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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 2458 p4p, 0 weight class) and Alexander Koreshkov (ranked 2544 p4p, 0 weight class). Luzhin's entrance music is Lil Baby - Narcs. A fine choice. Alexander Koreshkov acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

181 cm
41
191 lbs
36 - 20 - 3
176 cm
36
202 lbs
23 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Brawler
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 36 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alexander Koreshkov!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Jonathan Paton and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good exchange - Luzhin coming out on top.

Luzhin has taken the fight to the clinch.
Luzhin gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Koreshkov.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Koreshkov blocks it.
Koreshkov wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

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

Luzhin has closed the distance and engaged Koreshkov in a clinch.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Luzhin manages to break the clinch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Luzhin works over Koreshkov's head and body with a nice combination.

It looks like Alexander Koreshkov has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin blocks a head kick by Koreshkov.
Luzhin throws a quick counter kick to the body but Koreshkov avoids it.
Koreshkov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Koreshkov.
Alexander Koreshkov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Luzhin clinches up with Koreshkov and pushes him back against the cage.
Luzhin holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Koreshkov takes a knee right on the jaw!
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.
Luzhin gets through Koreshkov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Luzhin breaks the clinch.
Luzhin throws a right hand that Koreshkov ducks under and follows up with a left that Koreshkov also avoids with ease.
Koreshkov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Luzhin manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
The fight stays on the outside here - Koreshkov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Luzhin drives through and clinches with Koreshkov against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Koreshkov blocks it with crossed arms.
Luzhin lands a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin stalling the fight.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Koreshkov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luzhin.
Luzhin dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Luzhin connects with a knee to the head.
Koreshkov on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Koreshkov avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Luzhin holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Koreshkov wants to break the clinch but can't.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Koreshkov blocks with his arms.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Koreshkov blocks with his arms.
Luzhin content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Koreshkov has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Luzhin avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Koreshkov's face.
Koreshkov has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Luzhin after a bit of a struggle.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alexander Koreshkov.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Koreshkov goes for a takedown attempt but Luzhin pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Koreshkov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Luzhin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luzhin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Koreshkov throws a head kick that misses.
Luzhin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin scores with a hook.
Luzhin tries to bum rush Koreshkov with a series of wild strikes but Koreshkov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Koreshkov gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Koreshkov is rocked!
Decent striking displayed by Koreshkov there.
Koreshkov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Koreshkov lands a two punch combo.

Luzhin has Koreshkov up against the cage in a clinch.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Stalling in the clinch from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Koreshkov blocks with his arms.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Koreshkov has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Koreshkov blocks it.
Luzhin is stalling here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Alexander Koreshkov's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Koreshkov connects with a single shot there.
Luzhin lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Luzhin connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nikolai Luzhin is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Koreshkov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin scores with a head kick.

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Koreshkov back into the cage.
Luzhin swings wildly with an uppercut but Koreshkov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Koreshkov wants to take the fight to the mat but Luzhin manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Luzhin.
Luzhin controlling the action here for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Koreshkov has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin swings wildly with an uppercut but Koreshkov uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin scores with a knee to the head.
Koreshkov managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luzhin working aggressively here.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Koreshkov.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Koreshkov backwards.
Nikolai Luzhin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin lands a left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Koreshkov has Luzhin pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Luzhin manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Koreshkov is looking for a takedown.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alexander Koreshkov.
Luzhin slows down the pace here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Koreshkov takes a shot to the head.
Luzhin connects with a knee to the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Luzhin.
Luzhin is stalling here.
Luzhin gets a warning from the ref for wasting time.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Koreshkov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Koreshkov can't get the takedown.
Luzhin is struggling to control the position.

Luzhin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Luzhin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Koreshkov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a stiff right hand.
Luzhin scores with a head kick.

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Luzhin.
Koreshkov blocking some punches.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A little feinted left hand from Luzhin on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luzhin 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.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Koreshkov lands a jab to the nose.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Koreshkov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Luzhin throwing a counter right hand but Koreshkov manages to avoid it.
Koreshkov keeps the fight on the outside.
Koreshkov throws a big shot that misses.

Luzhin gets a clinch.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Luzhin is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Koreshkov throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Luzhin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Koreshkov, pushing him back against the cage.
Koreshkov tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Luzhin just stands there and leans against the cage.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Koreshkov has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Luzhin is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Koreshkov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Luzhin is defending well.
Luzhin swings wildly with an uppercut but Koreshkov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin lands a hook to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Alexander Koreshkov's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Luzhin connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Luzhin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Koreshkov can do to turn this around?
Koreshkov fails with an attempt to clinch.
A quick step to the side and Luzhin tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Koreshkov swats away the attempt to clinch by Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a right hand. Koreshkov shakes it off.
A jab lands there for Luzhin.
Koreshkov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Koreshkov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Luzhin seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Koreshkov being controlled against the cage.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Koreshkov's face.
Koreshkov is still on wobbly legs! Can Luzhin finish him?

That has opened up Alexander Koreshkov's cut even more.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Koreshkov seems to have recovered his senses.
Koreshkov goes for a takedown attempt but Luzhin pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Koreshkov back into the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Koreshkov tries a head kick but it misses.
Luzhin lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Koreshkov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Koreshkov misses with a straight left.
Koreshkov looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin with a nice cross.
Luzhin drops Koreshkov with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Koreshkov! Luzhin dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Nikolai Luzhin!
Nikolai Luzhin decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Mac Airt vs Norris     
Date:   Aug 18, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Harold Harmbe (ranked 1376 p4p, 47 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 2101 p4p, 63 weight class). Harmbe comes to the cage accompanied by Boosie Badazz - No Juice. Luzhin has chosen Lil Baby - Narcs as his entrance music. Harmbe has a slight injury, which hopefully won't affect the fight too much. Harold Harmbe has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

196 cm
33
226 lbs
20 - 12 - 1
181 cm
41
186 lbs
35 - 20 - 3
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Harold Harmbe!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 35 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Harmbe back into the cage.
Harmbe using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Luzhin has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Harmbe blocks it with crossed arms.
Harmbe dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Harmbe wants to break free but Luzhin has control.
A head punch on the inside from Harmbe fails to land.
Harmbe lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Harmbe blocks it.
Harmbe is pushing Luzhin up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Harmbe leaning his opponent against the cage.
Luzhin wants to stall.
Harmbe stalls.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harmbe is trying to force a seperation but Luzhin has the dominant position.
Harmbe throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Harmbe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

Luzhin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Harmbe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Luzhin gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Harmbe with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Harmbe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Harmbe is blocking nicely.
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Harmbe looking to stall.
Harmbe tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Harmbe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

Luzhin breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Harmbe lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

Luzhin rushes Harmbe and presses him up against the cage.
Luzhin's coach down at Touch Of Death Combat Academy was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Luzhin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Harmbe is breathing heavily.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Luzhin lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin scores with a nice hook to the head.
Luzhin stalling in the clinch.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Harmbe takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin has Harmbe pressed against the cage, preventing Harmbe from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Harmbe takes a shot to the head.
Luzhin manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Harmbe swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Harmbe is defending well for now.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin slowing the pace effectively.
Harmbe scores with a shoulder strike.
A shot in the inside from Luzhin.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Harmbe.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Harmbe won't want to take too many of those.
Luzhin pushes Harmbe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Harmbe misses with the head strike.
Luzhin scores a nice knee to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Harold Harmbe has been cut.
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin working Harmbe over with knees to the body.
Harmbe takes a shot to the head.
Harmbe is trying to stall.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Harmbe stalling in the clinch but Luzhin improves position.
Luzhin stalling.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
A knee to the head by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Harmbe drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin misses with a two punch combination.
A big right from Harmbe misses.
Harmbe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Harmbe ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Harmbe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Luzhin darts in and clinches Harmbe up against the cage.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin scores with a nice hook to the head.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Harmbe'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.
Luzhin leaning against his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Harmbe escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Harmbe throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Luzhin.

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
Luzhin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harmbe misses with a knee strike.
Harmbe is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Harmbe's ribcage.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

Harmbe is rocked!
Luzhin has Harmbe pressed against the cage, preventing Harmbe from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Oh Harmbe is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Luzhin landing knees to the body.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Harmbe seems to have got his legs back now.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Luzhin landing some nice looking knees 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!
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Luzhin is stalling here.
Luzhin lands a hook that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.

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

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Harmbe back into the cage.

Luzhin manages to break the clinch.

Luzhin forces Harmbe back against the cage and clinches.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Harmbe tries to score a body lock takedown but Luzhin shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Harmbe is trying to stall.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knees to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.

Luzhin manages to break the clinch.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Luzhin looks to land a combination but Harmbe avoids it well.

Luzhin clinches up with Harmbe and pushes him back against the cage.
Luzhin connects with a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands with a light punch inside.
Harmbe is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

Luzhin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Harmbe misses with an uppercut.
Harmbe takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Luzhin wants to clinch.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Harmbe tries to land a knee to the head but Luzhin blocks with his arms.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Harmbe.
Harmbe is looking to control Luzhin's arms but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Harmbe has his back to the cage.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Harmbe's face.
Luzhin is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Luzhin lands with a light punch inside.
Luzhin lands a knee to the body.
Luzhin lands a right hand.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Harmbe blocks it with crossed arms.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Harmbe.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Harmbe is blocking nicely.
Still in the clinch, Harmbe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Harmbe is trying to push Luzhin away but Luzhin has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin prevents Harmbe from breaking the clinch.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Harmbe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
A short uppercut from Luzhin.

Harmbe has clasped his hands together around Luzhin's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
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!
Luzhin is looking to reverse the position.
Luzhin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Harmbe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Harmbe trying to control the action but Luzhin is working from the bottom.
Luzhin looking for a sweep but Harmbe has passed into full mount! Oh no!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin is desperately trying to improve his position but Harmbe has a good base and remains in mount.
Luzhin wants to control but Harmbe is having none of it.
Luzhin is looking to improve his position but Harmbe isn't that keen on the idea.
Harmbe avoids the attempt from Luzhin to control.
Harmbe wants to control the pace but Luzhin is squirming around nicely.
Luzhin is looking to get to half guard.

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.
Harmbe looking to control and managing it successfully.
Harmbe prevents Luzhin from getting the reversal.
Luzhin's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harmbe trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Harmbe content just to control the position here.
Luzhin tries to lock up and control but Harmbe gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to get to half guard.
Harmbe won't let Luzhin get back to his feet... He wants to keep the fight where it is for now.
Luzhin keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Luzhin is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Luzhin bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Harmbe looking for a sweep. Not yet Harmbe, not yet.
Luzhin trying to control but Harmbe is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin with a flurry of punches that miss.
Harmbe wants to sweep here but Luzhin controlling him for the moment.
Luzhin is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Luzhin wants to control from the top but Harmbe keeps moving.
Luzhin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harmbe looking to hit a scissor sweep but Luzhin is one step ahead there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Nikolai Luzhin just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Harold Harmbe'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.


Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up but Harmbe swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Harmbe drops down looking for a counter takedown but Luzhin sprawls and moves away.
Harmbe throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.

Harmbe gets tackled into the cage by Luzhin. Luzhin maintains the clinch.

Luzhin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Luzhin misses with a hook. Harmbe ducked under it nicely.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Harmbe is blocking nicely.
Luzhin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Luzhin landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Harmbe letting Luzhin take a breather here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

Harmbe manages to break the clinch.
Harmbe throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harmbe takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Luzhin swings widly with a right hand
and Harmbe counters with a straight right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Luzhin. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Harmbe's hands.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harmbe.
Luzhin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin keeps control of Harmbe as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Harmbe looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Luzhin has Harmbe pressed against the cage.
Luzhin is pushing Harmbe up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Harmbe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Luzhin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.

Harmbe gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Luzhin is trying to control but can't.
Harmbe looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harmbe trying to control the action but Luzhin is working from the bottom.
Luzhin is looking to escape.
Harmbe controlling the pace.
Luzhin wants to get back to his feet.

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

Luzhin moves into the clinch successfully.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Harmbe goes for a takedown attempt but Luzhin pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Luzhin scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Harmbe throws out the jab.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Harmbe manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Harmbe moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws an off balance right hand
and Harmbe counters with a lovely straight right hand!
No joy there for Luzhin, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Harmbe connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harmbe looks to land a left hand but Luzhin moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin scores with a nice right hand.
Harmbe is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Harmbe misses with a hook.
Luzhin misses with a hook. Harmbe ducked under it nicely.
Harmbe swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Harmbe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Harmbe.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Harold Harmbe's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Luzhin scores with a jab. Harmbe acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Luzhin misses with a left hand
and Harmbe counters with a stiff right hand.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.

Harmbe takes the fight into the clinch.
Luzhin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Harmbe stalling against the cage.
Luzhin is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Luzhin wants to stall.
Luzhin is stalling here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
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.
Harmbe trying to stall but Luzhin improves his position.
Luzhin gets through Harmbe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Harmbe's face.
Luzhin pushes Harmbe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
Luzhin scores with a nice hook to the head.
Harmbe is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Luzhin gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Harmbe misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Harmbe is keeping busy.
Luzhin is trying to maintain a safe position but Harmbe gets an underhook and turns Luzhin into the cage.
Come on Luzhin - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Harmbe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Luzhin blocks it with crossed arms.
Harold Harmbe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Harmbe backwards.
Luzhin stalling against the cage.

Luzhin breaks the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Nikolai Luzhin is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Luzhin rushes Harmbe and presses him up against the cage.
Harmbe wants to get back to striking at distance but Luzhin won't allow it.
Luzhin landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Harmbe misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Harold Harmbe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harmbe tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin has Harmbe pushed against the cage.
Luzhin is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Harmbes head.
Harmbe tries to stall but Luzhin uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Harmbe tries to circle away but Luzhin has him pinned against the cage.
Harmbe tries to stall but Luzhin uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A head punch on the inside from Harmbe fails to land.
Luzhin holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Harmbe tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.
Harmbe 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.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.

Harmbe breaks the clinch.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Luzhin has closed the distance and engaged Harmbe in a clinch.
Harmbe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Harmbe throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Harmbe is looking to break free of the clinch but Luzhin has double underhooks.
Harmbe tries to break free but Luzhin pushes him back against the cage.
Harmbe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Harmbe blocks it.
Harmbe misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 44:50
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 44:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin is the new super heavyweight champion!
A very excited looking Nikolai Luzhin rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
Harold Harmbe was interviewed post fight and said 'ill be here till i m 35'.
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Event: Greene vs Vonshredder     
Date:   Aug 12, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1529 p4p, 50 weight class) and Uzun Ada Izmir (ranked 2089 p4p, 62 weight class). Luzhin kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Lil Baby - Narcs. Ada Izmir is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Ottoman Turkish War Song. Uzun Ada Izmir has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

181 cm
41
186 lbs
35 - 19 - 3
180 cm
26
235 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 19 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Uzun Ada Izmir!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
Luzhin lands a nice uppercut.
Ada Izmir has Luzhin pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Luzhin manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ada Izmir.
Ada Izmir has Luzhin pressed against the cage, preventing Luzhin from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Ada Izmir has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Ada Izmir tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.

Ada Izmir jumps into guard, dragging Luzhin to the mat.
Luzhin throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Ada Izmir works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Luzhin is in close to Ada Izmir's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Luzhin wants to control from the top but Ada Izmir keeps moving.
Luzhin trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Luzhin wants to control from the top but Ada Izmir keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ada Izmir pulls Luzhin in close to his closed guard and prevents Luzhin from doing any damage or advancing position.

Ada Izmir is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Luzhin is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Ada Izmir has his foot on Luzhin's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Luzhin works his way back into a safe position though.
Luzhin being controlled here momentarily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Luzhin stands and throws Ada Izmir's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Ada Izmir is looking for a sweep.
Luzhin moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
You can see the frustration on Ada Izmir's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to score with some ground and pound. Ada Izmir controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Ada Izmir is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Luzhin's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Luzhin trying to control the pace.
Luzhin not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Ada Izmir has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Luzhin is working away from the top position though.
Ada Izmir is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Luzhin is staying active.
Luzhin throws a strike but Ada Izmir avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Luzhin looking to sit in guard and control but Ada Izmir gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


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

Ada Izmir is looking to improve his position.
Ada Izmir is trying is best to control the position here.
Ada Izmir trying to control but Luzhin postures up.

Ada Izmir actively working from the bottom here.
Luzhin throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Ada Izmir is looking to improve his position.
Luzhin wants to pass to mount but Ada Izmir is defending the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin prevents Ada Izmir from improving his position.

Ada Izmir actively working from the bottom here.
Luzhin wants to pass the guard but Ada Izmir is defending well.
Ada Izmir is refusing to be controlled, as Luzhin sits in half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Ada Izmir is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Luzhin pulls his head out easily.
Luzhin trying to control from Ada Izmir's half guard. Ada Izmir has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Luzhin rushes Ada Izmir and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Ada Izmir working aggressively here.
Ada Izmir scores with a shot to the side of Luzhin's head.
Ada Izmir is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Luzhin gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
Ada Izmir jumps guard but Luzhin stands there with Ada Izmir around his waist. Ada Izmir gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Ada Izmir fails to land.
Ada Izmir tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin looking to slow down the pace here.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ada Izmir throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to break the clinch but Ada Izmir is controlling the position.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Ada Izmir.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin is pressed up against the cage. Ada Izmir has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Luzhin down to the mat. Luzhin avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Uzun Ada Izmir.

Luzhin has closed the distance and engaged Ada Izmir in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ada Izmir jumps guard but Luzhin turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Ada Izmir tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Luzhin smiles and moves away.
Luzhin cracks Ada Izmir with an open hand slap.

Ada Izmir looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Luzhin is refusing to be controlled, as Ada Izmir sits in half guard.
Luzhin is trying to control but can't.
Ada Izmir is trying to control the action in half guard but Luzhin is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Luzhin makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Luzhin.
Ada Izmir postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ada Izmir sitting in guard here, content to control.
Ada Izmir working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Luzhin's head.
Luzhin keeping moving, preventing Ada Izmir from controlling successfully.
Ada Izmir content to stall in guard here.
Luzhin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ada Izmir is one step ahead there.
Ada Izmir lands a couple of elbows.
Uzun Ada Izmir has got the better of the ground game so far.
Luzhin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ada Izmir is one step ahead there.
Luzhin keeping moving, preventing Ada Izmir from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Luzhin keeping moving, preventing Ada Izmir from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ada Izmir lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Luzhin is trying to control the position but Ada Izmir postures up.
Luzhin keeping moving, preventing Ada Izmir from controlling successfully.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Luzhin seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Ada Izmir misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Ada Izmir.
Luzhin working aggressively here.
Ada Izmir swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Ada Izmir is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Luzhin can't fight it off and eventually Ada Izmir manages to take the fight to the floor. Luzhin looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Ada Izmir is standing up over Luzhin. Luzhin looks to escape but Ada Izmir dives into side control.

Ada Izmir landing a few strikes.
Ada Izmir working the body and head with strikes.
Luzhin wants to get back to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Uzun Ada Izmir 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Luzhin avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Ada Izmir.
Ada Izmir misses with a hook to the ribs.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Luzhin is looking to control Ada Izmir's arms but Ada Izmir gets an underhook and turns him. Now Luzhin has his back to the cage.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Ada Izmir.

Ada Izmir manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Luzhin trying to control the position from guard on top but Ada Izmir is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Ada Izmir is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Luzhin defends well.
Our spies down at at Fist of Fury Training Center inform us that Ada Izmir has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Ada Izmir trying to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ada Izmir has momentary wrist control but Luzhin slips an elbow through the middle.

Ada Izmir is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Luzhin is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to work some ground and pound but Ada Izmir has wrist control.

Ada Izmir is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Ada Izmir had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Luzhin defends it easily.
Luzhin throws a strike but Ada Izmir rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Luzhin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Ada Izmir doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Ada Izmir manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Ada Izmir makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Ada Izmir throws an elbow that misses. Luzhin uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Ada Izmir's guard. Nice move by Luzhin!


That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Ada Izmir is looking for a triangle but Luzhin pushes his legs off easily.

Ada Izmir has his foot on Luzhin's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Luzhin works his way back into a safe position though.
Ada Izmir is controlling Luzhin's posture.
Ada Izmir is trying to keep Luzhin in close.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ada Izmir tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Ada Izmir had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Luzhin defends it easily.

Luzhin is posturing up here but Ada Izmir has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Luzhin tries to roll out but it's too tight and Luzhin has to tap! Slick submission there by Ada Izmir!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:30 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Uzun Ada Izmir!
A very excited looking Uzun Ada Izmir 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.
The defeated Nikolai Luzhin had this to say: 'yeah Well i'm old af what did you expect'.
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Event: TWGC 22 (170lbs, D2): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Aug 02, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1490 p4p, 178 weight class) and Chester Drawers (ranked 1036 p4p, 115 weight class). Luzhin's entrance music is Lil Baby - Narcs. A fine choice. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!




181 cm
41 yrs
186 lbs



169 cm
24 yrs
146 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Nikolai Luzhin! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Chester Drawers!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Robert Twigg and Cecil Peabody.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Drawers closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Drawers fails to pull guard.

Drawers lands a takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Luzhin (0) vs (2) Drawers
Luzhin keeping full guard, as Drawers tries to pass.
Luzhin controls Drawers momentarily but Drawers frees himself.
Drawers wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Luzhin 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.

Luzhin has his foot on Drawers's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Drawers works his way back into a safe position though.
Drawers slips nicely into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Luzhin is pressing down on Drawers's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Drawers trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Drawers thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Luzhin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Drawers wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.

Luzhin is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Drawers defends well.
Drawers looking to pass the guard.
Drawers sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Luzhin's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Drawers wants to pass to mount but Luzhin is defending the position.
Luzhin is looking to improve his position.

Drawers is trying to work for a kimura but Luzhin is defending well.
Drawers wants to control but Luzhin is keeping him busy.

Drawers is looking for a kimura here.
Drawers has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at The House of Pain. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.

Drawers is working for a kimura but Luzhin is defending it quite comfortably.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Drawers passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Luzhin!
Score +3 for passing guard: Luzhin (0) vs (5) Drawers

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Drawers looking for a guillotine from mount but Luzhin is having none of it.
Luzhin is desperately trying to improve his position but Drawers has a good base and remains in mount.
Drawers pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
Drawers keeps trying to improve his position.
Luzhin wants to hold on but Drawers pushes him away.
Luzhin tries to reverse the position but Drawers maintains control.
Drawers can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Luzhin is looking to escape.
Luzhin is trying to escape the mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Drawers is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Luzhin has managed to escape the submission attempt.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Luzhin is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Luzhin is working to get back to half guard.

Drawers with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Luzhin tries to hold on but Drawers postures up.
Luzhin tries to reverse the position but Drawers maintains control.
Drawers works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Luzhin (0) vs (8) Drawers
Luzhin trying to control the position but Drawers manages to sink in the hooks.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Drawers has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Luzhin is defending well but eventually Drawers manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Luzhin has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Chester Drawers!
After the fight, Chester Drawers was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Nikolai Luzhin spoke after the fight, saying 'yeah Well i'm old af what did you expect'.

 

Event: Darrow v Kasparaitis     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between John Rekis (ranked 8202 p4p, 744 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1672 p4p, 242 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Rekis might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to AC/DC - Thunderstruck. Luzhin has chosen Lil Baby - Narcs as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
42
210 lbs
25 - 25 - 0
181 cm
40
173 lbs
34 - 19 - 3
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
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 25 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, John Rekis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 19 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Luzhin closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Luzhin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin stalling in the clinch.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Rekis is blocking nicely.
Rekis letting Luzhin take a breather here.
Rekis changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Luzhin fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Rekis takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Luzhin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Rekis, pushing him back against the cage.
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luzhin scores with a knee to the head.
Luzhin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rekis has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Luzhin after a bit of a struggle.

Rekis is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Luzhin can't fight it off and eventually Rekis manages to take the fight to the floor. Luzhin looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Luzhin is looking to stand up but Rekis isn't so interested in that idea.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rekis avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Rekis cracks Luzhin with a solid left hand.

Luzhin has his foot on Rekis's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Rekis works his way back into a safe position though.
Luzhin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rekis is one step ahead there.
Luzhin has control of Rekis's left arm, preventing Rekis from doing any damage.

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


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rekis looking to control.
Rekis utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Rekis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rekis is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Luzhin is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Luzhin accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Luzhin loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Luzhin slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Luzhin tries to move into full mount but can't pass Rekis's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rekis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Luzhin off and has taken his back!
Luzhin is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Luzhin rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Rekis slips a nice elbow through Luzhin's hands, connecting with Luzhin's forehead.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rekis throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Luzhin gets full guard.
Rekis throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rekis wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Luzhin is controlling Rekis's posture.

Rekis avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rekis wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Rekis throwing strikes but missing.

Luzhin looking for subs off his back but Rekis has passed one foot through into half guard.
Luzhin is looking for a sweep. Rekis is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rekis passes the guard and advances to mount!
Luzhin is bucking up trying to escape but Rekis cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

Luzhin gets a clinch.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.

Luzhin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Luzhin's coach down at Touch Of Death Combat Academy was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Luzhin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.

Luzhin has Rekis up against the cage in a clinch.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Rekis blocks it with crossed arms.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Rekis blocks with his arms.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Rekis's face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Rekis blocks with his arms.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin gets through Rekis's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Rekis blocks with his arms.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rekis drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Rekis can't get the takedown.
Rekis changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Luzhin fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Rekis. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Luzhin connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Luzhin bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Luzhin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luzhin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Rekis momentarily.

Luzhin forces Rekis back against the cage and clinches.
Rekis tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Rekis goes for a takedown in the clinch but Luzhin prevents it.
Rekis drops down looking for an ankle pick but Luzhin pulls his leg out and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rekis dives in for a single leg takedown but Luzhin sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Luzhin connects with a single shot there.

Luzhin clinches up against the cage.
Luzhin prevents the takedown attempt.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin scores with a knee to the head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Luzhin takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rekis is looking to take this one to the mat.
Rekis on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a right hand.
Rekis jumps guard but Luzhin turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rekis has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Luzhin is pressed up against the cage. Rekis has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Luzhin down to the mat. Luzhin avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Luzhin tries to bum rush Rekis with a series of wild strikes but Rekis uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Rekis misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Luzhin has managed to clinch.

Luzhin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin thuds his right hand into Rekis's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rekis throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luzhin displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Rekis.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Rekis avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rekis takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Luzhin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin with a jab.

Rekis is rocked!
Rekis dives in for a single leg takedown but Luzhin sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A decent looking cross lands there for Luzhin.
Oh Rekis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Luzhin drives through and clinches with Rekis against the cage.
Rekis being controlled against the cage.
Rekis seems to have got his legs back now.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Luzhin jerks Rekis's head down, straight into the path of a devastating knee! Rekis drops to the floor in a crumpled heap! Luzhin goes to throw a finishing haymaker but pulls out - good sportsmanship from Luzhin because Rekis was completely out of it. That was a nice finish - just the right level of brutality to send everyone home happy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knee). Nikolai Luzhin!
After the fight, Nikolai Luzhin was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
The defeated John Rekis had this to say: 'I'll be back!!!'.
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Event: Logan vs Batts     
Date:   May 31, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bob Cook (ranked 1440 p4p, 176 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1523 p4p, 190 weight class). Cook comes to the ring accompanied by Lil Baby - Southside. The crowd seem to be enjoying Luzhin's choice of entrance music: Lil Baby - Narcs. Bob Cook has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
29
164 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
181 cm
40
169 lbs
34 - 18 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bob Cook!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 18 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Cook does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Cook does it's job there.
Luzhin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Cook under the eye.
Cook 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 little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luzhin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A combination from Cook does no damage.
Cook misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Cook throws a right hand that Luzhin ducks under and follows up with a left that Luzhin also avoids with ease.
Luzhin lands a glancing blow to the side of Cook's head.
Luzhin 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.
Nice shot lands for Cook.
Cook misses with a straight right.
As Cook backs off Luzhin throws a huge counter combo but Cook manages to avoid it all.
Cook throws a nice looking combination but Luzhin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
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!
Luzhin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Cook throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Cook has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Touch Of Death Combat Academy in the buildup to the fight.
A punch combination from Cook misses.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cook.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Cook.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
Luzhin lands a jab.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cook.
Cook tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.
Cook moves forwards but Luzhin connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Cook feints a jab promting Luzhin to slip. Cook then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Luzhin slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Luzhin finds it's way through Cook's defenses.

Cook gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Luzhin takes an elbow to the forehead.
Luzhin has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Cook is blocking nicely.
Cook lands a shoulder strike.
A short body shot lands from Cook as the two fighters clinch.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Cook is blocking nicely.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Cook tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
A short left from Cook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Cook.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Cook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin taking a breather.
Cook lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
Cook lands a shot to the body.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cook as Luzhin tries to tie him up.
Cook misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Cook is trying to force a seperation but Luzhin has the dominant position.
Luzhin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cook tries to break the clinch but Luzhin is controlling the position.

Luzhin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crunch! Luzhin slams his shin into Cook's torso.
Cook tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Cook fails to land with a series of punches.
Cook goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cook misses with a two punch combination.
Luzhin lands an overhand right.

Luzhin clinches up with Cook and pushes him back against the ropes.
Cook throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Cook misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin has Cook pressed against the ropes.
Cook lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luzhin stalling.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cook as Luzhin tries to tie him up.
Cook misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cook fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin is trying to stall.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Cook.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Cook is defending well for now.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Cook's face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cook goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Cook stalling.
Cook managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to break free but Cook has control.
Cook throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cook lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Cook letting Luzhin take a breather here.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Cook.
Cook taking a breather.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Cook tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Cook back against the ropes.
Cook working aggressively here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Cook swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stalling in the clinch from Luzhin.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the temple. Cook shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Cook walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Luzhin dodges the punch combination from Cook.
Cook slips under a jab from Luzhin.
Cook pivots, looking for a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range and Cook settles back down.
Cook lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Luzhin takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
The fighters circling - Cook throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Cook fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Sloppy strikes from Cook. Those never looked like landing.
Cook misses with a two punch combination.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cook on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Cook showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Luzhin.

Luzhin gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A short right from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Cook presses Luzhin against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Cook comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin throws a head punch that misses.

Cook's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cook swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Luzhin throws out a loose jab but Cook uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bob Cook seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cook blocks a jab.
Cook tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Luzhin paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Luzhin is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Cook throws a nice outside leg kick.
Luzhin is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Cook had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with the left hand. Cook knows he should have avoided that one.
Luzhin connects with a body shot that sends Cook's belly button to the back.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin circles away from the clinch attempt.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Cook sees coming a mile off.
Cook misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
Cook misses with a straight right.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Cook tries to bum rush Luzhin with a series of wild strikes but Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cook throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Cook tries to bum rush Luzhin with a series of wild strikes but Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Luzhin lands with a cross.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Cook throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Luzhin rushes Cook and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
A knee to the head by Luzhin.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Cook has had enough of the clinch but Luzhin keeps him there for the moment.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Cook tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Cook's face.

Cook's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sloppy strikes from Cook. Those never looked like landing.
Cook throws a left and a right that both miss
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Cook throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin lands a head kick. Cook smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Cook.
Luzhin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cook circles away quickly and effectively.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Cook fails to land with a series of punches.
Luzhin cracks Cook with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Cook has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Luzhin finds it's way round the side to connect with Cook's head.
Cook's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Luzhin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cook scrambles back to his feet.
Cook lands a lovely overhand right.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Cook ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a one two combo.
Cook throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Cook avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bob Cook is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cook avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin lands a head shot.
Cook misses with the combination.
Cook slips under a jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Luzhin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Cook fails with an attempt to clinch.
Cook uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Luzhin catches Cook with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin dodges the punch combination from Cook.
Luzhin shoots in and drives through. Cook sprawls well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cook wants to clinch up but Luzhin keeps it at a distance.
Cook misses with the combination.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Cook avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Cook looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Luzhin drops his hands momentarily and Cook takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Luzhin cracks a nice hook into Cook's ribs.
Luzhin shoots in but Cook avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Bob Cook is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin cracks Cook with a right hand to the side of the head.
Cook wants to clinch but Luzhin slips to the side
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Cook walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.
Cook throws a combination that misses
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Nice jab there from Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Cook pushes Luzhin up against the ropes in a clinch.
Cook gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Cook misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cook blocks a punch to the side of the head.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Cook.
A nice combination there by Cook.

Cook gets tackled into the ropes by Luzhin. Luzhin maintains the clinch.
Cook goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cook looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Luzhin stalling in the clinch.
Cook lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cook wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Cook creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Cook is blocking nicely.
Cook lands an elbow inside that Luzhin shrugs off.
Cook throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Cook throws an elbow that misses.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

Cook breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Cook looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Cook forces Luzhin back against the ropes and clinches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cook tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin tries to stall but Cook uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Luzhin avoids the elbow strike from Cook, against the ropes.
Luzhin wants to stall.
Luzhin avoids a wild elbow strike from Cook.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cook as Luzhin tries to tie him up.
Cook digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Cook misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short uppercut from Cook.
Luzhin prevents Cook from breaking the clinch.
Luzhin blocks an elbow strike from Cook.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Cook's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cook throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Cook throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Cook connects with a jab.
Cook moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin fails to land with a series of punches.
Cook ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Cook darts in trying to clinch
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Luzhin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Cook lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Luzhin circles away quickly and effectively.
Cook connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Luzhin's hands.
Luzhin misses with the combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cook throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Cook - that will leave a mark!
Cook misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Bob Cook is winning the standup battle so far.
Cook jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Luzhin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Cook's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Luzhin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cook scrambles back to his feet.
Luzhin thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Cook does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cook swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Cook thuds a left hand into Luzhin's body.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Cook uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Cook appears to be looking for a big counter.
Cook scores with a nice body kick.

Luzhin clinches with his opponent.

Luzhin breaks the clinch.
Cook ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Luzhin misses with a straight right.

Luzhin has Cook up against the ropes in a clinch.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin breaks the clinch.
Luzhin blocks a leg kick.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Cook throws a big counter combination but Luzhin scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Cook throws a nice looking combination but Luzhin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

Cook closes the distance and clinches.
Cook lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Cook scores with a nice hook to the head.
Cook wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Luzhin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cook cracks Luzhin with a nice body shot.
Cook looking to slow down the pace here.
Luzhin misses with some punches.
Cook tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Cook misses with an elbow over the top.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Cook is defending well for now.
Luzhin is looking to control Cook's arms but Cook gets an underhook and turns him. Now Luzhin has his back to the ropes.
Cook works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
Cook misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Cook on the inside.
Cook looking to stall.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to circle away but Cook has him pinned against the ropes.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Cook works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin blocks the elbow strike.
Cook misses with an elbow over the top.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Cook throws an elbow but misses.
Cook misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Cook tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Cook's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cook tries to bum rush Luzhin with a series of wild strikes but Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Luzhin lands the left hand.
Luzhin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Cook fails to land with a series of punches.
Luzhin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Cook throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Cook uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Cook.
Jab, jab by Luzhin - just one landing.
Cook scores with a jab. Luzhin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Cook moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Cook throws the kick towards the body but Luzhin avoids it.
Cook tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cook swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin tries for a takedown but Cook sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Cook wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cook scores with a one two! Luzhin had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Cook tries to clinch up.
Cook drops his hands momentarily and Luzhin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Luzhin misses with a hook. Cook ducked under it nicely.
Cook misses with a few strikes there.
Cook uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.
Cook throws a one two combo.
A slow jab from Luzhin misses its intended target.
Nice uppercut there from Luzhin.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
Nice cross by Cook.
Luzhin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
It looked like Cook was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cook swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Cook avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Cook on the side of the head.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Cook misses with a wild combination.
Luzhin misses with a looping left.
Cook fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin dodges the punch combination from Cook.
Luzhin shoots in but Cook avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Bob Cook has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nikolai Luzhin.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.
Cook doesn't manage to clinch there - Luzhin circles away.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cook.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Cook sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Cook fails to land with a series of punches.
Luzhin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Cook.
Nice jab there from Cook.
Cook throws a series of punches but Luzhin avoids them all with ease.
Luzhin throws out a powerful jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A jab from Cook finds it's way through Luzhin's defenses.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Some wild striking there from Cook.
Cook loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Cook defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
Nice defenses there by Cook.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Cook is looking to clinch but Luzhin is avoiding it.
Cook slips a jab and a cross from Luzhin.
Cook tries to bum rush Luzhin with a series of wild strikes but Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Cook throws a series of punches but Luzhin moves out of range.
Cook lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Cook scores with the left hand. Luzhin knows he should have avoided that one.
Cook slips a straight right by Luzhin.
Luzhin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cook throws a right and a left that Luzhin avoids nicely.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Luzhin's corner calls for a 1-2. Luzhin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cook lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cook lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

Luzhin is rocked!
Luzhin shoots in but Cook avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Luzhin connects with a looping right hand.
Luzhin keeps the fight on the outside.
Cook tries to bum rush Luzhin with a series of wild strikes but Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Luzhin pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Cook back to the ropes. Luzhin follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

Luzhin has closed the distance and engaged Cook in a clinch.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Cook is blocking nicely.
Cook throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Luzhin avoids the elbow strike from Cook, against the ropes.
Cook is leaning against Luzhin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luzhin is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Cook pushes off an throws an elbow but Luzhin leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cook lands a nice shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cook's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cook goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cook goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cook tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cook swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cook misses with a punch on the inside.
Cook misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice elbow from Cook.
Luzhin trying to stall but Cook improves his position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cook.
A right hand to the body from Cook.
Cook misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cook misses with an elbow over the top.
Luzhin lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cook swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cook as Luzhin tries to tie him up.
Luzhin manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Cook lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Cook.
Cook tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Cook back against the ropes.
Cook tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Cook misses with a punch to the body.
Cook is working Luzhin over against the ropes.

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

Cook clinches up against the ropes.
Cook lands with a light punch inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Cook has had enough of the clinch but Luzhin keeps him there for the moment.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Cook breaks the clinch.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin keeps the fight on the outside.
Cook tries to clinch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Luzhin with a nice cross.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cook throws a combination. Luzhin tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.
Luzhin lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Cook is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin connects with the punch.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Cook was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
Cook throws a right and a left that both miss.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cook throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Luzhin.
Cook throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Cook tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luzhin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Luzhin tests Cook's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cook throws a right and a left that both miss.
Luzhin throws the left hand but Cook avoids the punch easily.
Sloppy strikes from Cook. Those never looked like landing.
Cook tries to clinch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cook wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cook walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Cook misses with a series of wild punches.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Cook pinned against the ropes. Cook gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Luzhin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Cook uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luzhin.
Cook dodges the punch combination from Luzhin.
Cook swinging wildly here.
A countering left hand to the body from Luzhin misses.
Cook lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Cook lands the left hand.
Cook throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Cook throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Cook finish him?
Cook pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Cook feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Luzhin checks the leg kick nicely there.
A punch lands to the side of Cook 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Cook.
Cook doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.
Cook throws a head punch that misses.
Cook lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Cook blocks it with crossed arms.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Cook's face.
Luzhin blocks the elbow strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin stalling in the clinch but Cook improves position.
A short right from Cook.
Cook content to slow the pace in the clinch.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Cook just misses with a elbow thrown towards Luzhin's brow.
A right hook to the body lands for Cook.
A short right from Cook.
Cook lands with a right to the head.
A short right from Luzhin on the inside.
Cook fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cook looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Cook avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.

Cook drops Luzhin onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Luzhin is propped up by the ropes and works his way back to his feet!
Cook swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cook lands a nice elbow.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Cook keeps control of Luzhin as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Cook throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luzhin throws the left hand but Cook avoids the punch easily.
Cook loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Cook throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Cook throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Cook's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Luzhin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cook scrambles back to his feet.
Cook swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Some wild striking there from Cook.
Cook connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Cook swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Cook sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Cook scores with the left hand. Luzhin knows he should have avoided that one.
Cook throws a series of punches but Luzhin avoids them all with ease.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Bob Cook clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Cook misses with a shot to the body
and Luzhin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Cook throws a right and a left that Luzhin avoids nicely.
Cook tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Luzhin manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin avoids a punch combination nicely.
A punch combination from Cook misses.
Cook gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Luzhin.
Cook misses with a body shot.
Cook throws a nice looking combination but Luzhin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Luzhin throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Luzhin showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Cook pinned against the ropes. Cook gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin cracks Cook with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Cook misses with a hook
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Good standup being displayed there by Luzhin as he connects with a hook.
Luzhin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Cook will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Luzhin misses with a hook. Cook ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Cook misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Luzhin throws a good cross that connects.
Cook throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Luzhin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cook scores with a one two! Luzhin had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cook connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin cracks Cook with a right hand to the side of the head.
Cook throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin misses with a wild combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cook looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Cook misses with a two punch combination.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Cook under the eye.
Luzhin works the jab nicely.
Cook lands a nice shot to the body.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Luzhin works the jab nicely.
Cook tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luzhin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A combination from Cook does no damage.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cook.
Cook will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Cook manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Cook scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Cook gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Cook.
Jab from Cook.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cook.
Luzhin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Cook.
Cook wants to clinch but Luzhin slips to the side
letting Luzhin counter with a right hand.
Cook scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Luzhin dodges the punch combination from Cook.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Cook moves out of range.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Cook misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Jab from Cook.
Some wild striking there from Cook.
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!
Cook takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cook gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Cook has time to react.

Cook closes the distance and clinches.
Luzhin is trying to stall.
Luzhin takes an elbow to the forehead.

It looks like Nikolai Luzhin has been cut.
A body shot lands from Cook.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Cook has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Cook lands an elbow that stopped Luzhin in his tracks for a moment.
Cook lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Still in the clinch, Luzhin scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cook stalling in the clinch but Luzhin improves position.
Cook struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Cook is trying to force a seperation but Luzhin has the dominant position.
A nice left hand lands by Cook.
Luzhin blocks an elbow strike.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Cook can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Cook misses with an elbow over the top.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.
Cook working aggressively here.
Cook swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cook lands an elbow that stopped Luzhin in his tracks for a moment.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Luzhin working aggressively here.

Luzhin manages to break the clinch.
Cook takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A punch combination from Cook misses.
Luzhin with a nice cross.
Cook is looking to clinch but Luzhin is avoiding it.
Luzhin throws a jab but it's blocked by Cook.
Cook is looking for a counter combo.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Cook misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Luzhin connects with a right hand. Cook shakes it off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cook throws a series of punches but Luzhin avoids them all with ease.
No joy there for Cook, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

Cook gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Cook breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Cook's shoulder, as Cook tries to avoid the shot.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cook.
Luzhin scores with a nice strike.
Cook swinging wildly here.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Jab from Luzhin.
Cook throws a combination that misses
and Luzhin counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Cook throws a right and a left that Luzhin avoids nicely.
Cook misses with a looping left.
Cook shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Cook lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Cook takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Cook throws a one two combo.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Cook moves out of range.
Luzhin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Cook staying out of range there.
Luzhin lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

Luzhin tries to keep at a distance but Cook has taken the fight into the clinch.
Cook tries to stall but Luzhin uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Luzhin is trying to stall.
Luzhin is trying to stall.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Cook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin takes an elbow to the forehead.
Cook lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Cook is stalling here.
Cook misses with some punches.
Cook misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cook lands an elbow inside that Luzhin shrugs off.
Cook throws a big uppercut that drops Luzhin! More strikes from Cook and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Luzhin lies dazed against the ropes as Cook celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:44 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bob Cook!
Bob Cook spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
In defeat, Nikolai Luzhin stepped up to the mic, saying 'yeah Well i'm old af what did you expect'.
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Event: Logan vs Cruz     
Date:   May 09, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1772 p4p, 221 weight class) and Jimmy McLarnin (ranked 3460 p4p, 361 weight class). Luzhin comes to the ring accompanied by The time has come.... Nikolai Luzhin has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 2 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 18 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jimmy McLarnin!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Joseph Jones and Lou da Vinci.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McLarnin misses the body punch
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin throws a hook to the side of McLarnin's head but McLarnin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin misses with the combination.
Luzhin throws a hook but McLarnin blocks it.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but McLarnin saw that one coming.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McLarnin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin wants to clinch.
McLarnin misses with a double jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a three punch combo!
McLarnin misses with a lunging right hand
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin misses with a looping left.

McLarnin gets tackled into the ropes by Luzhin. Luzhin maintains the clinch.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.
Luzhin stalls.
Luzhin scores with a knee to the head.
Luzhin wants to stall.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Luzhin creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McLarnin is looking for a takedown.
Luzhin can't break the clinch.
Luzhin wants to stall.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A short left from McLarnin.
Luzhin stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but McLarnin is blocking nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of McLarnin backwards.
Luzhin is looking to control McLarnin's arms but McLarnin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Luzhin has his back to the ropes.
McLarnin gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
McLarnin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
McLarnin's coach down at Doherty's Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on McLarnin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Luzhin gets underhooks to prevent McLarnin's takedown attempt.
McLarnin is looking for a takedown up against the ropes. Luzhin gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jimmy McLarnin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin blocking some punches.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
McLarnin looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Luzhin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck McLarnin on the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around McLarnin's waist but McLarnin gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Luzhin off to one side.
As Luzhin backs off McLarnin throws a huge counter combo but Luzhin manages to avoid it all.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from McLarnin.
McLarnin ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
McLarnin is looking to land body kicks.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
McLarnin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luzhin throws a head kick but McLarnin moves out of range.
McLarnin slips under a jab.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut
and McLarnin counters with a nice body kick.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from McLarnin.
McLarnin ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up but McLarnin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
McLarnin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A combination from McLarnin does no damage.
Luzhin throws a lazy right hand but McLarnin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Despite the aggression on McLarnin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a decent looking hook.
Luzhin thows a body kick. McLarnin tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Luzhin throws a hook but McLarnin blocks it.
Luzhin scores with a head kick. McLarnin tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab, jab by Luzhin - just one landing.

McLarnin is rocked!

Luzhin lands a big right hand that sends McLarnin crashing to the mat! Luzhin stays standing though and waves McLarnin back to his feet!
McLarnin is still on wobbly legs! Can Luzhin finish him?
McLarnin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Luzhin.
McLarnin walks into a picture perfect straight right hand from Luzhin! He's gone down face first to the canvas, unconscious before he even hit the floor! Ohhhh. My. Goodness! That boys and girls was a beautiful knockout! Give that man a biscuit!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Nikolai Luzhin!
Nikolai Luzhin made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'i m old and still beat your ass pussyboy ha ha ha title shot is whats next '.
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Event: CEC 580     
Date:   Apr 08, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 1164 p4p, 154 weight class) and Terrence Thornton (ranked 1349 p4p, 179 weight class). Luzhin's entrance music is The time has come.... A fine choice. Thornton is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Pusha T - Exodus 23:1. 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.

181 cm
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187 cm
39
178 lbs
23 - 9 - 1
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Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Terrence Thornton!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Thornton 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.
A swing and a miss from Luzhin.
A low kick from Thornton is predictable there
and Luzhin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Thornton misses with a body shot.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Thornton keeps it at a distance.
Thornton tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Thornton misses with a hook.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Thornton misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin misses with a head kick.
Thornton let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Luzhin throws a hook but Thornton avoids it easily.
Decent striking displayed by Thornton there.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thornton lands a jab to the head.
Thornton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Thornton misses with a wild body shot.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Luzhin - that will leave a mark!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin thuds his shin into the meat of Thornton's side.
Thornton digs a good hook to Luzhin's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thornton on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Thornton avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Thornton lands a nice hook to Luzhin's body. Luzhin takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Thornton goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Thornton looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Terrence Thornton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Thornton sees coming a mile off.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Thornton's shoulder, as Thornton tries to avoid the shot.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Thornton moved away.
Thornton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Thornton was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
A countering left hand to the body from Thornton misses.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Thornton swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Thornton scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Thornton.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab lands there for Thornton.

Thornton shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Luzhin is trying to defend but Thornton finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.

Thornton is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Thornton is working for a kimura but Luzhin is defending it quite comfortably.
Luzhin is staying active underneath Thornton, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
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.

Thornton is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Luzhin wants to control but Thornton is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Thornton winds up and cracks Luzhin with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Thornton missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Thornton trying to control the action but Luzhin is working from the bottom.
Thornton thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Luzhin's head.
Thornton wants to lay and pray for a moment but Luzhin keeps working.
Thornton missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Luzhin is holding on to half guard well.
Thornton is trying to control. Luzhin wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Thornton is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Luzhin defends it well.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Thornton sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Luzhin defending well though.
Thornton thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Luzhin's head.
Thornton working over Luzhin with some ground and pound. Luzhin looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Thornton is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Luzhin defends it well.
Thornton thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Luzhin's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Thornton misses with a wild body shot.
Thornton throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Thornton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Thornton stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Luzhin drops his hands momentarily and Thornton takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Thornton staying out of range there.
Luzhin is looking to wear down Thornton with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Thornton is having none of it.
A shot to the liver by Thornton. Beautiful body shot.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Thornton with the counter takedown but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Thornton throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
A counter left hand to the body from Luzhin misses its target.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Thornton.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Thornton.
Luzhin appears to be looking for a big counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Thornton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thornton jabs Luzhin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Thornton looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thornton lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Thornton shoots in but no luck this time.
Thornton swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Luzhin.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Thornton.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Thornton connects with a body shot.
Luzhin's corner calls for a 1-2. Luzhin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Luzhin missing with a left hand there. Thornton was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thornton.
Luzhin doesn't manage to clinch there - Thornton circles away.
Thornton looks to land a body kick but Luzhin moved away.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Thornton.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Thornton moves away and avoids it.
Thornton dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Thornton takes one on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thornton takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Thornton.
Thornton lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luzhin at a distance.
Thornton dives in for a single leg takedown but Luzhin sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Terrence Thornton.
Thornton lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that is checked
and Thornton counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Thornton takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Luzhin lands with a hook. Thornton tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Thornton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Thornton just misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin lands a jab to the head.
Luzhin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Thornton pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luzhin stuffs the takedown attempt from Thornton. Thornton gets slowly back to his feet.
Luzhin was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Terrence Thornton seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Thornton connects with a body shot that sends Luzhin's belly button to the back.
Nice takedown defense from Luzhin. No joy for Thornton on that attempt.
Thornton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Thornton keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Luzhin.
Thornton misses with a looping left.
Thornton slips a jab from Luzhin.
Thornton fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Luzhin on the side of the head.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Thornton takes a kick to the side of the head.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Thornton.
Thornton throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Thornton jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Luzhin throws a quick counter kick to the body but Thornton avoids it.
Luzhin takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thornton tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luzhin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Luzhin blocks the body kick.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Thornton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Thornton looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Luzhin takes a swing at Thornton's ribcage but misses.
A cross from Thornton lands.
Thornton connects with a good right hand that stumbles Luzhin. Luzhin circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Luzhin thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Thornton if he has to take too many more of those.
Thornton looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Thornton swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Thornton takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Thornton keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Terrence Thornton will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Thornton tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Luzhin defends well and Thornton ends up having to push Luzhin into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
It looked like Luzhin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Luzhin keeps Thornton at a distance using the push kick.
Luzhin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Thornton under the eye.
The fighters circling - Luzhin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Thornton misses with a straight right.
Thornton tests Luzhin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Thornton punishes Luzhin's body with a nice straight punch.
Thornton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin throws a low kick, looking for Thornton's leg but Thornton calmly moves out of range.
Thornton tries for a takedown but Luzhin circles away easily
and Luzhin counters with a nice uppercut.
Thornton takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A big right from Thornton misses.
Thornton has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin lands a leg kick that knocks Thornton off balance momentarily.
Thornton misses with a straight left.
A big right from Luzhin misses.
Thornton throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Thornton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Thornton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin jabs at Thornton's body.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Thornton on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Thornton thuds a left hand into Luzhin's body.
Thornton throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Thornton keeps it at a distance.
Thornton jabs Luzhin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Thornton.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Terrence Thornton.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
It seemed like Thornton was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Thornton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Thornton.
It looked like Luzhin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Thornton connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Thornton moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Thornton looks to land a left hand but Luzhin moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin cracks the inside of Thornton's front leg.
Luzhin scores with a sloppy right hand. Thornton should have avoided that one.
Thornton jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Thornton misses the shot to the body.
Thornton misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin throws a nice inside leg kick.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Thornton.
Luzhin lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thornton fails with a takedown attempt.
Luzhin is looking to counter with a body kick.
Nice straight punches there by Thornton. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Thornton.
Luzhin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Thornton swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Thornton closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Luzhin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Thornton.
Thornton looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thornton moves out of range as Luzhin throws a body kick.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin tests Thornton's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Thornton throws a front kick aimed at Luzhin's knee but Luzhin avoids it well.
Thornton takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Thornton sees coming a mile off.
Thornton swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A jab from Thornton misses.
Thornton takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Luzhin!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Thornton fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Thornton. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin lands with a nice body kick.
Terrence Thornton is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Thornton clinches up against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nikolai Luzhin showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Thornton 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Terrence Thornton!

Terrence Thornton decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: CEC 574     
Date:   Mar 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between DeShawn Johnson (ranked 565 p4p, 85 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 676 p4p, 95 weight class). Johnson comes to the cage accompanied by Eazy e- real mother fuckin gs. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... 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.

183 cm
33
177 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
181 cm
39
174 lbs
33 - 16 - 3
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, DeShawn Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body. Johnson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Johnson missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Johnson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin throws a lazy body kick
and Luzhin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jab, jab by Luzhin - just one landing.
Luzhin lands a right hook to the body.
Johnson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Johnson misses with a hook to the body
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Johnson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Johnson misses with a hook to the body
and Luzhin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Johnson misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Luzhin connects with a body shot that sends Johnson's belly button to the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Johnson walks into a jab.
Johnson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Johnson throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

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

It looks like Nikolai Luzhin has been cut.
Luzhin lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Johnson throws a big shot that misses.
Johnson moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Johnson.
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Luzhin throws a front kick that sends Johnson stumbling back into the cage.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin moves away from the strike by Johnson.
Johnson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Johnson throws a body shot but no joy.

Luzhin forces Johnson back against the cage and clinches.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Johnson controls his hands.
Luzhin landing knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Johnson is blocking nicely.
Johnson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Johnson avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Johnson unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Johnson is defending well for now.
Johnson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Johnson controls his hands.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Johnson is blocking nicely.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Johnson is pushing Luzhin up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Johnson unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Johnson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Johnson managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Johnson lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Johnson managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Johnson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a left hand.

Johnson manages to break the clinch.
Johnson loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Johnson moved away.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Johnson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Johnson takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Johnson connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Luzhin fails in his attempt to clinch.
An attempted straight right counter from Johnson misses the target.
Luzhin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Johnson is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin throws a solid leg kick but Johnson takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Luzhin.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Johnson.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Luzhin gets in close and instigates a clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Johnson crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Luzhin - the referee stops the clock and Johnson gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Luzhin. Johnson manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Luzhin misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Johnson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Johnson throws a right hand that misses
and Luzhin counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Johnson thinking.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Johnson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Luzhin avoids a kick to the body.
Luzhin is trying to counter with his kicks.

Luzhin clinches.
Johnson takes a knee right on the jaw!

It looks like DeShawn Johnson has been cut.
Luzhin landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Johnson controls his hands.
Luzhin landing knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Johnson avoids it.
Johnson avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Luzhin is trying to wear down his opponent with knees 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!
Luzhin tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Johnson gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Johnson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to work over Johnson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Johnson lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Johnson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Johnson missing with knees to the body.
Johnson trying to land knees to the body.
Johnson digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Luzhin avoiding damage as Johnson throws knees to the body.
Johnson is leaning against Luzhin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Johnson has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Johnson prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Johnson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Johnson is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Johnson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Johnson gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Johnson controls the action.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Johnson avoids the damage to the body.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Johnson wants to stall.
Johnson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Johnson misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Luzhin.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Johnson has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Johnson avoids the damage to the body.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Johnson takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Johnson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnson taking a breather.
Johnson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Johnson blocks it.
Johnson lands a hook that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Johnson missing with knees to the body.
Johnson tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Johnson avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Johnson lands a body punch in the clinch.
Johnson lands a body shot.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Johnson putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Luzhin in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Johnson is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Johnson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Johnson will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Luzhin up against the cage.
Johnson tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Johnson holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Johnson backwards.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Johnson.

Johnson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Johnson takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Despite the aggression on Luzhin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Johnson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Luzhin. That one must have hurt.
A solid body kick from Johnson.
Jab from Johnson.
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Johnson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Luzhin. Luzhin obviously looking to wear him down.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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 low kick but Luzhin moves out of range easily.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Johnson swinging wildly here.
Nice uppercut there from Johnson.
Luzhin goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnson.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Decent striking displayed by Luzhin there.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Johnson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Johnson.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Johnson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut. Johnson saw that one coming.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnson.
Luzhin flicks out a counter leg kick but Johnson steps away.
Johnson cracks Luzhin with a good jab.
Johnson misses with a head kick.
Luzhin misses with a body punch
and Johnson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Johnson throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Johnson takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Johnson throws a head kick that misses.
DeShawn Johnson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson lands a slapping body shot.
Johnson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Johnson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Johnson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin thumps Johnson with a low kick.
Luzhin lands with an overhand left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Johnson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
It seemed like Luzhin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Luzhin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Johnson is able to avoid easily.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Johnson avoids it.
Luzhin 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 lands a jab to the head.

Luzhin is rocked!
Luzhin throws a good cross that connects.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Johnson at a distance.
Johnson misses with a hook.
Luzhin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Luzhin throws an off balance right hand
and Johnson counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
Johnson looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Good leg kick by Luzhin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Luzhin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Nikolai Luzhin is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Luzhin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Johnson is just out of range.
A big right from Johnson misses.
Johnson throws an overhand right that lands on Luzhin's shoulder, as Luzhin tries to avoid the shot.
Johnson throws the left hand but Luzhin avoids the punch easily.
Johnson throws the left hand but Luzhin avoids the punch easily.
Luzhin counters with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson swings widly with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a nice body kick.
Johnson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin jabs at Johnson's body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnson misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin misses with a series of wild punches.
Luzhin connects with a body shot that sends Johnson's belly button to the back.
Johnson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Johnson throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Johnson with a body shot.
Luzhin avoids a kick to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to DeShawn Johnson.
I think Luzhin has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

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

DeShawn 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: CEC 568     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hans Huber (ranked 215 p4p, 33 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 374 p4p, 57 weight class). Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

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175 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
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174 lbs
33 - 15 - 3
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Hans Huber!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 15 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin stuns Huber with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Huber misses with a jab to the body
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A low kick from Luzhin misses
and Huber counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Huber moves his leg out of the way.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Huber lands a jab to the head.
Huber looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Huber throws a poor cross that misses
and Luzhin counters with a nice body kick.
Huber takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Huber tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Luzhin manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Huber avoids it.
Huber throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Huber throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good leg kick by Huber there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A solid leg kick lands there for Huber.
Luzhin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luzhin is looking to slow Huber down with leg kicks.
Luzhin throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Huber counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Huber steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Huber throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin slips a straight right by Huber.
Luzhin swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Huber throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin slips a straight right by Huber.
Huber throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Huber is just out of range.
Huber throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Huber throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin lands a front kick.

Huber darts in and clinches Luzhin up against the cage.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a head punch that misses.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Huber.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Huber blocks with his arms.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Huber.
Luzhin throws a head punch that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A right hand to the body from Huber.
Huber goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Huber tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luzhin.
Huber throws a head punch that misses.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Huber lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Huber blocks it.
Huber blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Huber.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.
Huber lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Huber controls his hands.
Huber blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Huber misses with some punches.
A hook to the body from Huber.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Huber blocks with his arms.
Huber can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Still in the clinch, Huber scores with a nice short uppercut.
A body shot lands from Luzhin.
Huber scores with a shoulder strike.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Huber digs a right hand into Luzhin's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Luzhin's gas tank.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Huber throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Luzhin lands a body shot in the clinch.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Huber.
Huber scores with a nice hook to the head.
Huber pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Huber misses with a hook to the ribs.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Huber lands a shoulder strike.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Huber avoids the damage to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luzhin.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Huber's ribcage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Huber avoids the damage to the body.
Huber lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Huber lands a left hand.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Huber goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Huber lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Huber throws a head punch that misses.
A short left from Huber.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Huber blocks it.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Huber.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Huber blocks it with crossed arms.
Huber lands an uppercut.
Huber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Huber works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Huber.
Huber misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Huber controls his hands.
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 Hans Huber will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Huber moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Huber throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Hans Huber is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Luzhin walks into a straight right hand from Huber.
Huber works Luzhin's body with a nice hook.
Huber throws a nice outside leg kick.
Huber tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Luzhin paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Huber jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Huber. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin throws a lazy body kick

and Huber counters by clinching up.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin working Huber over with knees to the body.
Luzhin cracks Huber with a nice body shot.
Luzhin tries to work over Huber's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Huber tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Huber lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Huber working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Huber.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Huber blocks it with crossed arms.
Huber scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Huber blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Hans Huber has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Huber is working Luzhin over against the cage.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Huber makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Huber lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Huber misses with a punch to the body.
Huber avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Luzhin presses Huber against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Luzhin takes a shot to the head.
Huber blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Huber.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Huber blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Huber misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Huber is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Luzhin can do to turn this around?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
A shot in the inside from Huber.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Huber has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Huber softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Huber blocks it.
Huber misses with a short punch on the inside.
Huber avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Huber prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Huber.
Huber has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Huber lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Nice body punch from Huber - that landed with a thud.
Huber scores with a nice hook to the head.
Luzhin tries to work over Huber's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Huber fails to land.
Huber blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Huber on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Huber is defending well for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Huber blocks it.
Huber misses with a hook to the ribs.
Huber blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Huber misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Huber misses with the head strike.
Huber lands a body shot in the clinch.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Luzhin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Huber's elbow.
Huber lands a left hand.
Huber tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Huber lands a shot to the body.
Huber misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Huber fails to land.
Huber lands a body shot.
Huber lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Huber makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Huber.
Huber lands with a left to the head.
Huber works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Huber stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Huber.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Huber lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Huber working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short left from Huber.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Huber controls his hands.
Huber lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Luzhin is rocked!
Huber lands a shot to the body.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Huber finish him?
Huber lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Huber blocks it.
Huber tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Huber misses with a body punch.
Huber gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Huber lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Huber working aggressively here.
Huber lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Hans Huber dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Huber throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.
Huber moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Huber keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Luzhin.
Huber jabs at Luzhin's body.
Huber tries to clinch up but Luzhin circles away and keeps his distance.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Huber lands a leg kick that knocks Luzhin off balance momentarily.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Huber is just out of range.
Luzhin scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
A shot to the liver by Huber. Beautiful body shot.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin walks into a stiff left hand from Huber.
Huber looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Huber closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Huber lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Huber on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Huber.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Huber backwards.
Huber takes a knee right on the jaw!
A right hook to the body lands for Huber.
A body shot lands from Huber.
A right hand to the body from Huber.
A head punch on the inside from Huber fails to land.
Huber lands a shoulder strike.
Huber creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Luzhin's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Luzhin drops to his knees and Huber pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hans Huber!
Hans Huber decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: AD515     
Date:   Jan 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tarkhan Naranbaatar (ranked 294 p4p, 43 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 497 p4p, 80 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Naranbaatar might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Batzorig Vaanchig. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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174 lbs
32 - 15 - 3
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tarkhan Naranbaatar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 15 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Alec Ball and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Naranbaatar misses the jab.
Naranbaatar moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromLuzhin.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Naranbaatar.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Naranbaatar blocks it well.
Luzhin lands a front kick.
Naranbaatar connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
We've been hearing reports that Naranbaatar has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Luzhin takes a kick to the side of the head.
Naranbaatar digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
Luzhin works over Naranbaatar's head and body with a nice combination.
Luzhin swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Naranbaatar.
Luzhin doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
Naranbaatar just misses with a punch to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Naranbaatar avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Luzhin, right into the meat.
Luzhin connects with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a low kick, looking for Naranbaatar's leg but Naranbaatar calmly moves out of range.
Naranbaatar avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Luzhin wants it to stay on the feet.
Naranbaatar moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Naranbaatar uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Luzhin.
Nice body kick from Naranbaatar.
Naranbaatar looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin takes a swing at Naranbaatar's ribcage but misses.
Naranbaatar will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Naranbaatar is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Naranbaatar moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Naranbaatar. Naranbaatar obviously looking to wear him down.
Luzhin scores with a sloppy right hand. Naranbaatar should have avoided that one.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Naranbaatar keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Naranbaatar lands a nice shot that snaps Luzhin's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin blocks a head kick by Naranbaatar.
Naranbaatar 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!
Naranbaatar misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Naranbaatar swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Luzhin.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Naranbaatar, as that shot connected.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
A combination from Luzhin does no damage.
Naranbaatar appears to be looking for a big counter.
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Naranbaatar slaps the foot to one side.
Naranbaatar digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
Naranbaatar lands with a good body shot.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Naranbaatar does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Naranbaatar is looking to score with low kicks.
Naranbaatar moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Nice body kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a front kick aimed at Naranbaatar's knee but Naranbaatar avoids it well.
Naranbaatar misses with a lunging right hand
and Luzhin counters with a stiff right hand.
Naranbaatar misses with a few strikes there.
Luzhin swings for the body but Naranbaatar moves out of range.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Naranbaatar throws out the jab.
Luzhin fails to land with a series of punches.
Nice defenses there by Naranbaatar.
Naranbaatar swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Naranbaatar thows a left - swing and a miss!
Naranbaatar connects with a crisp jab.
Naranbaatar jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Naranbaatar lands a nice looking body kick.
Luzhin scores with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings for the body but Naranbaatar moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Naranbaatar.
Luzhin swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Naranbaatar counters with a low kick, right behind Luzhin 's knee.
Naranbaatar throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Naranbaatar saw that one coming.
Naranbaatar throws a nice head kick!
Naranbaatar takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Luzhin thuds his right hand into Naranbaatar's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
Naranbaatar lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Luzhin takes a swing at Naranbaatar's ribcage but misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Naranbaatar takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Naranbaatar.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Naranbaatar lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Naranbaatar paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Naranbaatar misses with a leg kick
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Naranbaatar. That one must have hurt.
Naranbaatar defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Naranbaatar slips under a jab.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Naranbaatar.
Luzhin misses with a hook. Naranbaatar ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Naranbaatar.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good work by Luzhin as he checks the leg kick.
A nice side step and Luzhin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luzhin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Naranbaatar is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Naranbaatar looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Luzhin flicks out a counter leg kick but Naranbaatar steps away.
Luzhin looks to throw the jab but Naranbaatar is out of range.
It appears Naranbaatar was looking to counter with a kick there.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Naranbaatar is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Naranbaatar avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Naranbaatar.
Luzhin keeps Naranbaatar at a distance using the push kick.
Luzhin avoids a kick to the body.
Naranbaatar scores with a punch to the head.
Good shot there by Luzhin.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Naranbaatar misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
A big left from Luzhin misses.
Naranbaatar moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Naranbaatar keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Luzhin takes a swing at Naranbaatar's ribcage but misses.
Naranbaatar misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin moves away from the strike by Naranbaatar.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Naranbaatar lands a jab to the head.
A thudding body kick lands there by Luzhin!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Naranbaatar moves away.
Naranbaatar moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin moves out of range as Naranbaatar strikes.
Naranbaatar scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Luzhin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Naranbaatar. Naranbaatar obviously looking to wear him down.
Luzhin jabs Naranbaatar to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Luzhin takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Naranbaatar avoids it.
Naranbaatar half committed to a counter leg kick.
Naranbaatar will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Naranbaatar ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.

Naranbaatar gets a takedown into half guard.
Luzhin is refusing to be controlled, as Naranbaatar sits in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Naranbaatar is stalling here. Luzhin is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Naranbaatar seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Luzhin has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Naranbaatar gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Luzhin is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Naranbaatar!
Naranbaatar is looking to improve his position but Luzhin isn't that keen on the idea.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Naranbaatar is just holding on here. Luzhin manages to take his back.
Luzhin trying to control.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Luzhin controlling the positon.
Naranbaatar trying to control the action but Luzhin just sinks the hooks in.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Naranbaatar misses with an attempted mid kick.
Naranbaatar blocks a leg kick.
Naranbaatar connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Naranbaatar misses with a body shot.
Luzhin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Naranbaatar throws a quick inside leg kick.
Naranbaatar swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Naranbaatar. Naranbaatar obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A chopping leg kick lands by Naranbaatar.
Luzhin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Naranbaatar cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Naranbaatar with a hook.
Jab by Naranbaatar.
Naranbaatar misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Naranbaatar comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Luzhin as he connects with a hook.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Naranbaatar manages to avoid it.
Naranbaatar looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Naranbaatar misses with a jab, cross combination.
Naranbaatar throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Naranbaatar throws a body kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Naranbaatar does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Naranbaatar avoids it.
Luzhin cracks Naranbaatar with a good jab.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Luzhin.
Naranbaatar takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Naranbaatar saw that one coming.
A slow jab from Naranbaatar misses its intended target.
Naranbaatar lands a nice looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Naranbaatar lands a right hook to the body.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Naranbaatar is just out of range.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Tarkhan Naranbaatar has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Naranbaatar shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Luzhin eats them both and turns towards Naranbaatar to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Naranbaatar fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Naranbaatar throws a head kick that Luzhin semi-blocks.
Naranbaatar misses the jab.
A nice side step and Luzhin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Luzhin.
Naranbaatar shoots in and drives through. Luzhin sprawls well.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Naranbaatar steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Naranbaatar avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Naranbaatar throws a leg kick but Luzhin sees it coming and moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Naranbaatar if he has to take too many more of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by Luzhin there.
Naranbaatar is looking to chop away at Luzhin's legs.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Naranbaatar.
Luzhin lands a nice hook to Naranbaatar's body. Naranbaatar takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Luzhin sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Naranbaatar moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Nice body punch from Naranbaatar.
Nikolai Luzhin is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Luzhin throws a front kick that sends Naranbaatar stumbling back into the cage.
Naranbaatar misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Naranbaatar misses with a body punch
letting Luzhin counter with a right hand.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Luzhin scores with a head kick. Naranbaatar tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Naranbaatar looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Naranbaatar takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Naranbaatar.
Naranbaatar throws a good cross that connects.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Naranbaatar.
A shot to the body from Naranbaatar misses
and Luzhin counters with a solid body kick.
Naranbaatar attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Naranbaatar throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luzhin takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Luzhin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Naranbaatar throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Naranbaatar's head.
Naranbaatar looks for the body kick but Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Naranbaatar.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Naranbaatar 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 Luzhin has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Luzhin and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The fighters circling - Luzhin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nikolai Luzhin.
Well Luzhin has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 28:30
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Peck scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

A less than humble Nikolai Luzhin 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: AD510     
Date:   Dec 16, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Desmond Glass (ranked 127 p4p, 15 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 280 p4p, 40 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Glass might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Nikolai Luzhin 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!

191 cm
26
185 lbs
12 - 4 - 1
181 cm
38
174 lbs
32 - 14 - 3
Good wrestling
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 welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Desmond Glass!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 14 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Robert Douchet and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Glass buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Glass connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Glass's calf.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
Glass scores with a shot to the body.
Luzhin jabs at Glass's body.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Glass attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Glass throws the left hand but Luzhin avoids the punch easily.
Glass feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Luzhins jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Luzhin 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.
Desmond Glass seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Glass connects with an inside leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin with a hook.
Glass keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Luzhin tries to move into range but Glass moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Glass needs to keep his hands up - Luzhin had a free shot at his head there.
Glass checks a leg kick nicely.
Glass attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass throws a leg kick but Luzhin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Luzhin lands a head shot.
Glass is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Glass misses with a hook.
Luzhin now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Glass throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Glass moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Glass throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass misses with a straight right.
Glass scores with a shot to the body.
Glass misses the jab.
Luzhin looks to throw the jab but Glass is out of range.
Luzhin moves out of range as Glass strikes.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Glass swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Glass stuns Luzhin with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Glass blocks the leg kick.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Glass misses with a low kick as Luzhin jumps back.

Luzhin closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Glass swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Glass is blocking nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass misses with a body punch.
Glass digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Glass lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Glass tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Glass softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Glass scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Glass is blocking nicely.
Glass working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Glass.
Luzhin lands a body punch.
Glass lands a left hand.
Glass lands a right hand.
Glass tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Glass back against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Glass blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Luzhin blocks it with crossed arms.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Glass controls the action.
Glass lands a body punch in the clinch.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Glass avoids it.
Glass lands with a light punch inside.
Glass scores with a hook to the body.
Glass lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Glass throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Luzhins head.
Luzhin lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Glass goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Glass avoids it.
Luzhin cracks Glass with a nice body shot.
Glass lands a right hand.
Glass scores with a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Glass doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Glass misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Glass.
Glass lands a shoulder strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Glass's elbow.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Glass controls the action.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Glass with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Still in the clinch, Glass scores with a nice short uppercut.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Glass blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Glass.
Luzhin lands a body punch in the clinch.
Glass softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Glass misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Glass - that landed with a thud.
Nice body punch from Luzhin - that landed with a thud.
Glass misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass misses with some punches.
Glass tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Glass misses with a body punch.
Glass misses with a punch on the inside.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Glass lands a left hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Glass 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.


Glass missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Glass throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Glass misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin counters with a nice kick to the body.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Luzhin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Luzhin flicks out a counter leg kick but Glass steps away.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Glass avoids it.
Glass appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
And Luzhin responds with a good body kick, but Glass manages to step out the way in time.
Glass misses with a shot to the body
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Glass moved away.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin lands an overhand right.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Glass takes a jab right on the kisser.
Luzhin misses the jab.
Nice jab there from Glass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin walks into a stiff left hand from Glass.
Luzhin defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.

Luzhin forces Glass back against the cage and clinches.
Glass misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Glass lands an uppercut.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Glass avoids it.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Glass takes a shot to the head.
Glass tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Glass fails to pull guard.
Luzhin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Glass controls the action.
Glass jumps guard but Luzhin stands there with Glass around his waist. Glass gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Glass is defending well for now.
Glass is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Luzhin can do to turn this around?
Glass on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Glass blocks it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Glass misses with some punches.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Glass throws a head punch that misses.
Glass misses with a body punch.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Glass avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Glass struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Glass pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Glass lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Glass works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
Glass tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Glass back against the cage.
Glass lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Glass is working Luzhin over against the cage.
Glass pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Glass.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Glass digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass lands with a light punch inside.
Glass softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Glass goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Glass makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Glass tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Glass has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin working aggressively here.
Desmond Glass has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Glass gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Glass on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Glass scores with a shoulder strike.
Glass on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Glass crunches a lovely knee into Luzhin's ribcage.
Glass digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A nice left hand lands by Glass.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Glass lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Glass.
Glass lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings wildly with an uppercut but Glass uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Glass backwards.
Glass connects with a knee to the head.
Glass misses with the head strike.
Glass lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Glass.
Glass is working Luzhin over against the cage.
Glass softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short right from Glass on the inside.

Luzhin is rocked!
A nice left hand lands by Glass.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Glass finish him?
Glass lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Glass fails to land.
Glass missing with knees to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass looking to throw knees to the head but Luzhin is blocking nicely.
A shot in the inside from Glass.
Glass misses with a body punch.
Still in the clinch, Glass scores with a nice short uppercut.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Glass works the jab nicely.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Glass, right into the meat.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.
Some bone on bone action there as Luzhin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Luzhin has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Glass.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Glass sees coming a mile off.
Luzhin lands a nice looking body kick.
Glass is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Luzhin motions for Glass to come forward. Luzhin throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Glass half committed to a counter leg kick.
Luzhin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Glass throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Glass wants to slow Luzhin down by chopping away at his legs.
A punch lands to the side of Glass 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nice cross by Glass.
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!
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Glass swings away with a body shot that misses
and Luzhin counters with a body kick that stops Glass in his tracks momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Glass tried to score with a low kick but Luzhin checks it.
Desmond Glass is winning the standup battle so far.
Glass is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Glass connects with a leg kick. Luzhin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Glass scores with a hook to the body. Luzhin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Glass misses with a straight left.
Luzhin throws a right and a left that both miss.
Glass is looking to score with low kicks.
Glass cracks the inside of Luzhin's front leg.
Glass dips to his left and cracks Luzhin with an uppercut!
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Luzhin.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Glass swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Glass does it's job there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Glass lands the left hand.
Luzhin motions for Glass to come forward. Luzhin throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Glass throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws the left hand but Glass avoids the punch easily.
Glass throws a leg kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Glass. Glass obviously looking to wear him down.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Glass misses with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a jab when Glass was well out of range.
Glass swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin drops his hands momentarily and Glass takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Glass lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luzhin at a distance.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Luzhin ducks right into an uppercut from Glass.
Luzhin takes one to the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Glass takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice uppercut there from Glass.
Glass throws a quick inside leg kick.
Luzhin takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nikolai Luzhin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Luzhin lands with a right hand.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass jabs at Luzhin's body.
Luzhin slips a jab from Glass.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Glass with a body punch. A glancing blow.
That kick from Glass tenderised Luzhin's leg. Luzhin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Glass misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glass misses with a left hand
and Glass takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Glass jabs Luzhin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A swing and a miss from Glass.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Glass moves out of range.
Glass connects with a single shot there.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Glass walks into a left hand.
Luzhin throws out a leg kick but Glass moves out of range and Luzhin only half commits.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Glass throws a nice inside leg kick.
Glass uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Desmond Glass showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Glass, 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 Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:27
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Desmond Glass!

After winning the bout, Desmond Glass 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: AD506     
Date:   Dec 03, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jack Jone (ranked 468 p4p, 74 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 433 p4p, 70 weight class). Jone's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, If you smell!. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... 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.

190 cm
32
185 lbs
22 - 13 - 0
181 cm
38
174 lbs
31 - 14 - 3
Good wrestling
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 welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jack Jone!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 14 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Alec Ball and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jone throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a sloppy body shot
and Jone counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Luzhin moves out of range as Jone throws a body kick.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Jone moved away.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
Jone cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Jone swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Luzhin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Luzhin moves out of range as Jone strikes.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Jone avoids it with no problem.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jone scores with a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin swings for the body but Jone moves out of range.
Jone throwing a counter right hand but Luzhin manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Jone misses.
Luzhin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick
and Luzhin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jone looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Jone misses with a head kick.
Jone misses the shot to the body.
It seemed like Luzhin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jone throws a sloppy head kick and Luzhin moves out of range easily.
Jone cracks Luzhin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Luzhin lands with a nice body kick.
Luzhin throws a hook but Jone blocks it.
Luzhin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jone counters with a slapping leg kick.
Jone throws a lazy head kick
and Luzhin counters with a nice body kick.
Jone turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jone connects with a leg kick. Luzhin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jone uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Jone's calf.
Luzhin thows a body kick. Jone tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Jone tries to score with a low kick but Luzhin moves his leg out of the way.
Luzhin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Luzhin digs a good body shot into Jone's ribs.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Jone sees coming a mile off.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Jone clobbers Luzhin with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the body
and Luzhin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Jone fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Jone walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Luzhin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Jone staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin forces Jone back against the cage and clinches.
Jone blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Jone misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin lands a knee to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jone.
Jone misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike.
Jone lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jone is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jone working hard to break the clinch.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Jone controls the action.
Jone blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Jone blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Jone won't want to take too many of those.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luzhin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Luzhin digs a right hand into Jone's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jone's gas tank.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Jone.
Luzhin lands a nice shot to the body.
A shot in the inside from Jone.
Jone unloads a knee to the mid-section. Luzhin lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.
Jone trying to land knees to the body.
Jone is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A right hook to the body lands for Luzhin.
Jone missing with knees to the body.
Jone wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
A hook to the body from Luzhin.
Jone tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.
Good body shot from Jone.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin throws a head punch that misses.
Jone tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Luzhin avoids it.
Jone tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Jone misses with the head strike.
Knees to the body from Luzhin.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin 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.


Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jone.
Jone throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin lands with a nice body kick.
Jone throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jone throws a wild body kick that Luzhin sees coming a mile off.
Jone doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
An attempted straight right counter from Jone misses the target.
Jone misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jone pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Jone avoids it with no problem.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin tries a quick counter leg kick but Jone is wise to it.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jone.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jone throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Jone moves out of range easily.
Luzhin pushes Jone away with a front kick.
Jone misses with an uppercut.
Jone 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.
Luzhin lands a slapping body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Jone does a little dance to reset his feet.
A counter left hand to the body from Jone misses its target.
Luzhin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jone looks for the body kick but Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Luzhin throws a hook but Jone blocks it.
Jone will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Luzhin explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Jone dips to his left and cracks Luzhin with an uppercut!

Luzhin takes the fight into the clinch.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Jone blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jone misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Jone controls his hands.
Jone misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Jone.
Jone misses with a punch on the inside.
Jone misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Jone lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Jone lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Jone is defending well for now.
Luzhin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jone's elbow.
Luzhin on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Jone misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Jone managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Jone tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Luzhin is leaning against Jone and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Jone missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Luzhin is working Jone over against the cage.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Jone blocks it.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Jone.
Jone lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luzhin on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Jone trying to land knees to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Jone.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Jone has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Jone trying to land knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Jone's ribcage.
Luzhin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jone tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin pushes Jone back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Jone misses with some punches.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Jone swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section. Jone lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Jone takes a knee to the side of the body.
A short body shot lands from Luzhin as the two fighters clinch.
A short right from Luzhin.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Jone misses with some punches.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Jone moves out of range easily.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Jone takes a shot to the head.
Jone misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jone swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice left hand lands by Jone.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Jone blocks it with crossed arms.
Jone lands a right hand.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luzhin.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Jone scores with a shoulder strike.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Jone blocks it with crossed arms.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luzhin tries a body shot but Jone blocks it.
Jone misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Luzhin.
Luzhin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jone's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Knees in the clinch landing for Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jone backwards.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Jone is blocking nicely.
Luzhin works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Jone misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Jone missing with knees to the body.
Jone is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Luzhin is defending well for now.
Luzhin managing to block the knees to the body from Jone.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Jone's ribcage.
Luzhin lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jone or not.
Luzhin lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jone or not.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jone.
Jone fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jones head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short right from Luzhin on the inside.
Jone using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Luzhin has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin presses Jone against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jone.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Jone blocks it.
Jone misses with the head strike.
Jone is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Luzhin blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jone blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jone avoids it.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Jone has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Jone fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Jack Jone has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jone tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Jone lands a left hand.
Knees to the body from Jone.
Jone digs a right hand into Luzhin's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Luzhin's gas tank.
Jone is trying to break free.
Luzhin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Luzhin blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jone misses with the head strike.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin is working Jone over against the cage.
Jone fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jone lands a shoulder strike.
Jone misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jone lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Knees in the clinch landing for Jone.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jone backwards.
Luzhin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jone working aggressively here.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin gets through Jone's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.

Jone's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jone throws a front kick aimed at Luzhin's knee but Luzhin avoids it well.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Jone moves out of range.
Jone misses with a left hand
and Luzhin counters with a left and a right that stings Jone.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jone throws a right hand that misses
and Luzhin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin cracks a nice hook into Jone's ribs.
Jone lands with a hook. Luzhin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 27:30
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: Syn 553 - Restitution     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Frank Nada (ranked 680 p4p, 106 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 653 p4p, 99 weight class). Luzhin is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: The time has come.... There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

183 cm
35
177 lbs
20 - 17 - 0
181 cm
38
174 lbs
30 - 14 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight 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 Tokyo, Frank Nada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Chris Edwards and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nada fails to land with a series of punches.
Nada throws a hook but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Nada sees coming a mile off.
Luzhin explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Nada misses with a wild body shot.
Nada fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Luzhin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Nada gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nada lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Nada on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Luzhin lands a knee to the body.

Luzhin is fighting off a takedown attempt but Nada is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Luzhin to the mat. Luzhin regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nada accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nada postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Luzhin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nada is one step ahead there.
Nada passes Luzhin's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin won't allow Nada to pass to mount.
Nada seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Nada throwing shots but Luzhin is blocking nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nada trying to mount his opponent but Luzhin defends it.
Nada moves into full mount! Luzhin won't be happy about that!
Nada wants to control the pace but Luzhin is squirming around nicely.
Luzhin wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Nada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nada sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Luzhin holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Nada tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Luzhin is bucking up trying to escape but Nada cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Luzhin blocking the ground and pound.
Nada throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Luzhin regains half guard.
Nada is looking to advance position but Luzhin won't allow it.
Nada thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Luzhin's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nada is looking to advance position but Luzhin won't allow it.
Luzhin trying to control here.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Luzhin keeping hold of Nada's head, controlling as best he can.
Nada wants to lay and pray for a moment but Luzhin keeps working.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Nada not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Nada throwing shots but Luzhin is blocking nicely.
Nada is keen to just control but Luzhin is a slippery customer.
Nada is nestled in close to Luzhin, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Nada wants to advance to full mount but Luzhin doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Nada preventing the sweep.
Nada pushes down on Luzhin's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Luzhin is refusing to be controlled, as Nada sits in half guard.
Luzhin tries to get to full guard but Nada has control of the leg.
Luzhin won't allow Nada to pass to mount.
Luzhin blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nada.
Nada is trying to control the action in half guard but Luzhin is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Luzhin avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nada.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nada looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Nada scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nada lands with an overhand left.
Nada misses with a straight left.
Nada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Nada blocks it well.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Nada sees coming a mile off.
Nada throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nada is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Luzhin can do to turn this around?
Nada missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin slips a straight right by Nada.
Nada avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
An attempted straight right counter from Nada misses the target.
Nada swinging wildly here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed right hand from Nada misses the target.
Nada misses with a hook.
A big right from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nada was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Nada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Frank Nada is winning the standup battle so far.
Nada lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luzhin at a distance.
Jab by Nada.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Luzhin.
Nada misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Nada misses with a few strikes there.
A shot to the liver by Nada. Beautiful body shot.
Nada shoots in for a double leg but Luzhin sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Luzhin shapes to counter with a head kick.
A jab from Nada misses.
Luzhin flicks out a counter leg kick but Nada steps away.
Nada takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Nada fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin connects with the punch.
Nada on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Horrible takedown attempt by Nada or perhaps it was just good defense by Luzhin, which made it look bad.
Nada misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nada swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Nada takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nada takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Luzhin connects with a nice looking jab.
Luzhin drops his hands momentarily and Nada takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Nice shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Luzhin lands a body shot.
Nada takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Frank Nada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin keeps Nada at a distance using the push kick.
Luzhin cracks Nada with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A jab lands there for Nada.
Nada has been working on his balance at Tōshi, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Luzhin.
Nada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Nada avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nada will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Nada is just out of range.
Luzhin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nada moves into range and connects with a jab.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nada.
Good standup being displayed there by Luzhin as he connects with a hook.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nada throws out the jab.
Luzhin was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nada displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Nada tries to counter with a takedown but Luzhin is quick to defend against it.
Luzhin scores with a kick to the body.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Nada moves out of range.
Donk. Luzhin catches Nada right on the button with a cross.
Nada fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Luzhin avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Frank Nada. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Luzhin lands an overhand right.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Nada moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Luzhin scores with a push kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Nada moved out of range nicely.
Nada was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nada misses with a looping left.
Nada thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nada lands a right hook to the body.
Nada looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Luzhin.
Nada takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Nada swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Nada misses the target.
A swing and a miss from Nada.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nada was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Nada misses with a body shot.
Luzhin lands a really nice looking cross but Nada seems unphased.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Luzhin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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!


Luzhin fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Nada on the side of the head.
Nada is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Nada misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin counters with a nice uppercut.
Nada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
A slapping leg kick lands for Luzhin.
Luzhin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Nada looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nada uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Nada was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Nada misses with a straight right.
Nada throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nada takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Luzhin.
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!
Nada throws an off balance right hand
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nada misses the shot to the body.
Nada misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Nada blocks it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nada takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Nada scores with a hook to the body. Luzhin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Nada.
Nada misses with an uppercut
and Nada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Luzhin has managed to clinch.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Nada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Nada has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hook to the body lands for Nada.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nada backwards.
Nada lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin scores a nice knee to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A nice right hand lands inside from Nada.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Knees to the body from Luzhin.
Nada misses with the head strike.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin lands with a light punch inside.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Nada.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Nada pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nada misses with the head strike.
Luzhin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Knees to the body from Luzhin.
Nada will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Luzhin up against the cage.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Nada creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Nada.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Nada wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Nada avoids the damage to the body.
Nada looking to stall.

Nada pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nada sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Nada connects with a nice looking jab.
Nada tries to close the distance and clinch but Luzhin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nada takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Luzhin rushes Nada and presses him up against the cage.
Nada is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Luzhin gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Nada prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section. Nada lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Nada's ribcage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Nada's face.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Nada avoids the damage to the body.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Nada blocks it.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short uppercut from Luzhin.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Luzhin as Nada tries to tie him up.
Nada lands a right hand.

Nada has Luzhin pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Nada pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Luzhin tumbling to the mat - Nada dives into Luzhin's guard.
Luzhin is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nada in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nikolai Luzhin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Luzhin 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Final     
Date:   Nov 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 394 p4p, 57 weight class) and Jeremy Sullivan (ranked 682 p4p, 112 weight class). Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

181 cm
38
174 lbs
30 - 13 - 3
180 cm
36
170 lbs
28 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jeremy Sullivan!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Donald Grub and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sullivan doesn't manage to clinch there - Luzhin circles away.
Luzhin connects with a body shot that sends Sullivan's belly button to the back.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Sullivan.
A counter left hand to the body from Luzhin misses its target.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Luzhin avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Sullivan forces Luzhin back against the cage and clinches.

Sullivan successfully pulls guard.
Luzhin has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Sullivan looking for subs off his back but Luzhin has passed one foot through into half guard.
Sullivan moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sullivan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Luzhin trying to control but Sullivan is working from the bottom.

Sullivan working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Luzhin doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Luzhin manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sullivan looking for a sweep. Not yet Sullivan, not yet.

Luzhin is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Sullivan has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Luzhin is looking to defend but Sullivan has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Luzhin! Sullivan pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Luzhin taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Jeremy Sullivan!
A determined Jeremy Sullivan didn't want to dwell on this fight in his post fight interview. Instead he was more keen to state he wants a title shot. Let's see if he gets it!
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Event: Syn 549 - Jailbreak     
Date:   Oct 20, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 170 p4p, 23 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 188 p4p, 28 weight class). Luzhin comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The time has come... kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Nikolai Luzhin enters the cage!

182 cm
31
180 lbs
25 - 8 - 3
181 cm
37
174 lbs
30 - 12 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa motions for Luzhin to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
And Luzhin responds with a good body kick, but Murhaa manages to step out the way in time.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
A lazy body kick from Luzhin
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Luzhin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Luzhin throws a predictable looking body shot
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Murhaa counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Murhaa.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luzhin lands a slapping body shot.
Murhaa tries to clinch up but Luzhin circles away and keeps his distance.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Luzhin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Murhaa slaps the foot to one side.
Luzhin digs a good body shot into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin moves to clinch but Murhaa breaks away
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Murhaa rather than just go for the knockout.
Murhaa wants to clinch.
Luzhin gets off balance looking for a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Luzhin throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin blocks the body kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luzhin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murhaa moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin lands a lovely overhand right.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
It looks like Murhaa has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Murhaa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Murhaa there as he acknowledges the shot.
Luzhin throws a shot to the body.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Murhaa moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Murhaa has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Luzhin.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Luzhin throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin is looking to clinch.
Luzhin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Murhaa counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Murhaa tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa thumps Luzhin with a low kick.

Murhaa closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin is working Murhaa over against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Murhaa works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A short right from Murhaa.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa slows down the pace here.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Murhaa is defending well for now.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa lands a body punch.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Murhaa trying to stall but Luzhin improves his position.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Murhaa is defending well for now.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Murhaa landing knees to the head.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Murhaa is pushing Luzhin up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
A short left from Murhaa.
Murhaa landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stalling in the clinch from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a body punch.
Murhaa works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa connects with a nasty looking knee right to Luzhin's face.
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!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Murhaa tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Murhaa blocks it with crossed arms.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Murhaa managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Murhaa takes a knee right on the jaw!
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
Luzhin blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


The fighters circle momentarily. Murhaa darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Luzhin.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Murhaa fails in his attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Luzhin throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Luzhin thinking.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Murhaa lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with an open hand slap.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the body
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Murhaa lands a high kick!
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with a right hand to the side of the head.

Luzhin is rocked!
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Murhaa sees coming a mile off.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

Murhaa rushes Luzhin and presses him up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Luzhin - that landed with a thud.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Murhaa using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Luzhin managing to block the knees to the body from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin letting Murhaa take a breather here.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa is looking to control Luzhin's arms but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Murhaa has his back to the cage.
Phol Murhaa has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Murhaa using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Luzhin has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.
Murhaa taking a breather.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A bit of stalling here from Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Luzhin misses with some punches.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Murhaa takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Murhaa lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
A hook to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Murhaa on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

During a confident post fight interview, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 547 - Sanatarium     
Date:   Oct 06, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 144 p4p, 25 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 146 p4p, 26 weight class). Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Phol Murhaa has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
30
180 lbs
25 - 8 - 2
181 cm
37
174 lbs
30 - 12 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Murhaa at a distance.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Luzhin - that will leave a mark!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Luzhin 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 Murhaa has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Murhaa and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Murhaa blocks the body kick.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Luzhin connects with a high kick.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Luzhin scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Murhaa moved away.
Murhaa moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Murhaa slips a jab from Luzhin.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Luzhin. Murhaa shrugs it off though.
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.
Good work by Murhaa as he checks the leg kick.
Murhaa tries to counter by clinching up but Luzhin breaks away and moves out of range.
A combination from Luzhin does no damage.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
And Murhaa counters with a quick kick to the body but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A cross from Luzhin lands.
Murhaa throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Luzhin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Luzhin lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Murhaa looks to throw a body kick
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Murhaa sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Luzhin jumps back.
Murhaa punishes Luzhin's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa throws a right hand that Luzhin ducks under and follows up with a left that Luzhin also avoids with ease.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Luzhin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
An inside leg kick from Luzhin misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luzhin.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa jabs at Luzhin's body.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
A solid body kick from Murhaa.

Murhaa closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section. Murhaa lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin pushes Murhaa back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Murhaa.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
A short right from Murhaa.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa's jab looks to have found its range, popping Luzhin under the eye.
Luzhin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Murhaa saw that one coming.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Murhaa will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Murhaa swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
A thudding body kick lands there by Luzhin!
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Luzhin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Luzhin blocks the body kick.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Luzhin 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.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Good leg kick by Luzhin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa checks the leg kick.
Murhaa was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Murhaa is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
Luzhin lands a jab to the nose.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Luzhin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa scores with a body shot.
Murhaa blocks the body kick.
Luzhin wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Luzhin there as he acknowledges the shot.
Murhaa delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Murhaa throws the kick towards the body but Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
That kick from Luzhin tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa scores with a decent looking hook.
Murhaa lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Murhaas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Murhaa gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.

Luzhin is rocked!
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Murhaa won't want to take too many of those.
Luzhin lands a right hand.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Murhaa effectively controlling the action here.
Murhaa taking a breather.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Murhaa digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
I was talking to Murhaa's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Luzhin lands a shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Murhaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa thumps Luzhin with a low kick.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Murhaa connects with a high kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a nice kick to the body.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a body kick.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Murhaa steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Murhaa lunges at Luzhin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luzhin's hand.
Luzhin swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a hook.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Murhaa moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Luzhin throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Luzhin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa lands a head shot.
Nice body punch from Luzhin.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin tries to land a body kick
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Murhaa takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Luzhin counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the kisser.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Luzhin scores with a push kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nikolai Luzhin.
I think Luzhin 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 546 - Apex     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 6 p4p, 1 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 85 p4p, 18 weight class). Jong Guk kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Jiu Jitsu. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Kim Jong Guk has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
29
178 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
181 cm
37
174 lbs
30 - 11 - 2
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Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick as Luzhin jumps back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Jong Guk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Jong Guk steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Jong Guk connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Jong Guk lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jong Guk throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Jong Guk fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Luzhin connects with a body shot that sends Jong Guk's belly button to the back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A bone on bone clash there as Luzhin blocks the leg kick.
A shot to the liver by Luzhin. Beautiful body shot.
Jab by Luzhin.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Jong Guk blocks the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Jong Guk moves his leg out of the way.
Luzhin misses the body punch
and Jong Guk counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jong Guk misses with a straight left.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin throws a chopping leg kick but Jong Guk manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Jong Guk was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Jong Guk misses with a wild body shot.
Jong Guk lands the left hand.
Jong Guk looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jong Guk throws an off balance right hand
and Luzhin counters with an outside leg kick.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the head.
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
Luzhin is looking to clinch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jong Guk darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Jong Guk chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Jong Guk momentarily.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jong Guk half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Luzhin doesn't seem bothered though.
Jong Guk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Luzhin takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
As Luzhin tries to get set, Jong Guk tries to push him back and clinch up but Luzhin manages to avoid the attempt.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
Jong Guk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin takes one to the chin there.
Jong Guk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jong Guk catches Luzhin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jong Guk throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Jong Guk throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Crunch! Luzhin slams his shin into Jong Guk's torso.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Jong Guk thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk with a nice cross.
Luzhin scores with a push kick.
Luzhin is looking to slow Jong Guk down with leg kicks.
Jong Guk takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Luzhin fakes the leg kick and cracks Jong Guk in the body.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Luzhin's calf.
Luzhin is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Jong Guk rather than just go for the knockout.
Luzhin throws a solid leg kick but Jong Guk takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a right and a left that Jong Guk avoids nicely.
Luzhin blocks a low kick nicely.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Luzhin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Jong Guk misses with a straight left.
Jong Guk throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jong Guk.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jong Guk bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin moves out of range as Jong Guk strikes.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Luzhin.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Jong Guk blocks it well.
Jong Guk lands an overhand right.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jong Guk turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
And Luzhin responds with a good body kick, but Jong Guk manages to step out the way in time.
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sloppy strikes from Luzhin. Those never looked like landing.
Luzhin lands a body shot.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Jong Guk digs a good hook to Luzhin's body.
Good leg kick by Jong Guk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Jong Guk scores with a crisp jab that stopped Luzhin in his tracks.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Luzhin moves out of range easily.
Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Luzhin.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
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 Kim Jong Guk will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Jong Guk throws a leg kick which misses Luzhin's front leg but catches the back leg as Luzhin tries to avoid it.
Jong Guk takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Jong Guk blocks it well.
Jong Guk lands a nice looking body shot.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Luzhin scores with a hook.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Jong Guk takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Jong Guk displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Luzhin lands with an uppercut that bounces Jong Guk off the cage and back into range.
A big right from Luzhin misses.
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!
Jong Guk lunges at Luzhin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luzhin's hand.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Jong Guk tried to score with a low kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Luzhin avoids it.
Jong Guk looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Jong Guk blocks it well.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Luzhin off balance momentarily.
Jong Guk scores with a kick to the body.
Nice shot lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Kim Jong Guk is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luzhin lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Jong Guk at a distance.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk throws a quick inside leg kick.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
Jong Guk blocks a head kick by Luzhin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Jong Guk does no damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Jong Guk slips the punch.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Luzhin misses.
Jong Guk with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Luzhin to score with a decent uppercut.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Jong Guk misses the target.
Jong Guk moves out of range as Luzhin throws a body kick.
Jong Guk is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Luzhin.
Jong Guk tries a low kick but Luzhin avoids it.
Jong Guk scores with a body shot.
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A big right from Jong Guk misses.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Jong Guk blocks it well.
Jong Guk lands a jab to Luzhin's midsection.
Jong Guk connects with a nice looking jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jong Guk takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
A solid body kick from Luzhin.
Decent striking displayed by Jong Guk there.
Luzhin connects with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a jab when Jong Guk was well out of range.
Jong Guk jabs at Luzhin's body.
Luzhin scores with a push kick.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Jong Guk connects with a jab.
Jong Guk connects with an inside leg kick.
Jong Guk takes one to the chin there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Luzhin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Jong Guk. Beautiful body shot.
Luzhin takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Jong Guk slaps the foot to one side.
A chopping leg kick lands by Jong Guk.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Jong Guk sees coming a mile off.
Jong Guk tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Luzhin manages to circle out of the way.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the head.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jong Guk will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Jong Guk shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Jong Guk digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
Jong Guk looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A jab from Jong Guk misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Luzhin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Jong Guk is looking to counter with a body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jong Guk sizes up Luzhin with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Luzhin fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Luzhin cracks Jong Guk with a right hand to the side of the head.

Luzhin rushes Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jong Guk avoids it.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Jong Guk blocks it.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Jong Guk.
Still in the clinch, Jong Guk scores with a nice short uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice right hand lands inside from Jong Guk.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Jong Guk avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Jong Guk looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Luzhin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Jong Guk tried to score with a low kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Jong Guk tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin thows a body kick. Jong Guk tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Luzhin.
Luzhin swings for the body but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Jong Guk looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
As Luzhin tries to get set, Jong Guk tries to push him back and clinch up but Luzhin manages to avoid the attempt.
Jong Guk fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Luzhin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A swing and a miss from Jong Guk.
Luzhin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Jong Guk with a body shot.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Jong Guk scores with a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Luzhin lands with a nice body punch.
Jong Guk tries to land a leg kick but Luzhin saw it coming and moves away.
Jong Guk tries to land a leg kick but Luzhin saw it coming and moves away.
Nice shot by Luzhin.
Jong Guk works Luzhin's body with a nice hook.
Luzhin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Jong Guk shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Luzhin follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luzhin at a distance.
Luzhin scores with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Jong Guk.
Luzhin is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Luzhin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jong Guk attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A bone on bone clash there as Luzhin blocks the leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Jong Guk moved away.
Jong Guk defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Luzhin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jong Guk slips under a jab from Luzhin.
Jong Guk throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the body kick.
Jong Guk is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Luzhin.
Some bone on bone action there as Luzhin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Luzhin.
Luzhin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick
and Luzhin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Luzhin throws a front kick aimed at Jong Guk's knee but Jong Guk avoids it well.
Jong Guk uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Luzhin has time to react.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin lands an overhand right.
Jong Guk tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Luzhin is able to avoid easily.
Jong Guk is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
Jong Guk with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jong Guk cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
A slow jab from Jong Guk misses its intended target.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jong Guk loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jong Guk clearly takes that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lunges at Luzhin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luzhin's hand.
Jong Guk misses with a looping right.
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jong Guk feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Jong Guk has time to react.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Jong Guk is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a nice body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jong Guk takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Luzhin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jong Guk smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jong Guk takes one to the chin there.
Jong Guk stuns Luzhin with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Jong Guk lands with an overhand left.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jong Guk was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Jong Guk throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Luzhin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a nice outside leg kick.
Luzhin connects with a single shot there.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin swings for the body but Jong Guk moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jong Guk.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin throws a hook to the side of Jong Guk's head but Jong Guk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Jong Guk misses with a wild body shot.
A shot to the liver by Jong Guk. Beautiful body shot.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Luzhin steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Luzhin on the side of the head.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice side step and Luzhin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jong Guk misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Jong Guk throws a chopping leg kick but Luzhin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Luzhin scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Jong Guk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
Jong Guk throws a shot to the body.
Luzhin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jong Guk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jong Guk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jong Guk checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Jong Guk takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A clash of legs there as Luzhin blocks the low kick.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Good work by Jong Guk as he checks the leg kick.
Luzhin throws a looping overhand right but Jong Guk ducks down to avoid it.
Jong Guk tried to counter with a leg kick but Luzhin avoided it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Jong Guk throws a solid leg kick but Luzhin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Jong Guk.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Donk. Luzhin catches Jong Guk right on the button with a cross.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Jong Guk is having none of it.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
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!
Jong Guk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Luzhin works Jong Guk's body with a nice hook.
Jong Guk throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jong Guk connects with a leg kick. Luzhin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Luzhin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jong Guk makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Luzhin scores with a shot to the body.
Luzhin throws a hook but Jong Guk blocks it.
Luzhin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Jong Guk fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jong Guk walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Jong Guk ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the kisser.
A left lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Jong Guk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Jong Guk avoids it.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Jong Guk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk motions for Luzhin to come forward. Jong Guk throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk thumps Luzhin with a low kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses
and Jong Guk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
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!
Jong Guk takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jong Guk can pounce on him.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jong Guk was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jong Guk misses with a hook.
A countering left hand to the body from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Luzhin ducks right into an uppercut from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Jong Guk steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Jong Guk wants to land a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Jong Guk avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a straight left.
Jong Guk with a nice cross.
Jong Guk clobbers Luzhin with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Luzhin. That did some damage!
Luzhin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Luzhin swings for the body but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Jong Guk lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Luzhin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jong Guk is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jong Guk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Luzhin misses.
A clash of legs there as Luzhin blocks the low kick.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk 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.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Jong Guk throws a good cross that connects.
Nikolai Luzhin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jong Guk feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Jong Guk misses with a body kick.
Jong Guk bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Luzhin's head.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Luzhin - that will leave a mark!
Luzhin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Jong Guk takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Luzhin throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Kim Jong Guk is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luzhin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Jong Guk scores with a nice head shot.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk is looking to counter the offense by Luzhin and move into the clinch.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Jong Guk.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk lands a right hook to the body.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jong Guk misses with a hook.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Luzhin follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Luzhin moved away.
Jong Guk takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

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 Kim Jong Guk.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Jong Guk, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

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

Kim Jong Guk retains his welterweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Kim Jong Guk thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: OFC 311: Jah vs Hensen     
Date:   Sep 09, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 82 p4p, 12 weight class) and Lee Sin (ranked 272 p4p, 38 weight class). Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Sin has chosen Original Nuttah as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
37
174 lbs
29 - 11 - 2
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27
181 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Steve Smith and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin lands a slapping body shot.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Sin throws a fast counter high kick but Luzhin manages to duck under it in time.
Sin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Luzhin doesn't seem bothered though.
Sin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Sin throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A left lands for Luzhin.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Luzhin lands a jab to the head.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Sin throws a nice head kick!

It looks like Nikolai Luzhin has been cut.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sin counters with a leg kick.
Sin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body. Sin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Luzhin missing with a left hand there. Sin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin slips under a jab from Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with a combination
and Luzhin counters with a thumping low kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sin raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Sin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Luzhin misses with a left hand
and Sin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Luzhin keeps Sin at a distance using the push kick.
Luzhin looks to clinch
and Sin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin fakes the leg kick and cracks Sin in the body.
Luzhin scores with a sloppy right hand. Sin should have avoided that one.
Luzhin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
We've been informed that Sin 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.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin looks to throw a body kick
and Luzhin counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sin loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a decent looking hook.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Sin moves out of range easily.
Luzhin scores with a punch to the head.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A jab from Sin finds it's way through Luzhin's defenses.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sin was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Sin slaps the foot to one side.
Luzhin keeps Sin at a distance using the push kick.
Sin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Luzhin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sin is out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Luzhin finds it's way through Sin's defenses.
Luzhin walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Sin ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Sin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin thows a body kick. Sin tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick.
Sin throws a solid leg kick but Luzhin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sin.
Sin looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Sin misses with a jab, cross combination.
Sin takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sin was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a series of wild punches.
Sin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Luzhin with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin is looking to counter with a body kick.
Sin throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Nice shot by Luzhin.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Sin now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Luzhin moves out of range as Sin strikes.
Luzhin fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Sin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Luzhin - the referee stops the clock and Sin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Luzhin. Sin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
A nice inside leg kick there by Luzhin. That's going to slow Sin down.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Luzhin is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Sin misses with a looping left.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sin.
Luzhin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Sin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
Luzhin connects with a nice looking jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Nikolai Luzhin's cut.
That's time! Luzhin's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Luzhin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sin missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sin misses with a hook to the body
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice body punch from Luzhin.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Sin.
A clash of legs there as Sin blocks the low kick.
Sin is trying to counter with his kicks.
Luzhin connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin throws a hook but Sin avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Luzhin tries to land a leg kick but Sin saw it coming and moves away.
Luzhin misses with a body shot
and Sin counters with a head kick. That will keep Luzhin thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Sin throws out a counter right but Luzhin avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sin can do to turn this around?
Sin wants to slow Luzhin down by chopping away at his legs.
Luzhin lands a front kick.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Sin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sin swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Sin scores with a hook to the body. Luzhin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Luzhin lands a really nice looking cross but Sin seems unphased.
Sin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Sin misses the shot to the body.
Nikolai Luzhin is winning the standup battle so far.
Sin scores with a head kick.
Sin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a leg kick.
Sin has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Luzhin.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Luzhin blocks it well.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sin ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a lazy uppercut
and Sin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin swings for the body but Sin moves out of range.
Sin moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sin thinks about the counter body kick.
Sin throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Sin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sin throws a hook but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sin flicks out a counter leg kick but Luzhin steps away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a double jab
and Sin counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Luzhin thinking.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Sin throws a body shot but no joy.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Sin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin digs a good body shot into Sin's ribs.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Sin might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Luzhin has got the better of the exchanges.
Sin with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Luzhin to score with a decent uppercut.
Sin avoids the head kick by Luzhin.
Sin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin misses with the body kick
and Sin counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sin.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick from Sin.
Luzhin checks a leg kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin scores with a sloppy right hand. Sin should have avoided that one.
Sin throws a body shot but no joy.
Sin blocks the body kick.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin throws a low kick but Luzhin moves out of range easily.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Sin on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
It seemed like Sin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Nikolai Luzhin's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Luzhin misses with the body kick
and Sin makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Luzhin really felt that one!
Sin takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Luzhin throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Sin tries to land a front kick but Luzhin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin looks to land a right hand but Sin moved out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sin! But no joy.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Sin.
Sin keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sin throws out a counter right but Luzhin avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin cracks Sin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Sin avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Sin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sin misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sin doesn't seem bothered though.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sin can pounce on him.
Luzhin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Nice jab there from Luzhin.
Sin has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Luzhin finds it's way round the side to connect with Sin's head.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Sin avoids it.
Luzhin lands a head kick. Sin smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right-left combo lands from Luzhin.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sin was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Lee Sin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Luzhin. Sin shrugs it off though.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Sin tries a head kick but it misses.
Sin throws out a leg kick but Luzhin moves out of range and Sin only half commits.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Luzhin scores with a shot to the body.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the body
and Sin counters with a head kick. That will keep Luzhin thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
A left lands for Luzhin.
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nice body punch from Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sin throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Sin throws a low kick, looking for Luzhin's leg but Luzhin calmly moves out of range.
Nikolai Luzhin is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Sin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sin has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Luzhin.
Luzhin jabs Sin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sin moves away.
Sin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Luzhin lands with a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sin throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
An inside leg kick lands from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a nice shot to the body.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Sin throws a lazy body kick
and Luzhin counters with a nice body shot.
Sin tries a head kick but it misses.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Sin saw that one coming.
Sin ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Sin tries a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin is wise to it.
Sin throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sin now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nikolai Luzhin showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Luzhin 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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RATING
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Event: OFC 306: Luzhin vs Debble     
Date:   Aug 19, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Dum Debble. Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
36
174 lbs
29 - 10 - 2
181 cm
24
175 lbs
11 - 3 - 1
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Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Dum Debble!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin is looking to clinch but Debble is avoiding it.
Debble lands with an uppercut that bounces Luzhin off the cage and back into range.
Debble gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Luzhin.
Debble takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Debble throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Debble doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Debble.
Debble throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Debble moves out of range.
Debble throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
Debble tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Debble fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Debble tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Nice body punch from Debble.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luzhin.
A hook to the body from Debble.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Debble.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Debble controls his hands.
Debble can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Debble misses with a hook from the clinch.
Debble tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Debble back against the cage.
Debble can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Luzhin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Debble fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Luzhin pulls guard effortlessly.
Debble stays in close to Luzhin's body and controls the position.
Debble trying to stand up but can't free himself from Luzhin's guard.

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

Luzhin looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Luzhin is trying to control the position but Debble postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Debble stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Luzhin swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Debble gets to his feet - Luzhin follows without any prompting.
Nice shot by Debble.
Debble looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Debble fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Debble scores with a punch to the head.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Debble keeps it at a distance.
Debble looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Debble lands the left hand.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Debble takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Debble cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Luzhin throws a hook but Debble avoids it easily.
Debble throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A punch lands to the side of Luzhin 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Luzhin scores with a head kick. Debble tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Debble looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Luzhin throws a quick inside leg kick.
Debble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
A big right from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
A nice left hand lands by Debble.
Debble doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Luzhin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Debble.
A right handed body shot lands from Debble.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Debble's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Debble lands a right hand.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Debble lands a nice uppercut.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Debble blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Debble.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Debble blocks with his arms.
Debble throws a head punch that misses.
Debble misses with the head strike.
Nice body punch from Debble.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Debble has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Debble blocks an uppercut.
Debble has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Luzhin seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Debble can turn it around.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Debble lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A shot in the inside from Debble.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Debble misses with a body punch.
Debble works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Debble managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin swings wildly with an uppercut but Debble uses good head movement to avoid it.
A hook to the body from Debble.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Dum Debble dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Debble ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Luzhin with a nice cross.
Luzhin wants to slow Debble down by chopping away at his legs.
Debble misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Debble misses the target.
Debble works the jab nicely.
Nice jab there from Debble.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that misses.
Debble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Debble misses the shot to the body.
Debble moves into range and connects with a jab.
Debble throws a big shot that misses.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Debble.
Debble takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the temple. Debble shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin feints and then cracks Debble's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Debble down.
Debble misses with a straight left.
Debble throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Debble waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Debble moves out of range easily.
Luzhin connects with a single shot there.
Debble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Debble 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.
Debble throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Debble bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Debble missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin defending well as Debble loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Debble.
Luzhin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Debble has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Luzhin sizes up Debble with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Debble fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Debble misses with a hook.
Good shot there by Debble.
Dum Debble seems to be getting the better of the standup.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Debble misses with a body shot
and Luzhin counters with a nice low kick that buckles Debble's knee momentarily.
Luzhin misses with a head kick.
It seemed like Debble was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Debble lands with a shot to the body.
Debble jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Debble connects with a right hand. Luzhin shakes it off.
Debble slips a jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Debble misses with a wild body shot.
And Luzhin counters with a quick kick to the body but Debble blocks it.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Debble fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Debble.
Debble looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Debble smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the temple. Debble shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Jab from Luzhin.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Debble tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Debble.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Debble misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin is looking to counter punch.
Debble throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Debble looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Luzhin fails in his attempt to clinch.
Luzhin cracks Debble with a good jab.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Debble.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Good exchange - Luzhin coming out on top.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Debble scores with a nice right hand.
Nice uppercut there from Debble.
Debble ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
A leg kick checked by Debble.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Debble ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Debble lands with a nice body punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Debble throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Debble moves away and avoids it.
Debble looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin throws a hook to the side of Debble's head but Debble sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Debble sees coming a mile off.
Debble misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A big left from Debble misses.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Debble manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A shot to the liver by Debble. Beautiful body shot.
Luzhin throws out a loose jab but Debble uses good head movement to avoid it.
Debble throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Debble is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Luzhin missing with a left hand there. Debble was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Debble stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Luzhin.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Debble misses with a right hand
and Luzhin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Luzhin scores with a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Debble scores with a shot to the body.
Debble throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Debble slips under a jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Debble moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Debble to score with a decent uppercut.
Debble misses the shot to the body.
A big left from Debble misses.
Debble jabs Luzhin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Debble.
Debble takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Debble lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Debble takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Debble throws a hook but Luzhin blocks it.
Debble lands a jab to the nose.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Debble throws a jab but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Debble smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Debble lands with a right hand.
Luzhin throws a front kick aimed at Debble's knee but Debble avoids it well.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Debble cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Luzhin is rocked!
Luzhin doesn't manage to clinch there - Debble circles away.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Debble.
Oh Luzhin is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Debble loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Debble jabs Luzhin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Debble cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Debble cracks Luzhin with a hook to the temple - Luzhin is on wobbly legs here! Debble swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Luzhin falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Debble wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Dum Debble!
Dum Debble is the new welterweight champion!
Dum Debble bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: OFC 300: Luzhin vs Makaki Iii     
Date:   Jul 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Yancy Makaki Iii. Luzhin's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The time has come.... Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
36
174 lbs
28 - 10 - 2
182 cm
25
177 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Yancy Makaki Iii!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, William Peck and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Makaki Iii throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Makaki Iii can pounce on him.
Makaki Iii fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Makaki Iii counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Makaki Iii has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Luzhin is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Makaki Iii blocks the body kick.
Makaki Iii jabs Luzhin right on the nose. Luzhin blinks but takes it well.
Makaki Iii 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.

Luzhin clinches with his opponent.
Makaki Iii working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Makaki Iii has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Makaki Iii swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin lands a hook that snaps the head of Makaki Iii backwards.
Makaki Iii lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.
Still in the clinch, Makaki Iii scores with a nice short uppercut.
Makaki Iii lands a right hand.
A short right from Luzhin on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Makaki Iii lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Makaki Iii throws a head punch that misses.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Makaki Iii.
Knees to the body from Luzhin.
Makaki Iii misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Makaki Iii lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Makaki Iii softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin scores with a shoulder strike.
Makaki Iii tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Makaki Iii blocks it.
Makaki Iii tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
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!
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Makaki Iii.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Makaki Iii.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin successfully pulls guard.
Luzhin trying to keep a closed guard but Makaki Iii is proving a slippery customer.

Luzhin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Makaki Iii doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Makaki Iii manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Makaki Iii is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Let's hope that Makaki Iii has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

Luzhin is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Makaki Iii has his hands clasped together but Luzhin extends and breaks Makaki Iii's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Luzhin.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Nikolai Luzhin!
Nikolai Luzhin retains his welterweight title!
Nikolai Luzhin decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: OFC 292: Riccuito vs Hensen     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Sven Jergensen. Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sven Jergensen!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Yves DeLean and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jergensen scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Luzhin doesn't seem bothered though.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Jergensen is having none of it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jergensen throws a big shot that misses.
We've been informed that Jergensen 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.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jergensen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin walks into a left hand.
Jergensen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Jergensen digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.

Jergensen rushes Luzhin and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Jergensen is working Luzhin over against the cage.
Jergensen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Jergensen won't want to take too many of those.
Jergensen lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Jergensen lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Luzhin pushes Jergensen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body.
Jergensen working aggressively here.
Luzhin works on Jergensen's body with a couple of short punches.
Luzhin tries to work over Jergensen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A knee to the head by Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Luzhin gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Jergensen wants to take the fight to the mat but Luzhin manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Jergensen takes a knee right on the jaw!
A short body shot lands from Luzhin as the two fighters clinch.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Jergensen blocks with his arms.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Jergensen blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jergensen avoids it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Luzhin creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Jergensen.
Jergensen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jergensen lands a nice uppercut.
Luzhin lands a nice knee to the body.
Jergensen working aggressively here.
Luzhin lands a nice knee to the body.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Jergensen blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Jergensen's ribcage.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Jergensen.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jergensen.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin tries to work over Jergensen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Jergensen.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
I was talking to Luzhin's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but Jergensen blocks with his arms.
Jergensen prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Jergensen pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Jergensen has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Jergensen blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
A hook to the body from Jergensen.
Luzhin prevents the takedown attempt.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
Jergensen tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jergensen lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Luzhin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Jergensen throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Jergensen stalling against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jergensen throws a head punch that misses.
Jergensen lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
A short right from Jergensen.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Jergensen'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.
Jergensen drops down looking for an ankle pick but Luzhin pulls his leg out and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Luzhin, right into the meat.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Jergensen.
Luzhin avoids a punch combination nicely.
Luzhin's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Jergensen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Luzhin scrambles back to his feet.
Jergensen on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Jergensen wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Jergensen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Luzhin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Luzhin shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far 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 Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Jergensen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Sven Jergensen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Jergensen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Luzhin with a body shot.
Jergensen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
A leg kick checked by Jergensen.
Luzhin misses the jab.
Jergensen throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jergensen scores with a hook to the body. Luzhin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The fighters circle momentarily. Luzhin darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Luzhin misses the jab.
Jergensen lunges at Luzhin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luzhin's hand.
Luzhin swings for the body but Jergensen moves out of range.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jergensen moves away.
Jergensen digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen connects with a body shot.
Jergensen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Luzhin scoring well with a low kick there.
Jergensen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Luzhin.
A countering left hand to the body from Jergensen misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin throws a solid leg kick but Jergensen takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Jergensen gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Good body shot from Jergensen.
Jergensen managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Jergensen pushes Luzhin back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Jergensen avoiding damage.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Jergensen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jergensen managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A right hand to the body from Luzhin.
Jergensen can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
A short right from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Jergensen backwards.
Jergensen misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin prevents the takedown attempt.
Jergensen lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jergensen can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Jergensen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Jergensen avoids the damage to the body.
Jergensen throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Jergensen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Luzhin presses Jergensen against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Jergensen stalling.
Luzhin lands a shot to the body.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Luzhin scores a nice knee to the body.
Jergensen is breathing heavily.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Jergensen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Luzhin stops a takedown attempt from Jergensen.
Jergensen lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Jergensen backwards.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jergensen.
Jergensen has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jergensen avoids it.
Jergensen misses with the head strike.
Luzhin pushes Jergensen back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Luzhin is working Jergensen over against the cage.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jergensens head.
Luzhin lands a nice knee to the body.
Luzhin scores with a shot to the side of Jergensen's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin lands a nice shot to the body.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen takes a knee to the side of the body.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jergensen takes a knee to the side of the body.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short left from Luzhin.

Jergensen is rocked!
Jergensen prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a nice knee to the body.
Luzhin stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Luzhin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Jergensen backwards.
Jergensen is still on wobbly legs! Can Luzhin finish him?
Luzhin gets through Jergensen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Jergensen blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jergensen is looking for a takedown.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Jergensen moves into the clinch.
Jergensen seems to have recovered his senses.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head.
Jergensen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jergensen is trying to maintain a safe position but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns Jergensen into the cage.
Luzhin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jergensen can do to turn this around?
Jergensen blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Jergensen struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jergensen.
Jergensen gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jergensen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike.
Jergensen works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Jergensen.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Jergensen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen is working Luzhin over against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with some punches.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jergensen scores with a hook to the body.
Jergensen is trying to drag Luzhin to the mat but Luzhin just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Luzhin lands a knee to the body.
Jergensen managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Nice body punch from Luzhin - that landed with a thud.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Jergensen avoids the damage to the body.
Jergensen takes a shot to the head.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jergensen.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jergensen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Jergensen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Jergensen.
Jergensen leaning against his opponent.
Jergensen lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jergensen trying to control the position but instead, Luzhin has worked for underhooks and has pushed Jergensen into the cage.
Luzhin is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jergensen avoids it.
Jergensen wants a takedown but no success here.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
A right hook to the body lands for Luzhin.
Luzhin is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Nikolai Luzhin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Jergensen misses with the head strike.
Luzhin gets through Jergensen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen working aggressively here.
Jergensen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jergensen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Jergensen wants to stall.
Jergensen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Luzhin working Jergensen over with knees to the body.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Jergensen's ribcage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jergensen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Jergensen or not.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Jergensen has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Jergensen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Jergensen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with some punches.
Jergensen misses with some punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin takes a shot to the head.
A body shot lands from Luzhin.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Luzhin lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right from Luzhin on the inside.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Jergensen wants to stall.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jergensen.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin clearly takes that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Jergensen takes the fight into the clinch.
Jergensen has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Jergensen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin tries a body shot but Jergensen blocks it.
Jergensen drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Luzhin gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Jergensen looking for a takedown.
Jergensen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Jergensen avoiding damage.
Jergensen struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Jergensen is blocking nicely.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section. Jergensen lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jergensen backwards.
Jergensen avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Jergensen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jergensen looking to stall.

Jergensen turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Jergensen scores with a couple of short elbows.
Luzhin is trying to get back to half guard.
Luzhin struggling a bit here.
Jergensen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Luzhin takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking for a sweep.
Luzhin is being controlled here.
A control attempt from Luzhin but he's now mounted!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jergensen controlling his opponent.
Jergensen is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Luzhin can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Jergensen dominating with strikes here.
The referee warns Luzhin that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Jergensen working the ground and pound effectively.
Jergensen lands a couple of good shots and Luzhin has given up his back, trying to escape the position!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen keeps control of the position as Luzhin tries to break free.
Jergensen lands a punch that was close to the back of the head but the ref thinks it's OK.
Luzhin is really stuck here.
Luzhin is working hard here to advance position.
Luzhin rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Jergensen trying to control the action but Luzhin is working from the bottom.
Luzhin is trying to stand back up but Jergensen is controlling him

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Sven Jergensen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Luzhin has momentary wrist control but Jergensen slips an elbow through the middle.
Jergensen landing some decent shots from guard.
Luzhin looking for a sweep. Not yet Luzhin, not yet.
Jergensen makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Jergensen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Luzhin is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Luzhin is stalling here. Jergensen is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Luzhin seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Jergensen has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Jergensen lands a nice forearm strike.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Jergensen dominated that fourth round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


A jab from Jergensen finds it's way through Luzhin's defenses.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jergensen.
Jergensen walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.
Jergensen throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Luzhin lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Luzhin scores with a nice strike.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Jergensen tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Jergensen back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short right from Jergensen on the inside.
Jergensen lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Luzhin.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Jergensen.
Jergensen can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Luzhin stops a takedown attempt from Jergensen.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a body punch.
Jergensen throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Luzhin is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Jergensen.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jergensen avoids it.
Jergensen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin with a knee to the head.
Jergensen lands with a right to the head.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Jergensen avoids it.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Sven Jergensen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Jergensen lands with a short shot to the head.
Jergensen displaying some good clinch control by pressing Luzhin up against the cage.
Jergensen stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Jergensen is trying to stall.
Jergensen swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Jergensen lands with a left to the head.
Jergensen leaning his opponent against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jergensen misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Jergensen avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Jergensen tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jergensen blocking some punches.
Luzhin digs a right hand into Jergensen's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jergensen's gas tank.
Jergensen on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Jergensen throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
A shot in the inside from Luzhin.
Jergensen lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jergensen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Jergensen avoids the damage to the body.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin working aggressively here.
A left hand lands to the body for Luzhin.
Jergensen tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Jergensen back against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Jergensen's face.
Jergensen is trying to stall.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
Jergensen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jergensen drops down looking for an ankle pick but Luzhin pulls his leg out and moves away.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
Jergensen thuds a left hand into Luzhin's body.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jergensen fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Jergensen takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Jergensen stalks Luzhin and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Luzhin's face. Luzhin staggers backwards, shaken.

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 Nikolai Luzhin.
I think Luzhin has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 49:46
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

After the fight, Nikolai Luzhin was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: OFC 286: Luzhin vs Al Qarni II     
Date:   May 26, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Fahad Al Qarni. Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Al Qarni has chosen Hells Bells as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Fahad Al Qarni was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

181 cm
35
174 lbs
26 - 10 - 2
180 cm
35
187 lbs
27 - 16 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Bullet Proof System

King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Fahad Al Qarni!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Al Qarni missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Al Qarni's sensitive parts.
Luzhin tests Al Qarni's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Al Qarni will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al Qarni.
Luzhin scores with a crisp jab that stopped Al Qarni in his tracks.
Luzhin lands a body shot.
Luzhin 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.
Good exchange - Al Qarni coming out on top.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Luzhin digs a right hand into Al Qarni's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Al Qarni's gas tank.

Luzhin jumps guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin keeping full guard, as Al Qarni tries to pass.

Luzhin is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Al Qarni sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Luzhin's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Luzhin has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Al Qarni escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Al Qarni!
Luzhin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Al Qarni wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Luzhin is working hard here to advance position.
Al Qarni trying to control the action but Luzhin is working from the bottom.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Luzhin is trying to work for a sweep but Al Qarni has mounted him!
Luzhin really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Al Qarni tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

Al Qarni is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Luzhin has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Luzhin!
Al Qarni is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Al Qarni is on top in guard.

Al Qarni trying to control but Luzhin is working from the bottom.

Luzhin working for a triangle but Al Qarni defends it easily.
Al Qarni wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Al Qarni advances to half guard.

Luzhin looking for submissions off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Al Qarni pulls his head out easily.

Al Qarni wants to work for an arm triangle but Luzhin is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Luzhin actively working from the bottom here.
Al Qarni trying to pass the guard but Luzhin defending well.

Al Qarni seems to be looking for submissions.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Luzhin wants to improve his position but Al Qarni is controlling well.
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 Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Luzhin is looking to clinch.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Al Qarni.
Al Qarni takes one to the side of the head.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. Al Qarni looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Luzhin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Luzhin lands with a slapping head kick.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin tries to clinch up but Al Qarni circles away and keeps his distance.
Al Qarni throws a sloppy body shot
and Luzhin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Al Qarni checks it.
Al Qarni thuds his right hand into Luzhin's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Al Qarni keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolai Luzhin is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Luzhin throws a body kick that misses.
Luzhin misses with the combination.

Luzhin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Al Qarni, pushing him back against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al Qarni lands a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Qarni digs a right hand into Luzhin's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Luzhin's gas tank.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Luzhin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al Qarni can do to turn this around?

Al Qarni breaks from the clinch.
Al Qarni throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Luzhin's head.
Luzhin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Al Qarni drops his hands momentarily and Luzhin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Al Qarni replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Luzhin blocks it well.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Al Qarni steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin throws out a leg kick but Al Qarni moves out of range and Luzhin only half commits.
Al Qarni lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Luzhin's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Al Qarni connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Luzhin scrambles back to his feet.

Al Qarni lands a head kick that stumbles Luzhin and the fighters go to the mat.

Luzhin is rocked!
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!

Luzhin has his foot on Al Qarni's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Al Qarni works his way back into a safe position though.
Oh Luzhin is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

Luzhin is looking for a triangle but Al Qarni pushes his legs off easily.
Luzhin seems to have got his legs back now.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Al Qarni escapes and throws Luzhin's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Luzhin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Al Qarni advances to mount.
Al Qarni can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Luzhin is looking to escape.
Al Qarni sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is in all sorts of trouble here.
Luzhin slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Luzhin is looking for a sweep. Al Qarni is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Luzhin looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Al Qarni stalling away here and it's allowed Luzhin to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Qarni passes into half guard.
Al Qarni prevents Luzhin from improving his position.

Al Qarni is working for a kimura but Luzhin is defending it quite comfortably.

Al Qarni is working for a submission of some sort.

Al Qarni seems to be looking for submissions.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Fahad Al Qarni showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Al Qarni lands a slapping body shot.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al Qarni was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Al Qarni throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al Qarni takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Al Qarni's front leg but catches the back leg as Al Qarni tries to avoid it.
Al Qarni misses with a body shot.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Al Qarni moves away.
It seemed like Al Qarni was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Al Qarni.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A chopping leg kick lands by Al Qarni.
Luzhin throws a series of punches but Al Qarni moves out of range.
Al Qarni moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Luzhin lands the left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Al Qarni avoids it.
Al Qarni avoids a kick to the body.
Luzhin misses with a head kick.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Al Qarni.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Al Qarni. Al Qarni obviously looking to wear him down.
Al Qarni misses the shot to the body.
Al Qarni misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Al Qarni throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin scores with a jab. Al Qarni acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Al Qarni pushes Luzhin up against the cage in a clinch.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Al Qarni throws a head punch that misses.
Al Qarni lands a shot to the body.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Al Qarni tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Al Qarni misses with a punch on the inside.
Al Qarni blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Al Qarni fails to land.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Still in the clinch, Luzhin scores with a nice short uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Al Qarni scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al Qarni lands a nice uppercut.
Nikolai Luzhin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Al Qarni misses with a hook to the ribs.
Al Qarni tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Al Qarni doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Al Qarni misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Al Qarni blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Al Qarni is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Luzhin pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Luzhin lands a body shot in the clinch.
Al Qarni takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Al Qarni is defending well for now.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Al Qarni.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Al Qarni backwards.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Al Qarni won't want to take too many of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a body punch in the clinch.
Al Qarni lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Al Qarni tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Al Qarni misses with a punch to the body.
Al Qarni tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.

Luzhin pulls guard effortlessly.

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

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

Luzhin is looking for a triangle but Al Qarni pushes his legs off easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Qarni wants to pass the guard but Luzhin is keeping the position.

Luzhin is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Al Qarni defends well.
Al Qarni wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Al Qarni sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Luzhin's guard.

Al Qarni is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Al Qarni is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Al Qarni cracks the inside of Luzhin's front leg.

Al Qarni gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Luzhin landing knees to the body.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al Qarni tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Al Qarni tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luzhin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al Qarni swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.

Al Qarni's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Al Qarni keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Luzhin pushes Al Qarni away with a front kick.
Al Qarni throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Al Qarni closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Luzhin did well to prevent Al Qarni getting side control.
Luzhin wants to get back to full guard.
Al Qarni tries to pass to full mount but Luzhin defends it.

Luzhin is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Al Qarni pulls his head out easily.

Luzhin looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Luzhin is trying to get back to full guard.
Luzhin is not content to let Al Qarni control the position.

Al Qarni seems to be looking for submissions.
Fahad Al Qarni has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al Qarni is looking to stall here but Luzhin recovers full guard.
Luzhin keeping moving, preventing Al Qarni from controlling successfully.

Luzhin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Al Qarni doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Al Qarni manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Al Qarni trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Luzhin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Al Qarni trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Luzhin looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Al Qarni trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al Qarni.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Al Qarni keeps the fight on the outside.
Al Qarni lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Al Qarni counters with a stiff right hand.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin throws a right and a left that Al Qarni avoids nicely.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Luzhin pushes Al Qarni away with a front kick.
Al Qarni scores with a one two! Luzhin had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Al Qarni on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Al Qarni waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Al Qarni.
As Al Qarni tries to get set, Luzhin tries to push him back and clinch up but Al Qarni manages to avoid the attempt.
Al Qarni moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin backing away here, and Al Qarni unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Luzhin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Al Qarni clinches up with Luzhin and pushes him back against the cage.
Al Qarni misses with a hook to the ribs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Fahad Al Qarni dominated that fourth round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Luzhin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al Qarni lands with a nice body punch.
Al Qarni avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin doesn't manage to clinch there - Al Qarni circles away.
Luzhin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sloppy strikes from Luzhin. Those never looked like landing.

Al Qarni gets a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al Qarni prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A hook to the body from Luzhin.

Luzhin pulls guard effortlessly.
Al Qarni tries to free his leg and advance position but Luzhin is retaining full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Al Qarni got a little sloppy there for a moment and Luzhin has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Al Qarni has managed to get both his arms back between Luzhin's legs - danger averted.
Al Qarni trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Al Qarni pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Luzhin is keeping the position for now.

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

Luzhin is looking for a triangle here but Al Qarni uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
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.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Al Qarni is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Luzhin knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Luzhin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Al Qarni wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Al Qarni tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Al Qarni has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Luzhin manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is looking to advance position but Al Qarni won't allow it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Al Qarni wants to improve his position but Luzhin is controlling well.
Al Qarni is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Luzhin wants to lay and pray for a moment but Al Qarni keeps working.
Al Qarni wants to get back to full guard but Luzhin has passed into side control.
Al Qarni is looking for a sweep.
Al Qarni wants to control but Luzhin postures up.
Al Qarni manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Al Qarni is trying a forearm chokeÖ I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Luzhin is looking for a sweep. Al Qarni is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Al Qarni is keen to just control but Luzhin is a slippery customer.

Luzhin is defending against the submission attempts here by Al Qarni.

Al Qarni is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Luzhin is just riding it out for now. Al Qarni eventually gives up the hold.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Al Qarni looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

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 Nikolai Luzhin.
I think Luzhin has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 48:47
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 48:47
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin retains his welterweight title!
In his post fight interview, Nikolai Luzhin started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Event: OFC 280: Rio     
Date:   Apr 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Fahad Al Qarni. Luzhin's entrance music is The time has come.... A fine choice. Al Qarni has chosen Hells Bells 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.

181 cm
35
174 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
180 cm
35
187 lbs
27 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Fahad Al Qarni!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Mauricio Rocha and Luis Engracia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Al Qarni tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Al Qarni throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fahad Al Qarni seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin is looking to clinch.
Luzhin thumps Al Qarni with a low kick.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Al Qarni is looking for the big counter here.
Luzhin with a hook.
A big right from Al Qarni misses.
Luzhin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Al Qarni throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Al Qarni slips under a jab.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Al Qarni misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Jab, jab by Al Qarni - just one landing.
Al Qarni throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al Qarni checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A shot to the liver by Luzhin. Beautiful body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Qarni misses with a hook

and Luzhin counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Luzhin.

Al Qarni breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Al Qarni.
A slapping leg kick lands for Al Qarni.
Al Qarni attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nice shot lands for Al Qarni.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Al Qarni throws a low kick but Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Al Qarni. That did some damage!
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Al Qarni counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin throws a lazy uppercut
and Al Qarni counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Al Qarni 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.
Al Qarni misses with a hook
and Luzhin counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al Qarni goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Al Qarni drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Al Qarni avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Al Qarni will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Al Qarni thuds a left hand into Luzhin's body.

Luzhin drives through and clinches with Al Qarni against the cage.
Al Qarni working aggressively here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni blocking some punches.
Al Qarni blocking some punches.
Al Qarni misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Al Qarni goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Al Qarni is defending well for now.
Al Qarni misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al Qarni.
Al Qarni tries for a takedown but Luzhin manages to get underhooks.
Al Qarni working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Al Qarni working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
A knee to the head by Luzhin.
Al Qarni misses with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin lands a nice shot to the body.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Al Qarni is defending well for now.
Al Qarni tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Al Qarni is leaning against Luzhin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Al Qarni misses with a punch on the inside.
Al Qarni throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Al Qarni tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Al Qarni tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Al Qarni back against the cage.
Luzhin lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Qarni lands with a short shot to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni misses with a body punch.
Al Qarni swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al Qarni misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Al Qarni swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Al Qarni tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Al Qarni scores with a nice hook to the head.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin tries to pull guard but Al Qarni holds him up against the cage and eventually Luzhin drops back down to his feet.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin lands a body punch in the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Fahad Al Qarni 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.


Al Qarni checks the leg kick nicely there.
Al Qarni drops his hands momentarily and Luzhin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Al Qarni feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Luzhins jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Al Qarni 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 Luzhin has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Luzhin and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Luzhin scores with a crisp jab that stopped Al Qarni in his tracks.
Luzhin throws a nice looking combination but Al Qarni bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
The fighters circling - Al Qarni throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luzhin slips a jab and a cross from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Al Qarni keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Luzhin lands a nice looking body kick.
Luzhin stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
An inside leg kick from Al Qarni misses.
Luzhin is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Al Qarni.
Luzhin tries to clinch there but Al Qarni circles away.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin jabs at Al Qarni's body.
Nikolai Luzhin is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Qarni throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al Qarni loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Al Qarni throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al Qarni throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin fakes the leg kick and cracks Al Qarni in the body.

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Al Qarni.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Al Qarni controls his hands.
Luzhin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Al Qarni.
Luzhin landing knees to the head.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Al Qarni working aggressively here.
Al Qarni goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Al Qarni tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Al Qarni back against the cage.
Al Qarni blocks a body shot from Luzhin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al Qarni tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Al Qarni blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
A knee to the head by Luzhin.
Al Qarni doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Al Qarni.
Luzhin is pressed up against the cage. Al Qarni has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Luzhin down to the mat. Luzhin avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Luzhin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al Qarni.
Al Qarni fails with a takedown attempt.
As Al Qarni looks to move away, Luzhin throws a big counter combo but Al Qarni just gets out of the way.
Luzhin on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the temple. Al Qarni shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Luzhin tries to work over Al Qarni's front leg with a kick but Al Qarni checks it.
Al Qarni takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A thudding body kick lands there by Luzhin!
Al Qarni misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A punch lands to the side of Al Qarni 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Al Qarni gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Al Qarni lands a right hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Al Qarni works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
Luzhin tries to work over Al Qarni's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Al Qarni is looking to take this one to the mat.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fahad Al Qarni.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Al Qarni avoids the damage to the body.
Luzhin prevents Al Qarni from breaking the clinch.
Luzhin is trying to pull guard but Al Qarni has him pressed against the cage.
Al Qarni misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is leaning against Al Qarni and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al Qarni tries for a takedown but Luzhin manages to get underhooks.
Al Qarni has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Al Qarni misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luzhin lands a shot to the body.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
Al Qarni blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Al Qarni blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Al Qarni throws a head punch that misses.
Luzhin fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al Qarni tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin scores with the left hand. Al Qarni knows he should have avoided that one.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Al Qarni connects with a leg kick. Luzhin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Al Qarni throws a head kick but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Al Qarni.
Luzhin fails in his attempt to clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Luzhin.
Al Qarni tries a head kick but it misses.
Luzhin scores with a kick to the body.
Al Qarni throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Al Qarni is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin connects with a single shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Al Qarni tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Al Qarni.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Al Qarni will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A big right from Al Qarni misses.
Al Qarni lands with a good body shot.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Luzhin fakes the leg kick and cracks Al Qarni in the body.
Al Qarni takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Al Qarni goes for a double leg but Luzhin avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Luzhin continues to drive forward.
A nice combination there by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Al Qarni paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Al Qarni throws a leg kick that is checked

and Luzhin counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Al Qarni can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Al Qarni's face.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al Qarni lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Al Qarni has Luzhin pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Al Qarni pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Luzhin tumbling to the mat - Al Qarni dives into Luzhin's guard.

Luzhin is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Al Qarni wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.

Luzhin looking for subs off his back but Al Qarni has passed one foot through into half guard.
Luzhin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin looking for a kimura from the bottom but Al Qarni passes into side control!
Luzhin is looking for a sweep.
Luzhin gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Luzhin tries to roll over but Al Qarni keeps him under control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Al Qarni is looking to advance position but Luzhin won't allow it.
Luzhin wants to get back to full guard.

Luzhin actively working from the bottom here.
Luzhin tries to get to full guard but Al Qarni has control of the leg.

Al Qarni is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Luzhin defends it well.
Luzhin wants to improve his position but Al Qarni is controlling well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Nikolai Luzhin did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
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.


Al Qarni throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
As Al Qarni tries to get set, Luzhin tries to push him back and clinch up but Al Qarni manages to avoid the attempt.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Al Qarni tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The fighters circling - Al Qarni throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Al Qarni jabs at Luzhin's body.
Al Qarni swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Al Qarni bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Luzhin's head backwards.
Al Qarni scores with a nice head shot.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Al Qarni's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Al Qarni uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Al Qarni throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al Qarni throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Decent striking displayed by Luzhin there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Luzhin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al Qarni manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Qarni walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Luzhin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Luzhin went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Al Qarni shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Luzhin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al Qarni dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Al Qarni with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Luzhin to score with a decent uppercut.
Al Qarni throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Al Qarni punishes Luzhin's body with a nice straight punch.
Al Qarni works Luzhin's body with a nice hook.
Crunch! Luzhin slams his shin into Al Qarni's torso.
Al Qarni is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin lands a head kick!
Luzhin tries to clinch there but Al Qarni circles away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin misses with the combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin cracks Al Qarni with a good jab.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nice body punch from Al Qarni.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Luzhin lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Al Qarni checks the leg kick.
Al Qarni throws a big counter head kick but Luzhin avoids it with no problem.
Al Qarni has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Luzhin.
Al Qarni takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Al Qarni looks for a takedown but Luzhin sprawls well.
Al Qarni avoids the head kick by Luzhin.
Al Qarni scores with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Al Qarni.
Al Qarni tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Al Qarni lands with an overhand left.
Al Qarni misses with a body shot.
Al Qarni lands with a kick to the ribs.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

Al Qarni gets a clinch.
Luzhin jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Al Qarni walks away with a smile on his face. Luzhin gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Luzhin wants to slow Al Qarni down by chopping away at his legs.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Al Qarni.
Al Qarni jabs Luzhin right on the nose. Luzhin blinks but takes it well.
Nice shot by Luzhin.
Al Qarni throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Al Qarni avoids it.
Al Qarni smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin darts in trying to clinch
and Al Qarni counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch but Al Qarni swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Al Qarni looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A clash of legs there as Al Qarni blocks the low kick.

Luzhin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Al Qarni, pushing him back against the cage.
Al Qarni tries a body shot but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Al Qarni.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Al Qarni is defending well for now.
Al Qarni misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Al Qarnis head.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Al Qarni.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Fahad Al Qarni will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Luzhin slaps away a takedown attempt from Al Qarni, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Al Qarni keeps it at a distance.
Al Qarni clobbers Luzhin with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al Qarni scores with a hook to the body. Luzhin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Luzhin lets loose with a powerful body kick. Al Qarni will feel that in the morning.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick
and Al Qarni counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin slips a jab and a cross from Al Qarni.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.

Luzhin clinches up with Al Qarni and pushes him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al Qarni tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Al Qarni lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Luzhin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al Qarni lands with a left to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Al Qarni backwards.
Luzhin cracks Al Qarni with a nice body shot.
Al Qarni tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Al Qarni avoids it.
Luzhin is working Al Qarni over against the cage.
Al Qarni is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Luzhin lands a left hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al Qarni.
Al Qarni managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Al Qarni scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Al Qarni's efforts to push away.
Al Qarni prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Al Qarni misses with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Al Qarnis head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands with a light punch inside.
Al Qarni misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Al Qarni tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Al Qarni blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a left to the head.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Al Qarni.
Luzhin misses with a body punch.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Al Qarni backwards.
Luzhin jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Al Qarni walks away with a smile on his face. Luzhin gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Al Qarni looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Al Qarni connects with a jab.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Al Qarni.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that misses.
Crunch! Luzhin slams his shin into Al Qarni's torso.
Luzhin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Al Qarni clinches up against the cage.
Luzhin lands a body shot.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Luzhin gets through Al Qarni's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin connects with a nasty looking knee right to Al Qarni's face.
Al Qarni throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Al Qarni blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin lands a nice knee to the body.
A short left from Luzhin.

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!
Luzhin lands with a light punch inside.
Luzhin is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Al Qarni to keep the fight standing.
Al Qarni misses with the head strike.

Luzhin jumps guard.

Luzhin looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Al Qarni trying to control but Luzhin is working from the bottom.

Al Qarni got a little sloppy there for a moment and Luzhin has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Al Qarni has managed to get both his arms back between Luzhin's legs - danger averted.
Al Qarni wants to control from the top but Luzhin keeps moving.
Al Qarni sitting in guard, not really doing much.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Thiago Cunha scores the fight 49:46
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 47:48
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a draw!

Nikolai Luzhin retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: OFC 275: Smaug vs Rahman     
Date:   Apr 08, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Sairanix Lokren and Nikolai Luzhin. Lokren comes to the cage accompanied by Beast. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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27
179 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
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35
174 lbs
25 - 10 - 1
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Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sairanix Lokren!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Gregory Folan and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lokren blocks a head kick by Luzhin.
Lokren lands with a right hand.
Lokren misses the shot to the body.
Lokren bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Luzhin throws a lazy body kick
and Lokren counters with a stiff right hand.
Lokren misses with an uppercut.
Lokren takes a kick to the side of the head.
Luzhin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Lokren under the eye.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lokren. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin jabs at Lokren's body.

Luzhin rushes Lokren and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Lokren wants to break the clinch but can't.

Lokren pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin misses with a kick to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head kick from Luzhin lands but Lokren takes it in his stride.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lokren throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lokren throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Lokren. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Lokren.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the kisser.
Lokren moves out of range of the leg kick from Luzhin.
It looked like Lokren wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Luzhin takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Lokren takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Lokren throws an overhand right that lands on Luzhin's shoulder, as Luzhin tries to avoid the shot.
Luzhin tries a quick counter leg kick but Lokren is wise to it.
Lokren lands with a nice body punch.
Lokren moves out of range as Luzhin throws a body kick.
Luzhin takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Luzhin swings widly with a right hand
and Lokren connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Good exchange - Lokren coming out on top.
Lokren walks forward, straight into a front kick from Luzhin.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lokren.
Lokren throws a nice looking combination but Luzhin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Luzhin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a head kick that half lands.
Lokren lands a lovely overhand right.
Lokren connects with a single shot there.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Luzhin lands with a nice body kick.
Lokren tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Lokren avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Luzhin connects with an inside leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Lokren blocks the leg kick.
Lokren throws a right and a left that both miss.
Lokren uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Lokren avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lokren lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Luzhin at a distance.
Luzhin takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Luzhin has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Lokren throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin tries to counter with a clinch but Lokren shakes him off and moves away.
Lokren looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lokren throws an overhand right that lands on Luzhin's shoulder, as Luzhin tries to avoid the shot.
Lokren stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Luzhin.
Lokren lands a head shot.
Lokren lands a body shot.
Lokren checks a leg kick.
Lokren listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Lokren misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that misses.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lokren.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lokren.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Lokren.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Lokren.
Lokren sets himself, and Luzhin steps forward looking for the clinch! Lokren avoids it this time.
Luzhin takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Luzhin lands with a right hand.
Lokren digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lokren throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lokren moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a solid leg kick but Lokren takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Luzhin.
Lokren throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lokren misses with a straight right.
Lokren misses with a looping left.
Luzhin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Lokren misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Lokren.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Lokren back into the cage.
Lokren is trying to push Luzhin away but Luzhin has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Luzhin keeps control of Lokren as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Lokren blocks it with crossed arms.
A short body shot lands from Luzhin as the two fighters clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Lokren has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Lokren swings widly with a right hand
letting Luzhin counter with a right hand.
Lokren scores with a punch to the head.
Sairanix Lokren is winning the standup battle so far.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Lokren slips under a jab.
Luzhin fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Lokren.
Good work by Lokren as he checks the leg kick.
Lokren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Lokren loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin lands a leg kick that knocks Lokren off balance momentarily.
Lokren swats away the attempt to clinch by Luzhin.
Lokren bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Luzhin's head.
A swing and a miss from Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Lokren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Lokren throws a lazy uppercut

and Luzhin counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lokren avoids it.

Lokren breaks the clinch.
Luzhin wants to land a leg kick but Lokren is out of range.
Luzhin takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Lokren's calf.
A slow jab from Lokren misses its intended target.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Lokren misses the target.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Lokren throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Lokren paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lokren misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
Luzhin throws a hook but Lokren blocks it.
A big right from Lokren misses.
Lokren catches Luzhin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Luzhin fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Lokren.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lokren looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Luzhin counters with a body kick.
Luzhin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Lokren is able to avoid easily.
Lokren takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Lokren throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Lokren swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Lokren counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lokren lands a jab to the nose.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lokren.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin missing with a left hand there. Lokren was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Lokren throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin moves away from the strike by Lokren.
Luzhin fails with an attempt to clinch.
Lokren is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Donk. Luzhin catches Lokren right on the button with a cross.
Luzhin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Lokren's front leg but catches the back leg as Lokren tries to avoid it.
Lokren throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Lokren throws a poor cross that misses
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Lokren takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big left from Lokren misses.
Lokren throws a right hand that Luzhin ducks under and follows up with a left that Luzhin also avoids with ease.
Despite the aggression on Luzhin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Lokren.
Lokren fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin closes the distance looking to clinch
enabling Lokren to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Lokren moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lokren momentarily.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Lokren fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Luzhin on the side of the head.
Lokren connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Luzhin's hands.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Luzhin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Luzhin doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lokren.
Lokren throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a thumping low kick.
Luzhin feints and then cracks Lokren's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Lokren down.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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.


Lokren thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Lokren misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin throws a series of punches but Lokren avoids them all with ease.
Lokren takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lokren.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Lokren is having none of it.
Lokren is looking to counter punch.
A swing and a miss from Lokren.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Luzhin!
Luzhin stuns Lokren with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Lokren moves forwards but Luzhin connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Luzhin lets loose with a powerful body kick. Lokren will feel that in the morning.
Lokren throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a nice body kick.
Luzhin cracks the inside of Lokren's front leg.
Lokren will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lokren looks to land a combination but Luzhin avoids it well.
Luzhin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Lokren blocks it well.
Luzhin throws a hook but Lokren avoids it easily.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lokren lands a nice hook to Luzhin's body. Luzhin takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Lokren counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.
Lokren avoids a kick to the body.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Lokren to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Lokren slips a jab and a cross from Luzhin.
Luzhin is looking to slow Lokren down with leg kicks.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Lokren avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Luzhin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A slow jab from Lokren misses its intended target.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Lokren.
Luzhin fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Lokren.
Lokren misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Good shot there by Lokren.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Luzhin.
Lokren lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Luzhin circles away quickly and effectively.
Lokren fails to land with a series of punches.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lokren. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Luzhin throws a hook but Lokren avoids it easily.
Lokren throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Luzhin moves out of range as Lokren strikes.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Lokren.
Luzhin wants to counter with a clinch but Lokren pushes him away.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lokren throws out the jab.
Lokren throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Lokren throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lokren takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Lokren circles away from the clinch attempt.
The fighters circling - Lokren throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Lokren moved away.
Lokren throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Lokren.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin swings widly with a right hand
and Lokren counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Nice body punch from Lokren.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Lokren checks a leg kick.
Lokren takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Luzhin fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Lokren throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
No joy there for Lokren, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a left hand
and Luzhin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin throws a lazy head kick
and Lokren connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lokren misses with a hook.
Luzhin shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Sloppy strikes from Lokren. Those never looked like landing.
Lokren throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Lokren connects with a crisp jab.
Luzhin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lokren.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Lokren moved out of range nicely.
Lokren swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin throws a big counter head kick but Lokren avoids it with no problem.
Lokren misses with a looping left.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Sairanix Lokren did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
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.


Lokren blocks a head kick by Luzhin.
A cross from Lokren lands.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Lokren sees coming a mile off.
Lokren takes a kick to the side of the head.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch but Lokren swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Lokren paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Lokren misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lokren throws out the jab.
Lokren misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin counters with a nice leg kick.
Lokren throws a combination. Luzhin tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Luzhin closes the distance and pushes Lokren back into the cage.
Luzhin has Lokren pressed against the cage, preventing Lokren from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
I was talking to Lokren's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin throws a nice looking combination but Lokren bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Lokren throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a body kick that stops Lokren in his tracks momentarily.
Luzhin takes one to the chin there.
Luzhin closes the distance looking to clinch
and Lokren counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Luzhin on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. Lokren looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Luzhin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A swing and a miss from Lokren.
Lokren walks forward, straight into a front kick from Luzhin.
Lokren walks into a straight right hand from Luzhin.
Lokren on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Luzhin. Luzhin obviously looking to wear him down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lokren lands a body shot.
Luzhin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Lokren moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin defending well as Lokren loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Luzhin appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Luzhin chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Lokren throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Lokren takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Lokren misses with a body shot.
Lokren misses with a left hand
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Lokren throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Lokren throws a lazy uppercut
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin lands a leg kick that knocks Lokren off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws out a leg kick but Lokren moves out of range and Luzhin only half commits.
Lokren is looking to counter punch.
Lokren's jab looks to have found its range, popping Luzhin under the eye.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Lokren checks it.
Lokren looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Lokren darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Luzhin throws out a leg kick but Lokren moves out of range and Luzhin only half commits.
Lokren rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Luzhin counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Lokren slips the punch.
Luzhin throws a nice outside leg kick.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin lands a head kick!
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Lokren.
Luzhin shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A swing and a miss from Lokren.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Lokren.
Luzhin motions for Lokren to come forward. Luzhin throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Lokren misses with a lunging right hand

and Luzhin holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Lokren avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Lokren.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Lokren blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Lokren blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Lokren tries to circle away but Luzhin has him pinned against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Luzhin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Lokren.
Lokren avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Lokren takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Lokren loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Luzhin now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Luzhin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lokren. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Lokren moves out of range easily.
It looked like Lokren wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Lokren uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Lokren throws an overhand right that lands on Luzhin's shoulder, as Luzhin tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Lokren throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Lokren's front leg but catches the back leg as Lokren tries to avoid it.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Luzhin has Lokren pressed against the cage, preventing Lokren from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lokren is looking to break free of the clinch but Luzhin has double underhooks.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Lokren controls the action.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Lokren.
Luzhin fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin is trying to pull guard but Lokren has him pressed against the cage.
Lokren wants to break the clinch but can't.

Lokren breaks from the clinch.
Lokren circles away from the clinch attempt.

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.
Lokren throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Luzhin 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 Lokren has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Lokren and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Luzhin throws a low kick, looking for Lokren's leg but Lokren calmly moves out of range.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Lokren works Luzhin's body with a nice hook.
Good leg kick by Luzhin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Luzhin defending well as Lokren loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin is looking to slow Lokren down with leg kicks.
Lokren blocks a jab.
Lokren connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Lokren throws a hook but Luzhin blocks it.
Lokren throws a left and a right that both miss

and Luzhin counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Lokren managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Lokren blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lokren tries to break the clinch but Luzhin is controlling the position.
Lokren is trying to break the clinch but Luzhin has him pressed against the cage.
Lokren lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A frustrated look appears on Lokren's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Luzhin lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Lokren on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a nice uppercut.
Luzhin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lokren fails to pull guard.
Luzhin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Lokren backwards.

Luzhin drags the fight down to the ground.

Luzhin is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Lokren is aware though and is defending well.

Luzhin isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Lokren stacks Luzhin 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 Lokren!
Luzhin is looking to reverse the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Lokren stands up.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nikolai Luzhin.
I think Luzhin 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 Trevor Gratis scores the fight 46:49
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 48:48
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin is the new welterweight champion!
Nikolai Luzhin decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: EVO 301: Obliteratii vs Baba     
Date:   Feb 24, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jack Jone and Nikolai Luzhin. Jone comes to the cage accompanied by If you smell!. The crowd seem to be enjoying Luzhin's choice of entrance music: The time has come.... Jack Jone has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
29
185 lbs
17 - 8 - 0
181 cm
34
174 lbs
24 - 10 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jack Jone!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jone throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jone misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Jone throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin tries to counter with a clinch but Jone shakes him off and moves away.
Luzhin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Jone throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jone keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Jone throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jone goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Luzhin throws a nice outside leg kick.
Luzhin closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Jone ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
A swing and a miss from Jone.
Luzhin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Jone.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A big left from Luzhin misses.
Jone tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Jone.
Luzhin throws a nice head kick!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin works the jab nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jone.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jone lands a nice shot that snaps Luzhin's head back.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Jone moves out of range.
Luzhin moves in looking to clinch but Jone pushes him off.
Luzhin walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to counter with a clinch but Jone pushes him away.
Jone throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Jone checks it.
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Jone throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jone connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Both fighters circling a little - Luzhin finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Jone misses with a body punch
and Luzhin counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a front kick aimed at Jone's knee but Jone avoids it well.
Jone connects with a single shot there.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jone.
Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.

Luzhin gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin jumps guard but Jone turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Jone blocking some punches.
Jone trying to land knees to the body.
Luzhin blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jone using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Jone lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Jone throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Jone blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Jone landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin swats away the attempt to clinch by Jone.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jone.

Luzhin clinches.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Jone fails to land.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Luzhin.
Jone blocking some punches.
Jone using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin is leaning against Jone and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Jone misses with the head strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jone.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Luzhin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jone's elbow.
Jone misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jone tries to land knees in the clinch but Luzhin avoids the damage to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jone.
Jone blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Luzhin lands a nice uppercut.
Jone swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jone wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Luzhin has him pressed against the cage.
Jone tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jone tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Luzhin avoids it.

Luzhin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Luzhin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Luzhin moves out of range as Jone strikes.
Jone on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jone.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Jone avoids it.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jone scores with a jab to the body.
Jone cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
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 Jack Jone will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Nice shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Jone keeps it at a distance.
Jone misses with a body shot.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Jone blocks the body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jone.
Jone swats away the attempt to clinch by Luzhin.
Good leg kick by Jone there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Jone.
Jone swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Jone throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jone scores with a shot to the body.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
The fighters circling - Jone throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin swings for the body but Jone moves out of range.
Jone feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Luzhin's calf.
Jone throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jone lands a nice shot to the body.
Jone throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jone takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin thows a leg kick but Jone checks it
and Jone counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Jone's shoulder, as Jone tries to avoid the shot.
Jone is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jone tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Jone.
Jone attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jone ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin motions for Jone to come forward. Luzhin throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Jone walks into a stiff left hand from Luzhin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a good cross that connects.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Jone's front leg but catches the back leg as Jone tries to avoid it.
Jone fails in his attempt to clinch.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Jone jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Jone is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Nice defenses there by Jone.
Jone takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jone ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jone lands a right hook to the body.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.
Jone keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jone misses with a body shot

and Luzhin counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin scores with a shoulder strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin landing knees to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Jone's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jone waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Jone feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Luzhin throws a nice inside leg kick.
Luzhin lands with a nice combination. Jone backs away looking to recover.
Luzhin throws a nice looking combination but Jone bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jone scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Luzhin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jone.
Luzhin moves out of range of the leg kick from Jone.
Jone throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The crowd cheers as Luzhin lands an impressive looking overhand right. Jone doesn't seem phased though.
Jone slips a jab from Luzhin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone misses with a hook.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Jone keeps it at a distance.
A little feinted left hand from Jone on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luzhin pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jone is out of range and Luzhin settles back down.
Jone is looking to counter punch.
Luzhin goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Jone's calf.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Jone.
Luzhin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Luzhin pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jone is out of range and Luzhin settles back down.
Jone fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Jone moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Jone scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Luzhin lands a high kick!
Luzhin slips under a jab from Jone.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


A jab from Jone misses.
Jone pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Luzhin throws the left hand but Jone avoids the punch easily.
Jone wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Jone ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Jone tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Jone.
Jone takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jone throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
As Luzhin backs away, Jone returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jone checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jone throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice shot lands for Jone.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Jone throws a quick counter kick to the body but Luzhin avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Jone with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jone throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin scoring well with a low kick there.
Jone takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Jone checks a leg kick nicely.
Jone is looking to counter punch.
Jone throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Jone goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Luzhin utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Luzhin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin blocks a body shot from Jone.
A short body shot lands from Luzhin as the two fighters clinch.
Jone misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin scores with a shoulder strike.
Luzhin avoiding damage as Jone throws knees to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Jone.
Jone is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Luzhin is defending well for now.
Jone missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin working aggressively here.

Luzhin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Luzhin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jone misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jone moves away.
Luzhin lands the left hand.
Jone dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jone slips a jab and a cross from Luzhin.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Jone throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Luzhin on the side of the head.
Jone misses with a kick to the body.
Jone misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a straight right hand.
Jone throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jone. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jone sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin looks to land a combination. Jone sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Jone takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin checks the leg kick nicely there.
Luzhin catches Jone with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good work by Jone as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin throws the kick towards the body but Jone avoids it.
Jone looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Jone throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Jone throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Jone throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Jone avoids it.
The fighters circling - Jone throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jone lands a nice hook to Luzhin's body. Luzhin takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Nice uppercut there from Luzhin.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Jone.
Jone rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Luzhin counter with a right hand.
The fighters circling - Luzhin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jone tried to counter with a leg kick but Luzhin avoided it.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Jone sees coming a mile off.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:30
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

A less than humble Nikolai Luzhin 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: EVO 290: Hawkins vs Dunas     
Date:   Jan 11, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Hunt and Nikolai Luzhin. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Phol Hunt has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

181 cm
34
180 lbs
34 - 10 - 0
181 cm
34
174 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Hunt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Daniel Bishop and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A good leg kick by Luzhin.
Luzhin's coach down at Heavy Metal was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Luzhin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Hunt throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Luzhin counters with a left to the body.
Luzhin is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin swats away the attempt to clinch by Hunt.
Luzhin keeps the fight on the outside.
Luzhin misses with a low kick as Hunt jumps back.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Hunt scores with a nice strike.
Hunt throws a lazy uppercut
and Luzhin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hunt.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hunt, right into the meat.
Hunt lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Hunt.
Hunt moves out of range of the strikes.
Good work by Luzhin as he checks the leg kick.
Hunt looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Hunt throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt misses with a looping left.
Luzhin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Hunt saw that one coming.
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a right hook to the body.
Luzhin throws a front kick that sends Hunt stumbling back into the cage.
Hunt scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Hunt takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hunt.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Hunt paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Hunt ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Luzhin lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Hunt looks to land a left hand but Luzhin moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hunt stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hunt on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
Some bone on bone action there as Luzhin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Hunt.
Hunt connects with a solid leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
Hunt throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin misses with a head kick.
Hunt fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.

Hunt moves into the clinch.

Luzhin decides to pull guard.
Hunt not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Luzhin looking for a guillotine here but Hunt defends easily.
Hunt slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Hunt can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Luzhin can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Hunt controls the pace.
Hunt wants to stand but Luzhin is controlling his posture from full guard.
Hunt showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin wants to clinch.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Hunt is having none of it.
Hunt throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Luzhin feints a counter leg kick.
Hunt darts in trying to clinch
and Luzhin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Good standup being displayed there by Hunt as he connects with a hook.
Hunt scores with a nice right hand.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Hunt tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Hunt moves into the clinch successfully.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hunt pivots, looking for a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range and Hunt settles back down.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick from Hunt.
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Hunt sees coming a mile off.
Hunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hunt.
Hunt checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Hunt rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Luzhin counters with a nice leg kick.
Jab by Luzhin.

Luzhin drives through and clinches with Hunt against the cage.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Luzhin up against the cage.
A short right from Luzhin.
A shot in the inside from Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to get back to striking at distance but Hunt won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hunt lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luzhin tries to pull guard but Hunt won't allow it.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Luzhin breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Hunt moves his leg out of the way.
Luzhin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hunt works over Luzhin's head and body with a nice combination.
Luzhin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hunt chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Luzhin can pounce on him.
A low kick from Luzhin is predictable there
and Hunt counters with a good low kick that Luzhin was not able to check.
Luzhin scores with a body shot.
Hunt cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A cross from Luzhin lands.
Luzhin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hunt looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Luzhin cracks Hunt with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hunt tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hunt, right into the meat.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Hunt throws a leg kick but Luzhin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hunt sets himself, and Luzhin steps forward looking for the clinch! Hunt avoids it this time.

Luzhin clinches.
Luzhin prevents a body shot from Hunt.
Hunt is trying to maintain a safe position but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns Hunt into the cage.
Hunt prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
I was talking to Hunt's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Hunt lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A right hook to the body lands for Hunt.
Luzhin lands a knee to the body.
Hunt lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Luzhin.

Hunt breaks from the clinch.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hunt checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Hunt throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Hunt throws a leg kick
and Luzhin counters with a one-two to the body.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin scores with a shot to the body.
Hunt blocks the body kick.
Hunt fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hunt can pounce on him.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hunt was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
The crowd cheers as Luzhin lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hunt doesn't seem phased though.
Luzhin scores with a leg kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hunt, as that shot connected.

Hunt moves into range and clinches up with Luzhin.

Hunt manages to break the clinch.

Luzhin has closed the distance and engaged Hunt in a clinch.

Luzhin breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin throws a head kick that Hunt semi-blocks.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Hunt gets a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Luzhin fails to land.
Hunt lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Luzhin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hunt tries to stall but Luzhin uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Luzhin throws a head punch that misses.
Luzhin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hunt's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hunt blocking some punches.
Luzhin scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hunt leaning against his opponent.
Hunt goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hunt fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Hunt avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Hunt is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Hunt on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Hunt scores with a shot to the side of Luzhin's head.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hunt tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin 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!


Luzhin scores with a jab to the head.
Hunt has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Hunt thows a leg kick but Luzhin checks it
and Luzhin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hunt throws a leg kick which misses Luzhin's front leg but catches the back leg as Luzhin tries to avoid it.
Luzhin tries to move into range but Hunt moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A low kick from Hunt misses

and Luzhin counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Luzhin.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hunt scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hunt lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Hunt prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hunt is looking to control Luzhin's arms but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hunt has his back to the cage.
Hunt digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin working hard to break the clinch.
Luzhin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hunt backwards.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hunt content to slow the pace in the clinch.

Hunt manages to break the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt walks into a jab.
Hunt throws a head kick but Luzhin moves out of range.
Hunt tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hunt ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hunt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Hunt.
Hunt throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hunt misses with a body shot.
Hunt tries to move into range but Luzhin moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Hunt cracks Luzhin with a right hand to the side of the head.
A punch lands to the side of Luzhin 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Luzhin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin cracks a nice hook into Hunt's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a swing at Hunt's ribcage but misses.
Hunt attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin scores with the left hand. Hunt knows he should have avoided that one.
Hunt jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hunt.
Hunt throws the kick towards the body but Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin circles away from the clinch attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hunt. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hunt misses with a looping right.
Hunt throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
That kick from Luzhin tenderised Hunt's leg. Hunt is trying to keep his angry face on.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Hunt fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Luzhin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A head kick from Luzhin lands but Hunt takes it in his stride.
Hunt pivots, looking for a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range and Hunt settles back down.
Luzhin has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Luzhin there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hunt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Luzhin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Hunt throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin tests Hunt's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hunt stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Luzhin.
Hunt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hunt fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Hunt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hunt has time to react.
Hunt throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Hunt moves out of range.
Hunt misses with a looping right.

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!
Luzhin lands an overhand right.

Luzhin forces Hunt back against the cage and clinches.
Luzhin scores with a hook to the body.
Hunt misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Luzhin scores with a nice short uppercut.
Luzhin scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice left hand lands by Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Hunt avoids the damage to the body.
Hunt blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

Luzhin breaks the clinch.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Hunt blocking some punches.
Hunt lands a shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Hunt sees coming a mile off.
Hunt fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Hunt keeps it at a distance.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hunt tries to close the distance and clinch but Luzhin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hunt misses the jab.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hunt.
Luzhin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Luzhin lands with a kick to the temple. Hunt shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Luzhin moves out of range as Hunt throws a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt looks for the body kick but Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hunt's sensitive parts.
Luzhin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Hunt closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Hunt taking a breather.
Luzhin working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Hunt lands a left hand that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Luzhin.

Luzhin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hunt fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Luzhin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Hunt checks a leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Hunt. That snapped Luzhin's head back.
Hunt slips a jab and a cross from Luzhin.
Luzhin scoring well with a low kick there.
Hunt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Hunt lands a nice looking body kick.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hunt was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Hunt tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Luzhin is able to avoid easily.
Luzhin fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nice shot lands for Luzhin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin lunges at Hunt with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hunt's hand.
Luzhin throws a shot to the body.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Hunt.
Luzhin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hunt circles away quickly and effectively.
Hunt uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Luzhin slips a jab from Hunt.
Hunt throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hunt looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hunt.
A little feinted left hand from Hunt on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hunt throws a chopping leg kick but Luzhin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Good standup being displayed there by Hunt as he connects with a hook.
Luzhin thumps Hunt with a low kick.
Hunt takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Luzhin tried to score with a low kick but Hunt checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin wants to slow Hunt down by chopping away at his legs.
Hunt cracks Luzhin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A leg kick checked by Hunt.
Hunt throws a leg kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Luzhin. Hunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin is looking to clinch.
Hunt scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hunt misses with a kick to the body.
Hunt fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Luzhin on the side of the head.
Hunt tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Luzhin is able to avoid easily.
Luzhin moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Hunt lands a slapping body shot.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Hunt's front leg but catches the back leg as Hunt tries to avoid it.
Luzhin moves out of range as Hunt strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hunt.
Luzhin lands a head shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Luzhin.
Hunt tries to clinch but Luzhin is having none of it.
Hunt uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hunt has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hunt throws out the jab.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Luzhin 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.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Hunt moves out of range easily.
Hunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A bone on bone clash there as Hunt blocks the leg kick.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Hunt.
Luzhin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hunt thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hunt moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a head kick that Hunt semi-blocks.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Hunt moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Luzhin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A chopping leg kick lands by Hunt.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Luzhin lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hunt will feel that in the morning.
Luzhin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hunt throws a leg kick
and Luzhin counters with a good low kick that Hunt was not able to check.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Hunt keeps the fight on the outside.
Hunt looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hunt looks for the body kick but Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin tries to counter with a clinch but Hunt shakes him off and moves away.
Hunt scores with a kick to the body.
A shot to the liver by Hunt. Beautiful body shot.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hunt has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hunt missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin scores with a hook.
Hunt throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Luzhin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Hunt counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A nice leg kick lands there from Luzhin.
Hunt keeps the fight on the outside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice cross by Hunt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hunt takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Luzhin gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Hunt lands with a right to the head.
Hunt working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A left hand lands to the body for Hunt.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin tries to pull guard but Hunt holds him up against the cage and eventually Luzhin drops back down to his feet.
Hunt swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hunt misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Luzhin managing to block the knees to the body from Hunt.

Hunt breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A big left from Luzhin misses.
Phol Hunt has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Luzhin misses with a left hand
and Hunt counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Luzhin gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hunt.
Luzhin checks the leg kick.
Luzhin throws a counter combo.
Hunt throws a hook but Luzhin blocks it.
Nice uppercut lands for Luzhin. That snapped Hunt's head back.
Luzhin lands a jab to the nose.
A shot to the body from Hunt misses
and Luzhin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Hunt's front leg but catches the back leg as Hunt tries to avoid it.
Luzhin connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin scores with a decent looking hook.
Hunt misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin lands with an uppercut that bounces Hunt off the cage and back into range.
Hunt fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Luzhin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hunt throws a leg kick but Luzhin checks it.
Both fighters circling a little - Luzhin finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Luzhin thumps Hunt with a low kick.
Hunt throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A jab from Luzhin does it's job there.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Hunt throws a leg kick that is checked
and Luzhin counters with a slapping leg kick.
Luzhin blocks a jab.
Luzhin scores with a nice strike.
Luzhin swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hunt.
Luzhin connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Luzhin clinches with his opponent.
Hunt tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hunt landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Luzhin is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Hunt tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Hunt pushes Luzhin back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nikolai Luzhin.
Well Luzhin has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 45:50
Judge William Gold scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolai Luzhin!

Nikolai Luzhin decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
Phol Hunt was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
79%

 

Event: Ascension 1126     
Date:   Nov 26, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Dean Duggan and Nikolai Luzhin. Duggan comes to the cage accompanied by The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
34
169 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
181 cm
33
174 lbs
23 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

King of Clothes
Spartan Nutrition

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Dean Duggan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin dips to his left and cracks Duggan with an uppercut!

It looks like Dean Duggan has been cut.
Duggan looks to land a left hand but Luzhin moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin fails to land with a series of punches.
Luzhin looks to throw a body kick
and Duggan counters with a three punch combo that has Luzhin backing up. Luzhin nods at Duggan to acknowledge the strikes.
A chopping leg kick lands by Duggan.
A bone on bone clash there as Luzhin blocks the leg kick.
Duggan moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Duggan throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Duggan.
Duggan has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Duggan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Duggan thows a leg kick but Luzhin checks it
and Luzhin counters with a body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Duggan on the side of the head.
Good work by Luzhin as he checks the leg kick.
Luzhin flicks out a counter leg kick but Duggan steps away.
Luzhin throws a combination that misses
and Duggan counters with a low kick, right behind Luzhin 's knee.
Luzhin checks the leg kick.
Duggan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Duggan 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.
Duggan throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Luzhin lands an overhand right.
Duggan ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin is looking to chop away at Duggan's legs.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Duggan.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Duggan throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Duggan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Luzhins jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Duggan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Duggan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Duggan connects with a body shot.
Luzhin gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Duggan.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Duggan moves out of range.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Duggan.
Luzhin throws out a counter right but Duggan avoids it with no problem.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Duggan blocks the body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Luzhin.
Duggan lands a jab-cross combination.
Luzhin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Luzhin throws a right hand that misses
and Duggan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Luzhin thinking.
Duggan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Duggan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Nice uppercut lands for Luzhin. That snapped Duggan's head back.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Duggan moves out of range easily.
Duggan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin walks into a jab.
Duggan looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Luzhin connects with a right hand. Duggan shakes it off.
Duggan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luzhin takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Duggan swinging wildly here.
Luzhin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

Duggan has taken the fight to the clinch.
Duggan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Duggan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Duggan throws a head punch that misses.
Nice body punch from Duggan.
Duggan misses with a punch to the body.
Duggan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Luzhins head.
Duggan looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Duggan has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Duggan tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Duggan misses with the head strike.
Duggan lands a left hand.
A nice left hand lands by Duggan.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Duggan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Duggan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Duggan manages to break 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!
Luzhin throws a nice inside leg kick.
Duggan scores with a jab.
Duggan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Duggan connects with a leg kick. Luzhin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Duggan.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Duggan punishes Luzhin's body with a nice straight punch.
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Duggan counters with a straight right hand.
Duggan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Duggan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Duggan moves into range and connects with a jab.
Duggan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin cracks Duggan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A telegraphed right hand from Duggan misses the target.
Luzhin lands with a straight right. Duggan didn't see that one coming.
Good shot there by Luzhin.
Duggan takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
Luzhin jabs Duggan right on the nose. Duggan blinks but takes it well.
Duggan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Luzhin scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Duggan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Duggan.
Duggan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Luzhin thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Duggan if he has to take too many more of those.
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!
Duggan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Luzhin walks into a left hand.
Luzhin throws a right hand that misses
and Duggan counters with a good low kick that Luzhin was not able to check.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Duggan is looking to counter punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Duggan slips the punch.
Luzhin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Duggan tries to move into range but Luzhin moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Duggan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Luzhin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Duggan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Luzhin can do to turn this around?
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Duggan's calf.
Luzhin bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Duggan's head backwards.
Duggan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Luzhin, as that shot connected.
Luzhin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Duggan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Luzhin. Luzhin obviously looking to wear him down.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Duggan looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin wants to counter the offense by Duggan and move into the clinch position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin looks to throw a body kick
enabling Duggan to counter with a crisp jab.
Duggan moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
A shot to the body from Luzhin misses
and Duggan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Luzhin misses with a hook
and Duggan counters with a nice low kick that buckles Luzhin's knee momentarily.
Luzhin moves out of range as Duggan strikes.
Duggan takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Duggan throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Duggan can pounce on him.
Duggan moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin clobbers Duggan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin clobbers Duggan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Duggan cracks the inside of Luzhin's front leg.
Duggan takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Duggan connects with the punch.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Duggan slaps the foot to one side.
Luzhin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Luzhin stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Duggan connects with a solid leg kick.
Duggan connects with a single shot there.
Duggan lands a nice looking body kick.
Duggan looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Duggan feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A quick step to the side and Duggan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Duggan blocks a low kick nicely.
Duggan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Duggan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Duggan keeps it at a distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Duggan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Duggan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Luzhin misses with a right hand
and Duggan counters with a stiff right hand.
Duggan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A slapping leg kick lands for Duggan.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Duggan checks it.
Duggan lands with a hook. Luzhin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Duggan scores with a leg kick.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Duggan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Dean Duggan is winning the standup battle so far.
Duggan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Duggan throws the left hand but Luzhin avoids the punch easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin wants to clinch up but Duggan keeps it at a distance.
Duggan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin digs a good body shot into Duggan's ribs.
Luzhin slips a jab and a cross from Duggan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Dean Duggan's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Luzhin connects with an inside leg kick.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut
and Duggan counters with a series of strikes. Luzhin will be more careful next time no doubt.
Duggan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Duggan throwing a counter right hand but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin looks to land a combination but Duggan avoids it well.
A little feinted left hand from Duggan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Duggan moved out of range nicely.
Duggan checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Luzhin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Luzhin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Duggan.
Some bone on bone action there as Duggan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A jab lands there for Luzhin.
A slow jab from Duggan misses its intended target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Luzhin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Luzhin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Duggan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
A head kick by Luzhin misses
and Duggan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin moves to clinch but Duggan breaks away
and Duggan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Duggan moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Duggan avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Duggan thumps Luzhin with a low kick.
Luzhin swings for the body but Duggan moves out of range.
Duggan will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Duggan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Duggan scores with a jab. Luzhin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Duggan moves out of range of the body kick.
It looked like Duggan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Duggan clinches with his opponent.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Duggan blocking some punches.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Duggan has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duggan tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Duggan avoids the damage to the body.
Duggan tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Duggan back against the cage.
A short uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Duggans head.
Duggan lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Duggan misses with the head strike.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Duggan avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Duggan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Duggan blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
A left hand lands to the body for Luzhin.
Duggan lands a body punch in the clinch.
Duggan lands a nice uppercut.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Duggan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a jab when Duggan was well out of range.
Duggan avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Duggan scores with a nice right hand.
Duggan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Luzhin's hands.
Luzhin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Duggan counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Good leg kick by Luzhin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Duggan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Duggan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a series of wild punches.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Duggan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Duggan throws an overhand right that lands on Luzhin's shoulder, as Luzhin tries to avoid the shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Duggan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Duggan avoids a punch combination nicely.
Luzhin tries to clinch up.
Duggan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Luzhin lands a glancing blow to the side of Duggan's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Duggan's shoulder, as Duggan tries to avoid the shot.
Duggan appears to be looking for a big counter.
Duggan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Luzhin tries to bum rush Duggan with a series of wild strikes but Duggan uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Duggan is looking to counter punch.
Duggan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Luzhin is looking to chop away at Duggan's legs.
Duggan throwing a counter right hand but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
Luzhin thows a leg kick but Duggan checks it
and Duggan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Duggan looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin wants to counter with a clinch but Duggan pushes him away.
Duggan lands a head shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin checks a leg kick nicely.
Luzhin lands a nice looking body kick.
Duggan misses with an uppercut.
Duggan scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin fakes the leg kick and cracks Duggan in the body.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Duggan moved away.
Luzhin throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Duggan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Duggan has time to react.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin swings widly with a right hand
and Duggan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Duggan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Duggan looks to score with a jab to the body but Luzhin is just out of range.
Duggan ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin moves away from the strike by Duggan.
Duggan misses with an attempted mid kick.

Duggan closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Duggan takes a knee to the side of the body.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Duggan.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Duggan avoids it.
Duggan misses with the head strike.
Duggan scores with a shot to the side of Luzhin's head.
Duggan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin takes a shot to the head.

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!
Duggan has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
Duggan misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Duggan struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Duggan softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Duggan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Luzhin misses the body punch
and Duggan counters with a nice kick to the body.
Duggan is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Luzhin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Luzhin looks to land a combination but Duggan avoids it well.
Duggan throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Luzhin moves out of range as Duggan throws a body kick.
Luzhin misses with a hook
and Duggan counters with a straight right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Duggan has closed the distance and engaged Luzhin in a clinch.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Duggan avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Duggan scores with a nice hook to the head.
Luzhin is trying to pull guard but Duggan turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Duggan can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.

Duggan's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Duggan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Duggan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Duggan counters with a head kick. That will keep Luzhin thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Luzhin blocks a low kick nicely.
Luzhin scores with a nice body kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Luzhin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Duggan swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Duggan avoids it.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Duggan blocks it.
Luzhin lands with a right to the head.
Duggan misses with a hook to the ribs.
Duggan struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Duggan's ribcage.
Luzhin lands a shot to the body.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Duggan is blocking nicely.
Duggan lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
A short left from Luzhin.
Luzhin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Duggan.
A short right from Duggan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Duggan tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.
Duggan misses with a hook. Luzhin ducked under it nicely.
Duggan moves out of range of the strikes.
Duggan throws a hook to the side of Luzhin's head but Luzhin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Duggan sets himself, and Luzhin steps forward looking for the clinch! Duggan avoids it this time.
Duggan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Duggan ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin fails to land with a series of punches.
Luzhin misses with a two punch combination.
Luzhin misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Duggan throws out the jab.
Luzhin with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin swings widly with a right hand
enabling Duggan to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Luzhin misses with a straight left.

Luzhin pushes Duggan up against the cage in a clinch.
Luzhin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Duggan breaks from the clinch.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Duggan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Duggan moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a quick inside leg kick.
Duggan scoring well with a low kick there.
Luzhin lunges at Duggan with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Duggan's hand.

Duggan closes the distance and pushes Luzhin back into the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Duggan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duggan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Duggan is defending well for now.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Duggan fails to land.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
Nikolai Luzhin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Duggan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.

Duggan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Luzhin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Luzhin misses with the body kick
and Duggan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Duggan throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Duggan looks to land a combination but Luzhin avoids it well.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Duggan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Duggan takes one on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Duggan was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin looks to throw a body kick
and Duggan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Duggan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Duggan moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
Duggan throws a shot from downtown. Luzhin moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin misses with a jab to the body
letting Duggan counter with a right hand.
Luzhin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Luzhin gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Duggan.
Luzhin misses with a jab to the body
and Duggan counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin tries to clinch but Duggan moves away
and Duggan counters with a stiff right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Luzhin misses with the combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick there by Luzhin.
Duggan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Luzhin.
Duggan will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Luzhin misses with a body punch
and Duggan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Duggan scores with a jab to the jaw.
Duggan throws a nice outside leg kick.
A head kick from Luzhin lands but Duggan takes it in his stride.
Luzhin misses with a leg kick.
Duggan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Duggan lands with an uppercut that bounces Luzhin off the cage and back into range.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin thows a left - swing and a miss!

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Dean Duggan.
Well Duggan has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dean Duggan!

A victorious Dean Duggan 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: EVO 275: Monster     
Date:   Oct 29, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Pony Mclovin. Luzhin comes to the cage accompanied by The time has come.... Mclovin comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Redbone- Come And Get Your Love kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
33
174 lbs
22 - 9 - 1
183 cm
29
179 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
King of Fists

King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pony Mclovin!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Glass and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mclovin blocks the body kick.
Mclovin lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Mclovin moves out of range easily.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
A little jabbing left from Mclovin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luzhin throws a head kick that half lands.
Luzhin lands with an overhand left.
Luzhin sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Mclovin throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
A left lands for Mclovin.
Luzhin takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Luzhin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Luzhin throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Mclovin.
It seemed like Mclovin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Luzhin lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Mclovin moves out of range as Luzhin throws a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Mclovin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin throws a counter high kick but Mclovin was just alert enough to avoid it.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mclovin misses with a series of wild punches.
Luzhin tries to close the distance and clinch up but Mclovin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Luzhin scores with a decent looking hook.
Luzhin wants to clinch.
Mclovin misses with a straight right.
Mclovin swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin lunges at Mclovin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mclovin's hand.
Luzhin moves in looking to clinch but Mclovin pushes him off.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Mclovin lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Luzhin misses with a leg kick
and Mclovin counters with a nice uppercut.
Mclovin on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right-left combo lands from Luzhin.

Mclovin is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Luzhin moves forwards but Mclovin connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mclovin is still on wobbly legs! Can Luzhin finish him?
Mclovin has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Mclovin swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Mclovin seems to have recovered his senses.
Mclovin looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Luzhin moves into range and connects with a jab.
A clash of legs there as Luzhin blocks the low kick.
Mclovin cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Luzhin dodges the punch combination from Mclovin.

Luzhin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Mclovin, pushing him back against the cage.
Luzhin misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin lands an uppercut.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Mclovin.
Luzhin managing to block the knees to the body from Mclovin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin pulls guard.
Luzhin being controlled here, momentarily.
Luzhin controls Mclovin momentarily but Mclovin frees himself.

Mclovin avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Mclovin controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Luzhin trying to keep a closed guard but Mclovin is proving a slippery customer.
Luzhin looking to control but Mclovin passes into half guard.
Luzhin wants to get back to full guard.
Luzhin trying to control here.
Mclovin content to control rather than advance.
Luzhin wants to get back to full guard.
Mclovin trying to control the pace.
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 Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Luzhin takes a jab right on the kisser.
Luzhin clobbers Mclovin with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Mclovin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Mclovin's front leg but catches the back leg as Mclovin tries to avoid it.
Luzhin doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Mclovin jabs Luzhin right on the nose. Luzhin blinks but takes it well.
Mclovin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin looks to land a right hand but Mclovin moved out of range.
Mclovin looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mclovin throws a lazy head kick

and Luzhin counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Luzhin.
Mclovin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Mclovin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mclovin avoids it.
Mclovin misses with a knee strike.
Mclovin wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Luzhin misses with a hook from the clinch.

Luzhin has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interestin