov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Craig Johnson'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.


Funtov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Johnson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Johnson scores with a jab to the body.
Johnson misses with the combination.
Nice body punch from Johnson.
Funtov fails with a takedown attempt.
We've been told by Johnson's head coaches at Midnight MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Funtov takes one to the side of the head.
Funtov shoots in for a takedown but Johnson shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Craig Johnson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zemli Funtov.
Johnson scores with the left hand. Funtov knows he should have avoided that one.
Johnson is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Johnson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Funtov shoots in for a takedown but Johnson shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Johnson tests Funtov's chin there with a solid looking shot.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Funtov's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Funtov stopping the sweep attempt from Johnson.
Funtov stops Johnson from standing up.

Funtov got a little sloppy there for a moment and Johnson has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Funtov has managed to get both his arms back between Johnson's legs - danger averted.
Johnson has momentary wrist control but Funtov slips an elbow through the middle.
Funtov trying to control but Johnson is working from the bottom.
Funtov with a nice head shot there.
Funtov postures up and lands a big shot to Johnson's brow.
Johnson is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Johnson is trying to control the position but Funtov postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Funtov sitting in guard here, content to control.
Funtov wants to control from the top but Johnson keeps moving.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Johnson looking to control.

It looks like we're going to have a standup here. Neither fighter is doing enough on the ground.
Funtov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Johnson connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nice straight punches there by Johnson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Johnson.
Johnson throws out a powerful jab.
Johnson misses with a straight right.
Nice uppercut there from Johnson.
Funtov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Johnson sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Johnson looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Johnson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Funtov has a takedown stuffed.
Funtov has a takedown stuffed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson stuffs the takedown.
Funtov gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Johnson gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Johnson is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Johnson is looking for a triangle but Funtov pushes his legs off easily.

Johnson isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Funtov stacks Johnson on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Funtov!
Johnson tries to improve position but can't.
Johnson takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Funtov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Johnson is trying to buck Funtov off.
Funtov grinds an elbow